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Gun Fu is a living art. Gun Fu embodies
the sweat, knowledge, heart and spirit of those who came
before me. I take what I find, learn it, improve it,
then pass it on. Because of me, Gun Fu is a living
entity and possesses its own spirit, its own heart, its
own body, and its own mind. Know what this means!
What is the Spirit of Gun Fu?
The Spirit of Gun Fu
is an impeccable attitude.
What is the Heart of
Truth is the Heart of
What is the Body of Gun Fu?
My body of steel is
the Body of Gun Fu.
What is the Mind of Gun
My technique is the
mind of Gun Fu.
What is the Mission of
mission statement describes what will happen to you if
you undertake this program.)
of Gun Fu is to become a better person
through dedication to the martial arts.
What is the Goal of Gun
The goal statement describes your ultimate performance
objective once you embark on this path)
What are the Rules of
need to have a plan.
2. In the streets, there are no rules!
3. You canít block what you canít see.
4. Donít stop. You need to flow
The Stances of Gun Fu
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demonstrated in the Step
4. Bow Stance
5. Forward Stance
7. Seiuchin Stance
8. Back Stance
9. Cat Stance
10. Reverse Cat Stance
11. Crane Stance
12. Monkey Position
---on one knee
---on two knees
13. Grasshopper Position
14. Sanchin Stance
15. Horse Stance
Gun Fu Hand Tools
The Cardinal Points
of Gun Fu
Gun Fu Foot Tools*
*Also see Appendix "K"
Self Defense Techniques
A practitioner of Gun Fu should be able to defend him or
herself in any situation. To develop this skill in a safe
practice environment, we have categorized the most common
self defense problems which you may expect to encounter in
real world situations. By developing confidence in
responding to these attacks, you will learn to defend
yourself against the unknown attacker. For testing
purposes, you will be required to produce a minimum of
three immediate responses to each category of attack.
Therefore, you should write in your preferred alternative
responses for each attack listed. For purposes of
illustration, we have included video clips demonstrating
fundamental concepts and preliminary response moves.
You can find them in the
Self Defense section of the site. In actual
testing, the self defense criteria would be met only when
the sequence is run to completion, and the attacker is
unable to continue.
From the Front:
1. Grab to the
2. Grab to the
3. Grab to the side at
4. Grab to either front
5. Grab to the chest:
6. Grab to the waist:
7. Grab to the hair:
8. Grab with both
hands to the chest:
9. Two handed front
10. Front head lock:
11. Hip throw
12. Shoulder throw
13. Grab to both arms
(Front and Rear):
Grabs From the Rear:
14. Grab to the hair:
15. Grab to the collar:
16. Grab to either
17. Grab at belt level:
18. Head lock:
Grab From the Rear:
19. Two hands grab rear
20. Full Nelson:
21. Choke from the
22. Bear hug (over
23. Arms locked around
upper torso (under defender's arms):
24. Arms locked around
waist (under defender's arms):
25. React and defend
against hand attacks:
- lunge punch
- opposite hand punch
- backfist attack
- multiple punch attack
26. React and defend against attacks with
- stick attacks
- knife attacks
- bo attacks
- sword attacks
- pistol defenses
27. React and defend against foot attacks:
- front kick
- side kick
- face kick
- hook kick
- round kick
28. Multiple hand and
29. Ground defenses:
30. Ground control
The Animal Fighting
As a student of Gun Fu, you are expected to master the
concept of animal fighting. At any point in time, you
should be able to explain any of the major animal
applications, and provide three examples of the underlying
principle. You should also know and be able to explain why
animals are employed to portray concepts of self defense
in Gun Fu. The following animals are your foundation:
What is the Black Sash?
The ultimate destination of every Gun Fu
student is to wear the Black Sash of Gun Fu. There is no
higher honor...and nothing you ever do will require the
same level of discipline, dedication, and commitment.
Appendix "T" gives the testing guidelines for each
level. Make this your road map! Mark off what you
already know, and identify what you still must learn.
Your instructor will provide the specific requirements
for each of the 9 levels leading to your Black Sash.
When you feel ready to challenge a test, submit your
petition. Always remember your instructors want you to
earn your Sash. They are on your side...always.
Getting Your Black Sash
Appendix "A" details the constellation of
requirements for Black Sash. Part of the requirement is
to have command of 15 Kata. Of the 15 Kata, 10 should be
empty hand Kata, and 5 should be weapons Kata. Of the
hard and soft empty hand Kata, the Black Sash must know
a minimum of 3 from either group. Any combinations not
violating the above rules, are valid. Kata from other
systems may be accepted within these requirements with
the approval of the head instructor.