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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.

Iain Abernethy's picture

Angling for Abernethy ... or when Iain Abernethy came to town

Thank you to Emily Coyte for writing this piece! It was originally written for the in-house magazine of Zenshin Dojo (www.zenshindojo.com). Chief Instructor Rob Jones sent me a copy and I asked if I could repost it here. Both Rob and Emily were kind enough to let me. The reason I wanted to repost the article is because it makes a great job of succinctly explaining some of the key points we covered that day. Hopefully readers will find it useful.

All the best,

Iain

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Wastelander's picture

Book Review - Bubishi: The Classic Manual of Combat

Hello, everyone!

Tomorrow, Tuttle Publishing will be releasing a new edition of the Bubishi, written/translated by Patrick McCarthy (Hanshi, Kudan). They were kind enough to send me an advance copy to review. Here are my thoughts on the work:

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/06/book-review-bubishi-the-classic-m...

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Wastelander's picture

Kamae Bunkai - Static Postures or Active Techniques

Hello, everyone!

I just published this article after putting together my thoughts on "kamae," after seeing several comments on them being static "guard" or "ready" postures.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/06/kamae-bunkai.html

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Interview with Chris Denwood (Sensei, Researcher, Author, and Fitness Expert)

Hello everyone,

I recently had the opportunity to conduct a rather lengthy interview with Chris Denwood Sensei, who is a pioneer in the "Karate Renaissance" that I believe we are starting to see, these days. For those who haven't read his book on Naihanchi, I can't recommend it highly enough, and Denwood Sensei's articles and videos can provide great food for thought when it comes to bunkai, drills, hojo undo, and more! I'm honored to release the full interview, here!

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Karate by Jesse FIRST USA Seminar Video

Hey guys!

Couple weeks ago, I got the pleasure to attend and hang out with Jesse Enkamp. If you don't know who he is check out his website karatebyjesse.com and read up on him. He is a fantastic martial artist with amazing knowledge. Anyways I got to take photos for the event, and he asked me to put together a Greatest Hits video since this was his very first seminar in the United States. Check it out, and hope it will inspire you to some day train with him! 

Thanks!

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Training out bad habits

Hi all,

This is my first attempt at writing a blog, i would like to get people thoughts please. Thank you to Graham Palmer for helping me with editing

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Wastelander's picture

Is Karate a Grappling Art?

Hello, everyone,

My most recent article just went up, and in it, I discuss the nature of karate as far as its fighting methodologies are concerned.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/03/is-karate-a-grappling-art.html

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Unarmed Combative Training as a "Prep"

Hello everyone,

My latest article is actually a bit of an older one, which I originally wrote for a disaster preparedness publication, discussing the idea of martial arts training as a component of disaster preparedness. It was written with "preppers" in mind, rather than martial artists, but it may still interest both.

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/03/unarmed-combative-training-as-a-p...

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Martial Arts Preventative Health & Healing

This article covers some of the most common injuries martial artists encounter and how to prevent/heal them when they happen.

http://www.confessionsofablackbelt.com/#!Martial-Arts-Preventative-Healt...

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Fighting Dirty

Hello everyone,

My latest article discusses the idea of fighting dirty, and why it isn't the magic bullet for self defense

http://www.karateobsession.com/2016/02/fighting-dirty.html

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