Shuri Ryu Sente

Sente exercises came from the teaching of the Chinese style Pa Kua (Ba Gua), one of the three main styles of China. Pa Kua is known for its circular movements. When practicing Sente exercises it is important to utilize Yin and Yang theory (push, pull method) with your hand strikes. These exercises can be done weaponless or with a weapon Bo or oar (Eiku).

Thousand Hand Rice Exercises

Sente 1
Start in heels together stance
Step across your left side with your right foot into a forward stance (facing 90 degrees to your left) Right hand in chamber to your right ear
(palm away) left hand extended towards your rear. Turn counterclockwise and pull your right foot back to heels together stance (facing your rear). Deliver a right horizontal strike to your left hand at neck level Repeat, finishing in the same position you originally started

Sente 2
Start in ready stance
1. pull into a Rt crane stance while simultaneously delivering a Rt underarm palm heel strike into your Lt palm
2. Step with your Rt foot into a kiba dachi and deliver a Rt overhead shuto to attackers clavicle

Sente 3
Start in ready stance. Step out Rt foot to kiba dachi
1. Execute a overhead Rt shuto strike to attackers clavicle
2. Execute a horizontal Rt shuto (palm down) to attackers Rt side of neck
3. Execute a horizontal Rt shuto (palm up) to attackers Lt side of neck

Sente 4
Start in ready stance. Step out Rt foot to kiba dachi
1. Rt push away parry
2. Rt back of hand parry
3. Circle your Rt hand head high into a Rt horizontal shuto strike into your palm at hip level
4. Execute a Rt overhead shuto to attackers clavicle

Sente 5
Start in ready stance. Step out Rt foot to kiba dachi
1. Execute a Rt downward shuto strike across attacker towards your Lt knee
2. Execute a Rt downward shuto strike across attacker towards your Rt knee
3. Execute a horizontal Rt shuto (palm up) to neck
4. Execute a horizontal Rt shuto (palm down) to neck
5. Rt overhead shuto strike to attackers center

Sente 6
Start in ready stance. Step out Rt foot to kiba dachi
1. Execute a Rt downward shuto strike across attacker towards your Lt knee
2. Execute a Rt downward shuto strike across attacker towards your Rt knee
3. Execute a horizontal Rt shuto (palm up) to neck
4. Execute a horizontal Rt shuto (palm down) to neck
5. Rt elbow strike to the rear
6. Rt hook hand strike to the throat

Sente 7
Start in ready stance. Step out Rt foot into Rt forward stance
1. Rt push away parry
2. Rt back of hand parry
3. Double palm heel strikes (palms up) to chin and (palms down) to midsection
4. Execute a Rt downward shuto strike across attacker towards your Lt knee
5. Execute a Rt downward shuto strike across attacker towards your Rt knee
6. pull into a Rt crane stance while simultaneously delivering a Rt underarm palm heel strike into your Lt palm
7. Step with your Rt foot into a kiba dachi and deliver a Rt overhead shuto to attackers clavicle

Sente 8
Start in ready stance. Step out Rt foot into Rt forward stance
1. Double palm heel strikes (palms up) to chin and (palms down) to midsection
2. Turn counterclockwise 90 degree into Lt back stance with double Lt parry (palm up)
3. Turn clockwise 180 degree into Rt back stance with double Rt parry (palm up)
4. Turn counterclockwise 90 degree (front) into kiba dachi execute a Rt downward diagonal shuto strike towards your Lt knee
5. Execute a Rt downward diagonal shuto strike towards your Rt knee
6. Rt horizontal shuto strike (palm up)
7. Rt horizontal shuto strike (palm down)
8. Rt overhead shuto strike to attackers center

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