Friday, May 23, 2008
Seminar by Chris Mazzali next Saturday!
An introduction to Koryu Uchinadi HAPV 2 person drills
by Renshi Chris Mazzali, 6th Dan, Accredited Koryu Uchinadi instructor
About Chris Mazzali
Chris Mazzali is a direct student of noted martial arts teacher, researcher and historian Hanshi Patrick McCarthy, founder of the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society. Chris is a 6th Dan and completed an undergraduate 2 year full-time course with Hanshi McCarthy before staying on to complete a degree in TCM. He was described by Hanshi McCarthy as "an excellent fellow and a darn fine martial artist".
When and where
Saturday 31 May 2008 from 11.30am to 1.30pm at the Bayswater Martial Arts and Yoga Centre, 71 Whately Crescent, Bayswater.
$10.00 for members of the Academy of Traditional Fighting Arts
$20.00 for others
What the course will cover
The course will cover some of Patrick McCarthy's famous 2 person drills designed on his HAPV philosophy. Hanshi McCarthy writes:1
"During the years I studied swordsmanship [Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu], at the Sugino honbu dojo in Kawasaki [Japan], I gained a huge respect for how the style accomplished its combative outcomes through using highly functional two-person training drills. While delving into its origins I became deeply impressed with the way classical attack scenarios had been first identified and studied before being ultimately catalogued into individual and collective learning modules each with prescribed responses and variations on common themes. Never having been terribly satisfied with the incongruous ippon-kumite practices of karate and unable to understand the defensive "effectiveness" of kata [as traditionally taught against modern reverse punch scenarios] or how its abstract mnemonic mechanisms were methodically linked back to actual real-life fight circumstances, I always felt that something was missing in traditional karate and from this blinding flash of the obvious [BFO] I finally realized what it was."
Hanshi McCarthy’s research gradually resulted in the establishment of the Habitual Acts of Physical Violence-theory [HAPV-theory] and two-person drill concepts, which ultimately lead to the development of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu.
Some examples of HAPV drills
1. See: www.koryu-uchinadi.org/KU_HAPV.pdf