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    Wing Chun Centre Line and Buddhist Philosophy

    Hi Everyone, I've made a video about the Centre Line being, aside from being a fighting concept, a physical representation of Buddhist philosophy's Middle Way. What do you all think. Could the Centre Line be the manifestation of the Middle Way in the physical sense? Is the Centre Line and the...
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    Understanding Wing Chun's Centre Line

    Oh no!!! Is that how I came across 丹賤儭!!! I guess that it must be difficult to listen to someone talk at length about a topic - especially if they have a droney voice like mine! It definitely is difficult to explain the various ways of understanding the centre line theory. Feeling the...
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    Understanding Wing Chun's Centre Line

    Good point about covering and protecting your centre line, whilst attacking your opponent's. Usually, people see Wing Chun as attacking and defending, in terms of applying the techniques - i.e. deflecting a punch, whilst delivering your own strike. Looking at this in terms of defending and...
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    Understanding Wing Chun's Centre Line

    Hi Everyone, I made this video about three ways that the Centre Line Theory can be understood. I talk about it as the following: A) a target zone. B) the shortest distance between your attacking tool and the target. C) a method of getting to a position whereby your opponent can offer the least...
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    Cheers Steve!!!
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    The heel hook I was referring to is a type of foot lock. It's not usually allowed in Gi BJJ matches. You tend to see it more in No-Gi. In fact, when I've been taught it, it's always in a No-Gi session. In BJJ Gi comps, it's the straight foot lock that's allowed. You can do the knee bar in both...
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    Yeah, Jigoro Kano introduced a system of white belt for Kyu grades and the black belt for Dan grades. I think the use of adding additional coloured belts for the Kyu grades might have started in Europe. Minosuke Kawaishi introduced the coloured belts system in Europe, possibly after seeing them...
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    Okay, so I'm gonna try and answer the points you raised. Firstly, in regards to posting my videos in order to increase my views. I thought that a view only counts if the viewer watches the video on YouTube. I didn't think that I was posting a link that takes you straight to the YouTube page but...
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    Is that where Kano got the idea for black belts - from swimming instructors. That's a great piece of info. Where did you find that out from?
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    Just a quick correction. That first picture is Morihiro Saito. Although a student of Morihei Ueshiba, he wasn't his son. Nevertheless, the point of your post was to highlight the clothing. So, cheers for that.
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    Cheers for the info. Yeah, I did hear that even Jigoro Kano experimented using kimono under garments, such as the juban. Funny enough, I did use the kusakura shop website as a source of information for the video. I didn't mention it but did site their website as a reference in the description...
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    Jigoro Kano and the Gi

    Hey Guys, Jigoro Kano not only founded Judo, he also created the gi which is used in many martial arts, such as Karate, Jiu-Jitsu and Taekwondo. Check this video out on the subject and share your thoughts!
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    Will Olympic Karate open up interest in other Kumite formats?

    This video discusses Olympic Karate (WKF) Kumite and other Kumite formats. Karate will feature in the Olympics, as of tomorrow (5th August 2021). That's great news!!! However, it will be unfortunate if the general public believe that this is the only respected Karate Kumite format. We can't...
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    Judo is the Way of Maximum Efficiency

    And that is why Jigoro Kano used the term 'Maximum Efficiency' to define the interpretation of 'Ju' in Judo. He recognised that there are moments when you do need to use strength, or 'hardness'. There has to be a balance. For Kano, it was more important to follow the principle of 'Maximum...
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    The Dojo

    If you rent or hire a hall to use as a dojo, it can be really annoying when people walk on the dojo with their shoes on, especially leisure centre staff. Here's a video that tries to explain why.
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    Judo is the Way of Maximum Efficiency

    Not necessarily. It's more about using the most efficient way to achieve the outcome. Yes, you can use strength to break the grip but your grip break will be more efficient if you go in the direction of where the opponent's grip is weaker, as well as use two hands against their one hand etc...
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    Judo is the Way of Maximum Efficiency

    The term , pronounced Ju, traditionally refers to the act of yielding. Jigoro Kano felt that, in regards to Judo, it meant something more. This video briefly explains why Kano believed this, and how he defined it.
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    British Folk Wrestling Styles

    Check out this video on various types of British folk wrestling traditions. Lancashire Catch is probably the most popular out of all of them today. Especially, in that Lancashire Catch wrestling has influenced other arts, such as Judo and BJJ, to some extent. Does anyone know of any other folk...
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    Why do Ip Man's sons do Chum Kiu different?

    Both Ip Chun and Ip Ching were there when their father filmed himself doing the Chum Kiu form. If this was to preserve the art, why do Ip Man's sons do the form differently? Check the video to see what I mean:
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    Aikido need not prove itself! Part 2

    Hey Guys, after the first video, I got loads of comments that I wanted to address. It involves certain things such the use of the term "Sensei" and has a brief look at Yoshinkan and Shodokan Aikido. Let me know what you think.
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    Jigoro Kano's Philosophy on Judo Randori

    I learned that in BJJ first. I then applied it to Wing Chun. But, it was MMA training that really have me the opportunity to integrate striking and grappling. However, when I've sparred, we've always worn MMA gloves or boxing gloves. I haven't trained bare fist. That's because, when gloves are...
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    Jigoro Kano's Philosophy on Judo Randori

    Oh I get what you mean now. The first few seconds are just an introductory piece for the channel. It's me training with my kids. I'm doing some Wing Chun Chi Sao with my daughter and some MMA training sparring with my son. It's just an opening section to represent the 'Martial Arts Addict'. It...
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    Jigoro Kano's Philosophy on Judo Randori

    Thanks for that! Yeah, I've been looking at Mifune Ky贖z!!! He was amazing at stopping his opponents from throwing him. I'll definitely do some research on him! Nice one!!!
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    Jigoro Kano's Philosophy on Judo Randori

    You've got me confused? The video was about philosophical thought. As for me, I already have been training in BJJ and MMA. However, that's got nothing to do with this discussion. I don't think you watched the video. It doesn't say anything about Judo being complete.
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    Jigoro Kano's Philosophy on Judo Randori

    Check out my video on Jigoro Kano's philosophy of randori. Considering that Judo is viewed as just a sport by a lot of people, it's really important to keep his philosophical thoughts on Judo going. What do you all think?
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    Yeah, that's crazy!!! I've spoken to a lot of people from different martial art styles who say similar things.
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    Wow. That says it all. The instructor can't get his technique to work and blames the student, saying that he's "looking for a fight." It's that kind of bully tactic, to keep the myth going, that goes against the very philosophy of Aikido. Not the technique failing...but the reaction of the...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    You raised some good points. I guess that Aikido could go through an evolution process, where the aim is to make it effective against a resisting opponent. Even with the foot work, it's incredibly difficult for an Aikidoka to maintain the required distance for Aikido to work. Basically, would...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    It's an important thing for people to understand, as they're getting a false sense of confidence, in regards to training Aikido and developing combat ability. Did you ever see anyone question this to their instructor, after they were unsuccessful with applying Aikido against a resisting...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    That's true. You won't develop the fighting ability without sparring against a resisting training partner - who is also attempting to apply techniques on you. However, I don't believe that this is the point of Aikido - it's nothing at all to do with fighting ability.
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