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Let’s be honest, in my telling you The Real Secret of the Dim Mak Kung Fu Death Touch, there’s going to some people who like what I say, and there’s going to be people who don’t like what I say. Well, illusions die hard, but the truth is always better. The truth, when it comes to using fingers to kill people, is not all it is knocked up to be.
In the first place, there really is an art that teaches this thing, but it is extremely hard to find a teacher. And, to be accepted tolearn is really hard. You have to actually know a few kung fu styles, you have to have an recommendation from a Kung Fu Master. And that is no guarantee that you will be accepted as a discipline.
In the second place, one must question the worth of studying such a rare and esoteric art. It will take years to understand the teachings and to be able to actually use them in a fight. Quite honestly, the time spent learning the poison hand death touch you could spend learning other arts.
And, what is more valuable? The ability to touch somebody and have him go off and die three days later at the appointed hour? Or to get so good at other arts that nobody could get close enough to you to even try a dim mak?
To learn the Dim Mak one will be studying acupuncture, but not the normal science. You will not learn to alleviate disease, but rather to cause the body to go into disharmony. This means that you will have the double study of learning the right way to do things, and the wrong way.
You will also have to learn certain things about the time of using the death touch. You could strike (touch) somebody with a finger, but if it is the wrong time of the day, your touch is wasted. This means you are going to have to learn all sorts of things about the time cycle of the internal organs of the body, and how this translates to the trigger points on the outside of the body.
Look, I’m about done here, and you’re free to do what you want, but let me tell you one little tale of a real death touch. Certain ninpo arts teach how to wear ring needles (and other types of gimcracks). They coat the needle with a deadly poison, then cover the needle with wax.
They can poison anybody, but they are safe to themselves and their friends. Now this is a real art that I am telling you, but one that doesn’t take decades to perfect. And that is the straight goods on the real secret of the kung fu dim mak death touch.
If you have taken martial arts lessons you probably have practice a form or two. Forms also known as, Katas, start out simple and increase in difficulty as you move up in the belt ranks and as you get better with your techniques. Forms teach you how to move from one technique to another smoothly in a series of choreographed fighting movements performed against an imaginary opponent or opponents with a fixed starting and ending point.
Forms are the beauty, the art, of the martial arts, without forms there can be no martial arts there is only fighting and self defense techniques. Kata training is a good way to stay fit and practice your techniques. This article will look at nine different ways to practice your forms.
Each of the 9 method will add a new level of understanding to the form and each method offers different benefits to the student. Katas consists of movements,each movement is made made up of three parts, direction, stance and techniques. You move in the direction the form requires, moving into your stance and you perform your kick or punch, This is one movement, than after a brief pause you move into the next movement and so on.
To perform a kata smoothly you need to practice the three parts of each movement until you perform it smoothly. Learn the pattern of the form, practice each movement and when you put all the movementsl together you have a kata. When you get up to demonstrate a form in front of the class, or at a tournament, the kata is performed correctly when it is performed with power and intense concentration and passion.
It take years to achieve kata perfection, but once someone perfects a forms, watching them perform it can be inspiring. Continue reading and discover 9 ways to practice your forms to help move you towards form perfection.
Regular Style: This is the most common way forms are usually practice each movement is performed, sharply, fully, and powerfully, pausing briefly between movements to distingish one technique from the next. Speed is desirable from the beginning to the end of a single movement, but is not desirable when connecting one movement to the next. The regular-style forms training developes balance, coordination and power, both physically and mentally. It is the style you use when competing in tournaments or taking a promotion test.
Concentration Style: In concentration-style form practice each movement is executed with intense power, concentration and proper breathing is emphasiazed. No kiais (yells) are used during concentration style practice.There are actually 3 types of concentration methods you can use to practice your forms.
The first method is when you relaxe your body and concentrate on breathing and executing the techniques in a slow smooth manner. You should breath using a ten count on each movement. Inhale throught the mouth with a count of one through 3 as you start the movement, hold your breath on count 4 through 6 and exhale throught the mouth on 7 through 10 as you finish the movement.
