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Playing the Game by Jamie Clubb

Thank you to Jamie for allowing me to post this article here. Jamie is one of the most reflective and thoughtful martial arts I know and our personal discussions always see me thinking, re-thinking and re-evaluating. To learn more about Jamie please visit his website: http://clubbchimera.com/

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The Degradation of Karate is Over!

CHEERS TO THE MODERN KARATE MOVEMENT – THE DEGRADATION OF KARATE IS OVER! By Will Wright

INTRODUCTION – THE GOOD OLE DAYS (THAT SCREWED EVERYTHING UP!)

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The Effects of Japans Assimilation of Culture on Okinawan Karate Kata by Harold R.Wisner

The Effects of Japan’s Assimilation of Culture on Okinawan Karate Kata

by Harold R.Wisner

Introduction

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Reconstructing Tomari-te by Stewart Squire

Reconstructing Tomari-Te

Situated at the western edge of Naha’s great city sprawl is the Tomari Port Terminal. The ferry services that emanate from there connect Okinawa to the surrounding islands, such as “Kume and the Keramas” (1). Providing access to the South China Sea, Tomari has for centuries, been an important gateway into and out of Okinawa.

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The Importance of Context in Understanding Japanese Martial Art

The Importance of Context in Understanding Japanese Martial Art

Suggestions and Reading Lists for Students

by Linda Yiannakis,  M.S.

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The Karate-do That Began with Chinmochi By Gichin Funakoshi (Translation by Mark Tankosich)

I’m very grateful to Mark for permitting me to share this interesting translation with members and visitors to this site! Enjoy! All the best, Iain

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Shaolin Warriors 2011: A Journey Across Europe

This article by Russell Goold is a fantastic and amusing insight into life on the road with the Shaolin Warriors. Thanks to Russell, my family and I got to see their show this year and it was superb! You can find my write up on that experience here: http://iainabernethy.co.uk/news/iain-and-shaolin-monks

Russell sent me this tale of their travels and I really enjoyed it! I asked Russell if he would be OK with me posting it here for members and visitors to this website and I’m pleased to say that he was!

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Breaking the Chains: An Analysis of the 1st of Choki Motobus Two-Man Kumite Drills

Hi All,

I hope you enjoy this article by Stewart Squire on the 1st of Motobu’s Two-Person drills. I’m really grateful to Stewart for allowing the article to be poster here as I feel it makes a very nice addition to the website.

All the best,

Iain

PS You can find details on Stewart at the end of the article.

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The Dynamic Nature of Judo Kata

This is a superb and unbelievably detailed discussion on judo kata! At just under 12,000 words there is much to digest and no stone is left unturned. It’s a brilliant piece and I’m extremely grateful to Linda Yiannakis for sending me this interview with Steven R. Cunningham and permitting me to add it to this website.

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Kata Combat – Duality of Theme

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