Sep 08 2011

Sifu Liu Seminar. . . October 15

Liu Chang’I

Liu sifu is the lineage head of the Liu family Feeding Crane system (Shi He Quan), from Taiwan. Feeding Crane was brought to Taiwan in the early part of the 20th century, from Fuchow, China. The system has been passed down unchanged in the Liu family, and contains a complete and traditional curriculum, including power development (kung’li), forms, application, chi’gung, body conditioning, as well as herbal medicine and other traditional practices. Liu sifu’s power is amazing, and his technique is superb. His system is also interesting due to its relationship to Bai He, and other southern Chinese chuan’fa like Wing Chun. Its relationship to Okinawan karate, in particular Goju and Uechi Ryu, is also obvious in the movement and application.

Feeding Crane Seminar With Liu Chang’I

October 15 & 16, 2011, Boston, MA

If you would like to see Liu sifu in action, there are a number of videos on his Chinese language website: http://feeding-crane.myweb.hinet.net/, and there are a number of videos of him on YouTube. His website is also very informative, though it is in Chinese. There is an interview with Liu sifu here: http://www.dragon-tsunami.org/Dtimes/Pages/article36.htm .

SEMINAR FOCUS

This seminar will introduce the Feeding Crane system. It will cover some of the power development exercises (kung’li) that give the system its incredible power. Introductory forms including 3 Battles (Samchien/Sanchin) and applications of the forms, as well as other training practices, will also be taught. These training methods will be of great interest to Okinawan karate practitioners as well as practitioners of traditional Chinese martial arts. For those people who have attended other seminars with Liu sifu, this seminar will expand on the material covered in previous seminars.

SCHEDULE

Saturday October 15

9:30 am– 10:00 am Sign in, warm up

10:00 am– 12:00 pm Feeding crane practice

12:00 pm– 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Feeding Crane practice

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Questions

Sunday October 16

9:30 am – 10:00 am Sign in, warm up

10:00 am– 12:00 pm Feeding Crane practice, building on material from Day 1

12:00 pm– 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Feeding Crane practice, building on material from Day 1

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Questions, photos

Please dress in work out clothes- gi pants, sweat pants or shorts and a t shirt.

Liu Chang’I

Liu sifu is the lineage head of the Liu family Feeding Crane system (Shi He Quan), from Taiwan. Feeding Crane was brought to Taiwan in the early part of the 20th century, from Fuchow, China. The system has been passed down unchanged in the Liu family, and contains a complete and traditional curriculum, including power development (kung’li), forms, application, chi’gung, body conditioning, as well as herbal medicine and other traditional practices. Liu sifu’s power is amazing, and his technique is superb. His system is also interesting due to its relationship to Bai He, and other southern Chinese chuan’fa like Wing Chun. Its relationship to Okinawan karate, in particular Goju and Uechi Ryu, is also obvious in the movement and application.

Feeding Crane Seminar with Liu Chang’I

October 15 & 16, 2011, Boston MA

LOCATION

The seminar will be held at Anthony Mirakian sensei’s dojo at 151 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA. The training space is large, open, and has changing rooms and facilities.

COST

One or two days of seminar: $130.00

To register, print this form, fill in the required information, and enclose it along with a check or money order made out to Fred Lohse and mail to:

Fred Lohse

56 Monument St

Medford, MA 02155

You may also contact Fred Lohse to register via email or phone. Participation is currently limited to 40 people so please register early.

For inquiries about the seminar, please email Fred Lohse at: fwliii@verizon.net, or telephone at: 781-801-6492.

Feeding Crane Seminar with Liu Chang’I – Registration Form

I will attend (check one):

One Day (circle day you will attend): Saturday / Sunday

Both days

Amount Enclosed: $_______

Name:____________________________________ Age:_________

Contact:

Phone #:___________________________ Email: __________________________

I __________________ submit my application for participation in the above named seminar with Liu Chang’I on individual or consecutive dates from October 15 to 16, 2011. I

understand that there are risks of injury in participating in this seminar. I claim full

responsibility for myself in this event. I hereby waive and release any and all claims, cause of

action, losses, damages, cost, expenses, either known, now existing or arising in the future,

that I may have of whatever kind or nature against Liu Chang’I, Fred Lohse, Kodokan Boston, seminar organizer or director and/or anyone involved in any way with the seminar.

Signature __________________________________________ Date:____________

(Parent or Guardian if under 18 years of age)

 

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Aug 26 2011

Justin Testa’s 2011 Renshi Paper

Justin Successfully tested for and received his 6th degree black belt in 2010. He was awarded his first gold stripe after qualifying and fulfilling the IUKF’s “Title” program in August, 2011.

