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# 10. 2010
The international Journal of Combat Martial Arts and Sciences ICMAUA
Current articles (All rights reserved by authors):
THE IMPORTANCE OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN THE MARTIAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: J R Lee-Barron (01.2010)
MARTIAL ARTS AS MINISTRY: Donald Miskel (02.2010)
A SCIENTIFIC BREAK DOWN OF THE STRIKE: Donald Miskel (02.2010)
ZUBAIRI’S MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE: Wajid Raza Isfahani (03.2010)
THE LAWS OF PHYSICS AND THE PRINCIPLES OF YIELDING AND BLENDING IN JUJITSU: Martin Ramirez (03.2010)
SINANJU SHIN-DO MARTIAL ART: Goran Dudas (04.2010)
TAEKWONDO BELT PROMOTION EXAMINATION-2010.KARACHI-PAKISTAN: Wajid Raza Isfahani (10.2010)
THE IMPORTANCE OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN THE MARTIAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
J R Lee-Barron
Let me start by making an important statement: This article concerns YOU. More than that, it has been written for you, the practicing martial artist. The person who trains hard once or twice a week, and thinks that what they are doing is good for health, fitness, self defence and competition, but doesn’t really matter beyond that. Well, let me tell you that what you do DOES matter. YOU matter. You can help conduct research into the art you practice; you can help to educate others regarding the more obscure aspects of your chosen art and you can help your art to continue to survive and thrive by doing this. So: PLEASE read on!
This article will seek to highlight the numerous academic aspects of the martial arts and sciences and how they might be of serious interest and value as objects of research by various specialists. It will demonstrate their worth to researchers from other disciplines, providing them with a wealth of potential material to examine, experiment with and catalogue. Indeed, they are an extremely rich resource that has, for the most part, been completely neglected, with only a few brave and/or curious even bothering to explore the possibility.
It will highlight the efforts of the IMAS in striving hard to encourage and promote education, training, research and qualifications in the martial arts and sciences and, by so doing, gradually causing them to become more accepted as an academic subject of very real merit and worth.
ACADEMIC FACETS READILY FOUND WITHIN THE MARTIAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Researchers in the following disciplines would find much of worth in the martial arts and sciences:
Anthropology is the scientific study of the Human Being, at all times and in all types of societies, cultures, civilizations and situations. The origin of anthropology is to be found in both the Natural Sciences and the Humanities. It asks questions such as: What defines a human being? Why do we tend to behave the way we do? And why do we develop particular belief systems?
Therefore, it is quite easy to see from the above that the martial arts and sciences have a great deal to offer this subject specialism, particularly in what is called "cultural anthropology" which is a sub-division that tends to concentrate upon "ethnology" or the study of certain systematic comparisons between different cultures. For example: A well known author wrote and published a definitive work upon the European knight. This book was very well received and, a couple of years later, the same person decided to write another work, this time upon the Japanese Samurai, so drawing comparisons between the two while also highlighting certain differences in the attitudes and behaviour of each. (We can see from this example one of the many "crossovers" that frequently occur between academic disciplines. This author was writing these works as an historian, although they could just have well have been presented (with a slight modification in context) as an anthropological text)
The comparison between the different warrior castes and their indigenous martial arts would be a perfectly acceptable study for any cultural anthropologist to embark upon and would no doubt, yield a wealth of interesting data for the researcher(s).
Philosophy deals with the life's really BIG questions such as who are we? And why are we here? The meaning of truth and even life itself, Etc. There are many different schools of philosophy, as well as diverse areas of study (Epistemology, Logic, etc.) But, the areas that would be of special relevance in the martial arts would be both Aesthetics (which concerns itself with art) and Ethics (which concerns itself with morals, duty, scruples and generally "doing the right thing for the right reasons)
The martial arts would be most relevant to the oriental schools of philosophy that have their origin in religions such as Buddhism and Daoism, but certain European schools would also find much of interest, in particular Stoicism which concerns itself with the control of the emotions, and the Existentialism of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre among others, that subscribes to the theory that the human being must take full responsibility for the human condition rather than simply blaming it upon "Fate" or "God".
Psychology is the study of the functions of the human mind. It concerns itself with perception, cognition, personality and behaviour, etc. Again, it has many schools (Behaviourism, Cognitivism and Humanism, etc) and specialist areas (such as educational, industrial, etc) However, the martial arts would be of most use to psychologists researching the following aspects:
• Anger Management
• Conflict Resolution
• Stress Control
• Sports enhancement
• Performance coaching
There is a lot of interest in the way that martial artists utilise certain mental disciplines or "mindset" if you will. The ability to control their mental and physical abilities to the extent where ordinary flesh and bone can be used to break hard objects for example.
The psychology of warfare and the mindset of traditional warrior castes might even be able to shed some light upon the causes and treatment of certain mental health issues suffered by modern soldiers, chiefly, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which causes such a lot of misery to so many. So, once again, martial arts have a lot to offer from a psychological standpoint.
Sociology is the study of human society and behaviour. It encompasses such things as the way society and culture influence the individual and also how individuals manage to find their place in the greater scheme of things and concentrates upon building up a body of knowledge regarding the effect that such things as religious and political beliefs exert upon the attitudes and behaviour of communities and society at large.
Up until quite recently, members of local communities maintained quite strong, close relationships with each other. They went to the same school, relaxed in the same bars or cafes, and worshipped in the same church or temple. These days, most of that has changed. Parents will actually up-stakes and move to another area in order to try and get their child in to the school of their choosing, because of the improved transport system, people tend to travel further afield if they want to go for a night out and not that many people are as devout with their religious observances as they were in times gone by. And, even if they are, it is now possible to worship in many different temples and churches, with it being possible to change your denomination, or even your entire religion, almost every week!
Because of this changing social structure, people are now far more independent rather than co-dependent. In the UK in particular, our churches and public houses are shutting down at an alarming rate, so this process is continuing and might even be speeding up somewhat.
In this climate, local martial arts clubs tend to endure as bastions of strength in the community. The vast majority are run by local people for local people, and make a very real and concrete contribution to their communities: Martial arts instructors continue to play an important part in keeping their local communities healthier and safer, and can also exert a tremendous influence upon the children and young people that come to them for lessons. They take part in important events in their local area such as putting on displays at garden parties and fetes, and engaging in fund-raising activities for charity, etc. In this manner, martial arts clubs actually help act as the "cement" of their local communities, attracting literally all kinds of people to come together in a spirit of trust and respect. Therefore, as instructors, we must be mindful of this fact: Our field of influence extends way beyond the mat, into the family unit and throughout the community at large.
