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Sanchin: The Jewel of Goju-ryu

Sanchin: The Jewel of Goju-ryu

This article taken from the International Okinawan Goju-ryu website. Some say the meaning of sanchin (“three battles”) relates to the three journeys of life: Developing body, mind and spirit. Through proper martial arts training, one properly learns to develop her or his body through exercise and practise of kata/forms. Later, one begins to understand the true […]

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2015 North West Regional Gasshuku

    Myself and a couple of WTF Students were privileged to attend the 2015 IOGKF Regional Gasshuku held in Lewiston, Idaho. Over the weekend Sensei Mirko Buchwald (5th Dan) lead sessions on Basic Training, Kakia Bunkia, Kumite Drills and Concepts. Sensei Brent Hartwig (6th Dan) led a session on Knife Defense. Sensei Andy Franz […]

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Randori No Waza (Bunkai)

Randori (乱取り) is a term used in Japanese martial arts to describe free-style practice. The term literally means “chaos taking” or “grasping freedom,” implying a freedom from the structured practice of kata. Randori may be contrasted with kata, as two potentially complementary types of training. Although in karate the word kumite is usually reserved for […]

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Renzoku Bunkai with Sensei Higaonna

Renzoku Bunkai

Gekisai Dai Ichi. This kata is taken very seriously by black belts even though it is the first kata you learn as a white belt. Renzoku Bunkai is linear and reverse bunkai performed simultaneously with a partner building up the speed and power. See 7th Dan Ernie Molyneux execute it at both slow and full speed. […]

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The Science behind Bruce Lee's 1-inch punch

The Science behind Bruce Lee’s 1-inch punch

We’ve discussed this before, but here is another article discussing how the repetitive training martial artists actually wire new neural pathways in the brain, allowing more powerful strikes than a well-conditioned, untrained person can generate. Like his muscles, Lee earned his brainpower the hard way, with many years of practice. Roberts says the white matter changes […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar with Eric Shingu. Friday, September 27, 2013

BJJ/Karate Seminar with Eric Shingu

Great Opportunity to for outstanding training. Learn techniques that are valuable in the cage, in a tournament or on the street. We are fortunate to have such a skilled instructor visit our area. Having attended his seminar last fall, I highly recommend participation in this years training. Here is a registration form: Sensei Shingu Seminar 2013 […]

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Hugh and Lee discussing tactics with fighters Alan Larson and Craig Marsh

Team Itami Rocks BBQ Days

It was a great outing for Team Itami in Kamiah’s 2013 BBQ Days Bash this Labor Day weekend. We had three fighters on the card, including Big Al Larson, who took the fight at the last moment (it was a real scavenger hunt to round-up gloves, shorts, mouth-guard and other required protective gear!). All three […]

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Kyokushin Conditioning for Women

KC4W Starts in January

Sign-up now for our new Kyokushin Conditioning for Women program. Classes are scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 and will continue for 4 weeks ending on Thursday February 21st, 2013 (9 Sessions!) Class Settingstimes are scheduled for 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Mondays and Thursdays. Our space is limited, so sign-up early before the class fills! […]

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