The second method is when you tense your whole body, tighting the muscles, keeping them tight as you perform each techniques at regular speed. Perform your breathing the same an in the first concentration method.
The third method require you to tense your body and you want to breath the same as the frist method. While your body is tense move slowly, smoothly and powerfully through 2 thirds of your breath and movement. You want to executes the final one-thrid of the movement in a explosive, powerful manner exhaling sharply.
Concentration-style builds strenght and endurance through dynamic tension and isokinetic exercises. This method improves focus and proper breathing and improves your inner health.
Ballet Style: In this style you want to perform each action with absolutely no tension in your body. Each movement should flow into the next with out pause between movements. Perform the complete kata without any conscious thought. The smooth flowing movement illustrates the grace and beauty of the martial arts and develope physical and mental flexibility.
Combination of styles: This is a blend of regular, concentration and ballet styles and will develope creativity, as well as reaping the individual benefits of each method of training. This is a useful practice method to use for getting ready for tournament competition.
Directional Style: You begin your form facing a different direction from the normal position you use. Most forms start with you facing the front of the dojo. By changing the direction you face when you start will free you from depending on landmarks for proper performance and distance.
Another way to do this method is to perform the form against a wall. Face a wall starting just far enought away so that your your first movement will bring you just up to the wall so you almost touch it. Perform your next movement and instead of moving forward, you can’t, merely change your feet as though you had step forward. This is an excellent practice method and it will help you when you find yourself in a confined space, such as an office or bar and you have limited space to be able to defend yourself.
Blind Style: You perform this style with your eyes closed or with a blind fold. The object is to end up at the end of the form where you would end up with your eyes open. This will develope your sense of direction and create a kind of sixth sense which allows you to better feel and anticapate things.This is a powerful way to improve your martial art skills.
Practical Application Style: Here you want to perform each movement of a form with a partner. Your partner assumes the role of the assailant, attacking from the left, right, front and back in the order the form requires. You can use more then one student to help you with this, placing them in position where you can engage them as you go through the kata. This style of training will help you to understand the form and helps you to develope your imagination and to think ahead to your next move.
Breaking Style: To perform breaking-style form training you must first set up the materials that you want to break at the point in the kata where you want to break them. Choose a few places in the form that you would like to emphasize a technique. Work through the kata and break the board or brick at the point in the kata where you want to demonstrate a your technique. Practicing this style will help improve your organizational skills and this style is somrtimes used for exhibitions.
Musical Style: Musical forms training take’s a kata and choreographes music to the movements of the form. The ideal is to start on a specific note and end on a specific note.This type of training will help you to perform the techniques at the same speed the same way each time you do that kata. This type of form practice is sometimes used for exhibitions and sometimes used in tournament competition.
Each of these 9 practice styles offer a slightly different perspective and a slightly different understanding of the kata for each method used. Is practicing forms 9 different ways contrary to tradition you may ask?
The answer is not necessarily if the principal involed in each training method are consistant with martial arts philosophy. The drill is simply an adaptation of traditional training and the training therefore innovative, yet traditional, and maintains the ART in the martial arts. So go ahead and practice the 9 different methods and watch as you move towards form perfection.
Jerry started training in the Martial Arts in the summer of “78″ and enjoys anything that is related to the martial arts and self defense. To learn what self defense techniques are needed to survive being attack out in the world click “Street Fighting Uncaged” and learn how to destroy your attacker and survive, or go to http://tinyurl.com/3xjydmv and read more articles like the one above.
Learn the Facts About REAL FIGHTING From The Men Who Were There!
Dear friend, Forget everything else you think you might know about martial arts and pay very close attention to the words you are about to read. If you’ve spent any amount of time in martial arts then you know it is a game of “physical chess”.
Just as important as strength and conditioning (and some say even more important) is knowledge. The difference between winning and losing often comes down to which player sees opportunities that his opponent doesn’t. These days mixed martial arts and submission grappling are immensely popular. It seems like their is a new gym in every other strip mall these days. The sad fact is that the majority of these places are teaching the same material. This presents an opportunity for the competitor that thinks outside the box!
