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Tom Maxwell
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The Secret of Wing Chun - Part III (Last One I Promise!)
Wing Chun has millions of followers worldwide, with huge support from the film industry it has achieved a cult like status. Wing Chun translates beautifully to the big screen and after seeing Donnie Yen dispatch opponent after opponent its hard to not let t...

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The Secret of Wing Chun - Part II
1. The fantasy  2. The reality 3. A different idea and function

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The Secret of Wing Chun!


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The Great Karate Myth Documentary
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-great-karate-myth-documentary The Great Karate Myth presents 30 years of research into the Chinese forms brought to Okinawa by some of the early pioneers of Karate. These forms (kata) became the source material which Karate ...

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Dig a Little Deeper!
Following Senior Kodoryu instructor Matt Turner's excellent article on institutional discipline ( https://martialsubjects.org/2016/04/08/institutional-discipline/ ) it is worth discussing briefly the passivity that develops in Karate students and how the la...

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Following Senior Kodoryu instructor Matt Turner's excellent article on institutional discipline ( https://martialsubjects.org/2016/04/08/institutional-discipline/ ) it is worth discussing briefly the passivity that develops in Karate students and how the la...

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A Night at the Opera
The antique forms inherited from China and preserved in Okinawan Karate arrived from varying sources and have their roots in different functions and uses. Some encode military skills and the use of weapons while others were developed for policing, bodyguard...

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Naihanchi
A slightly older clip showcasing Nathan Johnson's (and Kodoryu members past and present) research into the kata Naihanchi and the form's original grappling function which catalogs joint locking techniques to be applied in a civil arrest context hence no str...

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The Bad Bunkai Guide
1. The Stooge . Always have a willing subject happy to have a Jason Bourne routine performed on them. They must not resist, deviate from the script or show any emotional content. Essentially the stooge must be the complete opposite of a psychotic, unpredict...

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Kodoryu - Origins of Shuri-Te Seminar Brighton, Sunday 6th September 2015
A day course run by Tom Maxwell 7th Dan Kodoryu Karate and Kobudo examining the complete function, context and applications of Naihanchi and Kusanku. The day will be divided in two 4 hour sessions with an hours break in the middle for lunch. 9am-1pm: Naihan...
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