Martial Arts

A forum covering all things martial for all martial artists. Regardless of your chosen style, or whether you’re a practitioner of a modern or classical system, in this forum we can all swap ideas and knowledge and help each other along our chosen paths.

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Submission Wrist-Locks while Ground Fighting

Here’s an interesting video on the use of wrist-locks when submission fighting on the ground. Not something you see that often.

All the best,

Iain

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Dash3's picture

Garage martial arts

What is your opinion of "garage" martial arts?

One of my Facebook friends recently shared this article:

http://hammerheadma.com/garage-martial-arts/

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Do not call me Sensei and line up however you want

Clarification: In this post I am NOT suggesting people should do as I do. They should not. I am simply giving examples of how I have made our karate more culturally appropriate for the corner of the world in which my dojo is based. Respect remains. Discipline remains. All that has changed is how those things are expressed.I want to know how others have done that. I am NOT making an argument that karateka all over the world should drop titles and formal bows!

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Dash3's picture

Karate as an Olympic sport

Karate has been adopted as an official Olympic sport for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Are you happy or not?

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Chi-Ishi Exercise and Related Techniques

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday takes another look at the chi-ishi (stone mallet), and how an exercise used with it can be connected to a variety of martial arts techniques

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The most essential kata?

Over the past few months I’ve been doing some re-reading of essential karate books and whatnot. I developed a theory that Kusanku/Kushanku/Kanku-dai is the most essential kata in karate as a whole. I have two main reasons for thinking this. Firstly, the etymology of both karatedo and Kusanku/Kushanku/Kanku-dai. And secondly, the clear influence of Kusanku/Kushanku/Kanku-dai on the Pinan/Heian series of kata.

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Okinawa Kenpo kata training.

I have been taking Okinawa Kenpo for 3 years.  To the level of brown belt. In both open hand and weapons. During this time our training  in open hand karate has been 95% kata training in a dance type scenario. 4% bag work for kicking. 1% self defense training with military style, LE restraining methods.

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Karate quote

I hope I am in the right forum to ask this question. I believe that I had seen this saying in one of Iain's articles, but I can’t be sure. Could someone tell me who coined the phrase, "Karate belongs to everyone."

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Small Joint Manipulation to Augment Larger Joint Locks

Hello, everyone!

In this week's Waza Wednesday, we discuss the idea of using small joint manipulation (finger locks) to supplement and assist with larger joint manipulations, such as wrist, elbow, and shoulder locks.

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Guillotine Choke and Headlock Defense

Hello everyone,

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at defending against the Guillotine choke, or a front headlock. While this isn't strictly a kata application, there are many concepts of movement found in kata at play, here.

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