Matthew Apsokardu is the author of the great Ikigai Way website, and he has just released his book--Tales from the Western Generation--which explores the history and development of karate in America. I highly recommend it to all karateka, but especially to American karateka!
Hi my name is Malcolm and Iain has asked me to tell you a little about Kudo. I was fortunate enough to meet Iain at a recent seminar arranged by Lee Taylor. Whilst demonstrating a throw Iain referenced how Kudo practitioners may use the position to submit the opponent on the floor. Lee Taylor kindly informed Iain that I was the Wales Representative for Kudo in the UK and an open discussion about the possibilities for Karate-ka within the Kudo platform developed, so as requested I will share my view on this topic.
For any fitness enthusiast that enjoy a good work out outside of the Dojo, I recommend for you all to check out Dolph Lundgren's fitness book.The book contain gym exercise and non gym workout which you could do at home, or on vacation with no gym equipments, a sample of self defense application and in depth history biography of Dolph Lundgren. This book has it all and for the price, its definitely worth buying.
Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs is an in-depth analysis of the practical applications for five of the most common elbow strikes found in Karate and Taekwondo. While conventional wisdom holds that an elbow strike is simply a technique used for close-range striking, I believe that the movements used in executing these elbow strikes are highly versatile and applicable to a wide range of situations. In this book, I demonstrate how a technique as simple and as crude as an elbow strike can be used for executing blocks, joint locks, throws, take downs,