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to gain publicity for their work, and to contribute to the knowledge base of this group.

Les Bubka's picture

Fearless Asymmetry

Hi All,

Just came across this article on FB, I like it so I thought that you might too.

https://mountain-dojo.com/2018/05/23/fearless-asymmetry/

Kind regards,

Les

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deltabluesman's picture

Game Plans for Cross-Training

GAME PLANS FOR CROSS-TRAINING

INTRODUCTION

This article is for martial artists who are interested in cross training (or just beginning to cross train) and want guidance on how to balance their priorities.  It may also be useful for bunkai-focused traditional karateka who study many different kata.

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Wastelander's picture

Karate and the Fighting Arts of Thailand

Hello, everyone,

I know that the idea that Okinawan martial arts were influenced by Siamese/Thai martial arts is not really news to many people, but some may still not be aware--the Chinese connection is more popular and well-publicized, after all. Additionally, it can be interesting just to compare some examples, so my latest article does exactly that.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2018/03/karate-and-the-fighting-arts-of-thailand.html

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Iain Abernethy's picture

The inclusion of karate in the public-school system by Andy Allen

If you follow this link you can find a PDF of “The inclusion of karate in the public-school system” by Andy Allen.

https://goo.gl/vtyzSY

It’s a good read!

All the best,

Iain

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Bob Davis's picture

Karate - The Third Way

Just a link to my latest blog post.

I know Iain's experiences differ to mine but I have seen evidence of this first hand and, even if you haven't, it's always worth having the conversation.

Enjoy

http://redfishkarateblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/karate-the-third-way/

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Leigh Simms's picture

Don't obsess over the attack!

Don’t obsess over the attack!

A cautionary tale for those progressing Karate

The archetypical “traditional” karate class, where students become skilled at air-punching, tag and defending against straight punches that begin further away from the moon, does little to prepare its participants with solutions to deal with non-consensual violence. 

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Finlay's picture

The skill trap

Hello I was looking over some old posts of mine and thought this may be of interest to people

https://tacticaltaekwondo.wordpress.com/2013/03/

I welcome any feedback

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Wastelander's picture

Joint Lock Practicality

Hello, everyone!

I just published my latest article, which specifically looks at joint lock practicality. In it, I cover a bit of history and context, the three types of locks (as I see them), the four methods of applying locks (again, as I see them), and how to transition from compliant drills to practical, applicable skills.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2017/10/joint-lock-practicality.html

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Leigh Simms's picture

The 3 preconditions required for effective self-defence techniques

The 3 Preconditions Required for Effective Self-Defence Techniques

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Leigh Simms's picture

Hikite - Just a hand on the hip?

Hikite - Just a hand on the hip?

Hikite is the Japanese term for “pulling hand”. Hiki meaning pull and te meaning hand. Due to the way in which Karate has evolved, the meaning and use of hikite have changed over time and the practical application to hikite has, all things considered, fallen by the wayside.
 

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