Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza

 Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza

Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza. This is part of the Advanced Kosho Core Concepts Series. I present these courses as a way for martial artist to continue to learn and grow their entire lives. For me Kosho Ryu has been a Godsend as I would have likely quiet myself 25 years ago when my root art of Hapkido dried out. 

Martial Arts training today is primarily focused on sport. And sport is for the young. Others are focused on techniques, and some are focused on Kata. All is fine and good. But limits of learning will be reached in those arts. Kosho Ryu on the other hand is concepts and philosophy based. And that is a life time of learning.

And most important to realize that all techniques and kata are born from concepts. Therefore is it not better to learn and understand the concepts? That is what the Kosho Core Concepts Series and this course Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza is all about.

Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza

Many martial artists fall in love with their techniques. But techniques do not work. They are an important part of the learning process, however once learn they need to be dismissed.  Back while teaching for my first instructor and then while operating the Dojo that bears my name Art Mason's Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts I would constantly warn my students not to become "technique bound." Learn them and move on.

What is Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza about? Let's have a quick look shall we?

  • Breaking down and interpreting Kata to create Waza or techniques
  • Reverse engineering both Waza and Kata to find the concept that gave birth to them
  • Understanding the natural laws locked in every Kata.
  • Expanding the mind and thinking to learn to see and observe more in these "classic" teachings.
  • And much more.
My Background

i began my Kosho Ryu journey in 2000 under Shidoshi Richard Buchan. He is an amazing teacher, and was a good friend. His teaching revolutionized everything we did as a Dojo. And I am thankful to him for his teachings. Today I am still learning Kosho, now from the Grand Master himself Hanshi Bruce Juchnik. I am thankful also for his amazing distance learning programs. I will continue this journey as long as I am able.

So who am I do teach Kosho? Someone who has spent over 20 years in his training and personal study of it. And I see today especially the great need to spread this art, the art of James Mitose to the masses. When teaching ceases arts disappear. That is one reason Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza is so important!


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Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza

Martial Arts training should not be looked at as an activity. It is rather a study. And a study that lasts for a lifetime. The world is in the trouble it is in today because people are not educated, they are indoctrinated. Therefore they regurgitate information that is not truth, but part of a narrative.

And the martial arts world has been affected by this also. Thus the believe that ring fighting and feats of physical prowess are the only way. There is no truth to this idea. These things have value, but are only a fraction of the entire picture.

Learning is for a lifetime.

How often have you heard someone say that they are "too old for" something? There is not truth to this as age is a state of mind. Anyone can do the Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza. Age is a state of mind.

Too many martial artists my age have relegated themselves to talking about their glory days at a coffee shop, or worse social media platforms. Remember to "Never say Never" or "Niciodată să nu spui niciodată" in Romanian. You are never to old to learn, and as an example I am learning a language to the point of certifying as a speaker in my 60's. And I consider this to be part of my martial arts training! 

Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza

Kosho Ryu is the study of natural laws, and language is who we communicate and teach those laws. Age is a state of mind. But if you are trapped in the idea that martial arts is ONLY physical, a victory at a tournament then you grow old. Relegated to talking about the glory days at a Pizza Hut as Hanshi Juchnik states it. And this course on the Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza is an important part of learning and study. 

And the best part, if you purchase this important and amazing video course called Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza and are not happy within the first 30 days I will refund you. Just submit a Support Ticket. But I know you will love this! Do you prefer eBook on Kosho, check here

My Journey in Kosho

Some believe that I am new to the study of Kosho Ryu and am trying to build a name for myself in this art. That is furthest thing from the truth. I began my Kosho Ryu journey in 2000 with Shidoshi Richard Buchan and continued after we parted ways. 

Kosho Ryu became a major part of everything we did in our art of Hon Sang Mu Sa Hapkido. And even the name Hon San Mu Sa is a Kosho reference. Old Pine Tree, where a monk was enlightened under a pine tree about Natural Laws.  For years I referred to the study as Octagon training until I recently realized I needed to honour the history of the art by remaining true to the linage. 

Kosho Ryu, in truth is now my root art, as I have been training in it longer than anything else including Hapkido. I do not study Kosho for the purpose of rank. I have enough rank. I study it for personal development and growth withing the arts. And to share that knowledge with all those interested in learning. 

Kosho Ryu has done for me exactly what I was seeking when I left my first teacher. The answer to the question of waht was missing in Hapkido. And how that learning translated to the streets. It is what makes Kyusho Jitsu, the science of pressure points street worthy. But to learn we must truly let go of the things we think we know and learn.

I hope you will join me on this journey. All knowledge is self knowledge, and Kosho Ryu is a true study of Natural Laws and therefore the self. Kosho Concepts: From Kata to Waza is part of this journey.

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day! Keep Learning!

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