We had an excellent experience attending John Mullin sensei’s Seminar that was held at JKD this past weekend.
He covered many fundamentals and clarified many techniques within the Heian katas.
One of the best learning opportunities we’ve had since joining the WTKO.
He has certainly mastered the skill of being able to break down each and every movement with simple explanation as well as application of the technique, that allows every belt level to learn significantly.
He also spoke about when you’re training with your partner, it’s about helping each other and making sure your partner is having an ‘experience’ that will make their karate better. As well as the need to clarify with your partner what you need from them…as in speed and intensity, its not a competition between partners. Work with each other to help each other progress.
It truly was a privilege to get to train with him.
More information about Mullin sensei:
Sensei Mullin began his karate training in1960. He was a member of the JKA/ITKF US National Team for 5 years, from 1980 through 1984, and a former US Open National Champion. In 1985, while living and training in Japan, he won the All Styles Karate Championship in Yokohama. In 1994 he was recognized as “Instructor of The Year” by The Karate Voice a national karate publication. In 2002 he won the JSKA World Championship, in Germany, veterans kata division.
He is a member of the faculty of the Karate Instructor Certificate Program at Long Island University, New York. He is also a contributing author in Karate Martial Art and Sport along with Milorad V. Stricevic, M.D. Associate Dean, School of Health Professions
Sensei Mullin is the Chief Instructor of the JKA Karate Staten Island and was awarded “A” class Certified Instructor in the JKA Shotokan Karate-do America, the governing body for JKA karate in the United States. After a 42 year career in the JKA, Sensei Mullin decided on a new direction; along with a number of senior instructors founded the World Traditional Karate Organization (WTKO). The WTKO successfully held their 1st World Championship in 2001. Sensei Mullin is teacher with the NYC Board of Education, teaching computer technology in a middle school in Brooklyn NY.