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Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai

Kukkiwon has no official Bunkai (Boonhae in Korean). So I would say that this is a dangerous road to go down, trying to assign Boonhae to a system that specifically wasn't mean to have it. People ...
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Karate Chops? (Uses and practicality of knifehand techniques)

I think other people will be able to provide better answers, as most of my experience is in other styles, but this poster, which has been on the walls of almost every Karate-based school I've ever ...
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Martial applications of Chinese fan

Who else landed here trying to see the practicality of Kitana's fan in Mortal Kombat? Tessen-jutsu is actually a Japanese art. In essence the war fan is a "Club" when folded and a catchment ...
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Contemporary Wushu vs. Traditional Wushu

Contemporary wushu focuses on performance. Traditional wushu focuses on self-defense theory and application (or at least it should). So in contemporary wushu, every movement is "flashy" to ...
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Martial applications of Chinese fan

I’m going to focus on the applications that any trained martial artist with a little weapons training can execute, beginning with the finishing moves. Bamboo wushu fans are more than sufficient. ...
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Applications of "Needle to Sea Bottom"

My instructor taught us the historical application (as the move is done in the Yang 24 step) is rooted in the fact that soldiers used to carry a dagger on their right hip. By this interpretation, the ...
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How to defend against linear elbow strike in taiji push hands?

This is a very basic strike/counter combination in the Fu taiji system. You see it there because Fu taiji developed out of bagua, via Fu Zhensong, who was reputed to be the only internal master who ...
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How to defend against linear elbow strike in taiji push hands?

One of the guiding principles in Taiji is to make sure each joint is able to move in any direction. In other words, in a neutral position. If a joint is too far extended outward, it won't be able to ...
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Combinations in Grasping the Birds Tail

This is how it was taught in my school, where it was always the first application taught. Ward-off is to get the leading arm under the opponent's upper arm, and make forearm-to-forearm contact with ...
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Martial applications of Chinese fan

Bladed Fan There are a number of strikes in forms that likely only work with a bladed fan, which is an unlikely real-world weapon, but I'm going to list them to give people an idea of how something ...
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Contemporary Wushu vs. Traditional Wushu

Practitioners of traditional wushu, as a modern person would interpret this term, probably do not call what they practice traditional wushu but something more specific. Traditional wushu is basically ...
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Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai

The wrapping motion and the crossing of forearms preparatory to blocking in karate and ITF TaeKwon-Do have the SAME purpose. They are flinch responses. They are our natural responses to threats. ...
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What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?

It seems a lot of myths are being perpetuated here. Many answers are correct - but in martial context can only apply to a greeting as might be done when entering or exiting the kwoon, or greeting ...
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