[ BASIC POSTURES, TRANSITIONS ] MKAO, MPITO/ POSICOES BASICAS, POSTURAS, TRANSICOES
MKAO KORONGO..."THE CRANE POSTURE"/A POSTURA DO GUINDASTE
Fact: The famous "Crane Stance" not only was invented in Afrika, its greatest practitioners are still in and of Afrika.
This reality in no way denigrates the amazing and venerable Gung Fu Sifu who are outstanding exponents of the famous Crane Styles of China, Hong Kong, etc. Instead, it links the human story together in more honest, more amazing ways by including the Afrikans as the original founders of The Crane Stance, and including incredible overlooked styles like Silat's Crane Styles which are also not given their proper attention. The Silat Crane Style has literally been part of the art of Silat since its very inception. And that is important to note, too...because the Silat Crane [ just like the Chinese Gung Fu Crane styles ] came directly from the Afrikan Korongo Style which preceded it.
In Njia Uhuru Kipura, the Mkao Korongo..."Crane Posture'...is associated most with the Orisha Osun [ who loves the grace and beauty of Cranes ]. The truly unique expressions of the Mkao Korongo come from the fact that the Njia Uhuru Kipura Korongo keeps the dazzling, fluid, agile, acrobatic movements which distinguish Afrikan arts and warriors as the most dynamic movers on Earth...while also emphasizing the stillness, slow movements, grace, balance, flexibility, mental focus, breathing discipline, strength, endurance and SMAI TAWI/Kemetic Yoga-like base and training which is an essential and inescapable part of training the Mkao Korongo.
Another distinguishing characteristic of the Mkao Korongo is that the Afrikan aesthetic absolutely mandates weapon training [ from the most ancient weapons to the most modern weapons ] with the Mkao Korongo. In fact, Korongo Adepts are in/famous weapons masters, and are as frequently Adepts of the archer, hunter and weapon master Osoosi...son of Osun....as they are Adepts of Osun.
THE MKAO YA PAKA IS THE "POSTURE OF THE CAT", AND IS ONE OF MANY POSTURES OF THE ORIGINAL KIPURA OF KONGO THAT UTILIZES LEAPS, PIVOTS, SPINS, ROLLS, AND OTHER ACROBATICS. THE PRIMARY USES OF THIS POSTURE INCLUDE FEINTS AND FAKES, SMOOTH AND OFTENTIMES EXPLOSIVELY FAST MOVEMENTS AND PIVOTS...WHICH GIVE WAY TO SMOOTH, EFFICIENT, EFFORTLESS LEVEL CHANGING, LOW FIGHTING, GRAPPLING, HIGH LEVELS OF CEREBELLUM AND INTELLIGENCE ENHANCEMENT TRAINING, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER MOVEMENTS OF MATCHLESS GRACE AS WE AGE. I TOOK THIS POSTURE AND CROSSED IT WITH INNOVATIVE MODERN PERFORMANCE SCIENCE AND MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, TO DEVELOP A UNIQUE EXPRESSION AND HIGH LEVELS OF FUNCTIONAL APPLICABILITY THAT CANNOT BE FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE.
MKAO YA MAMBA..."POSTURE OF THE CROCODILE/ALLIGATOR"
The Mkao Mamba...Posture of the Crocodile/Alligator...is an extremely versatile and effective Mkao used for purposes spanning from combat to spiritual prayer to exercise to sports. It originated in Afrika thousands of years ago with the worship of the god Ammut, and has never stopped being practiced since that time. Silat practitioners have famously adopted this posture into their art, and created many of their own unique variations. The difference between the Njia Uhuru Kipura Mkao Mamba and the Silat version is that Njia Uhuru Kipura's Mkao Mamba is that Njia Uhuru Kipura keeps the Afrikan movement arsenal, resulting in a much more dynamic, practical, aggressive and impressive expression that seamlessly incorporates ground grappling and ground fighting in a much more modern, much more efficient and effective way than does the younger Silat version of this posture.
