White Crane Electrics

White Crane Electrics

  Why the White Flash during Nerve Attack This isn't related to psychology it is pure neurology... I just wanted to make that clear to begin.  When you get hit in the head, your brain sometimes "freaks out". One of two things happens: 1. (For a light, quick...
Black Tiger

Black Tiger

    The Darker Side We have covered so far only one vital aspect of the "Black Tiger", in that when the blood system is attacked to the extent that it drops the opponent (explained in detail and demonstration in prior articles and films), their eyesight...

Thank you Adam Newhouse

  Black Belts Only: The invisible but lethal force of Karate by Adam Newhouse Sensei Newhouse graciously sent me a copy of his new book. At first I was tentative as I felt a response as well as critique would be appreciated, but what if I did not like it?  Well...

Tui Na (Qinna 擒拿)

    Tui means "to push" and Na means "to lift and squeeze." Now this expression is more correlated to the healing arts, in fact Tui Na is a name of a healing art using the manipulation of body tissues and structures.  However it is directly related to the...
Wing Chun – Goju Connection

Wing Chun – Goju Connection

    White Crane Derivatives The Ancient Bubishi as well as most Karate Styles are derived from the White Crane Styles of China*, which heavily influenced the practitioners of Okinawa and Japan. So it is important to study some of the correlations not only...
Bubishi Keys Deeper Look

Bubishi Keys Deeper Look

  Why are these images different? Last Friday the blog was about  Kenwa Mabuni and his coveted Bubishi, received from his teacher; Anko Itosu.  Just one more legendary Master and Style that worked with this information and method called Kyusho. You have also read...
Mabuni

Mabuni

  Another Bubishi Advocate In 1934 Sensei Kenwa Mabuni published his book “Seipai No Kenkyu” as a Study of Seipai Kata.  In the book Mabuni Sensei mentions  the "Bubishi" and included the iconic drawings from from Anko Itosu’s copy of the that Bubishi. From a...
Kyusho in Tegumi

Kyusho in Tegumi

Why Yes of course. Why not ingrain the best and most efficient methods in your training? Tegumi (手組Naha-Te) or Mutō (無刀 Shuri and Tomari-Te) is a traditional form or method of grappling and or wrestling from old Okinawan practices.  It has been written that Tegumi...
Kyusho in Bassai

Kyusho in Bassai

    Breaking Down The Fortress Bassai and so many Kata have the augmented blocking posture, with the outer block and inner palm to assist.  However each move in a Kata can have as many possibilities as you can create and with Kyusho added, even more are...
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