• Escrima Sticks Video: Vintage Footage of Remy Presas Demonstrating the Armbar

    Escrima sticks expert Remy Presas, as pictured in his book Modern Arnis: The Filipino Art of Stick Fighting published by Black Belt Books.Remy Amador Presas was one of the most vibrant personalities in the martial arts.

    One of the Philippines’ premier stick fighters, Presas became a national figure in his native country for his blending of the countless island combat styles into one system, which he named modern arnis.

    Presas began his study of arnis at an early age, leaving home at 14 to pursue his interest in the fighting arts characteristic of his homeland. Presas ultimately synthesized important aspects from kali, escrima, tjakalele and arnis de mano into the art he taught. His travel throughout the Philippines led to the rise of arnis as a national sport, taught regularly in physical education classes throughout the country.

    In this new excerpt from his Modern Arnis DVD/video-download series, Presas demonstrates how to use escrima sticks to perform an armbar and submit an opponent.

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    Presas left the Philippines in 1975 on a goodwill tour sponsored by the Philippine government to spread arnis to other countries. He arrived in the United States, conducting special seminars featuring escrima sticks and other fighting methods to groups as diverse as law enforcement agencies and senior citizens. The “Professor” (as his students affectionately called him) was welcomed wherever he went, demonstrating the daring techniques of the bolo and the bewitching twirl of double rattan sticks — the sinawali.

    In 1982, Presas was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year for his devotion to teaching. Black Belt honored him again in 1994 as Weapons Instructor of the Year. Decades of refinement in his use of escrima sticks gave Presas a personal style that made his seminars among the most popular at many martial art schools.

    Presas was actively involved in the formation of the International Modern Arnis Federation in 1970. He lived in the United States for 25 years.

    Presas died in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2001.

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    Modern Arnis — Volume 1

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  • Useless Wing Chun Training Tools

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    http://www.facebook.com/izzowarrioracademy http://www.DominickIzzo.com Crap Wing Chun Training Tools will not go on our school wall. Sorry, Dave. But thank you for thinking of us!
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  • Fernando Tereré - This is Favela Jiu Jitsu

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    Fernando Terere is widely regarded as one of the best and most enteraning individuals the sport has seen. He's had an incredible 4 victories over Marcelo Garcia and was known to fight up 3 weight classes. Terere has finally revealed all of his techniques in his DVD set entitled Favela Jiu Jitsu available here: http://www.budovideos.com/products/fernando-terere-favela-jiu-jitsu-guard-passing-3-dvd-box-set Brought to you by http://www.Budovideos.com 7495 Anaconda Ave. Garden Grove CA 92841 800.451.4828 Follow us on http://www.facebook.com/budo4life and http://www.twitter.com/budovideos
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  • The Creator of a Fighting Dynasty - Carlos Gracie Sr Biography Book by Reila Gracie

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    Reila Gracie, daughter to Carlos Gracie and mother to Roger Gracie, tell the story of the Gracie Family like you've never read before. Finally translated into English and exclusibely available at Budovideos.com http://www.budovideos.com/products/carlos-gracie-sr-biography-book-by-reila-gracie Brought to you by http://www.Budovideos.com 7495 Anaconda Ave. Garden Grove CA 92841 800.451.4828 Follow us on http://www.facebook.com/budo4life and http://www.twitter.com/budovideos
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  • Articles | Instabilité et exercices de gainage : Comparaison par analyse électromyographique

    Le travail du gainage est primordial chez le sportif. Or, il est généralement travaillé sur surface stable. L'introduction de l'instabilité via des sangles de suspension ou un swiss ball permettrait-elle une meilleure sollicitation musculaire ?

