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Kata Bunkai for Shorin Ryu Pinan Shodan (Heian Nidan)

There is much study these days into the practical applications of kata bunkai (forms/patterns). Often it helps to look at older versions of your own style to see how they did things to help you work out whats been changed and why? Continue reading

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What Are The Differences Between Kung Fu & Karate?

Many people compare the Karate and Kung Fu, but don’t really understand the differences. Here’s your chance to get a better understanding of these two great systems. Continue reading

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The Humble “Yoi”

In traditional martial arts, even the ready position can be used to neutralise an opponent before a fight really gets going. Continue reading

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Dis-Mounting An Attacker

Should you be unfortunate enough to be taken to the ground and end up with some gormless thug on top of you trying to bludgeon the living daylights out of you, we look at some ways of getting them off (so that you can bludgeon them – much more fun). Continue reading

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Hangetsu/Seishan

Here we take a look at one of the movements from Hangetsu kata (formally known as Seishan). Karate is usually looked at as being linear and Kung Fu as being predominantly circular. However, the technique that we look at below is performed in a circular manor in the kata, but when we look at similar Kung Fu movements, they are performed in a linear manner. As per usual, there is more in common than there is different. Continue reading

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