Self-Defense Class in Burlington, MA
RULES OF THE DOJO
THE GROCERY STORE a.k.a. ( The DEMOULAS Set )
THE GROCERY STORE
1. Front Punch
2. Thrust Punch
3. Back Punch
4. Hammer Punch
5. Downward Sword
6. Dragon Palm
7. Tiger Claw
8. Leopard Paw
9. Rolling Thunder
11. Upward Elbow
12. Cross Elbow
13. Twin Dragon
15. Trigger Punch
16. Immortal Man
17. Driving Sword
18. Inverted Hammer
19. Inverted Ridge
20. Downward Ridge
2. Show hiken (a.k.a.) Kempo hands or front position.
3. Step out with right foot to horse stances as you perform a high cross block, then pull hand back to ribs in a back punch position.
4. Start set with the right fist then left then right and so on.... All strikes done from horse stances.
5. After last strike right foot comes back to left as left open hand lands on top of right roll hands back into back punch position as the hands met at your ribs.
6. Step out with right foot to horse stances as you perform a high cross block with Kiai, then pull hand back to ribs in a back punch position.
7. Right foot comes back to left as left to show hiken (a.k.a.) Kempo hands or front position.
9. Ready stance placing two downward front punches forward to frame the belt (obi) knot.
“Avoid rather than check; check rather than block; block rather than strike; strike rather than hurt; hurt rather than maim; maim rather than kill—for all life is precious.
This principle teaches us to chop low at the tree before trying to push it over, if he is well rooted this task is not possible without this rule. PST's teaching to kick the low lines is based on line of site. It is also very hard to see a low line of attack to the leg in a close in situation, making it hard to counter. High kicks take longer to execute and are easier to counter as they expose your weaknesses to your opponent. Kicking low to the legs, executing a "Lumber Jack attack" can break your opponent's balance, then we may push them over with much more ease. Be the Lumber Jack in martial arts.
This crest was first made in 2001 and read "Pence Defense Kempo." In 2005, we changed it to "Pence Self Defense" to more accurately describe the wide range of martial arts we teach including kempo, karate, and jiu jitzu.
The two hands we sometimes call "peace over power" , (the closed fist for the power, and the open to symbolize peace.)
The open top hand over the fist is for the peaceful side of the art. We show the hand
down to show respect for those who have trained before us and for the restraint we take in using the art.
The closed fist is to symbolize the power of the arts, and the hidden secrets within all styles of combat.
The three triangles are for the unity of mind, body, and sprit.
The tigers open mouth is to symbolize the passing on of the arts and the true history of our's.
The Ying and Yang is symbolic of the cycle of life, as well as the soft and hard in the arts.
The positive side of the ying and yang symbol is thought of as the rising sun and is a reminder that everyday is a gift; use it to live well and to help others.
The negitive side of the yin and yang symbol is thought of as the past, it is where our arts have came from and is a reminder not to forget our history and lineage.