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Old Karate classes ad

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I just found (and hung at home) an old poster I did when I started trying to get students for my Karate classes.
Well, it didn't work and I had to move on on this one.
What a pity; we had a huge venue in a sports center.






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OSS / OSU calligraphy (thank you my friend!)

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Wow, amazing art!
It has been gifted to me by my Shenyang old friend, Machenhao, who shared many Kyokushin nights with me.

Thank you brother!!!

Here he is:


Kicking my balls during Sanchin demonstration.

Ok, ok. Here he is in a nice picture:


The one punching like a beast.



Time to get a new tattoo?







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PS: the artwork is actually two meters long!








Saifa bunkai

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Today I share with you this bit of Saifa. This bunkai was shared to me by Omoto Kancho, head of Yuzenkai.


I had a karateka laying around with the perfect old-school Japanese top-knot, so I used him to illustrate this technique.
This part:



Apparently, the same technique exists in Shotokan (and Shuri lineage, I guess) kata, so it's time to do some research!
Here is the whole kata for you:







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Jion (on the beach)

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I just used a friend to shoot a Jion video. Didn't practice much kata "performance" lately, so it shows... Also, the sand makes moving more difficult, which is not an excuse, but a reminder that not all your fights will be in flat terrain.

Jion was my tournament kata, and I quite enjoy practicing it. It is so brutal...
Well, here's the video:




PS: a Jion bunkai video is coming!





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The origin of the Dan system

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No, it wasn't Him. He just introduced it into Budo.
It was devised by this gentleman:



Find the story here.








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