Kyusho in Seipai

Kyusho in Seipai

  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...
Seisan Tactics

Seisan Tactics

Taking Seisan to the Street The ancient Kata Seisan, is still as viable today as it has been throughout the centuries for practical self protection. Instructors Chip Quimby (Uechi Ryu) and Evan Pantazi (Kyusho) will be helping you in an open course for practical...
Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

Body Structure The simple answer is that there are use cases for both. There are differentials to both and the benefits may or may not suit each individual. The Tiger takes strength, power and tenacity to dig deep enough into the body's internal structures. This would...
Chaining Kyusho

Chaining Kyusho

Introducing "Chaining" Chaining is a new video process we developed for you to learn from all our great instructors. We will give you a target, fully illustrate the target, be it nerve, blood vessel or organ, show a demonstration of an application, then let our...
Closed Door System

Closed Door System

Traditional Secret Training In the old ways of the Martial Arts there was two systems in each system, one being openly taught and the other taught only to a select few people.  These were considered the Open (Kaishu) and Closed (Heishu) door systems. And so we must...
Denko Documented

Denko Documented

Question Submitted by Emmett Doyle from YouTube Hi Mr Pantazi Hi Evan sir, Bit off topic, and I know you don't deal with points but anatomy, I've came across a technique in a book which refers to kyusho known as Denko (lightning bolt), could you shed any light on this...
Funakoshi’s Hangetsu Suffocation

Funakoshi’s Hangetsu Suffocation

Old Concepts Reveal Real Bunkai When we look back at the Katas, we must take into account the documentation of those ancient Martial Artists that passed on the original Style, or created an original Style. Instead of looking at the old pictures and films and...
Hikite

Hikite

The Withdrawing Hand Hikite (te means hand and hiki means drawing in) is a classic action in traditional martial arts, especially in Karate. Traditionally we are taught that this is to generate greater power in our strikes, more focus (Kime) and even balance.  It...
Bunkai

Bunkai

Bunkai (分解) Translates as "analysis" or "interpretation". It is a Japanese term in Martial Arts that describes the analysis of Kata as well as understanding fighting techniques from the movements that Kata. It has also long been a held tradition, that there are...
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