Martial Arts

A forum covering all things martial for all martial artists. Regardless of your chosen style, or whether you’re a practitioner of a modern or classical system, in this forum we can all swap ideas and knowledge and help each other along our chosen paths.

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The 3 Components of Every Martial Art

Stephan Kesting makes some really good points in this video. The essential point is that every art has:

1 – Techniques

2 – Equipment

3 – Training Methods

It is the mix of these three that ultimately shape the art. This is why I feel progressive live practise, unlimited by any given rule set (just stafey considerations), is a must (3); and why modern training equipment such as focus mitts and the heavy bag (2) have so much to offer karateka.

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Resources on karate throws

I recently taught part one of a two part seminar on Funakoshi's throws - part two is scheduled for April. The response to part one was so enthusiastic that I have been asked to teach throws on a monthly basis.

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Judo, Daito-ryu Solo Kata

Hello together; I'm reading passively in this forum for a couple of years now very interesting thoughts from this community and great work from Iain. I would consider the members of this forums as experts in the area of Kata practice. Therefore I think it's the right place for my question. As a Judoka who did Karate as a Teenager I really miss solo kata. So I want to ask those of you who might have experience in Judo or Jujutsu if it's possible to assemble a solo kata with techniques uniquely from those arts.

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Yama Tsuki as a Goshi Throw

Hi All 

As in some cases we use the movement similar to Yama Tsuki with starting point behind back,

one of our application for this technique is Atam Goshi Nage, where you have lost control of your oponent and he is diving under your arm or trying to dive in to the legs. Technique is finished on the floor as it gives a lot of torque on the neck, but it can be used as a throw without ending on the ground.

Kind regards

Les

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Tonfa Strikes

Hello, everyone!

I know that we don't do too much kobudo stuff, here, and I'm not really a kobudo guy, myself, but our Waza Wednesday video this week covers a few basic striking methods with the tonfa. It's a good start for those interested, if nothing else

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Yoko Geri from Pinan (Kyokushin and others)

Hi  all

Yoko Geri used as a throw. In our Pinan Sono Yon we do uraken and yoko geri together. Where arms are used to take control of the balance of the opponent and the leg performs sweep/throw, very similar to Harai Goshi from Judo. As my English is not perfect, so please have look on the video. Hope it will be clearer.   

Kind regards 

Les

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Grade belts are a scam

In my view they are a scam. I can get a black belt from one club, and then go to another and they can say, well your a yellow belt. I have been to clubs where i have stated clearly I do not wish to grade, or do competitions, there is a lot of resentment at this because they want to force me to pay money. Not only can i  not afford it, I am too old (50) on medication which slows me down, just plain not interested in it. To me when people get belts their arrogance score goes up a 1000% and think they can use the stuff they know on the street.

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Uchi Uke , Soto Uke

Hi All

Short clip of our method of three, every technique can be use as, off balancing/throw, strike or joint lock.

Kind regards

Les

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Saijutsu - Shoulder Lock

Hello, everyone!

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Newton's Third Law

I am interested in conducting some personal research on Newton's Third Law of Physics and its application to how body structure is an important part of a powerful strike.  My interest is in broadening my intuitive understanding of this concept so I can better explain it to students.  In other words, I can feel it and have no doubt about the importance of good structure but want to be able to explain it clearly at a more theoretical and detailed level.

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