Category: Styles

Anatomical Iron Shirt

Anatomical Iron Shirt

October 4, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    No Not a Chi Gung Thing So many peple train Chi Gung for decades to achieve the “Iron Shirt” or “Iron Vest” Method of protection from Kyusho. But it is not necessary as it is an anatomical and structural training process that creates this affect. It starts with muscle constriction to produce a […]

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Watari-Uke

Watari-Uke

September 27, 2019 | By | 3 Comments

渡り受 (Wandering and Receiving) The opening actions of the Uechi Ryu/Pangainon Sanseiru Performed by Uechi Karate Ledgend Tsutomu Nakahodo Watari Uke has many possible meanings (like the one above), as the language changes with need, emotion and other variables. But this is a perfect example of the twisting, turning flow of the Dragon, symbolized in […]

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Saifa Intro

Saifa Intro

September 6, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  砕破 Saifa translates as “Smash and Tear” (grabbing and tearing of tissue in close-quartered combat), of Chinese origin and brought from Fuzhou China to Okinawa by Kanryo Higaonna. It is representative of Monkey Style in its actions and methods as it contains quick whipping motions, hammer fists, and back fist strikes, like the strikes […]

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Uechi Seisan Hand Transitions

Uechi Seisan Hand Transitions

August 16, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    Yin and Yang There is a transition of hand actions that are the same in context, yet performed in the opposite direction using Uechi/Pangainoon Sanchin and Seisan. Using Kyusho to decode the Katas is invaluable as only target acquisition can unveil the Katas secrets. In Uechi and Pwangainoon, there is extra benefit as […]

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Glass Jaw

Glass Jaw

August 2, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  Explained Do you know why the “Glass Jaw Syndrome” has affected so many fighters? First what is the”Glass Jaw”, it is when a fighter is consistently knocked out by a strike to the jaw. This has so many factors as we see the fighters drop with varying physical dysfunction. Most are a combination of […]

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Old Fist

Old Fist

May 31, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    Better for Kyusho Documented as far back as 1935, Gichen Funakoshi (Founder of Shotokan), detailed in his book “Karate-Do Kyohan” how to make a proper Old Fist (before regulation and sportification) changed it into the New Fist used in modern Karate-Do. The new fist muted the power and destructive potentials of the Old […]

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New Seisan Film Release

New Seisan Film Release

May 10, 2019 | By | 2 Comments

    Collaboration is the key to success All through Kyusho’s modern history and even in ancient times, collaborative efforts to gain more knowledge, skill and understanding (you can never fully understand if you do not apply the knowledge hands on to develop the skill), in all Martial Arts and styles. Today most Martial Artists […]

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Origins of Kata

Origins of Kata

April 19, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

      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 will ever know… and […]

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Chaining the Occiptial Nerves

Chaining the Occiptial Nerves

March 29, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  How to work the target Taking a soft cupped hand first place it where the base of the skull and neck meet.  Rest the whole palm there with equal pressure… slowly withdraw the hand and quickly slap the same are with the whole palm uniformly toward the forehead. Do not skim the surface of the […]

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Kyusho in Seipai

Kyusho in Seipai

March 22, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  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 is vague, we can only really trace the Martial […]

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