Todays weekly videos show demonstrations from the great Wado Ryu master Tatsuo Suzuki. Some claim, that Sensei Suzuki is one of the last few remaining people to teach pure authentic Wado Ryu karate rather than a sport based system which many claim is Wado Ryu.
The below videos show Tanto Dori (knife defences) and Idori (defences from a kneeling position). What sets Wado Ryu uniquely aside from most other karate styles is its Shindo Yoshin Ryu Ju Jutsu influence which the founder, Hironori Ohtsuka blended with Shotokan Karate which he learnt from Gichin Funakoshi. Sensei Suzuki clearly shows this influence in the videos and that it is a major part of pure Wado Ryu.
Martial artists who practise ground fighting may be surprised how some of the Idori techniques may have cropped up in there own training or sparring such as body movement, leg and hip movement and rotation of the hands over the opponents to break certain grips (especially in Gi grappling). Enjoy!
The D'Arce Choke
Karate Lunge Punch for Self Defence Training
Snapping or Swinging Roundhouse Kick
Not Tapping out when Grappling
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