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One thing that all of the most wealthy people have in common – they set their minds to a single objective in life, and everything they do in life is aimed toward achieving that objective.  They do not pick up a pen, watch a TV show, sit down in a chair, or say anything to anyone that does not somehow directly contribute to them eventually getting to their ultimate goal in life.

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A lot of people take up karate for self-defense. Instead, they learn how to spar and wrestle. I have written elsewhere that sparring and wrestling are not self-defense – they are sports. Self-defense is not combat. Self-defense are those skills which keep you from being attacked in the first place – such as avoiding bars and other places where attacks tend to occur. While you and I may successfully defend ourselves against a single person in a duel after school by sparring our way out of it, real combat is something else altogether.

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Conventional wisdom handed down to us by highly respected karate instructors since the advent of sport karate says that if a Karate expert wishes to be skilled at sparring, he must first master the kata. Usually there is a short declaration that without proper kata training, sparring will lack technical precision. Those who shun kata are warned: You will not succeed at mastering karate sparring alone. You must train in the kata successfully first, and only then will you achieve the level of sparring expertise you will need to win and win well.

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Every kata has a creator. Somewhere back in history, whether it was ten years ago or 400 years ago, a person who was a martial artist took some techniques and put them together in a routine that could be repeated by others. Today’s sport-oriented karate players view the creating or changing kata as off limits activities to all except the writers of tournament rule books. However, Karate has an established tradition with a longer history than sport karate. Originally, an expert learned kata, modified kata, and eventually created his own.

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Considerable floor space is required to perform a kata. 100 square meters gives one adult male the ability to perform just about any kata without running into a wall. When the dojo gets crowded, though, sometimes some shortcuts are necessary to make the kata fit the room. As you approach the wall, you pull back your front foot and then step forward with your other foot so that you take the next step without actually traveling anywhere. Then when turning back in the other direction, cut the step again to put yourself in the correct spot in three dimensional space.

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When you haven’t trained for a while, and you are pretty sure that you are out of shape, my recommendation is the light kata workout. It is the best  way to overcome burnout and get back into a habit of enjoying your karate training. The workout is simple:

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We will go deeper into the understanding of Kata at this seminar. We will work with  creation of kata, what has affected them, and much more.

 

Anyone can participate regardless of age or style. The only requirement is that participants must be committed and interested in working with Kata.

 

Read more at EBU or Shotokai.dk

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Source 1: “Katas of Shorin ryu Seibukan” by Kim Mitrunen & Tommi Prami

Chinto is one of the treasures of Seibukan. This version of the kata is taught only to Seibukan family members. It was favorite kata of Kyan Sensei, and is undoubtedly a Sukunaihayshi kata.

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An Informal Discussion on their Possible Origins
2000, Joe Swift, Tokyo, Japan

 

Since its official announcement in 1956, Okinawa Isshinryu Karate Kobudo has spread throughout the world, with dojo in most continents. There have since been many books, articles, and videos published on the system in the English language. However, more often than not, these materials utilize the same sources for their research, with little, if anything written based upon research of primary materials, that is, Japanese language books on karate-do by Okinawan researchers.

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Source 1: “Katas of Shorin ryu Seibukan” by Kim Mitrunen & Tommi Prami

Passai is an age-old form, and one of the oldest versions of this kata is Seibukan’s Oyadomari Passai. Passai is often explained as a low light or night fighting kata, because of it’s many sagurite (searching hand) techniques. The name of the kata means to “break through the fortress.” It might have received the name from the beginning movement where the defender throws a strong forward movement combined with an augmented chudan-uke, meant to unbalance of attacker. After this powerful start, the kata changes characteristics by making fast blocks and strikes with open hands to vulnerable points of human body. There are many angular movement changes, all quickly executed and in varying degrees. In the last part of the kata there is combination technique where the attack is avoided by ducking the opponents attacking arm, while simultaneously blocking the opponents other arm and striking a key point in the stomach region. By bending the body one can add extra power to the strike. This technique has disappeared in many of the modern karate style’s version of Passai.

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