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In this forum both established and fledgling writers can post their own articles in order to share their ideas, reach a wider audience,
to gain publicity for their work, and to contribute to the knowledge base of this group.

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Chujo Karate Association Okinawa Karate Tour Report

Chujo Karate Association Okinawa Karate Tour Report

Dan Redmond

The long awaited karate tour for the Chujo Karate Association took off from Dublin International Airport.  CKA tour members were Karen Agnew, Liza Scullion, Laura Burns, Connor Doherty, Keith Millar, Dan Redmond, Steven Surgeoner and Jordan Millar.  Two members of KUNI then joined the CKA to complete the group of ten. 

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Limb Striking in Karate

Although limb striking tends to be associated more strongly with FMA and Silat, there are several limb striking methods within karate that I wanted to explore a bit in this article. I hope somebody finds it useful!

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/06/the-limb-strikes-of-karate.html

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Pressure Testing Tuidi/Tuite/Torite

Tuidi is an important component of old-school karate, but it is often neglected by modern karate. This short article discusses the idea of pressure-testing tuidi, which can be rather difficult to do.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/06/pressure-testing-tuidi.html

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Compound Movements and Cutting Lines

Hello everyone,

This article isn't exactly about bunkai, per se, but it discusses some old Toudi concepts that are illustrated in the kata that can be easily missed. Hopefully someone finds it useful!

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/05/compound-movements-cutting-lines....

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Hidden Techniques in Kata

I've seen some talk across the internet, lately, about kakushi-waza/kakushi-te (hidden techniques) in kata, and decided to collect my thoughts on the subject into an article. Hopefully somebody finds it beneficial!

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/05/hidden-techniques-in-kata.html

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Introduction to Makiwara Training

Although we tend to be very modern-minded here on Iain's forum, I thought I would be a bit of an advocate for the most iconic training implement of karate--the makiwara.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/05/an-introduction-to-makiwara-train...

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Practicing Basic Uke-Waza

So, we recently had a discussion here on Iain's forum about the practice of uke-waza, and I had mentioned that I'd been working on an article looking at that very topic. Specifically, I was writing about what I see as a "modern tradition" of practicing uke-waza with your opponent directly in front of you, and how to transition from solo uke-waza practice to partnered practice in a more practical manner. I have some drills that I like for this purpose, which you can see in this article

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Geoff Thompsons Pure Function Course by Wayne Poulter

Below you can find a 9000 word diary / review of Geoff Thompson’s Pure Function course. It’s a well written piece which tells of Wayne Poulter’s experience of the course and what he gained from it.

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Two Steps Back, Two Steps Forward

My latest article isn't going to be telling folks here anything new, but I thought some might find it interesting, at least. One of my biggest pet peeves in karate and kobudo drills is the constant use of backward steps preceding forward motion. While it has its place, I certainly don't think it should be anywhere near as prevalent as it is.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/04/two-steps-back-two-steps-forward....

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Limb Control Training

Hello, everyone!

I just posted this article on limb control training for karate, and I thought some folks here might find it useful.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/03/karate-limb-control.html

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