Shotokan karate meets Okinawan Karate. Tatsuya Naka begins a long journey to reach the origin of Karate through technical exchanges with the Okinawan karate masters. This is the first-ever experience of the eternal “Great Journey” to the roots of Karate for the Karate-Ka throughout the world.
The Bo was the master weapon in Okinawan, bigger, longer, better as the Sai or anything else. It was the equivalent of the Big Gun in any arsenal today. It is capable of incredible destruction of anything it touches. Be aware that the initial strike to the center of his bo between the hands is not a “miss” of his hands, it is done intentionally to “miss the hands” because in this example we are not wanting to crush/destroy and/or separate fingers from hand.Continue reading Basic Bo Jutsu
Iri kumi by Shihan Morio Higaonna, he shows here the final steps of perfections to reach the stage of free kumite. After learning kihon, kata and kumite – the pupile is on his final steps to reach his goal after serveral years of hard training to enter real free fighting pactices.