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:
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?
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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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".