Tag: Shotokan

Taikyoku Hand Pattern

Taikyoku Hand Pattern

May 1, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Kyusho Applications Taikyoku has a predominant hand action sequence, which seems simplistic, but is almost profound in it’s depth of possibility. Let’s start by looking at the benefits to the practitioner in their Mind, Body and Spirit as the pattern exercises the body, yet also accomplishes many stimulus to the Brain and Central […]

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Kyusho Hangetsu

Kyusho Hangetsu

April 3, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

  Tegumi & Tuite A new film with bonus seminar film included Hangetsu (半月 Japanese translation “Half Moon”) is an advanced level kata practiced in Shotokan karate. It originated from the Naha-te school. The first part is executed slowly with strong breathing, stressing the development of the hara, or energy field. This sequence shares a […]

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Gangaku

Gangaku

March 27, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Empi Applications This question came in from YouTube: Ahsan Reza:  Sensei, please explain gankaku Evan Pantazi: That could take a life time… maybe one move from it… which one? Ahsan Reza: @Evan Pantazi thanks for your kind reply. Movement 24-25 empi uke   So as we can see the extended hand does not […]

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Old Fist

Old Fist

May 31, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    Better for Kyusho Documented as far back as 1935, Gichen Funakoshi (Founder of Shotokan), detailed in his book “Karate-Do Kyohan” how to make a proper Old Fist (before regulation and sportification) changed it into the New Fist used in modern Karate-Do. The new fist muted the power and destructive potentials of the Old […]

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Funakoshi’s Hangetsu Suffocation

Funakoshi’s Hangetsu Suffocation

February 8, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Learn Seisan/Hangetsu’s Kyusho Suffocation Method

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Shotokan Kumite & Kyusho

Shotokan Kumite & Kyusho

September 12, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Kumite & Kyusho Submited by Hermann Woodtli, Switzerland   Kumite is one of the three pillars of the Shotokan Karate curriculum, with Karateka slowly and systematically prepared for the competition. Different forms are practiced, depending on the degree and ability of the exerciser. The curriculum or the method of teaching is the actual framework of […]

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The Kyusho of Shotokan

The Kyusho of Shotokan

November 24, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

    Gichin Funakoshi’s Kyusho Yes even a style as “Taditional” as Shotokan was originally built on an understanding of Kyusho by it’s founder. In fact he was so entrenched that he published his notes on Kyusho in his legendary text “Karate-Do Kyohan”.   Now in the older “modern Publication” there was only  a brief account […]

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Anthony Rotella – Heian Sandan

Anthony Rotella – Heian Sandan

August 25, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Kyusho is a foundational pillar of all Kata It has long been written by many masters of old, that anatomical Kyusho was a basis of their particular styles. Anthony Rotella takes us through basic stages of Kyusho integration in Heian Sandan… including 4 Kyusho Knockouts. Kata Arms Attacks Head Attacks Body Attacks Leg Attacks Takedowns […]

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Kyusho in Shotokan 1

Kyusho in Shotokan 1

July 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Kyusho in Shotokan An antagonism, because Shotokan karate has adapted completely to sport. Thus one excludes the other. In karate where fights follow certain rules, without any physical contact, it is not necessary to acquire the knowledge about vital points. Furthermore, it makes no sense to adopt this know-how into sport, because for Kyusho special […]

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Unsu

Unsu

February 20, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

  Unsu – “Cloud Hands” First the Kata: Kata Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDngPNUNm0c Masatoshi Nakayama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwsJSGuVc3Y Luca Valdesi (thanks to KaratebyJesse.com) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb5MIpI55zU Serbian Team Kata and Interpretations  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPRlpGLcDOs Special Thanks to Jesse Enkamp of KaratebyJesse.com for supplying the Photo Background: Unsu (雲手), translated is said to mean “cloud hands”, and is an advanced Kata found in Shotokan and Shito-Ryu.  […]

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