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The 3 preconditions required for effective self-defence techniques

The 3 Preconditions Required for Effective Self-Defence Techniques

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Hikite - Just a hand on the hip?

Hikite - Just a hand on the hip?

Hikite is the Japanese term for “pulling hand”. Hiki meaning pull and te meaning hand. Due to the way in which Karate has evolved, the meaning and use of hikite have changed over time and the practical application to hikite has, all things considered, fallen by the wayside.
 

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How to Choose a Martial Arts School

INTRODUCTION

This article is designed to help aspiring martial artists who are struggling to choose between the different martial arts schools available in their area.  It may also serve as food for thought for experienced martial artists who feel somewhat uncomfortable with their style or dojo, but aren't sure what to do about it.  

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Modesty, Kindness, Honour ......

Hi all

I was browsing through my old articles on my blog and thought I share this one,

What are your experiences?

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/modesty-kindness-honour-and-di...

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My journey from 3K Karate to Practical Karate by Graham Palmer

My journey from 3K Karate to Practical Karate by Graham Palmer

The first glimpse of the unknown, ask you to look deeper. However, many close the door to stay with what they know!

For some time now I have wanted to share my experience of moving away from a 3K approach to a Practical approach with Self Defence in mind. I hope the following article will provide those also interested in following a Practical approach the relevant information or guidance to achieve this.

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"Black belt is the beginning" Is it?

Hi all

My thoughts on phrase "Black belt is the beginning", what do you think? 

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/black-belt-is-the-beginning-is...

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Les

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Mobility or Flexibility ?

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I always struggled with high mawashi and yoko geri's, I spent years try to stretch trying new methods and programs. More I stretched lower I could kick, later on I found that my hips are not design to kick high. No matter how much I would stretch it won't happen. As I become personal trainer with the postural focus I discovered mobility approach, which helped me to kick higher without pain (like 10cm). What is your focus?  Flexibility or mobility or you do both?

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Defense to the Defense

Defense to the Defense by Harold Wisner

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Bear Hug escapes

It occured to be that I've been on the forum quite a long time now and apart from occasionally spamming the "What's on" section with my annual camp I haven't really ever contributed anything, so, toe in the water. Enjoy smileyhttps://redfishkarateblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/were-going-on-a-bear-hug-hunt/

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Power Generation Methods

Hello, everyone!

I just published a new article, in which I discuss a variety of methods for generating power, which can be blended together and experimented with to find an approach that fits the individual karateka. For those who have mentioned issues reading my articles because of the animated GIFs, I have reduced the number of them, but I have not been able to find a good way to make them only play when clicked on and still format the articles the way I like. I am still experimenting with options, so please bear with me on that!

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