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Sakabato
Sakabato
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"Working on my Conan-Waza!"
Last Activity: Today, 02:47 PM
Joined: 6th August 2010
Location: L.A.
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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Ballet and the Arts

    Ballet and the Arts

    I thought ballet was difficult enough as it is, but this practice was specially difficult. Ballet requires pretty good flexibility, precision, and dexterity, but also plenty of strength. Techniques are hard enough to do them on the arcs of your feet with the turn out engaged, but now we were asked to...
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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Transition to Free Sparring

    Transition to Free Sparring

    I was able to do some limited 'free sparring' my German longsword class. It was interesting to see how distance control was key for, well, almost everything. I was only able to do some limited sparring because I still need to buy additional protection gear. The session was limited to cuts only since...
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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Kendo Practice Topped with Muay thai Practice

    Kendo Practice Topped with Muay thai Practice

    Had a nice session of kendo and muay thai. I can't help but notice similarities between the styles. The foot work is similar that is for sure. Some of the strikes are also similar. The most obvious is the left cross! It is the same motion as trying to Tsuki someone. The difference though is the level...
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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Training?

    Training?

    Boy, this cross training stuff is really getting out of hand. Think about it. 4 hours worth of martial arts training everyday non-stop. Not enough yet? A couple of weeks ago I ended up doing a full six hour marathon going from dojo to dojo through out the day. I guess I am getting close to the 'Pros'...
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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Aikido Practice

    Aikido Practice

    Out of all the martial arts I have done Aikido has got to be the toughest. The degree of precision, foot placement, angles, hand placement, and body mechanics tends to boggle my mind. Kendo is the same, but (At least for me) Kendo is much easier (FOR ME). I'm not saying Kendo is easy, but I have a much...
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    Last edited by Sakabato; 25th October 2014, 05:46 AM.

  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    Hidillon,

    The crooked cut is a German Longsword technique were you aim to cut, or damage, the person's thumb/hand/wrists/forearm. From what my instructor says to me the thumb is the most valuable target since if you manage to slice it, or chop it off!, your opponent will be put at a severe...
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Kasumi no kamae
    in Waza
    Beautiful! Do you have any videos posted of you going through these transitions during sparring?...
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Kasumi no kamae
    in Waza
    I see it kind of looks like a low level Hasso, but if that is a variation then I see it. Greatness! I remember watching Musashi no Ken though I never read the manga. Thank you also Neil Sensei for the Clarification on the level that should be in the picture ....
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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Another Ballet Update (For Kendo)

    Another Ballet Update (For Kendo)

    Did I mention that Ballet is tough? The precision needed for the movements is pretty darn hard. I still wonder how some of the girls there get their legs so high up and with solid control. My best guess at the moment is that they are just much more flexible. I have seen an increase in my flexibility...
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    That is great to hear missingno. The thought for me to strike single handedly from Hasso seems difficult. I honestly could not do it. If you are going to strike single handedly from Hasso then you are better off using Gyaku Hasso. That is reversed grip on Shinai and Hasso on your left instead of your...
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  • Sakabato
    started a topic Kasumi no kamae
    in Waza

    Kasumi no kamae

    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have a picture of this stance? I did a google search but could not find anything specifically for Kendo. The only thing I did find was:

    http://www.kendo-witten.de/html/Beri...horsten_BW.jpg

    Though in another thread...
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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Late Update

    Late Update

    One thing is certain and that is... I will sometimes update late . Conan no Kamae Dojo was last night! It was mostly a review of sorts for previous Conan techniques. Basically old update + Exp. Though I have to say that each time I thrown a Conan Men I feel more and more comfortable with the strike....
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    Hi guys.

    Just one question. Ura-Yoke looks quite a bit like Hasso. Is the left Kote a valid target while in Ura-Yoke? It is on the same side as Hasso only somewhat extended forward. Are there any guidelines as to when someone is in hasso as opposed to Ura-Yoke?



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    Last edited by Sakabato; 22nd October 2014, 04:53 PM.

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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    1. If possible displace to the side and counter or try to retain the center line as much as possible or both?
    2. Hopefully get my hit in first (Since I moved first) before they strike my Do
    3. I don't think there is much hope in this one since if they are countering they are likely out...
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    Last edited by Sakabato; 22nd October 2014, 02:15 AM.

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  • Sakabato
    started a blog post Kendo & Ballet update

    Kendo & Ballet update

    I just finished my Ballet class. The arcs of my feet are sore, but that is a good sign. It almost feels like my feet are going to turn into hands, just because of the gripping power increase. I can't help but wonder how strong the arcs of regular ballet dancers are. This is great because the arc is...
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    Yep, it is a strike from above like in the picture I posted. You step to your right while crossing your hands counter clockwise. It is a push (top hand) pull (Bottom hand) motion. The left hand also helps! You are also right in that you have to be far enough to strike with the correct part of the shinai....
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    Out of curiosity what would you do if you were to strike Men from Chudan and your opponent side steps to his right then drops a Kote strike from the opposite side it usually is done (Like in the picture I posted) ?....
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    Hi Neil!

    I just saw your post for some reason it was not showing before. I will look into the Katsugi Waza thank you very much for that. I have a question: Do you think an attack from above done from Hasso at the right kote would gain a valid point? Someone going for your men and you side...
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    I see what you mean now. The twisting would have to be remedied by doing a passing step (With the right foot) which as you mentioned will be slower than a lunge... or swinging out with the left hand only ( which I've never tried to do) and thus get a full extension on that arm. I'm sure doing that is...
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  • Sakabato
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    The lunging with the left foot forward can be awkward unless you've done things like boxing (As a right handed person) or Fencing (As a left handed person) then the lunging/moving with the foot forward won't be as awkward. Anyway! It should only feel awkward at first if you keep practicing to make it...
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    Last edited by Sakabato; 21st October 2014, 02:14 AM.

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