4 Ancient Karate Techniques For Practical Self-Defense

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  1. IDK if someone noticed what happened at 3:05 and some other parts of the video. The moment Jesse stepped forward to create space and break Oliver's balance, oliver insctinctively reacted and countered by moving his own center of balance, wich would neutralize Jesses technique. This is something that you see being exploited again and again on those anti TMA circlejerk channels: they pretend failing to understand that traditional Karate is NOT meant for competitive sparring against other trained martial artists, but a means to defend oneself from the ocassional thug and then running away as soon as you can. You need to modify traditional Karate to fit it in a sports scenerio, either WKF or MMA.

  2. the bubishi 武备志 是a chinese fighting anf millitary strategy book, .the okinawa *(ryukuy isalnd) version is only part of the book . only the close combat part , that is much much more in the original cihinese book (wu bei zhi)

  3. As an outsider, watching karateka attempting locks or takedown is usually either hilarious or horrific. What happened in karate to create the situation of the applications not being transmitted? Were a whole lot of training methods pushed out out when people started gathering large numbers of kata? Are adults essentially learning children’s karate? How did the performance of the moves in the kata become quite different from the actual function? What positives about single person kata outweighed the negatives for them to become the dominant training method? If it was that people needed to train in ‘secret’ and that is no longer the case, should people go back to just knowing a few kata but a more complete system? Love to see some videos getting ‘deeper’.

  4. By the way Kenpo/Kempo is one of a few names for Okinawan Karate as well as formerly Totejutsu (China Hand art); Tang Soo Do is the Korean version of To-te. Gwonbup Korean for Chuan Fa/Kenpo.

    The Chinese Boxing techniques have poetic names and meanings.

  5. Thank You so much Sensei Jesse! 😁 I do learn a lot from your videos. God bless and keep on inspiring other people.

  6. As a student and instructor in Historical fencing, seeing karatekas working through their history is fascinating. And I am really interested in this book, seems to have some gold material in there, even if it is just for a researcher like me. Quality video m8, would be nice if you could show some more of these techniques.

  7. You should make a special video on the techniques from the Bubishi.It would be so interesting to see techniques from the book demonstrated live.

  8. Hi. First i must admit im no karate expert but from a practical stand point would’nt it be more efficent with a right hook across Olivers jaw at 5:06 in the video?

  9. Hello Jesse
    I have a rather serious question this time.
    See i am training Karate 4-6 times a week because i really enjoy it, always wanna learn more and develop. Also competition is a big part of my schedule now.

    However due to the high volume of training some people think, that i cant have friends or "a live". They call me a weird addict and treat me like id be addicted to drugs or so.
    (A lot of this stuff also comes from my old dojo, which as you might remember i left because the Sensei was kind of missing the "Sen"-part)
    How does one deal with these people

    Thanks a lot

  10. Very cool video! To see how karate or rather Okinawa martial arts has a connection to Southern Chinese kung fu. And how from that we have karate as we know it today…
    And the Master Ken bow 😂
    By the way, I can't wait to see the comedy movie "The art of self-defense" with Jesse Eisenberg (from the movie Zombieland).

  11. At 7:13 when you are demonstrating "Tiger pulling down a boar" you said "make my back straight… and that!". I want to point out that if you don't want people getting hurt from following your directions when they are working with a heavier partner, you might want to be more specific, and indicate that you start with your hips slightly (not too much) behind your heels and as you straighten your back, you move your hips forward to the center, so you end up with your center of gravity aligned with the lines in the center of your feet, just like you show in 7:06 and that way, as you are executing the throw, the legs are taking the work from the back.
    If a student starts lifting a heavier partner with their hips already aligned with the center, the back will take all the weight and they might end up hurting themselves. If a leg is slightly ahead of the other, it is still important starting slightly behind the ideal balance point and move the hips slightly forward to allow that transfer of the work from the muscles in the back, to the muscles in the legs.
    Especially if they want to extend their legs to lift the partner higher to make him/her fall even harder, they should not extend their legs while the load is mostly carried by the muscles in the back.
    My background is not just in martial arts, but also I used to be a loader in mover's trucks and I tend to notice quickly small details in lifting/carrying weight.

    Besides that, I want to congratulate you in the effort of concatenating multiple Bubishi movements with an attack/counter logic. It makes me want to review my own copy two or three more times to understand the subtleties of its teachings.

  12. Great job Jesse & Oliver, it's a lot of base work to explain the modern karate practicioner how karate really works. In my opinion the partner flow drill and later the partner free flow drill is the base in the training method. This is much more important than doing katas without any idea what you are doing. The expirience to train with different partner increase the knowledge in deep understanding of body mechanics. After many years in bjj I realize, that there should be no difference to train a fighting style and the key of effectivenes in bjj is the method of training. The partner flow drill with some little optimations is the same way. Learning the art by doing it in an realistic set up.

  13. Jesse: i dont think this has been done nefore
    Every Kata creator ever: are we a joke to you?
    Creator of Go Pai Sho: (@,@)

  14. Great lesson I appreciate it. I will try to buy this book once it's in stock. Please show more lessons. Thank you. Oso.

  15. Once again an excellent breakdown of traditional moves. This might have been your best one yet. I do tai chi and I see these moves in our forms all the time.

  16. "The Bible of Karate", thats exactly what i thought when you where describing it before you said it yourself!
    i was surprised at that moment!

  17. This is how old school practitioners learned martial arts.
    In the early days in Japan, the sensei would demonstrate a technique ONCE and would charge students each time.
    They learned to focus & memorize what they learned and sketched the technique on canvas to be practiced for homework.

  18. damn, usually that joint lock allows a person to still punch at you unless you go straight into a break, but that takedown move actually counters that as well as if a person actually tries to get out of it.

  19. so (if you are interested in these kind of things) maybe it's time to explore fujian white crane and chinese shaolin boxing then . .

  20. i can see why the karate nerd (and be justified too), i think i'd jizz a bit too if i had to actually perform the ancient techniques too (often they are less fancy but far more practical approach oriented in other words most likely to work and get you out of a problematic situation should such a need arise ) . .

  21. What if he doesn't grab your wrist?
    I wouldn't do it this way.
    Take a step forward a little bit to the side, raise you right arm like you did in the beginning, grab his belt or jacket with your left hand, get your left knee behind his right knee and turn your body to the left.
    He will fall on the ground behind you.
    Oh, don't forget to restomp the groin!

  22. I need to learn these steps ASAP cause my neighbor is an azzzz hole. i want to use it on him when he comes talking all the crap. Fax me the pages!!

  23. Wish schools of karate these days concentrate more on Bunkai and practical applications rather than competition 😒

  24. Three weeks ago I received the Bubishi. Can’t hardly put it down. Pretty deep concepts so I will keep exploring. Thanks for the video, great way to connect with those of us who are new readers of the Bubishi.

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