Sociologists with an interest in the historical aspects of their science would find much of interest in the martial arts, as wars have always played a pivotal role in shaping the society we live in. The selection, training and fighting arts of the warrior, together with their strict code of ethical conduct, have had a heavy influence not only in the way that wars were fought, but also in how nations eventually evolved and came into being.
Therefore, martial arts can prove to be a rich source of both historic and contemporary information to sociologists.
4. Theology/Religious Studies
The martial arts of every country have always been very heavily influenced by certain religious beliefs and philosophies. Even today, it is possible to see the residue of these influences very clearly in not only the various histories of our arts, but also the rituals and traditions that are still so much a part of them. If we look into the historical origins and of many combative systems, we will find monks, priests and philosophers nurturing them and helping them to develop, if not actually inventing them altogether.
Indeed, if it were not for the warrior monks of many cultures and societies, then the martial arts we all know, love and learn today might not have survived at all. This is especially true when we look at such arts as Gatka from India, Shaolin Kung Fu from china, certain styles of Bersilat from Malaysia and Kyudo from Japan. Each of these martial arts is inseparably and indelibly linked to a religious belief and philosophy, with each still retaining certain undeniable aspects of these within their training regime and philosophies. Still other martial arts, such as Thai-Boxing and Sumo wrestling, clearly still bear the marks of theology upon some of their practices, requiring special blessings, prayers, rites and rituals as an integral part of their competitions.
As already stated above: War and religion are two of the sharpest tool's employed in the shaping of human culture and society. In this manner, it could be argued that the martial arts and sciences have helped to both build and destroy entire empires and nations. Fighting and the use of weapons are so ancient that they actually even predate our own species: The great apes have been shown to demonstrate crude strategy and tactics, as well as modifying sticks into forms of primitive spear. The most primitive of weapons would include the stick, stone and bone, and any combination thereof the martial arts we practice now as a healthy pass time were then, quite literally the tools of the trade. It was upon the battlefield that a great deal of martial arts and sciences have their roots and continued development, from ancient times up until the present, with people like Fairbairn and Styers researching, experimenting and modifying the traditional techniques found in the Japanese and Chinese systems so that they could be of more efficient use in 20th century conflicts, the Israeli armed forces developing Krav Maga, and the United States Marine Corps with their military martial arts programmes of today which aid young marines to prepare for and fight battles, physically and mentally. These constant modifications are a necessary part of evolution where only the strongest survive.
Historians already find much of interest in the martial arts. Hence, you have serious researchers who delve into the weapons and armour of bygone eras. In addition, you have very respected institutions such as the Imperial War Museum that actually employ martial artists and Masters at Arms to demonstrate their abilities, so allowing the general public a rare opportunity to witness historical combat "up close and personal". Martial arts, then, are actually pieces of "Living History" that allow both historians and the general public a unique insight into the past.
In addition to the above, there are several other disciplines that would find much of interest and worth in the study of martial arts. The very practice of martial arts techniques themselves contains a wealth of scientific application. Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Mechanics, Kinetics, etc, are all a very real part of any training session. Health and fitness, Sports Science, Teaching methods and coaching all also have their place. It is about time that the martial arts and sciences were acknowledged and accepted as being the rich repository of knowledge they truly are.
THE GOOD NEWS!
Research is something we all think of as “Something that someone else does”. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth! You are a martial artist and, as such, you are an integral part of a living tradition. You CAN get involved and you SHOULD get involved. That is the whole reason as to why the Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences was set up. Membership has been kept intentionally cheap in order to make it readily accessible to all, so, get a membership and get involved. Start being pro-active and contribute something to the tradition of which you are a part!
All of the above is already happening (albeit in an extremely sporadic way.) Research papers have been submitted by academics of several disciplines throughout the past few decades. Even so, there is not enough of this valuable research for martial arts per se to be taken seriously as a subject worthy of stringent academic examination in its own right, with only certain specialised aspects being investigated by researchers from several other specialisms. And, it has to be said, the majority of faculty within the Institute (myself included) have, of course, all undergone their academic training and gained qualifications in various academic disciplines other than that of the martial arts and sciences, simply because the opportunity did not exist for us to research the arts we all loved to practice and teach. In a way, this has helped to make our faculty both strong and varied. But, the time has now come for the martial arts to "come of age" as an academic subject in its own right. Indeed, this is one of the main reasons as to why this institute has come into being, and remains one of its primary goals.
Earlier this year, the Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences held its first ever conference. It was a small affair but, never the less several very interesting research papers were submitted and presented. It is hoped that this research will soon be published so others might gain access to them and perhaps even be inspired to conduct research of their own. In addition, members of faculty constantly work hard at establishing strong links with several other learned institutes and universities the world over, and continually publishing books, articles and letters in both specialist journals and the martial arts press. So it has already started. The face of martial arts have changed irrevocably for the better, thanks to a scant handful of determined academics, researchers and educators who also happened to be very highly ranked martial arts practitioners. It is those few who have made it possible at last for the martial arts to be studied not only on the mat in a martial arts club, in the sporting arena or even on the battlefield, but also in classrooms and lecture halls. Martial artists can now also sit academic exams as well as undergo grading examination tests. And they can gain useful academic, professionally accredited qualifications as well as belts or sashes, and these qualifications mean just as much outside of the martial arts club as they do within it. Martial arts and those who practice them are now beginning to gain the status and recognition they so richly deserve.
Prof. J R Lee-Barron HKt.B PhD FIFL FIMAS
Professor Lee-Barron is the President of the Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences, an officially recognised and accredited academic and professional body for martial artists, dedicated to education and research, and to affording martial artists with the opportunity of gaining official and meaningful qualifications from the basic introductory level up to and including post graduate university degrees in the martial arts and sciences and related disciplines.
MARTIAL ARTS AS MINISTRY
Over the years I have caught a lot of criticism from fellow ministers and pastors for my lifelong involvement in the martial arts. They claimed that I was practicing murder and mayhem disguised as an art. In trying to address their criticism I managed to refrain from body slamming them into the sidewalk or rear spinning heel kicking them into enlightenment. I’ve tried to explain the concept of martial arts as ministry. In all honesty, it got past most of them. In the long run they’ve just had to accept my eccentricities and my passion for the martial arts because of my consistency in ministry. I’ve never maimed or killed anyone (that they knew of) so they’ve had to accept that I train in the martial arts for some other unfathomable reason. I haven’t allowed my frustration with their lack of understanding to depress me but I’ve put together too good an argument not to share it with someone with a receptive mind. You fellas are unfortunate enough to be within earshot so you’re elected as class and audience. We’ll call it a study in ‘Martial Arts Apologetics’. To my students who hope to advance in rank; there will be a test.
