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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.

Wastelander's picture

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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The One-Legged Spin in Kusanku

Hello everyone,

I think I've shared a quick video of my application for the spin in Kusanku, before, but I didn't really include much in the way of commentary. Recently, I saw the throw show up in a judo highlight video, and I thought I would revisit the technique. In this article, I give some examples of the technique being used in a variety of other martial arts, as well.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/02/revisiting-the-one-legged-spin-in...

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Preemptive Hand Trapping

The last article I shared here was about trapping the feet, which is a bit of an obscure tactic for many. This article covers hand trapping, which is a little more common. Specifically, it covers preemptive hand trapping--that is, trapping the hands before they have a chance to launch an attack. I hope someone finds it useful!

http://www.karateobsession.com/2015/01/preemptive-hand-trapping.html

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Foot Trapping in Combat Sports and Classical Fighting Arts

Hello, everyone,

I recently wrote up this article on foot trapping in modern combat sports, as well as classical fighting arts. It doesn't cover any specific kata applications, but it's just a small thing you can use to enhance your techniques a little bit.

http://budonokaizen.blogspot.com/2014/12/stepping-on-toes.html

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Joint Lock "Throws"

I recently had a brief discussion with a martial arts friend about throws that use joint locks to execute the throw. That got me thinking about these techniques, and how peoples' expectations of how they work don't tend to line up with reality. I wrote this short article about it and, since this forum is focused on a pragmatic approach to karate, I figured some people might find it interesting.

http://budonokaizen.blogspot.com/2014/10/joint-lock-throws.html

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Old Karate Techniques in MMA

Hello, everyone,

I was recently asked to write an article for Ryan Parker Sensei, a long-time karateka, amateur (in the sense that he doesn't get paid to do it) researcher, and author of the Ryukyu Martial Arts blog. The article was to be on the trend of a few techniques from Okinawan martial arts showing up in MMA competition. More could be written, certainly, but these were just a few techniques that I wanted to highlight. Since some people on this forum might find it interesting, I figured I would share it, here.

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An Open Letter to Bunkai Researchers

I recently created a Blog, and I think this article may be of interest to this community.  It sums up my views concerning Bunkai and several other misconceptions that I feel are being quoted as fact and misleading martial artists.    

http://waxingonoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/anopen-letter-to-bunkai-research...

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Martialart; to sport or not to sport… that is the question?

Hi iainabernethy.co.uk! Now its my time to start my own blog - and i want to share my ideas and thoughts with you guys, since we usually share the same thougts on topics 

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Perspectives by Elaine Johnston

Perspectives by Elaine Johnston

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