Wind Hands

January 19, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Why are they called Wind Hands?

Otherwise known as Ji Hands

Now the Ji hands of the Bubishi have been described in several two main ways; Energy and Wind.  Now they may seem different at first reading, however they embody the same essence.

Now we must understand that the wind is in essence an energetic force, not fictitious but the outcome of positive and negative pressures.  An an object in movement will also generate wind as the greater pressure of that object moving into the lesser pressure of the atmosphere will cause a wind to be generated from the displacement of air molecules.

What that means to a Karate and especially a Kyusho practitioner is that the hand must generate wind to transfer the kinetic energy more efficiently and effectively.

The arms must be loose, the points allowed freedom as opposed to stiffening with the contraction of muscle (to make a stronger strike).  This will allow the practitioner to channel that energetic pulse into a smaller and more focused area and with greater control over it's trajectory.

In deploying the 6 hand positions in this manner, the practitioner will feel wind generated on their hands when in movement.

To train this method, one must practice the actions constantly and consistently a the skill can easily diminish without constant training or application.  This is one reason for Katas or Martial Forms like Rokkishu (6 hands), Tensho (turning Palms), Biu Ji (Thrusting Fingers) and and others that employ this concept and actions.  As when training the hands solo the practitioner can work to deploy the hands correctly to maximize the feeling of the wind generated.  During application again in training format or in combat, the wind may not be felt as the concussion on the training device or opponent will supersede that sensitivity.  However trained correctly and with concentrated dedication, they will deploy correctly even when not felt as such.

Within the Bubishi (Article 20) on the Rokkishu, or the Six Wind (Ji) Hands (of Shaolin).  They are the "Iron", open hand methods to effect the Kyusho / Dim Mak with deep penetration required to strike a vital structure such as a nerve or an artery that leads to aneurysm and/or thrombosis.

As we all know, there must also be time for hands on training, but many are afraid to train the Kyusho aspects in hand to hand practice.  But you can be assured that no one has ever been damaged, but they have  opened the door in their own styles to really understand them even more.  They have doubled their martial arts in one training as they see and train the real core of all martial arts.  This year you can train the hands of the Bubishi in dynamic action processes at these international courses:  or book your own course.

Bring the Bubishi to life.



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