Sanchin – Tensho – Seiunchin

  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...
Kyusho of TKD

Kyusho of TKD

  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...
Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

    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...
Sanchin Tegumi

Sanchin Tegumi

  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...
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...
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