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by andyb28
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Karate Gi suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 39583

Re: Karate Gi suggestions

Another vote for Hirota here, I have the light and middle weight gi's and they are fantastic.
When new they are a blue white and look amazing.

I also have an adidas competition gi, which is great for competitions, but too light for class.
by andyb28
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: "Wado is boring"
Replies: 28
Views: 26277

Re: "Wado is boring"

I wasn't sure what Shintani was, so I looked it up on youtube.



Is this Shintani?
by andyb28
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: "Wado is boring"
Replies: 28
Views: 26277

Re: "Wado is boring"

I have to say that I have never ever found a session with our main instructor boring, its just too exhausting for you to ever think about it being boring. However I could possibly analyse that further and say that its not boring as its a mixture of basics, kumite and blast through katas, which is ri...
by andyb28
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Clubs, instructors and dojo approach.
Replies: 28
Views: 23474

Re: Clubs, instructors and dojo approach.

I generally don't know what I am going to teach, there will be people that would find it boring to be honest. I don't deliver a generic service to fee paying clients. I have never told someone who has started training that they could no longer train at the club, the boring training usually puts pai...
by andyb28
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Non-white Gis
Replies: 43
Views: 39278

Re: Non-white Gis

I have to say, a black gi would be more practical. I treated myself to a really good Japanese made Gi after I passed my Shodan. It was a blue / white colour and really nice looking. One of our classes is in a squash court, as its not as busy and doesn't therefore require the main hall at the leisure...
by andyb28
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Training in between classes
Replies: 11
Views: 11860

Re: Training in between classes

I have been trying to kick my wavemaster over with a roundhouse kick for near 2 years now. Still cant do it, but can get it to around 45 degrees. Maybe one day :)
by andyb28
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Steven Seagal teaching Lyoto Machida of all things
Replies: 2
Views: 3651

Re: Steven Seagal teaching Lyoto Machida of all things

He was training Anderson Silva!
by andyb28
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Kumite in Wado
Replies: 11
Views: 11499

Re: Kumite in Wado

Hi, I think that anyone who studies the principle of good movement starts moving better. We have to realize that basics are basics - they are training tools and not every time tools for direct usage. Of course some techniques are more of the "usage tools" than others. Also a very importan...
by andyb28
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Lost my mojo
Replies: 5
Views: 5272

Lost my mojo

Hi Guys,

Since getting my black belt, I am struggling with Karate, its as if I have lost interest in it.
Did anyone else suffer with this? How long until it comes back :(

I have been working on my swimming and running, so at least I am not losing my fitness.

Andy
by andyb28
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Kata
Replies: 10
Views: 10764

Re: Kata

oneya wrote:Well if you're going to start it might be as well to start with Naihanchi.

oneya
Ooh, that would make it start with a strike, kinda goes against the principles of kata :p