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Martial Arts Videos
by Takayuki Kubota
Takayuki Kubota is a veteran of police departments on both sides of the Pacific,
a former diplomatic bodyguard, instructor to the FBI and DEA as well as other
less public government departments. He is credited with the development of
the side-handled police baton and the Kubotan® keychain as well as a host
of restraint, handcuffing, and fingerprinting techniques that are approved
for use by police forces across the U.S.
His aptly named, professionally produced new program is packed with the practical
techniques that have made him a legend in law-enforcement and karate circles.
It is fast moving, easy to follow, visually appealing and shows very graphically
the extent of his mastery of timing, fighting distance, and joint manipulation.
Kubota sensei demonstrates the brutally effective control, restraint, and
defensive techniques that are his forté, and he does so in great detail.
With a partner he first breaks down the technique into a logical sequence.
Then he performs it smoothly as a single movement, and then at full speed
as his extensive experience dictates it would happen “on the street.
The techniques he shows are practical responses to armed and unarmed attacks
and include counters, blocks, throws, locks, choke-holds, take-downs and combinations
of the above. They are by necessity brutal: there are no second chances in
Kubota's world; multi-faceted: keep attacking any way you can until you win,
and conservative: don’t give your opponent a chance to respond.
Two words come to mind when one speaks of this teacher: pain compliance and
attitude adjustment. Both concepts are demonstrated here by this consummate
master of mayhem.
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time approx. 50 minutes. $39.95
Crane - Gung Fu
by Liu Chang I
Crane boxing is distinguished by its open hand techniques that are delivered
at short range with stunning internal power. This presentation includes the
history of the style, as well as the core forms and their many applications.
Liu Chang I is a third generation exponent of the style, and a most accomplished
and powerful performer.
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time approx. 55
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Masters of Karate
by Tsunami Instructors
and expert alike will be captivated by the powerful technical demonstrations
interwoven with a fascinating explanation of the history of karate and the
development of its major styles. Painstakingly documented with classical film
footage and rare photographic images from the nineteenth and early twentieth
century, this is undeniably the most complete and accurate work of its type
traditional Japanese and Okinawan background music
is irresistible. The skillful use of computer generated animation, digital
multi-track stereo, and advanced photo enhancement, stunning. This is a product
that appeals to viewers of all levels of experience - a program that triumphs
by the widely acclaimed Tsunami Production Team in conjunction with an elite
group of the world's most senior masters, this video presentation of traditional
karate is without equal.
demontrations by Shinyu Gushi, 9th Dan Uechi Ryu; Morio Higaonna, 9th Dan
Hanshi Goju Ryu; Hideharu Igaki, 6th Dan Shito Ryu; Takehiro Konishi 10th
Dan Shindio Jinen Ryu; Liu Chang I, Feeding Crane Gung Fu; Yukiyoshi Marutani
7th Dan Gen Sei Ryu; Toshishiro Oshiro, 7th Dan, Matsubayashi Ryu; Eihachi
Ota, 7th Dan Matsubayashi Ryu; Kiyoshi Yamazaki,7th Dan Shindo Jinen Ryu;
Shuichi Aragaki,9th Dan Goju Ryu; Shinpo Matayoshi, 10th Dan Matayoshi Ryu;
Shoshin Nagamine, 10th Dan Matsubayashi Ryu.
in the following formats: DVD(we
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Running time approx. 56
published as What is Karate vols. 1 & 2
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