  • Le Handi Martial au 29ème Festival des Arts Martiaux

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    Revivez la démonstration de l'équipe No Difference menée par Claudio Alessi, qui a pris place lors du 29ème Festival des Arts Martiaux, le 15 février 2014 au Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy. Des splendides images signées Kombat Sport (chaîne disponible en France sur Canal Sat et Numéricable). Pratiquer les arts martiaux même quand on est différent, c'est le but de l'Association No Difference qui prouve qu'avec de la volonté et de la passion, on arrive à transcender bien des choses. L'Association aide ainsi de nombreuses personnes en situation de handicap à s'élever au-dessus des préjudices et des obstacles imposés par la nature. L'équipe de Handi Martial, entraînée par Claudio Alessi, était composée comme suit : Julien Conti, non-voyant Simon Rhoner, trisomique Alexandre Maio, hémiplégique Antony Proz, hémiplégique Sébastien Zuretti, trétraplégique Kimka, myopathe Carole Angele, non-voyante Ça y est, la billetterie du 30ème Festival des Arts Martiaux est ouverte ! Rendez-vous au Palais des Congrès de Paris Samedi 7 mars 2015 ! Cette année, pour contenter tout le monde, il y aura deux séances identiques, une à 14h30 et une à 20h. Les meilleures places, c'est maintenant : http://boutique.karatebushido.com/category.php?id_category=91
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  • Haruo Matsuoka on Steven Seagal and Aikido’s History in America

    Haruo Matsuoka on Steven Seagal and Aikido’s History in America

    Haruo Matsuoka throws an opponent while Steven Seagal (far right) looks on.


    Haruo Matsuoka is a study in contrasts. Although he speaks with a noticeable Japanese accent, he’s eloquent in his English explanation of the esoteric concepts of aikido. While he’s known as one of the most combat-competent aikido stylists on the planet and was one of the very few who could take falls for Steven Seagal as he executed his vicious aikido throws, he remains disarmingly humble and glows with a happiness that only true stability, contentment and harmony can bring.

    Conversations with Haruo Matsuoka lead in a variety of directions, all of which are enlightening and inspiring yet grounded in reality. Perhaps what is most amazing is how his life has mirrored his art, meeting conflict and strife with patience and integrity.

    When I recently arrived at his dojo in search of answers, he met me at the door as if greeting an old friend, then sat on the tatami mats for the duration of the interview. It was as if there was no distinction in rank, yet there was no lack of etiquette.

    The History of Aikido

    Born in Osaka, Japan, in the late 1950s, Haruo Matsuoka received an early introduction to aikido and the customs most closely associated with it. His father, Shiro Matsuoka, was into macrobiotics — a diet that’s popular among aikido practitioners in Japan. One year, he took young Haruo Matsuoka to a summer camp dedicated to promoting macrobiotics, and that was where the youth witnessed his first aikido demonstration.


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    Later, during his high school years, he participated in judo, which was a standard part of the physical-education curriculum.

    Just before his 16th birthday, Haruo Matsuoka began taking classes under an instructor named Kobayashi. But the man disappeared after a short time, leaving the dojo unmanaged and unattended. Six months later, Steven Seagal moved to Osaka and reopened the facility as his now-famous Tenshin Dojo.

    At 17, Haruo Matsuoka had his first meeting with Steven Seagal, and it left a lasting impression on the youth. Reminiscing about that day, he beamed with a sense of wonder: “When I first met Seagal sensei, his Japanese wasn’t so fluent, but his technique was remarkable — unlike what I’d seen before. He was so fast, very fluid. Seeing him doing aikido changed my life.”

    Haruo Matsuoka signed up on the spot.

    “Nothing in my earlier martial arts experiences came close to that moment,” he said. Steven Seagal’s school sat in a rough part of town known for its yakuza gangsters and prostitutes. “It was only a five-minute walk to the dojo from the train station, but it seemed like a long, long walk,” Haruo Matsuoka recalled. “There were many times when I was really scared, as a skinny kid, and walked as fast as possible so I could avoid getting into trouble.”

    Initially, Haruo Matsuoka trained three times a week, attending classes that were tough and strict. Steven Seagal’s aikido had a reputation for being hard-core and effective even on the street. And his training philosophy backed that up: Make everything practical for this world — otherwise, it’s useless. “Seagal taught a very practical aikido — swift footsteps, hand movements like sword cuts and a body posture that was very straight, very strong,” Matsuoka said.

