Monthly Archives: April 2010

Is Kata (Forms/Patterns) Without Realistic Bunkai “Organized Despair”?

Bruce Lee referred to the way that many martial artists train as “organized despair”. When many people still train katas/forms/patterns without really understanding the practical applications, does kata really serve any purpose. Continue reading

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Professor Rick Clark: Pressure Points

Professor Rick Clark is a specialist in applying pressure points using techniques from the katas/patterns.  He has a very good understanding of both Japanese/Okinawan katas as well as Korean.  When you see his qualifications, you’ll understand why: 8th Dan Ryukyu … Continue reading

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Various TaeKwonDo Applications

This is one of my favourite TKD clips from Jason Burgess, 5th Dan TKD, from the Ch’ang Hon Wells TKD club.  It is a demonstration of various applications given at the 2008 GTI Open. His website is www.professionalmartialarts.co.uk.

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Practical TaeKwonDo

Clips from Matthew Sylvester, author of Practical TaeKwonDo: Bact To The Roots. Continue reading

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Iain Abernethy – Bunkai

Bunkai applications from Iain Abernethy Continue reading

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