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Shihan Kousaku Yokota’s New Book – “Shotokan Myths” (More Than Just Shotokan)

Review of the new book, due out in mid December: Shotokan Myths, by Shihan Kousaku Yokota Continue reading

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Kata Bunkai For Nijushiho/Niseishi Part 2

Towards the end of Nijushiho kata, there is an unusual sequence which the more you examine it, the more it doesn’t make sense . . . . . at first. Have a look at how we uncover it’s secrets. Continue reading

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Bunkai From Tekki/Naihanchi (Chul Gi) With Cross Reference To Wing Chun

We take a look at Wing Chun and how it resembles Karate’s Tekki (Naihanchi/Chul Gi) kata and cross over between them. Continue reading

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Bunkai And Comparison Of Karate/TKD’s Age Uke (Rising Block) & Wing Chun’s Bong Sau (Wing Arm Block)

Comparing techniques between different martial arts will sometimes give clues as to the development of some techniques as well as different ways to use those techniques. Here we look at Wing Chun’s Bong Sau (Wing Arm Block) and Age Uke (Rising Block) from Karate, Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do. Continue reading

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Why Did Karate Develop It’s Linear Technique?

Karate is largely based on Kung Fu. However, most Kung Fu is circular whilst Karate has become linear. Find out why and how this is still applicable today. Continue reading

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