INTERNAL ENERGY TRAINING
First– to avoid injury from impact to vital areas of your body. Imagine taking a FULL focused punch to your soft tissue of your throat. This can easily kill a person, but to a skilled KI practitioner, this is an easy task to do. At the higher levels you would be able to take a full force kick to the groin, but only at the higher levels when you have been properly trained.
These two Shihans learned this style of KI training from Soke Rod Sarchonski, their teacher in Jujutsu. Shihan Marler & Pearson were responsible for producing some of the greatest KI Masters the world has seen. Kirby Roy (Jujutsu Division Head) has been on many T.V. Programs like the history channel and Sports Science taking full force kicks and punches from many MMA fighters and traditional martial artist around the world. It was even measured one time to be a force of 1,100 lbs that Kirby Roy took to his testicles, with no physical effect to his body and his pulse did not change from 88 beats/min. during the entire demonstration.
In 1983 Shihan Price began his formal training in Juko-Ryu Jujutsu, a Japanese martial art. His teachers (Shihan Jim Marler/Bill Pearson) were the first men to teach him about KI training, which is the internal form of martial arts training.
You see there are two forms of martial arts training, one is external and the other is the internal form:
External is with your physical body; involving hard, forceful movements with a hard breath. (Ex: Punching & Kicking)
Internal is with your breathing, a more soft, mentally challenging form with little body motions. (KI Breathing, QI Gong, etc.)
KI to the Japanese is what CHI is to the Chinese, which means energy. This form of breathing has two main purposes:
Second – KI is used to extend your focus when applying a technique such as a punch, kick or wrist lock. This is called Kime.
Not all students are required to do this, but it is a challenge for students when they are ready to increase their advancement in the arts and develop their personal skill and focus.
New Students practice very basic techniques to develop and help advance their personal skills and to make their techniques work more effectively. It is safe to learn and does not take long to develop a basic understanding of Combat KI.
Check out Combat KI on you tube, there are many sites that now host these demonstrations.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.