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by Gusei21
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Maegeri - mawashigeri
Replies: 16
Views: 23345

Re: Maegeri - mawashigeri

Lasse - a front snap kick - maegeri - is just the act of unbowing the leg :) Do the kick by raising the knee first then extending the leg.... Then do the kick by first raising the heel then unbow.(heel and butt apart). Can you feel the difference? You should.... By the way I reread what I wrote earl...
by Gusei21
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Maegeri - mawashigeri
Replies: 16
Views: 23345

Re: Maegeri - mawashigeri

Lasse, Something for you to think about. Your centripetal force diagram is good. Now think what happens when it doesn't inscribe a circle but instead a spiral....and the contact point carries more of the center of the mass at impact because its not hitting from 'out there' but from 'in here'... When...
by Gusei21
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Maegeri - mawashigeri
Replies: 16
Views: 23345

Maegeri - mawashigeri

So.....I might be totally off base here but... Why is it that Otsuka Sensei's mawashigeri is not imitated by any of us? The only one I know who actively copied him was Ajari. I retract that statement. I think Shiomitsu Sensei and Suzuki Sensei also kicked like that? I am not sure. Please chime in if...
by Gusei21
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: (Wado and) Okinawan Karate
Replies: 4
Views: 20757

Re: (Wado and) Okinawan Karate

Put this in perspective. Prior to WWII the population of Okinawa was about 300,000. In what the Americans call the 'Battle for Okinawa the body count for the civilian population of Okinawa was very high. The Japanese lost 77,000 soldiers just in that particular battle. The Okinawan civilian body cou...
by Gusei21
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Kata commentary by Arakawa Sensei
Replies: 0
Views: 31685

Kata commentary by Arakawa Sensei

http://ryukyu-bugei.com/?p=5126

I am placing this as a topic all its own because there is a lot that can be said about this and I agree with the two gentlemen.
The late Toru Arakawa is one of the two who were interviewed about this subject.
by Gusei21
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear
Replies: 14
Views: 22192

Re: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear

(I am reposting this from the Naihanchi thread - if you want to put it in context). Reg and I started this thread (Naihanchi) because he felt it was a topic worthy of discussion. Now that he is gone I have mixed feelings about proceeding any further but I think I owe it to him to at least complete o...
by Gusei21
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book
Replies: 20
Views: 23216

Re: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book

I got an email asking why I don't teach any bunkai... Let me just explain how I teach kata. The condensed version. First i teach the pattern. As I teach the pattern I teach the bunkai for each movement (yes, I do!!). All of this is the omote stuff meaning what you see is what you get. The so called ...
by Gusei21
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book
Replies: 20
Views: 23216

Re: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book

Final thought from me on this bunkai thing. IF.....you follow the bunkai path then I can see a need for many kata. The more kata the more bunkai, the more bunkai the more knowledge of various techniques. So by that definition Shito ryu has the most diverse and rich curriculum since they have over 50...
by Gusei21
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book
Replies: 20
Views: 23216

Re: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book

Takagi Sensei is very clear about this with us. We are encouraged to compete in both kata and kumite. When we win we cannot show any emotion. When we lose we cannot show any emotion. We are doing budo sports. The purpose of budo sports is to teach you how to overcome yourself. Nothing more. Its a tr...
by Gusei21
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book
Replies: 20
Views: 23216

Re: New Wado Kata Bunkai Book

As I watched this unfold...and knowing which direction this was going to go.....I have a couple of thoughts. In this current day and age when we have easier access to good information I don't understand why people feel they need to look elsewhere for good stuff. If you want to travel down that so ca...