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Aunkai striking video

Postby Wuming on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:53 pm

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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby littlepanda on Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:24 am

Wow! nice

what does naka and soto mean?

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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby I-mon on Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:15 am

"naka" means "inside", "soto" means "outside".
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby littlepanda on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:22 am

thanx for the translation

of all the Akuzawas clips, this is the best I've seen. minimal movement.. maximum power
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Tom on Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:51 pm

littlepanda wrote:. . .

of all the Akuzawas clips, this is the best I've seen. minimal movement.. maximum power


Just curious . . . . Are any of Akuzawa's students approaching anything like his high level of connection and power? Some people outside of Japan have been training Aunkai methods for more than 10 years now, and he's got some long-time students in Tokyo as well . . . wondering what their experience has been. It's hard training requiring a lot of tenacity--respect to those able to sustain it.
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Ashura on Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:28 am

Tom wrote:
littlepanda wrote:. . .

of all the Akuzawas clips, this is the best I've seen. minimal movement.. maximum power


Just curious . . . . Are any of Akuzawa's students approaching anything like his high level of connection and power? Some people outside of Japan have been training Aunkai methods for more than 10 years now, and he's got some long-time students in Tokyo as well . . . wondering what their experience has been. It's hard training requiring a lot of tenacity--respect to those able to sustain it.



Yes, there are several students in Tokyo who are now well versed in the Aunkai method and who, sometimes, teach on Akuzawa Sensei´s behalf abroad (mainly France where the biggest non Japanese "contingent" of students are learning the method). The reviews written by non practionners of the art are always enthusiastic.

Atemis are a very important part in Aunkai, there are a lot of exercices, generally taught in the first part of the training, which are meant to enhance the striking abilities in terms of connexion, power and impact. It is very painful to hold the pao when some of the guys really strike, especially low kicks.

Having been several times on the receiving end of Akuzawa Sensei´s strikes, I can attest that those strikes are indeed devastating. A lot of people have heavy punches and kicks and I have felt many of them be it Kyokushin, Daido Juku, Shidokan, Okinawan Karate, Muay Thai and so on, but the feeling in Aunkai is very different. It feels like the strike is going through the body, muscles and bones anf it seems that the bone and the muscles would break/explode from the inside. Terrible stuff and once you get hit, the only thing you do mange to think about is how to avoid being striked again at any cost.

Some people say that Aunkai is an austere training but to me, and to many others training the method, this is the most wonderful thing a martial art can offer and a fantastic journey.
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Patrick on Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:01 am

I rather think the unenthusiastic do not talk much about it ;D
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Ashura on Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:49 am

Patrick wrote:I rather think the unenthusiastic do not talk much about it ;D



Sure!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Josealb on Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:12 am

Here's another one similar. I really like how he combines relaxation, fluidity, expansion and snap, all in one crisp short package, but what really impresses me is his ability to immediately follow with the same thing in one step/beat. Its hard to just do one, but to chain those mechanics requires something else.

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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Subitai on Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:03 am

Me Likey! Dudes got the juice!!!
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Ashura on Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:45 am

This one is also very intersting since the movement is performed a little bit slower.

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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Wuming on Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:57 pm

Are any of Akuzawa's students approaching anything like his high level of connection and power?


Hi Tom,
In my experience of training (specific to me) focusing on power, vice, balance has been a mistake. Things dramatically improved for me when I focused on balance (first mine, then the opponents), and then I could focus on applying power correctly.

Conceptually, this isn't much different from boxing, where from what I've seen, the best coaches focus on shot placement (via correct head movement, foot work, and yes, balance) far before they focus on power.

It's been my experience that people who focus on power over movement, end up being not very good fighters, and I myself suffered a degradation of skills when I focused on "teh int3rn4l p0w3r."

Everyone is, however, different, and I'm sure for some people, a focus on power is a worthwhile use of their time.
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Ashura on Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:40 am

Actually, power comes from connection. Akuzawa Sensei´s strikes and throws are powerful because he is connected not because he has worked on power specifically. As a matter of fact, the Aunaki method emphasizes connection, hence the tanren and kunren.

I think Rob explained it very precisely in the past on various boards included this one. Of course, we are all different and we first need to try, and possibly fail a couple of time before grasping the concept. Sometimes, words and explanations are just not enough. In Aunkai you need to understand the concept and then apply it with/through your body. It is both an intellectual and physical work. Understanding the underlying principle and then applying it.
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby Bao on Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:47 am

Ashura wrote:Actually, power comes from connection. Akuzawa Sensei´s strikes and throws are powerful because he is connected not because he has worked on power specifically. As a matter of fact, the Aunaki method emphasizes connection, hence the tanren and kunren.


Add speed, or maybe even better said: "acceleration", to "connection" and you'll have a winning concept. 8-)
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Re: Aunkai striking video

Postby RobP3 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:19 am

Wuming wrote:In my experience of training (specific to me) focusing on power, vice, balance has been a mistake. Things dramatically improved for me when I focused on balance (first mine, then the opponents), and then I could focus on applying power correctly.

Conceptually, this isn't much different from boxing, where from what I've seen, the best coaches focus on shot placement (via correct head movement, foot work, and yes, balance) far before they focus on power.

It's been my experience that people who focus on power over movement, end up being not very good fighters, and I myself suffered a degradation of skills when I focused on "teh int3rn4l p0w3r."



I agree. Connection is good for as long as you can maintain a connection. I prefer position, placement and precision.
Maybe I'm missing something with these clips, they look ok but nothing major?
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