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Delayed Affect

Delayed Affect

November 15, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  Kakushiken We often hear of the fabled “Delayed Death Touch” in the Martial Arts as one of the highest skill levels to attain. But many put it off as myth or movie tricks as opposed to really researching and training to get it to work. Well it is really not far fetched and in […]

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Suparempi Question

Suparempi Question

November 8, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  Bunkai of the Bubishi Hello Evan, I received the email below and hope that you can answer his questions. Thank you!!! Yours in the Arts, Dana L. Stamos USAdojo.com   “Hello, I have many of Sensei Pantazi’s videos and attended a seminar in Boulder Colorado about 10 years ago or so.  I mainly do […]

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3 Trajectories

3 Trajectories

November 1, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  3 Affects Most Kyusho practitioners that use “pressure points” know of two points (TW-12 mid Tricep and TW-11 at the elbow). They also know they must be attacked using different “Angle and Direction”. However there are actually more targets that are viable on the back of the arm that are not pressure points and […]

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Monkey in Suparempi

Monkey in Suparempi

October 25, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    猴拳 Influenced by Shaolin It is common knowledge that the Okinawan Martial Arts was heavily influenced bu the Chinese methods derived from Shaolin. Within the ancient Bubishi, there are 3 Shaolin Hands, that can be found as the basis of the Old Monkey Style from China. These specialized hands migrated from China, to […]

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Blood Map

Blood Map

October 18, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

The Bubishi, Shichen and Seiunchin The ancient Bubishi reveals to us the inner core of Budo, that being the understanding of the human weaknesses and how to use them in times of need. The very core of the Bubishi is the methods of ancient warriors that marched into battle against the unknown foe. these soldiers […]

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Kyusho Mainstream

Kyusho Mainstream

October 11, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  TV, Movies and More Kyusho is hitting the mainstream in many forms of media. We all know it is in books, videos, YouTube and other internet offerings, but it is also in many movies as well as television shows. Steven Segal movies have shown Kyusho as well as in his appearances on TV (Russian). […]

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Anatomical Iron Shirt

Anatomical Iron Shirt

October 4, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    No Not a Chi Gung Thing So many peple train Chi Gung for decades to achieve the “Iron Shirt” or “Iron Vest” Method of protection from Kyusho. But it is not necessary as it is an anatomical and structural training process that creates this affect. It starts with muscle constriction to produce a […]

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Watari-Uke

Watari-Uke

September 27, 2019 | By | 3 Comments

渡り受 (Wandering and Receiving) The opening actions of the Uechi Ryu/Pangainon Sanseiru Performed by Uechi Karate Ledgend Tsutomu Nakahodo Watari Uke has many possible meanings (like the one above), as the language changes with need, emotion and other variables. But this is a perfect example of the twisting, turning flow of the Dragon, symbolized in […]

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Where did the pressure points idea come from

Where did the pressure points idea come from

September 20, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    They were not in the Bubishi Yes there were Kyusho (Vital Targets) in the Bubishi, but they were not acupuncture Points as most believe, those were added by modern authors. They were also not used by any old school Kyusho (or Dim Mak, Dian Hsueh) practitioners either. This is evidenced by the old […]

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Kyusho Certification

Kyusho Certification

September 13, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    Advancing in Skill The question often comes up, “how do I gain certification in Kyusho”? The answer is divided in two possible processes, one with simple skill level accomplishment and another in Black Belt certification. The Black Belt certification process will be laid out for you next week, for this week we will […]

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