In this forum both established and fledgling writers can post their own articles in order to share their ideas, reach a wider audience,
to gain publicity for their work, and to contribute to the knowledge base of this group.
I think I've shared a quick video of my application for the spin in Kusanku, before, but I didn't really include much in the way of commentary. Recently, I saw the throw show up in a judo highlight video, and I thought I would revisit the technique. In this article, I give some examples of the technique being used in a variety of other martial arts, as well.
The last article I shared here was about trapping the feet, which is a bit of an obscure tactic for many. This article covers hand trapping, which is a little more common. Specifically, it covers preemptive hand trapping--that is, trapping the hands before they have a chance to launch an attack. I hope someone finds it useful!
I recently wrote up this article on foot trapping in modern combat sports, as well as classical fighting arts. It doesn't cover any specific kata applications, but it's just a small thing you can use to enhance your techniques a little bit.
I recently had a brief discussion with a martial arts friend about throws that use joint locks to execute the throw. That got me thinking about these techniques, and how peoples' expectations of how they work don't tend to line up with reality. I wrote this short article about it and, since this forum is focused on a pragmatic approach to karate, I figured some people might find it interesting.
I was recently asked to write an article for Ryan Parker Sensei, a long-time karateka, amateur (in the sense that he doesn't get paid to do it) researcher, and author of the Ryukyu Martial Arts blog. The article was to be on the trend of a few techniques from Okinawan martial arts showing up in MMA competition. More could be written, certainly, but these were just a few techniques that I wanted to highlight. Since some people on this forum might find it interesting, I figured I would share it, here.
I recently created a Blog, and I think this article may be of interest to this community. It sums up my views concerning Bunkai and several other misconceptions that I feel are being quoted as fact and misleading martial artists.