Martial arts

This page is currently mostly a placeholder while I think about what exactly to put here. The general idea was to place demonstration videos pointing out some of the finer details which many instructors too often neglect to teach. 

It is not that I want to place myself on a pedestal and claim to be a great master. It is just that over the years I have occationally had a revelation where some technique suddenly fell into place and I have wondered why no one had told me about this before. Perhaps this makes sense to me and not to you. If you disagree and think that I somehow got it wrong, then feel free to mail me.. and we shall see if your kung fu is stronger than mine :-) No, seriously, I am always open to ajust my view on things. The only thing that I do not respect is when people are set in their ways but do not really understand why their way of doing things should somehow be better than the alternative.

Since 1992 I have been involved in martial arts, with a few pauses. They have generally been caused by me moving to another part of the country and being unable to find a suitable place to train with others right away.

I do have a "suit". I just rarely put it on these days. Perhaps that explains why all my best pants are torn a certain place

  • 1992-1994 Shotokan
  • 1994-1998 Shorin Ryu Seibukan
  • 1998-2000 Kenshinkan
  • 2000-2002 Kickboxing
  • 2002-2004 Kyokushin
  • 2004-2006 Training for myself in mixed systems
  • 2006-2006 Taekwondo a short flirt with the system.
  • 2006-2008 Kyokushin
  • 2008-2011 Training for myself in mixed systems

  • Videos

    I was beginning to build up a collection of "instructional" videos. It was, however, quite a lot of work making them high enough quality, so only a few ever came online. Afterwards, others have begun to post quite high quality stuff online, and, though not all "my points" are covered, it has made me reconsider if I want to spend the time preaching "the world according to me". 


    I finally had a few pictures taken, which turned out alright. I am not "dressed for the occasion" but wear my daily clothes which work just fine. I wonder why everyone else seem to always take the time to change and put on that annoying stiff belt.

    The images are not that impressive. The really hard part is for the photographer to snap them at the correct time. Now they are here, and they are decent, so they ended up as extra filling on this page. 

    Yoko tobi geri, "jumping side kick"

    It turns out that currently (early 2011) the following image is ranked first [edit: not any longer after moving my site to new url] on the international Google image search for the term "yoko tobi geri". I guess that is kinda flattering all things considered. Perhaps the image is so popular because I kick something heavy (90 kg wet heavy bag) while most other images show people flying through the air with one leg stretched out, without actually hitting anything?


    Ushiro mikazuki tobi geri, "jumping reverse straight leg circular kick"

    The two images are the final part of the kick, which may look confusing. The missing image would show me jumping up and facing away from the camera as I rotate counter clock wise.