great to hear you are a teacher 🙂
I fogot if I finalised my article, but one time i actially compared it to rhythm tempo etc. Its in my book on trainingmethods thats still on hold.
If i find it I can send you if you like for review 😅 i remember i discontinued it because in the end I felt it didnt make things more clear. But…[Read more]
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You're saying "Heian". Does that mean you practise Shotokan?
It's very difficult to give you any advice without seeing your movement. That's why my first thought is to check https://the-digi-dojo.com/kata/pinan-nidan/ which contains loads on in-depth videos with actionable key points.
If that doesn't…[Read more]
AJ replied to the topic This is Small Training (+ method from Ohtsuka Sensei) in the forum PILOT: Small Training Guide 5 days, 7 hours ago
I sent you a private message.
PS: Kata is a tool to develop your Karate. In such you can say that Kata have official combinations, but there more you advance in skill, the more variations you can practise.
This can be the same Kata, with another rhythm changing the emphasis. If emphasis changes the lesson learned (focus)…[Read more]
Me again @nile-wilson 🙂
Please find my reply below.
I would like to know if there are major differences between the rhythm of techniques for “traditional” performance of the kata and performance for competition.
There is no difference, but there can be a difference.
While I do not want to make a life out of competing (max…
Thanks for dropping your question in the forum 🙂
Later today or tomorrow I have time to answer your question properly, so hang on!
(or maybe even later, but I'll do my best)
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As always: good to hear from you 🙂
The answer is short and simple... Henka means variation.
Having said that, Henka is a principle too. It is a mindset approach in training very close to Ko Bo Ittai.
In simple terms, Henka Waza should lead to freedom of movement.
It's not just knowing different techniques,…[Read more]
The official "video" will be more than just one video. Unless I paste them all together 🙂 In case of Henka Waza key is to develop the right mindset first. Forge.
Henka Waza are variations, but it's not about the variation. You need to be able to transform at any given point in time. Will do my best to make this shine through the…[Read more]
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For the official series, I explain more. What is Henka, why, and how does it fit into Ohyo Kumite. I'll take my time to show and explain each of these. Background curtain and all.
Let me know what you think of these Henka Waza, what you would like to see more, and what less. With your help, I can create…[Read more]
In this video:
You are right, it's not the correct topic 🙂 For next time you can use the blue feedback button.
Please go to the page and scroll down, they are listed on the same page because of SEO stuff and structural reasons. In time I will turn the links on the https://the-digi-dojo.com/curriculum-quick-links/ page to anchor li…[Read more]
Haha good one.
Additionally: I heard that in Shito Ryu Bassai (where you look in the other direction) they "scan" the environment with their feet while scanning the other direction with eyes. A bit unrealistic and I personally don't buy it. But a 9th dan said so, so maybe I'm missing something. Thought it was fun to mention nevertheless.