Dropping Palms

Dropping Palms

Oyatas Passai Application 11 Straight from the Bubishi, this posture and method can be seen in various self defense poses. More than that, we can see it practiced in so many old Kata, yet few understand the power and affects it has over the human body, physiology and...
Swinging Sword

Swinging Sword

Oyata's Passai - Application 10 From the Bubishi we gain the powerful Iron Sword for the application of Kyusho and Dim Mak. In this set of repeating actions we see the Iron Sword Hand, swinging under and then over the other hand of the practitioner. Th one hand can...
Whiplash

Whiplash

Rapid Body Shift Applications In Oyata's Tomari Passai, there are two sections of the Kata where 3 rapid succession punches are thrown. However these, as we learned in the prior application, do not need to be punches, they can be grabbing, clasping or seizing of the...
Clasping Fist Dropping Elbow

Clasping Fist Dropping Elbow

Clasping Fist Dropping Elbow Oyata's Passai - Application 8 Chuan Fa loosely translates as many things, but all translations; Clasping Fist Method, Clenched Fist Method,Fist Method or even Fist Law all have their core about the fist or making of the fist. This method...
Turning Punch

Turning Punch

The Power of Imbalance Kyusho becomes far more effective in an imbalanced position. However there is greater effect yet when the imbalance is more pronounced and directional. Typically we think that pulling or pushing the opponent to be sufficient in causing this...
Sanseiru & Kyusho Entering

Sanseiru & Kyusho Entering

  Entering, Clinch and Tackle Defense Getting past the sparring range and into the fighting grappling and finishing range using the ancient tools of the Bubishi and Sanseiru is the topic for this third in a series courses. The ancient Kata Sanseiru, is still as...
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