Martial Arts Training Learning the Kwan Bu For Your Martial Art Style

No matter of style of your martial arts
that you’re in there comes a point when you need to explore your fighting and
your movement in order to see if you understood what you learned in this
video we’re going to introduce you to the Kwan Bu and how it can help you to
build on your style of martial arts stay tuned Welcome to Shihan’s Dojo I am shihan
Marty Husband and I want to welcome you here today we’re today basically to
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out today we’re going to talk about the Kwan Bu which was basically introduced
to me in the 90s by the late Han Qi George Anderson he was the founder of
the Kwanmukan schools and these exercise were basically created by Hanshi
Anderson in his studies of Japanese karate Korean karate and Kung Fu as he
codified this system in the 1970s which he called Kwan Mu these forms were
created by representing the philosophical values of the system
various Chinese hand actions and were basically the understanding of the major
systems such as karate, jujitsu, aikijutsu, and Kobujutsu. It is widely accepted in
most martial arts systems throughout the world China, Japan, Korea, and the US. If you
want to understand how these overlaps work or my version of it check out my
video on how to cross train now I’ll put a link right up here at the top
somewhere and just click on it and go to it if you’d like to know a little bit
more if you want to know more where to find more information on the Kwanmukan
or the Kwam Mu forms I will provide a link to the Kwanmukan site and they can
help you with any information or questions
the Kwan Bu itself was developed with the ideas of using the essential principles
in acting in self-defense actions that the practitioner would develop over
their own body types and abilities and making sure that the direct principles
of Kwan Mu had been instantiated the Kwan Bu exercises can be practiced by a
beginner and built upon as you go up in level they can be very simple to very
complex it’s only a matter of what the user has intended for their Kwan Bu
the Kwan Bu does require that a user be able to use his techniques
ambidextrously from all directions these directions are sometimes known as
the eight lines of unbalance in many styles and are often used to describe
movement in the martial arts I created an earlier video on basic movement and
I’ll put a link up here for it and it’ll basically teach you the basic movements
intrusive reflexive reactive and of course the angles on obliques today I
want to just cover the four basic directions so you can get an
understanding of how those directions work and start memorizing the exercise
these exercises can be used in a variety of stances from high medium to low it’s
basically based on your own system and then you can use various techniques
throughout your own system the speeds can vary depending on what the user is
trying to create for themselves with the knowledge that they have we will discuss
the aspects of many varying techniques such as proper basics of movements
execution of movements the appropriate performance at a later date but for now
I want you to get these patterns down so you can start memorizing the Kwan Bu
Kwan Bu is somewhat like a kata which is a tool that many martial artists use to
perform their techniques of their own systems however if this is more of a
personal setup of systems that is derived in the Kwan Bu it follows the
same basic patterns and philosophies of kata like Embussen, which the line of
kata, is by the beginning at one point and the ending at the same point having
the correct stance as well as posture movement to make sure there’s a clear
line of direction motion and in advance the later part of the angles of attack
while maintaining the balance in equilibrium in that form there are other
factors that need to be taken into consideration and we’ll cover that in
time first off as you see here we’ll start off by pointing out the directions
here the basic directions are 90 degrees front to back and side to side as we
talked earlier that’s their intrusive reflexive reactive and it’s being right
side and left side for that reactive area or a parallel sliding the mirror
direction is often used after doing the first set of five then the user starts
on the right instead of the left to do this but it still goes forward as it is
in the third count so you can you can flip them around at that point it is
recommended that you do both right side and left side when you’re doing the Kwan Bu to just keep things even down the next part we’ll talk about is basically
just bringing your hand straight out in front of us in those directions as so we
can get used to them stepping out into some kind of stance these stances can be
long they can be mid-range they can be short with the hands arcing straight up
in the air just a little above your head the practitioner must also try to make
their movements steady and they don’t change their height while they’re doing
these this practice is just to facilitate your
movements in the proper directions which has to become ingrained in your mind for
later advanced actions that you will try to add to the Kwan Bu in doing that
you won’t have to think about the actions or the movements from there you
can change into a push-out type of action with your hands and doing it
you’ll actually move them forward and not keeping them straight as you did in
the last exercise this drill that we call push outs and sometimes startup the
practitioners are familiar with the Kwan Bu will allow you get the
feeling of movement where your hands are actually pushing and while trying to
keep them smooth in their movement and stopping once you reach the end of the
technique at the same time with your feet and hands you need to make sure
you’re practicing the right locks when doing these techniques so you can learn
to have the proper strength and mobility the very nature of this must be
salubrious to facilitate power training and again it is also recommended that
you once the set is done you go ahead and do the mirror set that we talked
about earlier this should help to continue to facilitate your mind and
being able to move in different directions and move smoothly and easily
once you’ve gone over this practice several times you can begin to add some
of your own basic techniques that you need to work with to create your own
Kwan Bu this is not a full Kwan Bu but it’s important of transitioning each
direction and should be started before you do the actual Kwan Bu’s in this
example we’re going to use an ordinary reverse punch and try to keep within the
parameters we have set for ourselves once you’ve gone through and practices
several times you can begin to add some of your own basic techniques from your
style or what you do that you need to work with or you create for your Kwan Bu
this is not full Kwan Bu mind you we still have another set to get before we
can actually call it to full Kwan Bu directions that you’re using we will
later discuss the adding of basic techniques to the full Kwan Bu such as
combinations and other basics we will also cover your Kwan Bu and what you
should expect from your Kwan Bu when you’re trying to perform it one must be
dedicated to these exercise and I think some of the great martial artist and other
practitioners will consider these exercises of some benefit later these
can be used against opponents to test whether these techniques are working
with opponents and multiple directions check out our TAP series we talked about
how to prove your techniques in it and what you need to do to do it properly I
hope you take this very serious when you’re practicing the problem with
most people today is that their egos make them very emotional when you bring
up the possibility of changing their martial arts or adding to it I in no way
have created this system again that was George Anderson and his team that did it
but I have been using this system since about 1996 when Mr. Anderson first
introduced them to me I had to keep my ego in check just to make sure I
understood what was going on take this as a learning exercise and for those who
are serious in their martial arts take this drill to its heart it was really
practiced in Okinawa and China for many years but rarely was it ever taught
under this framework it was stated to me one time that many Kata’s were created
using the simple type of Kwan Bu exercises you’re doing the old masters
would bring their qualm boos together and create the classical Katas we use
today probably not in all cases of kata but I didn’t live back then and we do
not have all the records of how things started with this said the handset’s
later became like a base that Gichin Funakoshi used in hisTen-no-Kata Omete
and you can check it out on the Karate Do Koyan the Master Text if
you can ever come across an older version so I hope you’ve enjoyed this
video and learned something and if you want to continue to build your martial
arts in your own style and if you haven’t done so already jab that
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for your valuable time and we’ll see you here again on Cheyenne’s dojo you you

One Reply to “Martial Arts Training Learning the Kwan Bu For Your Martial Art Style”

  1. I hope this video helps you to develop the fighting system that you are trying to build on. This is the first video and the second video will be out in the next Wednesday. Would love to hear your comments and questions.

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