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Is it true that 'A strike is a block is a lock is a throw'?

The phrase comes from karate's unfortunate history: as karate popularized rapidly, first across Japan and Korea and then to the USA via GIs, it became common for students to learn forms without ...
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Is it true that 'A strike is a block is a lock is a throw'?

Yes. You are probably taking it too literally. I don’t know much about Karate or any other Japanese martial system. But in my experience with various Chinese martial arts schools there’s a similar ...
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What Style Teaches you to Break Bones/Joints?

First of all, there's joint snapping, and then there's bone breaking. Joint snapping involves hyper-extending the joint until the tendons holding the joint together snap, or the end of the bone pops ...
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