Hello to everyone, I have got a question for you. I know the karate is a civilian martial arts for self defense, but I was wondering if Is possibile in your opinion using kata techiniches like takedown, grapping etc take for example gedan badai no like block ecc, on Mma match o similitaries, eventually adapting them on different context?
I watch a lot of martial arts technical breakdown videos and was struck by some things in the following video, breaking down some facets of Conor McGregor's game, that chime with some of the kata and bunkai concepts Iain (and others) have brought to the fore in recent years. I love seeing these sorts of linked martial arts themes and commonalities.
I posted this question on another forum and got some very interesting responses.
Basically does your art have techniques that could be considered lethal?
Now, whereas many techniques could result in fatality such as basic punches and kicks. I am mainly referring to techniques that have the intention to cause great harm or even death.
As an example, I saw a instructor teaching a knife defence where he turns the knife back on the assailant and stabs him in the stomach, this was followed by a knee to the hilt of the knife to make sure it went deep enough.
In 2020 the Olympics are to be held in Japan for the first time and karate is to be included in these games, excuse me if this topic has already been discussed but I thought it had the potential to spark some interesting debate and posts.
The Olympic committee have decided to have karate in the Budo kan situated in the center of Japan, this event apparently is a probationary one that if successful will lead to it being included in future games and then one day it may become part of the main Olympics.
I have been reading Otsuka’s Wado Ryu Karate book which contains the authors thoughts regarding the role of Karate in society and how it could bering about Peace and Harmony. I am wondering if this was the crux of the “philosophical differences” that Otsuka had with Funakoshi?
Reading between the lines you could take it this way, but there is nothing direct in the book and I haven’t yet seen anything that states what the differences were from Funakoshi’s side, so just wondering if anyone knows?