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Kata

Why is Kata important & what are its limitations     

   by Jason Armstrong, 6th Dan Shihan


Making your bunkai practice have the speed of kumite or street fighting - a video and text article

    by Jason Armstrong


The significance of 108 in Martial arts and Buddhism & Kata Names: Sanchin, Seipai, Sanseiru, Gojushiho, Suparinpei

    by Greg Scovell, 3rd Dan Shito-ryu


Comments re Bunkai form and iconic Kata presentation

    by Jason Armstrong


Form and Structure in Karate

    by Jason Armstrong


Unsu Kata evolution from Unshu & Bunkai - Okinawa to to Shito-ryu and Shotokan in mainland Japan

    DownloadKarate.com's 2nd most read BLOG


Shikodachi & Naifanchindachi - why do the sports forms of today differ from the founders of karate  by Jason Armstrong  


Weapons training and Karate - do they mix?

     by Ed Mundy, 3rd Dan Shotokan


Pinan Nidan (also called Heian Shodan) History, Kata & Bunkai     

by Jason Armstrong


Gojushiho - kata history, video and an evidence based practice of bunkai using street fighting statistics

    by Jason Armstrong


Bassai Dai - kata history, video and an evidence based practice of bunkai using street fighting statistics

    by Jason Armstrong


Gassho Kata & Bunkai

Matsukaze, a kata formerly called Wankan.


Chinto, or Gankaku kata, and article and video on its history, form and bunkai.




The Medical side of Damaging an Opponent

The anatomy and physiology of striking the solar plexus

  by Jason Armstrong, Ph.D.


CPR - a new approach to the Traditional CPR Method

  by Dr Gordon A. Ewy, MD  


Street Fighting Statistics, Karate technique selection and

Medical Outcomes  by Jason Armstrong


Punch & throw derived whiplash from fighting

     by Jason Armstrong, Ph.D.


Tooth damage or loss: What to do before arriving at the dentist

     by Dr. Matthew Gentner (Endodontist)


Elbow injuries related to punching with snap and elbow lockout - is it the traditional way to do the technique?  
    by Jason Armstrong PhD, 6th dan


Qi Gong: Crazy Medicine: Healing With Your Own Energy?

   by Christopher Caileis

Glucosamine clinical trials #1 - support for joint help does not look good supplied by Chris Alderman at South Australia Health and based on work by Anna McClure, Clinical Pharmacy Co-ordinator, RGH

Glucosamine clinical trial #2  - Is it worth taking it for your joints?



Technique


Back foot in reverse punch - should your foot/heel be completely flat? And is that really the traditional way?

   DownloadKarate.com's most read BLOG


Shikodachi & Naifanchindachi - why do the sports forms of today differ from the founders of karate  by Jason Armstrong  


A discussion on the Tani lineage Shukokai/Shito-ryu double hip recoil gyakuzuki by Jason Armstrong, 7th dan


What is the right standard for 1st Dan and 3rd Dan belt tests?

    by the Traditional Japanese Karate Network


Foot & hand synchronization - it is not as simple a story as tournament kata scoring standards when considering knock-out statistics, kumite & bunkai  by Jason Armstrong, 7th dan


Philosophy & Karate Culture


The meaning of Osu!   

   by Jason Armstrong, 6th Dan


A brief history of karate & its kanji by Jason Armstrong, 6th Dan


Genesis and history of shito-ryu karate by Michael Doucet


Overcoming Adversity - in the dojo & life

    by Sensei Young, 7th Dan Shotokan


Joriki a "zen" term related to fighting "in the zone"

   by Jason Armstrong, PhD, 6th Dan


Karate Tournament fighting and the use of time tested Zen & Budo strategy from the samurai culture

   by Jason Armstrong, PhD, 6th Dan


One Explanation of a "Zen" State of Mind - Mushin

   by Nick Lukich


Japanese Calligraphy for Zen and Karate...

    by Sumida Mayuko


Using your Karate Strategy & Skills in life and Work for success- article & instructor profile of 5th Dan Sensei Greg Story, Ph.D.


”Seiretsu” – line up for a karate bow in. by Joseph Robert


Why is Etiquette important in the dojo - karate strength and intensity by Jason Armstrong


Comparing Corporate and Personal goal attainment programs that have developed over thousands of years of Zen and Martial Arts with those of modern day legends such as Covey's 7 Habbits of Highly Effective People


The significance of 108 in Martial arts and Buddhism & Kata Names: Sanchin, Seipai, Sanseiru, Gojushiho, Suparinpei

    by Greg Scovell, 3rd Dan Shito-ryu


Japanese and Western dojo(s), comparisons made by a Westerner who lived in Japan with a karate master

    by Dr. Jason Armstrong, Ph.D., authored 2005


Our Style's Dojo kun & its heritage
 by Jaki Scovell


The Hakama in martial arts & karate


Martial Arts & Business


Comparing Japanese Business Strategy, Sun Tzu and to Modern Approaches in the West.