Fractured humor aside, I feel that this is an important subject. The BLMAA lays claim with several of our sister organizations to being a Christian martial arts association. We are martial artists who come together for mutual support and camaraderie but I hope that some of the members are present because of an interest in sharing the Christian message through the arts.
I have learned as a minister and pastor that many people will never darken the doors of a church. The only time you’ll see them near a church is during weddings and funerals. I’ve been criticized for actually preaching while conducting funerals. Often what the family wants is a sugar coated biography of their departed loved one concocted for the sake of those who attend the service. Aside from the fact that I would be offering a picture that anyone who knew the person would recognize as false I’d be creating a lie. I became a minister because of a calling on my life. I definitely didn’t choose this path as a vocation. My focus is on reaching lost souls for Christ. Solomon said, “In all thy ways acknowledge him (God) and he will direct your path” (Proverbs 3:6). My focus in life is ministry and that includes my study and sharing of the martial arts.
I realize that some instructors and martial arts masters have joined the BLMAA for various reasons. Some joined simply to attain certification and for rank recognition. Some became members for the camaraderie and brotherhood of the arts. Some are here to share ideas and to be taught, but a chosen few are members because they are interested in using the arts as a vehicle for ministry.
I believe that it’s no coincidence that so many dedicated martial artists become Christians and even ministers. I feel that there is a thread of spirituality that runs through the arts that can lead to enlightenment and a spiritual awakening. By enlightenment I don’t mean reaching nirvana or some such other concept. I mean a recognition of the sacredness of life that can lead to a deeper spiritual awareness. This awareness often fosters a hunger for deeper spiritual meaning. How a sensei handles that hunger in a student can be life changing.
Soldiers and warriors often become acquainted with death. This makes them realize their own mortality. There’s a saying that states, “There are no atheists in a fox hole”. There’s a certain truth in that statement. Dealing with combat very quickly makes a soldier realize the need of God in his life. This phenomenon is often apparent when a person studies a fighting art. When a student realizes how vulnerable the human body is it reminds him of his own mortality. That knowledge often translates into a desire to find a deeper meaning in life. An instructor who has a Christian focus to his art will be able to feed that desire.
Through the years martial arts have gradually transitioned from Bujutsu to Budo. Since our lives don’t depend on turning ourselves into lethal weapons most people study the martial arts for a different reason. Many of us are more interested in the arts as a tool for self defense or combat but most of us will never have to use what we learn in serious combat. In my mind it doesn’t make sense to dedicate your entire life to preparing for a situation that will probably never happen. The average person will never have to fight a knife wielding assailant or take a gun from a person who threatens his life (Which, by the way, is just as well). Many of us would be surprised to find out that what we’ve studied didn’t prepare us to the extent that we thought it had. That, however, is a discussion for another time. Hopefully, we study the arts to make us better persons rather than as an expression of some kind of blood lust. The study of the martial arts should put us on the road to self discovery and ideally to a higher calling and greater understanding of life.
The role of a sensei has changed over the years. Most of us aren’t interested in forging myopic misfits into trained killers. The world certainly doesn’t need any more of those. Instead our aim should be to mold well adjusted and compassionate human being. The ability to body slam some miscreant into the sidewalk or knock his hat around backwards is a handy byproduct of the process. If a person is interested in being a trained killer he would do better to buy a gun and learn to use it. He’d probably get more of what he needs from the NRA than from a martial arts dojo. I’m not trying to slam the NRA. I happen to be a member myself. I’m simply putting things into perspective.
The samurai arts became obsolete with the advent of fire arms. Swords just didn’t stack up well against rifles and pistols. During the boxer rebellion in China many of the greatest kung fu masters and their students were cut down by the guns of the European forces that they opposed. Don’t misunderstand, I love the martial arts and I swear by the attributes that they offer the diligent student. I jut believe in being realistic. If you’re trying to become a ninja or a samurai to mold yourself into an efficient combatant, you’ve chosen the wrong vocation. If, on the other hand you study the martial arts to attain a greater understanding of self, you’re in the right place.
The martial arts offers more than just a hand full of fighting techniques. The United States military man spends only a few days in hand to hand training. That includes the spec op types such as the Green Berets and the Navy Seals. I was trained in those arenas and I was never offered more than a few hours of H2H combat training. With their minimum of training, I would hazard to guess that these soldiers could give the average martial artist the lesson of his life. The trained soldier is able to fight but their training doesn’t offer the benefits that the martial arts gives if properly taught.
Through an education from martial arts movies and cinema the martial arts student comes expecting more than a lesson in fighting. Caught up in the martial arts mystique he seeks moral and spiritual direction from his sensei. Watching a host of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies his expectations have been set. He is looking not so much for a ‘Cobra Kai’ type of instructor (as in the Karate Kid) as a ‘Mr. Miyagi’ who will teach him a more enlightened way. This expectancy places the martial arts instructor in a unique position. It offers an opportunity to sow spiritual seeds into the hearts and minds of these eager seekers of knowledge.
The martial arts have deeply spiritual roots. Many of them were born in Buddhist and Taoist temples. There is a reason why spirituality was traditionally woven throughout the arts. It offers a balance that must be maintained to keep well trained combatants from becoming psychopaths, murderers and bullies. The samurai had Bushido to balance out their ability to hurt and kill. The warriors of the Silla dynasty in Korea had the Hwarang philosophy. A balance needed to be kept to maintain the humanity of those trained warriors. Balance is all important in the life of every human being but it is especially important in the life of the warrior. Most samurai were devout individuals (which wouldn’t prevent them from rendering an enemy a head shorter). Many wrote poetry, practiced calligraphy and became experts in the tea ceremony and flower arrangement. Those artistic expressions became the yin to their yang. It gave them a sense of balance. In the Shorinji Kempo temples the student is taught that it is more important to be able to spare a life than to take a life. For this reason healing arts were taught along with the combative and religious principles.
As sensei, martial arts masters and instructors, we have the perfect opportunity to mold not only the minds but the hearts and souls of our students. We can teach our students to sit in a half lotus or a seiza position and meditate and chant or we can direct them to the well spring of all spirituality. As Cristians we have to shy away from pagan teachings. Instead we can help create in them a life changing rebirth that will offer them more than the ability to punch and kick. We can introduce them to Christ. Instead of teaching them the art of death we can offer them life and life eternal.
