Great food for thought from Andreas Quast’s research into one of the more influential Japanese budo in the development of Okinawan karate.
I sometimes think that Joe Berne is a kindred spirit in martial study. We have both embraced kettlebells to support training, and have followed nutrition concepts like Paleo and more recently Intermittent Fasting.
Joe is very thoughtful in his approach, so take a read…
Excellent post on the development of karate using protective equipment for competition and training.
I always enjoy listening to Iain Abernethy, and find his views to be insightful and thought provoking.
The @karatecafe guys are back with another interesting topic to discuss – is your MA practice a good topic to discuss?
Condolences to Mario McKenna sensei and all in the To’on-ryu world.
Mario sans thoughts on the legacy left by a teacher such as Yoshino sensei are worth considering.
Joe Berne is a thoughtful karateka, and in this post has made some very thoughtful comments about competence vs. culture in a dojo.
Lineage, at least immediate lineage, should be important to the individual practitioner. It gives them some context about what it is that they are doing.
But, as this article contends, perhaps it is not important as a form of currency to calculate the relative value of different systems, styles or schools.