White Crane Kenpo

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Butokutsuru Ryu Kenpojutsu

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                            a.k.a.

 

                                                               White Crane Kenpo

 

                                                               Creed

 

 

The Creed Of Martial Virtue Is This Oath Of The Kenpojutsuka to; establish a positive relationship of peace and harmony with oneself, one’s family, one’s environment, the martial arts community, and the elements of mother nature. The dojo of the Virtuous Crane is one of respect, honor, humility, courage, and integrity for self, and all others whose path which they may encounter. These virtues of the Cranes Law Of The Dragon’s Fist reveal the enlightened spirit of one’s Busan, ( ‘Martial Creativity’) of self. For the true dojo is the one within our heart!

Amitoufo!

B.D.C.C. Institute On Motion Training:

                                                      BLACK DRAGON CLANDESTINE COMBATIVES

 

INSTITUTE MOTION TRAINING

 

“BENDING THE BRANCH”

 

Bending The Branch


A.   Defense Against A Single Hand Wrist-Grab:

 

1.     With your free hand execute an outside-inside clawing rake to the

“Attacker’s eyes”.

2.     Grab the attacker’s hand that is grabbing you and pull upward; twisting “His wrist” as you pull downward with your trapped wrist.  Thus, forcing him to release his hold.

3.     Execute with the same hand a downward forearm strike to the

“to the attacker’s elbow”. Dislocating it!

4.     Finish with the same hand executing a backhand forearm strike to the

“attacker’s” head.

5.     Cover Out & Escape!  

 D.K.K.C.I. / B.D.C.C.I.Martial Theoretical Philosophy; "On ['Luck']":

 

 

 

Hello,

Personally i think this is a very stimulating discussion. Yet, i would like to comment on the term 'Luck' in the martial arts. I will comment on how i teach in the next comment.
"Luck" is only the martial artist's interpretation of 'Martial Spirituality'. Let us not forget that without the teaching of spiritual principles within the art. The student is left on a journey of chaos throughout his/her martial experience. The spiritual principles behind every martial art system; whether traditional or non-traditional; Define the style, system, teacher, teacher's teacher, and student: These principles also create what we martial arts laymen call "Luck". Enlightenment is and has always been spiritual for the martial practitioner. Enlightenment always will be spiritual for the martial practitioner. Enlightenment can evolve within the martial practitioner through, but not limited to the following ways.
1. Standing Meditation;
2. Sitting Meditation;
3. Praying Meditation;
4. Standing Prayer, (Buddha Hand); and / or
5. Engaging in Defensive Violent Conflict, etc, etc, etc,...:
Thus, luck comes to us from our spiritual beliefs of powers greater than ourselves. Whether it be 10,000 Buddha, 1 Buddha, 1 Allah, or 1 God etc,...!

Amitoufo!

This also brings to light the infamous "Argument Of Good & Evil"!

Entering:

 

Dragon Kenpo Karate Consortium International

Black Dragon Clandestine Combatives Institute

                                                               Presents

The Analogy Of Basic DK Techniques

                      Entering The Centerline Versus Evading The Centerline

                                                     In Dragon Kenpo

                                         Yellow – 2nd Black Belt [ 1st Dan]

 

Part 1; Yellow Thru Purple [Advanced Orange Belt]

 

  Welcome to dragon kenpo! This analogy will examine the first hand principles of the original Ed. Hutchison DK Techniques as they apply to entering and evading the attacker’s centerline in the execution of counter attacking defenses.  This analogy should add some light on the intent of the founder as his art unfolds from yellow belt through 2nd dan black belt.

Let us know examine the following factual data concerning dragon kenpo yellow belt techniques.

A.     Yellow Belt:

 

1.      Defense Against A Right Punch.

a.       This counter-attacking technique Evades the attacker centerline:

2.      Defense Against A Choke From The Front.

a.       This counter-attacking technique Enters the attacker centerline:

3.      Defense Against A Choke From Behind.

a.       This counter-attacking technique Enters the attacker centerline:

B.     Yellow Belt Analogy:

 

Since there only three techniques x 2  [practicing from both left and right sides respectively]. It is clear that upper extremity arm and hand motion is

merely touched upon. Thus, the trend toward evasion is not emphasized. This may be due to the fact that many prospective students will take what they have learned at this level of street combat proficiency and discontinue training.  Therefore, believing that they have learned enough or that they can figure the system out from this point!

