Pangai Noon Karate DVD 5: Body Conditioning & Training by Shinyu Gushi

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Karate first came to the attention of the world when a Japanese military doctor noticed that a number of Okinawans had physiques very different from the average recruit. Powerfully built and physically tough, their suitability as soldiers at a time when Japan was building its first modern army led to the introduction of their art, karate, into the educational system in the earliest years of the 20th century.
Since that time the practice of karate had been embraced by people of all nations, and it is ironic therefore that strength training and body conditioning, the aspects of the art that led to its discovery, have been almost completely forgotten by all but a few of its most senior masters.

This video reveals the deepest and most ancient secrets of karate. How to develop irresistible power, how to forge weapons of the hands & feet, and perhaps, most important of all, how to develop the will to overcome anything through the austere and frequently mysterious training methods of traditional karate.

Shinyu Gushi, 9th Dan, started training in the early 1950s with karate legends Kanei Uechi, Saburo Uehara and Seiyu Shinjo. He is one of the most senior living masters of Pangai Noon/Uechi Ryu karate.

This Program Includes: Preparatory and supplementary exercises, fighting strategy, the development of a powerful grip, how to condition the fists and fingers, strength training with a partner, sanchin, as well as the breaking of hard objects with the hands, toes, and shins.

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John Driscoll
Pangai Noon (Uechi Ryu) Karate Series by Shinyu Gushi

I first purchased the Pangai Noon series just after it was released in VHS. After many years of regular viewing the series to supplement to my previous instruction in Pangai Noon, my VHS player finally crashed I immediately purchased the five disc DVD set as a replacement.

The set of DVDs provides extensive instruction by Shinyu Gushi of all aspects of Pangai Noon to include the three kata he brought from Fouchow Province, China: Sanchin, Seisan, and Sanseiru. The set also contains the remaining five kata developed by Uechi and first generation students to provide instruction to prepare the students for undertaking of Seisan and Sanseiru. The series also contains the bunkai of Seisan and Sanseiru, as well yakosu kumite, conditioning, kobudo kata. All in all, a great amount of valuable instruction for anyone interested in the karate of Uechi.