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"As I develop my Karate I can go back to AJ's book with new understanding and take new direction from the images and text.
It’s an excellent book. I can’t do without my copy."
Alex, United Kingdom
"The forms are just the beginning and that's why this eBook goes WAY beyond form so you can improve your quality"
Beyond 'twist hip' and 'step and punch'
You learn all 10 Ohyo from basic to advanced movement.
You could tell from the gif above... IT'S PACKED.
And the text tells you more than just the basic stuff like "execute Gyakuzuki".
It contains advanced keys revealing the what, why and how.
Way deeper than 'semi free fighting' or 'prepare for sparring'.
Ohyo Kumite is NOT another set of pair work.
In fact: It's specifically designed to break away from form so you can move freely. Dynamic.
Often though, comments are limited to 'twist hip' or 'point your foot straight' which will not lead you to understand the purpose (that you need to perform it correctly).
And how that affects your training and skill
Are you looking to become the best in Ohyo Kumite in your Dojo?
Or at least learn the forms and improve your performance?
You NEED to understand the mindset of Ohyo Kumite if you answer yes.
Practising basics up and down the Dojo requires A DIFFERENT MINDSET...
...and the instant your mindset matches the purpose - your skill will improve drastically. No doubt.
To benefit from what it is designed for
Example: In Kata you may emphasise stances.
DON'T do that in Ohyo Kumite, because the stance is not what matters.
Learn what to focus on and how to do that to double the value of your Ohyo Kumite training.
A.J.’s thirst for knowledge was apparent even in his younger years, always questioning, always probing into the deeper learnings of Wado. He has painlessly researched and cross referenced differences within the three main styles of Wado.
PETER MAY // 7th Dan Wadokai
Through many gasshuku, practices, conversations, e-mails and chats, he has evolved into a karateka with techniques and knowledge that few in Europe possess. His work will without doubt enlighten the way to improve your karate.
NOBUYUKI NUKINA // 6th Dan Wadokai
AJ not only gives step by step instructions to Wado, but also the reasoning behind the execution and delivery as well as the correct mental attitude required for the techniques of Wado Ryu.
DAVID SHEPHARD // 5th Dan Wadokai
AJ van Dijk is a teacher, Chief Instructor of Wadokai Holland and Kenshinkai Kobudo Europe and founder of The Digi Dojo.
He is a published author of several books such as Wado No Michi (this Ohyo Kumite eBook is part of that book), Wadokai Karate Special Edition and Kata Applications and Analysis.
Over the last 20 years, AJ has become internationally regcognised Wado and Karate instructor to beginners, advanced students and instructors - reaching Karate enthusiasts worldwide through internet and up close in person at international seminars.
AJ’s mission is to help Karate students and instructors understand and implement simple yet extremely powerful Key Points and Training Methods that can unlock shortcut-like growth and get you to the next level without wasting time, money or theoretical overwhelm.
His unique and holistic approach combines traditional training with cutting-edge training methodology leveraging fun and illuminating experiments with effective and straight forward Training Methods.
When not training, teaching or being busy with Karate, AJ is interested in science, enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and binge-watching Netflix series while secretly still thinking about Karate.
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