Hi Guys and gals,
This course consists of three different martial arts.
Pan Gai Noon
Kang duk Won
This is a complete overview of Karate
and describes a complete history of the art.
These arts are not matrixed,
they are more the history of the art.
This doesn’t take away from them,
rather shows the power I was drawing on
when I started matrixing.
￼KANG DUK WON
(House for Espousing Virtue)
I originally studied Kang Duk Won
back in the late sixties and early seventies.
Martial arts were just gaining a toehold in the United States,
the various systems were raw and fill with power
directly from the orient.
In Evolution of an Art
I have included a book with the ten original forms,
50 form applications
(we called them Promise Fights)
and a video of several of the forms.
The video is grainy,
but easy to understand.
it is a piece of history.
this Karate was not from Funakoshi
and was not pushed through Japan.
It came from a classmate of Funakoshi,
which makes it the style of Karate
from the karate created on Okinawa.
this explains why it is so powerful.
The Kang Duk Won has not been slanted for tournaments,
changed by protective gear,
altered for commercialism.
it is designed to create a ton
of usable, martial arts energy.
If you are a student of the classical
shotokan based martial arts
you are going to want to see what the art looked like
before Funakoshi brought it to Japan
and before the Japanese changed it.
there are great Artists.
One of these was Bob Babich.
He trained originally in Kyokushinkai,
under Don Buck
(The Tiger of Benecia)
who trained directly with Mas Oyama.
After that he learned the Kang Duk Won,
and it is interesting to note
that he gave up the shotokan based system
for the Kang Duk Won.
The result of this intense training,
he could do things that others couldn’t.
responding to a joking challenge by one of his students,
he stuck his index finger through a piece of plywood
and left a nice, little hole.
I would call that real power.
One of the gifts of his genius
was a series of forms.
I pried these forms loose from the Kang Duk Won
and called them Kwon Bup.
They are very machine-like,
and describe a certain straight line intention.
Do these forms long enough,
and with enough intensity
and perhaps an individual could understand
the genius of Mr. Babich.
This book has the forms and applications
that made Bob so powerful.
It also has a video
describing one of the forms,
and how to teach it.
This is interesting,
for what even the people of the Kang Duk Won didn’t realize
is that these forms can be adapted to two man sets.
The course includes an early video version of the Kicking Form.
(If you want kicks that’ll knock an elephant on his backside,
this is the one!)
￼ PAN GAI NOON
(Half Hard Half Soft)
In learning Karate I came across the phrase
‘If you don’t know Sanchin,
you don’t know Karate.’
even though I knew the Kang Duk Won and the Kwon Bup,
I found this statement to be true.
it started me on researching
the connection of the martial arts
from China to Japan.
I went through Uechi,
and when I started matrixing that art,
throwing out the forms created by Uechi himself,
the lights went on.
This was the source of power for Karate based arts.
This was a direct connection,
probably through Bak Mei,
to the Shaolin Temple.
On Evolution of an Art
there is a book on Pan Gai Noon,
and a slightly grainy,
BUT VERY GOOD AND COMPLETE
video of the system.
The book and video include
the three forms
and all sorts of insights and concepts
that people do not normally see in Karate.
the gross figures are
But that doesn’t really say it.
What does say it is
three complete books
7 video segments (almost 2 1/2 hours)
describing as accurately as possible
how Karate came to be,
how it traveled through Japan and Okinawa
and ended up in America
through the exact development of forms and techniques.
If you are a serious student of the martial arts,
and especially Karate,
this is the treasure trove,
this is the roseta stone,
this is the gold.
Compare that to the price of books and videos
offered on the net today.
And you’re getting the real goods,
not a slice of form
and a few techniques,
but twenty forms
hundreds of applications,
and a serious look
at what happens to the martial arts
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The manuals on this course may be found in paperback on Amazon.
If you experience ANY problems with the disks,
contact me at:
If you would like these three arts on DVD/CD press the next button.
You will have to pay $10 extra.
This has been a page about pan gai noon, kang duk won, and kwon bup.