WARNING: Some of these techniques may now be illegal and considered “unsportsman-like”…
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This material has been in private hands for too long. Sadly, this stuff will NEVER become common knowledge –because most people simply do not have the guts to stand out above what everyone else is doing. But if you have stayed with me this far –you aren’t like “most people” anyway.
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Martial Arts Flow Theory, what I call Flux theory, is prevalent throughout all the arts. The problem is that most people don’t understand how these theories come together, and when they oppose. One must understand each type of energy and how they fit together if one is to be a complete martial artist.
One thing you should know, as we go through the concepts, is that there is a hard and a soft side to everything. Sometimes hard and soft is a difference of direction, which is to say one collides or one guides. Sometimes the difference is a little more difficult to understand, as in external or intrinsic, but we will do our best to explain the distinctions.
The first concept, one that most people are aware of, is that of Explosive Power. You’re going to discover this power in Karate, Kenpo, or most any discipline (or portion of discipline) wherein the fist greets the face.
We have circular energy, but there are a few distinctions here. There is circular, as in rotating the waist in Shaolin, and then there is circular, as in aikido. Obviously, we have a first class example of how one energy can be viewed as hard or soft.
The next energy to be considered is spiral, as in Bagua. This is an odd type of power, as it depends on rotating limbs on a rotating body. Odd or not, it is incredibly potent, simple to understand, but sometimes difficult to make work in the real world.
Now we come to suspended energy, as in Tai Chi Chuan. Interestingly, Tai Chi Chuan energy, in one sense, is simple weight lifting, but it is of the body, and one does not explode, but rather sustains the lift of the body, which creates a longer lasting and enduring type of energy. This type of energy is actually easy to understand, but, in an oddity of education, one has to either understand what the proponents of the art are saying in terms of western physics, or forget about it all together.
Many arts develop more than one type of power, which can be good or bad, depending on how cleanly they understand the distinctions, and how to use them. That said, Taiji is one of the few arts that develops negative energy. This is a rare type of energy, not many students develop it as it takes correct understanding of the principles involved.
In conclusion, we have barely scratched the surface of this field of energy, and there are not only many gradations, but whole types of power which the future and hard study will uncover. Still, if you can get these basic five types of power down, define them exactly, and learn when and how to combine them, then you are off to a great start. Really, when you think about it, Martial Arts Flow Theory is where we are going, for when you get the moves down, what is left but to grow your power potential?
In case you aren’t aware, or you probably already realize that the Japanese Samurai Sword is the most deadly close combat weapon in the world today. These Swords have been a status symbol of Japan for many Centuries, above and beyond how Hollywood boasts about them in all of the Martial Arts Movies. The Katana is the most highly recognized and popular Japanese Samurai Sword there is. It is signified by it’s one sided, long curvey blade.
As early as the 10th Century, these Swords were used by the Japanese and the Bushido to execute surprise enemy attacks. These Battle Weapons were worn on their belt and the sword blade always faced upwards. Sometimes the Wakizashi was used, which was a short version of the sword. The other short version was called the Tanto. Only the Samurai Warriors were allowed to carry these two swords in pairs.
The US Outlawed the manufacturing of Authentic Samurai Swords after WWII in the United States. Eventually this decision was over ruled, but only under the condition that these Japanese Swords were to be used for display purposes, to make living rooms and fireplaces look prettier. Many US Veterans kept these even though they weren’t supposed to, so you will occasionally hear about one of them still circulating over here today.
Japanese Swords are made from a very specific type of steel known as Tamahagane. The outer steel is generally hard, while the inner steel is generally a lot softer. Nowdays you will find Replica Swords that are available through a wide variety of online retailers. These have been made to look just as good as their Authentic Counterparts, and a whole lot cheaper. These days you can pick up a good one for under $100.00. I truly believe that a Replica is just as dangerous as the Authentic Originals used centuries ago.