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Kata Rokkishu

Kata Rokkishu

May 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

      The 6 Ji Hands of Gokenki 六つの風手 (六気手) Rokkishu translates into 6 hands (as seen in the ancient Bubishi as the 6 Ji Hands) and originated in Chinese Martial Arts.  It is widely thought to be the precursor of the Goju Ryu form called “Tensho”.  (Image:  Gokenki performing at left, Kenwa Mabuni […]

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Monkey Shichen

Monkey Shichen

May 15, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    White Ape  Tongbeiquan (通背拳) This is but one Monkey Style among many, however it is of note that this is also designated as (White), a distinction called out by the Bubishi many times throughout the text. The full name of the original Tongbei Quan is Baiyuan Tongbei Quan (Baiyuan means white ape). Tong […]

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Juji-Uke

Juji-Uke

May 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    4 Directional Blood Chokes The hand posture pictured is a common action in most Karate Styles. It appears in many an advanced Kata with a few variations depending on the style. The hands are placed in an X shape and holds many possibilities. But many are also too complex for actual combative use, […]

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Taikyoku Hand Pattern

Taikyoku Hand Pattern

May 1, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Kyusho Applications Taikyoku has a predominant hand action sequence, which seems simplistic, but is almost profound in it’s depth of possibility. Let’s start by looking at the benefits to the practitioner in their Mind, Body and Spirit as the pattern exercises the body, yet also accomplishes many stimulus to the Brain and Central […]

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