weeks technique is submitted by Barnes Sensei, Shichi-Dan,
Under the Direction of Hanshi Robert Scaglione
Strike, Strike, Strike, Strike!
Onegaishimasu Hanshi and All Fellow SRKUSA Family-
watching recent a MMA bout, which I love to do mostly for
the commentary which is mostly based on observation of techniques
and how I relate it to my karate. I am mostly listening
for the similarities and where I see a technique found in
But I digress, I heard a very simple comment that really
hit home for me.
The commentator noticed the one fighter was only using and
block and a strike and then backing off, he then said this,
"The first One/Two (block/strike) get you in (the fight)
Three, Four, Five, Six get you out (defeat the attacker).
I Love This! Where can we THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX in our
Squat Punches in our opening, perhaps
crossing the deck, chudan-ski, oi-ski, Kata Fukyukata Ni,
Chest Block, Snap Kick, Elbow Smash, FOUR-FIVE & SIX
Master Ueshiro was a THREE-FOUR-FIVE-SIX, BEAST! Ueshiro
Kata is laced with THREE-FOUR-FIVE-SIX'S.
My THREE-FOUR-FIVE-SIX metaphor is simply to remember in
a life and death situation we have to think and move through
the immediate block and strike, that will in fact save our
life from the initial attack, but if the attacker rebounds,
we must put the attacker down and we are trained to do that.
Watch Master Ueshiro Video (Kyoshi Seeger App) and you will
witness Master Ueshiro plowing through attackers after the
initial block and strike, its much better than any
Arigato Barnes Sensei
Ueshiro Bushi Dojo
Beverly Hills CA