Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Ok, i am officially impressed!!! Found this video on and its just a bunch of still-pics strung together to make a video.

1...2...3... from Mariella on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Variations of kata

Hmmm..... I recorded my Heian Godan after class, just to make a point; I dont want to change my karate, so that judges will like it more. My opinion is that kata should be simple and void of added theatrics.

Einar - Heian Godan from Einar Hagen on Vimeo.

I also did Hangetsu today and decided to include it in this post.

Einar - Hangetsu from Einar Hagen on Vimeo.

Now the performance that baffled me into doing this post:

Anyone think he learns karate at the same place Jim Carrey did? Yes, he has crisp techniques and nice kime, but it doesnt inspire me in the least. (If anything, it makes me wanna quit karate to not be associated with this stuff) And if the judges prefer this way, should we change our karate to please them and win trophies?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Elton John - I'm Still Standin'

Wow.... Best trick ever: Tommi gets to do jiyu kumite with Tom Kompier sensei and when senseis ashibarai fails to floor him he says the magic words: "I am still standing"..... He hit the floor 2 seconds later and apparently his chest hurt in a big way afterwards..... I may have giggled alot.... :-D