Karate Tournaments Tips And Tricks

Synopsis

Hi my name is Scott Boyd. I am a 6th dan in traditional karate do. I have been awarded the title of Shihan. I have been teaching karate for over 30 years and have compleated at all levels of martial arts tournaments including regional, state, national and international competitions and I was very successful at it.When it comes to competing in martial arts tournaments. I believe there are two types of competitors, firstly those who are naturally sports gifted and seem to do well at any sport they choose and ar natural fighters. The second is like me, those who aren't gifted athletes but do well at their chosen sport because they have a passion for it.Because I'm not a gifted athlete nor am I a natural fighter but I have done extremely well in martial arts competition. I'm here to give you the tips and tricks that I have learned that have helped me excel in martial arts competition.For some, my tips just may be a refresher, to remind them of some of the basics but to others I'm hoping that they will be a valuable resource for helping their martial arts competition dreams come to reality. Not everyone is a natural fighter but with the right guidance I believe anyone can be a great fighter!These are short 90 second tips to help you win a martial arts tournamentIf you like my tips please let me know. I have more to come when I get timeDrop me a note at scott@pollets.com.au or rate me on Itunes

Episodes

  • A Christmas message 2016

    A Christmas message 2016

    21/10/2016 Duration: 03min

    Here is my Christmas message for 2016, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year! As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 75, Releasing your in a mongrel

    Tip 75, Releasing your in a mongrel

    11/09/2016 Duration: 06min

    Today I'm talking about different personality traits and how they affect the way you compete. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 74, Make your movements a little chaotic

    Tip 74, Make your movements a little chaotic

    04/09/2016 Duration: 04min

    When most people set up their sparring posture and start to move whilst facing an opponent quite often the movement is subdued. My suggestion is to make it a tad chaotic this can help hide any footwork that you want to use to set up a technique. Have a listen and I'll try and explain it better. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 73. The Rolling Punch

    Tip 73. The Rolling Punch

    24/07/2016 Duration: 03min

    The Rolling punch or should I say my Rolling punch, this technique is a reasonably simple one in its nature however to deliver it properly is a little bit harder. The biggest bonus of this technique is its intimidation factor and its demoralising strike. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 72. Dealing with losing and defeat.

    Tip 72. Dealing with losing and defeat.

    09/07/2016 Duration: 14min

    If there is one thing that every competitor has to deal with is defeat. This is the case with every sport and really everything in life. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to win at every endeavour that you ever try ? This could be a really good thing or it can be really bad. Today I'm going to talk about the positive side of winning and losing and the negative side of winning and losing. (Yes there is a negative side to winning!) As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 71, Hanshi Pat McKeans top 6

    Tip 71, Hanshi Pat McKean's top 6

    12/06/2016 Duration: 14min

    Interview With Hanshi Pat Mckean Bio; Hanshi Pat McKean is regarded as one of Australia’s leading martial artists and truly a master instructor. Hanshi McKean is the founder and chief instructor of U.K.B. Kenkokan Martial Arts. He is a Hanshi Jūdan (10th Dan) and one of the pioneers of karate in Australia. Bom in 1950 in India, Hanshi Pat McKean has been training karate continuously from the age of 4. He has been teaching karate in Australia since 1970. Hanshi McKean is a Vietnam Veteran and served with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Infantry in Vietnam in 1970 – 1971. He was the Outstanding Soldier of the Year in 1970. Hanshi McKean has competed in state, national and international competition. He is a fully accredited NSW Department of Sport & Recreation Level 2 Coach, St John’s Ambulance First Aid certified, an International A Grade Referee and is the current National President of the Australian Koshiki Karate-do Federation. Personal strict discipline, good attitude and manners, a healthy diet and

  • Tip 70. Footwork and a late great Muhamed Ali.

    Tip 70. Footwork and a late great Muhamed Ali.

    06/06/2016 Duration: 05min

    It has been a sad loss to hear of the late, great Muhamed Ali's passing. He was famous for many things but one of the things he was most famous for was his footwork. The catch cry was "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee". Let's have a look at this in regards to tournament fighting. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 69, Full switch half switch.

    Tip 69, Full switch half switch.

    27/05/2016 Duration: 07min

    Many times when I see fighters competing they are constantly changing stands from left foot forward to right foot forward, in other words, they're switching stands. There certainly is a time to this and it can be very useful. But consider using a half switch rather than a full switch or not even switching at all. Today's episode is about when, where and how to switch stance so you don't have a downside on a switch. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 68, Over complicating things.

    Tip 68, Over complicating things.

