Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-

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Operating as usual

06/25/2022

Great experience yesterday, training for the first time at a Shaolin School. I learned a lot, but most importantly, I could understand better how to work for a better balance while kicking, how to understand distance management whith strikes better, and how work to have a better flexibilty.

I also liked the fitness part a lot, it was a good training session.

06/23/2022

Training Jiujitsu Conditioning.-
Animal Movement.-

06/13/2022

How is everybody doing?

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 06/09/2022

Working on a 100 repetitions.
I feel alive when doing reps.

06/09/2022

Básico Brazilian Jiujitsu in the Dominican Republic.

06/04/2022

Kosen Dojo

05/31/2022

Many people tui shou without first realising “song”. The burden of the stiffness and tension in their own bodies slow them down and make them unable to respond quickly. Train “song” until you are able to respond and neutralise at will and nobody can “hit” you. Training the form is solo practice. Tuishou is partner training. The same “song” must be applied, not strength. It is not fighting. The standard and level of “song” is within your own body.

05/21/2022

Working with Instituto Dominicano de Taekwondo Club Los Prados- ITF.

Podcast with Leo Rancier.-

05/19/2022

Distance Sensitivity Drill

بدون شک استیون سیگال از بزرگان رزمی و آیکیدو هست... پیشنهاد میکنم این ویدیو را کامل ببین و به دوستاتم بفرست... داخلش هم کلی تکنیک آموزش داده هم از فلسفه رزمی صحبت میکنه
Undoubtedly, Steven Seagal is one of the greats of martial arts and aikido ... I suggest you watch the full video and send it to your friends ... he has taught all the techniques inside and talks about martial philosophy.

ترجمه و زیرنویس اختصاصی: 
👇👇👇👇👇👇
@aikido_selfdefense
@aikido_selfdefense
☝☝☝☝☝☝

لایک و کامنت و شیر فراموش نشه... شدیدا به ما انرژی میده

#استیون_سیگال #سیگال #آیکیدو #رزمی #کاراته #بوکس #آی_کی_کای #ایران_ایکیدو#تنشین_آیکیدو#دفاعشخصی 
#stevenseagal #seagal #aikikai #Aikido #aikido_selfdefense #iran_aikido #tenshinaikido#selfdefense #karate 05/08/2022

بدون شک استیون سیگال از بزرگان رزمی و آیکیدو هست... پیشنهاد میکنم این ویدیو را کامل ببین و به دوستاتم بفرست... داخلش هم کلی تکنیک آموزش داده هم از فلسفه رزمی صحبت میکنه
Undoubtedly, Steven Seagal is one of the greats of martial arts and aikido ... I suggest you watch the full video and send it to your friends ... he has taught all the techniques inside and talks about martial philosophy.

ترجمه و زیرنویس اختصاصی:
👇👇👇👇👇👇
@aikido_selfdefense
@aikido_selfdefense
☝☝☝☝☝☝

لایک و کامنت و شیر فراموش نشه... شدیدا به ما انرژی میده

#استیون_سیگال #سیگال #آیکیدو #رزمی #کاراته #بوکس #آی_کی_کای #ایران_ایکیدو#تنشین_آیکیدو#دفاعشخصی
#stevenseagal #seagal #aikikai #Aikido #aikido_selfdefense #iran_aikido #tenshinaikido#selfdefense #karate

بدون شک استیون سیگال از بزرگان رزمی و آیکیدو هست... پیشنهاد میکنم این ویدیو را کامل ببین و به دوستاتم بفرست... داخلش هم کلی تکنیک آموزش داده هم از فلسفه رزمی صحبت میکنه Undoubtedly, Steven Seagal is one of the greats of martial arts and aikido ... I suggest you watch the full video and send it to your friends ... he has taught all the techniques inside and talks about martial philosophy. ترجمه و زیرنویس اختصاصی: 👇👇👇👇👇👇 @aikido_selfdefense @aikido_selfdefense ☝☝☝☝☝☝ لایک و کامنت و شیر فراموش نشه... شدیدا به ما انرژی میده #استیون_سیگال #سیگال #آیکیدو #رزمی #کاراته #بوکس #آی_کی_کای #ایران_ایکیدو#تنشین_آیکیدو#دفاعشخصی #stevenseagal #seagal #aikikai #Aikido #aikido_selfdefense #iran_aikido #tenshinaikido#selfdefense #karate

04/29/2022

After not working on my Chinese Boxing and Taekwondo footwork for many months, I am retaking my training.

