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I wonder ???

Your blog is now over a year old and after 65000 visitsand 300 visits per day, I ask myself a question that you, users of this blog, can probably answer more easily than me.

Can we learn karate on the net?

Said like that, I'm sure most of you will answer: NO

Ok... yet you are 300 per day to come on Karate-Blog.net ™ to view video karate lessons.

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At the end of last year, following my warning video, Gilles Aubin, the creator of Masterfight, had also asked himself the same question and wrote an article about it:

Can we learn martial arts or combat sports at home?

I invite you to go read his analysis on subject and then to come give me your opinion below:

Can we learn karate on the net?

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Well, it's true, the question deserves of more than a simple mouse click in a multiple choice.

That's why I propose to you Leave a comment below to feed the debate.

Tell me what you think, what is your personal analysis, according to your own experience, etc.
(I feel that the discussion will be heated ;-))

See you soon,
Bruno

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  1. The way of the Budo can not be learned by the books or videos, these are tools of complement, only in a dojo with the supervision of a master or sensei and in exchange with other partners one can progress in the martial path.

  2. Learn, yes.
    Understand, I do not know!
    Karate is so vast, it's not enough to just fight. Because the martial art does not stop only with the understanding of the various techniques, but beautiful and well with a way of living, which is not limited only to the combats or I do not know what artifices that the man needs for to be able to seat his dominion over their own fellow.
    But from a technical point of view this blog is very well done,
    And what I get from this blog is an enthusiast who agrees to share for other passionate or future passionate, and that my faith, it is priceless ...
    Sincerely Pascal
    White belt, but proud to have taken the step.

  3. Hello everyone ..
    if the question is about the term "learn" I will answer no. the learning of a martial art passes not only by the image and the verb (demonstration and explanation by the master) and in this case the video and the text can indeed play this role .. but it imposes a real interaction between the master and the pupil .. and the, the video or the book finds its limits.
    moreover, a fighting art feeds on the complementary work of tori and uke .. and their confrontation.
    on the other hand, if the term used is "to perfect oneself" I would say YES categorically.
    I also take this opportunity to thank Master Bandelier for his clear lessons, and net!
    I will end up paying homage to my teacher, Sensei Hidetoshi Nakahashi who every night feeds me with his knowledge, his technique and his philosophy .. and that no video will ever replace.

  4. I think it's fundamentally wrong to say that you can not learn at home.

    Already, to say that we can not learn with pedagogical support will come back to admit that we can not learn alone, it is obviously totally false and all the autodidactes of this world are the proof of it. If we admit that we can not learn alone, how is it possible to conceive the simple fact that we can create?

    I think that we do too much amalgam between learning and doing perfection. It is certain that an individual who learns alone is exposed to many imperfections, but it must be remembered that perfection does not exist fundamentally. We can only strive for perfection. Even the best of all Sensei can not claim to have achieved this perfection and it would be pretentious to say so.

    How does learning at home differ from learning in a club: The simple quality and the number of information! There is nothing magical or sacred. If one puts in the mind of the individual the information that allows the master to criticize him, he will then be able to criticize himself and thus to perfect himself.

    By the way, do you think that the best karateka does not learn anymore? Yet there is no one more experienced than him to tell him ...

    Take my example, I am everyone and I started my karate learning on this site (for some weeks) and totally alone. There may be, I went to register in a karate club which I did not know existed until then and which is the only reasonable distance from home. My companions and master were amazed at my level when I told them I had never practiced in a club. This is proof that it is possible to learn alone! (Anyway, I think that it is very likely to have a high level learning alone because there will always be gaps that can not be filled by many like reflexes).

    Except in special cases, only determination and self-criticism count! (I do not say that learning alone is easy, but only that it is possible)

    • Hello Yann,
      I quite agree with everything you say but I'm glad you went to a club, that reassures me. I hope at least you told them you were training on KBN ... ;-)
      Real autodidacts are quite rare, but it's true that nothing is impossible. However, without talking about learning, karate must allow exchange and conviviality and for that a club is still better.
      Good continuation,
      Bruno

    • (yes, I think I've done a good advertisement ^^)
      When on the friendly side, I totally agree with you. On the other hand, for the spirit of karate, a deep reflexion on either is necessary and I find that the solidute allows to obtain a great distance to see a certain wisdom (I do not claim to have it, far from it) but for example In my club, they are a lot based competing, being the best in everything. A young person who goes to a club like that ends up leaving him or adopting this spirit while I am more based on "being better ... than myself" and I think it is mainly due to the fact that I trained only at the beginning.
      Finally it depends a lot on the club in question especially.

