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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:04 pm

The guy in green looks like he's enjoying it. Would this draw a yellow or a red card?
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Van Canna » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:56 pm

:lol: red all the way.
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:32 pm

Here is the tying belts together drill that Otto likes. ---- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF56Tis ... QSdCUh3_gA
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu -Instructional Infighting

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:20 pm

Showing the ground work for infighting. Knowing the body and where to strike in close. Getting comfortable working close. Good drill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpiPDMXyV3k
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu - Infighting Leg Thrusts

Postby Art Rabesa » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:27 pm

Powerful leg thrusts that are on you in a blink. They really explode on the body quickly. You will notice how careful I am in showing these strikes. Take a look at them and practice these for the intro to getting close. ---Happy Trails --- Art
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsUYIXL ... QSdCUh3_gA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YahMRSsSnRQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh6Z1fUV4nk
SHIN - STOMP - FRONT THRUSTS - NASTY STRIKES THAT REALLY DO A GREAT DEAL OF DAMAGE
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:31 pm

Following any leg thrust comes the open hand to the head. When you keep that elbow tight to your body when firing any leg thrust, you'll be able to explode this open hand to the head. Here is a look at the open hand head shot. Think it will do the job?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdgA6LS ... e=youtu.be Happy Trails-------Art
Here is another look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y-tqN5 ... QSdCUh3_gA
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:55 pm

Sensei George Mattson's summer camp is next weekend in Plymouth Massachusetts. Lots of participants expected to attend. Lots of teachers ready to teach. A chance to see many friends and catch up on our lives. It's a good thing. New England is a Uechi Ryu hot bed. Lots of sanchin going on. See you there. -------Happy Trails-----Art
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:41 pm

The three main kata in Uechi Ryu are Sanchin - Seisan - Sansei ryu. My 6th dan student Maurice Souque will do seisan. I'll tackle sanchin and sansei ryu. My personnel workout includes these three kata along with some heavy bag work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VRcvr- ... QSdCUh3_gA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VRcvr- ... QSdCUh3_gA
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:03 pm

I heard this line once--"The older I get, the better I was". I always get a kick out of that saying. It happens to be very true by the way. When I get together with friends this saying rears it's laughable head. When it's my martial arts friends, I marvel at our memory. Somehow that opponent I fought way back when, became much larger. "You remember that guy you had to fight in the finals of that tournament in Podunkville? Man he was big. That was a great match". In reality, he wasn't any bigger than me. "Hey Art how about that time" ---well, here we go again. I've got my 55th high school reunion coming up in a couple of weeks. YA - I said 55th. Time to swap some football and baseball tales with my high school team mates. I'm ready for the stories. I know what they will be. Every time these stories are told we all get better. That home run that traveled 400 feet was actually an error by the left fielder. The ball got past him and rolled for a distance, which made it possible to circle the bases. Yup, I sure hit that one a long way. That touch down run ,that seems to get longer each time it's told, was because of a very slippery field causing the defensive back to fall. That fast ball that I took off my batting helmet allowing the winning run to come in from third base. When it's told, I took one for the team allowing us to win the game. Okay - really?? I simply couldn't get out of the way of that high inside fastball. I tried to but It hit me anyway. Yup, some hero I was in the local paper. I was just happy that damn ball didn't kill me. So we go on and on with our stories. I really do believe we all know what a bunch of nonsense it all is. At our time in life, it's okay. We all get a good laugh at it all. The good laugh comes from how the story gets told, and not the actual happening. I look forward to getting together with my friends. I'm working on a few good stories right now. -------Happy Trails------ Art
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Van Canna » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:53 pm

Actually this is a good subject for discussion because this process is not quite easily laid out and understood by us.

Mark Twain once said, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." :wink:

But seriously, the litmus test of a good story is the feeling and actions it inspires.

This is especially true in martial arts exploits of some sort because_ the stories identify us with those feelings and actions _and tell us who we are _and also paint a picture of who we want to be as the stories get recounted down the line...and in so doing cast the emotional DNA for the next generation of the members of an organizational infrastructure.

Think of the stories as the fabric of our particular culture.

They inspire self gratification and thoughts of excellence because they're a spell-binding blend of real emotion and imaginative embellishment that strikes a chord of authenticity with both the teller and the listener.

So a bit of embellishment is very healthy, especially when knowing that the people hearing the stories are not stupid ...and they can smell the real 'fibs' and smile through their next sanchin.
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:02 pm

VERY TRUE. WELL SAID.
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:34 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbaNRhfizsQ ----------------------------------------------I fought lots of heavyweights in my time. If I had to fight guys like this, I think I would have retired much sooner. How about this guy Van? What would you hit him with? I choose a truck. --------Art
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Van Canna » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:18 pm

:lol: Well, this 1911 might be handier Image

But I was trained at the Lethal Force Institute not to 'blindly' rely on the stopping power of .45 caliber rounds against certain opponents_ so if a .45 caliber handgun was in some cases estimated to be marginal in stopping a fight_ the institute was very clear on any decision to engage certain opponents with empty hands techniques.

I will never forget a match that I was fortunate in winning at the 'All American' tournament in Madison Square Garden, against a very tall and strong fighter from the Texas Karate Institute under Allen Steen and 'Skip Mullins' [that Walter fought that day]...

As you know, because you fought some of these guys...Skip also trained with Jhoon Rhee, Pat Burleson, [the guy you fought a 'death Match' with :wink: ] Chuck Norris, Mike Stone, Joe Lewis, Bruce Lee, Bob Wall, Fred Wren and many other outstanding fighters.

My luck in 'winning' that match was due to catching one of his flying kicks and dumping him on the floor where he landed square on his back and was unable to continue.

But I had no illusions about 'beating' that guy, especially if I had been in a street fight with him where he would have overpowered me with his height, weight and strength, not counting his skills.

So you are right, against certain opponents, like the guy in the video clip you posted, you will need a truck if you are lucky to find one nearby.
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:38 pm

5D had a post titled "Querencia". This is very interesting to me. It refers to a place of confident comfort. This does occur, and it is a real emotion that takes place. In general, everyone has a sense of querencia in their everyday life. A place where they feel safe and secure. Athletes have this sense in their sport. They know what works for them in a game or match. They know where they have a better chance of success in the contest. This "querencia" guides those in their actions and destination. In the martial arts it is very much a part of ones being. I have written about knowing your strong and weak points. Every fighter knows what they are best at. They know what to stay away from. A comfort level is sort out by good fighters in a battle, the "querencia". When someone is in their querencia mode, they have a much better chance of success. In a fight, you go to what you do best and stay clear of trying to do things you do not feel comfortable doing. You work these areas of comfort in the training because it's what works for you, and you're good at it. I like getting close because that's where my "Querencia" is. I know where I do not want to be in a fight. I know where I'm comfortable and confident. Quess what? We all have this sensation. The awareness of querencia is actually a normal happening. It's a very important happening though. If you are not aware of your querencia you just might find yourself on the short end. Good topic 5D. I agree with Van. Got any more? ------Art
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Re: Explosive Uechi Ryu

Postby Van Canna » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:38 pm

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