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Naihanchi (Tekki) Karate Kata Bunkai By Ryan Parker (Ryukyu Martial Arts)

3 excellent videos on rules for understanding bunkai (applications), demonstration of bunkai and flow drills from Naihanchi (Tekki) kata, from Ryukyu Martial Arts Continue reading

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Do Our Training Methods Damage Our Bodies? (Part 2)

This post follows on from an earlier popular post, looking it whether martial arts training or good for us, or does it damage our body. Continue reading

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Do Our Training Methods Damage Our Bodies?

It is often said that training in Karate (and other martial arts) is good for our health. But is it? Can some methods be bad for our bodies?
Well some training methods can be bad, so it is wise to look around before deciding on who to train with. Find out more. Continue reading

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7 Questions to Enhance Your Bunkai

When we examine kata bunkai to see what does and does not work under pressure, it is good to have a set of guidelines to work to. Matthew Apsokardu provides 7 questions that you should ask yourself to make sure that what you try out will actually work when you need it most. Continue reading

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Bassai Dai (Passai): Grappling Kata?

A look at the origins of the kata Bassai Dai (Passai) and what the intentions of its author? Continue reading

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