  5. Hi Bruno,

    By the way, I do not see your opinion on the subject. What do you think?
    What do you call learning? What do you call karate? What do you call karate? What's the internet for you?

    In short, what is your opinion on the question you asked?

    Thank you in advance

    Regards
    Jack

    • Hello Jack,

      My opinion is quite divided in fact. I think learning karate online only is not possible and not desirable. After we can always find an exception, but as a rule it is not good.
      The role of the teacher is paramount, it is he who corrects, who directs, who gives direct advice, who teaches you the very philosophy of art.
      But I am shared because I sincerely think that we can really boost his training through the video course that can be looped. Because what the teacher said there is 6 month we do not always remember while the video can be ironed.
      After the trouble is going to be the use that we make videos.
      So I think that the Internet alone does not make it possible to learn karate, but that it participates largely in the learning and the blossoming of karateka. I say blooming because for example the exchange that we currently have would not have been possible without internet.

      A+
      Bruno

  6. Hello Bruno,

    Do not worry, I do not put myself in any state, it's just so that things are clear and we avoid getting out of context to justify things that I have not endorsed ... a caution that fits into a lot of year of practice of internet (I coded my first site in 1994).
    Attention, I place myself in the learning situation of karate in the same way as a foreign language for example: I do not know and I start from scratch, all alone with no physical person with me.
    "Learning is the acquisition of know-how, that is the process of acquiring cultural practices, knowledge, skills, attitudes or values ​​through observation, imitation, the essay, the repetition, the presentation. He opposes, while completing, the teaching whose goal is especially the acquisition of knowledge or knowledge through studies, exercises and checks of knowledge. "
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apprentissage
    So for me the people who follow you, use your blog "do not learn karate via internet". They use to progress, but learning is done through their club.

    Regarding the "what are you doing", I explained myself and it's my fault, I apologize. I meant, in the sense of your question, to know how to learn via the internet. Because the pack 11 DVD offers to train you to a black belt exclusively via these DVDs and 2-3 years of training via these DVDs.

    Your meaning is a didactic and educational support, but in no way an end in itself. We agree.

    Personally I have never reviewed a kata or other using a video or a book. I can not. I need a social contact. I need to be corrected, criticized, shown in life size that I can interrupt, ask questions, in short have a real interaction.

    But the teaching tradition of Okinawa karate is different from what is done in karate dojo, and I am lucky to have several teachers who still teach it like that, so the need for " revise a kata or other with a video or book "is not done. Because the important thing is not the form (which these methods of books or videos bring) but the substance (which can bring only a human contact with an interaction).

    After I do not say it's useless, but simply that it pushes to present a kata as a choreography without substance, a beautiful dance. In addition, the people who follow the videos and learn in them, if they have not lived, we tend to go faster than the music to capture only 1% of what there is (just gestures). But a kata is not just a set of gestures, an attack or blockage is not just a gesture. The worst being learning things, but bad ... because we are not corrected visually and practically. To correct old mistakes takes years, while to learn well, it's so fast and so simple. The danger is there too ... badly to learn, to misunderstand, to reproduce badly.

    What would be useful is to bring in addition to the didactic and pedagogical video information on the history and the culture of the movement and / or the kata ... why such a movement? Why such a sequence? It would make more wealth ...

    Regards
    Jack

    • Hello Jack,

      Finally we agree on a lot of points. It's pretty good sign.
      For your suggestion to give in addition to pedagogy, information on the history and culture of the movement or kata, it would be indeed, but I'm not enough stalled above. It requires a lot of research, but maybe later ...

