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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 Gun Fu?
Truth is the Heart of Gun Fu.
What is the Body of Gun Fu?
My body of steel is the Body of Gun Fu.
What is the Mind of Gun Fu?
My technique is the mind of Gun Fu.
What is the Mission of Gun Fu?
(The mission statement describes what will happen to you if you undertake this program.)
The mission of Gun Fu is to become a better person through dedication to the martial arts.
What is the Goal of Gun Fu?
The goal statement describes your ultimate performance objective once you embark on this path)
What are the Rules of Gun Fu?
1. You 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 like water!
The Stances of Gun Fu
Click here to see the stances demonstrated in the Step Drill.
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.
Grabs From the Front:
1. Grab to the wrist/sleeve:
2. Grab to the elbow/sleeve:
3. Grab to the side at rib cage:
4. Grab to either front shoulder:
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 choke:
10. Front head lock:
11. Hip throw defenses:
12. Shoulder throw defenses:
13. Grab to both arms (Front and Rear):
One Hand Grabs From the Rear:
14. Grab to the hair:
15. Grab to the collar:
16. Grab to either shoulder:
17. Grab at belt level:
18. Head lock:
Two Hands Grab From the Rear:
19. Two hands grab rear shoulders:
20. Full Nelson:
21. Choke from the rear:
22. Bear hug (over defender's arms):
23. Arms locked around upper torso (under defender's arms):
24. Arms locked around waist (under defender's arms):
Open Attack Defenses:
25. React and defend against hand attacks:
- lunge punch
- opposite hand punch
- backfist attack
- multiple punch attack
26. React and defend against attacks with weapons:
- 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 foot attacks
29. Ground defenses:
30. Ground control techniques:
The Animal Fighting Styles
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.