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Bunkai Bunkai

Bunkai, the art of analyzing a Kata

Bunkai, the art of analyzing a Kata ... Bunkai in Japanese means "analyze, demonstrate or decompose". In a nutshell: "Search" So when we talk about Bunkai for a kata, it's really about doing a search, analyzing this Kata for ...

Kata 2rd dan Kanku-Dai

Kanku-Dai: Looking to the sky

Kanku-Dai or the look towards the sky is the longest Shotokan Kata ... With no less than 65 movements, Kanku-Dai is the longest, but it's certainly not the hardest to achieve. Kanku-Dai is very particular for ...

Moves

Iki-Ashi, step back

Iki-Ashi is the step backward: Iki-Ashi is simply a step back ... well, it's a little more complex than that but the idea is there. However as for Ayumi-Ashi, we will use our Hara to retreat Indeed ...

Combinations Kihon

Kihon with Tsugi-Ashi

Kihon with Tsugi-Ashi: I promised you at the end of the study of Tsugi-Ashi, here is finally a sequence of Kihon with Tsugi-Ashi. The principle is very simple: Remember, during this study, we had decomposed Tsugi-Ashi in two ...

Kumite

From conventional Kumite to free Kumite

From conventional Kumite to Free Kumite: Here is the second part of the report of the internship with Johnny Gence Sensei that took place in my club, at the Langres Dojo 07 / 04 / 2013. I asked Johnny to give us a ...

Diverse

Kata Bunkai avec Johnny Gence Sensei

(Video at the end of the article!) 07 / 04 / 2013: For the second time, Johnny Gence Sensei came to do an internship at my club in Langres. It was a real success, not only thanks to the performance of Johnny, but also ...

Moves

Tsugi Ashi: Chased step

Tsugi Ashi, not hunted ... is a displacement that is used quite naturally in karate when one wants to approach or move away from the opponent without changing guard, a bit like Yori Ashi. With the difference that this time, ...

Moves Ayumi-Ashi in Kibadachi

Ayumi-Ashi, taking a step forward

Ayumi-Ashi is a movement that may seem very simple because it is the one that corresponds most to natural walking. Indeed, Ayumi-Ashi is simply a step forward. The essential difference compared to natural walking is ...

Musculation Bruce Lee

Musculation and Karate

Bodybuilding and karate compatible? . The picture of Bruce Lee opposite (left of course ;-)) tends to demonstrate that martial arts are not incompatible with bodybuilding. But be careful not all bodybuilding programs ...

Kata 1st dan Kosa Ashi in Tekki Shodan

Tekki Shodan, the iron rider

Tekki Shodan ... is the first kata of the Tekki series or iron rider. In fact he would be the only one really from an ancient Kata known as Naifanchi; due to the position Naifanchi Dachi who ...