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by aastepper
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Niseishi
Replies: 3
Views: 15367

Re: Niseishi

Hi I thought I'd have a quick look in after just lighting a candle in memory of Reg Kear Sensei. I asked a question regarding the Mawashi Uke in Niseishi in the Wadopedia section of this forum a while ago. There may be some good pointers there. I think splitting the opponents power/energy means in r...
by aastepper
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado Ryu in MMA?
Replies: 5
Views: 18678

Re: Wado Ryu in MMA?

Hi

Craig Burke had another cancelled contest on 26/3 at CSFC (Caged Steel Fighting Championship)14 in Doncaster and there's a couple of others in his record. He may well be struggling to find opponents!
by aastepper
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado Ryu in MMA?
Replies: 5
Views: 18678

Re: Wado Ryu in MMA?

Hi Yes, I agree that Wado Ryu (and other ryu) have much to offer the MMA fighter. Before the development of today's MMA I did used to regularly practice kumite with protective armour: headguard, body protecter, gloves etc. With throws and groundwork (from a couple of years basic Judo training). This...
by aastepper
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado Ryu in MMA?
Replies: 5
Views: 18678

Re: Wado Ryu in MMA?

Hi and thanks for the reply I agree that the video takes a negative view of all "traditional" martial arts in general and therefore seems to equate all karate with the "McDojo" model. Perhaps, unless it is tested in the reality of the Octagon. But the rise of MMA has presented a ...
by aastepper
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado Ryu in MMA?
Replies: 5
Views: 18678

Wado Ryu in MMA?

Hi https://youtu.be/2Ghjf1NsXqs Many of you would have seen the YT video from a couple of years ago with Joe Rogan discussing a range of martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/MMA. I may well resemble the "fat, 45 plus guy" and I can see Mr Rogan wouldn't understand Kihon Gumite given his co...
by aastepper
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Maegeri - mawashigeri
Replies: 16
Views: 28764

Re: Maegeri - mawashigeri

Hi Gusei 21 I'm interested in anything that helps me to improve my Wado Ryu technique(s) and understanding... I think age may be a factor but technique is more important. It is difficult for anyone to move like Ohtsuka Sensei and the one thing that really stood out (for me) from the film of Ohtsuka ...
by aastepper
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear
Replies: 14
Views: 27227

Re: Sad news on the passing of Reg Kear

My condolences to Kear Sensei's family, students and friends. I also exchanged 3 or 4 emails a week with him and he took the time to help me with Naihanchi kata via the internet as well as helping me to "fill in the dots" regarding Wado Ryu in general. I am 7 days into the 10 day renshu he...