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Moscow HQ Seminar March 2012: M. Ryabko and Moscow Instructors – Sun

6 Oct

Sunday was also a very interesting day:


With a hammer

– Mikhail demonstrated on big Sergi with a rubber hammer, how to make the strike go in.

– I asked to try and had a go just with my fist and also with the hammer, but he was saying my strike was empty, he grabbed my hand and with ease, confidence and power lifted it up and dropped it onto big Sergi sending him to the floor. Without Michael holding my fist i could not produce the same result, they were just “normal” strikes. Very interesting to feel this..

– When you strike imagine you hit a nail in to the wall/floor

– You strike to the floor/wall/ceiling to go in and past/through the person.



– Intention to do something, know what you want to do with your partner.

– Relax everything and put all the power into the fist

– Tension in psyche stops the punch

– Punch him so his weight goes onto his heels then takes him to the floor.

– when punching, as you reach “him” inside squeeze fist a little bit

– Learn how to give tension and relaxation


Psychology, Breath and Balance:

–  Everything is psche, First calm your psche. If you can be sensitive and look inside yourself, find and know yourself then you can take the next step – sensitivity and perception

– Punch as if you had a stick/knife in hand, move elbow up and down and sideways to change direction of punch, straight elbow, elbow up or down.

– Rolling 1 inhale, 1 exhale in 1 roll (1 breath cycle), 1 roll – 2 breath cycles, 1 roll – 3 breath cycles etc up to 5 then back down.

– Inhaling for 1 roll exhale 1, inhale 2 exhale 2, adapting your breath up to 10/20 (getting faster when rolling), then back down.

– Hold stick in your hand, find natural position where you do not feel the weight of the stick, then using only your hand lean the stick one way and feel where the stick leads you, your body moves let the stick lead your movement, same with knife – let it lead and carry you

–  Michael showed an exercise that can only be seen, it was an exercise in sensitivity, feeling, tension and using body position and feeling, I’ll find the video and post it soon