Apr
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Ujaku

Gyokko Ryu

Ujaku - Black Magpie

The attacker punches with the right hand. Shift to the left with one step and block with the right arm, then quickly hook the opponent's sleeve and pull.  The attacker comes in with a right kick.  Receive the kick with the right leg in yoko keri, then immediately with the right hand that is holding the right sleeve lift the attacker's armup, then strike into the attacker's right side with a left boshi.  At the same time, wrap the attacker's right arm and move to the attacker's left side.  Take the attacker's wrist with the left hand and throw.  The attacker will fall back.  Kick in with the right foot, and maintain situational awareness.

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Apr
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Teiken

Gyokko Ryu

Teiken: Hoof Punch

The attacker comes in from behind and applies a hagai jime (pinion lock; similar to a full nelson).  Drop the hips and extend both arms, then grab both his palms with your hands reversed, and push your thumbs on the back of the attacker's hands.  Extend your arms out, slip out to the left, and the attacker will fall back.  With only the right hand, throw in kata te nage.  Kick in with the right foot and maintain situational awareness.

Things you will learn today:

  • How to apply a proper pinion lock, and how to escape it.
  • Omote gyaku, and the variation kata te nage.
  • Yoko tobi ukemi
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Mar
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kihon: Musha Dori

Kihon

Musha Dori: Warrior Capture

The attacker grabs the right sleeve with the left hand.  Step off with right leg, and isolate the left arm.  Step to your left foot with the right foot and free your elbow over the top of the attacker's arm.  Apply pressure to the attackers elbow after freeing your elbow and step to the left with your left foot to apply a lock on the attacker.  Yoko aruki to the side of the attacker and kick out his leg to drop him to the floor.  Maintain situational awareness.

Things you will learn:

  • Musha Dori, Onikudaki, Temakura
  • Ura shuto, tsuki, zenpo keri
  • Yoko ukemi
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Mar
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Gyakuryu

Gyokko Ryu

Gyakuryu: Reverse Flow

The attacker comes in with a right punch; take a step to the left, and receive the right punch.  The attacker kicks with the right leg; defend by kicking under the attacker's kick, and take the attacker's right arm into omote gyaku with the left hand.  The attacker comes in with a left punch to the suigetsu; receive the punch with the right arm, and quickly strike the attacker's left side of the neck with a right shuto.  The strike done properly should send the attacker falling; before the attacker hits the ground, apply omote gyaku to excelerate the fall.  Kick the attacker with the left foot, and maintain situational awareness.

Things you will learn:

  • Omote gyaku
  • Jodan uke, chudan uke, keri kaeshi
  • Omote shuto, zenpo keri, tsuki

 

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Mar
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kihon: Ichimonji no waza

Kihon

Ichimonji no waza: One of the three Koshi Sanpo

Stand in ichimonji no kamae; the attacker punches with the right arm.  With your left arm uke nagashi and pin the attacker's other arm.  Strike using the whole right side of your body with an omote shuto to the attackers left side of his neck.  The attacker falls to the ground; maintain situational awareness.

Things you will learn today:

  • Uke nagashi, jodan uke
  • Omote shuto, Gyokko Ryu Tsuki
  • Koho ukemi

 

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Mar
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kihon: Ura Gyaku

Kihon

Ura Gyaku: Inside wrist twist

The attacker grabs your lapel with the right hand; cover using the left hand.  Step out with the left foot and take the grabbing hand with your free hand.  Step out with right leg while applying a twist to the wrist.  Maintain situational awareness.

What you will learn today:

  • How to apply one of the fundamental throws for all martial arts: Ura Gyaku
  • How to apply ura gyaku in kumi uchi. (Standing grapple clinch)
  • How to apply ura gyaku from a punch.

 

 

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Mar
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Seito

Gyokko Ryu

Seito: Mackerel Topple

The attacker comes in with a right punch.  Block with the left arm.  The attacker comes in with a right kick; block with the right arm.  The attacker come in with a left punch to the suigetsu; block with the left arm and take the wrist.  Strike the attacker's face with a right shako ken, then take the attacker's shoulder with the right hand.  The attacker falls back, and immediately kick in with the right foot then pull the right leg back and sit.  Hit with the left leg; maintain situational awareness.

What you will learn today:

  • Omote gyaku
  • Strikes: Tsuki, shako ken, zenpo keri
  • Ken nagashi, Jodan uke
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Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Sakketsu

Gyokko Ryu

Sakketsu: Killing Squeeze

The attacker comes from behind you and applies a bear hug.  Move hips backwards to create and opening and quickly take a lock on the attacker's right fingers with the right hand.  Twist the body to the right, strike back into the attacker's face with the left hand, and throw forward with ganseki otoshi.  The attacker falls forward.  kick with the right foot and maintain situational awareness.

