Welcome to the Shu Ha Ri Do website. Although Shuhari is a Japanese word, Shu Ha Ri Do is influenced by Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do and other systems. My title is Sifu however, I could have just as easily been called Shihan. The word Shu Ha Ri describes the stages of learning all the way to mastery. It is sometimes referred to in other disciplines, as Go. Shuhari roughly translates to "to imitate, to create, to master". This site is all about martial arts techniques, inspiring quotes, safety, awareness, and uncommon knowledge regarding self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven. Interested in training in Shu Ha Ri Do martial arts visit 17842 S Dixie Hwy 33157 Monday and Wednesday 4:30 to 7:00 pm or contact Sifu G. at email@example.com.
Such focus! Such intensity! Such control! Such dedication to discipline! No one can deny or minimize what such a foundation can do for children. Who will dare say that such training is not beneficial for their lives, just look at them!
Kung fu is one of the styles that influenced the creation of Shu Ha Ri Do. It is a big part of what I teach, and why I wear a Kung Fu uniform. To clarify, the reason you may see my students wear traditions gi’s is because my transition in the martial arts went from the hard styles of Karate to the soft styles of Kung Fu, to the creation of Shu Ha Ri Do. With that being said enjoy the video.
Hello everyone, and thanks for stopping by. In the video below you will get a deeper look into the creation and evolution of Shu ha Ri Do. If you are a subscriber or just a casual visitor guess what? You are a part of the evolution. The meaning of Shu Ha Ri can be summarized in three words, imitation, creation, perfection, watching, creating from what you watched, and perfecting what you created. This has been my walk as Sifu of Shu Ha Ri Do and pursuit of perfection in myself and Shu Ha Ri Do has never stopped, only evolved. With that being said, enjoy the video and please feel freel to share or subscribe.
Hello, everyone and happy new year! Below is a video of three basic throws that we use. They are the Ogoshi/Hip Toss, Osoto Gari/Leg Sweep and the Ippon Seoi Nage/Arm Throw. There are many other throws and take-downs that I teach in Shu Ha Ri Do however, these are three of the most basic.
Greetings everyone, I am starting a series of videos showing some of the “Best Street Defense” techniques in Shu Ha Ri Do. The video below is #1 showing the effectiveness of the “Spear Hand”. Keep in mind as you watch and practice my techniques that there is no “silver bullet” technique. View all techniques I show as tools for your toolbox that will help you provide appropriate “solution” for the appropriate “problem”. As you watch the video you will see the simplicity and usefulness of the technique immediately.
This is a technique featured in phase one level two of Shu Ha Ri Do. This is what I call “simultaneous block and strike”. To do the technique correctly you must be sure to move your head in addition to the slip block. The slip block is like guiding your opponents punch over your shoulder and returning a strike at the same time. Repetition is key to mastering this and any other technique. You must repeat, repeat, repeat, and repeat again.
As I have mentioned before, within Shu Ha Ri Do there are 7 phases. Blue the “Animalistic” phase is the 4th. In this video I present a newly promoted blue belt student with his belt and his first tie. In the “animalistic” phase students train in the characteristics, nature, and fight attributes of the Boa,Elephant, and Eagle.
MY ULTIMATE INSPIRATION IN THE MARTIAL ARTS. BRUCE LEE I LOVE HIM LIKE AN UNCLE I WAS TOLD BED-TIME STORES ABOUT BUT NEVER MET. In this video Bruce demonstrates his Kung Fu techniques which are just to fast to avoid.
Hello everyone in this video you will see scenes featuring two of my students testing for gold and red belt. There are 7 phases in Shu Ha Ri Do, gold belt is the 2nd phase and red belt is the 5th phase. I am pleased to say that they passed their tests. This video shows a good cross section of what the physical techniques of Shu Ha Ri Do are about. Boxing, kickboxing, kung fu, full contact karate, judo, wrestling, submissions, my signature “Flex Fist Boxing, and Combat Maneuvers (COMS).
As I have mentioned before that Shu Ha Ri Do is a system that I created in 1998. Within the system there is an animalistic phase which is phase #4. Level #2 of phase #4 is the elephant phase. Just as with level #3 “the eagle/bird” students are encouraged to look at the useful qualities of an elephant as it relates to character and self defense.
The Elephant is an incredibly impressive and powerful animal. Much can be uncovered about it’s nature by observing it on a deeper level. If you are interested in hearing more about the unique concepts of Shu Ha Ri Do feel free to leave me a message in the comment section below!
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.