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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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Grappling in Goju-Ryu

In this extract from his book, “The History of Karate: Okinawan Goju” (May 1996), Morio Hiagonna tells us the tale of a meeting in the 1930s where Jigoro Kano (founder of Judo) and Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-Ryu karate) discussed grappling and groundwork in karate:

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Very funny force field fail (video)

 Words fail me! I’m ashamed to admit that I has a coffee spitting laughing fit when the woman’s “force field” failed. Does that make me a bad person? :-)

All the best,

Iain

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Los Angeles Police Department Training film (1948)

A rare film from 1948 from the Los Angeles Police Department showing “Self-Defence and Disarmament”:

“The recruit should learn a few holds well, practice them often, and avoid the dangerous and spectacular”

All the best,

Iain

Los Angeles Police Department: Self-Defence and Disarmament (1948)

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US Navy Hand to Hand Combat 1942 (video)

A US Navy Hand to Hand Combat training video from 1942 in three parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

All the best,

Iain

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Bored to death of Kata performance.

Why have I always struggled with kata performance. Since the beginning of my practice 27 years ago.

I like drilling and fighting with the concepts.

The way we do preform solo kata does give a me a workout. I am just so board of doing it.  Is there any thing I can do to make it better for me?  Mental trickery.  Their has to be something else.

Thanks

Dom

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Sword arts

A while ago there was a thread on sword arts. They were some good examples but the the teachniques seemed to be based on a block counter format. I recently saw a document called "reclaiming the sword" which featured sword enthusiasts and their fighting methods. A very interesting take on what tradional swords arts with techniques taken from tradional manuals.

im afraid I can post a link because I live in China. But it is well woth a look 

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Video equipment

Hi everyone .

Help . Whilst i know that Iain uses professional equipment and crew to make the commercially sold dvd`s .

What sort of cameras would be suitable for filming seminar clips ? . As im planning a seminar in the Autum and would like to film part of it as a aid to the Dojo .

What does the assembled think is the most suitable camera for this (im on a budget) .

Regards

Jon

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Martial Arts Adverts

Some pretty amusing martial arts based adverts from around the globe:

All the best,

Iain

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Cartoon on Context

A good cartoon from Mark Cook on the importance of context :-)

All the best,

Iain

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