Things you will learn today:

  • Ganseki nage and Ganseki otoshi
  • How to properly crush fingers, pressure points in the fingers.
  • How to escape a rear bear hug.
  • Sensitivity training; so you can learn to feel someone attacking you when you least expect it. 
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Mar
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: School Night

Gyokko Ryu

School Night!

What you will learn:

  • From the beginning to the end of class it will be all gyokko ryu!
    • The essence of Gyokko Ryu will be applied to....
      • Strikes
      • Blocks
      • Movement
      • Weapons
      • Mindset

School nights are great classes for diving into the concepts, and philosophies of the particular Ryu.  For the next few months it is Gyokko Ryu; train hard, take notes,  and have fun!

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Feb
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kihon: Muso Dori

Muso Dori

The attacker grabs the upper sleeve by the elbow.  Step away from the attackers free hand.  Lock the elbow, take the attacker to the ground.  Maintain situational awareness.

What you will learn today:

  • 1 of the 5 torite kihon gata.
  • Footwork.
  • Learn how to capture the spine by attacking the elbow against the way it bends.
  • Learn how to apply muso dori from a punch, and a kick.

 

 

 

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Feb
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mini Seminar: Hanbo Part 2

Mini Seminar

Hanbo: Half staff

What you will learn:

  • Review the fundamentals of hanbo.
  • Learn how to fight with a hanbo with randori.
  • See how fighting with the hanbo is very different from practicing waza.
  • Learn how to defend against multiple attackers, and attackers with weapons!

Since you've learned your fundamentals for hanbo, let's put your skills to the test in this intense class!  Don't miss the second part of the hanbo seminar!

 

 

 

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Feb
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mini Seminar: Hanbo Part 1

Mini Seminar

Hanbo: Half staff

Things you will learn:

  • How to hold the hanbo.
  • 9 directional striking.
  • Kamae/stances
  • How to apply techniques on attackers with the hanbo.
  • Learn the history of the weapon; where it came from, and why it became a weapon.

Join us on both Tuesday and Thursday for this mini seminar!  You will be sorry if you miss it!

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Feb
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Keo

Gyokko Ryu

Keo: Settling Seagull

The attacker grabs the lapel with both hands.  Kick up into the attacker's gedan with the right shin; at the same time, strike downward from above into both of the attacker's hands to break his grip.  The attacker punches with the right hand.  Block with the left arm and strike the attacker's right kasumi with a right ura shuto, then kick the attacker's chest with the right leg.  The attacker falls back.  Maintain situational awareness.

What you will learn today:

  • Defense against a double lapel grab.
  • Strikes: Tsuki, lead punch (jab), lead kick, shuto, Jodan uke
  • Ukemi: Ushiro ukemi (back break fall), Ushiro nagare (backwards flow/roll)

 

 

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Feb
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Ketsumyaku

Gyokko Ryu

Ketsumyaku: Pulse Squeeze

The attacker comes from behind and applies sankaku jime (triangle choke). Slightly drop the hip and with the left handtake the attacker's right arm.  With the right hand apply pain by using a boshi into the attacker's inner elbow joint.  As soon as the opening presents itself, quickly throq in seoi nage.  Kick the attacker with the right foot, and maintain situational awareness.

What the will learn today:

  • Sankaku jime: triangle choke.
  • Strikes: Boshi, Zenpo keri
  • Seoi nage/Ippon seoi nage

 

 

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Feb
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Keto

Gyokko Ryu

Keto: Imperial Fall

The attacker kicks with the right leg; pull the left leg slightly, and with the right leg kick below the attackers right leg.  The attacker shifts and punches with the right hand; block with the left arm and immediately strike attacker's face with a shako te (claw shaped hand).  At the same time, kick the opponent over with the right leg.

Things you will learn:

  • Strikes: Zenpo keri, fudo ken, shako te, uke nagashi
  • Stances Hicho, kosei
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Jan
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gyokko Ryu: Danshi

Gyokko Ryu

Danshi: Catapult Finger

The attacker grabs your lapel with the left hand.  Take the attacker's grabbing hand with your right hand in omote gyaku.  The attacker punches with the right hand.  Block the punch with your left arm, and immediately strike the attackers chest with a left boshi.  At the same time, kick in with the right leg creating a right gyaku shime.  The attacker falls down; finish by kicking into the attacker's chest with the left leg, and maintain situational awareness.

Things you will learn:

  • Strikes: Zenpo keri, boshi ken, uke nagashi
  • Kihon: Omote gyaku
  • Concepts: weak leg/strong leg, yin yang.

 

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Jan
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Weapon Night: Knife

Knife

What you will learn:

  • How to properly grip a knife.
  • How to properly cut with a knife.
  • Learn how to defend against a knife.
  • Stances: Hachi no kamae, Hira no kamae, and Hoko no kamae
  • Knife stances: learn the differences between defensive and offensive postures.

 

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