Dojo & Martial Arts Business Growth: The Famous Sun Tzus  - Art of War interpreted for business applying Budo lessons to your martial arts Business

    - coming...


Managing Conflict, in Life & Work: using ancient and modern approaches stemming from Zen and Budo knowledge.

    - coming...



Sports Karate vs. Traditional Karate


Traditional vs. Sport Karate

  by Julian Forbes


Sports Karate vs. traditional fighting

  by Jason Armstrong


David Eckford - only foriegner to be All Japan Champion.

   a Past BLOG of note.


A Comment on Tournaments: Why they are worthwhile despite rules, refereeing and & sporting politics..

    by Jason Armstrong


Traditional Goju - Hojo Undo & Kakie  What karate are you really practicing?

    By David Lambert – IOGKF International Editor


Physiology of Fighting Performance  


At what age is a Karate Athlete at his or her peak to perform?

     By Julian Forbes


Grasping the big picture: Age and visual + neural processing in martial arts    by Christopher Caileis


Controlling emotions in karate sparring & fighting (kumite)

  by David Walker


The Importance of proper exercise for Karate. Fitness: Is it necessary for a real fight?     by Sensei Lorne Bruch


Controlling The Flinch, The Blink and The Turn Away

   by Christopher Caileis


Medical Outcomes of Street Fighting and Martial Arts

    by Jason Armstrong, Ph.D.


Visual Focus: Looks Can Deceive?  by Christopher Caile


Martial Arts Fitness, Hojo Undo and Cross Training Old (Hojo Undo) and New (sports conditioning) ways to increase ones fitness in Karate and the Martial Arts by Jason Armstrong PhD


Deadpan Eyes in fighting by Christopher Caileis


Punching style & rounded shoulders - style considerations & 8 exercises alongside boxer comparisons

    by Jason Armstrong, Ph.D.



Articles on Well Known Karate Instructors


Itosu Ankoh - a defining instructor in Okinawa's karate history


Higashionna - Higaonna - Kanryo of Okinawan karate

    by Michael Doucet


Seibukan: The Shorinji-ryu karate of Shimabukuro Zenryo

    by Hanshi John Sells


Tani sensei & a discussion on the Tani-ha  lineage of Shukokai/Shito-ryu double hip recoil gyakuzuki by Jason Armstrong, 6th dan


Kimura Shigeru of Shukokai Karate - article & video


Yagi Meitoku & Meibukan Goju - the person who received Chojun Miyagi's belt


Nakamura, 9th dan, was formerly the top student of Kancho Mas Oyama in the Japan Kyokushinkai organization

   by Christopher Caileis


Chinen sensei - an article and interview

   by Robert Hunt


Hohan Soken - A Glimpse Of Old Karate From Shorin Ryu karate

   by Christopher Caileis


Richard Kim Sensei, memories & his Karate by Christopher Caileis


Sensei Victor Young, 7th Dan Shotokan


John Sells Hanshi, 8th Dan Shito-ryu: student of Fumio Demura and Kenzo Mabuni


Greg Story Sensei Instructor profile, a Ph.D. Westerner who has become Japanese: Using one's Karate Strategy & Skills in life and Work for

success


Uetake Sensei, Catching up with a Shito-Ryu 8th Dan: Comments on Form & Structure in Karate by Jason Armstrong


Confucius and Asian Philosophy

     by Christopher Caileis


Bodhidharma: Myth or Reality? The founder of Martial arts and Zen?

     by Christopher Caileis


Trip & Seminar Reports


1995 Japan & Hong Kong Dojo Trip Report

 by Jason Armstrong


Karate Budokan international trip report - India 2006

  by Mitchell, Alan & Shihan in India:


Form and Structure in Karate  - Japan Trip report 2006 observations of 8th dan sensei by Jason Armstrong


USA, Canadian and Australian Karate Black Belts come together… 2006 tour


2006 Trip Report on Goju, Shotokan & Shito-ryu Dojo visits in USA by Sensei Garry Edwards, 4th Dan


USA Karate Trip report April 07 involving Hanshi Sells & Shihan Avitan  by Jason Armstrong


2011 visit to the Kotaka Dojo, and ex-all Japan champion who has produced numerous recent world champs & some Hawaii karate history a BLOG of note comprising post by Young senei (7th Dan), Bartholomay sensei (7th Dan), Jason Armstrong (6th Dan) & McDonald sensei (7th dan)






                                    
 
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