Category: Styles

Shishochin Question

Shishochin Question

November 29, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

The 4 Cardinal Directions From: Happy ClamGuy “Off topic, but what is the significance of turning to the four cardinal points and repeating a movement in a kata, like in Suparinpei or shisochin? From a kiko (qigong) perspective, turning to face the four different points is meant to amplify qi through your meridians, but what […]

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Sanchin Shichen Attack

Sanchin Shichen Attack

November 22, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    From The Monkey Again, Heresy!  (def: opinion or doctrine at  variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, especially of a church,  religious system or cult). You know many Karate Folks never look past what their instructor tells them. They do not research on their own and learn to see similarities as opposed to […]

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Delayed Affect

Delayed Affect

November 15, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  Kakushiken We often hear of the fabled “Delayed Death Touch” in the Martial Arts as one of the highest skill levels to attain. But many put it off as myth or movie tricks as opposed to really researching and training to get it to work. Well it is really not far fetched and in […]

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Suparempi Question

Suparempi Question

November 8, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  Bunkai of the Bubishi Hello Evan, I received the email below and hope that you can answer his questions. Thank you!!! Yours in the Arts, Dana L. Stamos USAdojo.com   “Hello, I have many of Sensei Pantazi’s videos and attended a seminar in Boulder Colorado about 10 years ago or so.  I mainly do […]

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Monkey in Suparempi

Monkey in Suparempi

October 25, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

    猴拳 Influenced by Shaolin It is common knowledge that the Okinawan Martial Arts was heavily influenced bu the Chinese methods derived from Shaolin. Within the ancient Bubishi, there are 3 Shaolin Hands, that can be found as the basis of the Old Monkey Style from China. These specialized hands migrated from China, to […]

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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 | 5 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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