Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-Jutsu 古流沖縄手拳法術
Old Style Okinawan Karate: is a synthesis and contemporary reinterpretation of those classical fighting arts handed down from later part of Okinawas old Ryukyu Kingdom.
Historical foundation Restored, revived and systemized by Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi 9th Dan, the legacy of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu can be traced back to China’s Qing Period (1644–1911) Fujian Chinese-based quanfa
(kenpo) practices haphazardly introduced and secretly cultivated in Okinawa, during the later part of the old Ryukyu Kingdom.
Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu includes a broad range (Hybrid) of fundamental physical skills consisting of blocking, kicking, punching [kihon-waza], joint manipulation and limb entanglement (kansetsu-waza), pinning/restraining
techniques (katame-waza), seizing nerves and attacking tendons (tori-te waza),
attacking anatomically vulnerable points (kyusho-jutsu), blood and air
deprivation (shime-waza), balance displacement (nage-waza), ground fighting and
grappling techniques (ne-waza) and escapes and counter (gyaku-waza).
Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu emphasizes partner practice drills called tegumi futari- geiko (Te = hand or hands. Amongst its many interpretations “gumi” means to unite, cooperate, and grapple. In this context Tegumi refers to trapping and grappling with one’s hands. Futari-geiko means contineous practice or flow drills.), as one of its main forms of training.
Practice, of this nature, incorporates the reenactment of realistic attacks, i.e. chokes, grabs, bear hugs, etc., and a corresponding defense from both a standing position, called tachi-waza, and from the ground, called ne-waza with
partners alternate roles between active and passive, attacker and defender. Through the practice of tegumi, the meanings and principles of the movements and postures (defensive composites), integrated within kata, are revealed to the learner.
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