Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I come to you with only Karate, Empty Hands

I come to you with only Karate, Empty Hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons, Karate, my Empty Hands.

Ed Parker

This came to mind today, then I realized why.

So what appear to be a non-threatening gesture

Is also preparation for whatever is necessary.


For the Motobu Kumite the attack under anticipation is met by the defender holding his hands open.  I first saw this video 20 or more years ago, as a copy of the Japanese original


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