Are traditional martial arts dying?

Are traditional martial arts dying? . Most martial arts were created at a specific period in time in ancient history to protect its practitioners from a civilian, non-consensual attack. Times have changed to a point where some martial arts training is no longer practical for today’s world. There are many martial artists who are unaware…

“I can’t do anything but karate.”

空手を続ける想い (Karate o tsudzukeru omoi) – To keep practicing karate means……. “Passing down the karate our great masters created to the next generation, and promoting it to the world: that’s our responsibility. . As Master Uechi Kanei said; ‘conditioning the body is important in karate’. Some people think karate is in the mind, but if…

Traditional Karate’s forgotten training methods: “Hojo Undo”

Traditional Karate’s forgotten training methods: “Hojo Undo” (補助運動) – supplemental training. . “Hojo Undo” are supplementary exercises where one uses various implements and aids to encourage and develop physical strength, stamina, muscle co-ordination, speed and posture. . Many of the older and more traditional forms of training have slipped from use. But in the dojo…

“Karate still involves strengthening and conditioning the body.”

“Karate still involves strengthening and conditioning the body.” ?? . Shinyu Gushi (1939-2012) 9th dan Uechi Ryu . . Today’s approach to the strength and conditioning for karate basically falls into three main camps: . 1: No strength and conditioning at all . 2: (High rep) bodyweight exercises . 3: Bodybuilding . Okinawan karate masters and…