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Fighting Dirty With Karate/TKD/TSD’s Most Commonly Used Technique

The most commonly used technique in Karate, Tae Kwon D0, Tang Soo Do and many styles of Kung Fu, is Hikite. This is the pulling of a hand back to the hip whilst striking or blocking with the other. This pulling hand can be used as a vicious technique in its own right.
Find out some applications for it. Continue reading

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Bunkai: Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan (Won Hyo, Chum Kiu)

Here we look at applications form the opening sequence of the kata/pattern Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan/Won Hyo. We also look at how it overlaps with the Wing Chun 2nd form, Chum Kiu. Continue reading

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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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