We have used John for a number of years for self protection training as part of our L6th Life Skills days. Different training is offered to boys and girls, reflecting John’s philosophy that such training should be focused and relevant. Feedback from all the students has been very positive, especially from the girls who have appreciated the common sense advice regarding threats and threat avoidance. His two hour sessions have invariably been deemed ‘too short’ by participants and we will continue to make use of Archilochus’ training as a crucial element of our Life Skills provision.
I’ve had some really good feedback today from staff. Two members of staff contacted me directly to say how good it was and how much their students enjoyed it, and are still talking about it today. These are some quotes from their emails:
They came back absolutely buzzing in the morning
He pitched it absolutely right for our students with the language he used, and the examples he gave we could all relate to too.
One student remarked,” it didn’t feel like an hour and a half, it felt like ten minutes!
If you’re looking for practical applications to your kata John Titchen is a great teacher, his mix of traditional kata, his own flow system and the use of body mechanics leads to an insightful use of techniques. The club is very welcoming and everyone there is very friendly. I always look forward to training there when I can.
Sensei John was fantastic as an instructor and as a person. His teaching method was structured and pleasant and kept all of us involved and interested throughout.
If you want to make your Karate a practical tool for self defence then look no further. John has a wealth of knowledge on his subject, and is open and friendly in his approach and you will learn skills that will stand you in good stead should you ever need them (plus, it’s just plain good fun!).
My second simday, another enjoyable and rewarding day. It reassured many aspects of my training under pressure. It also showed some weaknesses and areas to concentrate on. Again loads to take away. I highly recommend John Titchen’s Simday, if you want to test what you think you do.