Choke Hold Releases

Common choke holds (different from a rear naked choke) are interesting attacks. In most cases the attacker has placed themselves in severe jeopardy and then mistakenly believes they hold the upper hand. The first thing to realize about choke holds is that your opponent has, in most cases, employed both hands in an attack and Read More …

Headlock Releases

One of the most common types of grabs is a headlock. The opponent encircles your neck with one or both arms, trapping your head and limiting or preventing your movement. These can be life-threatening attacks and therefore require an immediate response on your part. We will discuss ways in which you can obtain your freedom Read More …

Kuikku Bouei Shodan

This is the first of the three Kuikku Bouei Kata. After you have learned the essential movements consider what you are doing at each step and how this affects your opponent. Practicing the individual sequences with another person may provide you with significant insights into what is happening and the benefits of each action. This Read More …

Kuikku Bouei Kata Series

The Tensoku Ryu Kata were developed by Richard Munson in 2015 to press home the need for speed, precision, and defensive skills while engaging in a conflict. The phrase Kuikku Bouei translates to “Rapid Defense”, or more generally, quick defense. The word “Kuikku” is borrowed from the English language and is pronounced very much like Read More …

ETD Model

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, engagement, or conditions of necessity.  Like the , there are many different perspectives from which this concept can be viewed and it will take a Read More …