Martial Arts

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A forum covering all things martial for all martial artists. Regardless of your chosen style, or whether you&rsquo;re a practitioner of a modern or classical system, in this forum we can all swap ideas and knowledge and help each other along our chosen paths.</p>

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Ude-Garami Takedown

This week's Waza Wednesday video from my Sensei takes a look at how to use a joint lock called ude-garami (arm entanglement), also known as a "figure-4 lock," to take your opponent to the ground. We use a Naihanchi-style parry-pass against a punch to show the technique in this video, but you can use this technique just about any time you establish wrist contact with your opponent.

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Nukite application

I just had to post this. It's a lovely use of stance, maai and kuzushi waza, admittedly in a dojo against a karate punch. Nevertheless it's definitely art.

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Shin Kicking (400 year old martial sport)

A short video showcasing the 400 year old English martial sport of “Shin Kicking”:

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5000 year old Egyptian grappling art - Beni Hasan Jutsu

There have been a couple of posts with references to Egyptian martial arts painted on to tombs in the desert, but there were no pictures, so when I saw the following, I thought I'd post it.

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Below is a tracing of what could be made out of the painting on the tomb walls.

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Block-Swim-Trap Drill

This week's Waza Wednesday video from my Sensei isn't a kata application, so I thought it would make more sense to share it in the "Martial Arts" section. In it, he shows a skill-building drill we practice, that also serves as an entry into strikes, locks, and throws. We demonstrate it against swinging "haymaker" punches, but it can be done against a wide variety of attackers, or from the kakidi (crossed/hooked hands) position. I hope you find it useful!

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Lots of Sanchin

I'm not sure how much Sanchin you can take, but there is lots of it here from different Kung Fu styles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvw9-SIurKE&index=1&list=PL82BB14FF1E800689

I was told there's no bunkai for Sanchin... Not so sure about that.

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Yong Chun (Fujian) White Crane Fist Applications

I put this here because the kata application forum specifies only Okinawan and Japanese kata... wink

It's some White Crane Boxing applications based on several of their forms... Including "San Zhan" (Sanchin)

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Are locks really locks?

I was just reading Wastelander's Joint Lock "Throws"  post and it's a good point. We treat locks as locks because well we have to train them. But are they really, were they really? I've never really considered them as anything other than compliance methods. Yes the throws are pretty.

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Archery - Function dictates form

This video has been making the rounds on facebook recently.  I thought those on this site would appreciate the similarities with Mr. Andersen's work on restoring the combative nature of archery (and I love the term "war archer") and the changes in the form of modern archery to follow the function of hitting a stationary target (or looking good in movies).

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An Interesting Essay on The Japanization of Karate

This article came out in the Journal of Contemporary Anthropology back in 2012, and someone shared it with me, today. It's a long read, and nothing terribly surprising, but it's interesting nonetheless, and I thought some folks here might like to read it:

http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1038&context=jca

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