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.
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.
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.
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!
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?