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  Karate 'chop'
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-19-2017, 07:38 PM - Forum: Japanese & Okinawan Martial Arts - Replies (1)

Saw an excellent post on another board about underrated techniques and strikes.  I added the following and wanted to post here as well:


Quote:The 'karate-chop' aka knife-hand strike aka EOH (edge of hand) strike is exceptionally effective.  The term 'karate-chop' probable comes from Hollywood.  Knife-hand strike from many karate circles and EOH from WWII Combatives (Fairbair, Applegate, Sykes, Nelson and O'Neill as a few examples).  In fact, the EOH along with the chin jab are a staple of WWII combatives.  

I've used this strike effectively while on-duty against numerous violent and out-of-control felons and it's simple and effective.  My main target area is the side of the neck, sometimes referred to as the brachial plexus in some circles.  Other good target areas are the temples, under the ear, behind the knee, kidneys, under the nose and of course the throat.  The angle you find yourself in when attempting the strike determines the target area.  

Some schools advocate thumb in while WWII combatives teaches thumb out.  Either can and is effective.  

One does not necessarily need to strike from an arcing motion.  A short, linear motion can also generate quite enough power to be effective.  Of course positioning and target area are vital to success.  

This can/is used to set up further techniques such as unbalancing the attacker setting them up for a fall/throw/grab.

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Video Band training for martial arts
Posted by: Motivation - 02-13-2017, 02:03 PM - Forum: Body weight & Band Training - Replies (2)





I've thought about incorporating this into my workout.

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Information Taking the opponent off balance
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Question Ninth or tenth Dan?
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 01-26-2017, 05:57 PM - Forum: Korean Martial Arts - Replies (7)

As far as I know, all Okinawan/Japanese arts that use the Dan/Kyu system go up to 10th Dan.  Many Korean arts also go up to 10th Dan while some go only as high as 9th.  What is the reason that some (like Kong Soo Do within the IKSDA) only go to 9th? Should it remain 9th or adopt a 10th Dan level?

Your thoughts either way.

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  Two things criminals know about violence that you should know too
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 01-11-2017, 06:27 PM - Forum: Self-defense - No Replies

Two things criminals know about violence that you should know too

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  Motivation's bodybuilding log
Posted by: Motivation - 12-31-2016, 06:32 PM - Forum: Training Logs & Goals - Replies (52)

12.25.16 - Getting back into my workouts!

Chest, triceps and legs:

Push ups - 41
Squats - 83

French DB curl 23lbs - 10, 10, 10

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