Category: Training

The 2nd Tai Tsuku

The 2nd Tai Tsuku alrea­dy makes hig­her demands on the Kem­po­ka, alt­hough it is still one of the short kata in style. But tho­se who aspi­re to the oran­ge belt […]

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Sai Kata with YouTube

Can you real­ly learn mar­ti­al arts with You­Tube? Hm, actual­ly I have a pret­ty clear opi­ni­on about that: Nope, I can’t. The “real” trai­ning with a trai­ner or tea­cher can’t […]

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The 1st Tai Tsuku

The first Tai Tsuku opens the door to Shao­lin Kem­po, at least accord­ing to my inter­pre­ta­ti­on. In the style I teach the­re are five Tai Tsuku, six Sifat (which are […]

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Officially recognized in Japan

“I can­not gra­dua­te hig­her than my sen­sei.” When it comes to his princi­ples, Olaf Bock is very con­sis­tent. And loyal­ty to his tea­cher, his sifu, is abso­lute­ly necessa­ry. “Cor Brug­man […]

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Crunch bones

Pre­pa­ra­ti­on 2nd DAN — the hot pha­se. Man, oh, man, my kne­es hurt. And I’m limp too. Which is pro­bab­ly no won­der, becau­se on the one hand I sim­ply noti­ce […]

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On the journey

On the way, but some­ti­mes besi­de it. Here’s a short update on what’s going on in terms of trai­ning, pro­gress and new expe­ri­en­ces.

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Silat meets Kempo 2.0

What could be bet­ter in the run-up to Christ­mas than to meet up in a cosy atmo­s­phe­re and to slap each other’s arms blue, mal­tre­at joints or let yours­elf be […]

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You stink! — Martial arts and hygiene

How bles­sed are tho­se who are allo­wed to train in a real Asi­an dojo! Woo­den, shiny floors, fra­gran­ces, dis­creet­ly deco­ra­ted walls, venera­ble atmo­s­phe­re … Most of us expe­ri­ence a much […]

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Countdown for the DAN exam

The DAN exam is approa­ching — and slow­ly it is get­ting serious. On May 27th, a pre­pa­ra­ti­on cour­se for the exam is sche­du­led, and on June 20th the actu­al exam […]

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Black coat

A few days ago the black suit, cal­led Gi, was deli­ve­r­ed. Actual­ly I don’t real­ly care which Gi I wear for trai­ning, but in our Kem­po style the black coat […]

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Mister Sempai

The “older stu­dent” is cal­led Sem­pai in Japan and Si-hing in Chi­na. Howe­ver, one should not ima­gi­ne the mea­ning here and the­re as we know it from school in Ger­ma­ny. The­re […]

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