Hiki-te Bunkai

I haven’t done any video’s for a little while and it seemed about time that I did.

This one is about the hikite (pull back hand).  Usually hikite is just explained as being for grabbing and pulling the wrist, but it can be used for grabbing other parts of the body or even clothes.  In this video we look at some of the other ways it can be used.

This video goes with an earlier posting that I wrote about hikite back in May 2010, exploring the multiple different uses for hikite.

Interview With Russell Stutely, World Leading Pressure Point Expert

Russell Stutely is recognised as Europe’s number one expert in pressure points and famous throughout the world for his innovative teachings, which have moved the boundaries of the martial arts  and added new dimensions for all of us.  His system can be applied to any martial art, so you don’t need to change style to incorporate his teachings.  He has studied very deeply how to use pressure point fighting in high pressure scenarios, so that they will work when we really need them.

Russell has kindly agreed to do an interview with me which you’ll find below.  But before you go on to the interview, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Russell Stutely for taking the time to answer my questions and share some if his insights with us. Continue reading “Interview With Russell Stutely, World Leading Pressure Point Expert” »

Kata Bunkai From Gojushiho Sho Kata Course

My own Sensei, Paul Mitchell, 4th Dan recently run a course looking at Karate kata bunkai (analysis/applications) from the kata Gojushiho Sho.  Here are some of the videos from that day which are well worth watching.

They are all kata bunkai taken from the kata Gojushiho Sho. Continue reading “Kata Bunkai From Gojushiho Sho Kata Course” »

Pre-Emptive Strike: Modern Reality Based Training Or Traditional Karate

I am a big admirer of Geoff Thompson.  He has done a lot to promote the cause of reality training and is very much into keeping it real.  His training methods are often as much about how to avoid getting into a fight (not taught in many martial arts) as has how to actually conduct the fight itself.  Traditional martial arts generally teach you how to win in a fair fight.  But that’s the problem, most fights aren’t fair.  Sometimes you could be outnumbered, your assailant(s) could have a weapon and they often start from right up in your face without warning (rather than bowing first from a safe distance before gradually moving in).

So assuming that you’ve done all the avoidance techniques and the guy is still coming in and it is clear that the conflict is going to become physical, what is universally the best tactic to use? Continue reading “Pre-Emptive Strike: Modern Reality Based Training Or Traditional Karate” »