for me personally, it looks very stupid and dumb and has no sense, i love martial arts and even want to become a black belt , but i think katas look stupid, plus, i just like to kick and punch and block,, thats what i like about martial arts,
Ok the problem is, I have a karate competition on Sunday, sparring, my first competition. I can spar, but my problem is people always seem to tell where I’m going to hit. The only way I can hit well is when I trick people e.g go to do a mai geri, then come in with a jodan punch. But my Sensei said I can’t do the whole competition tricking people, how can I make sure people don’t block my every move!?
By this I mean - when does self defense become a potential criminal charge? Say when you have get into a street fight and the other person attacks first. Do you have the right to seriously injure/kill them?
If someone robs your home and they are armed, but ran away, are you allowed to shoot them?
Is there a place where the law draws a line between the two?
Also, what if in a case of self defense, a martial artist has a chance to choose any move (i.e. The aggressor is looking somewhere else) and Read more [...]
Where can I get a step-by-step, web print out, chart, or book on Kata Stances?
I want to use it for exercising & stretching, I use to watch my dad and brothers work out everyday, they all live in diffrent states now.
Which should i study, Lau Gar Kung fu or Shotokan karate?
I am looking for a written description of the Okinawan tonfa kata "hama higa no tonfa." I have a video of the kata, but I would like to use a written description of the movements to use while I practice.
I am tired of doing "tonfa kata ichi", nobody in my dojo has specialized in tonfa, and I am prohibited from going outside my dojo to take private lessons from a black belt at another dojo, The master at my dojo will look at what I have learned and make suggestions, but he charges $150.00 per hour Read more [...]
hey i am writing a research pappers and i am looking for alternatives of self defense other then guns. i already know taser guns
any other official self defense weapons?
I do karate training twice a week and I just have a couple of questions about it which are
Other than for grading what is the purpose of the kata and what is the purpose of the air punching (Dont know how else to describe it sorry)
Also is there anything I can do to help my karate training
Thank you for any help
do you feel kata technique covers anti weapon defenses adequately or are additional courses and technique required?
jwbulldog......I can figure out if you are attempting an answer or evading an answer because you don't know.Everybody understands it's not just kata thanks for pointing out the obvious.
I think it is safe to assume the masters who created these forms gave consideration to armed assault in their creation .Fire arms were not prevalent in their day so these defenses would probably center Read more [...]
Im 14, I have been in karate nearly my whole life, Im a brown belt, I have always liked it until recently. Recently i have been getting really frustrated when we practice, I DO like katas, but we always do them slowly so he can see our mistakes, I really dont want to sound narcissistic or anything but I almost never have mistakes so its very annoying. Second, we never do kumite(sparring) and when we do he either puts me with people smaller than me or much bigger (there are people my size). The only Read more [...]