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"The title is "Explosive Uechi-ryu" and the moderator is Arthur Rabesa. Art will be exploring the power contained in Uechi-ryu that is not appreciated by the average practitioner. Make no mistake - this forum is for the serious martial artist and I wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone who really wants to tap his or her explosive power potential.

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Re: ART'S LESSON --wauke follow up

Postby Art Rabesa » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:08 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RltWIQsoejo --------------------Here is a follow up to the above post on the wauke. Getting to that attack quickly. Controversial maybe, but it's how I teach it. I've added a little arm conditioning for good measure. -------Happy Trails-------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --close work

Postby Art Rabesa » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:39 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF56Tis ... QSdCUh3_gA -------------The third lesson this Saturday morning. I guess that coffee was a little strong this morning. A lesson on keeping the gap tight. Do not allow that attacker to slip out of your firing range. If you let him reload, you might be in trouble. An unusual close drill that I've used in my teaching. This will allow you to sense, or feel, the movements of your partner. Seeing his movements is almost impossible this close. You must feel them. This can be accomplished without any instruction. The students will begin to pick it up rather quickly. Try it in the workout. You'll be surprised at the results. Lots of fun as well. Take a look. --------Happy Trails -------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --close power

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPOqVqS ... QSdCUh3_gA ------------------Here is a section of a seminar at Sensei Tracy Rose's school in Northborough Massachusetts. Teaching infighting strikes. Working close takes on a whole different look in the training. In order to hit hard from very close, body mechanics become the number one priority. My quick lesson on close striking. Have a look.--------Happy Trails ---Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON -- super close power

Postby Art Rabesa » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:26 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOyZedk8-ww ------------------------------------------Here is a quick look at how I hit from actually on the body. To hit very hard ,with your hands actually touching the body, is almost unfair. That's okay though, because there's no rules out there. Only the rule of survival. Grappling and striking become the same. To be able to hit while close in grappling is a hell of a weapon. To try hitting like this will take some time. You'll do lots of pushing at first. The body mechanics of sanchin's power base has to take whole. Notice the sharp hitting power, even though the hand is actually touching the bag prior to the strike. To be really a good infighter, this method of hitting should be established. Have a look. ------Happy Trails--------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Layers

Postby Art Rabesa » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:30 pm

There is no video clip attached to this post. My lesson here is simply building up layers. My meaning is to build up your awareness of the training, layer by layer. Since the training is repetitive, each session is adding another layer to your overall understanding. The more understanding you have, the more comfortable you become. When you first take on a new task, or new job, it may appear monumental. You really do not think you will ever be able to understand, or do this new task. After a time, it starts falling into place. This new, and difficult, position is now being done with complete confidence and comfort. This happens every day in the work place, and society in general. Our martial arts training is no different. I never had a great number of students. I admit freely, that I probably was the worst businessman in the world. If someone wanted to train, and wear the black belt, they would find a place where they could do that. If they wanted to train and earn the black belt, they would come to my school. Any of my students would tell you that my training methods were not easy. The results were the answer. It was easy for me to chat with my students about their training. They were not that numerous. I wanted to know how they felt about what they were learning. What was becoming comfortable and what seemed to be harder to learn. That's where I began to understand the layers concept. Yes, it had a great deal to do with time. It had to do with muscle memory. You can put any of these things to a students level, and understanding. I like looking at it like adding thin layers to ones overall longevity. After awhile, those layers begin to add up. It adds up to an overall mountain of understanding and comfort. After class, I'd say, "another layer". That is the overall difference in those practicing this art. Some of us simply have built up a gigantic amount of layers. The more layers, the more experience and understanding. Layer after layer - after layer. That's my lesson here today. Just a general overview of what we all are trying to accomplish. Maybe an easy way to look at our training. Building up those layers. ------Happy Trails -------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Stomp Thrust

Postby Art Rabesa » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:21 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YahMRSsSnRQ - Here is a lesson on one of my favorite ways to get in. I call it a stomp thrust. It really gets there quickly and slams into that front leg very hard. It actually is used in close combat. You do not need much room, or distance, to fire this. I use it in the leg conditioning as well. Watch the upper body as this is delivered. Your hands are carried in the 10 & 2 position to allow for strikes as this stomp hits. Your hands can really explode off this stomp thrust, when you carry them with you into this strike. Watch how this is delivered carefully. You do not want a groin injury practicing this. Have a look ------Happy Trails ------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --rapid fire

