February 21, 2020 HomeBlogOne Karate Misconception I Discovered In China One Karate Misconception I Discovered In China By Herman Swinney Blog 100 Comments Tags:best, bunkai, Champion, championships, china, ekf, enkamp, final, goju ryu, gojuryu, gold, hirota, how-to, INSIDER, italy, japan, jesse, jesse enkamp, karate, karate nerd, karate nerd experience, karate nerd insider, karate uniform, karatebyjesse, karatedo, kata, kni, knx, knx14, knx15, knx16, knx17, national team, Okinawa, ryuei ryu, ryueiryu, sakumoto, seishin, seishin gi, seishin international, shito ryu, shitoryu, shotokan, shureido, the peoples gi, tokaido, white crane, wkf, world Related Posts Kickboxing Fitness: Jump Rope Exercises : Kickboxing Fitness: Jump Rope Double Jump Help your child eat with trust, not logic: the bungee jump (Anorexia & other Eating Disorders) IS MILK BAD FOR WEIGHT LOSS? About Author admin 100 Comments Jesse Enkamp Thanks for your awesome questions! 🙏 If you haven’t seen my Chinese adventure yet, watch here: https://youtu.be/UCvimTuwkZY February 16, 2020 Reply akhmad kusuma Dragon whips the tail…………… February 17, 2020 Reply Lando Gamez Jesse I love your videos. I learned so much from you over the years. My goal as a Karate Nerd is to learn as many Kata as I can. I just feel Kata is so fun. How many Kata do you know? February 17, 2020 Reply digitaltaoist2.0 An interesting perspective, but my interpretation of forms (kata, hyung, etc.) is almost from the opposite direction. If we look at forms from the perspective of individual training, I like to think of the form as a whole as a dictionary — with 'words' that can be used and arranged in multiple ways — and the overall movement 'rules' of a form (called 'hyung buhp') in Korean as a way to train your body to move within the context of an individual style (which is why the overall 'flavor' of any system is generally pretty consistent — i.e. taiji is diferent from karate which is different from aikido which is different from kung fu……).With only a limited number of forms in any given system then, it is important to generate the maximum application from a minimal number of movements in a form. In this way, a technique in a form should be a 'Swiss army knife, not a pen knife,' with every technique having many applications (and actually limited only by the understanding of the student).The idea that there is a single application to a technique, then — and this is my opinion, but based on nearly 50 years of training — is more a result of instructors along the way teaching their students that 'THIS is the application for THAT technique' (and thereby limiting that technique in the mind of the student…. and then their students and THEIR students) rather than a moving away from a single application or a form's technique from the past.Looking at forms in this way allows for a 'systems based approach' to forms training ('How many different applications can I draw from this technique?) rather than a 'technique based' understanding (This technique is used for this, that technique is used for that….), while consistently and conscientiously training in any style's forms/kata/hyung is training your body's muscle memory to express that style's technique in the most efficient manner, which — again, to me — is the function of ANY traditional martial arts training: to get the maximum result from minimal effort.(I apologize for the long post) 🙂 February 17, 2020 Reply KAPA Great content!But talking about there's only one bunkai, there is a common problem in China that Chinese masters in the old days purposely withhold knowledge from their student, so the applications of Chinese kung fu you see in modern-day can be wrong.lots of techniques are lost, therefore I think reverse engineering is necessary and reasonable. February 17, 2020 Reply Sha! Jesse-san. Are you in Dubai for the WKF too? February 17, 2020 Reply Hector Aplicano Since karate and kun fu are both are regional derivates of pankration . That was brought from the conquered regions of todays India to the Mongol tribes passing thru China and from China to RiuKiu February 17, 2020 Reply Miguel Lopera Great job Jessy. You are an inspiration for everyone. I want to share these https://youtu.be/q5BXGjYQ7EU and tell me if it is familiar to you. I have think for years that kata only have one interpretation and the bunkai should looks like exactly the same to the kata. I am working in What you say about the gluts. Check the work by Stuart McGill absolutely game changer don't use you spine, use your gluts. February 17, 2020 Reply keith bourg I don't think it matters if bunkai originally had one specific meaning originally. When Chinese martial arts