4 DVD SET Yahara 1st USA Seminar One Strike Defeat Mind - Mikio YaharaRegular price $95.94 Save $-95.94
4 DVD SET Yahara 1st USA Seminar One Strike Defeat Mind - Mikio Yahara
(4 Volume Set 90 min each) By Mikio Yahara.
Yahara Sensei was born on April 4, 1947 in Ehime prefecture.
After graduating from Kokushikan University, he became Kenshusei or junior instructor in the Japan Karate Association. Since 1987, he left the Japan Karate Association to set off on his own path.
He rampaged through the world; monopolizing the high rankings in many tournaments, establishing legendary fame. Known for his leopard-like carriage, beautiful jumping techniques and adaptations, his unique karate style fascinated karateka all over the world.
He met Yohji Yamamoto - an admirer of his 'killing blow' karate and in April 2000 he established the Karatenomichi World Federation to develop further his idea of karate. The concept behind the Karatenomichi World Federation is that the essence of karate is technical and that exactly this is where karate starts.
His karate philosophy is based on the conviction that karate is an art dedicated to developing ippon technique- the ability to deliver a single killing blow, and that Budo is founded on the ability to stake one's life in a split second executing an offensive or defensive technique.
We strive towards these goals which are very different from the types of sports karate that are increasingly commonplace.
Seminar includes: Basics; Kata; Bunkai & Kumite.
Japanese word meaning "form", is a system of individual training incorporating highly practical combat techniques and notions that have been cultivated and polished for centuries. The kata is not intended as a literal depiction of a mock fight, but as a display of transition and flow from one posture and movement to another, teaching the student proper form and position, and encouraging them to visualise different scenarios for the use of each motion and technique.
Bunkai, literally meaning "analysis" or "disassembly", is a term used in Japanese martial arts referring to process of analysing kata and extracting fighting techniques from the movements of a "form" (kata).
Bunkai is usually performed with a partner or a group of partners which execute predefined attacks, and the student performing the kata responds with defenses, counterattacks, or other actions, based on a part of the kata.
This allows the student in the middle to understand what the movements in kata are meant to accomplish. It also illustrates how to improve the technique by adjusting distances, timing, rhythm (Ritsudo) and fluidity (Nagare) in combat properly, in order to adapt and adjust any technique depending on the size of an opponent.
Kumite (組手) literally translated means "grappling hands" and is one of the three main sections of karate training, along with kata and kihon. Kumite is the part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary, using the techniques learned from the kihon and kata.
Kumite can be used to develop a particular technique or a skill (e.g. effectively judging and adjusting one's distance from one's opponent) or it can be done in competition.