Burn it all.
True, but it's history is pretty good from what I remember.
Scouting out the historical course of Karate, by Henning Wittwer (i think he has others too).
Weaponless Warriors by Richard Kim (less history...
Sounds a little cultish to me.
If by daytime you mean during working hours, you won't find one.
Classes are nearly always evenings to catch a wider audience.
Do you mean frustrated with teaching kata for performance art, or with teaching karate based on kata coded principles?
I'd be very surprised if...
Hi Carlos, I train at a good little class in Marylebone that comes with some great perks in the training.
If that's too far west I may know one...
There's no such thing. It's a common misconception, but the founders of the various shorin ryu styles were all juniors of Funakoshi with the one...
The founder of Kyokushin also said that Funakoshi, Shotokan's founder, taught him the most.
Some of the kata were Shotokan, some Goju ryu, but...
Y'know I've been spelling that wrong for years. Just realized it yesterday.
Lol, thanks, but I have a fairly comprehensive understanding of Shotokan kata application, that developed in parallel to Abernathy's work, not...
In fairness to Leviathan, many of the older Shotokan orgs use kata as a selling tool without ever exploring their application.
I had hoped that...
It's not bias so much as an evaluation based on his requirements and my experience of different arts and the cultures that seem to come with them....
For your list of requirements i would have to recommend a karate school, preferably one that has an active competition presence.
Major red flag for me, unless they do a lot of near sparring, (semi free) exercises.
To spar or not is always a choice of the teacher never the...
It is a fujianese method.
Fujian white crane plus fujian Tai Chor apparently.
I studied tiger-crane combination. In trying to learn more about it i wound up looking into white crane a lot. Its classified as half internal...
Undoubtedly, but i still think that making the styles competitions more brutal and knockdown heavy would have limited it's appeal.
All that would've happened is TKD would be smaller and less accessible, like kyokushin.
Yup, cant trust those mma coaches can you.
Or if you get to feel superior.
I already did.
I posted it ages ago in a vid by someone explaining how you could adjust the training to employ Aikido.
There's another one...
Ok, so now it's not just TMA junkies we disregard it's MMA coaches too.
I don't follow.
What does individual realization have to do with the system?
Training is key.
Is it just me or does everyone else hear the opening of that 80's song chorus "So Macho, he's gotta be, So Macho.." whenever reading db's posts.
Because the ground is where my opponent should be and i dont like being that close to other sweaty guys.
Trapping is both reactive and proactive.
A striking art.
The only "arts" that don't try to immobilize an opponent are sports like boxing and Taekwondo where the game is to punch or kick....
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