The martial arts are a wonderful vehicle for self discovery and physical improvement. It teaches discipline and it will, hopefully, enable a student to defend himself should the need arise. Let us continue to study and to teach but in all that remember, ‘Only what you do for Christ will last’.
I hope that you found a grain of wisdom in the ramblings of this old man. As the head of the Black Lotus Martial Arts Association, one of the Patriarchs of the Black Dragon fighting Society and the Grandmaster of the Black lotus Combat Systems and Kukuren Gojute kempo Ryu Jiu it is my duty to teach and mold both good students and instructors. In so doing I have offered this study. Some of you have read it simply because I have the authority to promote and offer rank (and there WILL be a test). That’s reason enough for me but I hope some of you read it because you share with me the desire to use the martial arts as ministry. It is a wonderful calling and I hope it is a call that you will accept. For those of you who would like more training in martial arts ministry Dr. John Enger (of the Shinja Martial Arts Association) offers a course in martial arts chaplaincy that will give you the knowledge and tools that will enable you to be successful in this area. With that let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. ‘The harvest is white plenteous but the laborers are few”. ( Matthew 9:37)
God bless you my brethren. Train hard and go with God.
Rev. Dr. Donald Miskel
Judan Shodai Soke, BLMAA
A SCIENTIFIC BREAK DOWN OF THE STRIKE
Since this is a martial arts article most of you have correctly surmised that this essay isn’t about walk outs by disgruntled employees, picket lines, scabs (as they are so often referred to) or strike breakers. What I refer to as a strike is the ability to hit.
Hitting is pretty basic. Since human beings don’t have the imposing canines of many of the primates, the ripping and tearing claws of some predators or the deadly horns and antlers of the creatures that they hunt striking or hitting has become the method of preference by humans in unarmed combat. It’s arguable if that is the most efficient manner of dealing harm to another human being. There are martial arts schools that take a totally different approach preferring grappling to the striking arts. That’s an argument for a different essay.
Aside from biting hitting is the first mode of offense that a child learns. If one child tries to wrest a toy from another it’s unlikely that the offended child will respond with a hip throw and a rear naked choke. A response that incorporates grappling is learned rather than instinctual so you will seldom see that in such an instance. In one on one combat grappling has proved an effective response to a striker, success resting with the better or more skilled fighter than the preferred method of combat. I’m not trying to discount the effectiveness of grappling. The advantage of striking is that it requires less physical contact and allows an attacker the ability to render harm with a minimum of danger to himself. He can hit and get out of the way of the opponant’s response. Of course that is an oversimplification but in the best case scenario that is the advantage of striking.
I’m not going to argue the advantage of one form of combat over another. Instead I want to examine the various types of strikes and how they work. I’m not referring to techniques here. I’m not going to argue the advantage of a left hook over an overhand right. Both are more effective in given situations.
Boxing, often called the sweet science, manages to get a lot out of a little. Boxing takes five or six punches, body positioning and footwork and creates one of the more effective fighting system available. Ideally, it doesn’t use clawing, biting, eye gouging, kicks, head butting or elbows but a good boxer can give a mediocre martial artist a lesson that he won’t soon forget. Boxing isn’t considered a martial art by most classical martial artists but I beg to differ with that. It is a very effective martial art and it can often enhance other martial arts by offering more efficient hand techniques and teaching maneuverability. Boxing doesn’t have to follow the Marquise of Queensbury rules. All of the forbidden techniques that I mentioned can be included in combat boxing and sometime even finds their way into the ring.
Again, my purpose here isn’t to show the effectiveness of one striking system over another. Instead I want to examine the types of strikes available and the reason for their effectiveness. There are several methods of creating damage with a strike. Hence these methods determine the manner of strike. A strike can do damage by several methods. The ones I want to talk about are shocking, jarring, crushing, compression and stunning. There is some overlap of these types of strikes but I’m not going to examine those grey areas. There are several other minor methods of striking such as gouging or opposing strikes (which attack the bend of a joint) but I’ll leave those alone for another time.
Let me identify the strikes I refer to with this terminology. The terms I use are my own and may be referred to by other names but for the sake of clarity I’ll use the names that I feel best describe these methods of attack.
I want to examine these strikes beginning with those I think of as the least efficient and therefore the least scientific.
First I’d like to examine the crushing strike. I use that term to describe a strike that crushes, breaks or shatters the skeletal structure. I found myself in an altercation once, after a hard night of partying. I was confronted by a larger aggressor who thought he saw an easy mark. I wasn’t in the best fighting condition at the time considering the night’s activities and all my scientific training went out the window. What remained were my rudimentary boxing skills and years of strength training. Instead of a beautiful knife hand strike to the carotid sheath or a devastating reverse punch to the solar plexus, I simply hauled off and punched him in the chest. Not extremely scientific but it did the job. A million bench presses, triceps extensions and shoulder raises gave me the brute strength to crush his sternum. Probably the only reason I was able to land such a blow at all was that my opponent was in no better shape than I was. Anyway, that’s what I refer to as a crushing blow. It isn’t the most effective strike for a fly weight or light weight fighter but a large heavy person can sometime use it effectively. Even so, there are better ways to strike.
Another type of strike I would like to examine is the compression strike. A compression strike uses what I like to refer to as blunt penetration. Kneeling in a person’s belly with one knee is a compression attack. A penetration strike is used most often against the soft parts of the torso focusing on the internal organs. Its method of attack is to invade the space that houses the eternal organs by compressing the outside tissue and by that method creating destructive pressure against them. What separates one compression strike from some others is degree of force and choice of weapon. The same method of attack concentrated with a smaller weapon creates a totally different kind of strike. Also, this type of strike is typified by speed of delivery. A heavy weapon, such as a knee, doesn’t require eye blinding speed to do harm. The literal mass of the weapon makes it formidable.
Another method of attack is the jarring strike. The jarring strike works best against the face, head or other weakly supported targets. It does damage by setting the less supported target in abrupt motion. This type of attack can cause several forms of injury. One effect is hyperextension of the supporting structure. In a less harmful method of attack such a strike can dislocate a joint or injure connective tissue but in a more serious attack it can severely injure vulnerable targets such as the neck or the spine. This type of blow can also create a whipping motion of the head causing the brain to make concussive contact with the skull. These types of concussive blows can cause unconsciousness and in extreme cases even death. If you hit an opponent in the chin and render him unconscious that is the type of blow that lays him flat.
