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Troy Price and continuous (counter)attacking

While browsing Youtube, I encountered videos about this guy named Troy Price. His way of showing things was fascinating to me, maybe because I have not seen anything like he shows before. Many elements are familiar, but the way he just keeps just hitting and hitting and hitting continuously in such a flowing manner is different from maybe a more rigid karate standard that I am used to.

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Kata / Hyung for Firearms

At a recent seminar, we discussed the possibility of kata or hyung for firearms.  The John Wick films are a wonderful example of Gun Fu, but the question was whether a kata or hyung could be developed for this type of modern weaponry. 

After thinking about this, it seems to me that the art closest to my firearms training would be Iado; drawing the sword and making a cut, then returning the sword.  I am sure that all reading this are familiar with the concept, so I picked a lovely example to illustrate.

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Switching to Cat Stance & Short Front Stance

I was trained in the JKA / ISKF style of Shotokan with very deep stances.  My knees are not as healthy as they once were, hence I desire to adjust my kata to a form that will reduce my discomfort and extend my karate practice.   Simply emulating Iain's kata seems to me a pragmatic starting point.  Functionally, it seems it would be as simple as, "just change to cat stance" or "just shorten your front stance," yet, I have already noticed some footwork and balance differences.  If anyone has already "switched" in this manner, please offer advice if you have some.  For the people who began and

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Skull and Crossbones block and entry

Movement and positioning for control and strike

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Choi Kwang Do: a joint friendly martial art

Hello! Have you ever wondered what would happen if an experienced martial artist teamed up with a group of physical therapists to create a style that was both easy on the joints and hard-hitting? Well, that's exactly how Choi Kwang Do was conceived. I hope to give you a brief summary of the style for discussion's sake. I've personally never seen/practiced anything else much like it, so I hope you find this interesting!

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Warrior Arts Deadly Dance

Hi all

just found this on line, haven't watched it yet but it is about Kata and Bunkai, so I thought this is the right place to post it.

Enjoy

Kind regards

Les

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Style vs style consentual “fighting” turns “ugly”

Interesting how these consensual style vs style duals “detoriated” technique wise into more “street brawl” or more self protection w close in fighting

 

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Limb Control In Boxing

I know this is a combat sport not self defense but found it interesting how Lomachenko uses limb control to create openings for strikes in the first few minutes of the video

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Uchi Uke as form of restrain

Hi all

Short clip on set of Uchi uke (for some Soto uke) as a limb manipulation leading to restrain and a bit of pressure points. 

Kind regards

Les

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Dojo atmosphere

Hi all

Reading more about the difference between Okinawan and Japanese way of running the dojo, I was wondering how do you run yours?  Are you strict, military like Japanese system or maybe friendly and relaxed?

I run my dojo in a relaxed manner, but not overly relaxed. There are rules, ceremonies and order. Drawback of this is that sometimes people take kindness as weakness; benefits are that it is more like a family and have great support between members.  

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