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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

Questions for end of year podcast!

QUESTIONS?: Time for the usual extra-large end of year podcast! As you know, in this one I do my best to answer your questions. Please email them to iain@iainabernethy.com (or post them below) and I’ll be sure to include as many as possible! I start recording this Sunday!

All the best,

Iain

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Was the “Karate Kid” the best series of martial arts movies?

As Obiwan Kenobi would say “from a certain point of view”.

I would be certain that most out there have seen Bruce Lee movies, Jackei Chan, Chuck Norris, JCVD and other movies. Some of the stunts Jackie Chan pulled off were amazing, but oddly to many I would argue that the better and more believable series of movies was the orginal Karate Kid movies with Ralph Maccio written by Robert Mark Kamen in the 1980’s.

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diadicic's picture

Ground and pound

Eric Paulson is kind of a hero of mine.  

Not really self-defense but some of the principles could be adapted. 

Enjoy

Dom

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Striking, Kicking and Thrusting Techniques

In Karate Do Kyohan I read “Finally, Although Karate does have throwing techniques it relies principally on striking, kicking and thrusting techniques.

Does anyone know what is meant by thrusting techniques?

I thought it might refer to moves like at the beginning of Kushanku where you might “thrust yourself arms forward into the enemy before he can get a swing at you?

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Rising Block in Karate-Do Kyohan

Hi,

In the text "Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text" there is a description of how the rising block should be performed in a basic partner drill format. I think it is on page 225 if anyone has access to a copy.

Here is what a part of the description says, with the main part of interest in bold:

"Defender: Lowering the hips and stepping back with the right foot, execute an upper level rising block with the left arm. The intention here is to hit the opponent's chin or armpit."

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Tau's picture

Impacts to the Liver

An interesting YouTube video on liver shots

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diadicic's picture

How do I handle it?

We have a new student for the past 7 months. Now he's a new student to us, but he's a black belt in another system of Korean/Shotokan mix. Sometimes when he speaks to our other students he'll tell them some of the techniques were doing is wrong. We should do them differently because the way he was taught to do them was faster. I don’t see them as faster. They almost look identical. Now we're primarily Okinawan Shorin Ryu. But we're our own version of it. My teacher and I have made changes to our training over the past 10 years.

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Anf's picture

Flexibility training

Hi all.

I find myself wondering lately if the classic high energy 'hard' style martial arts training is the best way to develop flexibility. I'm not criticising the format of such classes. There's limited time in class to cover the main subject, which is the particular martial art that people have paid to be taught. I think therefore any instructor that gives too much class time to exercises we can do without expert supervision is going to quickly lose students.

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Chris R's picture

Chin down?

Hi

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