This week we show quick applications for the Kagi Zuki or "key/hook/circular punch" found in the Naihanchi/Tekki Katas. We are a group on a mission to return Karate to its roots through the use of Kata as self-defense. For seminar information, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Like us on Facebook!
This week we show kata applications that don't require grabbing onto a gi. You still can hook onto a limb, behind the neck or grab onto the wrists. Also, thanks again www.piranhagear.com for the T-shirts! and thanks to www.karatecafe.com (who's sponsored by piranha gear) for having us as a guest on their podcast!
Happy New Year everyone! As a gift for all your support we've compiled all the kata applications from our previous videos into one easy to reference highlight video! Thank you again for the many comments, emails, shares, and subscriptions from our supporters. Here's to many more years of bringing karate back to reality!
Kata (traditional forms) are just movements of the human body. They are muscle-memory building tools used to get your body coordinated and at the same time learn movements that can be applied in a combative situation.
This week we present several rules for countering punches. As commonly known, you never want to be hit with the end of the baseball bat therefore moving in when someone strikes is the safest and most efficient way to counter. If by habit you do move backwards, quickly slingshot yourself forward instantly after.
This week we present some drills shown at our recent seminar. The concepts emphasized developing touch sensitivity and being able to feel when and how the opponent would attack. Also, the idea of maintaining your posture and understanding one's mechanical center.
On May 7th and May 21st 2016, we conducted our first two seminars as Karate Culture. The experience was amazing and we hope we were able to inspire all the participants there to see karate in a new light and really work to bring back the traditional methods of training.
Great modern application to a traditional movement in a form!
Many forget to realize that there's a difference between fighting to win versus fighting to survive. Karate as a self-defense aims at survival; without rules, without time limits and without weight classes. Therefore, actively drilling what many consider "dirty" techniques can potentially save your life one day.