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by Tim49
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.
Replies: 43
Views: 42917

Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

... Many people look at the practice of karate and conclude the premise is that fighting is and of itself the end product, but what if that premise is wrong? It seems to me that fear and fighting has been driving homo sapiens' reasoning and logic for the last few thousand years. If we consider the ...
by Tim49
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 149491

Re: Internal Power

It might be worth while for those crave something written to feast off, that they delve out the concise summarisation that Tim Shaw provided. I won't quote it, you have to search for it. Then you have to marry that text and see it in someone that has it. Not easy but it means you have to get out th...
by Tim49
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 149491

Re: Internal Power

Spoonfeeding is the worst way of addressing knowledge. Revelation through hard work is knowledge gained in the most valuable, profound and lasting way. I think the sticky part of what you say is when you use the word ‘skills’. I never look at the Wado picture and think ‘skills’. For me the whole Wad...
by Tim49
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 149491

Re: Internal Power

Yes but, as my story illustrates the truth (as I see it) is quite plain. Because it doesn’t have mumbo jumbo or is dressed in pseudo-mystical clothes people just won’t accept it. The answers are simple but unpalatable and this makes them hard to do. I’m keeping all this ‘internal’ malarkey at arms l...
by Tim49
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 149491

Re: Internal Power

Interesting post. I realise I am going out on a limb here as I do not know the individuals concerned but with regard to knowledge being passed from Japanese Sensei to the wider world. I think that the knowledge passed direct from the late master Ohtsuka was not consistent; in that each of them had v...
by Tim49
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Ippon Kumite
Replies: 3
Views: 8545

Re: Ippon Kumite

Thanks Tim, that helped loads. I found these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0lOutZqW5Y&list=UU6GdTaDdIpHmj1mWKO9Avvw Ours are the same, but obviously with 1 step. Quick glance tells me they are the WIKF (Suzuki) Sanbon Gumite. I remember partnering Mr Fukazawa for these techniques when we were...
by Tim49
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Ippon Kumite
Replies: 3
Views: 8545

Re: Ippon Kumite

I think that's because they aren't standard or universal. Kihon Gumite are universal (within Wado). If instructors of organisations choose to create or extract techniques to make them into one step routines it's up to them. For instance we have Ippon Gumite in our syllabus (Shikukai) but they are di...
by Tim49
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Kihon Kumite 3
Replies: 16
Views: 18667

Re: Kihon Kumite 3

At a basic level: As attacker your intention is to kick; you take opportunity as you see it. If you have time to think about punching Torimi has already screwed up, the practice become null and void, may as well do something else. This is not about static position; it’s largely about timing and init...
by Tim49
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Hitting Stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 19488

Re: Hitting Stuff

I found that if bags/pads are used in a teaching environment the teacher needs to have the eyes of a hawk. So much bad practice can sneak in, it all needs constant supervision, if not students will undermine their own development and undo any good habits they have been attempting to establish throug...
by Tim49
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 149491

Re: Internal Power

”Ohstuka practiced for more than 40 years a daily training schedule of early morning training followed by his own style of Zen meditation which he called "Lazy meditation." This type of meditation involved lying down on one's back and placing the two hands on the tanden, concentrating on ...