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Ran Sho Expanded

Ran Sho Expanded

by Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt 12 Lessons

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

by Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt 8 Lessons

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 of proper application. Join me in this course as we explore the crucial steps, angles, and points of execution that allow us to use our legs to render a dangerous attacker harmless.

Eri Jime - Collar Chokes and Counters

Eri Jime - Collar Chokes and Counters

by Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt 14 Lessons in ,

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.

Sword Grip Seminar

by Dennis Fuutoshi Mahoney 2 Lessons in , ,

Historical weapons, like those today, had specific grips depending on their functional use. A naginata handle is different from that of yari for a reason. In this Sword Grip Seminar you will look at one type of sword grip and how your taijutsu improves immediately just by using it.

Guillotine Choke - Counters and Applications

by Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt 10 Lessons in , ,

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 the choke to build our self defense efficacy.

Shizen No Kamae

by Dennis Fuutoshi Mahoney 2 Lessons in , ,

All Kamae are Shizen No Kamae with an attitude. In this seminar you look at how the natural body position of Shizen No Kamae powers all kamae and movement. You learn how it controls all of your weapons, creates cover and even tells you when to strike naturally.

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Matrix Of Martial Arts Reloaded

by Dennis Fuutoshi Mahoney 7 Lessons in , , , , , , , ,

<strong>Part Three of the Matrix of Martial Arts Course Series:</strong> Welcome to the Matrix of Martial Arts Reloaded. In the original Matrix of Martial Arts course you learned a martial intelligence formula for Ninja Taijutsu: the physical process of trying to take control with kamae in order to achieve our goals while maximizing options and avoiding constraints in the ever-changing moments of a conflict. In the Matrix of Martial Arts Reloaded you will discover that success or failure while training is all in your head. In Reloaded you will look at your training through 8 different perspectives and then put them back together again to help your brain create a more complete representation of your training. In short you will learn to perceive what others miss and take your training to a new level.

Da Shin

by Stephen K. Hayes 13 Lessons in , ,

This is an extremely advanced application of principles from the Gyokko Ryu Chu-Ryaku no Maki “Middle Scroll” of training methods. An-shu Stephen K. Hayes shows how to capture a knifer’s attack. Once captured, he then stays with it long enough to sense where the attacker is going, and he accommodates the attacker in a way that turns into an outward wrist lock takedown.