    Steven Seagal emphasized the relationship between kenjutsu sword work and aikido, and Haruo Matsuoka began to understand the ways in which hand, foot and body positioning in a swordfight translate to aikido. He could see how those skills enabled the practitioner to smoothly glide out of harm’s way while thoroughly exploiting the other person’s openings.

    “Seagal sensei was my first real master,” Matsuoka said. The American took a personal interest in his new pupil’s aikido development almost from the get-go, frequently inquiring about his plans after high school. Before Matsuoka had the opportunity to test for his black belt, Steven Seagal pulled him aside and asked if he wanted to accompany him to America to help him make movies. To the impressionable Japanese teenager, it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime, inspiring him to persevere in his practice.

    Haruo Matsuoka’s relationship with his master would never be the same.

    Steven Seagal began using him as his uke, demonstrating throws and other aikido techniques on him during class despite his rank. (According to Japanese etiquette, the head instructor demonstrates techniques only on the most senior student, allowing him to learn quickly by feeling each move.) Steven Seagal put him ahead of his seniors and gave him the opportunity to absorb knowledge directly from the source and thus advance more rapidly. “Nothing compares to those days back in Japan,” Haruo Matsuoka said. “Our lives were pure aikido.”

    Earning His Aikido Black Belt

    By the time Haruo Matsuoka took his black-belt test in 1978 — during a time when Steven Seagal’s exams were held behind closed doors — he passed with flying colors on his first try. His success was the fruit of three months of intensive preparation. Testing in Japan was far different from testing in America, Haruo Matsuoka said. “It isn’t something that just happens on the day of your major test. It’s an ongoing process that begins months ahead of the actual date, with your master putting you under closer scrutiny for candidacy. Seagal sensei was watching us closely at every practice, helping us grow in aikido.”

    In 1982 Steven Seagal flew from his new residence in Taos, New Mexico, back to Osaka to conduct a belt test, and Matsuoka earned his second degree.

    In September 1983 he decided to follow his master’s path to America — and quickly found himself on the set of The Challenge, a film that starred Scott Glenn and Toshiro Mifune. Matsuoka played one of Mifune’s disciples.

    Meanwhile in Osaka, the students of Tenshin Dojo were under the assumption that Steven Seagal and Haruo Matsuoka would return after completing their film projects. Even Haruo Matsuoka thought his stint in America was temporary, but that changed when Steven Seagal divorced his first wife, Miyako Fujitani.

    It now seemed as though the United States would be the duo’s home for the long haul.

    How Above the Law Changed Aikido

    During those early days in America, Haruo Matsuoka and Steven Seagal encountered many difficulties as they strove to promote aikido and run a commercial studio in California. Few Americans had heard of the art, and even fewer had any concept of what it was even after watching a class. “When we started teaching in the San Fernando Valley, we were always hurting in terms of enrollment,” Haruo Matsuoka said. “I can’t tell you how many times I thought of giving up.”

    It continued that way for three years until the release of Steven Seagal’s first starring vehicle, Above the Law, in 1988.

    Above the Law turned the tide for aikido instructors around the world, resulting in an overnight boom in enrollment.

    The new Tenshin Dojo found its previously empty tatami mats packed with 30 to 40 students per session.

    Haruo Matsuoka continued to serve faithfully as chief instructor of the studio, overseeing the business and doing demonstrations even when he was frequently called away to appear in Steven Seagal movies whenever there was a need for a guy who could withstand the hardest throws and endure the meanest falls.

    Those grueling years opened Haruo Matsuoka’s eyes to some of aikido’s finest treasures. On one level, he became extremely proficient at randori, the multiple-attacker freestyle training method for which the art is known.

    But comparing his randori sessions to footage of other aikido instructors’ workouts was like placing a stiletto in a rack of butter knives. “You have to move your feet in such a way that you put yourself in a safe position in relation to your attackers,” he said.



