Welcome To The Virtuous Crane's Law Of The Dragon's
Copyright 2006 © Soke Reginald Hoover; All Rights Reserved By Dragon Kenpo Karate Consortium:
Ryu Kenpojutsu is an eclectic non- traditional martial system of street combat which has other possibilities of martial application.
Although it is a non-traditional martial arts system, it's success lies within the system's intrepretation of traditional
martial arts values. As you can see, the system's name itself is a very traditional one, based on the extraction of martial
knowledge of the ancients. This knowledge ia adapted for modern day methods. The forms and technique titles remind you of
the ancient temple forms used in the art of war! "Butoku" translates as 'Martial Virtue'; while "Tusuru", translates as 'Crane';
"Ryu", translates as "Style or System"; "Kenpo", translates as 'Law Of The Fist', or Fist Law'. "Jutsu", translates as 'The
Theory And Principle Of Throwing'. So, "Butokutsuru Ryu Kenpojutsu", translates as 'The Virtuous Crane's Law Of The Dragon's
Fist'. The "Dragon" represents the wisest of the martial practitioner's creativity in street combative technique applications.
Though there are technique names in "Butokutsuru Ryu Kenpojutsu", since it is a Fist Law Martial System, which mimic modern
American fist law titles. Their respective applications are based on both ancient and modern theories of conceptualities and
methods of locking, kicking, striking, breaking, dodging, and throwing, etc,!
The 'Chi Kung or Qi Gong Forms' introduced in "Butokutsuru Ryu Kenpojutsu" are based on
the ancient theories of Motion, Meditation, Spirituality, and Bone Strengthening, which are composed of both Internal and
External Forms. The External Forms representing the "Martial Fighting-Jin Patterns". "Jin" translates as the 'Manifestation
Of "Qi", Exerted In A Physical Form". This physical exertion is done by your Muscular Strength in the form of Kneeing, Elbowing,
Punching, Kicking, and Breaking Of The Body's Natural Weapons and Striking Of Vital Points! These "Jin Patterns" are actual
combative motions, which were created to utilize in the understanding and combative applications of "Busan", 'Martial Creativity'
in combat technique executions. Thus, "The Virtuous Crane's Law Of The Dragon's Fist" has another side. This side is beneficial
to the health and welfare of all those whom should choose to become it's practitioners. Although "Butokutsuru Ryu Kenpojutsu
is a Street Combative Martial System, it can be easily adapted for Tournament Competition in the Forms and Kumite, or Fighting
Division(s)! Since the technique names remind you of the old temple structure, these techniques can be considered a representation
of Form. Let us consider the Second Brown Belt Technique entitled "Descending Lotus Mountain", which uses a series of jumping,
leaping and/or flying knee lifts to the attacker's vital areas. The three continuous flying knees to the attacker's ribs,
floating ribs, and elbow end with a Thrusting Flying Front Kick To The Abdomen. This technique could be adapted for forms
competition to consist of three lift, Flying Thrusting Front Kick Combinations. This would be a graceful site to see
the competitor expressing the series in Three Continuous Bursts Of Creativity; and an added plus to the competitor's routine.
Thus, this martial system is only as limited as it's practitioner's creativity.
THE VIRTUOUS CRANE'S SYSTEM OF THE FIVE ANIMAL FISTS IN THE
POST HEAVEN OF THE EIGHT TRIGRAM (BAGUA) ANALOGIES OR FIVE FIST, EIGHT TRIGRAM BOXING OF BUTOKUTSURU RYU KENPOJUTSU; NOTICE
THAT THE EAGLE'S TALON IS ADDED FOR (BUSAN)/MARTIAL CREATIVITY AND IS A SUB-STYLE OF THE CRANE:
1. FIRE TRIGRAM, (Li/Shao Yin)/Snake and Eagle's Talon Fist.
2. EARTH TRIGRAM, (Kun/Tai Yin)/ Tiger, Dragon and Crane Fist.
3. LAKE TRIGRAM, (Dui/Tai Yang)/ Tiger, and Leopard Fist.
4. HEAVEN TRIGRAM, (Qian/Tai Yang)/ Dragon and Crane Fist.
5. WATER TRIGRAM, (Kan/Shao Yang)/ Snake, Eagle's Talon and Tiger Fist.
6. MOUNTAIN TRIGRAM, (Gen/Tai Yin)/ Leopard, Eagle's Talon and Snake Fist.
7. THUNDER TRIGRAM, (Zhen/Shao Yin)/ Dragon and Crane Fist.
8. WIND TRIGRAM, (Xun/Shao Yang)/ Leopard, Crane, And Dragon Fist
I would like to acknowledge my Kung Fu Sifu of the Wushu School! The Shodan technique
entitled "Black Lotus-Iron Mountain" bares his name. Sifu, Roger Cinard, "Bird", Thanks A Million! 'Created For The Mean Streets
Of The City', yet, just as effective for Competition: Therefore, "Butokutsuru Ryu Kenpojutsu is as versatile as it's "Busan",
Sabba papassa akaranam / Avoid all evil!