Combat Karate (5) Video Set DOWNLOAD
COMBAT SHOTOKAN KARATE
By Tom Muzila
Vol-1, 2 & 3 - This series of Shotokan DVDs is devoted to the various traditional combat and fighting aspects of Shotokan Karate. Multiply martial arts are very popular now. In a good style, such as Shotokan, all aspects of the engagement of a fight are addressed, including far distance, close-quarter, takedowns off of attacks, and various controlling techniques. Also demonstrated is Irimi, which is very rarely seen executed properly in karate. Irimi in Japanese means entering techniques, or better yet, entering mentality, where you beat your opponent to an attack at the moment he decides to attack. This series of Combat Shotokan DVDs covers all of those fighting concepts and principles.
Basic sparring concepts and techniques are first addressed, such as how to take advantage of the first engagement of the fight. Follow-up techniques and combinations on how to overwhelm your opponent also are addressed, along with close-quarter combat techniques that can network over as basic self-defense principles. Traditionally, this is sometimes called torite in Japanese, or escaping techniques. Then toward the end, various techniques are taught and demonstrated on how to throw an opponent off by executing a strike and using the momentum of that strike to help throw him. In Japanese, this is sometimes referred to as nagawaza. If an individual practices these concepts and principles diligently, he or she will be trained to handle, control, and understand the full engagement of any fight.
Vol-4 - This DVD covers instruction and numerous techniques in self-defense. It focuses mainly on escaping from various standing grabs, holds, and chokes.
These techniques are very simple and basic, but extremely effective with very little practice. They can be effective for men, women, and even children in very practical and realistic situations in life. Included are standing grabs and holds, being approached from the front, side, and back.
Various simple but effective counterattacks and strikes also are included, as well as the best time to execute them.
Vol-5 - This DVD contains instruction on Nage Waza (throwing techniques). These are not judo type throws. They are throws executed when your opponent throws a punch at you. There are nine various traditional original throws, using the momentum of the opponent’s punch against you. Also emphasized are the main components of the technique and concept that make each throw effective and realistic. It also includes the practice and teaching of Irimi (entering techniques), which really emphasize having the right entering mentality. Covered are various realistic and effective attacking techniques to beat your opponent to the attack the moment he decides to attack. This concept is almost lost today in many modern day fighting methods.