Basic Biomechanics of Kuntao, or BBK, is the second of a six course progression in intuitive unarmed defense teaching how to move safely, the mentality and skills to respond efficiently to a threat at or within two arms’ reach, for protection and overall general well-being.
TUITION: This course is $110. After the $10 deposit, the remaining balance of $100 is to be settled at the beginning of the training session. Credit Cards cannot be processed on site, please bring cash. Thank You.
ATTIRE: Sturdy cloth that won’t tear easily, long sleeved shirt, baggy sweat pants, NO shoes outside specialized wrestling or martial arts footwear
Philosophy of a Fighter
Slow & Smooth
Strike Reactions as an advantage and defense
Human Anatomy, Biology, Psychology with how and why to target them
Range Finding through circles
Application of Power, or, The Universe Doesn’t Take Sides
Stepping, foundation to the Art of Walking
Stances, foundation to the Art of Running and why the transition is important
Keep Moving, Be The First to Get There
How to Fall safely benefits any locomotive person for a lifetime, *ITW takes extra time focusing on this skill and its importance
Making a Fist is why the wrist doesn’t bend on impact by employing musculature properly in unison
Move, Block, Strike as One Action to remove ourselves from danger, protect ourselves, and keep our opponent entertained
Leverages as applied on the upper extremities
Escapes from aggressive grabs and the advantageous position of being grabbed
Games and Drills as time allows
In Indonesia in particular, every Chinese community had some form of Kuntao, but were traditionally shrouded in secrecy. As recently as the 1970s, Kuntao was often practiced secretly to avoid its techniques from being revealed to outsiders, both Chinese and non-Chinese. It was not openly displayed, and public demonstrations would hide the true forms.
Both northern and southern Chinese martial arts are represented in Kuntao, but the majority of systems originate from the same southern states as the Southeast Asian Chinese communities who practice them. The most common reading of Kuntao is “way of the fist”, from kun 拳 meaning fist and tao 道 meaning way. In Fujian and other southern areas, this term was originally used for Chinese martial arts in general and was synonymous with quanfa (拳法, Pe̍h-ōe-jī: kûn-hoat). The word is recorded in Classical Malay and Indonesian, making it the oldest known term for Chinese martial arts in those languages, before the modern adoption of the term Kung Fu.
Kung Fu San Soo is the ancient Chinese art of self-defense. It is offensive and designed for combat. It originated in China over 3000 years ago. It was created as a combat technique and not as a sport. Kung Fu San Soo does not rely on spirits or supernatural power for use of it’s techniques. The techniques were created from the knowledge of man’s natural ability to fight against his opponent’s weak points, those of the human nervous system. A person does not train to fight with Kung Fu San Soo so that he or she can entertain other people, but so that he or she can defend themselves in time of necessity.
Sifu Charles Juriaan Lineage
David A Juriaan – Kuntao & Pencak Silat– Handed down Father to Son over 11 generations beginning age 3 to 13
10th Degree Master Ted Sias under tutelage of Grandmaster Jimmy H Woo – Kung Fu San Soo – beginning age 13 to 18 achieving rank of Black Belt
Grandmaster Harry Kahale – Chi Haw Karate a combination of Hawaiian Lua the Bone Crushing Art and Southern Chinese Kajikenpo – 19 ½ years achieving rank of 4th Degree Black Belt
Sifu Saul Tallbear – Tai Liu Chuan Fa – 8 ½ years achieving rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt
5th Degree Master Bob Ward – Kung Fu San Soo – 3 years achieving rank of Black Belt
Private Instruction Available, please contact Charles Smith 321-274-5687 for rates and scheduling