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Anf's picture

What is 3k karate?

It's probably a daft question. But I've come to know from reading many articles that 3k karate is seen by traditionalists as some kind of commercial inferior westernised and sanitised version of karate. But until recently I'd never even heard of '3k karate', and still don't really know what the term means. Google seems to suggest it is kihon kata and kumite. But I don't get what's wrong with that, if that's what it means.

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Anf's picture

Looking after your feet

This is something that a lot of people seem to overlook. When we train martial arts, we really put our feet through their paces. Often training in bare feet on a hard surface, routinely shifting our entire weight plus the acceleration and braking of a kick passing through a small area of one foot. Landing from a jumping kick, or kicking pads, fellow students, or hard objects like breaking boards.

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Looking for a club in Cumbernauld or Glasgow

After years off due to injury, family and work I am looking to start training again and I was hoping that someone would know of a club in Cumbernauld or Glasgow that uses lots of Kata bunkai training. It is easy to find clubs that do the usual Kihon, Kata and tournament Kumite, but I haven't been able to find one that does a lot of Bunkai. Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks in advance

John .

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Paul_L's picture

Does anyone own the jacket with arms for a Century Bob dummy - Any good?

I have the opportunity to get one of these for my Century Bob. The main reason is for practice of arm manipulations and locks when practicing alone. Does anyone already have the jacket and can they comment on how useful and durable they are?

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Short self defence/protection course

I have been asked by a youth group that I work with to put together a Self Defence course, it has to be relatively short probably over just three hour/hour and half long sessions.

I have been asked to take a lead on it because of my experience in Karate however given the time constraints I think the focus will be more on awareness etc than actual martial arts type aspects. As a general rule when teaching Karate I tend to put these discussions in as we go along and have never set to thinking how I would teach/train these aspects in isolation.

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Starting a small club/practice group

Hi all. A few of my fellow trainees and I want to start a little practice group. It would largely because by invitation only and it's not a formal dojo kind of thing. It would be a weekly get together for a few of us that want to really practice beyond just doing enough for the next grade. Trouble is, I seem to be struggling with finding a suitable venue. They all seem to have all manner of different rules. I'm just wondering if there's any advice on finding a venue, and also what is a reasonable price for hall hire.

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What's the meaning of "saka-te"?

In particular I'm referring to Funakoshi's Karate-do Kyohan, when he's talking about nage-waza (throwing techniques):

"karate not only consists of striking, kicking, and thrusting techniques but also throwing and saka-te (inverted-hand, under-hand, back-hand) techniques".

Funakoshi uses 逆手 for saka-te / gyaku-te. So what's the real meaning of saka-te in that phrase context? Exit and counters?

Many thanks in advance!

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Relaxing When Kicking

This is something that I am struggling with at the moment.

I have had lower back problems sinse my 30s, actually its my hips that that cause my lower back to overcompensate. At 40 I had the great idea to begin Karate. At the start it was quite painful to kick but nowadays with all the excerise and daily stretches my back is a lot better and I have reasonable flexibility.

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Quality Instructors/Schools in Los Angeles.

Hello everyone, my name is John. I was directed to this section of the forum and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Cataphract's picture

Mochimi?

There seem to be several interpretations of the word "mochimi".

http://ryukyu-bugei.com/?p=4809

The Naha Te interpretation seems to be that tightening the antagonist muscle somehow helps to generate additional force. I'm probably mistaken about that. The Shorin Ryu people seem to call this the loose, whipping "wigglyness" (for the lack of a better word).

http://asaikarate.com/what-are-chinkuchi-gamaku-and-muchimi-part-1/

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