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June 2014 Hepi Ryu seminar, presented by Billy Ristuccia

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the weapons of Hepi Ryu

demonstrating a striking technique
practical application
practical application from the inside
practical application
Oops, did I step on your foot? So sorry! (Not!)
and down you go
preparing to "center punch"
"center punch" also works downward

... and as a lever (if you're being nice...)
Finding kyusho is always fun... for one person!
Finding kyusho is always fun... for one person!
... and g'bye
Tactics are important - don't turn *into* a possible attacker if you hear something behind you!
striking drill - moving forward
striking drill - moving backward
checking - yep, that's an honest attack
half a second more, and he'll be gone
explaining about ryoho no ri
Now the seminar participants are on the spot!

Now the seminar participants are on the spot!

Now the seminar participants are on the spot!

Now the seminar participants are on the spot!

Now the seminar participants are on the spot!

Now the seminar participants are on the spot!
Now the seminar participants are on the spot!
Now the seminar participants are on the spot!

practical application

practical application
practical application
practical application
talking about the nightstick
practical application
practical application - hand is trapped, body is pinned
that'll leave a mark...
Attendees on second day (Sunday) - we were too busy having fun the first day
to remember to take one then! Fewer people this day, but had just as much fun - or more!
A lovely lock - thing about this is, the shoulder's not at an angle where the ball joint can rotate.
Why do Japanese martial arts grab?

part of a kata for practicing nagare

trap the forearm...

... or trap the upper arm
even the flexible people can be locked out
making the lock worse - working in opposing directions
Ryumon. That one's a doozy!
how not to get squished...

... by making a flying buttress

Flying buttress by grabbing clothing for reinforcement.

bye-bye

another way to say bye-bye

nice wing

gotta love those nerve attacks!

Tiiimberrrr!
uke helps pin himself
launching in 3... 2... 1...
nightstick training (photo courtesy of Billy Ristuccia)
nightstick training (photo courtesy of Billy Ristuccia)
nightstick training (photo courtesy of Billy Ristuccia)