      A+
      Bruno

  7. Hi Bruno,

    What do you call: learn karate? What do you call learning? What do you call "karate"

    I do not know about your karate, but as for the one I practice (Uechi-ryû), the answer is without appeal and without concession: NO

    Let me explain. When you say learn, it means: I have nothing at the beginning, I go to your blog and I get something that is correct and allows me to move forward.
    Attention learning karate = correct learning for a correct practice.
    Copy kata, and say I learned kata ... NO, we did not learn kata, we learned a choreography. Not a Kata. So to learn a kata on the internet is to dance. It may be pretty outside, but it does not have any substance that identifies as Karate.

    I do not know what it is in shôtôkan, but in Uechi-ryû, the kata are in a position (sanchin) that is easy to reproduce by copying a video, only the anatomical alignment and the generation of force, makes that without a person to move your joints and reposition them, not to look like a model but for it to be physiologically correct for you. Without counting what does not see, can not be explained and must feel.

    The only way to learn on the internet is already to know ...

    And here I do not speak that you work techniques ...

    What about the fight? That it is a fight of karate and not a fist fight without substance?

    To avoid weighted answers and to take my sentences out of the context to justify what I did not write, I will say one and only one word ... NO

    and I will even say it again: NO, NO and again NO.

    Among the people who read you and learn from you. How many learn only by you? Without going to a club?

    My opinion on the subject I gave it: http://www.shinryu.fr/3234-les-arts-martiaux-sur-internet.html
    And those who go in your direction proposes a black belt in 11 DVD: http://blackbeltcourse.com/

    • Hello Jack,

      For you at least it is clearly NO
      Well I just asked the question, do not put yourself in such states.
      "Among the people who read you and learn from you. How many learn only by you? Without going to a club? According to the emails I receive almost no. Most of the exchanges I have are people who tell me about their club, their teacher and who finds help with my videos.
      After I can not stop some of the training with my videos, I can only warn them.
      "And those who are going in your direction proposes a black belt in 11 DVD": you will notice that on the blog there are warnings everywhere, and that I very often warn readers about the need for training at club (in my videos and in the mails that I send, and in the exchanges here and on facebook ...), so I do not go at all in the sense that you claim. For me internet, it must be used as a book or a DVD, in addition to the courses.
      This is not an obligation, but I think it's a plus compared to the one who only trains at the Dojo.
      I have a question for you: Have you already reviewed a Kata or something else with a video or a book?
      A+
      Bruno

  8. Hello everyone,
    Thank you very much for all your well-argued comments.
    If I believe the poll and the various opinions, what happens in the head is that Karate on the internet is a great tool, probably better than a book and requires to be exploited, but it is not necessary use it to replace the lessons at the dojo.
    The video classes are excellent for working alone if it is not possible to go to the dojo or to perfect a technique, but contact with a teacher and partners at the dojo is essential.
    Thank you all. I leave the survey open, so you can always answer and give your opinion.
    A+
    Bruno

  9. Bonsoir
    I think that in order to answer this question it would be necessary to determine what Karate we are talking about and what we expect.
    • Karate competition, traditional, a precise "school" (shotokan, wado-ryu ...) ...
    It is obvious that a club specialized in these forms of Karate seems a mandatory choice. Then, books and videos, selected according to the type of karate chosen, can only serve as a reminder. It's a bit of the inconvenience of getting into a mold.
    • Pass a black belt, become a teacher, compete in combat or kata.
    There too, no choice. We must join a club affiliated with a recognized federation and accept the choices of this federation if we do not want to be blocked (style "we would have to do like everyone else if you want us to rate you" ...).
    • to let off steam physically or mentally, to be part of a group.
    Always the club with a teacher and practitioners who knew how to create a good atmosphere.
    • approach another philosophy or another way of thinking ...
    There, the club also but in Japan or Okinawa according to what one seeks. But no club in France, book or site on the web can replace a direct contact.
    • Learn to defend yourself.
    Club, not club ?? Competition or not ?? Fight, not fight ?? The advantage of fighting in the hall or in competition is that it reassures or demoralizes about our fighting abilities. But our actual level will depend on who will fight us and the rules that will govern the fight in question ... Is karate as practiced in the room adapted to real combat?
    • Now, if what attracts us is the karate itself (the real traditional karate) ... You enter a world of research in which to use many books and analyze many videos from various sources will allow you to progress. But be careful, I do not pretend that this is within the reach of everyone. You have to spend many years there with many hours a day, have a good level of coordination, a physical fitness ad-oc, be observant, have the spirit of analysis and a lot of luck. It is also necessary to constantly correct oneself as well in front of a mirror as filming itself. It is also necessary to have contacts with practitioners with whom we will be able to confront our opinions.
    So we leave marked trails and moral comfort that can give schools, club and federation.
    But we can say that books and the internet can then be very useful.
    But beware, it's a bit like studying. Autodidacts can go to high levels, but it's not given to everyone.
    See you soon
    Franck