I find it hard to motivate myself to train, after so long being absent🙏.
Taekwondo

03/15/2022

More Dan-Gun, with Bao Yuan Shou Yi, Junbi, and turtle movement in the end. Loved it!

03/15/2022

Let's go with Dan- Gun Tul today!

I know that my stances in some positions are not exactly like the professors teach them, it is because I am feeling the right balance and the structure in that position for my body, so I sometimes change them. Therefore, I choose the stance that I feel more balanced and comfortable for a continuity of a movement, such as a strike, counter attack, sweep, dodge, block. I am looking for structure and fluency, movement and power, balance and timing.

03/12/2022

Today at the park I felt like connecting with myself.
Wu Ji Zhuang
Ismet Himmet Kung Fu

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 02/06/2022

Excellent day today training with my brothers from Sanuces Ryu Jujutsu Mushin Combat.

Strikes lead to break---breaks lead to locks---locks lead to throws.

01/31/2022

Chon-Ji Tul
Taekwondo ITF

01/27/2022

Post #2.
Today I went to one of Jhoon Rhee Taekwondo schools located in Arlington, VA. I want to thank Master Pineda for giving me the opportunity for this visit.
What a nice experience.
Learning and learning in my journey with the Martial Arts 🙏.
Jhoon Rhee Arlington Instituto Dominicano de Taekwondo Club Los Prados- ITF.

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 01/27/2022

Today I went to one of Jhoon Rhee Taekwondo schools located in Arlington, VA. I want to thank Master Pineda for giving me the opportunity for this visit.
What a nice experience.
Learning and learning in my journey with the Martial Arts 🙏.
Jhoon Rhee Arlington Instituto Dominicano de Taekwondo Club Los Prados- ITF.

Taekwondo poomse application 12/28/2021

Taekwondo poomse application

Very interesting forms applications.

Muy interesante aplicación de formas de Taekwondo.
Instituto Dominicano de Taekwondo Club Los Prados- ITF.

Taekwondo poomse application

11/16/2021

Tribute to Jackie Chan

I think that Taekwondo should start emphasizing more on close distance combat, the principles of blocking, knees and arms' strikes ( backfist strikes, uppercut, hooks, elbows) in the beginning of the student's life, and from there go to Ap-Shagui, following with Mireo-Shagui, Jab, and cross, and then the whole curriculum.
While the student along his career is developing his Taekwondo knowledge, arms' strikes and close combat work should be a priority too.
Then, when getting into a black belt level, mastering these moves and techniques is the "real life Taekwondo," and not just the "tournament life Taekwondo."
Instituto Dominicano de Taekwondo Club Los Prados- ITF.

10/10/2021

Mis hermanos de la escuela de Basico BJJ, Dom. Rep., , en acción en DR.
Abraham Marte

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 08/27/2021

With my brothers of and Professor Abraham Marte, learning about fundamentals, guard connection, pressure, technical stand up, guard pass, and the essentials of Brazilian Jiujitsu.

Jiujitsu at a Master's level🙏.

Rickson Gracie

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 08/21/2021

This week I had the honor to visit and my friend 's Brazilian Jiujitsu Academy.

After 90 minutes of training today, Dario caught me off guard sitting me in front of his students. He asked me very interesting questions about martial arts, and the connection of the topics we were talking about, to the art of Jiujitsu.

Dario also let me speak about the spirituality and the mind part of Jiujitsu and the Martial arts, which when I speak about the art of Jiujitsu, I always make reference to the Gracie Family's discipline, mindset, and philosophy.

