Orange Belt Chiken

Students working toward achieving the Orange Belt ranking are still focused on establishing a firm grounding in fundamental skills and knowledge.

Chiken

In Japanese Bunkai means disassembly, dismantling, or analysis. In mathematical terms it refers to factorization. When used in a martial arts context it usually refers to analysis, explanation, or justification ...
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Whenever you interact with an opponent in some way you might immediately consider how you may deprive them of one or more of their natural senses. Sometimes this is easy ...
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In Tensoku Ryu we have a core concept that we refer to as Escape, Thwart, and Destroy, often abbreviated as ETD.  These can be thought of as levels of escalation, ...
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Non-Contact Juking Sadly, juking has little to do with the juke box pictured above. The word “Juke” (an English or Creole, not Japanese term) refers to performing some form of false ...
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Rooting is the process of forcing an opponent (or yourself) to drop and distribute weight down and through the legs in such a way that the legs cannot readily move ...
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Destroy or destruction is the final escalation level in the Tensoku Ryu ETD Model. We utilize this level of the model when escaping and thwarting options are not available to ...
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The ability to escape or avoid a situation is critical to the studies of Tensoku Ryu. This is a core conceptual element of our art. It is an integral part ...
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The angles of the Octagon can be described in general directional terms in Japanese. These angles are described in the table below together with their English equivalents. The word “Mae” ...
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The second level of engagement in our ETD Model involves thwarting or disrupting an attack. The important distinction here is that you have not been able to successfully escape prior ...
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There are many different ways in which you might use the Ear Side and Face Side concept during a conflict. Again the primary purpose for using this concept is so ...
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