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by mezusmo
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: BLocks at Jodan level.
Replies: 5
Views: 10834

Re: BLocks at Jodan level.

hi Wado hertic, Thanks for your input. I agree about blocks at jodan level being pragmatic. Even though there are also other reasons that Gary is alluring to, it still the adds pragmatic value. And regarding your comments on Shuto uke, In Nakayama's books on Shotokan he states that shuto uke (Chudan...
by mezusmo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: BLocks at Jodan level.
Replies: 5
Views: 10834

Re: BLocks at Jodan level.

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the info, interesting. I think i need to invest in some Wado reading material.
by mezusmo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: BLocks at Jodan level.
Replies: 5
Views: 10834

BLocks at Jodan level.

Why in Wado are the blocks Generally at Jodan level (except gendan barai)compared to other styles. Is it as simple as when someone attacks you with a strike most times the will aim for your head? Or is there other reasons for doing so?
by mezusmo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado Ryu in MMA?
Replies: 5
Views: 16191

Re: Wado Ryu in MMA?

Its interesting that now they are talking about Karate making a 'comeback' in MMA of late.With the likes of Conor McGregor and Steven Thompson applying a Karate base with much effectivness.So Wado, particularly with its emphasis on movement and taisaki in my opinion would be hold up very well.One wo...
by mezusmo
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Hironori Ohtsuka Empty mind documentary.
Replies: 0
Views: 32677

Hironori Ohtsuka Empty mind documentary.

I came across this footage of Hironori(Jiro)Ohtsuka from a recent Empty mind karate documentary.Posting the links for anyone interested and who hasn't seen it. Wado ryu is at 2:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBp6DMVMWLY And another of explanation of seiza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJjoXmuN...
by mezusmo
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Beautiful Naihanchi performance and a question.
Replies: 4
Views: 6366

Re: Beautiful Naihanchi performance and a question.

I could not agree more. Develop and evolve the human condition is ultimately the most important pursuit.
by mezusmo
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Beautiful Naihanchi performance and a question.
Replies: 4
Views: 6366

Re: Beautiful Naihanchi performance and a question.

Hi Reg,

Thank you for your thorough reply.It is most helpful to me.Naihanchi is a wonderful kata.

Regards Martin.
by mezusmo
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Beautiful Naihanchi performance and a question.
Replies: 4
Views: 6366

Beautiful Naihanchi performance and a question.

This is in my opinion a very good Naihanchi.My question is about the side hook punch(i don't know its formal name) it is performed just before the gedan barai before one walks back towards the direction in which one came.In other Wado Naihanchi i have noticed the strike goes out not quite straight b...
by mezusmo
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Othsuka sensei quote
Replies: 3
Views: 5495

Re: Othsuka sensei quote

Thanks Bob!i'm sure that's the quote.the translation i heard was somewhat different,i think it had the word paradox in it i can't be certain,but yours is probably more accurate.

Thanks again
by mezusmo
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Othsuka sensei quote
Replies: 3
Views: 5495

Re: Othsuka sensei quote

I guess nobody knows it off hand,thanks anyway hopefully i will come across it.