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Defense to the Defense

Defense to the Defense by Harold Wisner

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Bear Hug escapes

It occured to be that I've been on the forum quite a long time now and apart from occasionally spamming the "What's on" section with my annual camp I haven't really ever contributed anything, so, toe in the water. Enjoy smileyhttps://redfishkarateblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/were-going-on-a-bear-hug-hunt/

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Power Generation Methods

Hello, everyone!

I just published a new article, in which I discuss a variety of methods for generating power, which can be blended together and experimented with to find an approach that fits the individual karateka. For those who have mentioned issues reading my articles because of the animated GIFs, I have reduced the number of them, but I have not been able to find a good way to make them only play when clicked on and still format the articles the way I like. I am still experimenting with options, so please bear with me on that!

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Les Bubka's picture

Loyalty in the dojo

Listening to Iain recent interview on Whistle Kicks Martial Arts Radio, reminded me about my old article on loyalty, and different approaches In dojo's around the world. I had a pleasure to meet instructors who always encourage to search outside of our style. Also I met people who desperately was trying to block their students from attending any events outside their group. My thoughts on the subject below.

http://wp.me/p4DDnu-e5

Kind regard

Les

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Les Bubka's picture

Components of a punch

Hi all 

There are many ways that karate-ka from the different styles/systems punch, I would like to share with you our way. On the seminar with Sensei Kris Wilder we had conversation about this and it come up that we punch very similarly. My description below:

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/components-of-a-punch/?frame-n...

How do you punch? Why this not other way?

Looking forward to reading about other posibilities.

Kind regards

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Les Bubka's picture

Training on pads

Hi All

I’ve noticed that many people nowadays work with pads. As a result of this boom in use there are now very short courses that provide pad work qualifications. I personally don’t agree with their methodology of awarding an instructor grade within 4hrs of training. This view is transferable to martial arts as some instructors appear to think that it is just enough to ask someone to hold a pad. This can (and does) lead to elbow and shoulder injuries. A more detailed explanation of my view on pad training is available below.

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Instructing visually impaired people by Torfinn Katla Opedal

Some great tips on teaching visually impaired people from Torfinn Katla Opedal!

Instructing visually impaired people.

Here are some tips on what you should and should not do when instructing visually impaired.

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The true meaning of Karate ranks

Hello, do you really know the meaning of your belt / kyu / dan ? Let's talk a little bit about history !

http://www.karatecolombes.fr/en/the-true-meaning-of-karate-ranks/

Thank you for your comments :)

Antonio

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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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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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