Origins of Kata

Origins of Kata

      Where did Tai Chi and Kata begin Jacob Mcclintock So interesting how you see a lot of the taichi long form movements in seisan/hangetsu kata. I wonder if it came from Tai chi, or if there is at least some common root. Evan Pantazi Sir, I do not think we...
Shichen

Shichen

  時辰 Shi A time, season, period, hour, era, or age. Chen An Earthly Branch, part of life. Shichen ("Long Hours") typically refer to time periods. The ancient Chinese referred to 12 segments of time after the 12 months and the 12 corresponding animals. The day was...
Kyusho in Seipai

Kyusho in Seipai

  Answers from the Bubishi From Goju Ryu and others styles this ancient Kata was one of the more prominent Kata depicted in the Bubishi... and therefore is steeped or more aptly, evolved from Kyusho. As this is an ancient Kata, much of the historical information...
Seisan Tactics

Seisan Tactics

Taking Seisan to the Street The ancient Kata Seisan, is still as viable today as it has been throughout the centuries for practical self protection. Instructors Chip Quimby (Uechi Ryu) and Evan Pantazi (Kyusho) will be helping you in an open course for practical...
Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

Body Structure The simple answer is that there are use cases for both. There are differentials to both and the benefits may or may not suit each individual. The Tiger takes strength, power and tenacity to dig deep enough into the body's internal structures. This would...
Delayed Death Touch

Delayed Death Touch

  Reality Based Kyusho Yeah, it would probably take that long to die of a splenic fracture, probably take a couple of days to die of a carotid dissection from black tiger, probably only would take one day to die of a subclavian artery laceration from seiuchin...
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