Kyusho of TKD

Kyusho of TKD

  From yet another Old Master or Founding Father... Yes General Choi Hing Hi, the founder of Taekwon-do added the Kyusho (he called Kupso) to his encyclopedia of Taekwon-do, a huge set of 15 volumes depicting the original ways of his style. Specifically located...
Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

    The Rule of Yin and Yang The Rule of Yin and Yang is not limited to positive and negative, but in the transition ever constant in these dueling polarities. As one can not exist without the other, they also can not exist in stagnation.  Energy is a...
Suparempi

Suparempi

  The Missing Kata Suparempi (108 Steps) Kanbun Uechi travelled from his home in Okinawa to the Fujian province of south China in the year 1897.  There he studied the martial system of Pan Gai noon under the master Chou Tsu Ho (Shu Shi Wa), for thirteen (Seisan)...
The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

    What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of your cranial nerves and has numerous nerve fibers spanning from your brain stem to all your organs. The word Vagus, means wanderer, as it is running throughout your body. Basically, it is the...
Open Hand or Closed Fist

Open Hand or Closed Fist

  Hands of Shaolin I get hundreds of questions each week regarding Kyusho in regard to Health and Healing as well as Martial Arts. It has been my career for decades and thoroughly intriguing. Here is one such question recently asked on my You Tube Channel:...
Marote Uke

Marote Uke

  "Nothing is more harmful to the world as a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense" - Choki Motobu Ahh the words of a true Master... yet today we see more and more ineffective postures, actions and techniques being forwarded for such powerful...
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