Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22
  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    NWFL
    Posts
    15,505

    What type of sandals is he standing on and why?
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,655

    Default ON KATA - AND A FEW OTHER THINGS

    Quote Originally Posted by barnetmill View Post

    What type of sandals is he standing on and why?
    Geta...with off-road lift kits, IIRC.
    ;-[[
    Ted Demosthenes
    Suarez International Staff Instructor


    From Murphy's Laws of Combat: "Incoming has the right-of-way" (so, GTFOTX!!)


  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Beyond The Wall
    Posts
    45,910
    The medieval Japanese version of Vibram Soled boots.
    Gabriel Suarez

    Turning Lambs into Lions Since 1995

    Suarez International USA Headquarters

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    NWFL
    Posts
    15,505
    Just a guess on my part, but it looks like what someone would wear when working in rice patty or other soft terrain. If you can keep your balance in those and fight, you are good. For me a problem has also always been balance.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,655

    Default ON KATA - AND A FEW OTHER THINGS

    Quote Originally Posted by barnetmill View Post
    If you can keep your balance in those and fight, you are good. For me a problem has also always been balance.
    FWIW, as one becomes more seasoned and of higher mileage, the more important leg strength (lifting, hiking, pedaling, rowing) and controlled movement (kata, dancing, yoga) become to improving. May seem obvious to most, but you must up your participation and be consistent. Karate provides me with both as a daily reminder of need and benefit.
    Thanks Brent, Craig, Randy, and the dojo tribe for the immersion, encouragement,and patience.

    Great time to be on the Suarez-Ryu launch-mat!
    Ted Demosthenes
    Suarez International Staff Instructor


    From Murphy's Laws of Combat: "Incoming has the right-of-way" (so, GTFOTX!!)


  6. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Serenity
    Posts
    5,317
    Quote Originally Posted by barnetmill View Post
    Just a guess on my part, but it looks like what someone would wear when working in rice patty or other soft terrain. If you can keep your balance in those and fight, you are good. For me a problem has also always been balance.
    You can still buy them. I have a pair that I'd occasionally train in. I probably should take them out of storage and practice with them again.

    They are traditional outdoor footwear and not martial arts-specific footwear.
    "Why should I trade one tyrant 3,000 miles away for 3,000 tyrants one mile away. An elected legislature can trample a man's rights as easily as the king can." Benjamin Martin, The Patriot

  7. #17
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    NWFL
    Posts
    15,505
    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Liu View Post
    You can still buy them. I have a pair that I'd occasionally train in. I probably should take them out of storage and practice with them again.

    They are traditional outdoor footwear and not martial arts-specific footwear.
    Is it just Japan or are they worn in other parts of Asia?
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Serenity
    Posts
    5,317
    I don't know if other countries wear them. I don't recall seeing them in the Philippines.
    "Why should I trade one tyrant 3,000 miles away for 3,000 tyrants one mile away. An elected legislature can trample a man's rights as easily as the king can." Benjamin Martin, The Patriot

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3,729
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Demosthenes View Post
    FWIW, as one becomes more seasoned and of higher mileage, the more important leg strength (lifting, hiking, pedaling, rowing) and controlled movement (kata, dancing, yoga) become to improving. May seem obvious to most, but you must up your participation and be consistent. Karate provides me with both as a daily reminder of need and benefit.
    Thanks Brent, Craig, Randy, and the dojo tribe for the immersion, encouragement,and patience.

    Great time to be on the Suarez-Ryu launch-mat!
    The will is everything. My father made up his mind he was going to be old, and act like an old man, this last spring. Now he is in hospice.

    Better this:

    "Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

    -Dylan Thomas
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I rode the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer (as modified)

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    Vale et omnia quae.

    P:16

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,655
    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post

    Better this:

    "Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

    -Dylan Thomas
    Amen to that one brother! There’s another out there that says something like “...sliding to a stop in a heap of parts (or brass?) burned out and used up...”
    Ted Demosthenes
    Suarez International Staff Instructor


    From Murphy's Laws of Combat: "Incoming has the right-of-way" (so, GTFOTX!!)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •