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Techniques to understand the wind element will bring you closer to your To-Shin Do Black Belt. Body positioning, kamae, and timing are the keys to success.

 

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Hook Punch Defense

Author: Stephen K. Hayes

Summary Practice moving decisively into an aggressor’s attack at just the right moment. Move too soon, and he can retract his commitment and intercept you (or in a modern courtroom, you could be guilty of assault – “you started the fight!”). Move too late, and you will be fighting from physically and spiritually weakened balance. […]

Musha Dori

Author: Stephen K. Hayes

Summary This arm lock requires effective body movement, kamae (structure), and alignment. If you keep your center of gravity low, the effect is amplified exponentially.   Lesson 1   Step-by-Step Aggressor grabs you by the arms or sleeves of your jacket Pull your right side back, straightening his left arm and disrupting his balance When […]

Muso Dori

Author: Stephen K. Hayes

Summary The Muso-Dori arm and shoulder lock requires an acute sense of positioning and angling. When your attacker asserts himself, it may just be the perfect time to apply this lock.   Lesson 1   Step-by-Step Aggressor grabs you by the arms or sleeves of your jacket Pull your right side back, straightening his left […]

Oni Kudaki

Author: Stephen K. Hayes

Summary Locking up your attacker’s arm and shoulder in this Oni-Kudaki technique puts you at a great advantage. Through your sneaky ninja skill you end up behind your attacker – a safe place to be.     Step-by-Step The step-by-step instructions are coming soon.To access this content, you must purchase To-Shin Do Training Subscription – […]

Take Ori Wrist Lock

Author: Stephen K. Hayes

Summary “Cover, push up and twist” wrist fold. Several law-enforcement agencies use a variation of the Take-Ori technique to control suspects. Using the information in this lesson you’ll learn how to apply this lock when you’re attacked.     Step-by-Step Grab the backs of aggressor’s hands with your palms, your right on his left, left […]

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