Articles

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

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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Kyoshi's picture

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 

Here is the full article posted 

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Iain Abernethy's picture

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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Creidiki's picture

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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