Hello to everyone, in this post I want talk about the defense again a strike(punch, kick ecc), on traditional okinawa karate. Above all I am looking about resources, video, article about this, the fact is who internet is full of bad materiale, where you can see the usually unrealistic block against a preordinate punch. But I know the on reality block on karate aren't r eally block. H ow did work the traditional karate on this situation:
I thought it would be fun and beneficial to share combative and kata / bunkai based “golden rules” that we have in our teaching, or that we were taught ourselves.
What I mean by “golden rules” are brief encapsulations of important combative principles – or principles of understanding kata – that are expressed in a sentence or two at most. These are the kind of things I mean (in no particular order):
Don’t be in front of your enemy, but have the enemy in front of you.
Hello Tried to start this post a few times and couldn't get a nice intro so I am going to just jump in with the question...
Do all movements have both knife hand and forearm variations?
I studied the ITF taekwondo patterns which are based, albeit loosely, on shotokan karate kata. As you work through the forms eventually you are introduced to both forearm/closed hand and knife hand/open hand variations of each movement. I was wondering if this also happens in the karate kata.
I asked this in another thread and someone expressed interest, so I'll post it as its own topic that might get a different viewing audience.
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