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Practical Applications of the Shotokan Kata Jion and Jiin by Carsten Schmitt

NEW BOOK: “Practical Applications of the Shotokan Kata Jion and Jiin” by Carsten Schmitt:

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The Untold History of Kyusho (new book)

Hi All,

Please let’s help one of our own get his book moving. I’ve seen the draft (and written a foreword which you can see below) and it’s a very thorough book. Just about every historical chart of vulnerable areas is examined in the book and it makes for interesting reading; regardless of the personal emphasis one places on pressure points, or whether one takes a western medicine or “chi based” approach. Please read Nikolaj’s introduction, watch his video, and then read my forward. If you like what you see, then please follow the indiegogo links and get your copy :-)

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Jamie Clubbs New Book!

Jamie Clubb’s book is soon to be released! Jamie is a good friend and I believe him to be one of the most thoughtful, insightful and erudite martial artists I’ve ever met. Phone calls between Jamie and I are never short affairs (“quick chats” typically last over an hour) as we share thoughts and bounce our various martial musings off one another.

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What Martial Arts (or related) Podcasts are recommended?

Currently I subscribe to (in alphabetical order so as to not show preference:)

- Grapplearts Radio (Stephen Kesting, Brazilian Jiujitsu)

- Iain Abernethy

- Kris Wilder

- Martial Secrets (Lawrence Kane & Kris Wilder)

- (although there hasn't been a new podcast in ages)

- The Geof Thompson Inspired Podcast (BY a Martial Artist and with reference to Martial Arts, but not really a Martial Arts podcast)

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The Value of Rank in Karate

I some times question the value of a ranking system in karate and would like to hear what others think.   

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Naihanchi (Tekki) Kata: The Seed of Shuri Karate Vol. 1 by Chris Denwood

Chris Denwood tells us about his latest book, 'Naihanchi (Tekki) Kata: The Seed of Shuri Karate Vol. 1'.

This is the first of a three part project that covers an integrated and comprehensive 'five-layer' study into Naihanchi Kata, a form that along with Sanchin from the Naha line, has always been considered a fundamental part of the art’s combative methodologies.

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Pinan Flow System by John Titchen

“Pinan Flow System: karate kata application for beginner to black belt” By John Titchen

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Henning Wittwers first book in English on Karate's history and teachings

Hi everyone,

as I often pointed out Henning Wittwer is my No.1 source for Karate history related information. He put a couple of previously in English puplished articles into one book and it is now available via Lulu.

Title of the book is: SCOUTING OUT THE HISTORICAL COURSE OF KARATE: Collected Essays

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Ramblings from a Ten Foot Square Hut (great new bunkai book!)

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New Book: At Close Quarters - The true story of Colonel Hector Grant-Taylor!


I have my first book coming out this September, and while it has nothing to do with Karate it does touch on elements of close quarter combat and combative mindset which we can apply to self protection.

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