Friday, January 17, 2020

Elvis' old dojo now a barber shop

Well, it wasn't exactly "Elvis' dojo" but he did make this dojo in Nashville somewhat famous after he did a demonstration there.

Elvis was going to make a documentary about the martial arts and this film of him doing some techniques was going to be part of that documentary. Sadly however the documentary was never completed.



Fast forward many years later and that martial arts dojo is now a barber shop.

www.hawkinsbarbershop.com




So if you are in the Nashville area and you want to step on holy ground, and of course if you need a haircut, give them a call. They are open Tuesday thru Saturday and reservations are recommended.

1101 Riverwood dr.

1-615-414-5755

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Tracy's 1st Black Belt Curriculum

Techniques _____1. Chinese Pincers (AB)—Right Punch
_____2. Crossing Hooks—Right Punch
_____3. Turning the Flame (AB)—Gun
_____4. Stopping the Staff—Right Punch
_____5. Twisting Vine—Overhead Club
_____6. Breaking the Staves (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
_____7. Hands of Jade—Right Punch
_____8. Spinning Log—Right Punch
_____9. Lever of Ming (AB)—Right & Left/Left & Right Punch
_____10. The Lion (AB)—Front Two Hand Choke
_____11. Double Lance (ABCDE)—Right Punch
_____12. Covering the Moon—Two Man Attack; Front/Back
_____13. Returning Fist (AB)—Left Punch
_____14. Falling Blades—Knife
_____15. Dance of the Dragon—Right Punch
_____16. Falling Hammers—Left & Right Punch from Side
_____17. Corkscrew (ABC)—Right Punch from Side
_____18. The Whip—Right Punch
_____19. Winding Elbows (ABCDE)—Right Punch
_____20. Twisting Serpent—Left Punch
_____21. Chopping the Log—Roundhouse Kick
_____22. Falling Tree (ABC)—Left Punch
_____23. The Python—Right Punch from Side
_____24. Twisting Dragon—Defense; Kick is Caught
_____25. Slicing Hands—Left Punch
_____26. The Scorpion—Two Hand Grab; High
_____27. Chinese Thumbscrew (AB)—Wrist Grab
_____28. 4 Fist—Right Punch
_____29. Advancing Dragon—Right Punch
_____30. The Lock—Right Punch

Katas

1. Long 6
2. Two Person Set A & B
3. Long 3 Staff

Tracy's 1st Brown Belt Curriculum

Techniques
_____1. Legions of Ming—Right Kick & Right Punch
_____2. Fish Hook—Right & Left Punch
_____3. The Sickle—Right Punch
_____4. The Dagger (AB)—Right Punch
_____5. Mantis—Right/Left Punch
_____6. Whirling Mantis—Right & Left; Left & Right Punch
_____7. Sticks of Satin (AB)—Overhead Club
_____8. Diving Hawk—Hammerlock
_____9. Advancing Hammers—Right Punch
_____10. Sweeping Arm Hook—Two Hand Push
_____11. Snapping Twig—One Hand Grab
_____12. Breaking the Yoke—Right Punch
_____13. Prayer of Death—Kick from a Down Position
_____14. Raising the Shield—Right Kick & Right Punch
_____15. Circling the Pagoda (ABC)—Right Punch
_____16. The Thistle—Headlock
_____17. Passing Wind (ABC)—Right Punch
_____18. Reversing Wind—Right Punch
_____19. Twisting Staves (AB)—Wrist Grab each Side
_____20. Guiding the Staff—Right Punch
_____21. Cyclone—Left Punch
_____22. Double Spear (ABCD)—Left Punch
_____23. Crossing Swords—Left Punch
_____24. Whirling Thorn—Overhead Knife
_____25. The Wedge (ABC)—Front Two Hand Choke
_____26. Slashing Cougar—Left Punch
_____27. Twisting Knee—Shoulder Grab each Side
_____28. Double Asp (ABCD)—Left & Right Punch
_____29. Oriental Lever (AB)—Right Roundhouse Punch
_____30. Parting the Reeds—Two Hand Push

