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Anf's picture

Keep pulling the same muscle

I've obviously got some weakness that I need to address. For some reason, I keep pulling the same muscle. Specifically, the quadricep of my right leg. And always at the top end.

I can do most things fine. I run, I cycle, I train in martial art so there's lots of kicking and rolling and breakfalls. Usually without issue.

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Anf's picture

Head up, guard down

I'm constantly trying to reconcile martial arts with practical self defence. Sometimes in doing so, I feel very much out of my depth. Ie really struggle to see anything practical in certain aspects of a style. Sometimes it's blatantly obvious of course, sometimes it's there but less obvious, and sometimes, try as I might, I can't see it for looking.

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Heath White's picture

Stance tension, especially in Naihanchi

I learned something recently and would like to know what others think about it.

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Richard S's picture

Bully Proof Kids

Hi Everyone,

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Dustin's picture

Visualization during kata

Hi everyone, During kata practice the most difficult aspect I have with it is actually visualizing what I am doing. I can sit down close my eyes and visualize myself doing the kata and the techniques within, however when physically practicing the kata it is like my body can't keep up with my mind, or I get lost in the flow of the kata. I feel as though I know what I am doing but just going through the motions without any real thought if that makes sense. Is there any advice someone may have for this? Thank you all.

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AlexDP's picture

Looking for a club in Ottawa/Gatineau Canada?

Hi folks, 

I'm interested to know if anyone here has recommendations for clubs focused on practical self-defense in the Ottawa, ON or Gatineau Quebec region of Canada?  I'm moving to the capital region next week and would like to find a new club.

I'm rather new to martial arts - I've only been training for a year. I'm not wedded to a style or art form. I've put more time into the Chinese martial arts. I've been previously training in North Shaolin and sport Sanda. But I also did a few junior belts of Karate as a kid.

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Tips for Training in Japan

Hello everybody! It's been ages since I've last posted here. Seven years ago, I posted this tread :

https://www.iainabernethy.co.uk/content/training-japan

My plan failed. Now, seven years later, when I've almost forgotten about this plan, my wish came true: I've been hired as in English Teacher in the city of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. I'll be leaving soon.    

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OhioMike's picture

Looking for Woman/Teen Girl Conflict Descalation/Empowerment Training Materials

Hello all,

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Peter P's picture

Seeking a club/study group in Northampton, UK with a more Iain Abernethy-esque approach.

I've been training for 16 years now (on and off) and am seeking a club or study group that follows similar methods to Iain Abernethy in/around the NN3 area of Northampton. Thanks in advance.

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Intro to Applied Karate with Jordan Giarratano (Seattle)

Intro to Applied Karate: Embodied Clinching, Close-Range Striking, and Limb Control

Sat Jun 2, 2018 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fighting Chance Seattle, 98107

BOOK YOUR PLACE: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thedojocoach/165774

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