Monday, April 15, 2013

Joint Manipulation Video

Okay, well it is made.  I dislike seeing myself on video but it was for fun and hopefully as we practice we will get better at putting this kind of video together.

Gotta start somewhere I guess.

Anyway, enjoy.

Youtube Video Link

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Filming our Video

Well, filming went very well.  I cannot say how great I looked on film but Samurai Girl did most of the throwing and I think things will turn out. Especially for a small time production. 

We should have the video edited together and assuming we do not have to do any more filming have it up soon. I admit I am excited.  It was a lot of fun to make. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Joint Destruction Project

One of my senior students (Samurai Girl) came up with a fascinating idea for a video.  Take all the major joints of the body and show a technique for how to destroy each of them. This idea came as the result of a class in Anatomy and Kinesiology.

In the list I have listed all of the joints I am going to address and then the technique I plan on using for the video. It is a very interesting project. When we are done I will be sure to post a link to the video.  

Neck - Uchi Kaiten Nage to Men Osae 
Shoulder - Yokomenuchi Shiho Nage
Elbow - Mae Kubi Shime Juji Nage
Wrist - Kote Gaeshi, Nikyo, Sankyo

Knee - Uchi Gari to a Hiza Osae

Fingers and Toes work the same for the most part but I can honestly say that the chance of getting toes when they should be inside shoes makes that kind of moot. Also, getting a hold of fingers in a fight is problematic as well. Hands do not sit still often in any sort of conflict. Not to say that it cannot be done just that it is not easy.

The plan is to have this project completed this week and edited together soon after.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Try this again...

Okay, well I have been gone for a while but I am back now and hope to start posting again soon.

My plan is to start with some of the brainstorming material I have been working on for a book I have in the works.

Also, Samurai Girl came up with a really interesting idea for a Kinesiology class she is taking.  I hope to have that project done and posted soon too.  That one will mostly just be for fun but might be interesting to some of you anyway.

I will post again soon.