"Sport or competition karate was the vehicle that was used to spread karate both in Japan and the rest of the world. The Japanese universities and later the big karate associations placed tremendous importance in sporting victory and so training methods, especially in kata, became influenced by the needs of competition. As a result, the quality of a kata and the skill level of a karateka performing a kata, was and still is judged by the external physical performance of his techniques, like floor gymnastics. The real skill, which lies in his ability to apply the techniques of a kata in a fight was downplayed or ignored. While this may be acceptable for those who are actively involved in tournaments, it is of little value to those who begin training in karate to learn defensive skills."
- Harry Cook
Interview with Reila Gracie on "Carlos Gracie: Creator of a Fighting Dynasty"
Budo Jake recently had the pleasure to sit down with Reila Gracie the daughter of Carlos Gracie Sr and author of "Carlos Grace: Creator of A Fighting Dynasty" and ask a few questions regarding the book. Budo Jake: Why did... read more
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There's a new Pro BJJ Event happening and Budo Jake got a chance to sit down with Scramble Founder, Matt Benyon to talk all about - Polaris Pro! Budo Jake: What does Polaris mean?Matt Benyon: "Polaris" is the brightest... read more
Yoji Anjo vs Rickson Gracie Dojo Storm - Flashback to 1994!
A thought that has undoubtedly crossed any martial arts instructor's mind is "What would I do if I get dojo stormed?"Dojo storming is defined by the Urban Dictionary as:Challenging a dojo. It can refer to one or more people who... read more