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by kato
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Book
Replies: 12
Views: 17317

Re: New Wado Book

Great book! On page 194 there is a picture of several british top fighters together with sensei Tatsuo Suzuki. Everybody is named except one, he is called "unknown". The unknown fighter in the picture is sensei Jon Wicks, Suzuki sensei´s successor and chief instructor of Wado International...
by kato
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Events and Reports
Topic: WIKF World Championship 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 34245

WIKF World Championship 2013

WIKF World Championship in London 20-22. September 2013 App. 700 entries in kata, kumite, team fight and tanto dori (knife defence). It was the best arranged tournament I have ever been to. Very interesting for parents and supporters to see this kind of karate tournament with ”super finals” startin...
by kato
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.
Replies: 43
Views: 42392

Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

I think kata training is very useful for fighters. It is an excellent tool for developing coordination, and kata is the best way to learn how to generate power and make powerful attacks and blocks in all directions. Wado kata helps us to develop speed. All top fighters need to: 1. Have good techniqu...
by kato
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 146952

Re: Internal Power

In the south school of Taiji there is 37 different stances which is used for developing 37 different internal ”forces” (expansion force, vibration force, spiraling force, listening force, etc.). The principles: Align the body correctly, relax the muscles and mind, open the joints and activate tanden...
by kato
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Moving up in ranks
Replies: 40
Views: 46858

Re: Moving up in ranks

I find it difficult to mix Wado and the use of strong internal forces. Combining OK, mixing difficult. Since developing internal forces have not been an important part of my karate training, using such forces in Wado techniques would mean that I would have to change the way I do many techniques. In ...
by kato
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Moving up in ranks
Replies: 40
Views: 46858

Re: Moving up in ranks

Bob Nash, thank you for an excellent post. Internal power is a very interesting topic. I have also seen and felt the effect of the super human like power many times. I have read a lot about internal power in chinese arts (taiji, bagua, hsing-yi) and some japanese arts (aikido, daito ryu) and religio...
by kato
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wimm Massee Demo
Replies: 8
Views: 8713

Re: Wimm Massee Demo

Wim Massee was a high level judo competitor in the 1960s. He also has a strong background in jiu jitsu. He is an excellent karate instructor and a very nice man. His story and some old karate pictures: "My history starts in 1966 when sensei Teruo Kono arrived in the Netherlands. Then, I was a J...
by kato
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Events and Reports
Topic: WIKF European Championship 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 4710

Re: WIKF European Championship 2012

Some photos from Eleni Labiri Suzuki:
http://suzukiwado.com/europeanchampions ... rousel-110

Eleni has the copyright of these photos.
She is one of the top photographers in England.

Pictures and reports from an english club:
http://www.cmakarate.co.uk/updates-from-greece.html
by kato
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Events and Reports
Topic: WIKF European Championship 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 4710

WIKF European Championship 2012

The WIKF European Championship in Greece 28/29/30/ of september 2012: - 22 Nations participated - Many world class fighters (all style) - Several of the top fighters competed in kata It was nice to see that so many wado-competitors are among the world´s top fighters in WKF/all style. My students rec...
by kato
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: First Competition in 11 years
Replies: 5
Views: 7358

Re: First Competition in 11 years

Hi Shaun, Kumite is still about controlling distance and angle of attack. In local and national competitions the fighting has not changed much from 10 years ago. (But in the top international competitions like the world championships there has been a lot of changes in tactics and techniques.) Be pre...