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In this forum both established and fledgling writers can post their own articles in order to share their ideas, reach a wider audience,
to gain publicity for their work, and to contribute to the knowledge base of this group.

Wastelander's picture

How to Bunkai

Hello, everyone!

This is an article that I've been planning for some time, but wasn't sure how much to publish, or when to publish it. With the recent discussion on kaisai no genri, however, I decided that now was as good a time as any! I have enough thoughts on this particular subject to write a book on, so this is by no means everything, but I think it's a fairly substantial selection of guidelines for those interested in kata bunkai.

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Mabuni - founder of Shotokan

Came across this article this morning and thought it might be of interest.

http://www.shitokai.com/pdf/mabuni.pdf

I like it as it gives nice background information on the development of karate in 1920's and 30's Japan. Shows cooperation between karateka at the time before the cementing of specific styles within the karate world.

Alan

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The Diversity of Kumite

Whenever we talk about kumite I think we should clearly state which type of kumite we are referring to at any point in the conversation. We therefore want more precise terms to refer to specific types of kumite.

In my article "Kumite – Hand in Hand with Your Opponent" I give a general definition of the word "kumite" and then present 6 different types of kumite.

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Interesting Article covering the origins of Okinawan Karate

Hi All

Just came across this on another forum, it's  an interesting article questioning some assumptions about the origins of Karate in Okinawa. Thought it might peak some interest and discussion over here.

http://theartandtheway.com/theres-a-begining-somewhere/

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Angling for Abernethy ... or when Iain Abernethy came to town

Thank you to Emily Coyte for writing this piece! It was originally written for the in-house magazine of Zenshin Dojo (www.zenshindojo.com). Chief Instructor Rob Jones sent me a copy and I asked if I could repost it here. Both Rob and Emily were kind enough to let me. The reason I wanted to repost the article is because it makes a great job of succinctly explaining some of the key points we covered that day. Hopefully readers will find it useful.

All the best,

Iain

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Book Review - Bubishi: The Classic Manual of Combat

Hello, everyone!

Tomorrow, Tuttle Publishing will be releasing a new edition of the Bubishi, written/translated by Patrick McCarthy (Hanshi, Kudan). They were kind enough to send me an advance copy to review. Here are my thoughts on the work:

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/06/book-review-bubishi-the-classic-m...

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Kamae Bunkai - Static Postures or Active Techniques

Hello, everyone!

I just published this article after putting together my thoughts on "kamae," after seeing several comments on them being static "guard" or "ready" postures.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/06/kamae-bunkai.html

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Interview with Chris Denwood (Sensei, Researcher, Author, and Fitness Expert)

Hello everyone,

I recently had the opportunity to conduct a rather lengthy interview with Chris Denwood Sensei, who is a pioneer in the "Karate Renaissance" that I believe we are starting to see, these days. For those who haven't read his book on Naihanchi, I can't recommend it highly enough, and Denwood Sensei's articles and videos can provide great food for thought when it comes to bunkai, drills, hojo undo, and more! I'm honored to release the full interview, here!

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Karate by Jesse FIRST USA Seminar Video

Hey guys!

Couple weeks ago, I got the pleasure to attend and hang out with Jesse Enkamp. If you don't know who he is check out his website karatebyjesse.com and read up on him. He is a fantastic martial artist with amazing knowledge. Anyways I got to take photos for the event, and he asked me to put together a Greatest Hits video since this was his very first seminar in the United States. Check it out, and hope it will inspire you to some day train with him! 

Thanks!

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Training out bad habits

Hi all,

This is my first attempt at writing a blog, i would like to get people thoughts please. Thank you to Graham Palmer for helping me with editing

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