100 thoughts on “THE BEST MARTIAL ART (FOR SELF-DEFENSE) — Jesse Enkamp

  1. I'm always learning something new with you, Jesse sensei. Thanks a lot…. btw those jokes😂😂💞💞💞👊👊

  2. Hi Jesse.. I like your videos. I have one question though. Currently my classes have stopped and I self train myself. What suggestions will you give?

  3. My father studied combat martial arts for some years, his conlcusion to how to win a fight was simple. Three things will determine the outcome – sense of distance, speed, and first reaction.
    This flinch responce reminds me instantly of the third factor I named before: First reaction.

    What school of Karate are you practicing or have been pracgicing for that matter.

  4. But Jesse, karate could never work in the street because of the deep stances and unrealistic distance. Also, kata is obviously just a war dance, it has no real-world aplications. Trust me, I went to 2 MMA training sessions in the local gym.

  5. I have been in situations where karate really helped me now knowing about the science behind it is make a karate practitioner look like a superhuman 😜

  6. I learn karate when i was 9 years old.. Then i quit practicing when i was 13 years (blue belt) and start playing football.. When i grow up and getting adult i feel something is missing from my life.. Now im 33 years old.. I restarting practicing karate since 2,5 years ago and will try to achieve my black belt (1st dan) in 5 March… I found it back.. That something been lost from my life..

  7. Great video grea words…. You've got to train hard… but i think too that Karate Do is, at least for me and my way of thinking and for my body too, the best martial art that every time I practice I'm happy and feel good! Dōmo arigatō gozaimas!!!

  8. Let the journey begin. My kids and I just finished our first class today in Fryburg Ohio. They had fun and so did I. I'll be watching for more tips and more information.

  9. Not to mention that karate also teaches two very important concepts that apply in a fight/self defense situation: distance management and timing

  10. Also Jesse, sorry for bothering you, but are you planning to make some seminars on Balkan? I would very much like to learn from you.

  11. Thanks for everyone’s kind comments! 😄 So fun to share my passion with you 🌟 Check out my website to learn more: http://www.karatebyjesse.com

  12. Jesse great talent God bless you ,, a bless is the gift you develop every day Karate, to te Chinese hand … the universe is the limit of Karate

  13. I love the way you explain kata ,,, I like kusanku please make a bunkai about the reason is because shorin ryu has only 18 katas and tha one is the last and really want study

  14. 1to cooperate martial moves with natural responses, the simple the better. It is faster. Same as Kung fu. Kata or form are important, but they’re concepts. Still need to be simplified and tailored to your own body. 2. For the flinch response, you can use leaning to kick.that saves more time. Awesome video btw.

  15. Jesse-san, thanks for keeping it read and well-grounded in science, I really appreciate it. If I may say so, you are much like my sensei in your logics and explanations. I wonder what Oliver as an MMA-fighter has to say on applicability of karate.

  16. Recently found your channel, really enjoying the content! I'm a black belt myself but I still learn a lot from you! Also like your sense of humor 😉

  17. Quem esta traduzindo para português a legenda desses videos,agradeço muito pois só assim consigo entender alguma coisa,a legenda do youtube não é correta,obrigado e oss!

  18. Sensei, thank you sooooooo muuuuuuch for your videos
    And for popularization of karate
    We gonna train hard to master our skills😈😈😈😈

  19. Jesse, you articulated the impression I had in certain martial art styles in comparison to Karate perfectly. For example, trying to slip a punch in Aikido and move from the centerline is too much extra movement and more unnatural than blocking and striking. And what if you're not able to evade, intercept and re-direct the energy flow of your opponent into a technique, while highly increasing your chances of being struck? Aikido is a restricted philosophical style based on battlefield warfare with armor and weapons, and open hand karate reflects reality much more naturally and better for the martial artist. Great videos!

  20. Great video! I just discovered your channel, and oh boy will I be wasting time here instead of doing my homework. Thanks, for your work man!

    About the video…

    I notice that you karatekas have a very unique approach to combat – or at least very different one than we Jujitsu-style fighters do. At (5:10) for example, I was thinking you were gonna turn your stomach away from the opponent and do the Police-style slice push behind his elbow with your left hand. That was propably more effective though. And alot scarier. Haha!

    That being said, I'm not sure if I'd hit someone in the face just because he grapped my jacket, but considering that you Karatekas train your strikes so much, you must have a much better control of the power of your strikes than most Juho-style arts' kenshi.

    I used to think Karate is inferior martial art than most since it mainly focuses in the hard techniques, but I'm starting to warm up to the art. I'm even playing with the idea to give Shorinji-ryu or Shotokan try sometimes; they seem really fun!


  21. The examples you gave deal specifically with reacting to something you SEE and I am assuming the same goes for something you HEAR coming at you too. But what if one misreads the situation, humans do make mistakes, right? Does Karate address that?

  22. I love my spinning flip super duper kick, but I'm a black belt in "flailing limbs spinning windmill" style.

  23. Whenever we teach our students the Pinan's, we explain the first movement as a "panic movement." Someone is suddenly attacking you from the side and you are reacting, letting your instincts "panic" for a moment to get to safety.

  24. Hey Jesse San! Would it be ok if I used some of the information you give in this video for my project at school ? I am basing it on why karate is the most effective martial art ? Thanks !

  25. Just to train Kata it doesnt make you good fighter! A martial arts with is just based on kata and kihon is not a martial art for me. I can also dance ballet it has the same influence. That the reason why switch to Kyokushin and later muay thai

  26. Osu! Enkamp Sensei. You got yourself some incredible fast twitch muscles there! I'm gonna get off YouTube and go train lol. Osu!

  27. i do tie kwan do and i love it but i love kung fu and i wish i could do it but karate is the same i love 50% all martel arts 🙂

    your cool =)

  28. Wish I could comment openly on this video, but I am training a group of people who's Flinch response puts them into a freeze state, due to their past exoeriences, so it is a a very hard and painful experience for them. That's basically all I can say openly without breaching the confidentiality. It would be really interesting to discuss it with you, Sensei, but this is not the right place. 🙏

  29. Karate is more complicated than i thought , it does take a lot of time to understand the kata and its techniques but as soon as you get it , you're unstoppable . Just like mathematics

  30. Karate dors work on reflex you have to be careful if someone grabs you for a joke from behind nearly elbowed my sister when she did this stopped just in time total reflex action

  31. Hey… great content on martial arts man.

    But just a quick question, in this clip, the old masters say don't change the sequence of katas because of follow-ups right… But in your other video, the old masters says something like changing or adapt katas from the understanding of "hinds" or is it "hind" ? Something like that…

    It seems like both are quite different contents man…

  32. I honestly believe any Kungfu or Karate styles are great for self defense except for the ones that train for specifically sporting. I practice Wing Chun and Xingyi and when I felt that Xingyi was more difficult to apply, I found it slipping into my Wing Chun without realizing it. So it all boils down to understanding, and the deeper the understanding you get, the better the art becomes.

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