as well as others migrated to Okinawa the locals would have made them their own. Tegumi and/or Tuite practitioners would have seen things in a different way and it evolved in Okinawa. As an Okinawan martial arts practitioner I would not say "oh my, I'm not staying true to the Art" by finding out about the original Chinese function.The same thought can and has been made about how Okinawan martial arts changed once at arrived in Japan. I find it interesting but I don't think that all practitioners forgot the original Bunkai especially in Okinawa. I think that the bigger issue is that bunkai as a whole was lost for a while in modern karate. February 17, 2020 Reply COMB0RICO Thanks from Texas February 17, 2020 Reply Sascha Broich I think that the Kung Fu roots may even come back to Europe. Because in the 3rd and 4th century BC the Greek under Alexander the Great came to India. And they would have brought their Boxing, Wrestling and Pankration with them. But then even the old Sumerians and ancient Egyptians would have some form of martial arts as they fought against other armies. February 17, 2020 Reply Al_exe Hey Jesse some short Question. when i was a child (12 ore 13) i practiced kyokushin karate for about 1 year. The dojo had to close because of too few people. Today i am 25 and I miss this karate. The next thing I have here is the Wado Ryu. is it a big difference?? how can I best prepare for it??? is it worth it to start again after such a long time?? sorry this text was translated with google greetings from Germany 😅👍 February 17, 2020 Reply K. Levi Rusco Sooo…. Karate nerd in China season two? February 17, 2020 Reply Mariano Bustos I'm starting to feel like a deja vu about this topic in Jesse's videos. February 17, 2020 Reply Bomby 151 He used to slap me in the ass to hit more of home 😂 that’s good advise tho February 17, 2020 Reply Misses Witch "He used to slap me on the ass and… I started to think more about that" hahahaha I can't stop laughing ~ February 17, 2020 Reply Padbear J Hi Jesse, my question is, while in China, I saw that you had a very brief intro to their weapons/weapons forms. How does chinese long staff techniques compare to the japanese kobudo. Also a lot of european historical martial arts have the same type weapons (e.g. English quarterstaff) do you think these arts could have an eastern origin as well ?? February 17, 2020 Reply IKNO3UAl Four gates is the translation of the kata shisochin in Goju Ryu!!! February 17, 2020 Reply BlueFang714 The using your ass, pelvic tilt, etc, just sitting can lock you in place and take away your dynamic movement. Not that it’s bad, just how you process the idea. It may help others to instead think of it like bracing, as though someone were about to tackle you. You’ll lower the body a bit, and tilt the pelvis, but still be mobile. February 17, 2020 Reply Debanshu Mishra Glad to hear about bodhidharma, kalaripayattu and India… Well yes it is knows as the mother of all asian martial arts… Infact its proved that it is the oldest… Older than kungfu too… Kungfu, karate, muaythai, tang soo do, lethwei, etc all of them show resemblance to kalaripayattu… I shall be glad if you dig deeper in kalaripayattu… May be you discover the source of all asian martial arts… Its going to be fun… February 17, 2020 Reply hunter hunter actually, shaolin kung fu came probably from Persia or India. February 17, 2020 Reply Moroten gaming Can u do karate nerd inChina Q&A. ??? February 17, 2020 Reply Alpha Prime Anyone who does karate regardless of the style go watch Shaolin Kung Fu and how they train and tell me if you don't see anything oddly familiar about it as for kata nobody has the key but everybody says they do February 17, 2020 Reply buzzardneckseahag I lived in Taiwan and the peoples Republic of China for many years the way they teach the bunkai of any form is purely different than the way it is than in the west or even Japan中國人教型/套路完全不一樣 February 17, 2020 Reply Jhonny Baloba He sound like a crazy norwayian February 17, 2020 Reply KurtAngle89 Ok, I've always thought there COULDN'T BE many different bunkai of one technique, because it was obviously made up by teachers who didn't know (all of them)BUT, I also sort of wondered whether in different Katas the SAME technique looked different, only that…not AS MUCH AS YOU'VE SHOWN HERE! IT'S MIND-BLOWING 10.10 LOL, only a Chinese can deem kururunfa "minimalistic", given their forms are so long! February 17, 2020 Reply Cliven Longsight It's amazing to me that the sitting position is groundbreaking to you, since it's literally the first structural thing we were taught in WC. I've never even questioned it, it's so fundamental and, once you've