I must say that I was really surprised about the depth of Dario's questions and the discussion in front of his students, and the fact that I felt that my responses and analysis were well received in the group.

One thing that has been on my mind after having this discussion is something I said from the bottom of my heart, that I hadn't even realized until I said it today.

I feel that many Masters and Schools of the art of Brazilian Jiujitsu, especially Master Rickson Gracie, have been working hard lately on educating more and more about the discipline, the real philosophy, and the spirituality part that belongs to the art, which is not entirely well known, understood, or applied in many Jiujitsu schools nowadays, that just train for fun, to get a work out, or train just to compete in the art, not even for self defense.

Like Master Rickson said, this is a Combat Sport, but it is also a Martial Art, and a way of life, and according to what he said, I also understood that Jiujitsu has discipline, values, respect, and a martial morality that must be present, not only inside the Academies, but also inside a real Jiujitsu practitioner.

Brazilian Jiujitsu Academies could, should, and must work harder to get better discipline, philosophy, and understanding of the mind, body, and the spirit connection to our every day life activities, and our personalities. It is a way of life, not only a Combat Sport, that works as an educational art for men and women, that must be guided by more martial principles and respect, not only as a sport.

Basico Santo Domingo Kosen Dojo Academia de la Costa Rickson Gracie Books & Heat, Bookstore.- Podcast with Leo J. Rancier.-

08/20/2021

Rickson Gracie: "...the Vale Tudo Guard is not present in maybe the 95% of the Jiujitsu Fighters today."

Joe Rogan: "What specifically do you mean by the Vale Tudo Guard?"

Rickson Gracie: "...because if I don't have a Vale Tudo Guard, I don't know how to deal with somebody that wants to punch me."

Joe Rogan: "...or headbutt.."

Rickson Gracie: "...or headbutt, or elbows, or striking...getting into a position to hurt me..."

Rickson Gracie.-
Joe Rogan Experience Podcast #114.
Rickson Gracie Joe Rogan

08/18/2021

Where there is space...there must be pressure.

Jiujitsu.-



Art by: kapaart1120.

08/16/2021

"...form is only a beginning. It is the combination of feelings and function; shapes and things that come to one, in connection with the discoveries made, as one goes into the wood that pull it together and give meaning to form."

James Krenov.-
A Cabinetmaker's Notebook.-

08/16/2021

Explore it! Everything connects!



08/10/2021

Instituto Dominicano de Taekwondo Club Los Prados- ITF., my first Martial Arts school, opened its doors today. Since March 17th we were closed due to the pandemic.

I am very happy that we opened today after more than a year and four months of virtual classes.

I will be there next Friday!

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 08/08/2021

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to train with my friends from and . Great environment. Always great brothers🙏.
Academia de la Costa

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 08/07/2021

Esta semana haciendo Judo con mis hermanos de Kosen Dojo y Matsunaga Dojo.

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 08/04/2021

Last Sunday was a very special day for the Jiujitsu in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to Academia de la Costa , Master Abraham Tabar, Basicobjj, Dash Bjj, Kosen Dojo , Matsunaga Dojo, and Uasd Bjj for this beautiful day.

We needed it! We needed to get together and celebrate this as one. We must do this more!

Seeing the real Jiujitsu system that we grew up with, being shown to new students, no matter age, ethnicity, or social status, in front of all these brothers, was an epic moment.

We need more days like this.

It was also beautiful to have many different masters of other martial arts, getting together as one, due to one common denominator...Jiujitsu.

I congratulate Dario Soñé for finally getting his black belt, and the other practitioners that were also promoted.

The most beautiful thing for me is to combine all the other arts that we study, with Jiujitsu.

Oss.

08/03/2021

So, it is 3:21 AM, I fell asleep from 9PM to 1AM. I now can't sleep. I decided to read one of the many great books that I have, which I hadn't even started reading yet.

After 2 hours of reading, in one of its paragraphs, it says:

"Merely to survive, Assassins training was an accomplishment. Initiates were taught, not only physical disciplines and killing craft, but also mental discipline, designed to focus the mind, which were mental gymnastics similar to Hindu Yoga and meditation."

