Normally, when I share videos, they are covering techniques or concepts, but this one is a bit different. Some of you might have seen my recent article on makiwara training, which was inspired by the continuous appearance of statements on social media from people thinking that the makiwara is just for toughening the hands. This type of statement often causes a conversation to evolve, and highlight a number of other myths that people believe about karate, and I have put the 5 most common together and discussed them in this video:
When I was a young'un, I wanted to become a martial arts instructor like my senseis and sifus. First goal: earn the black belt and teaching cert for the styles I wanted to teach. Lots of years later, I did that...but I had helped my instructor run the school for a few years at that point, and that was no longer something I wanted to do. Since deciding that I didn't want to run my own instruction business, I've had a difficult time motivating myself to train. I know that many black belts quit once they get their belt (because they believe they're done now).
Was there the Free sparring Jiu kumite, on traditional okinawa karate?
Many says the jiu kumite is a modern thing created when the karate is emigrated to the japan and associated it to the competition, but I Think who in a real street fighting you don't know your opponent, and how will he attack to you, all is unpredictable. Somebody says who there was the bogu kumite, somebody says who the traditional training it was the kata, and only kata???
How to use a baton like a LA police officer in the 1960s! I love these old videos. Always fascinating to watch. There’s some very questi onable methods shown in the video: “Criminal grabbed your baton? Then execute a sacrifice throw!” (What if he simply lets go of the baton?). An interesting watch nevertheless.