Learn how to use a hanbo (Japanese cane or short stick) to strike at a distance, to disrupt or put an end to an attack, and to protect yourself in close range situations. Shihan James Kentoshi Norris takes you through the foundations of two important hanbo skills; striking and shielding.
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Learn how to use a hanbo (Japanese cane or short stick) to turn an attacker’s energy, or even their own skeleton, against them. Shihan James Kentoshi Norris takes you through the foundations of two important hanbo skills; how to create locks and how to create leverage.
Getting to the ground safely is an essential skill in any martial arts training program. Whether getting thrown in training, slipping on an icy sidewalk, or going to the ground in a fight, being able to roll is one of the most important things you’ll learn in To-Shin Do. In this course, James Kentoshi Norris takes you through all the rolling and ukemi skills needed on the way to a black belt.
Learning to deal with firearms is an important part of self-defense training. In this second in a series of gun defense courses, we cover examples of dealing with rear attacks, carjackings, and rescue situations when you don’t have a weapon of your own.
Imagine a kata to be a small antique box that has locks on the outside. The box is decorated and quite beautiful. Many people collect these boxes, each one being different from the others but still quite beautiful, and store them on a shelf called memory.
They will take a box off a shelf and look at it or clean it and then put it back up on the shelf. Sometimes they will take a sample of their boxes to a convention to show them off to others who have come to share and compare their boxes too.
Because these antique boxes are so beautiful most have never considered opening these locked boxes. But inside these boxes are the real gift, the boxes are just the wrappings.
Locked inside kata and techniques are the secrets of the martial arts. You can not just memorize kata if you want to be a martial artist, you have to experience them. Ninja Lab shows you how to use martial science to unlock the hidden concepts within and discover the martial arts.
Counter striking an attacker’s punching arm is highly effective and unexpected. In this mid-range version of counter-punching the punch course you will study the specific details of protecting yourself while simultaneously delivering a punishing counter attack.
Being pinned against a wall in a fight can be a terrifying experience. In the course, James Kentoshi Norris shows you how to use Ninja principles to find avenues of escape even in situations where there doesn’t seem to be any.
The stomp kick is an important fundamental technique in the To-Shin Do Ninja martial arts arsenal. As with all things To-Shin Do the stomp kick has many variations and applications. This course will take you through the critical basics and key variations as well as scenario applications.
The Ninja concept of body position, what we call Kamae, and the use of gravity create a smooth powerful way of moving and striking that is difficult to perceive but highly effective. When used together the Ninja achieves Ken Tai Ichi Jo, body and weapon become one.
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Learn advanced skills, locks and ground defenses. Master Norris and An-shu Hayes guide you through lessons for dealing with dangerous ground attackers. This course covers many new stand-alone skills, as well as shows you how to put all three ground course skills into a flow drill.