WANTED: Spam Ninja

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That’s right we here at KarateTraining.org are looking for a freelance Ninja that seciaizes in tracking down spammers and well let’s say neutralizing them… Until we can find such a crack team of Ninja’s we are forced to temporarily disabled the forum. We need to find a new way to thwart the Spambots from dumping their trash upon our site. This lowest life form has been increasingly annoying and was beginning to consume to much of our time. Fear not, we are researching several ways to bring the forum back and make it spambot free. It seems there is a large market for these spammers to dump their filth and trash all over the Internet, but not here. So if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please post them here…also, if you do happen to have any connections with a crack squad of Ninja’s could you ask them to take some of these spammers out for us?!?! Thanks!

Learn the difference!

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Mormon or Ninja?

It just tickled my funny bone…not sure why…

Basic Fighter Principles – Leverage

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The following is the last in this series of training notes and methods. Please bare in mind these are only notes and should be used as guidelines to increase your understanding of hand-to-hand combat techniques and issues. As we progress from unskilled to seasoned fighter this information becomes intuitive and second nature. This series covers 6 basic principles.
Leverage – A fighter uses leverage in hand-to-hand combat by using the natural movement of his body to place his opponent in a position of unnatural movement. The fighter uses his body or parts of his body to create a natural mechanical advantage over parts of the enemy’s body. He should never oppose the enemy in a direct test of strength; however, by using leverage, he can defeat a larger or stronger opponent. This is the basis of all Martial Arts and Self-Defense.

Ninja Powers!

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Give me those Ninja Powers!

Basic Fighter Principles – Momentum

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The following is the fifth in a series of training notes and methods. Please bare in mind these are only notes and should be used as guidelines to increase your understanding of hand-to-hand combat techniques and issues. As we progress from unskilled to seasoned fighter this information becomes intuitive and second nature. This series covers 6 basic principles.
Momentum – Momentum is the tendency of a body in motion to continue in the direction of motion unless acted on by another force. Body mass in motion develops momentum. The greater the body mass or speed of movement, the greater the momentum. Therefore, a fighter must understand the effects of this principle and apply it to his advantage.

  • The fighter can use his opponent’s momentum to his advantage—that is, he can place the opponent in a vulnerable position by using his momentum against him.

    • The opponent’s balance can be taken away by using his own momentum.

    • The opponent can be forced to extend farther than he expected, causing him to stop and change his direction of motion to continue his attack.
    • An opponent’s momentum can be used to add power to a fighter’s own attack or counterattack by combining body masses in motion.

  • The fighter must be aware that the enemy can also take advantage of the principle of momentum. Therefore, the fighter must avoid placing himself in an awkward or vulnerable position, and he must not allow himself to extend too far.

Cage Fighter!

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Watch out for the Cage Fighter!!

That’s right, you got a problem with that?!

Basic Fighter Principles – Distance

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The following is the forth in a series of training notes and methods. Please bare in mind these are only notes and should be used as guidelines to increase your understanding of hand-to-hand combat techniques and issues. As we progress from unskilled to seasoned fighter this information becomes intuitive and second nature. This series covers 6 basic principles.
Distance – Distance is the relative distance between the positions of opponents. A fighter positions himself where distance is to his advantage. To maintain the advantage a fughter must position himself so that his vitals are difficult to reach yet those of his opponent are exposed and within striking distance. The hand-to-hand fighter must adjust his distance by changing position and developing attacks or counterattacks. While moving and changing position the fighter must constantly evaluate his vulnerabilities and his targets. Distance must be closed to attack and typically increased when defending (though closing the distance first can aid some defensive moves). It is important to remember that if we have to reach to attack our opponent so does he to attack us. Reaching opens vulnerabilities. We are better served to maintain a good stance and move our bodies in for an attack to lessen the amount we need to reach to accomplish an attack. Similarly we want to withdraw so our opponent will have to reach and expose himself to make his attack. The distance between two opponents also dictates how quickly we will need to respond to our opponents actions.

Basic Fighter Principles – Timing

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The following is the third in a series of training notes and methods. Please bare in mind these are only notes and should be used as guidelines to increase your understanding of hand-to-hand combat techniques and issues. As we progress from unskilled to seasoned fighter this information becomes intuitive and second nature. This series covers 6 basic principles.
Timing – The saying that Timing is everything is absolutely true in combat training. A fighter must be able to perceive the best time to move to an advantageous position in an attack. He does this by reading his opponents body signals and from past experience. If he moves too soon, the enemy will anticipate his movement and adjust the attack. If the fighter moves too late, the enemy will strike him. Similarly, the fighter must launch his attack or counterattack at the critical instant when the opponent is the most vulnerable.

New American JKA web site Announcement

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Our friend, Edmond Otis, over at AmericanJKA.com dropped us a note letting us know that their new website is up and running to better meet the needs of our members and friends of the martial arts.
American JKA
Check it out and post your comments below for Ed.

Basic Fighter Principles – Position

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The following is the second in a series of training notes and methods. Please bare in mind these are only notes and should be used as guidelines to increase your understanding of hand-to-hand combat techniques and issues. As we progress from unskilled to seasoned fighter this information becomes intuitive and second nature. This series covers 6 basic principles.
Position. Position refers to the location of the fighter (defender) in relation to his opponent. We work from the perspective of the defender as Martial Arts are employed for defense. A vital principle when being attacked is for the defender to move his body to a safe position—that is, where the attack cannot continue unless the enemy moves his whole body. Ideally you want to assume a defensive position before an attack begins giving you ample time to react. To position for a counterattack, a fighter should move his whole body off the opponent’s line of attack. Then, the opponent has to change his position to continue the attack. It is usually safe to move off the line of attack at a 45-degree angle, either toward the opponent or away from him, whichever is appropriate. This position affords the fighter safety and allows him to exploit weaknesses in the enemy’s counterattack position. Movement to an advantageous position requires accurate timing and distance perception. The two most important training points here are leg strength/endurance and speed or agility.