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Welcome to Matt’s Karate Corner.

Matt’s Karate Corner is a blog ran by Matt Sheridan. His friend Noah, of Noah Legel’s Karate Obsession, suggested to start a website to hold Matt’s write ups and background, so here it is. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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Techniques of Matsubayashi Ryu: Japanese with Kanji

From The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do by Shoshin Nagamine, Typed up by Matt Sheridan, so all mistakes are mine alone. :p Kamae-Kata (構え方) Soto-Hachiji Shizentai-Dachi (外八字自然体立ち) Chokuritsu-Fudo-Dachi (直立不動立ち) Heisoku-Dachi (閉足立ち) Tachi-Kata (立ち方) Shizentai-Dachi (自然体立ち) Soto-Hachiji Shizentai-Dachi (外八字自然体立ち) Hidari-Ashi-Mae Shizentai-Dachi (左足前自然体立ち) Migi-Ashi-Mae Shizentai-Dachi (右足前自然体立ち) Jun-Shizentai-Dachi (准自然体立ち) Chokuristu-Fudo-Dachi (直立不動立ち) Heisoku-Dachi (閉足立ち) Neko-Ashi-Dachi (猫足立ち) Jigotai-Dachi/ Shiko-Dachi (自護体立ち・四股立ち) Naihanchi-Dachi/Continue reading “Techniques of Matsubayashi Ryu: Japanese with Kanji”

Bunkai, Ōyō, and Henka

(Originally written around 2015…?) There are three karate terms that are pivotal concepts in karate training, however two are often neglected while the third is confused to be more than it actually is. The first term in Bunkai (分解), which almost all karate practitioners, and even those from other styles have heard, but usually misunderstand. Continue reading “Bunkai, Ōyō, and Henka”

I Failed my Shodan Exam! 😀

There are those in the martial arts who have never been given the opportunity to fail. They’re held by the hand and led along by those who came before them, and when something arises that they’d fail at they’re held back or guided around it. This is most unfortunate. Many instructors, coaches, sensei, etc. doContinue reading “I Failed my Shodan Exam! :D”