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Chikara Andrew's picture

Short self defence/protection course

I have been asked by a youth group that I work with to put together a Self Defence course, it has to be relatively short probably over just three hour/hour and half long sessions.

I have been asked to take a lead on it because of my experience in Karate however given the time constraints I think the focus will be more on awareness etc than actual martial arts type aspects. As a general rule when teaching Karate I tend to put these discussions in as we go along and have never set to thinking how I would teach/train these aspects in isolation.

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Anf's picture

Starting a small club/practice group

Hi all. A few of my fellow trainees and I want to start a little practice group. It would largely because by invitation only and it's not a formal dojo kind of thing. It would be a weekly get together for a few of us that want to really practice beyond just doing enough for the next grade. Trouble is, I seem to be struggling with finding a suitable venue. They all seem to have all manner of different rules. I'm just wondering if there's any advice on finding a venue, and also what is a reasonable price for hall hire.

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What's the meaning of "saka-te"?

In particular I'm referring to Funakoshi's Karate-do Kyohan, when he's talking about nage-waza (throwing techniques):

"karate not only consists of striking, kicking, and thrusting techniques but also throwing and saka-te (inverted-hand, under-hand, back-hand) techniques".

Funakoshi uses 逆手 for saka-te / gyaku-te. So what's the real meaning of saka-te in that phrase context? Exit and counters?

Many thanks in advance!

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Paul_L's picture

Relaxing When Kicking

This is something that I am struggling with at the moment.

I have had lower back problems sinse my 30s, actually its my hips that that cause my lower back to overcompensate. At 40 I had the great idea to begin Karate. At the start it was quite painful to kick but nowadays with all the excerise and daily stretches my back is a lot better and I have reasonable flexibility.

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ChildRoland's picture

Quality Instructors/Schools in Los Angeles.

Hello everyone, my name is John. I was directed to this section of the forum and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Cataphract's picture

Mochimi?

There seem to be several interpretations of the word "mochimi".

http://ryukyu-bugei.com/?p=4809

The Naha Te interpretation seems to be that tightening the antagonist muscle somehow helps to generate additional force. I'm probably mistaken about that. The Shorin Ryu people seem to call this the loose, whipping "wigglyness" (for the lack of a better word).

http://asaikarate.com/what-are-chinkuchi-gamaku-and-muchimi-part-1/

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Aragaki or not Aragaki?

Is this really an authentic photo of Aragaki Seisho?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arakaki_Seisho.jpg

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Great Journey of Karate 1/2 - Worth it?

(Not sure if this is the right place but hopefully it is) 

Hi all,

I'm quite tempted to buy "Great Journey of Karate" and perhaps it's sequel, but the price is pretty off putting, well over $100 (can't check the online store at the moment, seems to be offline).  

Has anyone here taken the plunge? Was it worth it?

Cheers

Trailers:

 

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Gwelanmorrep's picture

Try before you buy

I'm fed up with mail-order gi that never quite fit. Is there anywhere I can go to try on gi before buying? I'll be in London for a few days next month, which might be a good place to start. Thanks...

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Shuri or Tomari Sanchin

Has anybody here seen the Shuri or Tomari version of Sanchin? I read somewhere it existed but fell out of use.

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