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Hotton Sensei

Hey folks, Good instructors can be hard to come by.  It’s great when you can align your training objectives with an instructors methodology.  Here is a great video from Hotton Sensei talking about Hip Rotation – but perhaps articulating in a way that is refreshing…

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Eihachi Ota – Core Strength

Eihachi Ota demonstrates a powerful Bo Kata. Sensei Ota’s use of core strength to generate velocity is perhaps his greatest trait.  You can see how his stances (which are generally low and wide), help him to control his balance, etc., while he delivers effective strikes – and it’s safe to say that he leverages “winding up”.  Here is another video of a ‘Shiru Taro No Kon’ Bo Kata that he performed for a small audience at Phillip’s Karate Dojo in…

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Picking A Teacher

  PICK YOUR TEACHER! So you’ve decided that joining a Quilting Bee or taking up Bridge, is out and the Martial Arts appeals to you – Great!   You are now on a journey that millions the world over, at some point also started.  The first step is always the biggest and the most important. Now, you have to determine which branch of the Martial Arts strikes a chord with yourself. Is it a sport or an art that you…

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