"Assassin! Dr.Haha Lung, 1997."

07/30/2021

Inscripciones Abiertas

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07/23/2021

¡Inscripciones Abiertas!

¡Explóralo! Todo se conecta.


Ismet Himmet Kung Fu

07/15/2021

Chinese Boxing.-
Inscripciones Abiertas.-

Ismet Himmet Kung Fu

07/05/2021

¡Inscripciones Abiertas!

Ismet Himmet Kung Fu

06/26/2021

Sígannos en Facebook para que vean las sesiones "Lives" que hacemos mientras avanzamos en la escuela del Chinese Boxing.

En la cuenta .

06/25/2021

Chinese Boxing 25/7/21

Working Ismet Himmet Kung Fu 8 basic attacks for "Jab is the Answer."

Chinese Boxing session.

Buen trabajo chicos 👏👏.

06/06/2021

Pateos.-

Parte del curriculum del Chinese Boxing.-

Los pateos son trabajados en el cuerpo entero. Esto significa que son trabajados para nivel bajo, medio y alto.


06/04/2021

Chinese Boxing 4/6/2021

Working today on the 8 attacks of the curriculum of the Chinese Boxing section of Ismet Himmet Kung Fu, with my partners Lia and Gabriel.

We also did some physical conditioning and Hun Yuang Zhuang.

06/03/2021

Gabriel and Yefry sparring.

Gabriel and Yefry sparring.

Lia working on Shadowkickboxing.

In this session, we were also working and exploring the reverse punch. This is why it can be seen performed several times.
Yefry Almarante
Gabriel Eduardo Grullon Cruz
Lia Maria Grullon Cruz

Ismet Himmet Kung Fu

06/01/2021

Balance work for Chinese Boxing and Jiujitsu.-

05/30/2021

Entrando en Combate.-

En Chinese Boxing, al término "Pelea" ó "Sparring" le llamamos "Combate."

En el momento, hemos empezado a trabajar combate suave.

Creemos en lo suave, en lo fluido, en la armonía, para ir subiendo fuertes y duros.

Por tanto, los combates los trabajamos mayormente en intensidad suave y media, cuando a los equipos les damos duro y extremandamente duro.

El Mouth- Guard, Peto o Pechera, cascos de Kickboxing, Taekwondo o Boxeo, guantes de MMA y de Boxeo de 16 ó 14 Onzas, vendas para muñecas, espinilleras y/o botas de Kickboxing, son equipos que utilizamos para nuestra protección.

El Chinese Boxing posee 12 desplazamientos.

El Chinese Boxing posee derribos.

EL Chinese Boxing posee trabajo de luxaciones, y golpeo con codos, cuerpo completo y rodillas.

Sin embargo, los combates los dividimos de las siguientes maneras:

Solo usando manos.

Usando manos y derribos.

Solo usando piernas.

Usando piernas y derribos.

Libre (piernas, manos y derribos).

En cuanto a codos, rodillas y luxaciones; esta parte solo la trabajamos en ejercicios simulados con compañeros, y ejecutando esta parte de golpes en equipos, no en prácticas de combate con compañeros, ya que son de altos riesgos, y dificil de no lesionar al oponente al ejecutarlos libremente.

Insccripciones abiertas.

05/30/2021

El peligroso recto de .grullon.
Trabajando fuerte su .

Photos from Leo J. Rancier Martial Arts' Studies.-'s post 05/22/2021

Acondicionamiento Físico.

Parte de los ejercicios del Chinese Boxing para ponernos en forma.

Rapidez
Fluidez
Potencia
Fuerza
Determinación
Persistencia


05/16/2021

Acondicionamiento físico mezclado con trabajo de posiciones estacionarias, para combate, con duración.

Luego de acá pasamos a las posiciones -en movimiento- con duración.

Respiración, fluidez, relajación, estructura, potencia, rapidez, fuerza, trabajo de energía, parte del curriculum del Chinese Boxing.-

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05/16/2021

How to bring out internal power

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