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by andyb28
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Japan Karate Internship 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 6491

Re: Japan Karate Internship 2012

Wow, what a fantastic opportunity this is.

If only I was younger, single and had no commitments :)
by andyb28
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Not wado but amusing.
Replies: 1
Views: 3285

Re: Not wado but amusing.

Ooh, they are popping up everywhere!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-13198766
by andyb28
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Belts
Replies: 18
Views: 17487

Re: Belts

shep wrote:I tuck my belt in for the simple reason I hate having the ends flapping around when I'm kicking. It annoys the hell out of me

shep
I guess you're a pants man rather than boxers then Shep? :p
by andyb28
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Belts
Replies: 18
Views: 17487

Re: Belts

Well sweat I can do no problem, its just annoying when it keeps coming undone.

I have only ever seen 1 person tuck the ends of their belt in and that was on a very old video. I dont consider myself in the same league as that person, so thought perhaps that was "his" thing :)
by andyb28
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Belts
Replies: 18
Views: 17487

Belts

Hi Guys, Having never had a black belt before, I wondered if someone could give me some advice on how to soften it a bit. It keeps coming undone as I cant get the knot tight enough and the ends stick up like rabbit ears :( I am sure you all have faded black turned back to white belts where all the s...
by andyb28
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Shiomitsu Demo Defending Mawashigeri
Replies: 27
Views: 25343

Re: Shiomitsu Demo Defending Mawashigeri

honoluludesktop wrote:Hi Andy, Good point, did you notice that Shiomitsu steps on the foot of his opponent in the process of the throw? I wondered if that was intentional, or by accident.
I must admit, I never noticed that first time around. Interestingly, he does seem to look down, as if looking for the foot?
by andyb28
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Shiomitsu Demo Defending Mawashigeri
Replies: 27
Views: 25343

Re: Shiomitsu Demo Defending Mawashigeri

I used a similar technique for one of my own ippons in my grading. We have to come up with 6 of our own, 2 punch, 2 front kick, 2 round kick.
What I found when practising this technique is you have to close the opponent down rather quickly as they still have a reverse punch they could throw.

Andy
by andyb28
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Shodan Training
Replies: 21
Views: 20119

Re: Shodan Training

Well done Andy, shodan is a very significant step. Getting upset at your instructor is something you will get used to now if you don't understand your instructor's job. oneya I am looking forward to learning lots more, I aim to be a very good dan grade. One of his jobs has always been to push my bu...
by andyb28
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Shodan Training
Replies: 21
Views: 20119

Re: Shodan Training

Congratulations Andy! Would you mind sharing more about your own preparation for the grading? What was most/least valuable in the end? I'm a 2nd kyu now & hope to be making similar preparations in the not too distant future. Sure, I dont mind sharing at all. I can remember taking my 1st kyu and...