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In Search of Efficiency – Part Seven: Move YOU not THEM

In Search of Efficiency – Part Seven: Move YOU not THEM Now that we have laid the ground work for how we want to move we can slip off and look at two vital principles in apply movement. The first, and I think this concept is important for everyone but it is vital for students […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Six: Empty the Foot (The Fourth aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Six: Empty the Foot (The Fourth aspect of movement) If you have worked the drills outlined in Part Two on Structure then you know what I seek is the least amount of muscle engagement to hold us in structure. There will, of course, be some muscle tension or else […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Five: Move with your Centre (The Third aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Five: Move with your Centre (The Third aspect of movement) While I’ve put this as the third aspect it should also be called the Primary Aspect. It is only third because you need the other skills to do this one properly. Your centre of gravity, your dan tien, your […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Four: Harmonies (The second aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Four: Harmonies (The second aspect of movement) There are six harmonies in Chinese martial arts, three external and three internal. For this post, I am going to refer to the three external harmonies because they relate to movement and I will focus on one in particular. The Three External […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Three: Move in Structure (The first aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Three: Move in Structure (The first aspect of movement) Part Two is on Structure which I wrote in another post so I will just include the link and move on to Part three. Part Two: Van’s Forum: http://forums.uechi-ryu.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22787 My Blog: http://wpd-rc.com/blog/structure/ Part Three: Move in Structure (The first aspect […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part One: Introduction

In Search of Efficiency Part One: Introduction Many years ago, I was teaching a class at Neil’s. A fellow was at the back watching. We hadn’t met yet but I had heard about him. He had returned to Uechi after a long break away. An original Jim Maloney student which sparked interest in our club […]

Knife Defence

Knife Defence I am hoping within two to three weeks “Watch Out for the Pointy End: Knife Defence Manual to Assist in Training Citizens, Law Enforcement and Security Personnel” will be finally out. The best way to describe knife is a really bad situation with no absolutes, no good answers only better options. Anyone who […]

Self Defence is a very broad topic.

Self Defence is a very broad topic. I turned sixty-one this year so I’ve been at martial arts and self defence training for a little while now. I started fooling around boxing with my grandfather, then a little Judo as a kid, a little Jujitsu as a teen, a little more Tae Kwon Do as […]

How many structures are there in a conflict?

How many structures are there in a conflict? There is a lot to be aware of in the middle of chaos. Situational awareness is a primary tool is self defence and one of the things you need to be aware of is how “structure” plays into the basic seven structures that enter a conflict. The […]