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A forum covering all things martial for all martial artists. Regardless of your chosen style, or whether you&rsquo;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.</p>

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Bruised/swollen knuckles - recovering

Hi all,  

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Push Defense to Head Control Throw

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at the end of a yakusoku kumite (promise sparring) drill from the Shorinkan, but knowledge of the full drill is not necessary. We demonstrate the technique against a push, although it can be used against a variety of other attacks.

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Children and the Martial Arts

Having recently returned to training as a novice in a different style of karate. I took my daughter (6 - very nearly 7) along to a class last week, she LOVES it, I mean, she doesn't just turn up and train, she turns up, trains and has fun!

 

Being that I have a shodan in Shotokan, but am a novice in the new style, my daughter wants to train at home with me, my fear being that I break into my old Shotokan ways (new style is Kyokushon off-shoot). 

 

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Naming a technique from one of Iain's books

I've been experimenting with arm-locks from kakie recently, and I find myself using the same one quite a lot. Specifically, it is "Bent arm-lock 10" from "Arm-locks for all styles", where the right arm is controlled behind the back by the left arm.

I've been trying to explain this to people, but I'm finding it tricky. Does this have a standard (Japanese) name that I can use to give people a reference.

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Kama Technique

Today's Waza Wednesday video takes a look at a fighting technique with the kama--either single, or in a pair. Obviously, most people don't carry around kama, these days, but it's fun to look at the traditional weapons of Okinawa and experiment with their use. Technically, this could also be done with a hammer, hatchet, socket wrench, crowbar, or tire iron, which are more likely to be available these days.

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Funakoshis Nine Throws (and Nodo-Osae)

Hi All,

Here is a video of my friend Craig showing his take on Funakoshi’s Nine Throws (and Nodo-Osae) as part of the demonstration he was required to do for this 3rd dan grading with the Shindo Karate Association. Craig kindly let me post it here:

Enjoy!

All the best,

Iain

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Kote-Gaeshi Reversal Drill

Hello everyone,

This week's Waza Wednesday looks at a flow drill for escaping kote-gaeshi (wrist reversal), and countering with waki-gatame (armpit hold), before transitioning to kote-gaeshi to continue the drill. As with most flow drills, this drill can be used as a platform drill, from which to launch into other techniques.

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Kote Kitae Drills

Today's Waza Wednesday video features a very popular arm conditioning drill, and an alternative that introduces footwork into the drill.

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Armlock Flow Drill

This week's Waza Wednesday video covers an armlock flow drill that we teach to help students learn to transition from one technique to another as the opponent resists. It starts with an armbar, then transitions to a shoulder lock, then to a straight-arm lock, and finally a throw. All of these techniques come straight from kata. Strikes can be added, and other techniques can be included, as well.

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Why is the Do suffix still used by practical minded karate practioners?

This is something I really don't understand. To my understanding from reading Karate-do Kyohan, and various books on Zen, Do or Dao has religious conatations. The Do marking the distinctions between inner development (Do) and practical technique (jutsu).

To me, it's like an atheist carrying around a bottle of holy water.

Any thoughts?

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