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by andyb28
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Shodan Training
Replies: 21
Views: 20119

Re: Shodan Training

Hi Guys, Just thought I would update my thread. Today I took my 1st Dan and I passed it. This has been a long hard journey, but now feels so worth it. I am exhausted, going to enjoy a nice takeaway with my Wife tonight to celebrate. Here is a picture of me with my Sensei, Les Birkin. http://colchest...
by andyb28
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: over coming tenseness!
Replies: 20
Views: 26945

Re: over coming tenseness!

Couple of things that helped me...

Dont keep your fists so tight, obviously they need to be closed, but they dont need to be causing your arm muscles to tense.
Your body should only tense on impact of the technique, not all the way through.
Try to aim for sharpness rather than power

HTH
Andy
by andyb28
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Shodan Training
Replies: 21
Views: 20119

Shodan Training

Hi Guys, I am taking my black belt grading in just under three weeks and have been increasing my training (karate and fitness) over the last few months, to what is now pretty much doing something every day. This is the fittest I have been in a long time and I am really enjoying it. I thought it migh...
by andyb28
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Outdoor training
Replies: 6
Views: 7339

Re: Outdoor training

Last weekend our club was at Saxmundham for a camping / training weekend. We do two of these every year, but I see this as quite different to running through a town centre in a Gi. I would guess its asking for trouble running past pubs etc. Having said that, we were taken outside of the leisure cent...
by andyb28
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado Myth: Where and Why do I have to kiai in kata?
Replies: 30
Views: 29224

Re: Wado Myth: Where and Why do I have to kiai in kata?

In my simple head, I came to my own conclusion, I saw the kiai as a tool to deliver the strength within the technique as generally its a finishing blow. As a technique to finish an opponent requires more power, then you can also be more open and so the kiai allows you to tense your body/muscles on i...
by andyb28
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Server glitch
Replies: 7
Views: 7780

Re: Server glitch

Hi Wadoka,

Just a suggestion, but with most forums I visit, when clicking on links, it opens them in a new window. This is quite nice as you dont lose where you were on this forum after navigating away.
Might be worth looking into when you have the bonnet up next.

Andy
by andyb28
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Pinan Nidan
Replies: 20
Views: 20749

Re: Pinan Nidan

There's a kids tv programme that reminds me of this. I cant remember what its called, but they line up the family and the first kid reads on a card what they have to draw. There are sliding doors between each family member and one at a time, they draw the object to the neigbour, only the direct neig...
by andyb28
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado Journal - get them before they are gone!
Replies: 2
Views: 4638

Re: Wado Journal - get them before they are gone!

Just so that you know, that link is showing the following error. The page cannot be displayed Explanation: The Web server connection was closed. Try the following: * Refresh page: Search for the page again by clicking the Refresh button. The timeout may have occurred due to Internet congestion. * Ch...
by andyb28
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Weights
Replies: 9
Views: 9819

Re: Weights

Thanks very much for the help and advice offered here guys.

I have been a member of gyms in the past and can still remember a lot of things about it. Have ordered a weight bench and some weights, just waiting for them to arrive.

Andy
by andyb28
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: WKF competition footage
Replies: 6
Views: 7321

Re: WKF competition footage

I have watched that fight before and agree its a good one. But in my opinion that kick did not have the potential to do damage and I wouldn't have thought it would score. But then again, I am not a world class judge :)