Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Charles visits Salisbury Md.

 

Al Bailey, Reese Rigby, Judy Rigby, Charlie Murray, Tom Lewis, Dennis Lockwood,Wayne Ellis, John Mumford





Monday, April 27, 2015

Shimabuku Shinso in 1972 when he was sharing with Charles Murray


 

In 1972 while serving in the USAF in Okinawa, Charles Murray had the chance to train in Agena  with Shimabuku Tatsuo. When training there Shimabuku Shinso chose to share training in Chinkuchi with Charles.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kyudokan secrets striking variations - notes on a video



 

Against a right punch

1.     Right cross hand open hand parry as the hip rolls back

2.     Then as the hips roll forward left punch to the solar plexus

 Against a right punch

1.     Right foot hi block  then left punch to solar plexus (interior line of defense)

Against a right punch

2.     Left foot forward right hi block, then left punch to ribs (exterior line of defense)

 Against a right punch

1.     Left foot forward right hi block, shuffle in with right descending elbow (exterior line of defense)

 

Against a right punch

2.     Left foot forward right hi block, right hand grabs their fist, rotate your hand clockwise and down  while your left hand  presses their inside elbow down an the same time (exterior line of defense)

Against right punch

1.      Left foot forward and simultaneous Left Low block and right backfist strike to the head. (interior line of defense)

Against right punch

1.     Left foot forward, right cross body elbow strike into their arm (interior line of defense)

Against right punch

2.     Left foot forward, right cross body elbow strike into their arm then right elbow (backward strike) into their body  or forward right elbow strike (interior line of defense)

Against right punch

1.     Left foot forward, left inward cross body parry/strike (exterior line of defense)

Against right punch

1.     Left foot forward, left punch to their lower abdomen (interior line of defense)

2.     Or  Left foot forward, left punch to their lower abdomen then right punch to their solar plexus (interior line of defense)

Right foot forward right punch

1.     Left foot forward, left low block to their punch,  Then right palm heel strike to their jaw (interior line of defense)

Right foot forward right punch

2.     Left foot forward, left low block to their punch,  Then right vertical punch to their throat (interior line of defense)

Right foot forward

3.     Left foot forward, left low block to their punch moving their arm to the outside, follow with a right low forearm strike to the neck behind their head. (interior line of defense)

Right foot forward

1.     Right foot forward with right outside block, then rotate the right fist open and grab their arm and pull (exterior line of defense ) this is a variation of the sutrisno open hand block rotate hand and grab and pull)

Right foot forward Right punch

2.     Right foot forward with right outside block, then rotate the right fist open and grab their arm and pull , when attacker pulled forward the left flat hand strikes the are and the right spear hand opens and strikes to the face, eyes or throat (exterior line of defense )

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Shito Ryu Seisan Kata

Knowledge begets power. This article by Demura Fumio makes subtle details regarding the Shito Ryu Seisan Kata.



Victor Michael from a long time ago

from 1997

Thursday, April 16, 2015

From “The Study of China Hand Techniques” by Marinobu Itoman


These kanji are from a section of the I-Ching which reads, “The Yi is a book which should not be let slip from the mind. Its method (of teaching) is marked by the frequent changing (of its lines). They change and move without staying (in one place), flowing about into any one of the six places of the hexagram. They ascend and descend, ever inconstant. The strong and the weak lines change places, so that an invariable and compendious rule cannot be derived from them; - it must vary as their changes indicate. The goings forth and comings in (of the lines) are according to rule and measure. (People) learn from them in external and internal affairs to stand in awe. (The book), moreover, makes plain the nature of anxieties and calamities, and the causes of them. Though (its students) have neither master nor guardian, it is as if their parents drew near to them. Beginning with taking note of its explanations, we reason out the principles to which they point. We thus find out that it does supply a constant and standard rule. But if there be not the Proper men (to carry this out), the course cannot be pursued without them.” (English translation by James Legge) (http://ctext.org/book-of-changes/)
 
From “The Study of China Hand Techniques” by Marinobu Itoman
Translation & Commentaty by Mario McKenna
 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Exploring the Mabuni Bubishi mystery form

This form is found in the text of the Bubishi. While it appears a Chinese form exactly what it is remains a question.