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Saijutsu - Wrist Lock

Hello, everyone!

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Stop attacking Oi Zuki

Hello everybody, 

I have uploaded a new video about the fact that most of the time, in "traditional" karaté, the main attack is Oi Zuki. That's my problem. 

Don"t forget to turn on the english subtitles.

Thanks and have a great day.

Lionel

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Countering O-Soto-Gari

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at how we can use our kata footwork--specifically the larger 180-270 degree turns--to counter throws like the one we looked at last week.

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Sport Fighting Sweep

Hello, everyone!

This week on Waza Wednesday, we take a look at a classic sweep--which is called "o-soto-gari" (major outer reap) in judo, but can be found in many different fighting arts. Funakoshi Gichin, the founder of Shotokan, called it "byobu daoshi" (topple a folding screen), for example. In this video, we specifically look at it from a sport fighting perspective, both defensively and offensively.

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You are not a black belt! You know it! And we all know it too!

Six years ago I did a podcast on the grading system and what it means to be a black belt:

https://iainabernethy.co.uk/content/black-belt-and-grading-system

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San-Setsu-Chaku

Hello, everyone!

This week on Waza Wednesday, we switched gears a bit and took a look at one of the more esoteric weapons of Okinawan kobudo--the san-setsu-chaku (three section flail). It's similar to the nunchaku, which more people are familiar with, but since it's much less common, we wanted to highlight it for people.

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When the floor hits back

I once heard someone refer to Judo as “the art of hitting people with planets.” I also have a friend in Jujutsu who uses the line “the floor in the biggest fist I’ve got.” Both phrases are witty and communicate a valid point i.e. takedowns can cause impact just as strikes can. However, it’s worth remembering that sometimes the planet hits back.

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Hanashiro Chomo - Karate Kumite 1905

Hi all,

I've been digging around trying to find a translation of Hanashiros Karate Kumite text. As far as I can tell there isn't one that's readily available and there doesn't seem to be a Japanese version either. 

Has anyone managed to translate this? Written in 1905 this text predates almost anything we have written about pre WW2 Karate and would be interesting to see.

Greg

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Nagewaza Gichin Funakoshi To-te Jitsu

Something I read in To-te Jitsu:

PART 7: Negewaza: Throwing Techniques

"Karate is not similar to jujitsu, thus, throwing techniques have not been internalized into Karate too extensively, however it would be an asset to incorporate some jujitsu into Karate."

I should come to understand this?

Is he saying that there aren't really throws in the kata or that their aren't that many throws in kata?

Dom

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Submission Wrist-Locks while Ground Fighting

Here’s an interesting video on the use of wrist-locks when submission fighting on the ground. Not something you see that often.

All the best,

Iain

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