Month: October 2014

How many ways can you roundhouse-kick?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Kyokushin Karate (Brazilian Mawashi-geri)  There are three applications of the Kyokushin mawashi-geri: shita kara (from underneath), usually used gedan (low) to the inside thigh; yoko kara (from the side), usually used chudan (middle) to the ribs; and ue kara (from the top), usually used jodan (top) to the neck. Here […]

How many ways can you roundhouse-kick?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Kyokushin Karate (Brazilian Mawashi-geri)  There are three applications of the Kyokushin mawashi-geri: shita kara (from underneath), usually used gedan (low) to the inside thigh; yoko kara (from the side), usually used chudan (middle) to the ribs; and ue kara (from the top), usually used jodan (top) to the neck. Here […]

How many ways can you roundhouse-kick?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Kyokushin Karate (Brazilian Mawashi-geri)  There are three applications of the Kyokushin mawashi-geri: shita kara (from underneath), usually used gedan (low) to the inside thigh; yoko kara (from the side), usually used chudan (middle) to the ribs; and ue kara (from the top), usually used jodan (top) to the neck. Here […]

5 Fencing Fundamentals for Martial Artists

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Bruce Lee described Jeet Kune Do as ‘fencing without foil ruce Lee studied countless books on fencing and watched numerous bouts to dissect and break down the movements and principles hidden deep under the repetitive moves that the ‘average’ person observed and casually dismissed as just competitive fun. But as […]

5 Fencing Fundamentals for Martial Artists

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Bruce Lee described Jeet Kune Do as ‘fencing without foil ruce Lee studied countless books on fencing and watched numerous bouts to dissect and break down the movements and principles hidden deep under the repetitive moves that the ‘average’ person observed and casually dismissed as just competitive fun. But as […]

5 Fencing Fundamentals for Martial Artists

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Bruce Lee described Jeet Kune Do as ‘fencing without foil ruce Lee studied countless books on fencing and watched numerous bouts to dissect and break down the movements and principles hidden deep under the repetitive moves that the ‘average’ person observed and casually dismissed as just competitive fun. But as […]

Exploring the ancient 'bujutsu'

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Dangerfield’s dojo  Bujutsu (war techniques) can be distinguished from budo (martial ways) on the basis of military as opposed to civilian application. The late martial arts legend and historian Donn F. Draeger wrote in his book Classical bujutsu – the Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, “There are very great […]

Exploring the ancient ‘bujutsu’

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Dangerfield’s dojo  Bujutsu (war techniques) can be distinguished from budo (martial ways) on the basis of military as opposed to civilian application. The late martial arts legend and historian Donn F. Draeger wrote in his book Classical bujutsu – the Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, “There are very great […]

Exploring the ancient ‘bujutsu’

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Dangerfield’s dojo  Bujutsu (war techniques) can be distinguished from budo (martial ways) on the basis of military as opposed to civilian application. The late martial arts legend and historian Donn F. Draeger wrote in his book Classical bujutsu – the Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, “There are very great […]