I currently live in Montreal, Canada and I was offered a job in Cork City, Ireland. If I get the job, I plan to continue my martial arts training in Ireland. I've trained in Kyokushin Karate for 8 years and have been training in a hybrid of Kyokushin and Japanese Jujutsu with some Aikido influence for 7 years. Although I'm mainly looking for a karate school where I can learn concepts similar to those promoted by Iain Abernethy and like-minded instructors and hybrids of Karate and Japanese Jujutsu, I am open to other styles.
i have been looking in to third party protection courses and there seems to be so many out there. Also so many that don't ring true, courses that show guys wear "special" glasses that allow them to see behind with the use of little mirrors, and othe 007 type tricks.
Can anyone recommend or point me in the direction of a course that focuses on real skills and less gimmicks
I've been considering purchasing a couple of books for my library for some time now, but they're both quite expensive. One is Shotokan Karate: A Precise History by Harry Cook. The other is Hidden Karate: The True Bunkai for the Heian Katas and Naihanchi by Gennosuke Higaki. Does anyone have or has anyone read either of these and if so, are they worth the exhorbitant prices they fetch? Thanks.
There is a guy in my local town that has suddenly appeared and opened a number of classes in the last 2/3 years.
He is teaching in local schools and community centres. This isn't a problem at all, whilst it may be competition for me and my dojo I am pretty open minded to about this stuff and have no problem with good MA clubs opening up in my local area.
here lies my problem. He is claiming to be a 8th or 9th dan (can't remember which) in an art called judan Okinawan karate.
Looking at entering my guys in as many competitions as I can, a new era for my school
I have the chance of one which is the rules will basicly be the old WUKO rules, one ref and a mirror judge for the kumite , it will be shobu sanbon for adults and possibly shobu nihon for the juniors .
"Contact is allowed to the body as long as no bones or ribs are being broken ( adults ) , and contact is allowed to the face , but only skin contact ,( the face after contact , should be the same as it was before contact , no marks ! ) if you draw blood , it's disqualification .
Recently my training partner and I began really trying to pressure test some knife defence. One of the aspects we came to question is weather it is safe to use chokes in such circumstances. Obviously the first option is to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. However, in circumstances where you can only fight, is it safe to use a choke?