  10. Marina Ana Vrabec at

    Hello Bruno,
    interesting question. I think he still has to have some basic knowledge, to understand you or someone else who posts tickets via the internet. This mode can be completed by knowledge, training. Many details are explained liejpo filled and all existing knowledge. Thank you Bruno!
    Marina Ana Vrabec

  11. Hello Bruno
    being beginner the net can bring a plus to see and review the kata
    (for my case the Heian Shodan) but in no case can we
    switch from teacher to correct and that's very important the position
    legs, feet, arms and hands according to the positions
    kata. Only one believes that one has the right positions but in fact the
    Professor continually takes me back on full details.
    That's what I think and that's only my opinion.
    Sincerely to all.

  12. I answered yes, a little provoc. A previous opinion interested me deeply reminding that the old karate was only transmitted by the repetition of kata and this usually without corrections.
    Personally, I studied a lot of years with Chinese and Japanese experts. Japanese (8e dan) corrected us from time to time. The Chinese hardly ever and at full speed.
    I often wonder if we are right to persist in going to the dojos. Books, dvd + internet are interresting tools, just to correct themselves, check the validity of a find or as a memory aid, for example.
    On the test of combat, it is a vast debate. In any case at the beginning of the book karate jutsu, funakoshi writes that he has published the manual for the use of people who do not have a teacher ...
    Hi Hi.

  13. Bruno, I'm speaking for the second time, I'm a practicing Kung Fu practitioner and teacher, and I remember that the first time in my 30s I bought a book about Bruce Lee and I started working alone in my room for weeks and weeks, and one day I had a worry I had to defend myself and in fact I implemented what I had learned about this book and I took myself a spanking monumental, short after my parents enrolled me in a dojo and I really start learning, but what I mean and that I could read on what all the speakers have said and who is not false at all, it is that a video will not be able to retranscribe the transmitted emotions, the way of the ki which is with us the chi, the correction of the techniques which even if it is made as on the video there will be bugs that it is necessary to correct, and that is why the visual support is a magnificent system but in comp element of the dojo, except of course if we want to do that of the artistic or visual so the video is a good support, but the feeling can only be done at the dojo, but I recognize that the videos today are excellent qualities for some and well explained and are a significant support either, but nothing will replace a Seinsei who will guide us and show us the way!

  14. Hi,

    Your videos Bruno and your blog in general are a significant support for any future good karateka.
    I explain myself, a teacher in a dojo with about fifteen students to see more, can not afford to find and dissect this or that technique tirelessly.
    The student who does not follow, too bad for him ...
    Often for lack of time or simply lack of pedagogy, children can be left behind.

    Indeed he can have very good karate teachers but because of their young age, simply lack of discernment, behind a child in trouble to learn hides perhaps a future great karateka and this is, in this example (among others, I'm sure) that your initiative Bruno finds all its justification and meaning.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG.

    Marc & Benji

  15. Frédéric Maziere at

    Hello Bruno Bandelier,
    yes, we can not learn on the net without having a good foundation.
    Contact with the teacher is always more important to transmit the philosophy of art and pedagogy that will help build the individual without hurting himself to practice all life.

  16. Frédéric Maziere at

    Hello Bruno Bandelier,
    yes, we can not learn on the net without having a good foundation.
    Contact with the teacher is always more important to transmit the philosophy of art and pedagogy that will help build the individual without hurting himself to practice all life.