Katas

1. Long 5
2. Little Tiger

Tracy's 2nd Brown Belt Curriculum

Techniques
_____1. Hidden Fist (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side
_____2. Rocker—Cross Hand Push
_____3. Circling the Sun (ABCD)—Left & Right Punch
_____4. Leveling the Clouds—Left Punch
_____5. Plucking a Bird from the Sky—Right Punch
_____6. Sleeves of China—Right Punch from Side
_____7. Monkey Elbow (AB)—Right Punch from Side
_____8. Striking Asp (ABCDE)—Two Hand Grab; High
_____9. Shooting Star—Hand Shake
_____10. Pushing the Circle (ABC)—Wrist Grab
_____11. Circles of Glass—Left & Right Punch
_____12. Japanese Hands—One Hand Push
_____13. Waterwheel (AB)—Right Punch
_____14. Tumbling Clouds (ABC)—Knife
_____15. Rising Kick—Right Punch
_____16. Crane Kick—Left/Right Punch & Kick
_____17. Sweeping Serpent—Right Kick &Right Punch
_____18. Covering the Flame(AB)—Gun
_____19. Cobra and the Mongoose—Knife
_____20. Chinese Junk—Two Man Attack; Front and Back
_____21. Dance of the Mongoose—Backhand Roundhouse Club
_____22. Offer of Dust—Club Thrust; Midsection
_____23. Ming’s Sword—Knife
_____24. Chinese Fan—Knife
_____25. Locking the Gate—Knife
_____26. Waterfall—Right Punch
_____27. Prance of the Tiger—Right & Left Punch
_____28. The Rake—Right Punch
_____29. 3 Tongues of the Dragon—Right Punch
_____30. Blocking the Sun (AB)—Left Punch or Left & Right Combo Punch

Katas

1. Tiger and Crane
2. Skylight Spear

Tracy's 3rd Brown Belt Curriculum

Techniques
_____1. Spinning Hammers—Right Punch from Left Side
_____2. Dance of Death (AB)—Right Punch
_____3. Leap of Death—Right Punch
_____4. Miss of the Leap (ABCD)—Right Punch
_____5. Eagle Claw—Right Punch from Right Side
_____6. Eagle Miss—Right Punch from Right Side
_____7. Foot Rake—Offensive Movement; Opponent Face Down
_____8. Sleeper (AB)—Right Punch
_____9. Startled Cat (AB)—Overhead Club
_____10. Manchurian Takedown—Shoulder Grab from Side
_____11. Shaolin Warrior (ABC)—Right Punch
_____12. Springing Tiger—Right Punch
_____13. Raking the Ground—Offensive; Opponent on Back
_____14. Slicing Knee—Offensive Movement; Kick
_____15. Turning the Rod—Right Punch from Right Side
_____16. Eagle's Talons—Front Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
_____17. Crossing Darts—Gun
_____18. Bending the Staff—Right Punch
_____19. Dropping the Staff—Right Punch
_____20. The Escape—Right Punch
_____21. Uncovering the Flame (AB)—Gun
_____22. Opening the Fan (AB)—Right Punch
_____23. Double Blades (ABCD)—Roundhouse Club
_____24. Clawing Panther—Right Punch
_____25. Spear of Jade (ABC)—Left & Right/Right & Left Punch
_____26. 3 Winds Claw (ABCD)—Left/Right Punch
_____27. 3 Winds Fist (ABCD)—Left/Right Punch
_____28. Chinese Cobra—Right & Left Punch
_____29. The Phoenix—Shoulder Grab from Side
_____30. Retreating Phoenix (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side


Katas
_____1. Long 4
_____2. Mass Attack
_____3. Darkroom Staff

Tracy's Green Belt Curriculum

Kicks
_____1. Jump Front Snap
_____2. Jump Front Thrust
_____3. Jump Side Thrust Knife Edge
_____4. Jump Inside Crescent
_____5. Jump Front Foot Wheel
_____6. Flip Kick
_____7. Scoop Kick
_____8. Axe Kick
_____9. Chicken Kick
_____10. Tornado Wheel
_____11. Drop Kick
_____12. Butterfly Kick
_____13. Jump Spin Rear Thrust
_____14. Jump Spin Side Thrust Knife Edge
_____15. Jump Spin Crescent
_____16. Jump Spin Heel Hook
_____17. Flying Side Kick


