Monthly Archives: November 2014

Wujido 101: the Down Block

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The three main blocks; up, middle, and down, form the basic blocking system that is derived from the Lohan Shaolin Wushu style and establish the fundamental aspect of defense against various attacks by extending the arms and protecting the body within the area known as the six gates.  The six gates theory will be covered in a subsequent lesson.

The blocks are essentially Low, middle, and high and will serve to block, deflect, redirect, and suppress strikes from […]

Wujido 101: the Middle Block

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Blocks; in the Wujido, should be applied very broadly and one should contemplate the range of application.  What is true of the middle block is true of the up block and the down block. This must be thoroughly investigated. As with each technique and method, adequate time and effort should be allotted to the mastery of its purpose.  The elements of utility include more than the movement of the arms but extend to footwork, the ability to […]

Wujido: Online Training

Online Training in Martial Arts has arrived

The Wujido family now provides the martial arts community, both the beginner and advanced practitioner with articles, online training, media that is designed to deepen your knowledge and perfection of the most profound aspects of martial arts of any style from the perspective of one of the highest ranked masters in the world.  Fundamentals are the foundation upon which mastery is achieved.  Without fundamentals mastery is a pipe dream, a specious claim and […]

Wujido 101: Up Blocks

Mastery is in the fundamentals

Practice training hours for 101 skills: 60-100 training hours.

It is a common misunderstanding about martial arts that one can acquire methods and techniques and approach them without realizing the level of commitment necessary to bring those techniques and methods to the necessary level to bring real success. Elements required are the following;

Visualize the ideal technique
High repetition of correct technique
Keep the mind attentive and focused and avoid mindless repetition
Practice sufficiently to create instinctive response

 

The practice of the […]

Shaolin Animal Style Play

It is somewhat rare to observe animal styles in action.  It is difficult to use in competition because the rules prohibit many of the maneuvers as they are conceived and applied in real-time.  It is even difficult to demonstrate in sparring as the moves are really quite devastating if used with power and contact.  Thus the need for strict regulation and so that injury does not result.  the power and effectiveness is difficult to comprehend to the uninitiated as they […]