Archive for September, 2019

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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Saifa Intro

Saifa Intro

September 6, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  砕破 Saifa translates as “Smash and Tear” (grabbing and tearing of tissue in close-quartered combat), of Chinese origin and brought from Fuzhou China to Okinawa by Kanryo Higaonna. It is representative of Monkey Style in its actions and methods as it contains quick whipping motions, hammer fists, and back fist strikes, like the strikes […]

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