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Iain Abernethy's picture

Introduce Yourself!

Welcome to members new and old! Please post a few lines to introduce yourself to all other members!

It would be great if people would make their first post their introduction. It’s only polite, after all :-)

All the best,

Iain

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Changing roles as you get older

I'm having to change my role on the club, I'd thought I'd float it as a topic.

I think I'd always secretly hoped I'd bow out like the legendary Phil Milner, he was doing a private class in his OAP bungalow, the 2 guys left, Phil sat down to watch the Olympics and had a heart attack.

I managed the heart attack, no problem, passed that one with flying colours, I've got through the rehab, of course life is never linear so the curve is the return of the cancer and chemo.

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Knife defence

This is interesting not sure whether it should be on, maybe because there's some much airy fairy stuff spouted.

My No.2 passed this Fb site on, refusing to post the links to the videos, these are graphic, real kife attacks.

I'll include the Fb link, not a direct video link, remember once you see stuff you can't unsee it.

 https://m.facebook.com/shootingfast.ab

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Classic documentary from the BBC on Karate

Classic documentary from the BBC on Karate. I loved the Way of the Warrior series. Frightening that it was over 30 years ago!

All the best,

Iain

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Chojun Miyagi Twenty Year Memorial Footage

Some footage from 1973 at an event in Okinawa marking 20 years since the death of Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju Ryu).

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My Rebuttal of a Moral Critique of Mixed Martial Arts

Thanks to Jim Prouty for sharing this article with me:

https://www.jiujitsutimes.com/dixon-on-the-intrinsic-immorality-of-mma/

The article (posted yesterday) is the response to “A Moral Critique of Mixed Martial Arts” by Nicholas Dixon in a publication called, Public Affairs Quarterly.

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Shotokans Kokutsu Dachi Applications

Hi to everyone, which in your opinion  the application of shotokan's kokutsu dachi ?

How can you use it o real self defense o Ju kumite?

Ok many say none application!!! On okinawa karate there aren't kokutsu dachi, but neko ashi dachi, ok but on kung fu there is the same stance called SAN CHI PU O FOR SIX STANCE ECC. and all know the karate come from the kung fu. Kokutsu dachi is my favourite stances because maybe I understood how use it, my sensei many years ago told me and I found the same thing on a book but I am nobody, I'd like your opinion!

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Karate's Blocks

Hi  to everyone this is my first post here, I read the Ian's article about the applications of blocks, he say who there are not block on okinawa karate, and they are annaquate tecniche for learning karate to japanese scholar.   Now  my question is if there are not block in karate

1- How defended themselves by the punch and the kick the ancient karateka without use blocks?

2- Why okinawa style like Matsumura Shorin ryu , and Matsubayashi Shōrin-ryū use the same blocks of shotokan, like you can see from this video?

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Byobudaoshi and Ude-Wa Throw video from Simon O'Brien!

More good videos from Simon O'Brien. In this one we have a pad work combination using Funakoshi’s Byobudaoshi and Ude-Wa throws (more commonly known as an outer reaping throw and double leg takedown). The videos also show Simon’s son using these methods effectively in BJJ competition. Enjoy!

All the best,

Iain

Form to Function Promo Video

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Alcohol Consumption

Off the back of the teaching bunkai with experience thread...

Given that we're all pragmatically-minded Martial Artists and people generally serious about our health, how much alcohol do we consume? At home and socially.

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