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This Month

Here’s what the Hombu is teaching this month.

It’s important to remember that the lessons linked to below are only a starting point, and that there is so much more great learning content to explore from all of our instructors.

Level 1

  • “Te-hodoki 1” Double wrist grab escapes

    Principle: Attacker’s overpowering technique becomes your advantage over their new vulnerability

    1. Two Hand Wrist Grab Defense by An-shu Stephen K. Hayes

  • “Dan-shu” Same-side grab defense

    Principle: Use the weight of gravity instead of muscle power to generate strength

    1. Mirror-Side Arm Grab Defense by An-shu Stephen K. Hayes

  • “Backward Boulder Roller” Backward rocking or rolling escape on ground

    1. Forward Roll by James Kentoshi Norris

  • “Sideways Boulder Roller” Lateral rocking or rolling escape to the side on ground

    1. Sideways Roll by James Kentoshi Norris

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

  • “Tai-hodoki” Front waist-grasp “cowboy tackle”

    Principle: Exploit the “gift to you” of his momentum to move him into unbalance

    1. Rushing Tackle Defense by An-shu Stephen K. Hayes

  • “Te-hodoki 3” Forward-facing cross-side grab defense

    Principle: Skillfully applied little bones overpower bigger bodies

    1. Cross-Side Arm Grab Defense by An-shu Stephen K. Hayes

  • “Backward Boulder Roller” Backward rocking or rolling escape on ground

    1. Forward Roll by James Kentoshi Norris

  • “Sideways Boulder Roller” Lateral rocking or rolling escape to the side on ground

    1. Sideways Roll by James Kentoshi Norris

Level 2

Level 3