Another type of strike I would like to examine is the stunning blow. My choice of words may not be the best in this instance. By a stunning blow I don’t mean a blow that gives an opponent momentary pause. That isn’t what I’m referring to with this term. By a stunning blow I refer to a blow that effects an attacker’s nervous system. A stunning blow can attack either the central nervous system or peripheral targets but it attacks the nerves in the body. These types of blows cover a wide number of strikes and punches and range in severity from stunning an attacking limb to shutting down the central nervous system altogether. When striking the ulna nerve in an opponent’s elbow you are delivering a stunning blow. By the same token if you attack an opponant’s acupressure points with a dim mak attack, possibly killing him, you have also delivered a stunning blow. The difference between these two attacks is in severity and not in the method of attack. A stun gun can render a person helpless, disrupting his central nervous system. The same weapon used against the heart or with greater voltage can actually kill an opponent. Both are stunning attacks but the effects are completely different. Stunning blows are among the more scientific methods of attack. It doesn’t have to get as complicated as dim mak to be effective. A knife hand strike to the side of the neck or a hammer fist to the base of the skull isn’t especially complex but such attacks to the nervous system can be very effective and even deadly. These types of pressure point strikes make up much of the approach of the more scientific striking systems but they have to be used with caution. Often the severity in damage inflicted is governed by the degree of focus and force used in the attack. It’s a matter of degree that can mean the difference between an unconscious opponent and a dead one. No one with good sense wants to be a killer. In learning these types of strikes a person has to learn restraint. He has to be able to gage the amount of force required to accomplish no more damage than the situation calls for.
The simple techniques in the stunning category require a minimum of training and aren’t especially difficult to use in a combative situation. The more complex attacks, however, probably works better in the dojo or kwoon than on the streets. Not because they are ineffective but because they are difficult to apply under duress. They require pin point accuracy to be effective and for the average person such accuracy goes out the window when the heart rate goes up and adrenalin is introduced to the blood stream. In such instances the average person is capable of only gross motor movement. The Japanese martial artist tries to negate this reaction by developing what is referred to as mushin. Mushin refers to a state of mind that is like the surface of a calm lake. The surface of a calm lake reflects anything around it. It is like a mirror. Troubled water, on the other hand, refracts light and what you get isn’t a clear picture but what the mind perceives as random flashes of light. The reflection from troubled water offers only confusion. The samurai warrior went into battle expecting death. He was as concerned about dying well as he was about living well. By embracing, even looking for, death he (theoretically) lost his fear of death and that minimized the effect it had on his fighting ability. This is a state that the master martial artist has to be able to enter into to make some of the more esoteric techniques work. Few of us are able to reach or maintain such an untroubled calm in the face of adversity. Since most of us have lives and careers outside of the martial arts we can’t or won’t invest the type of time and effort that reaching such a state requires. Consequently, many of us know the techniques but few of us can implement them in combat.
That leaves us with the last type of strike that I wish to address. I’m referring to the shocking strike. By shocking I don’t mean the type of shock associated with electrical shock. Nor do I refer to shock as in sudden alarm or as reaction to extreme pain or trauma. By shock I mean hydrostatic shock. Karate and several similar fighting systems specialize in these types of strikes. They can be disruptive, debilitating, dangerous and even deadly. A shocking strike depends on several factors that make it effective. It depends on speed, focus, penetration and limited contact. Any well trained martial artist knows the first three principles but many miss the last. Let me take them in order and then let me explain how they work. There are several ways of developing power. We know that speed and mass equals power. You can get more power with less speed if you have more mass. On the other hand you can achieve power with less mass if you have more speed. In my opinion, I put more store in speed than in mass. A person can develop their speed but a person can’t always develop mass. When it comes to striking strength also comes into play. It isn’t the most important consideration in delivering a powerful strike but let’s face it most of us would rather be hit by a light weight than a heavy weight. Not just because of his size but because of the strength and power that his size implies. If you put a heavy weight boxer in the ring with a middle weight fighter the middle weight will look better. He will exhibit more maneuverability and more hand speed. He’ll also be prettier but that’s a discussion for another time. The middle weight will probably land a dozen punches before the heavy weight can land one good shot. Unfortunately for the middle weight that one shot is subject to be the only one the heavy weight needs to cinch the fight. That’s why they have weight classes in boxing. Of course karate style fighters aren’t boxers. Not in the strict sense, anyway.
Along with speed these types of strikes depend on penetration. You can punch like a mule but if your penetration is only skin deep your strikes won’t be effective. All of the power that a shocking strike creates has to be delivered effectively to the target and that requires some depth of penetration. That’s why a good punch requires follow through.
A good shocking strike also requires focus. A person can have all of the other elements together but if his strikes aren’t focused they’ll lack the type of power that such a strike requires. In karate this type of power is created by the blow being shot out with a minimum of muscle tension using a loose muscled thrusting or whipping action. At about the point of contact and penetration every supporting muscle and joint in the body is locked and tensed to focus the force of the blow into the target. That brings us to the last part of the equation which, in a sense, is the other part of focus. Once the blow has been focused into the target the body relaxes instantly and contact is broken. This prevents the force from being reflected back into the attacking limb and lessening the impact of the blow. This is often the missing element in the equation. All of these things put together creates a powerful and devastating strike.
Now that we understand the elements of this strike lets consider the physiological effects and the science behind it. The shocking strike has some elements of all of the other strikes especially when it is aimed at vulnerable targets on the opponent’s anatomy. It allows a smaller person to do maximum damage to a larger and stronger opponent. It allows him to create maximum power with minimum effort and to put more power into a blow with less physical motion. He doesn’t have to deliver a wide looping haymaker to level an opponent. Martial artists scoff at the haymaker but it isn’t because it doesn’t have power. If it manages to land it will send the best martial artist to the land of nod. The haymaker, by definition, is telegraphed and as slow as a tractor in the Indy 500. It’s slow and easy to see, therefore it’s easy to stop, avoid and counter. A karate technician can get as much or more bower by using the laws of physics and kinesiology. He substitutes the long wind up of the haymaker by spinning his waist into the punch. The proper method of punching should be in the arsenal of every novice martial artist. I’m not trying to teach a course in punching. If you don’t know the basics I doubt that you would be reading this essay.
