Interesting contemporary spin on Goju Ryu

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Interesting contemporary spin on Goju Ryu

Postby Bill Glasheen » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:47 am

Hello, Van!

I was perusing some videos and stumbled on this. It's mildly entertaining.

Street fight Goju-ryu

While some of this is ring-based, stand-up dueling, there are aspects of this kind of fighting that I know you'll like.

Oh... and not your average yakusoku kumite. ;)

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Re: Interesting contemporary spin on Goju Ryu

Postby Van Canna » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:51 am

Not bad, Bill. Good concepts at work on display.

One thing missing there is the inside of the leg low shin shots I would use against someone in a boxing stance closing the distance while covering up 'Dracula Cape' one arm and the other arm with elbow in close 'sanchin' against the body, answering the phone.

As you know, our well conditioned shin bone snapping kick _ will cut right through the inner shin or inner thigh of the opponent with a very good chance of stopping the fight right there.

But there are dangers, as you know, when up against someone with fast hands using all kinds of punching trajectories not part of any prearranged work we do.

And, as always, what do we bring to the 'connection' with the opponent?

In other words, do we have the stopping power in the shots we connect with?
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Re: Interesting contemporary spin on Goju Ryu

Postby Van Canna » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:09 am

Here is a nasty leg break in soccer caused by 'hacking'...
The fear of all soccer players. Pretty bad.

http://tinyurl.com/7dxl69o
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Re: Interesting contemporary spin on Goju Ryu

Postby Bill Glasheen » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:09 pm

Ouch! That's a pretty nasty break, Van. Truth be told, he's lucky the leg broke. Bones heal; knee ligament injuries are forever.

It was a bit freakish. The injured player was in a very vulnerable position, and his leg got stomped.

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Re: Interesting contemporary spin on Goju Ryu

Postby Bill Glasheen » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:20 pm

Van Canna wrote:And, as always, what do we bring to the 'connection' with the opponent?

In other words, do we have the stopping power in the shots we connect with?


Well... I guess the first item of business when you want to do your job is to show up for work. And if you're there on the inside of their looping offense, well that's a great start.

What you do from there depends a lot on how you're trained. It could be the stopping power of shots. Or it could be disabling grappling moves - something only the Joey Pomfrets in our system spend a lot of time on. Or it could be the gouging and poking that exists in our traditional style that few of us train to use or have the mindset to execute.

But that of course is all theory. The person executing the plan is a big factor in it all. As you know...

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Re: Interesting contemporary spin on Goju Ryu

Postby Van Canna » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:13 pm

I agree, all in the training method.

I am a firm believer in training the student to stop the fight at 'first touch' ...as in the chaos of the 'cocktail' _that still so many 'properly Uechi trained' continue to deny_ there won't be many 'touch the opponent' chances that achieve meaningful results, much to their dismay.
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