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by Wado heretic
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Does the solo kata warrant the attention it receives?
Replies: 10
Views: 32209

Re: Does the solo kata warrant the attention it receives?

A short Essay by Mabuni Kenwa entitled Practice Kata Correctly. Translation by Mark Tankosich, and the essay recovered from seinenkai.com. In karate, the most important thing is kata. Into the kata of karate are woven every manner of attack and defence technique. Therefore, kata must be practiced pr...
by Wado heretic
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: How's training going and why is it so silent here?
Replies: 8
Views: 25808

Re: How's training going and why is it so silent here?

Training is going okay. Struggling to get a group together to train with at the moment, but I am still managing to train 2-3 hours a day by myself. The small group I did have has dissolved due to it being a small group, and people having other commitments to get on top of. I did try training with a ...
by Wado heretic
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Are Kihon Kumites just examples that show us how we should analyze wado katas?
Replies: 7
Views: 18928

Re: Are Kihon Kumites just examples that show us how we should analyze wado katas?

Never a problem, and I appreciate informed critique. One of the huge problems in martial arts is a lack of openness to effective critique. In some ways; that is why I have retained the Wado-Ryu Kihon Kumite, despite moving onto the Shorin-Ryu tradition regarding the solo kata. I find the notion of a...
by Wado heretic
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Are Kihon Kumites just examples that show us how we should analyze wado katas?
Replies: 7
Views: 18928

Re: Are Kihon Kumites just examples that show us how we should analyze wado katas?

Of-course; always happy to answer questions. 1. Essentially, yes; I make deliberate changes, and explore the different elements. Sometimes I do the established form "wrong", so I omit a step or a movement, and see the results. I also tend to have my students use attacks from the HAPV model...
by Wado heretic
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Are Kihon Kumites just examples that show us how we should analyze wado katas?
Replies: 7
Views: 18928

Re: Are Kihon Kumites just examples that show us how we should analyze wado katas?

I do still practice the Kihon Kumite, despite considering myself primarily a Shorin-Ryu karateka now, because they are the best way to keep my Wado-Ryu roots. I state that as a bit of a disclaimer in that my view, and use of the Kihon Kumite, differs from that of Wado-Ryu purists. I have a couple of...
by Wado heretic
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Do the other kata matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 16039

Re: Do the other kata matter?

I must admit; this is one of the reasons I moved over to Shorin-Ryu. I found a very natural progression from the the Pinangata to Kushanku, and from Naihanchi to Seishan, and finally a bridging of those two paths of progression in Chinto. There felt as though there was a very logical progression in ...
by Wado heretic
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: BLocks at Jodan level.
Replies: 5
Views: 19557

Re: BLocks at Jodan level.

No problem, and indeed I recall that statement in Nakayama's book. It is indeed true of the block as performed in Shorin-Ryu, and does make all the difference with regards to Shuto-uke as a receiving technique. I think another way to look at it is how Ohtsuka Meijin, and his students, viewed the kat...
by Wado heretic
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: BLocks at Jodan level.
Replies: 5
Views: 19557

Re: BLocks at Jodan level.

I always suspected it was due to Otsuka Meijin's training with Motobu Choki, though I believe Gary's thoughts are also contributing factors. Motobu Choki emphasised that the most vital target in a real fight is the face, and that one does not necessarily need to block every attack from a weak oppone...
by Wado heretic
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear
Replies: 14
Views: 41811

Re: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear

This news completely passed me by; I am sorry to read it, and though rather late also offer my condolences. I must admit that Mr Kear and I rarely agreed on anything in the time I posted on here, and he was still alive. I also never got to meet him, but he did influence my decision regarding my path...
by Wado heretic
Sun May 15, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Non Martial Arts Talk
Topic: Go Kan Ryu
Replies: 24
Views: 70077

Re: Go Kan Ryu

Apologies for not replying to this personally until now; I rarely log into these forums any more. I can more often be found at karate forums these days. A lot has changed since this topic was originally posted; I graduated from the University in question two years ago and am no longer involved with ...