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  1. K-man

    Australian Adventure Ideas?

    Hey, you're welcome at any time too. It was good fun and we had a bbq after training one night and a group with partners out for dinner the next. It's always good when martial artists get together socially. You see a different side.
  2. K-man

    Full Nelson Hold

    We tried it out tonight but with limited success. I had difficulty getting my arm across the chest and it didn't break the grip for me. It worked better before the lock was applied but in that situation I prefer a couple of other defences. Any suggestions as to how I could improve the move?
  3. K-man

    Full Nelson Hold

    I think the point that is not being addressed is that locks and holds have varying levels of application. In a real situation an arm bar can be a restraint at one end of the scale and total joint destruction at the other. In training we are at the restraint end. We learn to apply it with control...
  4. K-man

    A kata for self defense

    We used to do the reverse of the kata, as a mental exercise. Now that I have some semblance of understanding kata I feel it was a total waste of time. Certainly the reverse kata is as valid as the original but if you are goining to use it that way, as a fighting system, you are going to have to...
  5. K-man

    Broken neck in BJJ Tournament (OUCH)

    I don't claim to have expertise here but these guys (Graciemag) do. If they say it's a slam and illegal I'll take their word for it. The guy is partially paralysed from a move that is technically illegal. His head was driven into the ground, intentional or not. There is not a sporting event...
  6. K-man

    Broken neck in BJJ Tournament (OUCH)

    The dangers of slamming and how to prevent your opponent from picking you up GRACIEMAG
  7. K-man

    A kata for self defense

    As DaveB said, you're discussing techniques and you are using them in isolation. Now I have no idea how you guys train your kata but this is a karate thread and you are nowhere near what we do. (I am assuming from your name you train KF but you don't list your art on your profile.) Kata for us...
  8. K-man

    Create Your Own Kata

    I also agree that a miniscule number of people would have the knowledge to create a viable kata suitable for use in a fight and I, most certainly, wouldn't be one of those people. Someone like Masaji Taira who has spent a lifetime studying kata may be able to, but why? If you've spent that much...
  9. K-man

    Tekko/Kubaton/Fistload

    A torch is fine to carry here (Australia), or a pen for that matter, but the moment you carry a 'tactical' torch or a 'tactical' pen it becomes a legal grey area. They can be classified as weapons. Knives here are totally out of the question unless you have a legitimate reason to be carrying...
  10. K-man

    A kata for self defense

    Let me say at the outset, kata or even martial arts in general have little to do with self defence. Self defence is mostly about not fighting ;) , but for the sake of the discussion we'll assume it has all turned down and getting nasty. Principles? Hmm! I'm not sure that there are any...
  11. K-man

    Broken neck in BJJ Tournament (OUCH)

    Illegal move with devastating result. I hope the guy who did it got sued for everything he owned.
  12. K-man

    Baguazhang?

    So what have you got against Erle Montaigue?
  13. K-man

    A kata for self defense

    First up, can I say I disagree totally with anyone who suggests you make up your own kata. Why would you bother when there are dozens of kata available developed by masters over decades? For me, I like seyunchin. It has a natural flow to it with high strikes followed by low strikes, elbows to...
  14. K-man

    Breaking Structure

    Not quite what I meant to say. None of his techniques worked without his using physical strength and when he did that I could stop him every time. Against an untrained person, I'm sure he would be more than capable. I don't have an issue with the technique. Like everything, it all depends on the...
  15. K-man

    Hard and Soft

    I had never felt soft until I started Aikido. When I changed my karate to the Okinawan style I found that the softness was intrinsic to the Goju training. However, I disagree that hard and soft is present at the same time.
  16. K-man

    Shotokan for self defence.

    I thank you for posting this video. It is a variation of an Aikido exercise we practise regularly from a double hand grip. Does it work against total resistance? Sure, it does. Can everyone do it? Not without a lot of practise. I introduced it to my Krav guys last night and will keep trainining...
  17. K-man

    Instinctive Response Training Australian Intensive At Outer Eastern Martial Arts on July 11th & 12th

    And what Brian failed to mention ... he put on two really great sessions that everyone gained knowledge from. Thanks mate! :)
  18. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    I can only talk of Goju kata. Other styles may have kata with particular bunkai to fit the kata. In some of those maybe you are correct but they are outside my knowledge. Within Goju, I don't believe there is any need to change. Perhaps I can put it another way. There are many ways of using...
  19. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    You do realise you can remove it?
  20. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    So, what did you dislike about my answer? I tried to answer your question as best I could.
  21. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    I think this reinforces my point. These are the top guys of their styles and as you said, the changes are minimal. Kung Fu Wang was suggesting that we should be changing the kata ourselves. Now, I reckon that I know a little more about kata than most guys but I am a minnow compared to the guys...
  22. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    We had an 'official' bunkai with Goju Kai back in the 80s. It was simplistic to describe in in the best light and totally impractical at its worst. Again, it was put together by people who did not understand what they were doing. I have that first hand. As to using a technique from kata in...
  23. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    It depends on context. In a sporting context you can focus on your opponent and drown out the crowd. In a street context, that could get you badly beaten or even killed. Adrenalin gives you tunnel vision. The training is to help you overcome tunnel vision.
  24. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    I don't have any problem with modifying the techniques in the application or Bunkai. I have an enormous difficulty accepting a fundamental change in kata. I have seen kata changed by people who didn't understand kata. I have never seen anyone who understands kata change kata. Eiichi Miyazato...
  25. K-man

    I'm sorry, but this whole "Anti-Grappling" thing horrifies me

    OK, but let's take it in the context intended, ground fighting.
  26. K-man

    Fundamental pillars of self-defense?

    Those of us who started shaving in the 60s or earlier often used the same DP to stem the bleeding from the more primative shaving gear we had available back then. :(
  27. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    I disagree totally. If you have to change the kata you haven't understood the kata. To change the kata you need far more understanding than most people will ever achieve. I have neither the time nor the understanding to either create a new kata or even modify the ones I have.
  28. K-man

    Kata bunkai for self defense

    clautz, welcome to MT. Perhaps you could introduce yourself and tell us a bit of your background or even put up some of your background and interests in your profile. I would challenge what you are claiming in that kata and bunkai are quite separate and you wouldn't use kata to fight. So let's...
  29. K-man

    I'm sorry, but this whole "Anti-Grappling" thing horrifies me

    I know you have posted this video many times. For me, it is not something that appeals at all, but if it works for you, great, go for it.
  30. K-man

    I'm sorry, but this whole "Anti-Grappling" thing horrifies me

    Mate, it's not even an option for smaller, older or weaker people when confronted by someone bigger, stronger, and younger. To me, that's grappling, not anti-grappling.
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