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Iain Abernethy's picture

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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Barry O'Sullivan's picture

Reading material recommendations.

Evening all,

As my time has been freed up lately I'm starting to read again on a regular basis. To cut a long story short could any of you be kind enough to point me in the right direction for any good Karate (or any good martial arts books) whether they be instructional or memoirs. I've got a decent sized library already so may of already read what's recommended but I'm sure there's many that I haven't. 

Many thanks and best regards 

Barry O

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Is BJJ catching TMAs cold?

This is an interesting watch. The first thing to note is that there is some bad language and crude sexual references in this video (not from Stephan Kesting, but the gent he’s interviewing). Not one to watch at work, with children around, or if you are easily offended. It adds nothing to the points being made, and it’s a shame it’s there, but if you see past that there’s some really interesting points being made.

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Stuart Akers's picture

Changing roles as you get older

I'm having to change my role on the club, I'd thought I'd float it as a topic.

I think I'd always secretly hoped I'd bow out like the legendary Phil Milner, he was doing a private class in his OAP bungalow, the 2 guys left, Phil sat down to watch the Olympics and had a heart attack.

I managed the heart attack, no problem, passed that one with flying colours, I've got through the rehab, of course life is never linear so the curve is the return of the cancer and chemo.

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Stuart Akers's picture

Knife defence

This is interesting not sure whether it should be on, maybe because there's some much airy fairy stuff spouted.

My No.2 passed this Fb site on, refusing to post the links to the videos, these are graphic, real kife attacks.

I'll include the Fb link, not a direct video link, remember once you see stuff you can't unsee it.

 https://m.facebook.com/shootingfast.ab

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Classic documentary from the BBC on Karate

Classic documentary from the BBC on Karate. I loved the Way of the Warrior series. Frightening that it was over 30 years ago!

All the best,

Iain

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Chojun Miyagi Twenty Year Memorial Footage

Some footage from 1973 at an event in Okinawa marking 20 years since the death of Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju Ryu).

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Iain Abernethy's picture

My Rebuttal of a Moral Critique of Mixed Martial Arts

Thanks to Jim Prouty for sharing this article with me:

https://www.jiujitsutimes.com/dixon-on-the-intrinsic-immorality-of-mma/

The article (posted yesterday) is the response to “A Moral Critique of Mixed Martial Arts” by Nicholas Dixon in a publication called, Public Affairs Quarterly.

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Graziano's picture

Shotokans Kokutsu Dachi Applications

Hi to everyone, which in your opinion  the application of shotokan's kokutsu dachi ?

How can you use it o real self defense o Ju kumite?

Ok many say none application!!! On okinawa karate there aren't kokutsu dachi, but neko ashi dachi, ok but on kung fu there is the same stance called SAN CHI PU O FOR SIX STANCE ECC. and all know the karate come from the kung fu. Kokutsu dachi is my favourite stances because maybe I understood how use it, my sensei many years ago told me and I found the same thing on a book but I am nobody, I'd like your opinion!

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Graziano's picture

Karate's Blocks

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?

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