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Iain Abernethy's picture

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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Gichin Funakoshis forgotten karate throw used in a recent UFC bout (videos)

I recently posed a video on "Nodo osae"; which is a throw shown by Gichin Funakoshi in his 1925 book, Rentan Goshin Karate Jutsu. The photograph in the book has led many to surmise it is catching a kick; however, the text that goes with the photo does not support that:

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Bunkai karate difference from mainstream Karate

Hi Im new to these forums and amazed of how supportive this community is and everything it has accomplished so far. So here is my question that has been bugging me for a while. If we had to make a list all of  punches, throws, joint locks,kicks, and other techniques found in kata bunkai how much different would karate look from mainstream traditonal karate styles? 

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Wave-masters, water-bottles and broken shins (funny video).

Here’s some good examples of the “water bottle challenge”

BAD LANGUAGE WARNING! And now here is one to make you giggle. Better to use a WaveMaster than a bollard!

All the best,

Iain

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Native American Ground fighting

I thought this looked interesting so here you go.

If anything It looks like it would tire you out.

Dom

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Practical kung fu?

Hello everyone,

First post here. I've become a fan of Iain's work and I love what he's doing with karate. Since my experience has been with impractical karate, it's actually kind of a breath of fresh air and has made me look at it in a new way. 

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The Magic of the Left Jab ebook for FREE!

Message from Mick Franklin

Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know that John Nawn's e-book 'The Magic of the Left Jab' is FREE for Kindle download for the next 4 days! This book contains a lot of great information for beginner and expert alike -there's a lot of master strategy and street fighting skills to be seen here. A link to 2 free videos with some excellent training drills is also included in the e-book.

You have absolutely nothing to lose.

Here's the link:

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Power Generation

In one of Iain's articles about punching power he talks about the development of power. There is a line that states "Another common error is to twist from the center of the body so that one side of the hip travels forward whilst the other side is going backward". The article continues to say" to punch with power at close-range you should pivot from the side of your hip so that the whole body is travelling in the direction of the punch".

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diadicic's picture

Groin Grabbing funny video

Found a better video with out all the extra stuff.

Dom

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Hello all.

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