Blocks
_____1. Sweep Block (high and low)
_____2. Smother Block
_____3. Rising Block

Stances
_____1. Twist Stance
_____2. Chinese Hidden Foot

Basics
_____1. Forward Roll
_____2. Scissors – show 3
_____3. Knee Locks – show 3
_____4. Advanced Sweeps - 4


Techniques
_____1. Snapping the Rod—Right Punch
_____2. Turning the Key (AB)—Offensive Movement from Behind
_____3. The Butterfly (AB)—Right Punch
_____4. Whirling Warrior (ABC)—Right Punch
_____5. Flowing Hands—Two Man Attack
_____6. Whirling Blades (AB)—Right Punch
_____7. Thrusting Limb (ABC)—Counter Against a Caught Kick
_____8. Crossing Hammers (ABC)—Left Punch
_____9. Two Man Swinging Gate (AB)—Two Man Attack
_____10. Sweeping Branches—Two Man Attack Each Side
_____11. Knee Sweep—Two Man Attack Each Side
_____12. Kung Fu Wrist—Two Man Attack Each Side
_____13. Stone Warrior (AB)—Double Shoulder Grab
_____14. Praying Mantis—Right/Left Punch
_____15. Drums of Manchu—Left & Right Punch
_____16. Sowing the Seeds—Right Punch
_____17. Flashing Wings—Right Punch
_____18. Parting the Waves (AB)—Right Punch
_____19. Winding Limbs (ABC)—Right/Left Punch
_____20. Brushing Wind—Right Punch from Right Side
_____21. Thundering Hammers—Right Punch
_____22. Checking the Tide—Right Kick & Right Punch
_____23. Crossing the Mountain –Left & Right Punch
_____24. Whirling Leaves (ABC)—Left/Right Punch from the Side
_____25. Sweeping Wings—Right Kick
_____26. Kneeling Tiger—Kick from Down Position
_____27. The Lotus—Right & Left or Left & Right Punches from the Side
_____28. Attacking the Wall (AB)—Right Punch
_____29. Seven Swords—Right Punch
_____30. Reversing Hammers—Left Punch

Katas
_____1. Long 3
_____2. Panther Set

Tracy's Blue Belt Curriculum

Kicks
_____1. Half Wheel
_____2. Inside Front Snap
_____3. Lift Kick
_____4. Slicing Wheel
_____5. Inside Crescent
_____6. Outside Crescent
_____7. Spinning Front Snap
_____8. Spinning Front Thrust
_____9. Spinning Side Thrust
_____10. Spinning Front Foot Wheel
_____11. Spinning Heel Hook
_____12. Spinning Outside Crescent 360
_____13. Slide Shuffle
_____14. Forward 360 Wheel
_____15. Outside Crescent to Wheel
_____16. Inside Crescent to Side
_____17. Inside Crescent to Spin Rear

Blocks
_____1. Double Brush Parry Block
_____2. Universal Blocks

Basics
_____1. Corkscrew Punch Straight
_____2. Corkscrew Punch Circular
_____3. Punch Block
_____4. Spinning Back - fist
_____5. Step Through Spinning Back - fist
_____6. Hard Bow Takedown (Basic/Advanced)
_____7. Hip Roll Takedown
_____8. Hip Throw Takedown
_____9. Sweeps (Forward/Reverse)