Now we get to the good part. How does this type of strike work? For an example let’s look at the destructive power of a large caliber bullet. A bullet isn’t dangerous because of its mass. Even in a large caliber bullet the mass is negligible or would be if it wasn’t traveling at such great velocity. The destructive effects of such a projectile isn’t because of the hole it creates. I’m not saying that the hole it creates can’t kill you. Too often it can. The hole that a forty five army automatic leaves is almost big enough to walk through. That along is capable of ending a person’s life. Let’s look at the hole created by a .45. The hole going in isn’t much bigger than the bullet itself but the exit wound can be as big as your fist. Why is this? The most devastating effect of a gunshot wound isn’t the penetration of the projectile itself but is because of the shock waves that it sends through the surrounding tissue. You must keep in mind that the human body is composed mostly of water. Throw a stone in water and you get a ripple effect. On a larger scale if a huge mass or a fast moving object of sufficient mass hits water it sends out more than just a ripple. The energy of that mass hitting the water is transmitted to the water causing violent waves away from the area of shock. We’ve seen the effects that this can have in a large body of water. That type of thing is what causes tsunamis or tidal waves. If you watch the news or read the newspapers you have been informed of the destructive effects that these types of phenomenon create. The effects of a bullet striking flesh sets off a similar destructive wave. The force created by a gunshot destroys surrounding tissue by rupturing cells in the body. It has a tendency to destroy whatever tissue it comes in contact with and any tissue effected by the destructive ripple of spreading force. You see the end result in the size of the exit wound which is many times the size of the projectile itself.
You may ask yourself what this has to do with striking. If a strike is delivered properly it has a similar effect. The end results may not be as dramatic and definitely not as visual but the technique can be just as devastating. There are no degrees of death. A twenty two slug to the brain can kill you as dead as the blast of a thermonuclear device. A coroner or doctor just announces a person dead. There’s no percentage of death involved. You need only be 100% dead. Overkill doesn’t render you 120 % dead. Believe me, 100% is more than enough. With a well focused and powerful strike you send a hydrostatic shock through the target and the surrounding tissue. It may not have the effect of a large caliber bullet but it only has to be effective enough to do the job. A well focused strike can rupture the internal organs and disrupt bodily functions. It doesn’t require a bloody hole or huge exit wound to do the job. These types of strikes are enough to injure and even kill an attacker. You don’t need more than that injured is injured. Dead is dead. Over kill is a waste of effort.
This hasn’t been a how to essay. If you don’t have the tools or the ability to deliver the types of strikes we’ve discussed you’ll need to talk to your instructor. My intention has been to give you a better idea of the types of strikes that comprise the martial arts, not by technique but by methodology and delivery. I hope that understanding the nature of these strikes will translate into better application and technique. If nothing else it should enable you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the inner workings of the martial arts. Who knows, you might even earn a black belt in conversational karate.
God bless you, my brethren. Train hard and go with God.
Dr. Donald Miskel
ZUBAIRI’S MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE.
Established Since 1983 by Prof Dr Rizwan Mustafa Zubairi.
Postal Address: Savanna City A-1/512 Gulshan-e-Iqbal 13/D/3, Karachi. Pakistan Tel: 0300-2344288
OPENING CEREMONY OF NEW BRANCH
The new branch of Zubairi’s Martial Arts Centre has opened in F.B.Area, Karachi on 21 st March 2010. Mr. Ahmed Ali Rajput the Associate Secretary of Pakistan Olympic Association & Secretary of Sindh Olympic Association along with seniors Taekwondo and Martial Arts Master Instructors has cut the ribbon with a warm speech of Grandmaster Zubairi, Mr.Ahmed Ali and Grandmasters Absar Hussain Shah at the occasion.
A Grand Taekwondo demonstration has also been given by the members.
Omar Mussee Ali has Performed Taebak and Pyongwon forms while Shabbir Hussain demonstrated the Spin Jump Kick and other kicking drills. Grandmaster Zubairi shows the effective use of front kick in Taekwondo and Hoo Shin Sul Techniques. Grandmaster Zubairi has awarded the rank of 4 th Dan Black Belt in the art and science of Taekwondo to Omar Mussee Ali a Somalian national who is in the membership of centre since 2004.
The other Somalian national Mr. Mohamed Jamal Abxaaji a Business Man of Import and Export, Mr. Abdulaahi Ahmed Mohamed, Chairman Somali Student at Karachi City and Mr.Yonis Barre were also present at the occasion. Mr. Abdulaahi in his speech thanks to the Pakistan Taekwondo and martial arts community and dedicated efforts of Grandmaster Zubairi to train Omar.
Grandmaster Zubairi has also awarded international Sports Award to Mr.Ahmed Ali and International Martial Arts award to Shabbir Hussain, Rehman Shah, Kashif and Abid.
The Somali Taekwondo and martial arts has awarded Shield of Appreciation and Friendship to Grandmaster Zubairi at the occasion.
The Zubairi’s Martial Arts Centre, opened its doors in 1983, and has played an important role in the development of Korean Martial Arts, Taekwondo among the youth of Pakistan. The centre has branches in many districts of Pakistan which includes Faisalabad Gilgit, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Mirpurkhas, Mianwali, Narwal, Rajanpur and Rawalpindi.
Now Master Omar Musse Ali opens its branch in Somalia.
Wajid Raza Isfahani.
4 th Dan Black Belt
Member of Zubairi’s Martial Arts And Sports Federation.International.
THE LAWS OF PHYSICS AND THE PRINCIPLES OF YIELDING AND BLENDING IN JUJITSU
No resistance, no resistance!, could you remember your jujitsu teachers telling you so. The principle behind such advice is the yielding principle. It means that you most learn not to resist the force exercise by your attacker but to learn how to blend with it and use his energy to redirect his attack and apply your own techniques in an effective way. What is behind this principle can be explain through the laws of physics. One of the most applicable to the martial arts is as follow: mass + speed = force. It don’t matter what type of technique your are practicing a kick or a throw, it holds true to all techniques. To apply your techniques smoothly and with ease you must have no resistance from your opponent. So, how can you avoid resistance?, the answer is by redirecting your techniques in the opposite direction in which such resistance is execute or blending with the force and energy of the attack. Imagine you are trying to apply a joint lock in a certain direction to a resisting opponent. The opponent is aware of your intention and tenses his muscles so you cannot twist in that direction, what you must do? Answer: redirect the technique and twist the arm or leg in the direction of no resistance, backwards, to the side, to the front or whichever direction in which the opponent wants to go.
