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May
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comment how to perform a reverse punch?
I would recommend asking your current instructor. Something as simple as "Why do we step backwards with the reverse punch?" might bring you the answer to your question. If you feel unsatisfied, see if you can talk with him/her after class for a few minutes.
May
15
answered how to perform a reverse punch?
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
@DaveLiepmann Ah. No worries, Bartitsu is ~110 years old (and was only alive for about five) and he is following the revival movement. Everything is carefully analyzed. Unfortunately, comments have been disabled for the video.
May
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comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
@DaveLiepmann Oh! My apologies. That's a wonderful idea, I'm glad you had it. (bit confused as to why you didn't do it yourself, though).
May
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comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
The problem my friend and I came during your description, at the "and upwards" part. It turned out to not work well for us, because we could not separate the legs far enough to create sufficient imbalance.
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
It's an interesting idea, but you can see that in the video the ruffian's foot is planted. In the pictures, the ruffian is in an elongated stance, but even then... It's weird. The thing is, the cane gives you some leverage, so you don't HAVE to do it before the foot is planted. (I managed to get this far with my friend).
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
@DaveLiepmann because this website exists.
May
15
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asked How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
May
14
comment Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
The basic idea for the difference between -jutsu and -do is something I went over in this question: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/676/… :-)
May
14
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
I would love to agree with you. Unfortunately, I have felt this done to me, had no idea was going to happen, had never seen this before, and it worked.
May
14
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
Asking a question.
May
14
comment Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
Unfortunately, "iaijutsu" is like "karate": an overarching description for many styles. I am not aware of an organization that does promotion of karate or iaijutsu in the US. Additionally, do you truly mean iaijutsu, or do you mean iaido?
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comment Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
Ooh, you went way further than I intended. I literally just meant the original step/block/punch sequence. Nothing after that! :)
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asked What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
May
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comment Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
That is a very interesting interpretation with a good potential for implications down the line. Following sen-no-sen to its most rigorous. I always say that a bunkai/waza ought to be a response that leaves no room for the attacker to continue. What we are responding to is always the trick. Here, you are saying we are responding to intent... Hmm.
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accepted Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
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