  17. In any learning you need to feel but it also takes a lot of hours to acquire the techniques. It is more than filming training sessions or capturing videos on the net that can allow, if the movements on these videos are correctly executed to perfect the body shape. For the risk on the Net is Everyone thinks they know and thinks they can show the right movement and sometimes it looks like a long way off, but when you look at it when you do a serious job search, you will notice that some people are flattering their ego.
    Nevertheless, this must be seen as a complementary means to evolve because nothing will replace the confrontation with different partners to feel the movement or movements. Each adapts the movement to its morphology but the general form and sincerity in the movement must In the end we have to find the right teacher who will guide us on the path to perfection in Martial Art.
    I admire, Bruno, your craze to share your martial research through your videos that I find interesting for myself.

    Best regards.

  18. being a student is in itself an apprenticeship: learning to observe, learning to remember, learning to question, learning to criticize, learning to assume ......... this learning is not easy. the unmotivated student has a teacher who helps him develop strategies to overcome his difficulties. the issue of Internet learning is not exclusive to learning karate; we talk about e-learning. for the student who is motivated (or who knows how to motivate himself), the wide variety of information available on the web makes it possible today to learn by internet. the condition is important, I do not denigrate it .

  19. Posted by CASPARHello Bruno, I think it's a good complement to memorize postures, kata and bunkais and kihons etc ... !!
    Also to prepare for a passing of grades but will never replace
    a dojo with a sensei and partners.
    But I would like to congratulate you for your work and your availability to advance us in our path of karate !!

    Sincerely Olivier.

  20. Hello Bruno, I think it's a good complement to memorize postures, kata and bunkais and kihons etc ... !!
    Also to prepare for a passage of grades but will never replace
    a dojo with a sensei and partners.
    But I would like to congratulate you for your work and your availability to advance us in our path of karate !!

    Sincerely Olivier.

  21. I answer the question in the opposite way: It is not possible to progress in karate by being satisfied only with the teaching received in his Dojo.

    Indeed, we may take a long time to understand the essence of karate and the essence of each technique if we are content with the only knowledge provided by the teacher. It can be done sparingly, or with opacity, or in a piecemeal way.

    As soon as we have assimilated the basic techniques and their names and the necessary theoretical knowledge (ki, hara, harmony of body and mind, etc., etc.) we must venture to learn about the videos of the net by varying these on the same technique. For example: I go to see mae geri at kazanawa, at kagawa, etc, and of course at Bruno who takes the trouble to explain everything in French (Jacques Tapol does it too). Thus, I progress undeniably and I surprise my teacher by my rapid assimilation. But there is no question of going faster, it is rather to dwell on the same technique by viewing dozens of videos, and the tiny details are seen in the mirror and repratized yet again.

    The net is an incredible chance to learn theoretically and practically in karate, in addition to the Dojo, I realize daily as a beginner ...

  22. Me perso I tried, but as I do not know the positions and techniques it serves me nothing. So no interest for me if I'm not supported by a teacher.

  23. Bruno Bandelier, do you know if among your visitors, there are some who really learn by this blog? I mean only by the, without being in a club or anything but only by internet? are there any people who have learned yodan for example only through your blog?

    • @ Johnny,

      I get a lot of email from people that my videos or tips have helped to pass this or that belt, but very few who just use my videos.
      It happens, but in general it's a temporary situation (unable to go to the club.)
      Now everyone does not write to me so it is not impossible that there is drift.

      A+
      Bruno

  24. as far as technology is concerned, considering the huge variety of information available on the web, I think it is now possible to learn karate on the internet. but can karate be summed up in his technique?

  25. me, I voted yes but in parallel with the practice at the dojo. This is a slightly light answer, because I would try to answer by NO, why because Karate is a sport and like all sports it is with the practice that we do not learn with reading and looking at images . However, my vote makes it possible to say that the Internet like besides the case of the books and magazines, it helps a lot, especially when one knows that sometimes, the coaches or masters do not give all their knowledge, on the one hand and on the other hand, it allows to see the opinion and the opinions of other people or other masters who in the majority of the cases are different from our own teacher or teacher in the dojo.

