This is why I left Isshinryu
Seriously, even though my instructor did a wonderful job explaining the finest technical parts of punching and stuff, I can't believe I was repping this system for a long time.
I guess Isshinryu is one of those systems on the point of no return to failure.
I hope you enjoyed the double hip thrust as well.
What was I thinking though? Yep, another Krotty style.
Extreme Karate? You repped Extreme Karate?
Nope, just the whole Isshinryu/vertical fist movement.
Then why post an extreme karate video?
Originally Posted by Smoke
You know, I don't really know.
I'm just seeing more bad Isshinryu videos and it's heart breaking to see the style that got you started fail!
I guess I just wanted to be k00 because there's no throwdowns near by :(
You should look up Boyd's old posts.
I really don't see the problem.
That's my point, extreme karate is what it is.........
I enjoy modern wushu and that is where I put extreme karate.
I just did actually saw Boyd's posts, quite interesting, and pretty sad. I noticed that Radunz guy posted on that video.
Here's my beef with my instructor:
-He's a great guy, great sense of humor, but a few bolts missing, probably from 'Nam.
Very generous too. Only charged me $20 a month, and donated free gis to a lot of the children. And let me used the dojo on my own time.
-Very technical. Taught me pretty much everything (went more into detail than my Kyokushin, to be honest). For example, taught me the most basics in every move.
Examples: Balance, proper stance, how to punch (wasn't like boxing unfortunately, but the stuff like being loose before the punch hit and not to extend the punch 100% helped a lot)
-Today, I still train with him a little bit. He says he doesn't follow Isshinryu anymore because he doesn't believe in kata anymore.
-Not a fan of grappling. Mind you, we do some grappling (what Karate nowadays doesn't do just a little?). Counters against a grappler can go from a simple side step to a knee to the back of the head using the angle method/Tai Sabaki. Sure, might be great if you're fighting a punk.
-Assumptions. I told him I was fighting in a bare knuckle tournament (knockdown style) and he said if I acted fast enough, a simple thrust to the chest would end the fight, and conditioning wasn't necessary. Or a simple blocking punches by stepping slightly sideways and counter with a punch to the rotator cuff would suffice as well. Assumptions even included, during self-defense, "If you punch the sternum, his face will always go down, and all you have to do is lift your knee, because his face will already be there."
-Kata. I memorized your Seisan to Chinto katas, but couldn't get my black because I still had 3 more left to memorize. :rolleyes:
He presented me a different form of self-defense I've never seen before from other demonstrations. For example, if someone threw a punch and I stepped in, positioning my front leg to his inner thigh, he would go off balance. I tried it, I stepped in very close, and with very little effort, I threw him off balance, because I jammed him with my leg. Mind you, the aliveness wasn't there, but the theory itself was interesting and I'm interested how it would fare if I actually tested it out against an extremely non compliant person.
Regarding the video:
I'm not a fan of the pencil thin bo staves and holographic nunchaku and calling it Karate. But hey, what can you do, this complaint I have is older than the internet.
Yeah, but no need for regrets as long as you enjoyed what you did then. Just time to move on. Heck I just competed a few months ago just because. It is what it man, you'd be surprised what you bring into your current training from your old.