Arresting a Thug Using Martial Arts
is it good!
you’ll find out!
I received an interesting win.
Here you go…
Last night I arrested a thug at work. I lost count of how many times I have done this over 25 years, but get this… We use Aiki-jitsu (the late Bob Koga brought this to us and other law enforcement) as our tactics base. Very watered down it works OK at best. Last night I used a straight arm bar take down. Usually a distraction technique, shuffle pivot hands on and gravity is how the magic starts. Unfortunately some of these thugs learn through misadventures how to counter what we do. To make a long story shorter. I found myself doing a Buddha palm from a natural indexed stance and moved to the side. My end position happened very fluid and I found his wrist and elbow on the transition of arm positions (during BP), reverse it with a modified arm bar take down stepping back and it was something else. Not sure what the percentage of luck was but I think all my hours practicing clicked. Pretty awesome! My partner was in awe! ~ KB
Thank you KB!
I love a good win!
Here’s an interesting little tidbit.
or other martial arts,
I sometimes talk about the space between the techniques.
I talk about this space as being crucial.
This win highlights why.
Put your hands together
in front of your face
as if praying.
Now circle one hand around
until it scoops
and is basically palm up pointing at the elbow
of the still praying hand.
That is the Buddha Palm position.
as you go back and forth,
circling the hands so that first one hand is praying,
then the other,
you find the ‘hidden’ technique.
But it’s not hidden,
it is one of those ‘spaces’
that you will find simply by doing the form.
there are A LOT of these ‘hidden’ techniques
in classical Karate.
You just pick two moves
and go forward and back
forward and back,
until you see what the motion is trying to do.
a lot of these ‘secrets’ are garbage.
They are just motion
nothing to be found in them.
there are also the little gems
that you will find here and there.
most people only do the forms one way.
they never look at the other side,
or going backward from move to move,
and look at what the motions really have in them.
it is really fun to go through these
with a partner,
and look for ‘secrets.’
Just do the form forward and back,
forward and back,
move by move,
and you will find them.
as in the win that started this newsletter off,
if you throw yourself into the practice,
pop up when you need them.
And this is one of those things I refer to
when I say that
the art will do you.
And for everybody,
there aren’t any secrets,
there are just people
who don’t look at the forms,
who don’t throw themselves into the art,
until the art does them.
Here’s the link
for the ‘easiest to find’ secrets
Have a great work out!
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