Combinations teach gauging and positioning in one-on-one situations. There are a variety of principles designed for you to express in each combination you learn. Sometimes they are taught, other times they are hidden, waiting to be discovered. Each is a building block designed to condition the student about the ifs, hows, whens, wheres, and whys […]
Some people think this is the same thing …. and it kind of is in beginning training. But they quickly separate right after. Sparring is training with defined rules and usually safety measures in place. There is “full contact” sparring, but even that has safety rules in place. The Japanese martial arts call it “Kumite”.
The 5 animals are not the only animals and the 5 are not all the original names. For example: The Cobra. But this just makes sense to call it a snake. So on with the information There are 5 foundation animals that are recognized and taught. Those are “The Dragon”, “The Tiger”, “The Leopard”, “The
Move with power and balance while building your body’s fighting vocabulary. Many people do not understand the function of forms, and some believe they are a waste of time. I remember clearly hearing on the radio that Dr. Laura Schlessinger did not see the value of forms. If memory serves she had earned her Black
Effective moves to quickly subdue an attacker. I have personally found that Kempos give the practitioner a much finer sense of control, action, reaction, and response. They teach an individual how to respond to nearly limitless positions, thus keeping them in the winning position at all times. This broadens their capacity for clearly understanding the
One of the most overlooked aspect, in my opinion, is the art of blocking or blocking systems.If you think about it at face value, it makes sense. But there is so much more and it is my pleasure to elaborate on this. Again, this is my opinion from my experience of doing martial arts since the
For more than 48 years, Grandmaster Fred Villari has been a pioneer in the martial arts. By bringing many styles together to form an effective unity of disciplines, he revolutionized the way martial artists thought about fighting. Shaolin Kempo Karate (or “SKK”) is a martial art style that combines the Five Animals of Shaolin Kung