BE INSPIRED BY THE CHARACTER OF THE EAGLE. PHASE 4 OF SHU HA RI DO. THERE IS MUCH TO IMITATE

THE EAGLE

In Shu Ha Ri Do there are 7 phases. The fourth phase deals with animalistic obstervations and principles. I teach students animalistic fighting forms that I created in 1998. One of them is the bird, more specifically the eagle. The focus however, is not to simply fight with movements like an eagle, but to copy the useful character and nature of the eagle. In this post I outline some of the character traits.

THE ARE FEARLESS CREATURES

When confronted eagles will never surrender no matter the circumstances.

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How courageous are you when faced with opponents?

EAGLES HAVE VISION

Eagle is 4 to 5 times stronger than humans they can detect a prey nearly 2 miles away!

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Are you short sighted with your life? What type of vision do you have?

THE ARE PRECISE

Nothing compares to the precision of we witness seeing an eagle snatch a fish out of the water!

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How precise are you with your life, work, family, etc.? Are you sloppy?

EAGLES LOVE USING STORMS TO THEIR ADVANTAGE

Though most animals hide in fear during storms. Eagles actually get excited during storms using the winds to lift them high above it.

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Do you see storms of life as breaking you down, destroying you? Or do you see them as opportunities for growth?

HIGH FLIERS

Eagles fly at high altitudes that no other birds can reach.

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Do you think all that you are good for is to be a bottom dweller?

FAMILY PLANNING

Male and female eagles assume powerful roles during family planning. Once the female eagle chooses a high place in the cliffs out of reach of predators the male goes to work building the nest. Making several trips back and forth the male layers the surrounding areas of the cliff with thorns, grass, twigs, more thorns, grass and twigs. He continues this process until the surrounding area is impenetrable by predators and the nest is layer on the outside with thorns, and the inside with grass.

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What can of architect are you? What are you building? What will be your legacy? Who will call you mommy or daddy? Who calls you that now? How have you prepared for them?

Phase 4 Animalistic Techniques The Fury of The Birds

THE STORY OF HOW I CREATED SHU HA RI DO, AND MY MOTIVATION FOR WRITING AND TEACHING

STREET READY TECHNIQUES, COM #4

 

As many of you are aware, in Shu Ha Ri Do I teach movements that I call COMS or Combat Maneuvers. Each movement is a street ready combination that I put together in 1998. Before the black belt phases there are 7 core phases of Shu Ha Ri Do. All phases except phase 3 the grappling phase, contain Combat Maneuvers. In this video you will see a demonstration of COM #4.

SHU HA RI DO COMBAT MANEUVERS (COMS) STREET READY TECHNIQUES

Phase 4 Animalistic Techniques The Fury of The Birds

UNIQUE FORMS AND MOVEMENTS OF SHU HA RI DO CALLED “COMS”(COMBAT MANEUVERS)

INSPIRING VLOG ENTRY “SOLO TRAINING IN THE DOJO” BROWN BELT TRAINS ALONE…

FROM WATER TO ICE, A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

 

 

 

A DAY OF BOXING AND FOOT WORK.

If you are familiar with Shu Ha Ri Do then you are already aware that along with everything else I also teach conventional boxing. In phase one students are introduced to the 10 count of “Flex Fist Boxing” and the 10 count of conventional boxing. In phase two along with a host of other techniques students go deeper into the science of conventional boxing. Things like timing, footwork, head movement, and much more. In this video you will see mitt work with students going through different punch counts, and a little bit of our footwork drills at the end.

WORKING BOXING MECHANICS WITH THE LITTLE ONES

FROM WATER TO ICE, A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

EXCELLENT BOXING GAME CREATE YOUR OWN FIGHTER!

Breaking two boards using the “Closing Fist” of Flex Fist Boxing

Sifu G. Showing Shu Ha Ri Do punch block patterns on Flex Post

 

 

INSPIRING SHU HA RI DO TRAINING VIDEO

Just a little 1 minute clip of segments from a Shu Ha Ri Do training day with inspiring music in the background. The lyrics are “every single day, I’m gonna make something great, that’s my way”. Indeed it has been my way for the last 28 years striving to live a lifestyle worthy of following. A Kingdom lifestyle. All of my passion for learning and sharing righteous knowledge culminating in the creation of Shu Ha Ri Do in 1998. Talk radio shows, speaking engagements, 4 books, and over 700 students since that time. So, once again my focus was and still is to create something great everyday. Even if it’s a small ripple of goodness in the life of someone else I’ll accept it!

Shu Ha Ri Do from past to present. A visual timeline.

THE STORY OF HOW I CREATED SHU HA RI DO, AND MY MOTIVATION FOR WRITING AND TEACHING

SHU HA RI DO STUDENTS TAKE 1ST AND 2ND PLACE AT A 2017 FORMS TOURNAMENT

SHU HA RI DO COMBAT MANEUVERS SHOWN IN SLOW MOTION

 

 

SHU HA RI DO COMBAT MANEUVERS SHOWN IN SLOW MOTION

Greetings everyone, in this video I show

COMS from phase 1 and 2 of

Shu Ha Ri Do in slow motion.

THE STORY OF HOW I CREATED SHU HA RI DO, AND MY MOTIVATION FOR WRITING AND TEACHING

Fighting stance transferring power to punches and strikes

3 WHITE BELTS TEST THEIR SKILL AGAINST EACH OTHER ON TEST DAY!

On test day sparring is an important part of judging a student’s application of technique. In this video 3 white belts testing for Gold belt, squared off against each other testing their skill with strikes to the body only, in the Shu Ha Ri Do version of “Bull In The Ring”.

SPARRING CLIPS

THE STORY OF HOW I CREATED SHU HA RI DO, AND MY MOTIVATION FOR WRITING AND TEACHING

SPARRING CLIPS

Sparring is a somewhat friendly exchange of technique. It enables students to be able to practice applying what they learn in a somewhat “real time” scenario. In this video you will see some of that application.

FROM WATER TO ICE A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

WORKING BOXING MECHANICS WITH THE LITTLE ONES

IN THIS VIDEO I TAKE A ONE ON ONE APPROACH WITH TWO OF MY

YOUNGEST STUDENTS. SHOWING THEM PRECISELY THE MECHANICS OF

EACH PUNCH IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THEIR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

ALTHOUGH I TEACH A CONCEPT OF BOXING THAT I CALL “FLEX FIST

BOXING” I ALSO TEACH CONVENTIONAL BOXING. IN THIS VIDEO YOU

WILL SEE SOME OF MY APPROACH TO THE MECHANICS OF

CONVENTIONAL BOXING.

TRAPS AND STANDING JOINT LOCK TRANSTIONS

In this video I show basic transitions we use in Shu Ha Ri Do to facilitate

standing joint locks. It is all about the “flow” of energy. Do not try to

“muscle” an attacker, “flow” with and redirect them with joint

manipulation. In this video you will learn a few useful techniques that, with

practice will help you control an attacker.

FROM WATER TO ICE, A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

Shu Ha Ri Do from past to present. A visual timeline.

THE STORY OF HOW I CREATED SHU HA RI DO, AND MY MOTIVATION FOR WRITING AND TEACHING

In this video I share what motivated me to create a martial arts system. I can tell you that it was not planned, it just kinda happened. Since 1998 I have had the honor of teaching over 700 students, running an online talk radio show, being a guest on FM, and AM radio shows, as well as appearing in a local newspaper. I am very humbled by what God has created in me and that I have had the heart to pursue self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven in my life, and to teach it to others. With that being said enjoy the video and please don’t hesitate to share, and subscribe.

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