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Black Tiger

May 18, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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 fades to black and therefore the name. However there […]

Thank you Adam Newhouse

May 11, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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 that was not a problem […]

Tui Na (Qinna 擒拿)

May 4, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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 Martial Arts and more specifically to the Bubishi when […]

Wing Chun – Goju Connection

April 27, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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 with White Crane and Karate, but also the Ancient Bubishi.  One […]

Bubishi Keys Deeper Look

April 20, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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 here about the Keys to this enigmatic and ancient document.  To the Martial […]

Mabuni

April 13, 2018 | By | 1 Comment
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 historical perspective there has been many different theories as to how […]

Kyusho in Tegumi

April 6, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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 was probably the original form of fighting in Okinawa and as it evolved it was  enhanced by the striking […]

Kyusho in Bassai

March 30, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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 possible. So let’s take a deeper look at […]

The Science of Kyusho

March 23, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
The Science of Kyusho

  Science and the Art Science Most people realize that technology rapidly changes professional sports via science.  Clothing and protective gear advances as does training processes and performance levels due to these advancements. So how can science and technology can Kyusho Practitioners reach their maximum potential? First is the research into real anatomical structures, their […]

Kyusho in Fook Sao

March 16, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
Kyusho in Fook Sao

    Fook Sao – Blood Pool Hand Excerpt from Wing Chun Tegumi Filming So often we look at moves in our martial arts forms and think they are only for exercise, to develop energy, or as defensive only application.  By always considering each action a defensive and offensive tool, you can instantly double the […]