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Master Ray Fisher promoted to 8th Dan Goju-Shorei Weapons System!

Today, Master Ray Fisher officially became the very first person to be promoted to 8th Dan in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System!

His dedication and commitment to martial arts in general, and the Goju-Shorei Weapons System in particular, is without question and simply…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on October 19, 2016 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

Final Four Target Area Strikes 13-16 for GSWS Gen2 Yellow

Final Four Target Area Strikes 13-16 for GSWS Gen2 Yellow 

By now I hope you are familiar with what follows:

- a picture straight from the manual of the written out detailed description

- a link to a YouTube clip

- and finally the clip itself embedded in this very post

At the end there is a link…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Yellow Goju-Shorei Gen2 Strikes 9-12

Yellow Goju-Shorei Gen2 Strikes 9-12

By the time you finish looking at this post you will have seen the three new strikes that have been added to the original 13 strikes.

"Gen2" really began with the addition of the collar bone Strikes #7 and #8 

(detailed in the previous post)

*AND* in this post you are introduced to my new favorite "Jack the Jaw" Strike #10

The other thing you'll notice, if you were familiar…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 20, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

GSWS Gen2 - Yellow: Strikes 5-8

GSWS Gen2 - Yellow Rank: Target Area Strikes 5-8

Below you will find for each technique:

- a picture straight from the manual of the written out detailed description

- a link to a YouTube clip

- and finally the clip itself embedded in this very post

At the end there is a link and the actual embedded video of all four techniques, one right after the other.

There is no sound to the video…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 15, 2016 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material : Strikes 1-4

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2

Yellow Rank Material : Strikes 1-4

https://youtu.be/ydGDHGnm3mk…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 13, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material - Stances, Key Concepts, and a Preview

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material : Stances, Key Concepts, and a Preview

   

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material - Part 2

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So from the first part of the new Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 Yellow Rank manual:

  • the meaning of Goju-Shorei
  • our system's Kanji
  • the meaning of the word Soke
  • and a brief…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 6, 2016 at 3:58pm — No Comments

GSWS Gen2 Yellow Manual - the first 3 pages

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 1, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Wait... What???

Wait…      What???

You get the cane.

I mean the Cane is THE symbol of Goju-Shorei Weapons after all…

The knife is obvious and it has always been a part of the system.

As for the magazine, you’ve probably at least heard about rolling up one end and using it in a similar fashion to a folded up fan, or “tessen”…

The tactical flashlight…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on August 31, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments

Everyday, Practical, and Tactical…

I’ve been traveling by plane a lot lately, and I have to admit that I really enjoy hearing the exclamations of delight when I use the crook of my cane to snag my luggage off the baggage claim conveyor, rather than trying to muscle my way through the wall of people.

My flashlights (yes, I carry more than one) have proven extremely useful finding that “thing”…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on August 31, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

My TKD 8th Dan Project/Thesis - the "Subjective Object"

The Subjective Object



So this is a picture of the complete wooden version (including…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on June 12, 2016 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Self Defense... Taking Care of Yourself... Pressure Point P6

Acupressure Points's photo.
I call P6 - Pericardium 6 - "Puke 6"... as it is so good for relieving nausea.  Those sea sickness bands you can buy at drug stores work on this point.
MOST FAMOUS POINT for relieving nausea, an upset stomach, anxiety,…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on January 18, 2016 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Arizona Goju-Shorei Weapons Seminars/Clinics - June 2015 Flyer

Here is the link to the attachment

AZ%20GSWS%20June%202015%20Flyer.pdf

Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on May 26, 2015 at 7:54am — No Comments

“The Rocking Horse” (with the Flashlight)

“The Rocking Horse” (with the Flashlight)

Make sure you read my previous post – “The Rocking Horse” (with the Cane)

 

“BACKWARD”

Disrupt – Shine/Flash the light into attacker’s eyes forcing them to lean BACKWARDs/away

 (The light will NOT blind them, but it…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on March 5, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

"The Rocking Horse" - with the Cane

One of My Favorite Concepts – “The Rocking Horse”(with the Cane)…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on March 2, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

The tactical flashlight.

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…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on February 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Flashlights in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System

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…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on February 11, 2015 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons?

So you start off learning to use a cane? You mean, like a walking cane?  Yes!

 (Thank you for your uke services Master Kooyman!)

(Pictured below are a few of the canes I own)

Do you have to limp…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"Cumulative"

Cumulative...

My “day job” has always been in education. The current title and position label me as an administrator, but most of my adult life has been spent teaching. If only I had a quarter (inflation you know) for every time I heard “Is this going to be…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 2, 2013 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

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