Closed Door System

Closed Door System

Traditional Secret Training In the old ways of the Martial Arts there was two systems in each system, one being openly taught and the other taught only to a select few people.  These were considered the Open (Kaishu) and Closed (Heishu) door systems. And so we must...
Denko Documented

Denko Documented

Question Submitted by Emmett Doyle from YouTube Hi Mr Pantazi Hi Evan sir, Bit off topic, and I know you don't deal with points but anatomy, I've came across a technique in a book which refers to kyusho known as Denko (lightning bolt), could you shed any light on this...
Funakoshi’s Hangetsu Suffocation

Funakoshi’s Hangetsu Suffocation

Old Concepts Reveal Real Bunkai When we look back at the Katas, we must take into account the documentation of those ancient Martial Artists that passed on the original Style, or created an original Style. Instead of looking at the old pictures and films and...
Hikite

Hikite

The Withdrawing Hand Hikite (te means hand and hiki means drawing in) is a classic action in traditional martial arts, especially in Karate. Traditionally we are taught that this is to generate greater power in our strikes, more focus (Kime) and even balance.  It...
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