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BJJ vs Karate video

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century.It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage [...]

Chatanyara no Kushanku  video

Chatanyara no Kushanku originates from Okinawa, but now from the area of Shuri. The name of this kata comes from the Chinese military man Kung Hsiang Chung, who has taught Sagukawa his art of fighting. Many of these “Chinese Masters” traveled through Japan to propagate their arts. Via Okinawa this kata arrived at the continent. There [...]

Chinte  video

Chinte (Japanese: “Rare Hand” or “Unusual Hand”) is a very old kata originating from China. Its mixture of standard movements and rarely seen techniques, vestiges of ancient forms, give this kata a special appeal. Particularly dynamic, with its alternating strong and slow passages, Chinte is unique also in the presence of a number of circular [...]

Chinte bunkai video

Chinte (Japanese: “Rare Hand” or “Unusual Hand”) is a very old kata originating from China. Its mixture of standard movements and rarely seen techniques, vestiges of ancient forms, give this kata a special appeal. Particularly dynamic, with its alternating strong and slow passages, Chinte is unique also in the presence of a number of circular [...]

Chinto Shito Ryu  video

Chintō (in Shotokan, “Gankaku“) is an advanced kata practiced in many styles of Karate. According to legend, it is named after a Chinese sailor, sometimes referred to as Annan, whose ship crashed on the Okinawan coast. To survive, Chintō stole from the crops of the local people. Matsumura Sōkon, a Karate master and chief bodyguard [...]

Chinto Wado Ryu  video

Chintō (in Shotokan, “Gankaku“) is an advanced kata practiced in many styles of Karate. According to legend, it is named after a Chinese sailor, sometimes referred to as Annan, whose ship crashed on the Okinawan coast. To survive, Chintō stole from the crops of the local people. Matsumura Sōkon, a Karate master and chief bodyguard [...]

Goju Ryu Miyagi Chogun video

Grandmaster Chojun Miyagi was born on April 25, 1888. He began training in karate under Kanryo Higaonna at the age of 14, in 1902. Like his teacher before him, because of his great natural talent and fierce determination, he progressed very rapidly. The training was severe beyond belief at times but he practiced ever harder [...]

Chuck Norris karate video

Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. As a result of his “tough guy” image, an Internet phenomenon began [...]

Cynthia Rothrock video

Cynthia Rothrock (born March 8, 1957) is an American martial artist and actress specializing in martial arts films. Rothrock is five-time World Karate Champion in forms and weapons between 1981 and 1985. These categories are not combat-oriented, being displays of fluidity of movement rather than fighting, and are therefore not segregated into male and female [...]

Daido Juku video

Daido Juku is the organization for the martial art Kudo, founded in 1981 by Takashi Azuma. Azuma, originally a Kyokushin karate 1977 full contact karate champion, resigned from the Kyokushin organization to form Daido Juku in Sendai city, located in northern Honshū, Japan. Daido Juku literally translated means “School of the Great Way”. It incorporates [...]

Ed Parker video

Senior Grand Master Ed Parker is known worldwide as the “Father of American Kenpo Karate”. Mr. Edmund Kealoha Parker was born on March 18, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii where he lived until 1950, when he left to attend college in Utah. He studied and earned his Black Belt in Kenpo Karate under the late Professor [...]

Empi  video

Empi is a kata practiced by Shotokan and other karate styles. Empi means Flying Swallow. Empi comes from the Okinawan martial art of Tomari-te, where it first appeared in 1683. It is believed to have been influenced by Chinese boxing. It was originally called Wansu. Funakoshi Gichin changed the name to Empi when he moved [...]

Empi bunkai video

Empi is a kata practiced by Shotokan and other karate styles. Empi means Flying Swallow. Empi comes from the Okinawan martial art of Tomari-te, where it first appeared in 1683. It is believed to have been influenced by Chinese boxing. It was originally called Wansu. Funakoshi Gichin changed the name to Empi when he moved [...]

Enter The Dragon  1973 trailer video

Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts co-production with Golden Harvest and Warner Bros. studios, directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee and John Saxon. This is Bruce Lee’s final film appearance before his death on July 20, 1973. Six days after Lee’s death, the film was released on July 26, 1973 [...]

Fight Quest  Karate full video

In this episode of Fight Quest Doug and Jimmie study Kyokushin Karate. They train for a five man kumite (five one minute full contact rounds) after five days of training under the guidance of two top Kyokushin Karate instructors.

Fumikomi geri video

Fumikomi geri is a Karate technique. It’s a stompimg kick in a downward direction. It is used in Katas like Bassai Dai and self defense. Targets of the Fumikomi geri are generally the knee, the hip and the groin.

Gankaku  video

Shotokan’s Gankaku is an advanced kata practiced mainly by black belts. The original name for Gankaku is Chinto. Stories are told of a Chinese sailor named Chinto, who was shipwrecked off the coast of Okinawa. To survive, Chinto stole from the crops of the local Okinawan people. Sokon Matsumura, a Karate master, was sent to [...]

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