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Seamus O'Dowd

Seamus O'Dowd

Seamus O’Dowd (6th Dan SKIF) has been a student of Martial Arts for thirty years, and has trained with many of the top instructors of Shotokan Karate in the world. He is an occasional contributor to a number of Martial Arts magazines, and produced a number of DVDs, including one entitled “Kanazawa No Bo” with the legendary Kanazawa Hirokazu Sensei. He also regularly travels to many countries to teach karate, tai chi and bo-jutsu.

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I was asked in an interview recently what makes a good instructor. I wasn't sure exactly what to say at first, but then I thought about all the best instructors that I have trained with over the years, and they all have one thing in common. They are all great communicators.

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This week we mark the passing of yet another very senior karate Instructor and Pioneer: Sensei Henri Plee of France.

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I started wondering recently why so few of the people I know who study karate also study tai chi. After mulling it over in my head for a few days, I decided to ask a friend who shall remain nameless (Garry), because he also studies both. "Because we are freaks", was his immediate reply. Oh great - wisdom and enlightenment as usual. I don't know why I bother...

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