experienced it, obviously sensible. Little things mean a lot! Amusingly (please don't take this negatively, it was just how it was trained), Sifu used to admonish us to not have a "Karate butt", meaning to not have our butts sticking out when we sat on our horse. Props to you on your exploration. Humility is a sign of superior character and intellect, both, Enkamp Sensei. You went in with teacher status, but chose to forego that, and simply be a humble and giving student: a true martial artist. Thank you for the excellent videos. Peace, prosperity, and long life to you! February 17, 2020 Reply Cliven Longsight A few thoughts on the language angle:The Chinese spoke different dialects, so it's probable that confusion occurred well before styles left the country.Also, the Japanese imported the same Chinese symbols, so also have a similar linguistic tradition, just alongside a phonetic alphabet. February 17, 2020 Reply benjamin budin karate nerd learn Boxing from Freddie roach and bring this knowledge to karate February 17, 2020 Reply Ernest Venn It’s like sitting on a tall bar stool. February 17, 2020 Reply Khánh Vũ Hey Jesse,Have you ever heard of the Chito-ryu style? Apparently it’s one of the old school art originated from Okinawa but there are literally next to nothing information on the internet. There is one dojo at my local but i want to know more about the style before i check them out. February 18, 2020 Reply δημητρης παπαδημητριου please make new q&a February 18, 2020 Reply Ehsan Hadjbian I think you need to interview Shihan Kiyoshi Arakaki of Muso-Kai to understand bunkai and Okinawan Karate. You attended their seminar. February 18, 2020 Reply Mr. Ntinos Kostas Wow, are you looking for a PhD in Karate? February 18, 2020 Reply twangsa 79 Yup. Same with Silat. I always tell non-Malay Silat practitioners to not just learn the language, but the entire culture of the people from where the martial art originated. In terms of expression of movements, Silat is all about self-expression. Although we have Bunga/Pelebat etc which other martial arts would say seems like Kata, but a Silat practitioner is expected to develop their own expression of the movements. Hello from a Silat nerd 🙂 February 18, 2020 Reply Emcron possible unpopular opinion: Ashihara Karate's katas lend themselves better to bunkai because they're all performed in the style's full-contact form (and also being a relatively newer style, less time has passed for the bunkai to become lost to history), with more straightforward movements. I recall Hideyuki Ashihara getting flak from the older styles (even Kyokushin) for so drastically altering the style of katas, but having trained in it for 15 years, I can say that they're much easier to comprehend even from a spectator PoV. just my 2 cents', osu. February 18, 2020 Reply spartenskillers Nice job, btw. As a Five animal Kung Fu partitioner, I am very interested in Karate, because my Kwoon shares the same building/room with a Goju Ryu karate Dojo. And my high school friends learns that style of Karate. Considered me subscribed, because why not. February 18, 2020 Reply El Hajj Zafeer Muhammad Interesting point about practicing softer arts. Even Kanazawa, Sensei practiced Tai Chi. February 18, 2020 Reply Alan Ling try doing tennis, notice when transferring force in straight run up vs rotational recovering, what is the best in force transferring and what is adequate for striking and quick recovery, what is generated using your cg dantien and what it feels to use gravity in a serve. Then notice what can improve in cg in individual joints, including loading your racquet. How do you maintain optimal striking in a moving dynamic situation without feeling off centre vibration. After mastering this, you are the Mahaguru of karate and kunfu! 😇 February 18, 2020 Reply An Drew I believe this young man is rediscovering lost knowledge beyond any other Kara te master. He's the most knowledgeable teacher of kara te I've ever listened to. And I know racial bigots think that only east Asians can be authentic Kara te masters. It's interesting Okinawan Kara te comes largely from China. Chinese gung fu largely comes from India. India's martial arts were influenced by ancient Greek martial arts like Pankratia. If you get a chance Jesse, I'd highly recommend you experience training in Daito Ryu AikiJujutsu during your trips to Japan. You'd really enjoy the mechanical principles, biomechanics y wrist strengthening training. It will enhance biomechanics for your Kara te counter grappling. It's a powerful soft art, much more combat applicable than ai ki do. It'll change your life. February 18, 2020 Reply An Drew You're a