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Nukite

Nukite

November 23, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

    A Classic Pose of Kata But what does it really mean? The Thrusting Nukite (spear hand strike), seen in so many Kata from the beginner Heians to the more advanced Kata like Kusanku, has far more possibility than most Instructors teach.   The use of Kyusho again expands your instructional abilities with infinite possibility […]

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Energy Discussion

Energy Discussion

November 16, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  In Tai Chi and Kyusho While in Taiwan this year I met and talked with a Tai Chi Sifu so named “Bloomberg”.   PS:  I tried to post this to YouTube, but the music he was playing in the background at his home,created a copyright restriction on my account.  This is not the first […]

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Teaching Kyusho

Teaching Kyusho

November 9, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  We should never “Teach” Kyusho, we should practice it. – Evan Pantazi As we know Kyusho enhances any Martial Art or Style, giving you greater efficiency, power and affect.  It also gives you greater purpose and potential for your style, however it is difficult to teach.  In fact when you try to teach it […]

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Brainwaves 3

Brainwaves 3

November 2, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  Another Look We have a couple of films on Brainwave sessions we have done throughout the years, some informal, others more formal.  The film above was more informal, but still interesting in retrospect. This compilation film, will illustrate a few of them with footage of KO’s and their measured affects.  The discoveries that emanated […]

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Sanchin – Tensho – Seiunchin

Sanchin – Tensho – Seiunchin

October 26, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  A Progression Old styles of Martial Arts had Katas that trained the body in levels of progression.  You were not allowed to learn a new Kata unless you had mastered the prior Kata.  With a style comprised of only one, two or three forms, this was still a life pursuit, but deeper than in […]

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Kyusho of TKD

Kyusho of TKD

October 19, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  From yet another Old Master or Founding Father… Yes General Choi Hing Hi, the founder of Taekwon-do added the Kyusho (he called Kupso) to his encyclopedia of Taekwon-do, a huge set of 15 volumes depicting the original ways of his style. Specifically located in volume 2, starting on page 88… we can see stark […]

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Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

October 12, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

    The Rule of Yin and Yang The Rule of Yin and Yang is not limited to positive and negative, but in the transition ever constant in these dueling polarities. As one can not exist without the other, they also can not exist in stagnation.  Energy is a constant vibration from one to the […]

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Sanchin Tegumi

Sanchin Tegumi

October 5, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  Full Film Link Below The Hey You Say Most practitioners of Sanchin hold fast to the idea and practice of the Kata as a meditation, body strengthening, body conditioning and breath control method.  Few look at the infinite possibilities of Sanchin as a complete Martial System, that range from all of the above attributes, […]

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Suparempi

Suparempi

September 28, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  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) years. When Uechi, Kanbun travelled back to […]

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Hohan Sokens Kyusho Notes – The Truth

Hohan Sokens Kyusho Notes – The Truth

September 21, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  The Real Story Discussion Arranged by Mr.Thompson M (from YouTube) A discussion with James Coffman, direct student of Hohan Soken and Fusei Kise, he reveals the facts about the fabled “Notes” and brings further light to real Kyusho, Shorinji vs. Shorin Ryu, George Dillman, Kyusho, Old Mans Karate, Body Change and more. The charts […]

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