Martial Arts

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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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Block-Scoop-Check Drill

This week's video is, like last week's, a very popular karate drill that also functions as a platform drill. The formal version is often used as kote kitae (forearm forging), but it's really quite versatile if you look at it a bit more openly.

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Grabbing/limb control and combat sports

Dear all,

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Parry-Pass-Check Platform Drill

This week's Waza Wednesday video is short and sweet, but it covers a very good drill that is popular not just in karate, but in many other martial arts, as well. In our dojo, we call it a "key block" drill, but it is more commonly known as a "parry-pass" drill. The drill is relatively simple, but works well for developing timing, reaction, deflection, and limb control. It also serves as a "platform drill," from which many other techniques can be initiated. We show two examples in this video, but the possibilities are endless!

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Why are kihon techniques considered important? Do you?

This has been bugging me for a long time, basically since I found I couldn't use any of the uke techniques as advertised. Partly from my Shotokan days, but the shito-ryu clubs I trained at also made use of exactly the same kihon techniques, obviously in a more constrained style. Someone, somewhere has at some point come up with a list of techniques pulled from the katas and turned them into "basics". Why these techniques? and did they have any experience of how you use them? I have a feeling they didn't.

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Why Men Fight discussion - Sam Harris

http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/fighting

I found this to be an extremely interesting discussion about various topics related to violence, martial arts, combatives, etc.

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Timing

A fascinating and insightful analysis on timing. Particularly aimed at swordplay, but the concept applies to any attack and defence with the human body.

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Secret Ki-Jutsu Techniques

Today, we have a very special episode of Waza Wednesday, which covers several secret ki-jutsu (energy skill) techniques. We hope you enjoy it!

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Ude-Garami Takedown

This week's Waza Wednesday video from my Sensei takes a look at how to use a joint lock called ude-garami (arm entanglement), also known as a "figure-4 lock," to take your opponent to the ground. We use a Naihanchi-style parry-pass against a punch to show the technique in this video, but you can use this technique just about any time you establish wrist contact with your opponent.

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Nukite application

I just had to post this. It's a lovely use of stance, maai and kuzushi waza, admittedly in a dojo against a karate punch. Nevertheless it's definitely art.

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Shin Kicking (400 year old martial sport)

A short video showcasing the 400 year old English martial sport of “Shin Kicking”:

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