Anatomical Iron Shirt

Anatomical Iron Shirt

    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...
Watari-Uke

Watari-Uke

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...
Saifa Intro

Saifa Intro

  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...
Uechi Seisan Hand Transitions

Uechi Seisan Hand Transitions

    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...
Glass Jaw

Glass Jaw

  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...
Old Fist

Old Fist

    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....
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