Monday, October 31, 2016

Something New Today

 Let’s face it as useful as YouTube is showing techniques, it is less than being there. It is more useful if you already have something like the technique being shown, but as movements are over in a blink of time, many times you are not sure what happened.


I have worked up an answer. It is not perfect, and it is time consuming. But with patience I think it is useful.


1. Take the YouTube video you want to use and put it on hold,

2. Then slowly move the cursor forward showing each technique, at best one fraction of a movement at a time. (this can be the tricky part as it is not easy to move so accurately. But patience over and over does yield the answer.

3. Using Control- Alt- Screen Print, make a screen capture of the movement wanted.

4. Then using Paint copy the screen print into a picture you can save, and do so.

5. This will take as many screen captures and screen prints as needed.

6.Then go to Windows Explorer and go to the location you saved the photos of the screen prints.

7 For each YouTube Screen Print, then Open with Microsoft Picture Manager.

8. Then when the screen print opens, Selece Edit Picture amd Crop. And move the crop bars to cut out all the screen but the photo you want to save.

9. When finished select the Done button and the larger saved photo should appear.

10. Then choose to Save the photo (if you do not do this it will revert to the original)


Yes this is a discipline and a lot of work.


But you then have detailed photos of the movements.

Copy them into a ,PDF file. See them as individual photos sequentially presented. If you page through the file faster you can grasp the flow easier than on YouTube.


This is a tool, it is not a fun process, but it is worth it.


Example: 宮里信光師範(剛柔流直心館) 四向鎮(シソウチン)分解--ムチミ--

 Technology of Nobumitsu Miyazato Normal (Tsuyoshiyawara flow Hitagokoro Museum) flow soften the butt 'of' and 'viscosity'


These are photos of one of the techniques.


Work hard, work harder, Think of the results. They will make the effort worthwhile.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Another example of a multiple striking drill.

Kang Cecep 
Multiple Striking is found in many arts. The ability to develop a successive technique flowing from a preceding technique.
I first became aware of it from Tris Sutrisno and the drill he shared.
Later on I recognized in a drill shared by Toshiro Oshiro, where he was following strikes with a  backfiss. In its essence it is found in Okinawan karate.
Another variation is what I call layered striking, where strike follows strike on the same point, to use the successive strikes to break down the body ability to take a punch and allow later strikes to do their damage.
Consider the Isshinryu  basic drill with 5 strikes to the same point as an example.
I ran across this drill demonstrated by Kang Cecep.
The opening strike is another example of a layered strike, which is also a multiple strike.
The drill begins with a finger tip strike, then the fingers fold in and form a fore knuckle strike completing with a finishing straight punch.
All 3 tools striking the same point, where the fingers keep folding into the next strike, then the drill continues with other striking, one following another.