Self Defence Technique #3 – K.I.S Principle of Self Defence

The acronym for the K.I.S.Principle of self defence is Keep It Simple. The bottom line, you want your self defence techniques to be simple, quick and effective. So if you are going to look for martial arts training with self defence as your prime motivation make sure you enrol in a specific course on self defence.

If you take a traditional martial art program with this in mind you are going to be disappointed. The curriculum for most martial arts follows a set standard that starts from step one and progresses to advanced techniques. In a traditional martial arts system you will learn self defence techniques but that will not be the focus. You will perfect your martial arts self defence skills, possibly within a couple of years. More likely you will be considered quite efficient at self defence techniques if you remain very focused within five years of dedicated practice.

When your specific requirement is self defence make sure you join a club with a program that fits your requirements. The difference being, one will focus on the best methods of self defence… to continue reading about the K.I.S Principle – follow the link by clicking here.  K.I.S Principle of Self Defence

Hotton Sensei DVD Instructional Video

For those of you who missed Hotton sensei when he visited Canada for seminars this is your chance to view his awesome technique and learn from the master directly.

2016 Fall European seminars DVD

Covers in depth the lessons
presented in hotton sensei’s 2016 fall european seminar
tour. If you were not able to attend, this dvd presents
hotton sensei’s concepts in his clear and informative
teaching style.

Rick Hotton sensei DVD

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Self Defence Technique No. 2 – Avoidance

Avoidance, when we talk about self defence is really all about common sense and some times we have to teach common sense. Our list of Ten “10” self defence items is not in order of importance. However avoidance is likely on most self defence courses, at the top or very near the top in order of importance.

When we speak about avoidance we are specifically talking about avoiding trouble. That old cliche comes to mind,  if you look for trouble you will find it. The inverse holds true, if you look to avoid trouble, you can generally keep away from it and in so doing stay safe.

Avoidance is not paranoia, it is awareness and the ability to avoid trouble before it occurs….  To continue reading please see our article Self Defence – Avoidance at the following link: Self Defence – Avoidance

Rick Hotton 2016 Fall Seminar

Black Tiger Karate & Self Defence, Dynamic Martial Arts & Chouwa Karate with the grateful sponsorship of “The Marguerite Yanuziello Memorial Scholarship” are pleased to present:

***Karate Seminar with Rick Hotton sensei – *** Saturday & Sunday, October 1st. & 2nd, 2016

Location: Black Tiger Karate Dojo – 2450 Finch Av. W. Unit 4. Toronto, Ontario

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The class size has been restricted to 30 Adults/Youth  and is open to Black through to Blue belt level, adult & youth students. The course is open to all traditional  karate affiliations.

Cost: $80.00 Advance Payment for full 2 Day Seminar, 2 – sessions (Saturday Oct. 1 and Sunday October 2, 2016.)

 

$80.00 Advance Payment for both Saturday & Sunday seminar. Payable online or at the Dojo.

(Note: Early Bird Special Pricing Ends August 31st.  or when maximum 30 tickets sold.)

Individual Session – Tickets: $45.00 either Saturday Oct. 1 or Sunday Oct. 2, 2016.

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Session I,  Saturday Oct. 1 st. 11:00am – 3:00pm  Doors open 10:30 am

Session II, Sunday    Oct. 2nd. 11:00am – 3:00pm Doors open 10:30 am

Rick Hotton Sensei started training in 1970 at the West Wind Dojo in Florida. In 1976 he inherited the dojo and since then has remained its instructor. Originally a member of the USKA, Rick Sensei moved to Richard Kim’s group in 1989 and since that time has endeavoured to train and learn from as many instructors as possible. He is also a long time student of Matsugi Saotome, who is considered to be one of the best Aikido masters in the world today. For the past three years Rick Sensei has been the NSKF representative in North America under the guidance of Pemba Tamang Sensei, who was the first foreigner ever to do the JKA instructors’ course.

Sensei Hotton is a refined technician and an innovative instructor who has a rare mixture of pure form infused with deep-rooted creativity. He has successfully blended his extensive experience in both Karate and Aikido into a truly unique approach. While his technique and his power is clearly impressive, he couples it with sincere and humble teaching, communicating at a high-level in clear and thoughtful ways.

“My way is not the only way. I was always told by my own Sensei’ to go ‘steal’ a little bit that you like from everyone who you train with, so please treat this like a buffet and take what you like from it and discard that which you don’t.”  Rick Hotton 5th Dan Shotokan

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Self Defence – Lesson No.1

Lack of awareness is the number one reason for assault. As it turns out, about one in 10 property crimes occur in parking lots or underground garages. If you look at the statistics, roughly 80 percent of the criminal acts at shopping centres, strip malls, universities  and business offices occur in the parking lot of these facilities.

What self defence techniques can you use to protect yourself and your family from becoming a victim? This is the part where you are getting ready for me to sell you on the benefits of karate. Of course I think it would be great for you to take five years of martial arts training to enable you to fend off just about any would be attacker.

This however is the free lesson that is going to teach you the number one self defence technique that should be common sense. Awareness!

How many times have you seen a young person, male or female walking at night absorbed in a cell phone conversation? Or even worse, headphones and some type of MP player blasting music into their heads, they have completely blanked out the world. And not necessarily young people, I’ve seen many people of all ages totally unaware of their surroundings. They are living dangerously.

Check our page on self defence techniques Self Defence, we have listed 10 of the most basic ones. For the continuation of this article please visit our: Self Defence – Awareness.

 

 

New Year – New Promo

Happy New Year 2016

As a special offer to new members, 12 years of age and under, we are offering a free karate uniform (dogi)  – with your registration for quarterly, semi-annual or annual memberships.

***This offer has been extended for a limited time, so get on board, start training now. It will be the best move you can make.***

 

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Holiday Special 2016

Black Tiger Karate & Self Defence “Holiday” Special 2016:

(Special Offer Available Up To January 30, 2016)

As a special offer to new members, 12 years of age and under, we are offering a free karate uniform (dogi) and free sparring protective equipment, kicks, (foot gear) and chops (mitts) – with your registration for quarterly, semi-annual or annual memberships.

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Focus & Discipline

This offer is available for a short time so call us: (416)749-6183, or contact us: “info@blacktigerkarate.ca” to register and get your child or children involved.

Note: special price for families of two or more, enrolled at same time.

 Offer Available until January 30th, 2016.

Mention our **Holiday Special** offer when registering.

Contact us now to register your child: (416)749-6183 E-Mail: info@blacktigerkarate.ca

*** Register Now to Take Advantage of this Special Offer.***
 “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”  Buddha