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 SCENE FROM “THE LAST DRAGON” ONE OF THE BEST MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES OF ALL TIME!

 

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This movie is a perfect blend of comedy and the realness of martial arts. The movie marks an iconic period of time, 1985! During this time period there were a lot of things happening. You will get that feeling and know exactly what I am talking about as soon as you press play. This scene with “The Glow” by Willie Hutch playing in the background gives me chills every time I see it.

HILARIOUS BRUCE LEE FIGHT SCENE GIFS!!!

THE INFLUENCE OF BRUCE LEE CANNOT BE DENIED, HERE ARE 14 EXAMPLES!

Inspiring tribute to Bruce Lee

 

 

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

These techniques are called COMS or Combat Maneuvers. These are to be practiced repetitively. However, know this the idea is not that you will hit an opponent with every shot. That is not practical. Landing 2 or 3 shots is a more reasonable expectation. You train repetitively on all techniques for muscle memory. As a result when the opportunity presents itself your hands or feet hit by themselves…

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

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

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

AN EXPLANATION OF WHY I SAY “CODE’ OF THE FLEXING FIST, AND WHY I USE THE ATOM AS A SYMBOL

 

Why do I call it “CODE” of the Flexing Fist?

Well, simply because the

punches of Flex Fist Boxing move in

a straight and circular repeating

pattern like a code. Flex Fist

Boxing consists of five punches:

  1. Closing Fist
  2. Spinning Fist
  3. Hinge Fist
  4. Swivel Fist
  5. Hammer Fist

Below is an image of an atom. As you

can see the electrons are traveling in a

circular pattern around the nucleus.

You can think of the nucleus as the face

of your opponent. The only minor

difference would be center punches like

the Spinning Fist and Closing Fist

which would come straight down the

middle of the image. This is why in

the Flex Fist Boxing logo you see a fist at

the center of the image. As you can

see the electrons “stay in their lanes”

around the nucleus. In Flex Fist Boxing

as well as Conventional Boxing each

punch has a lane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you look at the Flex Fist Boxing

logo you see letters C, S, H, H, and S

this also lends itself to the idea of a

“CODE” once again the 5 punches are:

  1. Closing Fist
  2. Spinning Fist
  3. Hinge Fist
  4. Swivel Fist
  5. Hammer Fist

As stated before these punches move in

circular repeating patterns. Now, If

I am using electrons as a metaphor for

punches, then how electrons actually

move should be made clear. It has

been revealed that electrons actually

disappear and reappear on their way

around the nucleus. So, I teach my

students to  imagine their fists as

electrons disappearing and reappearing to

and from the face and head of their

opponent. One of the ways such an

action can be achieved is by flexing

on the way out and flexing on the way

back in. Flexing creates the necessary

explosion needed for firing out and

back in. Thus mimicking the disappearing

and reappearing effect. Now this

may be hard to fully visualize however,

it is completely possible and my

students train hard at mastering

these concepts. I hope you enjoyed this

brief explanation of another side of my

Flex Fist Boxing concepts. Thanks

for reading please like,

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FROM WATER TO ICE, A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

SHOWING TWO TECHNIQUES FROM FLEX FIST BOXING

FROM WATER TO ICE, A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

From Water to Ice

As some of you are already aware I published a book called Flex Fist Boxing.

This book illustrates a non-conventional boxing concept that I put together.

Although I teach conventional boxing as well, I feel the Flex Fist Boxing

concepts are incredibly useful in gaining an edge over a fighter who uses

conventional boxing only. The reason I say from water to ice can be easily

understood but not necessarily easily applied. It takes practice. As you can

see in the image above the HAND IS WATER and the FIST IS ICE. What I am

showing you here is how you should keep your hands open and calm like

water until the moment of impact. At the moment of impact the

“water” freezes. This causes an increase in velocity because in order to

“freeze” the “water” you must FLEX. Flexing is freezing! So think of it like

this “Flex Fist Boxing” can be visualized as “Freeze Fist Boxing”. Also,

although I call it “CODE OF THE FLEXING FIST”  I teach students to flex

multiple parts of the body upon impact. I am sharing this to give more

insight into my contribution to the martial arts world. No martial art has

the market cornered on creative elements. There are many great martial

arts instructors out there some of whom I am still learning from myself.

What I share is simply what I have to offer in Shu Ha Ri Do. It is my hope

that I have inspired you with what I have to offer as a Sifu. I will be posting

more articles to explain some of the other metaphorical illustrations of Flex

Fist Boxing. Please like, comment, or share and thanks for reading.

SHOWING TWO TECHNIQUES FROM FLEX FIST BOXING

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

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for taking

subscribing to my blog. As many know, Shu Ha Ri Do is a

martial art system with Christian values.  I would like to share

something with you. Two people told me when I was ages 9

and 16 that I would influence a lot of people to have a

relationship with God and be better people. I didn’t believe at

age 9 I can remember thinking it was a joke. At age 16 someone

else told me nearly the exact same thing. At that point I began

to consider it but still doubted the validity of it. As a look over

my life and the the hundreds of lives changed, by the code of

ethics in Shu Ha Ri Do, I can only say that what they told me

came true…

Thanks for reading, I can only hope that my site inspires you,

and that your interest in my work grows, as the Shu Ha Ri Do

evolution continues.

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

POETIC WISDOM FOR MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION

 

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

As some of you already know within Shu Ha Ri Do there are original

movements, and forms that are called COMS short for Combat Maneuvers.

When I created Shu Ha Ri Do 20 years ago I wanted to represent all

phases of combat, from distance, close quarters, and the ground. Each COM

expresses all phases of combat. Although we do mitt training, bag work,

FOCUSED GROUP

sparring, shadow boxing, and so much more. I felt in order for Shu Ha Ri Do

to be a complete system forms i.e COMS were necessary.  A COM like a Kata

can be considered meditation in motion.  So when a student practices the

techniques in a COM repeatedly thousands of times he is actually training

his mind for a scenario. When that scenario presents itself the mind has

seen it so many times that the body seems to move by itself as if on auto

pilot!