The videos presented below are intended to assist you in your at-home practice. As changes to the curriculum occur, new videos will replace older versions. Always refer to classroom instruction for the most up-to-date information.
Student Form #1; Representing Heaven & Light. This form uses basic stances so the student can focus on upper body movements.
Student Form #2; Representing Joy. This form teaches the student to use momentum to gain power by shifting from a walking to a forward stance when striking to the side.
Student Form #3; Representing Fire & Sun. This is the last of the beginner forms and teaches the student to use open-handed techniques, multiple moves in combination, as well as twisting the body to gain power by shifting from a back stance to a forward stance.
Student Form #4; Representing Thunder. The first of the intermediate forms, this form introduces the side kick and a backward parrying motion. Walking stances are almost eliminated in this form.
Student Form #5; Representing Wind. This form eliminates the walking stance entirely and focuses on direction of force.
Student Form #6; Representing Water. This form expands on the backwards parrying motion and teaches the student to gain power while moving away from their opponent. This form introduces the round kick.
Student Form #7; Representing the Mountain. This form teaches the student to fight in close quarters and utilizes the Tiger Stance. This form introduces a crescent kick and also uses a side punch.
Student Form #8; Representing Earth. This form is the last of the student forms, reinforcing everything the student has learned to this point, and introduces jump kicks and reverse stances. This form also introduces the student to dynamic tension - moves done purposefully slow to show body control.
Keibon #1 is designed for the beginner student, using just the 4 most basic hand techniques (low block, outside block, high block and middle punch).
Keibon #2, like Form #2, uses high punches at the end. There is also a shift in the stance through the middle section.
Keibon #3 uses all open hand techniques and is the first to employ the use of 2-handed techniques.
Keibon #4 is the first of the kicking Keibons, and uses only the front up and front kick techniques.
Keibon #5 uses all side kicking techniques.
Keibon #6 incorporates kicking combinations that include the round kick and 360 hook kick.
The final Keibon, #7 employs all jumping kick techniques.