fascinating, humble, young teacher Jesse. May the Lord Y'e'shua Christ Jesus be with you. Peace be with you. February 18, 2020 Reply jacopo0o0 Hi Jesse, I really appreciate your work, thank you for sharing tour experiencrs and knowledge. I have a question for you: what do you think about Systema? In my opinion we can find the same principles of Chinese martial art applied in a more "western friendly way" . Anyway I m a Shotokan practitioner and I found very useful the different approach of Systema to understand better my style February 18, 2020 Reply IThinkSoBrain Regarding the qi/ki dantien/tanden issue. I studied shorin-ryu before I became a king fu and taiji guy. The usage is actually very different, and tied to a peculiar practice called reverse breathing and to various conditioning exercises that, over time, develop the connections between the soft tissues of the body so that they can be directly controlled by the breathing. Qi is nothing mystical, but rather a measure of conditioning and control over these bodily forces (this applies to martial qi, which isn't the same as medical qi). It's also the skill that the Chinese are loathe to teach outsiders, generally speaking, especially in a direct manner. They'll give you a nugget here and there, but you have to figure out how to put them together yourself. February 18, 2020 Reply Sung Lan Wang As a PhD in Linguistics and a practitioner of Wing Chun and Xin Ying for more than 10 years, I really find your videos interesting!!! Especially the part about language and martial art. February 18, 2020 Reply Michael Goh Jesse, when I was learning traditional chinese kungfu – Bak Mei style – my Sifu would explain that Bak Mei style came from a monk named 'White Eyebrow' (yes the famed villian in many movies and also in Kill Bill) who was a monk from the Shaolin Temple. After watching your journey to China, I noticed that the Incense Shop boxing utilizes the very same principles of how we practiced, namely the rounded/hunched posture and long attacks. If you haven't already explored this area in your research, perhaps this could be one. Anyway, I really like your work. February 18, 2020 Reply Rodrigo Bastos Mello Do you intent to return and learn the School ir Kung Fu? February 18, 2020 Reply Ivan Joshua Sadsad When you said "I could definitely go back", it brought a big smile on my face. I found the journey too short too. February 18, 2020 Reply agreenidge Hey Jesse,. Great series. As a former Kung Fu practitioner I would say the next series you could consider is the transition of kung if from China or Hong Kong to NYC. My grandmaster Take Wah Eng has a great history of his style. (Which many kung fu practitioners could say 🤓) the way his firms are structured are very different from what I've seen. Plus the understanding that Cantonese and Mandarin have a 'confrontationally' history. That's a while other series altogether. February 18, 2020 Reply Michael Goh "Sitting" into the stance – another reason why the word used is 'sit', is that the stance is the 'horse', in which a warrior rides into battle. So, the metaphor of 'sitting' on your 'horse' is used. So if your 'horse' is strong, you would be stable, and you could deliver your weapons. Your videos are like a 4D thesis. 🙂 February 18, 2020 Reply Ju. Bu. Hi Jesse San, what do you think about the thougts that the Greek Army brought Pankration and their wrestling and boxing with them across europe and asia to India? I like this idea very much, because you can find many Karate and Judo techniques on ancient greek paintings. I would like to hear your opinion, your Martial Art Nerd-Fan Julian. ✌ February 18, 2020 Reply Steven Franz It is only misunderstood by those who jumped from school to school, art to art and never took time to truly master an system. Sadly there are a lot of people that teach Karate and it is only for sport so they never learned the real art. February 18, 2020 Reply Frank Alcala who is that beauty at 1:20😳😳 February 18, 2020 Reply Mr. Schnubart So interesting .. wish my dad where still alive 🙁 so I could share it with him he would find it so interesting February 18, 2020 Reply Alessandro Ferretti Nice one again good man. Thanks. February 18, 2020 Reply Marco Seschi The names have a cultural heritage way beyond martial arts. They are language manifestations of the local pop culture. In the example of the black tiger, in the Ming Dynasty (if I'm not mistaken, or maybe Qing), the most fearsome soldiers where called the black tigers. They were the front line and never gave up. The name came from stories about a tiger more ferocious than a normal one, a totally black one. February 18, 2020 Reply Benjamin Pujols I