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Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt

Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt, owner of Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts, has an immense passion and talent for teaching students of all ages. His incredible ability to equip and inspire students can neither be taught nor adequately described. His engaging teaching style is equal parts informative, exciting, thought-provoking, and fun. Mr. Merritt is a Rokudan (sixth degree black belt) in To-Shin Do with over 20 years of martial arts experience, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and the creator of the QuestFit and QuestKick programs.

Courses by Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt

QuestFit Swiss Ball Workout

In this course we will guide you through utilizing one of my favorite and most affordable training tools, the Swiss, Physio, or Stability ball. As a tool the swiss ball provides us with an incredible training opportunity as every movement that we perform with it is a “core” exercise.

QuestFit Bodyweight Workout II

As you begin this training session you will immediately see and feel that this program is different than most other exercise videos that you’ve probably tried. There are so many attributes that we as martial artists and protectors need to develop. Two of the most important and under trained are Balance and Stability.

QuestFit Shadowboxing Workout II

This course will include a loosening up sequence that is great to use before any training session, a full-body warm-up, twenty-minute high-intensity kickboxing workout that could be done with or without a heavy bag, core finisher, and cool down and stretch recovery portion to leave you feeling great.

Winter Quest 2020

An-Shu Stephen and An-Shu Rumiko Hayes teach at Chapel Hill’s Winter Quest 2020 event. Learn insights to several of the Happo Biken Secrets of the Sword, how to intercept an aggressor’s attack, time your defense to overcome their superior strength, and more.

QuestFit Bodyweight Workout

Would you like to develop your martial arts capabilities and increase all aspects of your fitness as well? Of course you would! This Ninja Self Defense course is broken into sections so that you can utilize it to work on skills and attributes appropriate to your current martial arts and fitness levels.

QuestFit Shadowboxing Workout

This hour-long training session gets you loose, warms you up, and delivers a high-intensity, high octane kickboxing workout that you can do with or without a heavy bag. Wrap up with a core strengthening finisher, cool down, and a long guided post-training stretch session that you can play and follow along with separately at any […]

Going with the Flow

One of the highest aspirations that we have as martial artists is to be able to flow effortlessly to victory. In this lesson we will explore a training strategy that Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt uses to practice “nagarae”; accessing the “flow”.To access this content, you must purchase ! To-Shin Do Training Subscription – Master Access, Monthly, […]

Ran Sho Expanded

This lesson explores some of the “what-ifs” that can come up while practicing the kata “Ran-Sho” from Takagi Yoshin Ryu. How can we still emerge victorious if our attacker counters our initial takedown attempts?

Sankaku Jime

Sankaku Jime or the Triangle/Three Sided choke is a very strong technique that is part of the To-Shin Do Ground Flow Kata. As a technique this choke is very powerful when applied properly but not at all effective if any of it’s details are omitted so it is critical for us to understand the intricacies […]

Eri Jime – Collar Chokes and Counters

The “Loop Choke” is just one of many potential techniques that utilizes the fabric of your opponents collar as a self-protection choking tool. In this course you will learn how to apply the Loop Choke as well as several collar chokes from the top position, from the bottom guard position, and from behind your opponent.

Guillotine Choke – Counters and Applications

The Guillotine choke is an attack that can be used against us by practitioners of jiujitsu, mixed martial arts, and even relatively untrained individuals because of its simplicity. Properly applied, this choke can render a person unconscious in a matter of seconds, so it is imperative that we know how to prevent and escape from […]

Double Leg Takedowns: Counters and Applications

The Double-Leg Takedown or “Morote Gari” is a powerful attack that can be challenging to defend against. This series is for the advanced martial artist who is interested in defending against someone with some skill and not just a wildly swinging clueless but violent attacker.

Tomoe Nage

Tomoe-Nage, the “Circle Throw” and follow up attacks. Using your opponent’s energy against them and how to follow up once they are down.

Uki Waza – Helping Your Attacker Throw Themselves

Explore how to apply Uki-Waza from a standing lock-up, if we find ourselves down on the ground and want to regain our feet, if an opponent tackles us, from behind our attacker, with a jacket to grab, and how to do it if we don’t have a jacket to grab onto.

Countering and Escaping Common Arm Locks on the Ground

In this course you’ll be guided through three common arm locks with instruction on how to apply the locks and how to escape them as well. Three “straight” arm locks and a very common “bent” arm lock will be explored in depth so that you have the knowledge that you need if you ever find […]

Countering and Escaping Dangerous Ground Positions

Explore two ground positions and two escape options that can help you turn the table on your opponent. Ground fighting has become increasingly popular due to the rise of televised Mixed Martial Arts competitions, but it has always been something that needs to be addressed if you are going to have a complete self-protection skill […]

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