Ju Men Pu Entering Pivot

The seventh step is the Ju Men Pu, or Entering Pivot. This consists of a short retreat, heel first, without shifting the body weight. It is also the basis for the Iluo Nei Kuo (Capture by Passing) of Tonpo. Practice is most effective when turning the corner. Fig. 18 -Approach the barrier, press against it, resting the weight forward. Place the near hand by the knee and the back hand close to the face. Slowly lean the head forward and peek around the corner. The lower this is done, the smaller...

Beating the Heavenly Drum

Interlock the fingers, place the place on the back of the head, covering the ears. The fingers should touch the base of the skull. Place the thumbs below the ears. Gently apply pressure with the palms. Relax the shoulders. This will warm the ears and benefit the kidneys. If your mind is calm, you will feel the beat of your pulse. Breathe slowly and deeply without sound nine times. Think of each breath as water filling a glass. The air is drawn into the lower lungs first and fills them from...

Overcoming Obstacles and Barriers

Having learned the basic techniques of meditation and the Nine Steps, Ninja training advanced, to penetrating the enemy's perimeter. The classic exercise of these skills is the Obstacle Course, used by military, paramilitary and covert operations groups for centuries to train there members. The key is confidence. Any obstacle can be overcome with practice and confidence. This is lesson for whole life. Not just breaking and entering. Fig. 31-When confronted by a fence topped by barbed wire,,...

CHU 1st Kanji Mudra

There are nine basically significant centers of power. The first of these is located at the base of the spine. It controls elimination and corresponds to the Sacral Plexus. This is the occult center of the body, which holds the serpent power. It also represents the Earth element. Its color is yellow. The Tu Mo, or Channel of Control, is composed of twenty eight acupuncture point, ascending from the coccyx, up the spine, over the skull, and ending at the upper gum. If this channel is not...

KAI 3rd Kanji Mudra

The Hara (One Point) is the site of the third center of power in the body, located approximately two inches below the navel. This is the body's center of gravity. It also represents the water element. From this point flows the Yang Wei Mo, or Positive Arm Channel, which rises across the chest and extends down the inner arms to the palm and middle finger tips and the Yin Wei Mo, or Negative Arm Channel, which also passes through the arms, but with the emphasis on veins instead of arteries. If...

TAI 4th Kanji Mudra

The fourth center of power in the body is located at the site of the navel. The channel of energy which flows from this point is known as the Tai Mo, or Belt Channel, and passes around both sides of the body, encircling the belly. If it is not functioning properly the belly will be distended and the waist will feel cool and wet. Loss of appetite is another symptom. This center is concerned with digestive functions, its counterpart is the solar plexus. It represents the fire element, its form is...

SHA 5th Kanji Mudra

The fifth center of power is located at the solar plexus. It represents the air element and is symbolized by two triangles-one facing up, the other down. Its color is smoky. This center controls respiration. The channel known as the Chueng Mo, or Thrusting Channel, ends at the heart, or solar plexus, having begun between the Jen Mo and the Tu Mo at the genitals. If this channel is not functioning properly, disorders of the digestive system will be seen. The base of The Eight Psychic Channels is...

JEN 6th Kanji Mudra

The sixth center of power is located behind the throat. It controls speech and hearing, and corresponds to the pharangeal plexus. Its element is air, its color is the shade of pure sea water. From the heel, the Yang Chiao, or Positive Leg Channel, rises along the outer sides of the ankles and legs, up the sides of the body, around the head, and down below the car, ending at the sixth center. If this channel is not functioning properly, one will be unable to sleep. Also, disorders arising from...

Tung Seventh Kanji

The seventh center of power is located at the site of the third eye, slightly above and between the eyebrows. The Yin Chiao, or Negative Leg Channel, rises from the instep through the inner leg, past the scrotum, up the center of the body, to this spot. If this channel is not functioning properly, one will sleep too much. This center represents the highest level of mind. Meditation on this site enables one to gain control over the various nerve centers of the body. Here also the astral...

Kuji Kiri Nine Cuts Breathing Exercises

In the classical presentation of the Longevity Exercise, the student is instructed at this point to exhale completely and hold the lungs empty for as long as comfortable. This is analogus to running the carburetor lean on an automobile and is designed to burn off toxins and impurities that may have accumulated in the lungs during normal respiration. One should never strain or overexert when performing these techniques. Most people can only hold this exhalation for a few seconds. Beginners are...

Hsing Tsia Go Behind Step

Went The Enemy Camp Lyrics

This method requires an external distraction to be truly effective. Two methods are preferred, one being Kiai, the spirit shout. Sometimes called the attack by intimidation, the Kiai is a belly shout drawn from the Hara. It is a scream of total commitment. Charge the enemy from out of range, feinting a ferocious attack to the eyes. This attack must be sufficiently terrifying to startle the enemy and make him cover his own eyes in defense. The Kiai may be employed effectively with the Kasumi...

HUA 8th Kanji Mudra

Kuji Kiri Mudras

The eighth center of power is located on the cortical surface of the brain. It is known as the Thousand Petal Lotus because, when visualized, this is the imagery created. When the Chi permeates this center, the sensation in the body is one of floating upward to the surface, much like the blossoming of the lotus. When the serpent power passes from the lowest center through the psychic channels and junctions to this level, the energy in these begins to spin as each is opened. At this time the...

Lun Tou Wheel Throw

Tomoe Groin

Fig. 94 -Should the enemy seize you by both wrists, free your hands by rotating them up and to the outside line. Double Mirror Block Step forward with the left foot, striking with double palm heels to the enemy's chest. This will drive him slightly back, breaking his balance to the rear. Grip the enemy lapels with both hands. If lapels are not available, cup both hands behind his head. Fig. 95 -Maintaining your hold on the enemy, sit down near your left heel, pulling him forward and onto you,...

Shimewaza Japanese Strangle

Any time you are behind the enemy you may seek to employ the Japanese Strangle to subdue him. This technique may be applied while standing, sitting as after a throw , or on the mat. Three variations are possible. The Rear Naked Choke is not a true strangle hold, but one in which the pressure of the forearm is directed against the windpipe. This hold is quite painful, causing the enemy to struggle more violently. This choke, however, will induce unconsciousness, usually when the strangle is...

Following In The Footsteps Of The Sentry

Prevent Outcry Enemy Sentry

Of course, the simplest and most daring technique of infiltrating the enemy encampment is to have him open the door for you. Fig. 55- Having advanced to a position behind the enemy, fix your attention on the back of his skull and key your actions to his. As he steps forward with his left foot, cross-step Heng Pu behind with your right foot. Cock your left Backfist beside the right ear. Maintain a covered stance at all times by crossing the right arm over the body. Direct the Qi forward with the...

Shou Kao Kal Handcuff Switch

The enemy has captured you and ordered your hands atop your head. He moves into position behind you and reaches up to take your right arm into a Hammer Lock. This is preparatory to tying your hands or handcuffing them behind your back. The enemy presses his weapon into your back to discourage resistance. In an arrest, one officer generally covers the other. Fig. 81-The enemy pulls your arm behind your back. This is the best moment to attack since he must either reach for his cuffs or holster...

Subclavian Artery Thrust

Handsmother

Fig. 62-Spring forward and clamp the left hand over the enemy mouth and nose using the method known as the One-Hand Smother. Pinching the nose between your thumb and the first joint of the opposing index finger. Grip the jaws between the heel of the hand and the remaining finger tips. This method alone will require almost two minutes to produce unconsciousness. Holding the dagger in the ice-pick grip, thrust the point well down behind the collarbone clavicle and cut side to side. Death will...