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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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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”

Judo Techniques: Names or Not?

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?”