definitely agree with you we lose meaning and translation from everything from martial arts to religion to even basic language from the old days of what they would say and what they would mean so yeah it does make sense February 18, 2020 Reply Benjamin Pujols Yes definitely whatever art you have chosen to master other Arts can help you master it and make it better much like how Bruce Lee do with his Jeet Kune Do we use other types of martial art bring them together to make his better kind of like cooking bunch of different ingredients tips from other people that have been there and done that to help you make your specific dish that much better and your dishes yours your way not theirs and I think that is really cool February 18, 2020 Reply Paul Goldsworthy Connect the dots, not collect the dots (apologies for the paraphrasing), absolutely beautiful statement and so powerful. February 18, 2020 Reply diatonicone Shisochin kata is 4 gates/directions. Perhaps related to the Incense Shop kata. February 19, 2020 Reply Justin De Leon For great roots of Tae Kwon Do, Id suggest visiting Grandmaster Kim Soo in Houston, Texas. Probably the most knowledgeable man about the very early history of Tae Kwon Do and the convergence of the original “kwans” of Korean martial arts. February 19, 2020 Reply Laura Seeber Hi Jesse (and anyone else who cares to comment) I was wondering — is there a style of karate that someone who has experience in tai chi and bagua zhang should consider taking a look at if they wanted to improve their own art? February 19, 2020 Reply Florent Couturier The four gate has been translated in one kata, and that is "Shisoshin". February 19, 2020 Reply Cognitive Dissonance Camp The more martial arts you learn, especially of internal arts, you will learn that karate and katas are actually an inferior in many ways. They appeal to people who enjoy mimicry but not spontaneity. Try a martial art that employs spontaneous movement and use of our Qi, efficiency is not even comparable. February 19, 2020 Reply Miyo Linux Says there are 5 videos. Holds up 4 fingers. 🙂Enjoyed the video. 🙂 February 19, 2020 Reply Barry Archer Excellent thoughts Jesse…you may well have discovered something very important…I'm 70 years old and have been practicing for over 50 years (Wado style) I'm glad I can still learnMany thanks February 19, 2020 Reply Werner B. Hi Jesse, thank you so much for your China report. Well done and very interesting. I had a question, what do you think about it? I learned, that Karate was strongly influenced by Kungfu, but in Okinawa it was mixed with native martial arts that already existed?! Or do you think, after your research, that Karate is a simplified, limited to the essential, Kungfu? February 19, 2020 Reply Justin Washu O'Brien As a Kung-Fu practitioner (Shaolin Wing Chun) I have enjoyed watching someone "rediscover" these roots. Your series had been a topic of discussion in my kwoon. February 19, 2020 Reply Ted Volkert You can actually trace the basics of all martial arts styles back through India to ancient Greece. Alexander's army brought the techniques they have developed to India and the Indians brought it to China, etc. February 19, 2020 Reply Amit Sardal In Judo, Uke and Tori. Uke: player who RECEIVES the attack! Didn't know in striking arts it's a Block… February 19, 2020 Reply Amit Sardal Judo & BJJ: What you mentioned about the language terminology affecting practice, do you think this has happened in Judo Vs BJJ too? Because in Judo we break every single step of a Throw, in fact of any Waza. (Kind of like in Japanese Karate you mentioned- different moves one step at a time.) In BJJ the same throws are shown as just one step. (Kind of like in Kung Fu as you mentioned..the entire Black Tiger etc is one move which is a lunge and a punch etc…) February 19, 2020 Reply Angler Strong Jesse please Don`t waste all your life on karate add in a black belt in BJJ and some years in wrestling or/MMA too ,it will make your karate much more effective in no or few rule fights . February 19, 2020 Reply Gabriella Hanstein Why is China people different February 19, 2020 Reply kodokan3 I applaud you, Jesse, for sticking your neck out on this, though it seems terribly obvious. I’ve been saying this for years, both in seminars and in print. And you will, no doubt, get a lot of flack from a host of doubters and folks who want to protect their “anything goes” approach to kata and bunkai—the multiple interpretation folks. I hope your voice can persuade some so we can get on with the serious study of kata and bunkai. February 19, 2020 Reply Turk Sandwich Great series! 