INTRODUCTION TO FUNDAMENTAL POSTURES: MKAO TUMBILI
ONE OF THE MOST COMMON, MOST IMPORTANT AND LEAST UNDERSTOOD POSTURES OF NJIA UHURU KIPURA IS THE MKAO YA TUMBILI..."POSTURE OF THE MONKEY". THIS POSTURE IS PERFECT FOR LIGHTNING LEVEL CHANGES, STRIKING AT UNPROTECTED PARTS OF THE OPPONENT, CROUCHING WHILE MOVING RAPIDLY TO AVOID GUN FIRE. IT'S PERFECT FOR DUCKING UNDER ARMED AND/OR UNARMED ATTACKS, CLIMBING OVER OR DIPPING UNDER OBSTACLES, AND MUCH MORE. IT'S PROBABLY THE MOST COMMON STAPLE MOVEMENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY "LOW FIGHTING" SKILLS THAT LINKS AND EMPOWERS ALL HUMAN MOVEMENT IN THE LOWER LEVELS AT THIGH HEIGHT TO JUST BELOW KNEE HEIGHT, AND IS ONE OF SEVERAL UNIQUE SKILLS AND FEATURES OF OUR ART DISTINGUISHING NJIA UHURU KIPURA FROM ALL OTHER ARTS . THE MKAO TUMBILI INCLUDES THE CROUCHING, HUNCHED MONKEY-LIKE POSTURE WE SEE "ANGOLEIROS" [ IMPROPERLY ] USE WHILE THEY SWAY, SPIN AND LEAN ON THE BALLS OF THEIR TOES AND THEIR HAUNCHES.
THIS INCLUDES THE RAPID MONKEY-LIKE HAND, FOOT, SIDE TO SIDE CROUCHING POSTURES THAT KIPURA WARRIORS FAMOUSLY USED IN ARMED AND UNARMED COMBAT TO DEFEAT MULTIPLE OPPONENTS, EVEN WHEN THESE OPPONENTS ARE ARMED AND THE KIPURA WARRIOR IS SHACKLED BY CHAINS. AND IT INCLUDES THE "HANDS BEHIND THE BACK" CROUCHING POSTURE THAT CAPTURED AFRIKAN WARRIORS WERE FORCED TO ASSUME WHILE CHAINED...AND WHICH LED TO THEM DEFEATING MANY WOULD-BE SLAVERS WHO THOUGHT THE KIPURA WARRIOR WAS HELPLESS BECAUSE HE/SHE/THEY WERE CHAINED AND SHACKLED WITH BOTH HANDS CHAINED BEHIND THEIR BACKS. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE THIS AMAZING INSTRUCTIONAL.
INTRODUCTION TO MKAO MBELE CHINI [ LOW FORWARD POSTURE ]
THE MKAO CHINI MBELE... " LOW FORWARD POSTURE"...HAS MANY AMAZING USES AND APPLICATIONS, MOST OF WHICH ARE COMPLETELY UNKNOWN BY CARDIO CAPOEIRA TRAINING FROM BRASIL. IF THE MKAO TUMBILI IS THE MOST COMMON CROUCHING POSTURE OF NJIA UHURU KIPURA, THEN THE MKAO CHINI MBELE IS THE MOST COMMON, MOST VERSATILE AND MOST POWERFUL LOW LUNGING POSTURE IN THE ENTIRE ART. LIKE STARING INTO THE EYES OF A PANTHER, ONCE YOU SEE THE NJIA UHURU KIPURA WARRIOR UTILIZE THIS POSTURE [ AND IF YOU SURVIVE THE EXPERIENCE ]...YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.
MKAO SIRI WAWINDAJI..."POSTURE OF THE HIDDEN/SECRET HUNTER"...RESISTENCIA
DRAWN FROM THE VITAL LESSONS OF THE ORISHA OSOOSI/OCHOSI/OXOSI THE PERFECT HUNTER, THE FLAWLESS ARCHER, THE DEFENDER OF LAW AND JUSTICE. KEEPER OF ORDER AND HONOR. THIS INSTRUCTIONAL IS THE FIRST AND ONLY INSTRUCTIONAL IN THE WORLD THAT WILL TEACH YOU THE VITAL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PROPER STRUCTURE OF THIS POSTURE THAT STOPS GRAPPLERS COLD. YOU WILL LEARN THE VITAL DISTANCES THAT PREVENT ANY BLOW OR ATTACK...ARMED OR NOT...FROM HAVING ANY HOPE OF HITTING YOU. AND THE CRUCIAL KNOWLEDGE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO EFFORTLESSLY STRIKE YOUR OPPONENT ANYWHERE YOU WISH FROM THE FOOT TO THE HEAD, AND AT ANY TARGET FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK OF THE BODY.
