In this episode, I sit down and have a chat with my "first" karate instructor - Mike Judd 5th Dan BCKA. 

I have known Mike nearly 20 years and he is the true definition of a Sensei in my eyes. He has been my guide in life since I entered his dojo for the first time as a 9 year old child.

He shares some insights into his journey from "traditional" karate to applied karate and we also take some side roads to talk about student/teacher loyalty, ippon-kumite, pad-work, influential martial artists & books and many other topics.

For those who want to check out more of Mike's karate, you can visit his website - www.appliedkarate.co.uk

Upcoming Events: -
Iain Abernethy & Leigh Simms Seminar on 25 March 2018 - details can be found here : - https://www.leighsimms.com/upcoming-events

Striking Thoughts Podcast by Leigh Simms - Episode 1 - On Kata - looking at the connection between kata and kumite, purpose of kata and limitations of kata as a training tool for developing fighting skills.


All music in the Striking Thoughts Podcasts is from the album KONTRAST by KVZE.

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