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    “Randori is like life: You have problems attacking you from different angles. You can try to simply turn and face the first problem that comes to you, but then you’ll be overcome by all the other issues you aren’t engaging.

    “In randori, you must continuously position yourself in such a way that all your attackers have to line up to get to you. When you do that, you can handle them one at a time with finesse without compromising your safety. In aikido, harmony is not static; it’s dynamic.

    In the same way, life is not static. You have to constantly reassess your situation, constantly check your priorities and what you are doing to engage them.”

    During that time, Haruo Matsuoka was privileged to meet one of aikido-founder Morihei Uyeshiba’s finest disciples: Seiseki Abe. Morihei Uyeshiba and Seiseki Abe shared a special relationship in which Seiseki Abe taught Morihei Uyeshiba calligraphy while Uyeshiba taught Abe aikido. Both men imbued their movements with ki to make them more powerful and alive, and the result of their friendship is evident in the enduring relationship between aikido and calligraphy.

    Steven Seagal, who had already established a relationship with Seiseki Abe, brought the master to the United States for seminars. Whenever possible, Haruo Matsuoka would meet him and soak up his knowledge. Seiseki Abe left a great impression on Haruo Matsuoka, imparting much insight into aikido spirituality, the relationship between the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Affairs, a Japanese historical text) and aikido, and the importance of kokyu (breath power) training. Indeed, what many aikido instructors simply write off as a warmup exercise, Seiseki Abe spoke of in great detail.

    He clearly explained how the “boat rowing” exercise built ki through its different vowel sounds, breathing patterns and rhythms. He also elucidated the section of the Kojiki from which the exercise was drawn. “We should feel a great effort concentrated at the hara when we practice it,” Haruo Matsuoka explained. “That is how we build ki power and what differentiates these kinds of strength-building exercises from weightlifting.”

    Steven Seagal and Haruo Matsuoka Part Ways

    Unfortunately, as Steven Seagal’s fame grew, a chasm opened between him and his disciple. Haruo Matsuoka was confused and troubled by it, and the two parted ways in 1997. Matsuoka talks about that episode in his life with great pain in his voice. Indeed, it was with Steven Seagal that Haruo Matsuoka helped write aikido history in America and around the world, and it was because of Steven Seagal that he’d changed the course of his life to follow his master out of his home country. But now, Haruo Matsuoka was forced to step out on his own. He left the United States and set up shop in Okinawa, where he planned to re-evaluate his life and define his new path.

    Luckily, Seiseki Abe was there to help. He reassured Haruo Matsuoka that his departure from Steven Seagal’s inner circle would not mean his downfall in aikido. “I was so saddened by the way things turned out, but Abe Sensei told me that whom we follow isn’t as important as following the example of O-Sensei (Uyeshiba) and working hard to emulate him,” he said.

    Seiseki Abe became Haruo Matsuoka’s new tie to the legacy of Morihei Uyeshiba Uyeshiba through the martial arts and the fine arts. He eventually came to a new understanding and perspective. He related one instance during which Abe’s personality and actions inspired him: “Once, after a seminar here in the United States, Abe Sensei took all the Japanese students aside and gave each of them a book of O-Sensei’s waka poetry that was brushed by his own hand to inspire them and remind them of the strength of this aspect of their cultural heritage. He exemplifies the idea that the guy at the top should show the greatest care for the people who follow him.”

    While Haruo Matsuoka was doing his soul-searching in Japan, his American followers never stopped pulling for him. Many Tenshin Dojo students maintained contact via e-mail and reminded him that he was respected, appreciated and sorely missed. Their messages helped Haruo Matsuoka see that he still had roots in the West, and he started making preparations to return to the States.

