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Amazing Arnis, Kicking and the Stick

Amazing Arnis, Kicking and the Stick

“Amazing Arnis, Kicking and the Stick” by Mike Replogle, Karate Illustrated March 1985 Vol 16 No 3

AMAZING ARNIS: KICKING AND THE STICK- In one·on·one situations, low kicks, as taught by arnis, can be life·saving techniques against any foe

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“Arnis, being a stick-oriented art, develops excellent coordination with the hands and an understanding of body positioning difficult to attain without the study of weapons. The
same movements translated to the empty hand become a powerful self defense system.

Kicking and foot techniques are one of the least-known aspects of arnis. Often eclipsed by the uniqueness of the stick, the feet are usually studied for stances and footwork, not so much as weapons. Yet foot techniques are an integral part of a complete system of arnis, and the unique aspects of stick fighting make for a fine kicking art, too.”

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Versatile and Volatile, The Three-Sectional Staff- Eric Lee

Versatile and Volatile, The Three-Sectional Staff- Eric Lee

“Versatile and Volatile- The Three-Sectional Staff” by Mike Replogle, Karate KungFu Illustrated March 1987 Vol. 19, No. 3 VERSATILE AND VOLATILE: THE THREE-SECTIONAL STAFF— One of China’s least understood weapons, the three-sectional staff is actually one of kung fu’s most lethal fighting tools. Noted weapons authority Eric Lee shows you the ropes of three-sectional staffContinue Reading

The Modern Ninja Woman

The Modern Ninja Woman

“The Modern Ninja Woman”, by Mike Replogle- Fighting Stars Ninja February 1986 VOL. XIII, NO. 1 The women of ninjutsu assume their rightful place in the art. Excerpt: THE MODERN NINJA WOMAN The American career woman. With inflation spiraling upward and the growing predominance of two-income families, she finds it’s no longer enough to beContinue Reading

Hapkido Forms- Fariborz Azhakh

Hapkido Forms- Fariborz Azhakh

“Hapkido Forms- Fariborz Azhakh”, by Mike Replogle, Karate KungFu Illustrated February 1986 HAPKIDO FORMS: YOU SAY THERE’S NO SUCH THING? THERE IS NOW- Even though the Korean fighting art of hapkido has no set forms, some of the art’s innovators are including forms in their training-with astonishing results, by Mike Replogle Excerpt: “It’s a typicallyContinue Reading

Hayes Hits the Streets- The Ongoing Journey of Stephen K. Hayes Part 1

Hayes Hits the Streets- The Ongoing Journey of Stephen K. Hayes Part 1

“Hayes Hits the Streets- The Ongoing Journey of Stephen K. Hayes Part 1″, by Mike Replogle”- Fighting Stars August 1985 VOL. XII, No. 4 America’s top ninjutsu authority reflects on past and present seminars. Part I. Interview By Mike Replogle Excerpt: “Shadow and stealth. Darkness and black-cloaked silence. Deadly, swift, effective. Ninja. The ninjutsu phenomenonContinue Reading

A Course in Cramming, The Weapons They Brought to West Virginia

A Course in Cramming, The Weapons They Brought to West Virginia

“A Course in Cramming, The Weapons They Brought West Virginia”, Karate Illustrated January 1984 Vol 15 No 1 Excerpt:  “The typical day, beginning right after breakfast, called for a lunch break at 12:00 and a dinner break at 6:00. All day long could be heard the sound of clacking sticks from somewhere in the camp.Continue Reading

American Arnis- The Evolution Of An Art

American Arnis- The Evolution Of An Art

“American Arnis- Evolution Of An Art”, Black Belt Magazine January 1984, Vol 22, No.1 AMERICAN ARNIS: THE EVOLUTION OF AN ART -The flexibility of modern arnis has allowed it to be adapted to the styles and needs of American martial artists, thus creating a new system referred to as “American arnis.” Excerpt: “American arnis didContinue Reading

Trapping Hands and the Art of Arnis

Trapping Hands and the Art of Arnis

“Trapping Hands and the Art of Arnis”, by Mike Replogle- Karate Illustrated September 1983 Vol. 14, No. 9 Excerpt:  “The use of a rattan cane (approximately 26-lnches In length) can greatly enhance the learning process and give the student the concept of the flow of a technique very quickly. The length of the cane IsContinue Reading

Fear of Contact

Fear of Contact

“Fear of Contact”, by Hadith Lundell, Karate Illustrated April 1983 Vol 14 No 4 FEAR OF CONTACT – Many students are scared of being hit, of accidentally hitting somebody else, of losing control. Dan DiVito believes in rigorous physical conditioning and a kind of warm gradualism that begins with slow-motion drills Excerpt: Many beginners inContinue Reading

Gradients of Fear, Training with the Knife

Gradients of Fear, Training with the Knife

“Gradients of Fear, Training with the Knife”, by J.Nagel- Black Belt April 1983 Vol 21, No 4 GRADIENTS OF FEAR: TRAINING WITH THE KNIFE- Most people feel a peculiar kind of terror at the thought of defending against a knife. There’s only one way to overcome that and become proficient in this dangerous aspect ofContinue Reading