Suparempi

Suparempi

  The Missing Kata Suparempi (108 Steps) Kanbun Uechi travelled from his home in Okinawa to the Fujian province of south China in the year 1897.  There he studied the martial system of Pan Gai noon under the master Chou Tsu Ho (Shu Shi Wa), for thirteen (Seisan)...
Sanchin to the Bone

Sanchin to the Bone

    And Beyond So what is it about Sanchin that makes it so coveted by so many styles of Karate as well as Gong Fu?  There are so many factors from Iron Shirt to Chi Gung to a complete fighting system.  But here is one part of Sanchin and Iron Shirt not...
Shotokan Kumite & Kyusho

Shotokan Kumite & Kyusho

Kumite & Kyusho Submited by Hermann Woodtli, Switzerland   Kumite is one of the three pillars of the Shotokan Karate curriculum, with Karateka slowly and systematically prepared for the competition. Different forms are practiced, depending on the degree and...
Dr. Jacob McClintock

Dr. Jacob McClintock

    More Medical Validation Dr. Jacob McClintock of Arkansas, is an Emergency Room Physician, who contacted me with a great story.  It seems Doctor McClintock credits a Kyusho Revival for saving an elderly patient from coding in the ER... now how cool is...
The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

    What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of your cranial nerves and has numerous nerve fibers spanning from your brain stem to all your organs. The word Vagus, means wanderer, as it is running throughout your body. Basically, it is the...

With or Without

  Kyusho That is the only difference in Karate Styles Basically, it's all the same... they share blocks, punches and kicks, so the only difference between Karate Styles is it with or without Kyusho. It is the missing ingredient in most modern practices... that...

What if

  Kyusho is Real Lets just think  about this a bit more before it is dismissed. What if the Old Founders from Funakoshi, Mabuni, Fujita, Oyata, Soken, Itosu, Etc, were correct? What if their notes and documents they wrote, coveted and passed on were real? What if...
When did the Hands of Karate Close

When did the Hands of Karate Close

1936 meeting of masters - Commemorating the establishment of basic kata of karate do in 1937 Chotoku Kyan - Kentsu Yabu - Como Hanashiro - Chojun Miyagi front from left Shinpan Shiroma - Sinpan Gusukuma - Choryo Maeshiro - Chosin Chibana - Genwa Nakasone back from...
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