ART'S LESSON --

"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 --Swiss Army Knife

Postby Art Rabesa » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:00 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3EWBcq4XlQ
I'm in my basement doing this lesson. I've got 14 strikes that can be done with the hand. Every one involves the double thrust mechanics. This involves the non striking hand staying close to the striking hand. Moving both hands into a strike results in a powerful impact. It's quite remarkable to actually have this many strikes. I don't think one needs this many, but it's good to know them all. Keep in touch for my next lesson -----coming soon. ------Happy Trails ----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --KO

Postby Art Rabesa » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:28 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8-_15blxvE
Getting kind of simple and basic here. When it comes to simply getting rid of that bad guy, nothing beats a KO head shot. It's very fast and explodes to the side of the head - near the ear. In defending yourself, keep it simple. Fast, hard strikes are what gets the job done. A lesson on delivering that real KO head shot. I prefer the open hand here, but a closed hand will also work. ------Happy Trails----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Power Base Drill

Postby Art Rabesa » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:39 pm

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Here is my power base drill that I use pretty much everyday. Open with the double thrust from the pelvis -- moving up to the double sanchin thrust -- finishing with the sanchin thrust. Step and repeat. Obviously, the sanchin thrust comes from the rear leg. Do as many reps at each level as you wish. For this quick video clip, I'm only doing five reps per level. I like warming up with this drill. Try making it a part of your opening exercises. This will help you find your power base. With your power base set, you'll find that your overall training will move to another level. ------Happy Trails -----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --

Postby Art Rabesa » Tue May 03, 2016 11:34 pm

I've been going over all the posts on this forum. I'm going to try to do a quick video lesson on as many as I can. Some things I can not quite highlight enough in a written post, and a lesson video clip can do that. So I'll try to back up some topics with a video clip. I think this will bring out my meaning more. Picture better than a thousand words - or something to that effect. Are the lesson's helping? That being my only hope. -----Happy Trails-----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --inside-outside

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu May 19, 2016 2:41 am

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A segment from a seminar. I call it the inside- outside drill. One has the hands on the shoulders, and the other has the hands near the clavicle.Working the hands in tight arcs to find an opening to slip your hand in.You'll feel your partners hands and move your hands to cover the area. You'll also realize, that when you clamp on that arcing hand, it is a good time to slip your hand into the opening. You'll find that sliding your hand behind the tricept will allow for a nice opening.You'll be aware of the head strike from this distance, and realize that it opens up a body shot.Move your hands as your partners hands move. Keeping that slight pressure on the hands and wrist. It becomes easier to slide off the hands when you keep the pressure constant. With very little instruction, you will begin to get the idea of this close quarter drill. A very safe exercise meant to be the beginning of infighting knowledge. You do not have to tie your belts together to do this close quarter drill. That is an old school thing I did back in the day. It does add a little drama to it though. However, if there is someone who likes to put it in reverse a lot, this is the cure. Have fun with it. Great teaching , and learning tool. ------Happy Trails-----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --explode the basics

Postby Art Rabesa » Mon May 23, 2016 1:13 pm

"Explode The Basics" is one of the most important aspects of the training. I'm a nut on this stuff. Things that might be termed as basic, are the things that we all should define and hone. Why? Because it's the basics that's involved in everything we do. Sanchin understanding - power base - fast twitch - one piece movement - space awareness - gap closure - hand position - leg thrusts - angles - hair trigger. There's more, but these are some things that might be defined as basic. That basic punch or step can be a life saver. When the s#&t hits the fan, difficult fancy techniques will not do the trick. That might be okay if you're fighting in competition. In the world outside of that arena, that crap might get you killed. Fast, powerful strikes are your best chance out there. Basic moves with no frills attached, coming from a strong basic foundation. You're not trying to fool anyone, or set him up with a false technique. That's for sparring -- not here. Fast, powerful, hands and shins are needed. Low leg thrusts are going to cause lots of destruction. Nothing fancy about these thrusts. They simply are the best thing you should learn to do. Fairly easy to do because they stay low. Short powerful head strikes will be difficult to avoid. All your strikes should be short, exploding moves. No need to fool anyone when you're set upon. "I'm going to smash your leg with my shin and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. When my shin hits, I'll be exploding my open hand to the side of your head and you're going down. You might try to stop that but it won't work". Because, you've learned to do basic moves very well. It is simple and easy for you to do. Because of that, you are not concerned with other stimulus that'll slow you down. That's why kata is SO important. In our kata, we find all these basics. Moving from stance to stance in one piece. Fast, strong blocks and strikes throughout the kata. Kata practice is what is needed for muscle memory. Nothing mystical about it. Simply doing the kata constantly. Doing sanchin much more than anything else. Working the basic leg thrusts on the heavy bag, set on the floor. Working your short hand strikes on the heavy bag. Not many things to work here. Some leg thrusts and hand strikes -- that's it. All the rest comes out of your kata practice. FYI -- you're not practicing your fighting ability here. You're practicing the basics that'll help you survive. I have all these basics on various teaching videos. Look them over. Do everything involved in the overall training. However, include a good amount of time to the basics. The longer one trains, the more the basics are appreciated. ---------Happy Trails-----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON -- 8 FORM

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu May 26, 2016 2:11 am

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The 8 Form is an exercise that I've used as long as I've been teaching Uechi Ryu. I usually placed it at the end of class just before we bowed out. You are able to do what ever technique you want. I would have the students come up with a variety of things to do in the 8 Form. There were some real difficult things at times, depending on their level. You can have a lot of fun with this exercise. I'm doing a simple block on the front foot - kick on front foot - here. You can add other kicks and punches in what ever order you wish. Lots of fun. There are four movements forward, and four movements back. 5 and 6 are at an angle.Always return to the starting point with the foot that is closest to it. -----Happy Trails---- Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON -- 8 FORM

Postby Art Rabesa » Thu May 26, 2016 2:19 am

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I'm doing a hook punch off the front foot on this 8 Form. You could add a punch off the rear leg and a kick off the rear leg to this. I think you can see how easy it is to throw lots of kicks and hands with this drill. Have fun with it. -----Happy Trails ----Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --

Postby Art Rabesa » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:38 pm

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8 form post from my forum. I thought it would be better here. --------Happy Trails-------Art
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Uechi Ryu Kata

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:44 pm

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The eight main kata of Uech Ryu. Different personalities, but the actual movements of each kata are the same. I'll do sanchin and sanseiru. My senior student Maurice Soque will do seisan. Sensei George Mattson will teach as well.
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Kanshiwa

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:49 pm

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Kanshiwa kata --George Mattson . This is the second kata introduced in the training.
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Kanshu

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:54 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w7H8rIqwBc
George Mattson Sensei--Kanshu Kata. Third kata introduced.
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Seichin

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:02 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlD6gVNlcio
Here is my good friend Sensei Al Wharton performing Seichin kata. One of the best fighters I know. A product of the Boston dojo of the 60's. A bad man.
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Seisan

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:06 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIR3EORYXUs
My senior student Maurice Soque performs the fifth kata ---Seisan.
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Re: ART'S LESSON --Seirui Kata

Postby Art Rabesa » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:12 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp7-yIBMRVI
Seirui Kata performed in a group demo. Nice performance.
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