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 …

The Human Circulatory System

The primary area of anatomical studies for those seeking to obtain the rank of Purple Belt is the human circulatory system. This system is comprised of many different organs throughout the body that function to deliver nutrients, collect waste, transport oxygen throughout the body, and collect carbon dioxide for eventual expulsion via respiratory action. In Read More …

Attitude

How you carry and present yourself is important. It is in many ways a non-verbal clue that reflects your attitude. In this section we will discuss different situations and both positive and negative attitudes you should consider. Attitudes are often initially driven by personality. In some cases students will want to quell certain aspects of Read More …

Rokukyu Training Considerations

When training you will want to try various methods that can improve your skills and knowledge over time. In this article we will discuss many different ideas that can help you achieve increased understanding and insights into the various skills you study. Try to incorporate these considerations into your training over time as each will Read More …

Chikama, Ittoma, Toma Ma Ai

refers to the engagement distance between yourself and an opponent. How you might elect to move can be determined by the magnitude of this distance. There are three primary distances that we consider when deciding how to move. Chikama Chikama (or Chika Ma) refers to a short distance. This usually means that the opponent is Read More …

Otoko No Atemi Waza

refers to male percussive striking techniques. A male percussive strike typically involves the following elements: Significant rotation or movement of the body to develop momentum for a strike Whole body involvement such that the arms, legs, and torso are all involved in the strike delivery process Contact using a hard surface area of your body Read More …