Techniques
_____1. Turning the Handle—Left Punch
_____2. Bridging the Gap—Two Hand Push; Low
_____3. Advancing Phoenix (AB)—One Handed Grab & Right Punch
_____4. 2 Headed Serpent—Two Hand Choke
_____5. Reversing Grasp (AB)—Wrist Grab
_____6. Reaching for the Moon—Left Grab/Punch
_____7. Flashing Daggers—Two Hand Push
_____8. Bending the Limb—Wrist Grab
_____9. Wrap Arounds (ABCD)—Side Shoulder Grab
_____10. Crouching Falcon—Two Hand Push
_____11. Darting Serpent (ABC)—Two Hand Push
_____12. Silk Wind—Rear Two Arm Pin
_____13. Spreading the Leaves—Full Nelson
_____14. Crossing the Lock—Double Wrist Grab
_____15. Darkness—Right Punch from Right Side
_____16. Spinning from the Sun—Overhead Club
_____17. Folding Wings—Two Man Attack; Shoulder Grab Both Sides
_____18. Vise—Right Punch
_____19. Swinging Gate—Two Hand Grab
_____20. Stretching the Bow—Right Punch
_____21. Arcing Blades—Right/Left Punch
_____22. Circle of China—Kick from a Down Position
_____23. Silent Escape (AB)—Hammerlock
_____24. Returning Viper—Counter Kick
_____25. Returning Thunder—Counter Kick
_____26. The Serpent—Right Kick
_____27. Broken Staff—Shoulder Grab from Side
_____28. Circling Serpent—Right Punch
_____29. Chinese "L" Choke—Rear Two Hand Choke
_____30. 5 Swords—Right Punch

Katas
_____1. Long 2
_____2. Short 3

Tracy's Purple Belt Curriculum

Kicks
_____1. Turn Side Thrust Knife Edge
_____2. Replacement Front Snap
_____3. Step Through Front Snap
_____4. Shuffle Front Snap
_____5. Re – Shuffle Front Thrust
_____6. Re – Shuffle Front Foot Wheel
_____7. Re – Shuffle Side Thrust Knife Edge
_____8. Re – Step - Shuffle Side Thrust Heel
_____9. Heel Hook
_____10. Re – Shuffle Heel Hook
_____11. Spin Rear Thrust
_____12. Spin Side Thrust Knife Edge
_____13. Front Snap to Heel Hook
_____14. Side Thrust to Heel Hook
_____15. Side Thrust to Wheel
_____16. Side to Heel to Wheel

  
Blocks
_____1. Apple Pick
_____2. Parry Block
_____3. Trapping Block
_____4. Windmill Block
_____5. Wrist Hook Block
_____6. X-Block High and Low
_____7. 2 Backhand Blocks to 1 Back-Fist
_____8. 2 Palm Blocks to 2 Strikes

   
Stances
_____1. Hard bow with strike
_____2. Extended Bow with strike
_____3. Full Bow with strike
_____4. Reverse Bow with strike
_____5. Boxer Stance with strikes (lead, reverse, uppercuts, hooks)

Basics
_____1. Basic and Advanced Fake
_____2. Leg and Arm Check
_____3. Ridge Hand
_____4. Step Through Punch
_____5. Retreating Hand
_____6. Re / Step Through / Shuffle Hand
_____7. Elbow Slam - Drop - Vertical - Reverse - Inverted 


Techniques
_____1. Striking Mace—Right Punch
_____2. Crossing Talon (ABC)—Cross hand Wrist Grab
_____3. Circling Elbows—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free
_____4. Locking Arms (AB)—Hammerlock
_____5. Windmill Guard (AB)—Right/Left Punch
_____6. Spiraling Wrist (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free
_____7. Crash of the Eagle II (A-I)—Rear Two Hand Choke
_____8. Encircling Arms (ABCD)—Front Tackle
_____9. Rising Elbow—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
____10. Guarding the Wall—Right Punch
____11. Eagle Pin— Two Man; Rear Bear Hug: Arms Free/Right Punch
____12. Striking Fang (AB)—Right Punch from Right Side
____13. Shackle Break (ABC)—Rear Double Wrist Grab
____14. Drawbridge (AB)—One Hand Grab
____15. Full Nelson—Full Nelson
____16. Kung Fu Cross—Left Punch
____17. Divided Swords (AB)—Right Punch
____18. Gift—Handshake
____19. Opening Cowl (AB)—Rear Two Hand Choke
____20. Slicing Dragon—Right Punch
____21. Ascending to Heaven (ABC)—Attack from Sitting Position
____22. Raising the Sword—Handshake
____23. Arm Hook (AB)—Right Punch
____24. Crossing the Sun (ABC)—Overhead Club
____25. Attack From the Temple (AB)—Offensive Movement
____26. Kneeling Prayer/Bowing to Buddha (AB)—Knee to Face on Knees
____27. Dart—Left Punch
____28. Covering Talon (AB)—Two Hand Grab
____29. Wing Break (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side
____30. U-Punch (AB)—Front Two Hand Choke


