Missing Link Martial Arts is an international research community that is now also in Scotland. If you want to be part of it, this is what you can expect:
We merge realism and tradition. A concept of learning and teaching that addresses the Missing Links between traditional martial arts and modern application.
Japanese Karate as the foundation, connecting it to its Chinese roots, making it more versatile and comprehensive. We offer the fusion of internal and external martial arts.
Missing Link is an international community of curious, open minded Karateka who practice ShoShin – the beginner’s mind.
The community doesn’t waste much time on politics, but focuses on learning and teaching instead.
The Missing Link Online Dojo offers regular classes and a growing database of knowledge.
The community offers offline events, seminars, gradings and support.
Researching the knowledge and the depths of martial arts.
Connecting ancient wisdom to the 21st century
We are moving beyond the limits of traditional martial arts by creating an open community, not bound to lineages or styles. We are preserving the advantages of deeply rooted traditional knowledge, not going for a combat-only or competitive approach.
Body and Mind
Our minds are challenged constantly by modern times. Through the lens of reason and logic, we are bombarded by consumerism and endless information that steadily detaches us from our emotions. Physical training can be an effective solution to this problem, provided it is holistic, intelligent and lifelong – and not just about athletic peak performance. Missing Link Martial Arts offers healthy, intelligent and lifelong training of body and mind.
Chinese and Japanese Martial Arts
Japanese Karate is a sophisticated, dynamic, and streamlined physical form of empowerment: it's the Japanese garden of Martial Arts, beautiful and ordered, yet often lacking the depth and versatility of its Chinese Roots. We want to open doors to the intense jungle of realistic combat. Missing Link Martial Arts connects Japanese Karate to its powerful Chinese Roots.
Tradition and Modern applications
The traditional Asian Martial Arts have much to offer with their rich heritage of knowledge and philosophy – a practical approach with ideas derived from Buddhism, Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These arts are of another time however, and certain aspects of these systems no longer apply to our modern age. Missing Link Martial Arts takes traditional wisdom and brings it forward in time with up to date methods of health, fitness, conflict management, de-escalation and self defence.