Internal power in karate

Discussion in 'Karate' started by davidp123, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Rebel Wado

    Rebel Wado Valued Member

    I gave an answer, I thought.
  2. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    It's all kicking off!!!1!1!! :D

    It's an interesting thread guys, let's get back to it eh? :)

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013
  3. GaryWado

    GaryWado Tired

    There are too many folk with the word Wado in their name

    David - apologies if I came over abrupt.

    I’m about to eat my dinner, however I will try to reply more completely afterward.

  4. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    Yes, you'll find these things in karate. My style (****o-ryu) borrows heavily from the "soft" techniques of kung-fu, so it could be called "hard"/"external" and "soft"/"internal" at once. Really, like others have said, the internal/external labels are pretty arbitrary and ill-defined.
  5. davidp123

    davidp123 Valued Member

    No bother Gary,i didn't see the detail of your original post,i was just wondering if the Nairiki no Gyo etc are still practiced in the Wado system independently of the karate kata and kihon.
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Damn confusing.

  7. Rebel Wado

    Rebel Wado Valued Member

    Can't beat them... join em. :Angel:
  8. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Hey! Who did my avatar?

  9. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin


  10. GaryWado

    GaryWado Tired

    Actually - another way to say Wado is "Wa-no Michi"
  11. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award


    Been nice knowing you guys. I expect next time you see me I will appear slightly differently.
  12. stuckTKD

    stuckTKD Valued Member

    Brilliant, just brilliant!
  13. davidp123

    davidp123 Valued Member

    interesting clip

    [ame=""]Punch in Taijiquan - YouTube[/ame]
  14. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

  15. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Standard party trick. In this case the absolutely terrible form of the attacker collapses itself making the "push off" appear more impressive. I would venture that his wrist hurt too and made him jump right back
  16. Tom bayley

    Tom bayley Valued Member

    I feel that you are being a over critical of the video. The video seams to be a slowed down fairly unscripted introduction to some of the underlying principles of how to unbalance an opponent. This does not necessarily indicate that the instructor didn't know how to apply things under pressure.

    In fact looking back at it now I notice that it is titled “fighting concepts from the tie chi form”. I don’t think it claims to demonstrate fighting technique.

    I really disagree about this point. In many arts that combine boxing, grappling, and throwing, unbalancing the opponent is a vital part of neutralising their ability both to strike and evade while presenting opportunities to strike, grapple, or throw.
  17. davidp123

    davidp123 Valued Member

    Interesting in the sense that Chen Zhoughua only applies seemingly minimal movment in applying his punch.
  18. davidp123

    davidp123 Valued Member

    [ame=""]Master Chen Xiaowang - YouTube[/ame]
  19. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    I thought Chen received the punch?

    Just to be sure we're talking about the same thing.

    What he delivers at the end is hardly a punch. Nor is what he receives, and watching his movement before it speaks volumes.

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  20. gapjumper

    gapjumper Intentionally left blank

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