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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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Iain Abernethy's picture

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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Tau's picture

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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teaching Bunkai with actual experience

I know this is a touchy subject,  and has been discussed in part in the past.

Over the years however the membership of this forum has changed quite markedly,  so I thought I'd revisit this issue again.

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diadicic's picture

Here is an oldie

Don't know where to put it so I figured I would put it here.

The language is not politically correct.

Dom

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Mark B's picture

Sucker punch in karate

Motobu Choki Sensei championed the principle of delivering non telegraphed sucker strikes, today we know the as pre emptive striking. Here is a quick recording from tonights session to demonstrate pre emptive striking with a degree of restriction.

All the best

Mark

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Russian Martial Arts

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