THIS POSTURE...WITH OR WITHOUT ONE OR BOTH KNEES DOWN... IS MOST FAMOUS IN ITS CROUCHING POSITION, AS IT AFFORDED US THE ABILITY TO SIMULTANEOUSLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COVER AND CONCEALMENT, STRIKE OUR OPPONENT FROM THE SOLE OF THE FOOT TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD, MOVE LOW TO THE GROUND WHILE KEEPING OUR HANDS FREE FOR COMBAT OR WHATEVER OTHER NECESSITY, AND IS ALSO A TERRIFIC MEDITATIVE AND EXERCISE POSTURE.
THE MKAO SIRI WAWINDAJI IS PROBABLY THE MOST OVERLOOKED MKAO, AND IS DEFINITELY BOTH ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL AND MOST VERSATILE, TOTALLY INDISPENSABLE POSTURES IN THE ENTIRE ART OF NJIA UHURU. IT'S ONE OF THE UTTERLY ESSENTIAL POSTURES FOR AND GATEWAYS INTO THE REVOLUTIONARY LOW FIGHTING SKILLS THAT ARE ONE OF THE MANY SPECIAL VITAL UNIQUE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF MY FAMILY'S NJIA UHURU KIPURA. THIS POSTURE IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT FOR ALL LOW FIGHTING OPTIONS, AND INSEPARABLY LINKED TO BOTH THE MKAO AND MSIMAMO OSOOSI I N THE SECTION BELOW.
MKAO OSOOSI [ "POSTURE OF OSOOSI/O POSTURA DO OXOSI" ] O NEGATIVA BASICOS
MY NJIA UHURU KIPURA RESTORES THE LOST KNOWLEDGE OF THIS INCREDIBLE POSITION, THAT IS SUPERB FOR EVERYTHING FROM MEDITATION TO EXERCISE TO SELF DEFENSE IN ANY FORM. THE MKAO OSOOSI...IMPROPERLY NAMED "O NEGATIVA"...IS MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ORISHA OSOOSI/OXOSI, EVEN THOUGH ALL ORISHA USE THIS POSTURE [ AND ANY OTHER POSTURE, NO MATTER HOW CLOSELY ANY MKAO/POSTURE OR MSIMAMO/STANCE IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SPECIFIC ORISHA ]. AS WITH THE SIRI WAWINDAJI ABOVE, I AM THE FIRST AND ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD TO SHOW IN THIS INSTRUCTIONAL THE VITAL KNOWLEDGE [ THAT AFRIKANS, NOT BRAZILIANS, CREATED AND KEPT ] REGARDING PROPER POSTURAL STRUCTURE THAT STOPS GRAPPLERS COLD ON THE GROUND. I TEACH HOW TO USE PROPER MKAO OSOOSI POSTURE AND STRUCTURE TO PREVENT ANY BLOW OR ATTACK...ARMED OR NOT...FROM HAVING ANY HOPE OF SUCCEEDING. AND ONLY I TEACH THE CRUCIAL KNOWLEDGE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO EFFORTLESSLY UTILIZE THE MKAO OSOOSI TO EMPLOY YOUR ENTIRE ARSENAL TO ACHIEVE WHATEVER GOAL YOU WISH. AT ANY TIME, FROM ANY VERSION OF THE MKAO OSOOSI.
CHINI UPANDE MKAO...LOW SIDE POSTURE
THE CHINI UPANDE MKAO [ "LOW SIDE POSTURE" ]...PRACTICED VERY INCORRECTLY BY CARDIO CAPOEIRA AS "ESQUIVA LATERAL"...IS ACTUALLY A DYNAMIC, SLICK, INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT AND POSTURE THAT CAN BE FASTER THAN A LIGHTNING BOLT, EVER MOVING LIKE RACING RIVER WATERS, AS STATIONARY AND IMMOVABLE AS A MOUNTAIN RANGE, ETC. THERE ARE MANY. MANY VASTLY SUPERIOR APPLICATIONS OF THIS POSTURE TO BE LEARNED LONG BEFORE THE GREAT WISDOM OF THE ORISHAS ARE STACKED UPON THE SOLID FOUNDATION OF BASIC SKILLS, POSTURES, UNDERSTANDINGS AND REFINED INTELLECT RESULTING THEREFROM. NJIA UHURU KIPURA...MY ART...HAS MADE VAST, GAME CHANGING STRIDES IN TERMS OF SKILLS ACQUISITION AND MOVEMENT OPTION EXPANSIONS FROM THIS POSTURE. PURCHASE THE INSTRUCTIONAL BELOW AND BE AMAZED.