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by Gusei21
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Body Mechanics
Replies: 14
Views: 22390

Re: Body Mechanics

Lasse,

Here you go...you don't push off the back leg...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRRrKPZTDvc
by Gusei21
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Trying to avoid topic drift so ....
Replies: 1
Views: 3918

Trying to avoid topic drift so ....

I think this article might also interest some of you. It is about Japanese judo but could apply to karate as well. Is There Hope for Japanese Jūdō? Matsubara Ryūichirō Revelations of physical and verbal abuse by a Japanese jūdō coach have damaged the reputation of an athletic community already smart...
by Gusei21
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Competition Kata
Replies: 9
Views: 10622

Re: Competition Kata

My translation of Kono's opinion piece: Today's budo sucks. You guys are teaching crap and Uyeshiba is crying in his grave... So it is pointless to teach them this garbage that passes for kendo, karate, judo. The only thing judo is good for is to teach kids how to fall. We should instead endeavor to...
by Gusei21
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Competition Kata
Replies: 9
Views: 10622

Re: Competition Kata

I usually would not post this (not to mention Gordon will yell at me for topic drift) but I mentioned the fact that the JKF messed up by failing to qualify karate as a program in the Japanese educational system. Well, here is a contrary point of view by Yoshinori Kono, the famous Japanese martial ar...
by Gusei21
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Competition Kata
Replies: 9
Views: 10622

Re: Competition Kata

If you want to blame someone for this ridiculousness then blame the Japanese. The WKF went to Japan and attended a kata seminar by the JKF. At that time the WKF wanted to learn what was the 'correct' way to do the shitei kata. The seminar was a farce. The Japanese could not come to a consensus in fr...
by Gusei21
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Competition Kata
Replies: 9
Views: 10622

Re: Competition Kata

Sensei Nash, reacting to your post, I have a question; So if his kata is "spiced" up with Shito ryu, how would good judges grade/ give points to this. As this is allowed, how far can you distract from the original kata. Where is the line drawn? BR Jaron From most current WKF Kata rules An...
by Gusei21
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Pulling the rear leg(junzuki)
Replies: 9
Views: 10048

Re: Pulling the rear leg(junzuki)

Lasse, The bigger question is this. Why is it that people who really know what they are doing says to never push off with the back foot.... What does that mean? Do we still have to push off a little? (of course). If you push off with the back foot then you will be slow. So then what should we be doi...
by Gusei21
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Competition Kata
Replies: 9
Views: 10622

Re: Competition Kata

It's not jazz.
It's Shito Ryu....
He's trying to copy chatanyara kusanku type movements.
This is now 'legal' in the WKF kata division.......woohoo!!!!!
by Gusei21
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Teaching Wado Ryu?
Replies: 9
Views: 14136

Re: Teaching Wado Ryu?

Don't we all have to 'rearrange our balance' before we move? I know I do. The challenge is to do it in the most efficient manner. Any time we are in a 'correct' junzuki stance we have to deal with inertia. We have to learn how to overcome it in order to move. In order to overcome inertia we have to ...
by Gusei21
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 149485

Re: Internal Power

Jaron,

I don't think you mean spiral.
I think you mean cross body connection.

Spiraling is too sophisticated even for top level athletes.