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Radial vs Ulna Nerves

Radial vs Ulna Nerves

May 3, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  What’s the difference? An Arm nerve is an arm nerve right, there is no difference… well there is a big difference, it is called affect. First we must get into real anatomic structures like nerves, vascular tissue, muscles bones and tendon to better understand the why’s. Why something affects our arm and why another […]

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Ever Try to KO yourself?

Ever Try to KO yourself?

April 26, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

      Seriously Now Let’s face it, when we first started in Kyusho,we always tried to knock ourselves out to feel what it was like and to gain the skill.  But it didn’t work out so well, it just hurt and made you dizzy or nauseous.  So why is it that you can not […]

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Origins of Kata

Origins of Kata

April 19, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

      Where did Tai Chi and Kata begin Jacob Mcclintock So interesting how you see a lot of the taichi long form movements in seisan/hangetsu kata. I wonder if it came from Tai chi, or if there is at least some common root. Evan Pantazi Sir, I do not think we will ever know… and […]

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Shichen

Shichen

April 12, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  時辰 Shi A time, season, period, hour, era, or age. Chen An Earthly Branch, part of life. Shichen (“Long Hours”) typically refer to time periods. The ancient Chinese referred to 12 segments of time after the 12 months and the 12 corresponding animals. The day was divided into 12 two hour periods and related […]

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Karate-ka or Kyusho-ka

Karate-ka or Kyusho-ka

April 5, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Definition of Karateka  a practitioner of Karate We have always called folks the study and practice of Karate (irregardless of what style), we called Karate-Ka.  This means that you learn, practice and utilize the set postures, transitions and Kata in self defense type drills and testing.  However in Kumite or free sparring, these are not utilized as […]

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Chaining the Occiptial Nerves

Chaining the Occiptial Nerves

March 29, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  How to work the target Taking a soft cupped hand first place it where the base of the skull and neck meet.  Rest the whole palm there with equal pressure… slowly withdraw the hand and quickly slap the same are with the whole palm uniformly toward the forehead. Do not skim the surface of the […]

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Kyusho in Seipai

Kyusho in Seipai

March 22, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  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 is vague, we can only really trace the Martial […]

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Seisan Tactics

Seisan Tactics

March 15, 2019 | By | 1 Comment

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 Self-Protection, using actions and techniques taken from Ancient Seisan Kata, joined […]

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Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

March 8, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

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 make it ideal for stronger individuals over the smaller […]

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Chaining Kyusho

Chaining Kyusho

March 1, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

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 Instructors take you through some practice ideas. All of these […]

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