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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

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, To-Shin […]

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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