    Aiki is not rejection or resistance, but fusion,” Haruo Matsuoka said. “My students stayed faithful to me in spite of my absence, always checking in on me and reminding me of how much they looked forward to my return. They truly fused with me in that way. In Japan, students don’t do that because of the social structure. But here, because Americans see each other as equals, my students felt no compunction about expressing their feelings. That made me feel good inside, and I christened my new group the doshi no kai, or association of friends, in recognition of how their attitude and goodness influenced me.”

    Seiseki Abe also blessed Haruo Matsuoka’s second dojo with an auspicious name. Taken from the concept of Morihei Uyeshiba’s most famous quote — “Masakatsu, agatsu, katsuhayabi,” which means “true victory, self victory, instant victory” — Seiseki Abe christened the new school the Ikazuchi Dojo, or Thunder Dojo. Its appropriateness becomes obvious as soon as one witnesses the force with which Matsuoka’s opponents hit the ground during his demos.

    With a studio in Irvine, California, and the Doshinokai Headquarters in West Los Angeles, Haruo Matsuoka has a growing student base domestically and internationally. And thanks to the practical roots he cultivated during his early years with Steven Seagal and the depth of his current training with Seiseki Abe, his aikido continues to evolve — all to the benefit of the world martial arts community.


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  • Richard Bustillo :" Le MMA est ce que Bruce Lee faisait avec nous en 1967" - Goodies#77

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    De 1967 à 1973, Richard Bustillo, alors âgé de 24 ans fût un des élèves de Bruce Lee. Il y a quelques jours, lors de sa venue exceptionnelle en France, Karatebushido.com lui a posé quelques questions. Retrouvez le maître Richard Bustillo dans les pages du magazine Karaté Bushido de décembre 2014.
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  • Ryan Hall The Open Elbow - Concepts, Fundamentals, Kimura & the Omoplata

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    Buy Now: https://www.groundfighter.com/Ryan-Hall-The-Open-Elbow/ This powerful move is based on a simple yet effective concept: the further you move your opponent’s elbows away from his body, the weaker his defenses will be. Understanding how to capitalize on this unique position will quickly increase your ability to get submissions and control and dominate your opponents. Ryan Hall teaches all of the fundamental details needed to be successful and on volume 1 he covers theory, structure and entries from all of the important positions of Jiu-Jitsu. On volumes 2 & 3 Ryan uses the Open Elbow to put a new spin on the Kimura the Omoplata, making these positions far more effective then you ever thought possible! The Open Elbow concept can be used from all positions, offensive or defense and is equally effective for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, NoGi grappling and MMA! This 3 DVD set spans over 4.5 hours of instruction with 55 incredible Open Elbow techniques shown in the same methodical teaching style that has made Ryan Halls previous Jiu-Jitsu DVD sets world famous! This is another World Martial Arts exclusive!
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  • Ryan Hall - Defensive Guard, Strategy, Fundamentals, Building Walls, Sweeps & Submissons

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    Buy now at: https://www.groundfighter.com/The-Defensive-Guard/ Ryan Hall’s Defensive Guard concept is unlike anything you have seen before,because it views the guard as a position with multiple defensive walls, with each wall having its own set of tactics for defending and counter fighting. Using this strategy, Ryan teaches that the sum of multiple guard walls is far greater then the whole and if an opponent is able to defeat one wall, you simply fall back to the next defensive wall and effectively continue the battle. Additionally Ryan teaches within each individual guard wall position, how to move, unbalance and attack your opponent with sweeps, turnovers and submissions. Ryan teaches the when and how and why to every defensive wall you can use, regardless of what position you find yourself in and all of the offensive and defensive options needed to finish the fight! This DVD set spans over 5 hours of video with 53 incredible defensive guard techniques shown in the same methodical teaching style that has made Ryan Halls previous Jiu-Jitsu DVD sets world famous! This is another World Martial Arts exclusive!
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  • Replay - Cérémonie MM'AWARDS 2013

