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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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diadicic's picture

This is pretty interesting (language Warning)

You would be supprise at how his thought process is similar to what you'll read here.  Watch the whole thing or you may not get what he is trying to explain.

 

Dom

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSj8f-gf01M

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Mulberry4000's picture

A grade that never improves

A grade that never improves no matter what the time training. What do you think of that concept 

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Walking in medieval times and marital art stances

The way we walk has change, instead of toe to heel it is heel to toe. I have five finger trainers , and they force you to walk on the ball of your foot. At first my leg muscles in my lower leg hurt, not now. So how did walking on the ball of your feet, affect stances before the invention of modern foot wear. ie before 1500AD

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Graziano's picture

Okinawa Karate Stances

Hello to everyone, I have got  some question  about karate stances

Are there difference beetween karate stance on traditional okinawa karate, and japanese karate?

Was there the Kokutsu dachi shotokan version on okinawa karate?

Wy japanese karate like shotokan have got, some stance of some style of kung fu, like shao lin chuan of north, Hung gar etc. ?For example shotokan kokutsu dachi on kung fu is knew like San chi pu, and is really similar to Ban man pu .  

Here is a list of Japanese karate stances:

SHIZENTAI it includes

Musubi dachi

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Graziano's picture

Karate Strikes

Hello to everyone! I have got  some question  about the karate strikes.

1) Hiki-Te. All karate hand strike, like punch strike with the open hand and elbow strike, use the hikite. I know who hikite is a way for grapping the opponent, but of it's not possible to  grappling your opponent where the hand go?

2) How traditonal punchs and elbows strike are? What the difference beetween  Karate punch and boxer punch and karate elbows strike and muay thai?

3)  Were there kizami zuki (jab) and oizuki (lunge punch ) on traditional okinawa karate.   

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Jack Dempsy and the problems with modern karate

Hi All,

Yesterday I posted this quote from Jack Dempsy on Facebook after a friend shared it with me:

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Alex Morris's picture

999: what's your emergency?

Hi all,

I watched this episode last night and found it quite interesting. A lot of stuff that's relevant to self defence and the law so I thought I would post it for anyone interested.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/999-whats-your-emergency/on-demand/66...

Thanks

Alex

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diadicic's picture

Karatafi other Martial Arts

Working some Jiu Jitsu with my nephew..   We were working mount and guard escapes.  Now I been doing Jiu Jitsu for a couple of years on and off. Been doing the Karate thing for about 25 years and the practical bunki thing for say almost 14 years.

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Have you encountered Amidasu?

Hi all,

Iain posting his new kata — which I'm sure will be a series given the name ;) — reminded me to get round to asking this on the forum. Have you encountered "Amidasu" before?

Amidasu (to think through / to puzzle out) is a 'kata' that is created and developed by a Dan-grade student for their next Dan. In our dojo (practising Shūkōkai) it is for a 2nd Dan taking 3rd.

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