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At least twice a month I have lunch with my instructor of almost 45 years, GM Archie.
I cherish these moments as we talk about martial arts, our private lives, martial arts, funny memories, martial arts.
I hope all martial artists are able to establish and maintain a close relationship with their instructors. Time passes quickly so if you haven't contacted your sensei for awhile, do so now. Tick, tick, tick.
Posted by Dave McNeill on March 13, 2015 at 4:55pm
I've written previously on the overall strategic goal of breaking down an opponents structural integrity, and of the specific tactics of blending, entering and avoidance footwork to keep your power and integrity intact while weakening and misaligning him. Let's add some more specific tactics to your arsenal.
As you come into contact distance, whether moving forward or angling back, your opponent will expose various targets. Every punch, kick, cut, tackle, etc. exposes some part of his anatomy for you to target with strikes or destructive controls and leverages. The purpose of your training is to supply you with the anatomical knowledge and the timing to take advantage of these exposed weaknesses. …Continue
“The Rocking Horse” (with the Flashlight)
Make sure you read my previous post – “The Rocking Horse” (with the Cane)
Disrupt – Shine/Flash the light into attacker’s eyes forcing them to lean BACKWARDs/away
(The light will NOT blind them, but it should make them flinch back and away.)
Strike the lower leg to bring the attacker FORWARDs/down
(My choice here was to contact the attacker’s leading leg right under the…Continue
Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on March 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
After the busiest week at the center that I've had since I started, I have a number of thoughts running about.
* I have the BEST job ever!
* I see my martial arts journey growing and progressing every day.
* I love seeing people progress at something I love.
* In keeping with the Goju-Shorei mindset: First, members of this Family recognize the healing arts as the highest form of Martial Arts. (it's been running through my head for a few days)
* I'm psyched to see what happens next. (big promotion next week = new belts for tons of kids, and new curriculums to learn!)
* I'm feeling so centered, lately. (I love Qigong practices.)
* My boss and team are ever inspiring and encouraging.
* So happy that I'm grappling and training as a student again.
* It's weird to feel like a lego. (I dislocated my pinky finger the other night, and Mr. Gibson reset it pretty effortlessly. It was awesome getting…
Posted by Alex Mann on February 22, 2015 at 8:48am
Using the tactical flashlight
How to hold it?
(“Regular”/ “Hammer” grip)
If your thumb is nearest the light output end, then it is in the “regular” grip.
This is the grip I use when I’m just casually walking around and need a light source.
(“Reverse”/ “Macaw” / “Hammerfist” grip)
If your thumb is nearest the switch end, then it is in the “reverse” grip.
This is the grip I use when I’m intently looking for something or thinking that I might…Continue
Flashlights in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System
One of the newest additions to the Goju-Shorei Weapons System is the tactical flashlight.
Come on now, you have to admit this is a bright idea…
You remember from my previous article that all weapons in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System share two very simple traits. They have to be something that adds power or leverage (or both) while still being something you can carry with you almost anywhere, and they have to have everyday uses (other than as a “weapon”) in order to contribute to the quality and/or ease of your life.
(The STREAMLIGHT ProTac 2AA as you remember is one of my current favorites)
(The NiteCore MT2A is my other…)…Continue