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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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Joshua Shrum's picture

9 Year Old Black Belt?

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diadicic's picture

Body slam's

I know it sport jiu jitsu and most of the video won't apply, but I am looking at it for and example of body slams. Start to look at around .53 you start to see how body slams can effect people. Some don't get knocked out but it definitely puts the guy on top in a more advantaged position.

Dom

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What do you look for in a school?

Hello everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted in these forums, but I'm at an interesting transitional period in my martial arts training and I thought it might be worthwhile to open a forum topic.  A disclaimer:  this post is somewhat self-indulgent, so consider yourself forewarned.  

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Iain Abernethy's picture

The Rules Paradox

Hi All,

I’m busy putting a podcast together on “banned techniques” and as part of it I want discuss what I’m calling the “rules paradox”.

The Rules Paradox is as follows:

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Woo in Martial Arts Video

This seems to be worth a watch on “Woo in Martial Arts”. It’s an interesting discussion that I found to be pro-martial arts.

Dave Jones who does the Hiyaa Podcast is on the panel along with some others. I was on episode 62 of the podcast:

http://www.iainabernethy.co.uk/news/iain-abernethy-hiyaa-podcast

There is some well-known “fails” discussed including a few I’ve not seen before. The one with the “knife proof skin” is particularly dramatic.

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Joshua Shrum's picture

Kyusho Points Vs MMA

Karateculture.com recently asked me to do an article about the use of pressure points inside of MMA. I looked around to find a good starting point, and I figured what better way than to look at some of the best knock outs in the UFC. I found a video on YouTube of the Top 20 UFC Knockouts, and broke it down hit by hit. I compaired what point was used and explained how to find it. It was amazing to slow down the video and watch these fighters hit pressure points. Of course a top favorite was Stomach 5, because of how easy it is to use it.

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Playing around with gedan barai

Hey gang! My training group was playing around with the application of gedan barai in different contexts  last night as part of a project we're working on to use karate as a bridge into range for our wrestlers (my current playgroup is heavily based in judo/jujutsu). One of our crew decided she wanted to do an impromptu film session, and we wound up stitching some of the clips together. Let me know what you think! 

Edit: I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what the appropriate format for linking the video is- if there's something I should change please let me know! :)

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Very Excited!

I didn’t know where to put this because it’s really not a topic of discussion per say. Therefore, I figured the general topic board would be best.

I just wanted to share my enthusiasm for the fact that I am extremely excited to finally be able to attend one of Iain’s seminars in Grand Prairie TX. on January, 29, 30 & 31. And… to make things even better, my Sensei will be flying out from California to join me… what a great start for 2016!

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Bunkai and MMA video

An interesting video comparing kata bunkai and MMA fight footage. You may recognise the guy whose footage they have used at 26 seconds :-) Personally, I think that karate can stand alone and does not need to validate itself through comparisons with MMA. However, there is no doubting the popularity of MMA and the efficiency of its training methods so I can see why someone may wish to make the comparison in order to point to how karate can and should be practised.

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