07/15/2011 15:15:02 PM
This is not a comprehensive list of techniques, but those that I personally teach. Notes and Japanese terms also included. Techniques from other styles that I teach are also included.Basic Directions/Positions:High - Jodan / Middle - Chudan / Low - GedanLeft - Hidari / Right - MigiCenterline - Seich..
Karate Principles for Self Defense
07/15/2011 15:12:30 PM
Wa no Michi - The Way of PeaceWe should seek unity, harmony, and peace within ourselves and the world around us.Karate-do - The Way of the Empty HandDo not look to one way of doing things or one technique. Instead, internalize all you have learned, to become like water, and take the path of least re..
Karate Precepts And Principles
07/15/2011 15:10:52 PM
-Karate Precepts-Perfect one's character:Do not harbor hatred and bitterness. Negativity breeds negativity. Love one another. Enough cannot be said on this.Dedicate oneself to others:And not just to oneself. Selfishness leads to hate, which leads to anger. Anger consumes all in its path and is never..
Karate Philosophy and Terms
07/15/2011 13:21:09 PM
Karate Philosophy and TermsThe following material is what I personally teach. However, regional and personal differences will necessarily make for different experiences in every martial arts school.Philosophy:Purpose of Karate TrainingTo stand for peace, harmony, and truth!Dojo Precepts1)Perfect one..
In-fighting drill for boxing and martial arts
07/15/2011 13:15:33 PM
The purpose is to drill sensitivity as well as quick reactions and counter attacks in close quarters. At first, use only punches to the body. Light to medium contact, at about half speed. With progress, the contact, speed, and strikes used may be varied as needed. Always use the appropriate training..
Factors to Consider in Martial Arts
07/15/2011 13:15:11 PM
Let us revisit what I identify as factors for strength both inside and out."Remember these factors for external strength - power, speed, technique, agility, balance, control, endurance. Remember these factors for internal strength - love, hope, faith, discipline, looseness, determination, fighting s..
A Brief History of Wado ryu Karate - Part II of II
07/15/2011 13:14:14 PM
Nonetheless, Ohtsuka's path as a budoka was set by this point, and would soon take its first fateful turn. He would soon meet the father of modern karate, Gichin Funakoshi. In the fall of 1922, Ohtsuka was giving thought to his future. Although his job at the bank appeared secure, he was not satisfi..
A Brief History of Wado ryu Karate - Part I of II
07/15/2011 13:13:07 PM
Hironori Ohtsuka founded Wado-Ryu, the 1st Japanese form of Karate in 1938. It was the result of many years of training in various forms of Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Okinawan Karate, as well as Aikido, developed into a single fluid, powerful, yet peaceful martial art. Wado-Ryu Karate is the Way of Peac..
A Brief History of Karate - Part III of III
07/14/2011 13:46:07 PM
Throughout this period, tode-jutsu was taught primarily for health, philosophy and self defense. In this way, the Chinese tradition was continued. Tou-di, the karate of old, was not meant for the competition seen in modern karate. In fact, there were no public classes, as practicing fighting was for..
A Brief History of Karate - Part II of III
07/14/2011 13:44:52 PM
Two separate, modern styles developed from Naha-te: Goju-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu. Goju-ryu stresses deep breathing methods (ibuki). Its kata, including Sanchin, tend to utilize dynamic tension for power training. Uechi-ryu uses a number of kata that Kanei Uechi (1877-1948) learned while in China, as well ..
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