If you apply the technique in whichever direction your opponent wants to move or attack, you won’t need too much strength, if any, to apply a technique, it will be executed smoothly and easily applied. Why?, because you will be using the attacker’s strength and the momentum generated by his own force against him. If your attacker wants to go backwards, don’t attend to force him going forward to apply your favorite technique, because you may get into a force against force struggle that will suck up your stamina and make you exhaust during combat. Learn to be open to the possibilities and adapt to the situation with the options available depending on the type of attack you are facing. If your attacker moves forward then that is the direction that you most apply your throw or use his momentum to strike, that way you will be helping yourself in the execution of your techniques and using your opponent’s own force to double your effectiveness. This is even more essential if your are being attack by a stronger attacker. If your attacker attends to strike you with a straight punch, the direction of no resistance is going forward, just the way he moves, going straight forward. Your opponent will make you aware of the direction of no resistance through his own type of attack or muscles contractions, not you. The way he moves you must move, that’s the principle of blending or in other words, “using your opponent’s energy” to your advantage. No resistance also applies to the principle of yielding instead of clashing with an attack.
Blending and yielding is the easiest way an attacker can be unbalance, a joint lock be applied or a throw can be execute. These were one of the main principles taught by Judo founder Jigoro Kano, he believed in “maximum efficiency with the minimum use of force.” The only way to use minimum force during a physical attack is to use your attacker’s force against him through the principle of yielding or no resistance and blending, that’s the way to go. The principles of yielding and blending must be enhance through the application of proper body mechanics in the execution of any technique. In simple words , while doing a technique you must move the right way which means “proper body mechanics” and in the right direction applying “the Yielding principle” not doing so will make your technique ineffective or very difficult to apply. Using the force of you attacker will double the effectiveness in the application of your self defense or competition techniques. This can be explain using the following physics law: force + force = momentum. Practice using your attacker’s momentum through the principle of yielding, you won’t regret it. Now, I understand why he shouted “no resistance, no resistance”!, like if my life depended on it. Now, I understand why a Willow tree yields to the weight of snow, if it wouldn’t then his branches will break and get hurt. Now, I realize why most of the principles of nature also apply to the martial arts. Be safe and don’t clash but learn how to yield when necessary. It may be a wise decision or probable the best choice.
Sensei: Martin Ramirez
Certified Instructor in Jujitsu and Karate,
Close Quarter Combat and Self Defense
SINANJU SHIN-DO MARTIAL ART
Sinanju its close combat martial art developing in Korean area with same name –sinanju. In time of war in Korea some of officers from Tanaka-Takeda clan,whose ther in Sinanju area and recognition one style of close combat whose same like some technics in japanese martial arts.After war brot this style in SAD and developed new system with mixed of japanese martial arts and givem the name –close combat martial art system like today and teach this system in military and police units. First since of document about sinanju martial art system whose writet in 1026.year, and long time this martial art whose forgotet on new age. Tanaka-Takeda prepare themselfs and one of this all students teaching real sinanju martial art without military-police units and departments in Tanaka private dojo.Some of this students after training of sinanju going out from military services and we have sinanju demo teams like developing system of exibition martial art and in european area opening traditional sinanju system dojos with sinanju name on dojo.
European instructors of this specified military-police martial art close combat system are:
Chief instructor for Europe-SHIHAN-GORAN DUDAŠ-Ret.Lt.Colonel of Croatian Army,master 6.DAN. in sinanju,6.DAN. in traditional shotokan karate and 3.DAN. in aikido martial art.He whose profesional oficer in Croatian Army until 2001.,more decorations from war,wunded in war,instructor on ant-terorist programm in special forces,instructor on Training Management,and profesor on Military Academy“Petar Zrinski“ in Zagreb-Croatia.Until time of war he whose in karate dojo Tenja team of karate.He finish education in USArmy center Camp Ripley,and Fort Bening,special forces units.Retired at Lt.Colonel rank in Croatian Army and decoration officer from war.
Tanaka Ishiro whose coach of Goran Dudaš in sinanju in USA,after come back in Croatia he get official rights to represent Tanaka-Takeda clan of Ishiro Tanaka for sinanju in Europe.Sinanju name of dojo its all time in logo of dojos.He develop sinanju shin-do with Shidoshi-Ana Đ.Žužić system and put all martial arts ranks in programm without of military using close combat conditions,and this two instructors its Founders of sinanju shin-do like martial art for all ages and male and females,and special programm for childrens in this part of World.
Instructor for Croatia -SHIDOSHI-ANA Đ. ŽUŽIĆ-5.DAN.,master of karate and aikido and sinanju.She its profesor of psichology and academic artist-painter.She developing sinanju shin-do system of martial art and working on training programm of selfdefense in sinanju martial art style.Worked on two programms on sinanju dojos in Zagreb and Osijek,and she its director of training programm in Croatia.
Chief instructor for Norway, and Great Britain-SHIHAN-PETAR GAJDAŠEVIĆ-7.DAN., master of karate, sinanju and close combat selfdefense programm. He living in Stjordal in Norway, before of war in Croatia he whose coach of Karate club Tenja in Tenja near to Osijek in Croatia. More medals and certifications of sucses in karate competitions and full contact tournaments in ExYugoslavia. Now he working with Family in Stjordal and he whose first coach in karate of Goran Dudaš –instructor for Europe. He its honorary member and master of sinanju shin-do and represent for Norway and Great Britain.
TAEKWONDO BELT PROMOTION EXAMINATION-2010.KARACHI-PAKISTAN
Wajid Raza Isfahani
ZUBAIRI’S MARTIAL ARTS AND SPORTS FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL. Since 2006
(International Council for Martial Arts Cum sports Learning, Teaching and Friendship)
ZUBAIRI’S MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE. (Since 1983)
The Taekwondo Belt Promotion test was conducted on 18th September 2010 evening at Zubairi’s Martial Arts Centre F.B Area Branch, Karachi which was witnessed by a large crowd of audience, including friends and families of the members of Zubairi’s Martial Arts Centre.
Grandmaster Professor Dr Rizwan Mustafa Zubairi, holder of 7th Dan Black Belt and the executive member of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation was the examiner who conducted the Gup promotion test of members of Zubairi’s Martial Arts Centre under the rules and regulations of World Taekwondo Federation and Pakistan Taekwondo Federation
The successful candidates are as under.
1- Muhammad Zubair-Green Belt.
2- Ayesha Sana Khan-Green Belt.
3- Syed Nabeel Shah-Yellow Belt.
4- Syed Hamza Shah-Yellow Belt.
5- Syeda Aimen Absar-Yellow Belt.
6- Mohammad Zaid-Yellow Belt.