 

The Journey Continues

June 25, 2011 Justin Testa – Renshi Paper

Over my 45 years of studying Uechi-ryu, there have been a number of destinations along the way, such as learning a new kata, achieving a certain belt, competing in a tournament, becoming a teacher, etc.; but as I get older my study of Uechi-ryu is a journey to a very elusive destination….mastery. I have come to realize that it is all about the journey rather than the destination. In the current phase of my journey, I have supplemented my Uechi training with Pilates and yoga in order to help steer my Uechi-ryu study in the direction of the mastery. The three areas that I have felt enhancements to my Uechi through Pilates and yoga are enhanced core strength, improved flexibility, and expanded breathing. This paper will explain how these two disciplines are enhancing my Uechi study. As a disclaimer, I am not an expert in the practice of either Pilates or yoga, nor am I an expert in their origins and principles. I am very much a novice, but as I continue to practice these disciplines along with my Uechi, I have been able to leverage one off of the other to help enhance my Uechi experience.

The complete paper can be viewed HERE!

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Aug 26 2011

Rory Miller Seminar in Florida

“It is better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die.  the very essence of self-defense is a thin list of things that might get you out alive when you are already screwed”.

-  From “Meditations on Violence

Hosted by: Rick Brumby Premier Kempo Karate 1122 10th St.  Saint Cloud, FL 34769 (407)891-7828 - Saturday, October 22

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Aug 23 2011

PopMongoose Blog

I’m so very proud of my friends and students who are successful in life. Three of my Virtual Dojo students from New Hampshire. . . Max, Mia and Alex. . . who are just kids, are three of the most talented, imaginative and energetic individuals that I know. I just received the following email from Max, who has created a most imaginative blog that reviews books, movies and TV shows from a youngster’s perspective. You might enjoy his reviews and I know your children will!

Check out a new entertainment blog suitable for the whole family

Blog: The PopMongoose Blog
Post: Spy Kids 4 + Aromascope: not a winning combination
Link: http://popmongoose.blogspot.com/

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Aug 17 2011

New event for 2012 SummerFest

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IUKF

A NEW EVENT WILL BE ESTABLISHED FOR THE 2012 SUMMER FEST: SYNCHRONIZED KATA COMPETITION

In an effort to allow our Uechi members the opportunity to display their technique and form, IUKF will sponsor this competition to any Uechi-Ryu dojo, or related Uechi-Ryu family of styles, to compete in this event. IUKF membership is not required.

Teams must consist of 3 to 5 members and perform a kata of their choosing, higher than Sanchin. (Sanchin kata not permitted). The Teams members must also be individually registered for the Summer Fest, either as a Full Program Registrant, or Day Tripper.

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Aug 16 2011

Impact testing Device – Great training tool!

This year’s SummerFest participants and teachers had an opportunity to test their punches and kicks on the new “Herman” impact training tool! The “reader” (handheld visual device or wireless computer program) can easily program any number of workouts – or as in  the SummerFest event, we simply created a challenge where competitors performed two kicks and two punches – and the reader provides important feedback on individual techniques and cumulative power recorded from the four techniques.

The program records names, weight, height and age of each competitor in this challenge, along with individual PSI scores of techniques and the total score of all four techniques. In the SummerFest challenge, we attached the impact sensor to the back of “Bob’s” head to record PSI of the kicks and punches. (But the sensors can be attached to heavy bags or any other impact training device.)

 
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Aug 10 2011

Words of wisdom from Joe Lewis!

Words Without Knowledge Are Noise

“When you insult, disrespect, or attack others, it is a
testament to your need to access undeserved
recognition or attention you apparently were
incapable of earning for yourself.”

The true martial artist’s words or actions inspire
others to dream more, learn more, do more, and
accomplish more—thus, you become a leader.”

 

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Aug 09 2011

Phil Porter passes

To the martial arts community:

O’Sensei passed away at 2:30 P.M. today, Sunday August 7, 2011.  He was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the liver and pancreas.  He slipped into a coma Thursday morning and did not regain consciousness.  While I understand not everyone agreed with Phil, we all must recognize his contribution to Judo and the other martial arts.  Please join with me in wishing his family well.

Michael C. Makoid, Ph.D.

Executive Director

United States Martial Arts Association

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Jul 21 2011

July Update from George. . .

More NEW Updates!. Entertainer/TaiChi senior practitioner, Sherry Malone will be demonstrating a double sword set at the Masters Ceremony AND entertaining us in the lounge following the event! WOW! Check our one of her songs here.

NEW _ July 31, 2011: “Impact” punch/kick competition poster
Finals to be held at the Saturday evening Masters Celebration!

July 29, 2011 MASTERS CELEBRATION NEWSLETTER!!

SummerFest Schedule finalized – Please download, print and bring with you!

 

Just added a note to this article –  posted by Bill Glasheen on his forum.

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Jul 18 2011

Black Belt Medicine webinar. . .

I wish to thank Dr. SaTerra Vishnu, DOM for being my guest yesterday on the IUKF Conference Room. Everyone enjoyed the discussion and information shared with the many participants who attended.

For those of you who weren’t able to attend, I’ve posted a youtube clip HERE of the seminar.

Based on the interest, I hope to invite Dr. Vishnu back in the near future.

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