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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Hanbo Locking and Leveraging
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.
Gun Defenses: Rear Attacks
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.
Gun Defenses: Front Attacks
Learning to deal with firearms is an important part of self-defense training. In this first in a series of gun defense courses, we deal with front attacks when you don’t have a weapon of your own.
Against a Wall
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 Invisible Warrior – Festival 2013
Shihan Mark Sentoshi Russo examines the art of setting traps that attackers can fall in to, which in turn allow you to achieve greater success in defending yourself.
Attacking From the Shadows
Shihan James Kentoshi Norris explores the concept of attacking from multiple and unexpected angles and alignments to gain a tactical advantage over your attacker.
Ground Fighting III
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.
Ground Fighting II
Master Norris and An-shu Hayes take you through answers to even more challenging ground situations, giving you tools and techniques to defend, control, and end the fight, as well as drills to help you polish your techniques.
Ground Fighting I
Learn fundamental ground defense skills from Master Norris and An-shu Hayes. This course covers common ground attacks, core defenses, ways to reposition for control, and ways to create space to escape.
Unarmed Defenses Against Knife Attacks
Master Norris and An-shu Hayes guide you through defenses to common attacks, knife-holding details, body positioning, and several drills designed to sharpen your awareness and self defense capability.
Knife versus Knife
Learn the fundamentals of knife-based self defense in knife versus knife situations. Master Norris and An-shu Hayes guide you through defenses to common attacks, knife-holding details, body positioning, and several drills designed to sharpen your knife skills.
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Move Like a Ghost
To-Shin Do® 5th Degree Black Belt “Move Like a Ghost” teaches an amazing set of invisible movement escapes to overcome locks and throws commonly taught in many grappling martial arts. Learn to go magically beyond conventional with these To-Shin Do® advanced Black Belt responses taught by master instructors An-shu Rumiko Hayes, Master Mark Sentoshi Russo, and Master James Kentoshi Norris.