Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Arizona Martial Arts

Okinawan karate and kobudo is typically filled with many throws, foot sweeps, chokes, arm bars, joint locks - it is just that they are not as obvious in kata as kick or a block- but they are there. They are within the kata as a way to learn muscle memory of the techniques, one just has to recognize where they exist, and they visualize them every time you practice kata. 

At the Arizona Hombu Dojo - Students train in traditional Okinawan martial arts including karate, kobudo, and a variety of samurai arts that includes jujutsu and hanbo-justu. This is done to provide the students with a broad range of training. 

Kyoshi Stoneking applies ude garuma (arm bar) during training in the
Utah Mountains

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