Grappling and Ground Work Seminar 29th of March 2020




Purchasing this PREPAY event entry will put your name on the door list. You will NOT receive an E-ticket.

Shinkyu Martial Arts Students can pay at class.

Why are grappling and ground fighting essential skills you need to learn?

So if you want to be a more well rounded and practical karate-ka or teach practical karate, a little bit of ground fighting is essential.  The statistic vary but about 40% of street fights end up on the ground, but even if it was half that amount it would indicate that we should spend at least 5-10% of training dealing with ground fighting. And for girls and ladies- when 1-10 women will be raped in their life time and 1 in 4 women will be the victims of physical domestic violence ground fighting is one of the important thing girls should learn.

When it comes to grappling we all know that the old masters chose to record karate in kata as not just punches and kicks. Iain Abernethy wrote:

“The kata are a collection of karate’s most brutal and effective fighting techniques, including not only the commonly practised kicks and punches, but also neck cranks, throws, chokes, strangles, joint locks/dislocations, takedowns and many other grappling techniques now completely absent from the bulk of karate training. Many of the older texts on karate give advice on grappling, Gichin Funakoshi’s Karate-Do Kyohan and the Bubishi to name but two, and yet today the skills of locking, throwing etc. are left on the sidelines making the karate of today incomplete when it comes down to all-out combat situations.”

Whether you a convert to holistic nature of karate wanting learn more and sharpen skills OR new to grappling and ground fighting this seminar will have something for you.

This seminar will be taken by Jason Smith, Xavier Curtis and Amandeep Singh Chodha.

Jason Smith – a long standing proponent of practical karate and self-defence. Having trained in MMA and Krav Maga as well as continuing to work on self-defence focused grappling Jason combines the fundamentals of BJJ with dirty ground fighting and the self-defence mindset of getting up and away from assailants.

Xavier Curtis as well as his serious expertise in practical karate, Xavier is an accomplished BJJ practitioner and will be teaching advanced ground work.

Amandeep Singh Chodha after having trained in Judo, MMA and GOJU karate and having just returned from Okinawa, will be focusing on the stand up grappling and the principles of unbalancing opponents.



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