ABQ Okinawan Karate

Available for anyone age 7+. Build confidence, self-respect, and respect for others - and get physically fit!

We will learn & practice Traditional Okinawan Karate in ABQ on a weekly basis.

Operating as usual

06/30/2021

what a fantastic & insightful quote

"A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself." - Bruce Lee

History of the Nunchaku 06/10/2021

History of the Nunchaku

for your reading & researching pleasure

History of the Nunchaku When explaining the origin of the nunchaku, we need to follow different historical paths which lead us to ancient history and direct us towards research of various old stories and tales. With their help, we are able to follow the facts which take us to the history of the development of the nunchaku....

Miyamoto Musashi: The Greatest Samurai 03/29/2021

Miyamoto Musashi: The Greatest Samurai

great article from Black Belt Magazine on master swordsman Miyamoto Musashi
learn anything new from this piece?

Miyamoto Musashi: The Greatest Samurai The timeless wisdom of Japan's "Sword Saint"

02/25/2021

great quote. anyone that's read Tzu's "The Art of War" : what's your takeaway, from a martial arts perspective?

Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 1 12/31/2020

Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 1

Great read & may whet your appetite for more knowledge in any of these subjects!

Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 1 If you've ever thought it odd that fearsome samurai warriors were governed by the gentle teachings of Zen, you need to read this post. Prepare to be enlightened!

12/24/2020

the maths behind these might be a little fuzzy, but it's still feels pretty accurate. keep training, practicing, & deepening your martial understanding. cheers!

THIS IS VERY TRUE!

11/16/2020

ABQ Okinawan Karate will no longer hold classes in the Los Ranchos location dojo.
Stay tuned for possible new class location, once the COVID pandemic get more under control. Keep practicing & stay safe!

Women's Self Defense from Front Choke: Paul Webb 09/21/2020

Women's Self Defense from Front Choke: Paul Webb

very simple & effective self-defense for any gender. thoughts on variations or effectiveness ?

Women's Self Defense from Front Choke: Paul Webb Paul Webb is a Jeet Kune Do instructor who has spent most of his life dedicated to becoming proficient in the art. As Webb points out in his training, there ...

Professor Mo: Everything to Know About 52 Blocks 09/15/2020

Professor Mo: Everything to Know About 52 Blocks

great article & info ON the 52 Blocks system from Prof Mo

Professor Mo: Everything to Know About 52 Blocks Chances are you’ve heard about 52 Blocks, possibly because of its supposed link to the prison system or because of celebrities like Wesley Snipes who have taken to it. I’m betting, however, that you don’t know much more than that. I didn’t. Which is why I linked up with Mahaliel Bethea, aka ...

Knife Fighting: A Pragmatic Approach to Survival 08/30/2020

Knife Fighting: A Pragmatic Approach to Survival

very interesting article & brings up some great points to think about, for not only knife attacks, but for general self defense, as well. The, "20/40 method", is especially interesting.

Knife Fighting: A Pragmatic Approach to Survival The world of knife fighting has an unspoken rule: Go in, cut and get out unscathed.It's that simple, but as martial artists, we often run into unrealistic knife techniques that reveal our peers' overconfidence and, at times, arrogance. The intricate and often flowery movements they teach, both for o...

07/21/2020

great insight, the more you think about it

Martial artists have great ways of sharing their wisdom.

Fumio Demura: A Look at the Career of the Karate and Kobudo Icon 07/15/2020

Fumio Demura: A Look at the Career of the Karate and Kobudo Icon

great info on "The Real Miyagi" (title of a 2015 documentary about him), Sensei Fumio Demura

Fumio Demura: A Look at the Career of the Karate and Kobudo Icon Read this short summary of martial arts leader Fumio Demura from his days in Japan to his time in California and even his stint on the silver screen.

Timeline photos 06/14/2020

Watching, "Budo: The Art of Killing", today on Amazon Prime. Good stuff.

05/06/2020

no video today - enjoy your Wednesday evening & stay healthy !

04/30/2020

Self Defense Winning

Discussion what "winning" means in martial arts.

04/28/2020

ABQ Okinawan Karate

join me tomorrow on Facebook Live video for a discussion on what "winning" means in martial arts
https://www.facebook.com/AbqOkinawanKarate/live/

ABQ Okinawan Karate Available for anyone age 7+. Build confidence, self-respect, and respect for others - and get physically fit! We will learn & practice Traditional Okinawan Karate in ABQ on a weekly basis.

04/23/2020

Martial Arts in Daily Life

Discussion of how karate (or any martial arts) can & should fit into your daily routine(s).

04/16/2020

Katas / Forms

Brief discussion on the importance of kata in karate.

Timeline photos 04/10/2020

just arrived! looking forward to watching this classic during extended time indoors

04/08/2020

Inside & Outside Middle Blocks

Quick review over 2 of AOK's middle blocks.

Katas 04/04/2020

Katas

in response to a request for kata videos, here are some existing ones on the web that come close to our style.
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https://youtu.be/0e5wcUqhbtI - Kihon Kata Ichi, like our "Basic One"
https://youtu.be/g3UTyv3PMQ4 - Kihon Kata Ni, like our "Basic Two"
https://youtu.be/fp3h6R7ScM0 - Kihon Kata San, like our "Basic Three"
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check out the AOK website for a list of our katas - https://abqokinawankarate.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/katas/

Katas Kata is a systematically organized series of defensive and offensive techniques performed in a sequence against one or more imaginary opponents. Katas teach speed, balance, rhythm, coordination, an…

04/01/2020

Recommended Reading (adapted from TOKAR reading list)

The following is a list of recommended books about martial arts and related philosophy. This list is just a start because there are too many books and articles to list. Most of these books are considered “classics” for the martial arts. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments below.

"The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate" by Gichin Funakoshi
"Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text" by Gichin Funakoshi
"Karate-Do: My Way of Life" by Gichin Funakoshi
"The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi and Thomas Cleary
"The Art of War" by Sun Tzu
"The Karate Way: Discovering the Spirit of Practice" by Dave Lowry
"Bubishi: The Classic Manual of Combat" by Patrick McCarthy
"Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom" from the Martial Arts by Joe Cardillo
"Zen in the Martial Arts" by Joe Hyams

03/31/2020

with physical classes cancelled for awhile, are any of you interested in continuing class activities by VIDEO?
comment below

03/29/2020

this is one of my favorite quotes / maxims, as it applies to daily personal, professional, & martial life

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03/13/2020

all upcoming karate classes CANCELLED for a few weeks, until further notice. 'lifted' from another (cancelled) event, the following rationale applies:

"It’s not just that COVID-19 has rapidly spread and is now a pandemic; it’s the growing call to 'flatten the curve' (source: NYTimes) and slow the rate of the virus's spread so that healthcare systems around the globe can better support those affected."

we will post both here & the events page, as classes resume. stay safe.

03/11/2020

working on katas tonight, 3/11/20, to prep for belt tests. be ready to learn more on forms! 🥋

Timeline photos 03/07/2020

students practicing hammer strike using my arm as practice dummy :)

02/20/2020

we have deleted the Meetup group for ABQ Okinawan Karate - plz use our FB events page or website for info & class schedule.
also, be sure to share with your social networks or anyone interested in martial arts classes! :)

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