"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
BJJ Tournament Tips From Seasoned Referees and White Belts
Everyone has to start somewhere when they are wanting to compete, so once you have honed your skills as best you can and have your white belt safely secured, the next progression is to try and prepare yourself for your... read more
This Week in BJJ Episode 95 with Cesar Gracie black belt, Jason Manly
Budo Jake welcomes Cesar Gracie black belt, Jason Manly to the studio this week. Jason is focuses his efforts on teaching and training MMA in the Orange County area. In the technique portion of the show, Jason shows one of... read more
TWIBJJ 91 with Tyler Bishop & Sarah Black!
On today's episode of This Week in BJJ: Respect 2 Live PPV on Oct 17th! 16 superfights including Gianni Grippo vs Jeff Curran and Megaton vs Chris Haueter! Watch live at budovideos.com/respect2 Another great event, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam... read more