Let us now examine the Orange Belt Techniques!

 

A.      Orange Belt:

 

1.      Defense Against A Left Punch.

a.      This counter-attacking technique Evades the attacker centerline:

2.      Defense Against A Right Punch.

a.      This counter-attacking technique Evades the attacker centerline:

3.      Defense Against A Right Punch.

a.      This counter-attacking technique Evades the attacker centerline:

4.      Defense Against A Right Punch.

a.      This countering technique Evades the attacker centerline:

5.      Defense Against A Right Punch.

a.      This counter-attacking technique Enters the attacker centerline:

6.      Defense Against A Lapel Grab (A).

a.      This counter-attacking technique Enters the attacker centerline:

7.      Defense Against A Lapel Grab (B).

a.      This countering-attack technique Evades the attacker centerline.

8.      Defense Against An Attack From Behind.

a.      This counter-attacking technique Evades the attacker centerline:

Advanced Orange Belt:

 

1. Defense Against A Right Punch.

a. This counter-attacking technique Evades the attacker centerline.

2. Defense Against A Right Punch B.

a. This countering defensive Evades the attacker centerline.

3. Defense Against A Left Punch.

a. This counter-attacking technique Enters the attacker centerline.

4. Defense Against A Left Punch B.

a. This counter attacking defense Evades the attacker centerline.

 

B. Orange Belt Analogy:

 

There are approximately 8 times 2, or 16 techniques in the DK orange belt  arsenal of counter attacking defenses. It, unlike the yellow belt techniques, is very clear that upper extremity motion provides some descriptive analysis,

of how the arms and hands of the practitioner should defensively express themselves as counter attacks. The introduction to waist motion in striking provides insight into the elbow striking and smashing within the DK orange belt analogy. It is also safe to assume that the stylist must begin to understand how waist motion is applied for his/her advantage. So, the DK stylist begins the study of basic upper extremity mechanics of the hands, arms and elbows in countering a violent assault. Therefore, just as the majority of the kenpo arts; the orange belt defines the basic self-mastery within the system.

There are also 6 times 2, or 12 evasive analogies within the orange belt arsenal.

Considering the advanced orange belt, which consists of 4 techniques prove that again, 3 x 2 or 6 evasive countering analogies are the key to defining self-mastery within the Dragon Kenpo street combat system. 

This data suggests that the original intent of the styles’ founder was not only to protect the practitioner as a lower belt rank. It was also meant to define the structure of the DK system as it applied to present and future stylist countering motion. This last statement also provides some truth to the Mitose philosophical theory of [‘Destruction Of The Fort’] to enter the unknown given gates of the attacker in failing his/her violent assault attempt!

Finally, the given data above provide the assumption of creativity within basic evasive countering. Suggesting that counter striking lower extremity footwork can consider the American, Japanese, and Chinese appearances of recognition. Thus, providing the basis for future analytical expression within the Dragon Kenpo / Quan Fa, or Chinese Temple lineage.

Factoid: The total number of techniques within the Dragon Kenpo arsenal from the ranks of Yellow thru 3rd Brown Belt or [Green Belt] = 40. Only 16 techniques attack or counter attack the assailants centerline in failing a violent attack! This fact leads one to safely assume that 24 + at least 60% of the remaining techniques of 3rd brown-1st Dan [Shodan] tend to evade the attacker centerline in defensive countering analogies within the streetwise combat Ed. Hutchison Dragon Kenpo system!

Therefore, the above last statement proves beyond doubt the true intent of DK Founder[Ed Hutchison] as to his analogy of the AK/DK likeness other than the 'Tailoring Principle'! So, i ask all whom may read this article; If American Kenpo uses ''Wing Chun' as it's primary Gung Fu concentration within it's Ed. Parker System: Then what 'Gung Fu' / [Chinese] martial (style 0r system) does DK use as it's primary concentration in the Quan /[Fist]?

Answer: Any free expression of the various Shaolin Quan /(Fists)!

Part 2 will cover Purple thru Brown Belt analogies. Until next time.

Amitoufo!