    21/05/2016 Duration: 04min

    One of the problems when it comes to higher level technique is that some people like to make things more confusing than they need to be. High level technique doesn't have to be confusing As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/

  • Tip 67. The ghost punch!

    Tip 67. The ghost punch!

    14/05/2016 Duration: 04min

    I thought it was about time to explain another tournament fighting at technique. This is called the ghost punch. The basics of the technique is a stance switch followed by a distraction and then a reverse lunge punch. It is cool technique and it appears that punch comes out of nowhere thus the name ghost punch. My New podcast web page is http://karate_tips_and_tricks.libsyn.com/ As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 66, Does competition fighting help in real-life situations?

    Tip 66, Does competition fighting help in real-life situations?

    09/05/2016 Duration: 08min

    Because competition fighting is a totally controlled environment. Many martial artist believe that it doesn't help in real-life scenarios. Anyone that has listened to my podcasts would know my view on this. But I thought it was time to make 100% clear. Iain Abernethy , recently discussed in his podcast the fact that tournament fighting of any type isn't realistic to real-life situations because of the band methods that rules in force. I am inclined to agree with him. However, there are positives to tournament fighting in relation to real-life combat. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 65, should you continue to fight if you get an injury?

    Tip 65, should you continue to fight if you get an injury?

    01/05/2016 Duration: 11min

    Depending on who you talk to will change the answer you get. Some people and groups believe you shouldn't compete with minor injuries gained during the bout. Others believe it is more important than ever to go on. So I thought it was time to give you my view on this subject As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 64, Should we warm up before we compete or train?

    Tip 64, Should we warm up before we compete or train?

    01/05/2016 Duration: 03min

    Well the answer would be an obvious yes! But there's something else that I would like you to consider have a listen and tell me what you think As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 63. What is the best style for competitions?

    Tip 63. What is the best style for competitions?

    17/04/2016 Duration: 09min

    With so many different competitions and ways of fighting with many and various styles, It can be very difficult to choose a system to follow. Unfortunately, martial arts can be a very ego driven sport. In other words, many people think what they do is better than someone else and their system is always the best and everyone else's systems and styles are rubbish. I don't believe it for a second, so I thought I'd give you my views on just how I think on this subject. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 62, tips for coaches in karate competitions

    Tip 62, tips for coaches in karate competitions

    14/11/2015 Duration: 08min

    When a student completes in martial arts competitions is imperative that someone is in their corner helping them to achieve their goals. This is the coaches job. But sitting on the sidelines screaming out commands is only a part of it. Coaches have other duties as well. Here are my thoughts on it. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 61. Tips for left-handers and how to deal with opposite handed opponents.

    Tip 61. Tips for left-handers and how to deal with opposite handed opponents.

    31/10/2015 Duration: 05min

    Once gain in this tip was inspired by an e-mail I hope you enjoy it As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 60, my favourite five techniques

    Tip 60, my favourite five techniques

    24/10/2015 Duration: 11min

    Today's tip is inspired by an e-mail, and the question was what basic techniques would I teach to my students that are going in martial arts tournaments? Well, today I'm going to give you my favourite five techniques. I use these myself and I teach them. I hope you enjoy. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 59. Making things flow

    Tip 59. Making things flow

    19/09/2015 Duration: 05min

    Today's tip is about getting things to flow better, when we are sparring and fighting the more techniques flow into each other the more effective they will be. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

  • Tip 58. Getting bad advice or training.

    Tip 58. Getting bad advice or training.

    24/08/2015 Duration: 11min

    As anyone goes through their martial arts career you will no doubt get either bad advice or bad training methods taught to you from some instructors. It would be great to say that every teacher knows what they're talking about. Well, unfortunately this is not the case. There are as many training methods and ways to teach as there are teachers and sorting out the rubbish from the gold is no easy task especially when new students are involved. Most martial arts schools usually give a free lesson to try their school out but sometimes you need more than just one lesson the experience good and the bad instructors teach school. I think just about all martial art school work on a hierarchy system, that is to say that rank is the most important thing in most organisations. I don't think this is a bad thing, however, just because a teacher has high belt grading doesn't make them a great teacher. Certainly I high belt grade does represent more knowledge and a perceived level of skill. Over the years in martial arts

  • Tip 57. How not to get sick of training

    Tip 57. How not to get sick of training

    24/07/2015 Duration: 14min

    This is something every student goes through multiple times in their careers. Even I, as high ranking black belt is still go through this problem. Training can get boring, and the more reparative training is the more boring it gets. So today's tip is about how to maintain that passion so you can continue your martial arts career for as long as you want or are able. As always I thrive on your feedback and suggestions if you want to get hold of me sending an e-mail, scott@pollets.com.au, FB, Shihan Scott Boyd

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