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Kickboxing Ireland Sligo 2016

Kickboxing Ireland Sligo 2016

Martial Art general Info
Next up on the Kickboxing Ireland calendar is the Mugendo Junior & Senior 2016 Championships. This year the Mugendo Association of Ireland are hosting a two day event in IT Sligo where the senior championships will be held on Saturday 20th February and the junior tournament will be held on the Sunday 21st February 2016
Shotokan Karate A Brief History

Shotokan Karate A Brief History

Martial Art general Info, Martial Art History
Overview : Shotokan (松濤館 Shōtōkan?) is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa[1] and is widely credited with popularizing "karate do" through a series of public demonstrations, and by promoting the development of university karate clubs, including those at Keio, Waseda, Hitotsubashi (Shodai), Takushoku, Chuo, Gakushuin, and Hosei.[2] Funakoshi had many students at the university clubs and outside dojos, who continued to teach karate after his death in 1957. However, internal disagreements (in particular the notion that competition is contrary to the essence of karate) led to the creation of different organisations—including an initial split between the Japan Kar
Heian Nidan Shotokan Karate

Heian Nidan Shotokan Karate

Karate, Martial Art Demo Videos, Martial Art general Info, Training Tips & Videos
Heian Nidan, the second of the Heian Kata series is a very popular kata among new students. This kata is a very powerful kata, which builds upon the fundamentals introduced in Heian Shodan, while also using new techniques. The representative movements of this kata, like most, are the opening techniques Haiwan uke, the double block followed by the punch. This develops a strong use of the hips, while developing the ability to execute more than one technique from one position, while generating impressive amounts of power. With 26 movements, this kata should approximately take about 50-60 seconds to perform, and is more physically demanding, both athletically and fundamentally than Heian Shodan, acting as a useful stepping-stone. As mentioned in Heian Shodan, the Heian Kata are represen...