Sanchin Kyusho Tegumi

Part 18 in a Continuing Series

Most Martial Artists go through the physical actions of Kata, even myself, if tired in the morning. I get up at 3:00 am to do these things. And at 3:00 in the morning sometimes your brain just isn't functioning, so I just go through the movement to get the physical activity. Again many don't think too much about it but when I'm doing them I'm feeling these actions like the Sanchin Tegumi that we just went through. The reason we can do this is that every movement in the Kata, is linked to the applied action, where I have felt a body in that position and have already applied them on another person. I already have the feeling of my Knuckles digging into someone's nerves, in their neck, or in the eye or choking the opponent. Whatever action is in the Kata I want to have felt a body drop from under my hands, with that technique. When I do the Kata and I feel the action (on another) how much more valuable is that, because you're getting that emotion, you're getting that feeling, that you dropped someone.

If you remember the first time you did a Kyusho knock out on someone, the feeling that you hit the guy and all of a sudden they were on the floor. You could feel that energetic transfer and it's just like something you haven't felt before. We have all felt concussion, I mean we are Martial Artists, we felt concussions, we've given concussions, but it's a completely different feeling using Kyusho. It's as if your energy follows the person right to the floor. This is what most people miss in their Kyusho training, or in their Kata training, if they just going through the Kata's motions. Without feeling or at least thinking about a person in front of you, then the Kata is just an exercise.

That's why I do the Kyusho Tegumis, to have that real feel in each action. For the Sanchin, I practice 4 ways each training, 3 with a specific animaltrait and one as a free composite of the 3 animals. As example I practice a Crane style, I practice a Tiger style and I practice a Dragon style. Additionally, I practice a where I'm doing full Tegumis (passive aggressive application in offensive and defensive actions on a single opponent through the full Kata). It's not always the same set of applications, because I do it so many different ways and I use so many methods and variations freely from past experienced applications.

in my classes alone (not counting seminars or public courses), how many times have i worked actions out of Sanchin. I've been working with the class in the film on this with for years. As example the Monkey techniques and others, even though that's not an animal utilized or recognized in Uechi or Pangainoon (the original name), but it's there, so why not apply it. And who is to say that Kanbun Uechi's Pangainoon teacher (Zhou Zihe 1874–1926) had this style in the back of his head, but only got to teach him the three animals in the 13 years under him, before the Uechi left for Okinawa? So who's to say there wasn't nine animals or 12 animals for the 12 zodiac animals of the Bubishi.

In any case we will work with the 3 animals recognized in Uechi Ryu, being the White Crane (concussives), Black Tiger (compressive or constrictives) and Dragon (with the White Yang, the Black Yin in an ever evolving synthesis)

See the other knockouts and learn how to do them in the extended film - running time 21 Minutes

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