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Short Film about Ligo Dojo Adult Program


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Nathan Ligo in Short Film about Young Warriors Program 2010

Nathan Ligo in ABC News Interview...

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Bunkai : The Marriage of Kata and Kumite – Kyokushin-kan Instructor’s Seminars – Concept #3 Part 2

 In part 1 of my discussion on Bunkai (see Instructors’ Seminars in Japan tab above), I suggested that Bunkai, “application,” is a formal class of karate exercise in which the practitioner studies, with an simulated attacker, the meaning of the individual (and sometimes combined) movements that go together to make up Kata. In that sense, we can think of Bunkai as the marriage of Kata and Kumite, as shown in the picture below. Separate this diagram to where there are two separate circles, one for Kata and one for Kumite, thus eliminating Bunkai where the two meet, and you have the model for karate training that has lost its way, training in which Kumite is merely fighting, and Kata is nothing but a dance.  Read More? Click Here to Visit Budo Karate West Blog....

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Nathan Ligo in ABC News Interview 2012

Nathan Ligo in ABC News Interview 2012 [youtube...

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