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by andyb28
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Niseishi
Replies: 3
Views: 20370

Niseishi

As it's so very quiet here, perhaps a question would get some activity going. The final part of Niseishi, turning your arms over one way and then the other... Would someone care to share what this potentially could be? The reason I ask is I started Judo last week and something came up which reminded...
by andyb28
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Maegeri - mawashigeri
Replies: 16
Views: 45225

Re: Maegeri - mawashigeri

by andyb28
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Maegeri - mawashigeri
Replies: 16
Views: 45225

Re: Maegeri - mawashigeri

Given the choice, I would prefer to not open my hips in a round kick. I like the feeling of maintaining a fighting style, rather than abort that for a pretty looking kick. However most of my instructors over the years would correct it to a open hip taekwondo style kick. My preference in the kick isn...
by andyb28
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear
Replies: 14
Views: 41282

Re: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear

I just recently returned to the forum after a long spell off it. This is terribly sad news and a great loss to the forum and the world of traditional wado ryu karate. My thoughts go to Reg' family. Reg often helped me on this forum, he would write replies to my topics that my inexperience didn't all...
by andyb28
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.
Replies: 43
Views: 55554

Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Do you see Wado in a Wado trained fighter in competition?

To me it looks like generic sport karate, no matter the background of the fighter.
by andyb28
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.
Replies: 43
Views: 55554

Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

heh!

Then I can find a new forum, the balance is restored and the willow tree once again starts to bend with the wind?
by andyb28
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.
Replies: 43
Views: 55554

Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

We all have our own reasons for why we started karate and each have our own reasons for continuing to practice it. I find it interesting that it offers many different levels to different people, each able to take some of the building blocks and construct something that works for you. I started Karat...
by andyb28
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.
Replies: 43
Views: 55554

Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Interesting, I have mixed feelings about this in how it relates to me personally. I would say I have learnt to fight by fighting, not through practicing kata. If you took two white belts, taught them both basics, then made one of them only do kumite and the other only kata, as you know the kumite gu...
by andyb28
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Ippon Kumite
Replies: 3
Views: 10135

Re: Ippon Kumite

Thanks Tim, that helped loads.

I found these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0lOutZq ... 1mWKO9Avvw
Ours are the same, but obviously with 1 step.
by andyb28
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Ippon Kumite
Replies: 3
Views: 10135

Ippon Kumite

Does anyone have any links to videos of Ippon Kumite? I am struggling to find them online.

Thanks