  26. Hello to all,

    For my part, I would not answer this question because it is ambiguous.
    By cons I can provide some tracks of personal reflections. To the question of whether we can learn Karate via books, DVD or internet. It should be known that this kind of support can only be complementary. I even think they are indispensable but can not be exclusive. Thus we can already say that it is possible to learn Karate by these various media. But I repeat, we can not learn karate exclusively in this way. Karate has its subtleties. The different details are important. It is already incredible to see the mistakes made in Dojo by the novices. And I call "novices" as well the repositories of a color belt as the custodians of the first Dan. At the risk of offending the greatest number.
    The correction of a teacher and mutual aid between students is essential. It is imperative to be corrected by an outside eye. As much as we can correct ourselves from an internal point of view, we can be so from an external point of view. These are the two complementary aspects "Yin" and "Yang" of learning that are here taken as an example. Hence also the interest of working in front of a mirror. But that's another question.
    To return to work via media. There is one thing that most ignore. It is that once Karate was not taught to the masses (exoteric). But the mode of transmission of knowledge was only master to disciple secretly (esoteric). The master having most of the time only one or two disciples. The medium of transmission of knowledge was only through the Katas. The teaching of Karate was based only on the transmission of Katas. And all that is Kihon, Kumite etc ... came only after the teaching came out of the shadows and became democratized.
    To return to the mode of transmission of Katas, the important thing is to know how the master transmitted them. In fact, he was doing them to what I know before his disciple without any explanation. The disciple had to understand for himself. And this mode of transmission was important. That's why the Katas have been transmitted to us with so many variations. Now I do not see the difference with learning karate by watching DVDs. I leave this to your discretion.

  27. Hello,
    please forgive my french:
    can learn karate at home, but the videos must be of very high quality (as luckily it is the case of videos bruno bandelier), otherwise it becomes impossible.
    if the master only wants to make even his technique is good, learn nothing at all (except frustration, because as beginner can never equal even from a distance, the movement of a black belt).
    if, on the other hand, the master really wants to communicate his knowledge and he has the communicative means to do it, then he can learn at home.
    I have developed a good learning technique at home.
    I have a software (free) it calls kinovea and a small camera.
    I film myself by doing the techniques and with this software I put the 2 videos (bruno and mine) in the same monitor (I divide the software monitor in 2 part) in a side bruno, in the other me and I make them advance very slowly (frame by frame) and I can see if there are differences, I annotate them and I repeat the operation until when bruno does the technique like me .... little joke to finish.

    • Hello Stongpunch,

      I can not believe you're analyzing my videos so thoroughly. Wow !!!
      On the other hand, it is a question of course, no demonstration. I make mistakes, so be careful not to analyze the images, you must also listen to what I say in the videos and integrate well what I write in the articles.
      Good continuation.
      A+
      Bruno

  28. Bjr all the world! Then my answer is yes can learn karate on the web but provided that I chose what I wanted as a framer or just as a practitioner following a program drawn before. The net offers us a choice choice of which it is imperative to choose the right material to my choice and according to my need and can give a plus.bonne navigation.

  29. Hi all,

    To the question can we learn karate on the net (or in a book for that matter), my answer is no. But as the karatekas of the previous messages have pointed out, this can be very useful to revise, review a kata or a movement that we have not understood, ...
    In addition, and here I speak of my short experience of karateka (it has been a year that I partic), it can allow the beginner to become familiar with the terms (or even "protocol" uses) before embarking on the adventure.
    But, in no case, the internet or the paper support will replace the contact with the sensei and with the other members of the dojo.
    And then, we must not forget that karate (and martial arts in general for that matter), it is above all in the head that it happens. It takes the spirit of Budo, being karatekas at all times of his life inside and outside the dojo and that, it can not be learned in books. We can train day and night all alone at home to do a mawashi geri because we watched a video on karate-blog (very well done by the way) but if we do not have the flame and values karate (which Vincent has perfectly stated), it is useless.
    Well, I have the impression to have a little deviated from the subject ...
    See you.

