BunkaiBunkai, or application of technique, assists in understanding the movements once they have been learned. Kaisetsu, or learning the principles behind the movements, may then be drilled, so as to ..
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'A kata may be regarded as an integration of offensive and defensive techniques, but it is more than that. One should try to understand the spirit of the master karateka who created the kata, for it h..
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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/..
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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 techn..
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-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 o..
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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.Ph..
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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 progres..
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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..
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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, Ohtsuk..
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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, d..
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