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Perspectives by Elaine Johnston

Perspectives by Elaine Johnston

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Victory without Confrontation - Tatakawa Zushite-katsu

Victory without Confrontation - Tatakawa Zushite-katsu

by Ben Ryder

www.irkrs-uk.com

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”

Aristotle (384-322 BCE)

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Kiai-Jutsu: Part 1

Hi everyone,

i bought a second hand copy of Karate Do Kyohan and this article was seperate inside and thought i would share. Sadly there was no name etc so i have no idea who wrote this great article. I hope you enjoy reading the following.

KIAI-JUTSU (part (1)

This terrifying scream is familiar to all followers of the Martial Arts..... but we wounder how many realize that this is merely part of an entire field of study known as KIAI-JUTSU.

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Goju Ryu and the Fuzhou Crane Link

Hi,

I just finished reading http://www.livingtraditions.co.uk/goju-ryu-and-the-fuzhou-crane-link/ this article by my close friend Joost Frehe written in reflection of a recent research trip that included the Fuzhou Karate-Wushu Exchange Convention and the Okinawa World Budosai, including a couple of videos of Babulian/Babulien - the Fuzhou Crane form closly linked to the kata Happoren found in Okinawan karate.

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Essay: Human, monkey and lizard.

Been a while since I wrote an essay smiley. Trying to provide a point for your counterpoint, not establish dogma.

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Interview with Patrick McCarthy, 9th dan, Hanshi

Please find below an interview with Hanshi Patrick McCarthy, 9th dan, covering his career, teaching methods and views on application practices.

 

BR: Whilst you are most prominently known for your historical research and kata application practices you had a successful competitive career in traditional martial arts. What were they?

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Interview with Jim Corn 9th Dan RyuKyu Kempo

I hope you will enjoy - and i am not breaking any forum rules. I used SO many hours on this, for the setup so i hope you will like it - the complete article with photos and integrated media you will find on my homepage

Here is a short teaser:

“I am proud to present my interview with Grandmaster James “Jim” E. Corn 9th Dan RyuKyu Kempo

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On Instructors and Pseudo-Masters

I posted this on my blog, but thought there might be some here who may enjoy as well:

 

For the beginner student in martial arts, it can be extremely difficult to tell the real from the fake when meeting the people who teach martial arts classes.

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John Titchen Interview by Michael Rosenbaum

John Titchen Interview by Michael Rosenbaum

1.    Why did you begin training in the martial arts?

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

For over a year now the blogs, forum and chat rooms have periodically been alive with the discussion of a topic in martial arts, and society in general which fills us with anger and fear: sexual abuse.

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