Trouble uploading better quality video…

Hi everyone….just to let you know that I’ve trying to upload a video clip from my new Cannon video camera….for the past 4 hours!

Anyway…thanks for bearing with me and for tuning in!

Just a reminder about the Special Training Seminar that I’m giving on Saturday July 18th from 1-5 PM
Click of ‘Seminars’ in the label column to your left to see more information on the Seminar

Well, I spent another few hours at it and I just can’t seem to get the video to upload and now it’s time to go in to the Studio to teach classes. So…..I’ll try again tomorrow. Working through this computer/digital video stuff and keeping ones central equilibrium, is good for the practice. Breathing deeply in Leyden:)

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J. R. Roy Martial Arts

Excellence in External and Internal Martial Arts Since 1972

Wudang Sword basic Stab practice

Sifu and JRRMAS Staff members WF, SK and BL practice lines of basic Stabs (Thrusts) with Broadswords.Lesson 1:Take any single techniquethe more basic the technique is ….the better!Choose your technique wisely…..One, that is a common denominator to the Art or FormThen…..while paying attention to principles and details repeat the single technique in a line or rowamassing as many repetitions as you have the capacity forRemember the idea is develop and refine …..Changing the way you do the technique should happen daily…Because: Mastery is the goal! Lesson 2:To achieve Mastery in Martial Arts…Correct practice is essential!A basic level that is available to everyone is around 10,000 (correct) repetitionsMastery is only available to those with a life long,regular daily practice and is around 36,000 repetitions!Repeating rows of the basic, is the main practice methodRows makes it relatively easy to repeat the basic 100 or more times in one practice sessionThen the secret is to do that practice daily……It’s amazing how quickly the repetitions will amass!

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Modern Arnis – Redonda – Forward and Reverse

JRRMAS Staff member PH practices Redonda with Brown Belt student AG.Lesson 1:Redonda…..one circle on the same sidetwo circle’s on the opposite sideThe first strike crosses over when going forwardand under when doing the reversetrain both sides simultaneouslyKeep the beats even especially in between side changesand feel the one, two, three…it’s a triplet…..without accents….add in Rompida and AbinicoNow add stance work…forward, backward and to the sidesIt’s all there….study the nature of circles, timing and momentumTruly marvelous practice!

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Modern Arnis application from Stick Form 1

JRRMAS Staff member PR leads a recent class in an application exercise based on the first Stick Form (Anyo).Lesson 1:In order to lead the mind properly during solo practice…it’s imperative that the practitioner is able to visualize the application of the movementPracticing the applications of the forms with a partner is the ‘secret’to higher level solo practice…Visualizating the applications will give the practitioner the correct ‘feeling’ of the solo gesture Lesson 2:”The mind directs, the body follows”

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6 year old practices Single Sinawalli

Sifu and his 6 year old (he is now 7) Grandson DR practice Modern Arnis’ Single Sinawalli with padded sticks, before the Youth Karate-Do class. Besides stick work DR has been exposed to the Jian (double edged straight sword) and the Broadsword. He very much enjoys the weapons practices with Sifu.Lesson 1:When teaching younger students weapons…The practice always starts and ends with respect!The weapons should be fun …but it’s NOT play time…..The practices should be formal and with a qualified teacherYounger students should learns to hit weapon to weapon first..NOT weapon to body! Lesson 2:Correct weapons training will greatly speed up the training process of your empty hand techniques,proper relaxation and whole body power. It will help to strengthen you hands, wrists, arms and shoulders…..it will also help to keep the joints moving properly with good flexibility and range of motion. Lesson 3:Weapons training is an excellent addition to an overall health maintenance program as it will help to keep your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders strong and flexible. Grand Master T. T. Liang was still able to write calligraphy when he was well over 100 years old and was still practicing double Dao (Broadsword) and Jian (double edged straight sword) forms well into his 90’s! He still remains such an inspiration!

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J. R. Roy Martial Arts

Excellence in External and Internal Martial Arts Since 1972