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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When it comes to the “names” of most Judo Waza (技), there is one fact that is extremely important to memorize, most Judo Waza DON’T HAVE NAMES! Radical idea to some, but for those who know what these “names” translate to it becomes extremely evident that most are just generally agreed upon descriptions of theContinue reading “Judo Techniques: Names or Not?”
I’ll be quite honest that tackling the Ukekata has been an intimidating task, due to the quantity of individual techniques within this category. As such we are going to approach translating these in a slightly different manner. Instead of going through every term individually we will break down the compounds used to form the descriptionsContinue reading “Ukekata of Matsubayashi Ryu: Part 2, Seiken-Ude-Uke”
Up to this point we have taken the time to do a deep linguistic delve into the five main categories of techniques, and their subsequent subcategories, as laid out by Nagamine Shoshin Sensei in his book The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do. From this point forward we are going to be looking to translate individual techniquesContinue reading “Semekata of Matsubayashi Ryu: Part 2, Seiken”