KWON RYU FU CHI DO
Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do pulls from six disciplines: Tae KWON Do, Shorin RYU, Kung FU, Tai CHI Chuan, and Jiu Jitsu. The style name was selected by pulling the second work of each style as it was learned through Sensei Hoover’s martial arts journey.
As a student at Hoover Karate Academy, you will be introduced to each of the styles as they are listed below. A brief description of each of these martial arts disciplines is as follows:
“Tae Kwon Do” is a Korean art form. We utilize feet, leg, and kicking techniques from this system, which is the foundation for our “Phase I” encounters.
“Shorin Ryu” is an Okinawan art form. This form provides the framework for upper body strikes, stances, and blocks, which are considered “Phase II” encounters or techniques.
“Kung Fu” is a Chinese art form, otherwise known as Pia Lum, which consists largely of passive movement, grace, and fluidity. This system enables us to have fluidity and balance when employing evasive tactics.
“Tai Chi Chuan” is a Chinese art form helps the student learn the concept of energy. Also known as, “The Mind and Body”, we use this system for breathing exercises, meditation, and to strengthen our inner core.
“JIU JITSU” is the most recent addition to Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do, and is utilized for it’s close encounter techniques such as standing and ground self defense tactics. In our style, it is also known as “grappling”.
“DO” means, “They way of”, or, “Path”. By “the way of” all these forms collectively put together, we have reached our style of “KWON RYU FU CHI DO”
The Four Phases of Fighting
Our style includes a full range of fighting encounters, otherwise known as, “phases” that utilize both a passive and aggressive approach to the martial arts. These phases are progressive, beginning with “stand up” grappling techniques and continuing on through groundfighting. The HKA four phases of fighting are as follows:
PHASE I (From the Korean Tae Kwon Do): Requires the use of the legs, allowing only 2 – 4 feet of distance between opponents.
PHASE II (From the Okinawin Shorin Ryu): Requires the use of arms, hands and elbows, allowing approximately an arm’s length between opponents.
PHASE III (From the Chinese Kung Fu and Japanese Jiujitsu): No space is given between opponents, and therefore, requires the use of grappling fighting skills.
PHASE IV (From the Japanese Jiujitsu): Takes place on the ground and requires the use of groundfighting skills.