Karate Teaching Ideas for Martial Arts Instructors
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Stop being the victim. Long lost manuscript will show you exactly how to humiliate your enemies with a few secret moves. Stop for a minute and picture this you're walking home alone one night. It's just a regular night like any other and you are eager to get home.
The whole secret to learning about 'sudden violence' in the internal martial arts, is in the movements themselves and how the practitioner executes those movements. How the body moves is singularly the most important area of one's training. I have seen so-called karate masters who should not be any more than a blue belt because of the way they move. Sure they know all of the movements of the kata, but they cannot do them You can easily see that they do not have any real power, power that comes from fa-jing, because their body is so stiff Flavour of the month Dim-Mak. We've got guys going into martial arts shops and showing the latest point strike, Hey look what happens when I strike you here , bang, the shop assistant is knocked out. The perpetrator neither knows nor cares that he could be causing irreparable damage or that he could cause the shop assistant to die up to seven years later from a stroke. Just as long as he has made a big man of himself and shown all and sundry that he...
Graham Horwood first started martial arts in 1963 with Judo and Wado Ryu Karate, under the auspices of Tatsui Suzuki. In 1969 he studied Aikido and Tai Chi Chuan, then Hung Gar. In 1977 Graham began his relationship with Master Chu King Hung, 3rd adopted son of Yang Shou Cheung. Yang Shou Cheung was the eldest son of Yang Cheng Fu. Master Chu is considered to be the world's leading authority on Family Yang Style Tai Chi. Graham spent 10 years practicing and teaching with Master Chu, who informed him that he was the first of his students to understand the internal principles of Tai Chi. He also learnt Hsing I and Pa Qua with Master Chu and Grand Master Hon Sing Wun.
You will notice that you begin to feel a pleasant sensation at a certain point in your practice of Standing Zen. I have experienced an amazing feeling of uplift on the last day of a tough Karate training camp after I practiced Standing Zen, despite being completely exhausted before. I was amazed at how much power I found that I still had. But the sensations that I derived from Standing Zen were qualitatively different than the simple uplift that I experienced in the Karate training camp.
Been studying martial arts for ten years. I did Japanese style karate for three years and Shun Ryo and now I do Tai Chi. I also do some Kundalini Yoga. The first thing I was really fascinated by was the diagnostic power of this during the relaxation part when we were going down vertebra by vertebra. I could actually detect what went on there, whether it was compressed or irritated or collapsed or bent. I was really surprised. Then when Master Chia put his hand on me it was like someone had lit a match there. The whole thing was on fire even long after he'd touched me. The heat had gone into my lungs and I could feel it healing them. I'd had some trouble with my lungs previously. This training has made me more relaxed so that I can now deal with stress conditions much more successfully. I feel centered now and I have developed a considerable amount of self-assertiveness.
So, do you get your black belt now A little aside about the legendary black belt in martial arts might be in order here. For centuries, belts were used, to paraphrase Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, to hold your pants up. There was no need to have any exterior signs of expertise the only important sign was that you survived up to that point. It was a harsh, cruel world then, with constant warring and political intrigue, and the one sure sign of martial knowledge was that you returned home after the latest war.
Hand-to-hand simultaneous attack defense. Tiao ( a deflective blocking move) is shown in the photo. This exercise develops skills of sensing and neutralizing an attack. Note that the entire arm is used in a glancing manner, going forward, not like a karate block going outward. This is an example of applying subtle principles. Defend by gliding the attack on an slightly outward deflective angle, and use care not to meet force with direct force, typical of a karate style outward block.
I realise it's not like the movies, and I don't want to do it just to be a mean-green, killing machine or to say, I am the best look at me everyone I don't want to do it for that in any way, but I am seeking to study, practise, and train hard like most serious martial artists to accomplish thing I want to do in life. I am now 21 years of age and I feel it may be too late. I learned the art of Karate when I was 15 but I found it hard to train and practise everyday.
I have studied Karate for just over two years, but have only recently realised there is so much more that I believe I will learn if I stay in the club I am with presently. I have great respect for my Sensei as he is my teacher and is very good at the techniques, but he never talks about use of the mind or spirit. He does not like to go into the history of the art and he encourages his students not to contact him outside of classes. I feel as though he leaves me with many unanswered questions.
I think Wushu should be more simple in the beginning, not only concentrate on the difficult movement. Then more people can benefit from it. Then when they have more interest, they can go deeper. Many years ago, there was a foreigner who came to Chinato study Wushu. He loved towatchall the performances and he learned a couple of forms over the few months he was there. Then he returned back to America. After three years, he came back to China again. He thought his standard was quite good. Then, when he saw me performing, he said to me that he would never get that level. So he went back home and changed to study karate. This
In 1975, when I was a student and practicing Karate every day, qigong was still completely unknown in Japan. I was eager to improve in my martial arts ability and I spent a good deal of time each day reading books and trying all kinds of new techniques. I realized that mental training was necessary as well, so I was also studying Yoga and the mysteries of esoteric Buddhism. Then I read a book by Ken'ichi Sawai about a Chinese martial art that supposedly allowed people to maintain their physical strength even into old age. Called Taikiken, it was brought to Japan by Sawai after he had studied the martial arts in China. Sawai's philosophy on training was completely new to me. Until that time I had collected information mainly from quite practical books on Karate or kinesiology. Conventional training in Karate involved repeating the same movement as many times as possible, so that the body learns to perform it easily the muscles are then strengthened by gradually increasing the load...
About three years ago, I started doing Karate at a local club. I thought it was great, but the more interested I became in Martial Arts, the more I realized that I would not get very far with this club. For nearly two years I have been looking closely at different styles with the intent of changing styles. For the past year I have trained very little because I do not find it fulfilling. My Shihan insists on teaching the physical techniques only, he does not talk about, or help to develop the mental and spiritual strength of his students, though I believe you cannot have the physical, without the mental, without the spiritual, because that's what makes a Martial Art different from self-defence and boxing.
It is impossible to take Chinese ideals and ideas and ways of moving and simply place them over some Karate style. Karate has a totally different way of movement which does not lend itself to Dim-mak. Many will tell you that they have done this to the betterment of Karate, but this is not true. If you practice Karate, it is much better to stick with the way it was originally taught rather than trying to change it in some way to be more effective in the Dim-mak area, it just does not work. It is like trying to play checkers but using the movements that are used in Chess It cannot be done. Many karate people who have tried have failed and eventually either give up the Chinese way or give up the Karate way, they have to eventually choose between either Chinese or Japanese Okinawan. And in many instances by the time they realize this, it is too late as their body is unable to change to a more natural flowing and continuous way of moving. The best that can be done is to change the way...
We recently received an email from a Sifu (the author's own term) selling Black Belts. He said if you purchase his home study course and learn five basic stances and then contact him back with a letter of sincerity to say you truly have learned these stances, then he send back to you a certificate, black belt, martial art patches and sashes.
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