What is F.E.A.R.S.
'Fear Enabled Accelerated Response System'
Cerebral Self Defense
We all have it, that 'spider sense', 'stomach thing' or better yet 'Fight or Flight' response; that's fear !!
The trick is to use our knowledge of the 'O.O.D.A loop' to take the offense away from our opponent.
Tony Blauer created the “panic attack" in the early 1980s' for martial artists.
It accounted for the affects of the adrenaline dump on a martial artist’s breathing,
focus and complex motor skills. Teaching us that theory and practice were not the same.
The conversion of the 'startle / flinch' response to tactics later became his S.P.E.A.R system.
The O.O.D.A loop is a decision making model developed by US Air Force Colonel John Boyd in the late 1950's.
It is a concept that has been strategically applied at individual and group levels.
Understanding the O.O.D.A loop allows combatants respond rather than react.
Joe Lewis - Confidence
In F.E.A.R.S. we use this technology to respond confidently, aggressively and decisively
from a variety of 'core attributes' (martial systems or styles).
A sample O.O.D.A loop can be graphically represented as this:
In this process every combatant observes the situation, orients himself,
decides what to do, and does it. Then the process repeats itself.
Training the FEAR response, 'startle/flinch' allows the body to respond 'autonomicly'.
Observe means to know what is happening through any of your five senses, not just sight.
Orient means to understand the meaning of what you observed.
Decide is weighing the options available and picking one.
Act is carrying out the decision.
The Targeting System
Kyusho translates as "Vital Point"
According to Uechi Ryu Grand Masters Tomoyse, Guchi and Toyama;
Grand Master Kanbun Uechi once tought Kyusho with their kata.
It was later deemed to dangerous to use in the dojo and no longer taught.
The striking of vital points causes dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.
We now extrapolate from history the older esoteric explanations of the 'Death touch'.
Modern medical science can be used to prove that there are areas on the human body
that can cause illness and death, even 'delayed death'.
The Weapons System
Originally named Pangainun-ryū Todi-jutsu (パンガイヌーン流唐手術 ) .
Now Uechi-Ryū ; it emphasizes toughness of body 'iron shirt' with quick strikes and thrusting kicks.
Some of the more distinctive weapons are the index knuckle punch (shoken),
spearhand (nukite), rising roundhouse block and strike (mawashi uke),
the tip of the toe kick (Tsumasaki geri) Goju Ryu or (sokusen geri ) Uechi Ryu.
The Blood pool hand (hiraken), the elbow (empi) , the backfist (uraken)
and the thumb knuckle palm strike (Boshiken).
Emphasis on simplicity, stability, and a combination of linear and circular movements,
the style is more practical for self defense than most other martial arts.
Uechi Ryu as taught by Kanbun Uechi has 3 Primary Kata.
Sanchin - Seisan - Sanseiryu
Superempi the 'lost' Kata
Kanbun Uechi did not consider his abilities superior enough to teach Superempi ;
subsequently the kata was never revealed.
Following his death, a fire at the dojo destroyed all written evidence of Superempi
and it was lost to his son Kanei Uechi.
Simon Lailey (Goju Ryu) rediscovered Superempi during his journey and studies in China.
He filmed the movements and GM Jim Hulse took it from there.
De Pasquale Ju Jitsu
Yoshitsune Waza was the original curriculum, created by Mike DePasquale Sr.’s teacher Junji Saito Sensei
(Shihan Menkyo Kaiden Sandaikichu) of the Hakko Ryu system.
Yoshitsune principles and applications emphasise the little finger side of the hand.
Gripping, pinning and blocking techniques stress the pulling motion or striking with the pinky side of the hand.
Primary techniques are the knife hand (Tegatana), thumb drive (Oya Yubi Ken),
index knuckle strike (Hitosashi Yubi Ippon Ken / shoken in Uechi Ryu),
and the middle knuckle strike (Naka Yubi Ippon Ken)
These techniques provide enhanced ability to pierce the vital points of the body,
and blend seamlessly with the Uechi Ryu core attributes.
More than someone who acquires the mere mechanical skills of a martial art, the JLAKS stylist learns how to think.
He develops a philosophy, a training constitution and a set of internally generated practices
that gradually but effectively bring about a fundamental change in the healthiest way possible.
Spontaneity with conviction—this is the credo of the Joe Lewis American Karate Systems,
an attitude that can make one invincible, not in mere technique or in flesh, but in spirit.