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    La soirée des MM'Awards a pris place le 10 novembre 2013 au Théâtre du gymnase de Paris. Présentée par Linda Hardy et Vincent Parisi, cette soirée avait pour but de promouvoir les Arts martiaux Mixtes Français dans toute leur diversité, ainsi que les talents de la discipline, émergents ou confirmés. Karatebushido.com vous propose le replay de ce prestigieux événement. La prochaine cérémonie des MM'AWARDS s'annonce riche en événement. La date sera bientôt fixée, ce sera au premier semestre 2015 dans une salle de 2700 places à Paris... Facebook : www.facebook.com/MMAwards.fr?ref=hl Site MM'Awards : http://mmawards.fr
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  • Bruce Lee Movies and Kung Fu Movies: Tune In for 48-Hour Thanksgiving Marathon!

    Tune in to the El Rey Network for their 48-hour “Way of the Turkey” Thanksgiving Kung Fu Marathon, starting Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 6:00 a.m. (ET).

    For those who don’t know, the El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, jointly owned by Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

    Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network seeks to “unite the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone.”

    The network’s action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films and grindhouse pieces as well as cult-classic action, horror and science-fiction films.

    Watch the El Rey Network trailer here …

    … and check out general information about their kung fu films here.

    According to the El Rey Network press release for this Thanksgiving marathon, their lineup will include a special tribute airing of Enter the Dragon on November 27, 2014, at 10:12 a.m. to coincide with the day and time of Bruce Lee’s birth. The airing will also celebrate what would have been Bruce Lee’s 74th birthday.


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    The marathon is slated to end on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at roughly 6:00 a.m. (ET)

    The films will air in the following order:

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

    Challenge of the Masters — 6:00 a.m. (ET)

    The Deadly Breaking Sword — 8:00 a.m. (ET)

    Enter the Dragon — 10:12 a.m. (ET) (7:12a.m. Pacific Time — the time Bruce Lee was born on this day in 1940 in San Francisco, the year and hour of the dragon)

    All Men Are Brothers — 12:30 p.m. (ET)

    The Kung-Fu Instructor — 2:45 p.m. (ET)

    Ten Tigers of Kwangtung — 5:00 p.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: The Deadly Breaking Sword — 7:00 p.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: All Men Are Brothers — 9:15 p.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: The Kung-Fu Instructor — 11:30 p.m. (ET)
     
     

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    Kid from Kwangtung — 1:45 a.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: Challenge of the Masters — 4:00 a.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: Ten Tigers of Kwangtung — 6:00 a.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: Kid from Kwangtung — 8:15 a.m. (ET)

    Mad Monkey Kung Fu — 10:30 a.m. (ET)

    Legendary Weapons of China — 1:00 p.m. (ET)

    Golden Swallow — 3:15 p.m. (ET)

    Blood Brothers — 5:30 p.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: Mad Monkey Kung Fu — 8:30 p.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: Legendary Weapons of China — 10:45 p.m. (ET)
     
     

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

    ENCORE: Golden Swallow at 1:00 a.m. (ET)

    ENCORE: Blood Brothers at 3:15 a.m. (ET)

    Visit elreynetwork.com for more information.

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  • Nikkyo : briser le lien entre Terre et Ciel

    La seconde technique de base au catalogue de l’aïkido peut se réaliser de bien des manières. Celle que l’on voit le plus souvent est généralement axée sur la douleur articulaire que l’on provoque en créant des angles droits et des rotations en opposition. Redoutable d’efficacité, cette technique peut aussi livrer ses secrets du point de vue énergétique. Comme je l’avais dit à propos de ikkyo, les techniques d’aïkido ne viennent pas de nulle part. Elles sont basées sur des rythmes, des variations et des principes qui sont tous en lien direct ou indirect avec – au minimum – la philosophie du yin et du yang. Mais ces techniques reposent aussi sur la compréhension des méridiens d’acupuncture et leur utilisation. Observons donc nikkyo pour comprendre ce qui se passe à l’intérieur de la technique. Nikkyo, le double blocage Lorsqu’un nikkyo est bien en place, on ne peut que constater que le bras de uke prend des virages dans tous les sens. Un angle droit au poignet, un autre au coude. Le jeu articulaire étant ainsi bien bloqué, le décalage du bras par rapport au corps de uke ajoute en plus un blocage sur l’épaule, mais ce sont bien les deux autres blocages qui sont

  • MMA Workouts Video: Airborne Lunges From Scott Sonnon’s Ultimate Conditioning Program for Kickers

    MMA workouts expert Scott Sonnon takes John Wolf through airborne lunges in an excerpt from his DVD Ultimate Conditioning Volume 3: Kickers, published by Black Belt magazine.