Awarding Green Belt to M. Zubair
The promotion test and evaluations begun by the recitation of Holy Quran by Grandmaster Absar Hussain Shah. The warm up run and exercise was conducted By Sah Bum Nim Wajid Raza Isfahani (4 th Dan).
Awarding Yellow Belt to Zaid
The students were tested according to the curriculum taught with respect to modern as well as traditional aspects of Taekwondo training, which includes Ho-Shin Sul, KyukPa, Gyroki and Poomsae. They were also judged for the theoretical knowledge which includes tents of Taekwondo, Korean Terms used in Taekwondo and philosophy behind learning the art and science of Taekwondo.
Awarding Green Belt to Sana
After the exam Ayesha Sana Khan said that she was very happy to receive such a prestigious award and is committed to gain her black belt in coming years, while Muhammad Zubair said that he wants to be a fighter and achieve gold medal in the National Championship, Hamza and Nabeel are committed to use the skills in self defense and be more flexible and strong. Furthermore Baby Aimen Absar said that she wants to make a record in breaking, while Zaid is committed to adopt self confidence and discipline he has learnt in Taekwondo training in his life.
Grandmaster with students- Sep 2010
Grandmaster Zubairi specially performed Keumgang Poomsae to give students knowledge of WTF-Taekwondo roots in its traditional aspects. He has been trained in Taekwondo Jidokwan system.
TAD SUN POK (HYBRID BOXING)
(Multi-Mixed Martial Arts System)
Arnel C. Ariap
Tad Sun Pok: The Arts of Self-Defense:
Tad Sun Pok- Fighting- System (Deadly Street Fighting Multi-Mix Martial Arts)
The way of Filipino Self-Defense system for reality Derives from Kicking (Tad Yak), Punching (SunTok) and Stick fighting (PokPok) method is a set of martial arts appearing in (Bagacay, Mananao, Tamban, Caalwan), Tinambac Camarines Sur, Republic of the Philippines approximately in the year of nineteen hundred and eighty nine Created by: Master Arnel C. Ariap Both of the words (Tad Sun Pok) means Self-Defense.
Tad Sun Pok is based on combining physical and psychological processes in fact as a self-defense system for reality to defending oneself. Such as kicking, Grappling and hitting. Unlike many others type of martial arts, Tad Sun Pok Trains its fighter to use weapons alongside the various elements of hand to hands combat.
Tad Sun Pok Fighting System which are more practical
No need to previous martial arts training.
No need to waste years of time to master.
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Tad Sun Pok Fighting System quickly spreading in the Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Yemen was the first Arab country to import tad sun pok in the year two thousand seven (2007) the same year Tad sun pok Fighting System formed.
-Our academies offer a well-balance program for adults and children that emphasizes pride , self-esteem fitness and integrity.
Specializing in positive character development for children self-defense, physical fitness stress relief, and conflict resolution.
-I believe that sports play is vital parts of education and development of all children that the physical activities teach the student to develop their on self skill and being progress for the near future.
The Tad Sun Pok fighting System has been a pioneer member of S.O.S stuntman association. The management team of (WTSCMAC) consists of professionals with top level. STUNTMAN and MARTIAL ARTS skill in each of their relevant discipline. Whether in the Movie Industry, Martial Arts School, Universities, Security Agency, Police community. A well- motivated team capable of executing the work with top quality performance. our client list include notable names of reputable expatriate and local companies and agencies. It include
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Tad Sun Pok (Hybrid Boxing)
Mix Martial Arts (Karate,Judo, Taekwondo, Muaythai Boxing, Pencak Silat)
Self-Defense System (Grappling, Choking, Locking, Catching, Disarming)
Stick fighting Method (ARNIS, Dagger, Kali, Escrima, Nun-Chaku)
Physical fitness drill (Tae-Bo, Aerobics, Loss weight)
Stunt (Acrobatic, Tumbling, Sine-matic fight)
TERMS- Simplify that there are many deferent ways of self-defense from small circle of taekwondo, karate, judo, muaythai boxing, pencak silat. Stick-fighting
-Certified Management System-
Silatredbikol International (Muaythai Boxing & Mix Martial Arts Inc.)
Yemen Muaythai Association (YMA)
World Tad Sun Pok Scientific Combat Martial Arts Confederation (WTSCMAC)
Bagong silang chapter ( Caloocan Team)
Tarlac state university chapter (Tarlac city Team)
Luzonian university chapter (Lucena City Team)
Naga College (Naga city Team)
-Parent Non-Profit Organization:
Bagacay, Tinambac Camarines Sur
General Head Quarters
Republic of the Philippines
-International Office (Arab Chapter)
Sana’a, Republic of Yemen
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-Achievement / Tournament-
1980 Angeles city karate tournament (3rd place)
1987 Caloocan Invitational tournament (2nd place)
1988 Pius-1V Taekwondo championship (1st place)
1990 Olongapo city majors CUP Championship (Champion)
1992 San JuanKkyokushin kai championship (2nd place)
1995 1st Lucena city mix martial arts invitational (Champion)
1996 The Vice- president CUP search for karate (Champion)
1996 Pasay city 4th anniversary international karate tournament (2nd place)
1997 Quezon city Muaythai boxing championship (4th place)
1999 1st Pencak Silat national game (Champion)
2000 Doce Pares Arnis tournament (silver medal)
2004 Sikaran Invitational tournament (Champion)
2006 Calabanga taekwondo championship (3rd place)
-International / achievement-
1994 South East Asian game (bronze medal) Singapore
2002 World karate championship (6th place) Philippines
-The name of the Non-Profit Organization:
World Tad Sun Pok Scientific Combat Martial Arts confederation (WTSCMC)
*Arnel Adrian Ariap
* John Brian Ariap
*Maria Ruth Sibelle Ariap
* Arnold Ariap - Chief Instructor
*Archie Ariap Tantiado - Asst Instructor
*Arnel Ariap Jr. Chapter Instructor
Andrea Marie Ariap
Message from the Author:
Master Arnel C. Ariap is currently Director of the Philippine Pencak Silat Association (PHILSILAT) in the Bicol region 1V .composed of the ff: Naga city, Dae,t Ligazpi City, Sorsogon, Virac . Since2006.
Prior to his assignment in Bicol region to Conduct and Propagate The indigenous Art of Pencak Silat focuses primary on sports education development program group having diversified interest for ongoing improvement to all children for the near future.
The author wishes to thanks “PHILSILAT” for giving the authority to organized team from Bicol chapter.
International Combat Martial Arts Union Association (ICMAUA) www.icmaua.com/Ind-Member:A-K