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Pennell Sensei: Wanshū Kata

Wanshū Kata is perhaps one of my favourite Kata.  There are several Kata under various styles of both Okinawan and Chinese martial arts that hold the name “Wanshū.” There are several different meaning as well, each appropriate for either the style in which the kata is demonstrated; for example in Mandarin, “Wanshū” means, “Excellent Wrist” due to the nature of several of the techniques that exist within a Chinese version of the Kata.  Additionally, the term “Wanshū” is also meant…

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Eihachi Ota 2017 Karate & Kubodo Seminar

Folks, I am happy to announce the dates for Eihachi Ota’s 2017 Karate & Kubodo Seminar/Tournament. June 23, 2017: 6pm to 9:00pm: New Gardena Hotel: 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena California 90247. June 24, 2017: (8:00am to 3:00pm.): Rush Gym: 1651 W. 162nd Street, Gardena California 90247. June 25, 2017: In the morning (Exact time TBA): Honbu Dojo: 1601 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena California 90247. To register, please contact Sensei Eihachi Ota, Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association. 1601 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena…

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O’Brian Sensei: Twitching & Dropping Center

This weekend during training, our group was discussing the idea of dropping your centre.  In the video above, O’Brian Sensei talks a bit about the sensation of dropping your centre and how it relates to quick, movements. Sometimes, it can be hard to articulate ideas about how a sensation feels – it’s a personal thing really; sometimes it’s hard to describe. I was wondering the other day about the best way to describe ‘twitching’ and dropping.  The two are linked,…

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