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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

Why Doesn't Kata Look Like Fighting?

Hello, everyone!

I realize that, in the context of this forum, my latest article is just preaching to the choir. That said, maybe it will give you something quick to refer people to when they don't understand, so you don't have to spend time explaining it, or maybe it will give you ideas for how to explain it? In any case, I hope you find some value in it!

http://www.karateobsession.com/2017/03/why-doesnt-kata-look-like-fightin...

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Leszek.B's picture

Learning model in dojo

Hi all

What is your model of passing knowledge to students? Do you focus more on advanced or on beginners?

How do you keep your black belts motivated and not bored?  My view about learning in article below.

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/learning-model-at-shin-ai-do/

Kind regards 

Les

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Pre-emptive Strikes, UK Law and Karate

Hi All

New article which looks at what I think we should not be using pre-emptive strikes before we are assaulted (legally speaking..).

I hope everyone is able to take something from the article! 

http://www.leighsimms.com/single-post/2017/02/11/Pre-emptive-Strikes-UK-...

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Sinusoidal Karate

Hi all

How are you dealing with lack of motivation? Do you take a break from training or push on till it pass?

Below my way of dealing with it, 

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/sinusoidal-karate/

Thanks for reading 

Kind regards 

Les

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Basic Sabaki and Tenshin: An Evasion Primer

Hello, everyone!  

My new article just went up, today, and takes a look as some examples of evasive movement in karate. For the most part, people like to say that karate is a very linear art, but in reality it has an awful lot of arcs and circles in it, and that really shows up in the more complex evasive movements that can be found.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2017/01/basic-sabaki-and-tenshin.html

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Makiwara Training for Skills and Variety

Hello, everyone!

There is a fairly commonly-held belief that there is only one proper way to use a makiwara. Motobu Choki once said that, at more than 60 years of age, he still didn't know the best way to use the makiwara, suggesting that there is, indeed, more than one way to use it. I happen to agree, and this article goes over 7 variations of makiwara-geiko (makiwara training), aside from standing in a stationary zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) throwing hundreds of gyaku-tsuki (reverse thrusts).

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The Parry-Pass Method

Hello, everyone! It's been a while since I posted an article, but I've been sitting on this one for quite some time, and only just now decided to post it :P. The parry-pass method is present in many martial arts, and named many different things, but it's a very useful concept.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2017/01/the-parry-pass-method-karates-uni...

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Leszek.B's picture

Training and Immune System

Hi all

Did you notice if you training for longer periods of time you getting ill?

"There is no doubt that engaging in regular physical activities improves our health.  Exercising increases the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for our immune response to infections. whilst this is true it is only true up to a certain point.  When we increase the duration and intensity of our workouts, our immune system actually gets weaker."

What is your opinion and experiance? 

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Top 10 Problems in the Martial Arts today

Hi all, just wanted to share some thoughts.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/chris-hanson/our-crazy-martial-arts-world...

Thanks,

Chris.

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Moral Spine of Karate

Hi all

I would like to share my article about morality in martial arts,

Does your training is purly focused on "winning" or you teach "more" ?

Personally I'm put off watching Boxing and Mma due to lack of respect between fighters (not all)

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/moral-spine-of-karate/ 

Kind regards 

Les

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