Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Blocking Myth

I have always been fascinated by languages, so much so that I majored in German and minored in Japanese for my Bachelor’s Degree. During my studies, I had to learn translation and was given passages in the foreign language that … Continue reading

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Jiyu ippon kumite – Maegeri

This video shows the main defenses against a maegeri attack in the SKIF jiyu ippon kumite system of Master Kanazawa.

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Jiyu ippon kumite – Chudan

This video clip demonstrates the four chudan defenses used in the SKIF jiyu ippon kumite system.

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Jiyu ippon kumite – Jodan

This sequence of defenses shows different ways of dealing with a head punch (jodan) in the free one-step sparring system of Master Kanazawa’s SKIF.

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Kanku-dai – Commentary

Kanku-dai is one of the most important Shotokan katas, if not the most important. This video demonstrates and explains each move of the kata step-by-step in detail.

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Bassai-dai – Commentary

An explanation of the different moves in the kata Bassai-dai with a step-by-step demonstration of the kata.

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