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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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Trying to find a youtube channel

I had a youtube video bookmarked a little while back and i lost it. Trying to re-find it.

Description: It's 2 karate-ka in a small room in an appartment. Assorted excercise equipment in the room. They both wear Gi's. One is white guy, one is asian.

Any ideas?

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Christian Wedewardt on karate limb control!

Some videos from Christian Wedewardt on karate limb control! I really like Christian’s material and his “serious content / light-hearted delivery” teaching style. All good stuff!

All the best,

Iain

 

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Shuto, Shuto and (even more) Shuto

This post by Iain reminded me of something I've been thinking about for some time now.

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Graziano's picture

Defence agaist strikes in traditional karate

Hello to everyone, in this post I want talk about the defense again a strike(punch, kick ecc), on traditional okinawa karate. Above all I am looking about resources, video, article about this, the fact is who internet is full of bad materiale, where you can see  the usually unrealistic block against a preordinate punch.   But I know  the on reality block on karate aren't r eally block. H ow did work the traditional karate on this situation:

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What is the very best style of karate?

Hello, here are my thoughts about this question : what is the best karate style ? 

http://www.karatecolombes.fr/en/what-is-the-very-best-style-of-karate/

Please read, it's not what you think : comments are appreciated :)

Regards,

Antonio 

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Iain Abernethy's picture

What are your golden rules?

Hi All,

I thought it would be fun and beneficial to share combative and kata / bunkai based “golden rules” that we have in our teaching, or that we were taught ourselves.

What I mean by “golden rules” are brief encapsulations of important combative principles – or principles of understanding kata – that are expressed in a sentence or two at most. These are the kind of things I mean (in no particular order):

Don’t be in front of your enemy, but have the enemy in front of you.

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Knife hand and forearm variations

Hello Tried to start this post a few times and couldn't get a nice intro so I am going to just jump in with the question...

Do all movements have both knife hand and forearm variations?

I studied the ITF taekwondo patterns which are based, albeit loosely, on shotokan karate kata. As you work through the forms eventually you are introduced to both forearm/closed hand and knife hand/open hand variations of each movement. I was wondering if this also happens in the karate kata.

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Credentials to be a credible dojo owner?

Hi all,

I asked this in another thread and someone expressed interest, so I'll post it as its own topic that might get a different viewing audience.

What martial arts credentials do you all think are necessary and/or nice to have to run or open a dojo? I'm not talking about business skills or things like that (which are obviously beneficial). And I'm assuming that one works on being a good teacher. I'm just talking about evidence that one is effective at a martial art or as a martial art instructor.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

The Okinawan Language (Uchinaaguchi)

Tim Smith (of Kung-Fu Podcasts) has put out a great interview with Dr. Samantha May on the history of the language of the Okinawan People and Martial Arts:

http://www.kungfupodcasts.com/index.php?route=news/article&news_id=87

It’s very interesting and looks at the varied reason why the language (Uchinaaguchi) is endangered and the attempts to preserve and promote it through the practise of martial arts.

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