    In addition to serving as the U.S. National Sambo Team coach and a top-level referee, Scott Sonnon is a multi-sport national and international champion. As the first American to study behind the Iron Curtain with the USSR’s national and Olympic coaches, he earned the Honourable Master of Sport diploma.

    In the 1990s, Scott Sonnon was appointed chairman for establishing the rule structure for sambo’s mixed-martial arts competition. Scott Sonnon has trained Alberto Crane, Elvis Sinosic, Jorge Rivera and Egan Inoue.

    Scott Sonnon has also worked as a training adviser for the National Law Enforcement and Security Institute, the U.S. Army Combatives School, Italian counterterrorism units, Australian law-enforcement personnel, Russian and Israeli special forces, the Norwegian military security forces, and the Office of Air and Marine.

    In his Ultimate Conditioning DVD series, Scott Sonnon takes viewers through a series of progressively difficult workouts using plyometric boxes, sandbags, kettlebells, medicine balls, body weight and Sonnon’s proprietary Clubbell® to improve strength, endurance and overall skills.

    In this excerpt from Ultimate Conditioning — Volume 3: Kicker, Scott Sonnon takes colleague John Wolf through an exercise called the airborne lunge.

    MMA WORKOUTS VIDEO
    Scott Sonnon Instructs You on Airborne Lunges as Part of a Conditioning Program for Better Kicking


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  • Interview | Yvan Roustit, Préparateur Physique

    Interview d'Yvan Roustit, préparateur physique d'athlètes amateurs et de haut-niveau.

  • Hommage à mon maître

    Maître, cela va bientôt faire un an que vous avez disparu, nous laissant sans nouvelle. Nous tous, vos disciples et élèves, chinois et français, avons été très attristé par votre disparition. Nous aurions voulu pouvoir vous dire au revoir et vous témoigner une dernière fois notre affection mais le sort en a décidé autrement.A partir de maintenant, nous continuerons tous, j'en suis sûr, de suivre les enseignements que vous nous avez prodigué dans nos souvenirs. Vous faites désormais parti de cette immense mémoire collective dans laquelle les pratiquants d'arts martiaux puisent tous les jours. Ainsi, vous continuez de participer à la transmission de ce savoir ancien et rare, parfois jalousement gardé par certains, dont vous avez su être un grand représentant. Vous nous avez transmis votre enseignement avec enthousiasme et joie de vivre, nous rappelant sans cesse que l'art de cultiver la vie (Yangsheng), c'était aussi cela, tout simplement.Je me souviens de la manière dont vous avez su m'accueillir à Pékin lorsque, âgé d'une vingtaine d'année, je m'y suis rendu pour la première fois. Je me souviens de tous les bons moments partagés en votre compagnie durant les 15 ans qui ont suivi...J'espère que vous chevauchez aujourd'hui ces dragons qui vous fascinaient

  • Bill “Superfoot” Wallace on Teaching Martial Arts, Practicing Diplomacy and Loving What You Do


    Editor’s Note: For the full context of Bill “Superfoot” Wallace’s thoughts on these topics, we recommend downloading Floyd Burk’s FREE in-depth profile on this living legend.

    Did you and your father ever reconcile after you decided to make the martial arts your career?

    Bill Wallace: It took a long time, but yes. Since day one, my father would always say, “When are you going to quit doing that stupid crap and get a real good job?” The night I won the world championship, I called my father to tell him. The next day, my mother called: “You should hear your father now! He’s telling everyone, ‘My son is the world champion.’” The stuff about getting a job — it stopped that night.

