American Karate-Do – Self Defense Technique – Def. Ag. single lapel grab

Students LS and SG practice a Self-Defense Technique based on movements from Nihanchi Kata. It’s a defense against a single lapel grab. Lesson 1:After trying to break the holdLS needs to soften the opponent with an angle kick to knee/shinShe then follows up with a back fist/hammer fistThen backs up with a defensive hand positionasses the situation and escapes!

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Modern Arnis – double stick against single stick Tapi Tapi

JRRMAS staff member PR and Sifu practice a double stick against a single stick Tapi Tapi (counter their counter) drill that Sifu learned from Chuck Gauss (Thanks Chuck) a few years ago. The drill has an excellent flow to it.Lesson 1:This type of drill trains the sensitivity of your hands, wrists and arms. Training sticks greatly assists in the development of your bodies sensing abilities (Tien Jing – Listening Skill). Once you can feel, follow and lead through the inanimate stick…the skill of listening with just your body will be greatly enhanced.Lesson 2:One of the great gifts from Prof. Presas was the idea that working with a single and double stick serves to speed up the developement of you empty hand skills….The Prof. was absolutely right!

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Little Dragons photograph

Having fun with the photo op…. Little Dragons student OT and Sifu set up for an ‘action photo’.

OT has just completed several months of the Little Dragons program (ages 4-6).

This Thursday morning at 10:30am (July 30) will be the last Little Dragons class until the first week of Sept. The class will resume the first Thursday in Sept. from 4:00-4:30pm

The class will be limited to 10 students…. so sign up early to reserve your spot.
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Modern Arnis – Tapi Tapi – Counter their counter

Sifu and JRRMAS staff member PR practice a baiting and locking series. The idea is to counter their counter (Tapi Tapi).Lesson 1:Tapi tapi is an excellent platform for skill aquisitiontraining the ‘live hand’ to seak the path

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Internal Exercise Set – Part Six

This is Part Six, the conclusion of the Internal Exercise Set based on Master Haywards Twin-Cities Warm Up’s. If you click on the Label to your left, named Internal Exercise Set, all six parts will be grouped together on one page. Part one will be at the bottom.Lesson 1:The Internal Exercises in these six video clipsare in ‘real time’just follow Sifu as he does the exercises:With as much awareness of your body as you are capable of…..Pay attention to:The point of balance in the middle of you foot (feet)The alignment of your entire body – follow gravity – Be relaxed Balance between Peng expansion energy and Sung releasing, opening, rooting (rubbery – not stiff)Distinguish between the exercises that use the whole body “One unit”and those where you are isolating a particular part or area of you bodyBreath using T’an T’ien breathing (abdominal breathing)Now the real part……..Do them once per day and enjoy Robust Health!

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Two students promoted to White Belt – 8th Kyu

After one month of consistent training, two students were promoted to White Belt 8th Kyu this morning. One from the Little Dragons on the left CT and his sister from the Youth Karate-Do program ST. Their mother to my left was (re)recognized as a 2nd degree Brown Belt which she earned as a teenager.
This an extra special promotion for me as they are family: My sisters grand children and daughter, respectively.
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Internal Exercise Set – Part Four

This the fourth part of the Internal Exercise Set based on Master Haywards Twin Cities Warm Ups. I tried to upload a longer segment but I can only upload a 100MB clip! So after 5 or 6 tries this is all I could get to upload.If you look at the ‘labels’ to the left side of the blog. Click on the ‘Internal Exercise Set’ and all the Parts will be grouped together in reverse order with the first Part last on the page. “Practice everyday and do your best” Grand Master T. T. Liang

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Blocking for Self-Defense

JRRMAS adjunct staff member TS from Potsdam NY gives a presentation on Self-Defense blocking. TS started training with me in 1979 and is one of my senior most Black Belts (4th degree) in the American Karate-Do System, he is also a Black Belt in Modern Arnis. He is currently teaching T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Self-Defense and Aerobic Kick Boxing at the University in Potsdam. With over 30 years of consistent training, TS has a lot to offer. It was wonderful to have him assisting with the youth classes in the morning and participating in the Seminar in the afternoon this past Saturday. I only wish he lived closer!

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