太好了! February 19, 2020 Reply Leon Rodrigues Very interesting! Although long, I did not see the time spent watching the video. About going to China or visiting other dojos and gyms, I think it is a necessity for those who really want to develop a full martial art. That is how all styles and types of martial arts developed. There was always an exchange between different arts, with mutual influence. That was how Karate, Savate, Krav Maga, and more recently Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and so many others emerged … It was only with competitions that federations organized themselves and demarcated territory, closing styles and types in hermetic boxes. I think that with that the evolution of martial arts was a little braked … February 19, 2020 Reply Anonymous Anonymous Rick hotton ! learn from the best @jesse enkamp February 19, 2020 Reply Keith Pevey Cool man. I’ve been really really busy lately studying my root art of Wing Chun. I had to stop training Karate and other things to put all my focus on the Wing Chun. So I’ve not had time to watch your China episodes. I’m watching them now and made a little collection of your videos and past ones that relate to the inception of kata. This is part of my own study. My journey led me to White Crane also which is the bridge between Karate and other Kung Fu or Quan Fa. I’ll tell you what I know now. White Crane has its branches but Wing Chun is not a branch despite what some sources claim. Wing Chun Kuen is actually a fusion of White Crane and Emei Snake and not a branch of either. White Crane has Sanchin which stem back from the Dragon Quan Fa and Louhan Quan before that. Sanchin is found in all Karate. It’s easier to spot in Uechi Ryu, however it’s also part of our Naihanchi. Naihanchi is White Crane. Karate is a branch of White Crane. There’s much more going on beyond this study you have embarked upon. You have opened up the doors to what is going on today. The truth behind the arts have been kept under lock and key for many reasons and now the truth is coming out. The bottom line is Karate is Kung Fu. All these Arts originally from China. I hope this helps you my friend. You helped me by taking the trip to China. I’ve had there other friends/teachers/mentors who made the same journey to the roots of Kung fu and Karate. They are both past 60 years of age, as I am now 47. So the results were the same as yours. So good on you! You were very brave to go do that. On a side note cross training is beneficial. Only because there is only one human body and all these arts revolve around that. In the Bubishi there’s a bit of SunZi and advice on fighting. It basically says to know yourself and your enemy. This is the idea behind cross training. However, never fight a boxer with boxing or grapple with a grappler. Why? You don’t know what they’re going to do in a self defense situation. Sport is not self defense. If it’s sport then it’s the opposite. In other words, if we are MMA then we must know all these bits and pieces in order to compete. On the street, it’s different. We must know the enemy and detect what they are doing by observing them based on our understanding of how others fight. Whew!! That’s a lot and I apologize for my long rant. I just think cross training can mean do many things today like Cross Fit or whatever. Let me just tie it up. MMA/Sport Karate/Wrestling/Western Boxing/BBJ/Thai Boxing and whatever else that’s done with rules, protection, and referees is not self defense like the Karate, White Crane, or Wing Chun that is so controversial today. So in closing, I think your journey might lead you elsewhere now. It’s obvious that what you have discovered has changed everything as my journey has for me. Let’s just say my eyes are open. Ok I’ll stop there! 🙏🙏🙏😊❤️ February 20, 2020 Reply Charles Kindall Good points: Okinawa-Te is my specialty if you have questions about that style. 35 years February 20, 2020 Reply Brian Bomofob Keep digging here Jesse, this is very interesting February 20, 2020 Reply Keith Pevey I already made one long post but I’m going to make one more if you please. I really enjoyed the series. It was perfect. It was one of the best and most well done things I’ve ever seen on YouTube. You’ve done a great job!I wanted to tell you what I thought about your idea about bunkai. It’s very true what you say. Kata are made up of impressions of various self defense applications. Wing Chun is not. There’s no applications. It’s more like a toolbox and you have to know how to use the tools. I would say that this is the Chinese method. I think the Okinawa method is kata and the idea of “bunkai”. I think this is what make Karate so wonderful! That’s why it’s sometimes hard to see the true origin of