    What are the primary reasons you were so good at full-contact karate?

    Wallace: Fitness and a good trainer. Being a wrestler, a judo player and a black belt in karate — [with] my degrees in physical education — I knew a whole lot more about conditioning than most people. I knew how to stay in shape. Also, I didn’t smoke or drink or eat a bunch of crap.

    Most important, I had a really good trainer — a boxing trainer from Memphis who believed in me, trusted me and didn’t try to change my stances and many of the things that made me successful. He just added a few things to my repertoire. A lot of other guys were pretty stubborn — they trained themselves — but I learned my lesson about pain and injury, and I didn’t want to get hit. So I found someone to help me keep from getting hit too much.


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    How were you able to jump into the movie business without schooling or experience?

    Wallace: I learned so much working with Chuck [Norris]. I didn’t know anything about movies back then, but I’d watch him every day. Even when I didn’t have to be there, I was there watching and learning. I watched the director do scene after scene, take after take. I watched the stunt choreographer and stuntmen do what they do. I saw Chuck and everyone else add their artistic touches to their work. I also learned that you’ve got to play the game in that business. It’s a process. Things move slowly.

    Why have you been so successful on the seminar circuit?

    Wallace: Anyone who wants to do seminars has to find a niche and provide something people want. Luckily for me, I was very good at flexibility, kicking and all the related conditioning. I could explain and demonstrate exactly why you do what you do. The problem for most people is they don’t have a specialty that someone at the host school can’t do just as good as them. Who’s going to pay you $1,000 to come and teach when they can do what you can do?

    Some well-known fighters can’t do seminars because while they can win, they can’t explain why or how to do it. These same people are the ones who, once they start losing, can’t come back by figuring out how to win again. Here’s one of my secrets: I learn from my seminar students. Ever since I started doing seminars, I’ve used themas my own laboratory. I always throw techniques and ask people to block or evade. If someone blocks one of my kicks, I’m glad to have something to work on. That’s how I’ve kept up — or kept ahead, even.

    There’s a lot of bickering in the martial arts. How have you stayed out of it and maintained so many friendships over the years?

    Wallace: Everybody has their own way of doing something. There’s no wrong way, but there’s also no perfectly right way. People argue all the time about who’s right and who’s wrong. I say, play the game and get along with people. My job is to give ideas. Your job, as a student, is to take those ideas, play with them, change them and go make them work for you.

    How have you remained so in demand even after retiring?

    Wallace: First of all, I really love what I do. I’ve always made a point of getting
    to know people and trying to remember who they are. I also take my job seriously. When I teach, say at the Martial Arts SuperShow or some other event where I have a couple of seminars to do, I focus on teaching the class during class time. Only before or afterward will I stop to sign autographs or take pictures. If you pay me for a day, you get me for a day — I’ll stay there all day long. After all these years, I’m still pretty well-known, but I might not be well-known three years from now if
    I blow off everybody at these [events]. I enjoy talking to people or doing whatever needs to be done. I’ll demonstrate, speak, judge fights, do whatever. I might even learn something. It’s what I love to do.

    Related Martial Arts Books, E-Books,
    DVDs and Video Downloads

    Practical Kicking Techniques

    Dynamic Kicks: Essentials for Free Fighting

    Stay in the Fight: A Martial Athlete’s Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Injury

  • Kali Single Stick Four Corner Drill ( Rapido Realismo Kali Switzerland )

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    Guro Mark Tarin, one of the best stickfighters of Rapido Realismo Kali, demonstrates his personal interpretation of the four corner drill. Guro Mark serves as the head instructor of our Swiss contingent. Our 2nd Official RRK Facebook page (Sorry, the first one's full) : https://www.facebook.com/rapidorealismo.kali.1?fref=ts Please Email us at rapidorealismokali@yahoo.com for training inquiries
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