Thread: Pics of the masters
7/19/2007 11:35pm, #491"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
7/19/2007 11:41pm, #492
a younger version with Sokatu Jakeda
"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
7/19/2007 11:44pm, #493
Last edited by patfromlogan; 7/19/2007 11:47pm at ."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
7/20/2007 10:05pm, #494
Shidokan Karate Founder
Kancho Yoshiji Soeno
7/20/2007 10:08pm, #495
Sosai sparring Yamaguchi
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7/22/2007 9:49pm, #496
Nahy Khanom Thom
Chojun Miyagi Sensei(1888-1953) founder of Goju-Ryu
Chojun Miyagi Teaching Hanshi Eiichi Miyazato Kata Applications
Miyagi Sensei leading class (as Ronin said, he could put his fingers through a side of beef...)
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7/23/2007 6:56pm, #497
"One day, when I visited Karate Club of Takushoku University to see a karate practice, I noticed that everyone was punching with his thumb over the pointing finger and middle finger. I thought they were all doing so to prevent the thumb from getting jammed on impact. I came to a conclusion that if I practiced Makiwara karate strikes, I would be able to grab with 5 fingers in judo. As soon as I got home, I started Makiwara strikes. After I practiced it everyday for 3 months, I found my hands grabbing my opponent's dogi firmly with 5 fingers. I discovered many things only after I struck Makiwara. I had thought that those who are trained in judo have strong finger tips, elbow, wrists, and fists. But, when I actually struck the Makiwara, my finger tips, elbow, wrists, and fists all hurt numbingly. Such weak finger tips, elbow, wrists, and fists are useless in pulling the opponent or controlling the opponent using elbows or wrists. I therefore slammed these weak parts onto Makiwara and strengthened them in preparation for bouts. I struck Makiwara with knife hand, backhand, and thrust 4 fingers into a sand box. I did this 1000 times a day."
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8/23/2007 12:10am, #498
ah, one never gets enough of Sosai:
Sosai Mas Oyama and Kancho Matsushima
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8/27/2007 12:27am, #499
Nahy Khanom Thom
8/27/2007 12:29am, #500