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Introduce Yourself!

Welcome to members new and old! Please post a few lines to introduce yourself to all other members!

It would be great if people would make their first post their introduction. It’s only polite, after all :-)

All the best,

Iain

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Calcio Storico: Too small to be a real war and too cruel to be a game (video)

Footage of a game of “Calcio Storico” (“Florentine Football” or historic football). Think team bareknuckle MMA mixed with rugby and a riot! An insane game, but an entertaining watch!

Too small to be a real war and too cruel to be a game” - Henry the Third of France (1551 - 1589)

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcio_Fiorentino

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Okinawan Karate Documentary

This was sent to me by a friend,  I tried not to watch it now but.......

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Trainee Mugger (video)

This made me giggle ... The bad guys train too ;-)

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Understanding the Bent Elbow Wrist Lock

I proposed this project to Iain some months ago since the technique features often in Bunkai

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Other bunkai enthousiasts in your area!

Hello,

There's a lot of people who practise karate, but sadly enough not all of them have a profound interest in the practical application of karate. It would be nice to have some kind of overview of other bunkai enthousiasts that are in the same area as you. That way you could meet up for training with other people from other clubs, with the same interests.

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Mr Bean does martial arts (funny videos)

I’ve just became aware of these new Mr Bean martial arts spoofs! I like them :-)

All the best,

Iain

 

 

 

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Ebigatama: A ground fighting technique that Funakoshi wanted you to know!

As many of you will know, in his book “Karate-Do: My Way of Life”, Gichin Funakoshi talked about Tegumi (Okinawan Wrestling) and its link with karate.

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Footwork Drill to Create Angles (video)

A good drill on sidestepping to gain angles when fighting (a fighting “kata” if you will :-). Boxing footwork has had a huge influence on modern karate, and with good reason. The traditional methods of the kata are perfect for close-range civilian self-protection, but if we also wish to include a fighting component to what we do then we need to have the footwork skills for closing distance and negotiating a back and forth extended exchange. Personally footwork is one of those skills that I love to train because my body likes the “feel” of it.

All the best,

Iain

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Rika Usami & Dominos

I share this for two reasons, a) it's just damn cool :-)

And b) I was wondering what kata this is if anyone can help?  I am intrugied by the purpose of the three forward steps at 41 sec mark of the below video,

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