I am a beginner and been training in wado ryu karate since August this year. I am in my early thirties and took it on so I could handle myself and intrested in the martial arts.
I train once a week in the typical dojo which teaches solo kata, fitness and some basic partner techniques. I also train once a week on my heavy bag at home on basic punch and kick techniques. I also have done some contact points based sparring.
I took the online course offered by Emory University through Coursera titled Understanding Violence and while I do not know if anyone here also took the course, I wanted to give a short review of it.
The general approach of the course was to look at Violence as a contagious disease, which was a new approach for me and I saw many potential benefits to the approach. There are probably a few drawbacks as well, but as it was a new approach to me, it opened up many interesting considerations.
Hi All this is my first post on the forum. Does anyone know where I can find a source for the Law regarding self defence in Japan? The only reference I can find is Military, such as: JSDF, JSF, SDF. No reference to civilian self defence law?
I've been working night shifts this weekend and it's been local payday. It's fair to say I've had some "interesting" shifts. A couple of small problems arose with intoxicated patients. In amongst it all I liaised with two groups of Police Officers and gained insight into some views on self protection and Martial Arts.
Raising the knee up high before executing a kick has obvious advantages in competition as if you throw the majority of your kicks from the same position your opponent will have no idea if it's going to be a high/mid/or low kick, decreasing the chances of them covering up, meaning increasing the chances of you landing the kick and scoring a point.