Postby Art Rabesa » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:06 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdgA6LS ... e=youtu.be --------------------------------A lesson on multiple strikes. In a fire fight, you want to be able to fire rapid bursts of gun fire. This is preferred over just the one shot every now and then. When fighting, it is the same. Here is a lesson on doing just that.The body position and mechanics of rapid fire is essential. Pay attention to the foundation, and hand position and alignment, in the clip. Keeping your hands on that steering wheel is what you want. You can't have your hands drifting when you're close. Everything fires off this 10 & 2 hand set up. Actually, this is the hand position you carry in your kata's, so it shouldn't be difficult to learn. Being able to hit rapidly with power is a great advantage. ----Happy Trails ----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON -- combat front thrust

Postby Art Rabesa » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:12 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh6Z1fUV4nk ----------------------------------------------My lesson on what I call the "combat front thrust". It is not really a front kick but a thrust. Can't fire this in the air. You have to actually hit with this baby. You do not want ham string problems, so make sure you hit a target. I explain the mechanics of this strike, however, it's easy to see how it's delivered. This is the fastest leg thrust I teach. It comes right off your natural movement. Two main reasons for this strike. It's on target in a snap, and it hits REAL hard. To attempt to block this front thrust might be a bad thing to do. Because of the angle of the shin, this front thrust will explode through the block. As I state on the clip,"I actually want that arm to drop down to block this". This really does a lot of damage to the legs and pelvis, as well as the arms of that bad guy. Be careful when working with a partner here. Can't fire this into his/her body. Have to use kicking bags or the heavy bag, to practice this front thrust. Can not use this when doing your prearranged kumite's either. This is not something you ever want to use except for the real thing. This is nasty. Have a look. -------Happy Trails-------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --stepping-turning

Postby Art Rabesa » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:00 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruj9GlL ... QSdCUh3_gA ----------------------------------My very important lesson on sanchin stepping and turning. SOOOO important. I've analyzed this for many decades. I've watched thousands of people doing sanchin and spotted many different variations. The strong foundation you seek is found here. Understanding where it lies is the key. It's here in sanchins movements, especially in the stepping. Although, I do not like to refer to it as stepping. You'll see this in this video clip. The snapping turn is another segment that I go over. All of this is needed for your other kata's to be performed. Carrying all these points throughout the kata is a must. First, lets see where everything is happening. When I teach, I bring all these points out constantly. I guess I'm a real pain in the butt about this, but it is what it is. I see things. Have a look. Practice it. -------Happy Trails----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --snap hook punch

Postby Art Rabesa » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:30 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I25XLOnK3Y -------------A short lesson on the striking pad. This is the short, tight hook punch. This comes off the front leg. This is a coordinated strike. This fast strike must move in one piece to be effective. It might look easy when I do it, but it takes practice. I hope you see this in this clip. This is not a jab or back hand strike. This does hit pretty hard when done correctly. No way it can be blocked when you get it down. I explain it as I'm teaching. Try it. -------Happy Trails-----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --kata tips

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:12 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIfl5PB63s4 -----------------------------------Here are some tips for performing your kata. Taking sanchin with you--Moving in one piece--Fast turns--Stances and sanchin--Get head and hands around first--Station to station. All these tips will occur in all kata. If you perform using these tips, your kata will flow quickly with power. Please remember this important fact = All kata is an extension of sanchin. If you omit the principles of sanchin training, your kata is empty. I'll have more lessons concerning kata training coming. ------Happy Trails -----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --seisan kata

Postby Art Rabesa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:48 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIR3EORYXUs ---------------------------------------Here is Maurice doing seisan kata. This is not done fast to show each set up. Watch the hand position through the kata. The one piece movements from station to station. The block, or strike, coordinated with the finished step. The strong foundation in each stance. If he put this in high gear, I do not think you would clearly detect the movements. I hope this aids in your kata study. More coming. -------Happy Trails ------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --seperation

Postby Art Rabesa » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:33 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF56Tis5RPg ------------------------------------------I always hated it when my opponents slide away after a clash or after they delivered a technique. I fought tight and it took me out of my comfort striking zone. So I developed the shuffle which kept me glued to my opponent. I could shuffle quickly keeping the distance close. I also like to play with an infighting drill I used on my students. It actually is a lot of fun and the students seem to enjoy it. Have a look and see what I mean. I'll show the shuffle on the post after this one. -------Happy Trails-----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --shuffle

Postby Art Rabesa » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:39 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAy8r6Q ... QSdCUh3_gA ------------------------------Here is the shuffle drill. You can really move in , or away, very quickly moving this way. Many fighting techniques can fire off this shuffling motion. --------Happy Trails -------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:15 pm

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A lesson on delivering the brutal open hand back hand. You're never out of position when you can deliver this baby.
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