Karate. So the karate masters learned Quan Fa but taught it differently and organized it differently. There’s a really good book called the Secrets of Bunkai. Helmet something.., sorry. He’s got some videos on using Kyusho etc. Anyway I’m just Karate nerd. Thanks again. February 20, 2020 Reply Victor Granados I don't like the word "block" as translation for uke. I like better "defend". There are many ways to mount a defense. You can run, you can block, you can counter, you can preempt, you can get out of the way just enough, etc. In football for example, the defense often scores touch downs. February 20, 2020 Reply Victor Granados "Connect the dots and not just collect the dots…" True words of wisdom! February 20, 2020 Reply Victor Granados I was taught by my karate teachers about this tilt of the hips from the very basic stands. When you are in hachi-dachi, naute, or however you call the standing in attention stance, you will notice it not just gives you a slightly better balance, but also make you place the knees in a slightly bent but still comfortable position. Now, here is the difference: If your instructor suddenly and without warning indicates adopting a fighting stance, or move, or kick when your posterior is sticking out like if you were modeling blue jeans and your knees are completely straight, it takes a lot longer to move. Probably a second and a half compare to when you are in naute with the correct posture. You can try it with your students to witness it by yourself. February 20, 2020 Reply Ibrahim Khalil Hi Jesse-san, I got an application of mae-geri I want you to try. Let's say the kick got 2 movements. Movement nr 1 block the legkick movement nr 2 kick either groin, leg or so on. Try stepping in with kick and all February 20, 2020 Reply Raul Jocson Fascinating video! There's also a lot of ambiguity of application in modern Chinese martial arts. What I've noticed is that the further back you go into "historical" forms, the more obvious the applications become. Sometimes the difference is night and day. I think there's a process of streamlining, convergence, and abstraction that takes place over time. People practice martial arts for different reasons, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing. You just have to be aware that it's occurring. February 20, 2020 Reply Mark Mayfield Montu/martial arts can be found on Temple walls in Kemet/Egypt February 20, 2020 Reply mightymeatmonsta What misconception is that? That karate work in the streets? That's a big misconception! February 20, 2020 Reply mightymeatmonsta Well that explains why it doesn't work! February 20, 2020 Reply vikramsinh shinde I had lots of questions before I watched this awesome episodes and it helping me and my karateka in better understanding ….arigato gozaimasu ….."great work" February 20, 2020 Reply Purwono Hi jesse, what is Koshiki Karate? Is it different with shotokan, kyokushin, and goju ryu karate? February 21, 2020 Reply Josh Taylor This is 😂 February 21, 2020 Reply kaz5150619 Half hour of mind explosions Domo Aragato Jesse San February 21, 2020 Reply kaz5150619 Possible to do an interview with Shito-Ryu black belt Fumio Demura? February 21, 2020 Reply kaz5150619 Boddiharma the monk u spoke of February 21, 2020 Reply kaz5150619 RZA spoke of this in the Nat Geo documentary thats available on Youtube about his teacher Shifu Shi Yan Min February 21, 2020 Reply Locked Flame Love the thorough, calm and focused answers Jesse. All the best February 21, 2020 Reply kaz5150619 Maybe check out Singapore for Hung Gar kung fu i personally think you would enjoy it.My hometown Perth Western Australia has some really good Karate and Kung Fu schools (Buk Sing CLF in particular) u and all my fellow Karate Nerds have a standing invitation February 21, 2020 Reply kaz5150619 Dan tian makes sense u get walloped in the gut boosh energy sapped February 21, 2020 Reply Wushangkehan Thank you for posting your thoughts on your trip to China. Being a student of MA myself ( not karate) , I have to agree that , we need to see Chinese side where its origin might reveal certain revelation why such form are like that or meant to be. Not in the present form was wrong but to enrich understanding of the MA that one is practising. Oh btw, if you do one day go to Korea to study on TKD and other KMA such Tangsoo Do, Hapkido style and etc….do consider to take a look at the Korean Kungfu Sibpalki , be it the generic Kungfu forms and Joseon version Sibpalki as well…. Thank you February 21, 2020 Reply hellcla5 Listening to this poolside phu quoc Vietnam, loved the China series great stuff 👍 February 21, 2020 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.