Hi to everyone this is my first post here, I read the Ian's article about the applications of blocks, he say who there are not block on okinawa karate, and they are annaquate tecniche for learning karate to japanese scholar. Now my question is if there are not block in karate
1- How defended themselves by the punch and the kick the ancient karateka without use blocks?
2- Why okinawa style like Matsumura Shorin ryu , and Matsubayashi Shōrin-ryū use the same blocks of shotokan, like you can see from this video?
MATSUMURA SHORIN RYU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KNsgXKTGxY
MATSUBAYASHI SHORIN RYU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KNsgXKTGxY
is like shotokan they are okinawa karate style, not japanese.