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Iain teaches this as a standalone technique and also as part of Empi bunkai. We covered it this past weekend and I received an e-mail thanking me for my help in understanding this technique. So I thought to create a video for others to benefit from:
This is an issue that I hope i can explain properly but it came up when I was planning a drill to do with my guys.
Most martial arts are really good at defending its own attacks, TKD can deal with kicks and judo players can neutralise throws. However swap those two over and holes start to apear. This is not news to anyone, but how does this affect us when we are develoing drills?
After watching this video I was intruiged by the hand position during the punch. It is not something that you see very often and it's not a particulalry natural position was wondering what the thinking was behind it?
Normally you see strikes witht he front of the fist like a boxer, but that isn't possible at this distance, so does it just come down to the distance the punch is thrown from, or are there other factors?
So I was listening to Iain's podcast on "Money and the Martial Arts" the other day, and there was a point that particularly interested me. He acknowledged that the pursuit of profit through martial arts instruction *can* create an incentive to water the training quality down. I believe I've experienced this first hand, and I feel very strongly about it.
“This fascinating piece of newsreel film was probably shot in Paris during 1912. The first section shows Takisaburo Tobari demonstrating a formal series of jiujitsu waza (techniques), partnered by Taro Miyake. There follows a spectacular display of jiujitsu as gentlemanly self defence against Parisian street gangsters.”