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Kata Rokkishu

Kata Rokkishu

May 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

      The 6 Ji Hands of Gokenki 六つの風手 (六気手) Rokkishu translates into 6 hands (as seen in the ancient Bubishi as the 6 Ji Hands) and originated in Chinese Martial Arts.  It is widely thought to be the precursor of the Goju Ryu form called “Tensho”.  (Image:  Gokenki performing at left, Kenwa Mabuni […]

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Monkey Shichen

Monkey Shichen

May 15, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    White Ape  Tongbeiquan (通背拳) This is but one Monkey Style among many, however it is of note that this is also designated as (White), a distinction called out by the Bubishi many times throughout the text. The full name of the original Tongbei Quan is Baiyuan Tongbei Quan (Baiyuan means white ape). Tong […]

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Juji-Uke

Juji-Uke

May 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    4 Directional Blood Chokes The hand posture pictured is a common action in most Karate Styles. It appears in many an advanced Kata with a few variations depending on the style. The hands are placed in an X shape and holds many possibilities. But many are also too complex for actual combative use, […]

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Taikyoku Hand Pattern

Taikyoku Hand Pattern

May 1, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Kyusho Applications Taikyoku has a predominant hand action sequence, which seems simplistic, but is almost profound in it’s depth of possibility. Let’s start by looking at the benefits to the practitioner in their Mind, Body and Spirit as the pattern exercises the body, yet also accomplishes many stimulus to the Brain and Central […]

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Kyusho Basic Knife

Kyusho Basic Knife

April 17, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

  Kyusho Basic Knife Training (1999) Occasionally looking back is an excellent way to validate if information, training and instruction of a certain Kyusho process still holds value, or must be refined, built upon or even eliminated. In this case the look back was on the Kyusho Basic Knife Defense training that was developed in […]

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Kyusho Hangetsu

Kyusho Hangetsu

April 3, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

  Tegumi & Tuite A new film with bonus seminar film included Hangetsu (半月 Japanese translation “Half Moon”) is an advanced level kata practiced in Shotokan karate. It originated from the Naha-te school. The first part is executed slowly with strong breathing, stressing the development of the hara, or energy field. This sequence shares a […]

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Gangaku

Gangaku

March 27, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Empi Applications This question came in from YouTube: Ahsan Reza:  Sensei, please explain gankaku Evan Pantazi: That could take a life time… maybe one move from it… which one? Ahsan Reza: @Evan Pantazi thanks for your kind reply. Movement 24-25 empi uke   So as we can see the extended hand does not […]

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Hardened Defenses

Hardened Defenses

March 20, 2020 | By | 1 Comment

    The Martial Artists Goal As Martial Artists, we work tirelessly to harden our bodies, mind and spirit against an opponent. This time the opponent is Viral and chances to avoid contact with it is slim. So what we must do instead is to Harden ourselves against the intrusions it can inflict. There are […]

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Facial Nerve Root

Facial Nerve Root

March 13, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    The Ramifications Many people in Kyusho (especially the beginners), believe that Kyusho or “Pressure Points” rely on pain compliance. But this is not the real use case, nor the way to employ Kyusho. Many also call this target TW-17, but again they are mistaken as you cannot use the facial nerve root as […]

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Rokkishu Kyusho Knockout Bunkais

Rokkishu Kyusho Knockout Bunkais

March 6, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Six Hands of Shaolin For the full 3 hour film – Click Here – Free for Platinum Subscribers Rokkishu translates into “6 hands” (seen in the ancient Bubishi as the 6 Ji Hands or 6 Wind Hands of Shaolin), originated in Chinese Martial Arts. It is widely thought to be the precursor of […]

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