Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The single most important 'training point' of true karate

I was recently asked what is the single most important point for budo/bujutsu (martial arts) karate training. So here you go...

The number one point is: 'You will respond as you have trained'... Not only in developed technique, power, speed, distancing, timing and tactics, but, especially in regards to 'training context'. That is, if you have not developed these skills in the context of freestyle "...when facing a real situation your martial arts ability will lack reliablity".

1. Never forget: 'You will respond as you have trained'. Also, 2. Never forget: 'Just training nice looking  movements and 'ideas' with compliant training partners can never be enough'. Needless to say, this type of karate has become increasingly popular outside Japan; however, it is has "...no relationship whatsoever to authentic martial arts karate".

Best wishes from Oita City, Japan.

Osu, André

© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2018).

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