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Dragon Posture

Dragon Posture

June 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    From the Bubishi In Article 21 of the Bubishi, as well as other pages, books and scrolls, there are drawn human figures in certain Martial postures. In the Bubishi, these postures are given the names of a particular Shichen, in particular for this article and film, the Dragon. Most people read the Bubishi […]

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Needle to the Sea Bottom

Needle to the Sea Bottom

June 19, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    The Hidden Meaning The move in Tai Chi Chuan with the fingers sinking downward, has long been an enigma for many Tai Chi Practitioners. Conventional self protection ideas popularized have been to use this action as a throw, or joint locking method. this is great as a beginner level understanding and practice method […]

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Ferguson vs Gaethje

Ferguson vs Gaethje

June 12, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Where’s the KO? This question was posed by one subscriber onYouTube: Greg’s Best Best This question relates to Kyusho in general. In the recent UFC fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, it looked like Justin nailed Tony a few times with punches to the head and neck that were in the right […]

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3 Palms of Saifa

3 Palms of Saifa

June 5, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Literal vs. Conceptual When studying Kyusho you can derive both literal and conceptual bunkai from any action in any style. In the literal version you would use the exacting action and or posture. One example would be the three Palm and Backfists of Saifa (translated as “smash and tear”) pictured to the right […]

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