  30. Hello
    Personally I do not believe that one can learn any physical activity by the net, videos or by books. I have a good collection of all support for martial arts, gym etc. I train at home when I can as much in my opinion. But hey the "when I can" is not necessarily regular. And even receiving mail to fix the training nothing obliges to follow it. So nothing beats a lesson given by a person in a dojo.
    Going to a club requires to go there and therefore to train properly. And then when you are in front of a book or a video that will tell me "your foot is misplaced" "it lacks vigor" and that will motivate me and value me when I'm doing the right thing.
    Nothing beats a course where you can also have exchanges with other students. When we make kumite we do how. We ask his dog to make the partner?
    So I do not think we can learn karate like that. But it's still a great complement. I am constantly referring to Habersetzer's books for katas or your blog or other media for a different view of certain techniques. The richness of a teaching is done by the diversity of sources.
    Your blog is very well done and your idea is great.
    And as Vincent so well said karate like any other martial art is not a know how is also a knowledge to be.
    And that does not teach in books!
    thank you and good luck to all

  31. For my part I voted no, even if after thinking, I tell myself that it can serve only to memorize some techniques (especially for Katas.)
    I remember when I practiced TKD when Poomsés started when I came back I went on the net to find the videos and the schemas to work and work again. But for techniques like Blockage, kick better to work in duet under the watchful eye of his teacher.

    Once again Bruno, you raise an important question that can not be prejudged in the debate.

    Goods.

  32. I would answer with yes and not at the same time.

    excellent as an educational tool, exercise of memory and additional information, for me nothing is worth the sensei who follows us, knows us, gives us anecdotes, corrects our mistakes and of course the work with people that we appreciate on techniques, blockages, attacks, grounding ... etc

    voili voilou that's all.

  33. Bruno this question is very ambiguous because I will say yes and not at the same time, a martial art learned on a video or a book for a beginner will only make him understand the base because he will have no teacher to correct it in his positions and even if he reproduces literally what he sees or reads, he will miss the essentials of knowing how to be guided by an expert, then two other options open if it is for the artistic then yes it is possible to learn on a video because it is that the visual will prevail, then also comes the fact that for example a karate expert wants to learn other techniques in another style of karate so it is possible because it will have already the base and will also feel and correct itself, but for a beginner who has never learned karate become expert thanks to the internet no he may take the wrong road even if visually it looks like it will miss the most important c is to be corrected and guided it is my opinion !!!

  34. Hello Bruno and everyone,

    I think that learning karate, in the strict sense of the term, is not possible, for my part it serves only support revision, it is essential to have a teacher for teaching.
    Indeed, there are a lot of subtleties for every movement, every movement, and also a lot of feelings. A teacher will correct and explain these subtleties, until the good achievement combining, efficiency, power, and security, which can take a lot of time, years ... And then karate is also a way of life, and teaches you the respect, honesty, trust, courage, perseverance, punctuality, and many other things that a video can not convey.
    A technique learned by a video or a book, remains only approximate, and can be dangerous for oneself without being effective against your opponent. In short, I confirm the need to have a graduate teacher to become karateka. Yours,

  35. I do not think we can "learn" Karate on the net, but it can be both a precursor element to the urge to learn so to register for a club for a style that seems to suit us. On the other hand it is an excellent complement (as it is done here, to improve or if momentary stop (this is my case) to revise the techniques.Nevertheless a contact with the teacher and d other karateka, seems to me necessary (spirit, etc.)

  36. Bruno this question is very ambiguous because I will say yes and not at the same time, a martial art learned on a video or a book for a beginner will only make him understand the base because he will have no teacher to correct it in his positions and even if he reproduces literally what he sees or reads, he will miss the essentials of knowing how to be guided by an expert, then two other options open if it is for the artistic then yes it is possible to learn on a video because it is that the visual will prevail, then also comes the fact that for example a karate expert wants to learn other techniques in another style of karate so it is possible because it will have already the base and will also feel and correct itself, but for a beginner who has never learned karate become expert thanks to the internet no he may take the wrong road even if visually it looks like it will miss the most important c is to be corrected and guided it is my opinion !!!

  37. Bjr all the world! Then my answer is yes can learn karate on the web but provided that I chose what I wanted as a framer or just as a practitioner following a program drawn before. The net offers us a choice choice of which it is imperative to choose the right material to my choice and according to my need and can give a plus.bonne navigation.

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