Katas
_____1. Long 1
_____2. Short 2

Tracy's Orange Belt Curriculum

Kicks
_____1. Front Snap (w/cover)
_____2. Front Thrust
_____3. Front Side Knife Edge
_____4. Cocking Rear Thrust
_____5. Side Thrust Knife Edge
_____6. Side Thrust Heel (rear thrust)
_____7. Front Foot Wheel (front / back)
_____8. Defensive Rear Foot Wheel
_____9. Knee Front
_____10. Knee Wheel
_____11. Front Snap to Wheel
_____12. Low Middle High Wheel
_____13. Front to Side to Rear Thrust

Blocks
_____1. Inward Block
_____2. Extended Outward Block
_____3. Vertical Outward Block
_____4. Upward Block
_____5. Downward Block
_____6. Chamber Block

Strikes
_____1. Lead Hand Strike
_____2. Reverse Punch Traditional
_____3. Reverse Punch Side Fist
_____4. Back-Fist
_____5. Hook Punch
_____6. Uppercut
_____7. Lead to Reverse to Back Fist

Techniques
_____1. Attacking the Circle—Offensive
_____2. Sumo—Two Hand Grab; Low
_____3. Japanese Strangle Hold (ABCDE)—Arm Strangle from Behind
_____4. Blocking the Kick (ABCDE)—Kick
_____5. Headlock (ABC)—Headlock
_____6. Crash of the Eagle I (ABCDE)—Rear Two Hand Choke
_____7. Grasping Talon (AB)—Front Wrist Grab
_____8. Tackle Techniques (ABCD)—Front Tackle
_____9. Dancer—Rear Two Hand Choke
____10. Opponents at Sides (ABCD)—Two Man Attack
____11. Passing the Horizon (AB)—Hammerlock from Behind
____12. Kimono Grab (AB)—Two Hand Grab
____13. Lever (ABC)—One Hand Grab
____14. Crashing Elbow(AB)—Right Punch
____15. Heel Hook—Full Nelson
____16. Bridge (AB)—Rear Two Hand Choke
____17. Eagles Beak (ABC)—Shoulder Grab from the Side
____18. Front Bear Hug (ABCDE)—Front Bear Hug; Arms Free
____19. Scimitar—Right Punch
____20. Breaking the Cross—Rear Two Hand Choke
____21. Aiming the Spear—One Hand Grab
____22. Raising the Staff—Wrist Grab
____23. Lowering the Gate (AB)—Right/Left Punch
____24. Rocking Elbow—Wrist Grab
____25. Reverse Hammerlock (AB)—Hammerlock
____26. Anvil (ABCD)—Double Wrist Grab
____27. Knee Lift—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
____28. Crane Leap (ABCD)—Handshake
____29. Driving Elbows (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
____30. Crossing Guard (AB)—Offensive Movement; Side

Kata
_____1. Short 1

Stances
_____1. Horse Stance - 3
_____2. Fighting Horse
_____3. Defensive Fighting Stance
_____4. Offensive Fighting Stance

Tracy's Yellow Belt Curriculum

Techniques
_____1. Japanese Sword (AB)—Right/Left Punch
_____2. Chinese Sword (AB)—Right/Left Punch
_____3. Delayed Sword—Right Punch/Push
_____4. Knee of Vengeance—Two Hand Grab
_____5. Fang of the Cobra—Two Hand Choke
_____6. Twisting Talon (AB)—Wrist Grab
_____7. Returning Dragon—Shoulder Grab
_____8. Breaking the Sword—Handshake
_____9. Kenpo Shield— Right/Left Punch
____10. Evasion—Overhead Club

Kicks
_____1. Front Snap Kick from neutral
_____2. Front Snap Kick from side (front and back)
_____3. Knife Edge Thrust to knee
_____4. Rear Thrust
_____5. Front Snap to Rear Thrust
_____6. Snapping Back Kick

Blocks
_____1. Inward Block
_____2. Extended Outward
_____3. Upward

Strikes
_____1. Straight Punch (Horse)
_____2. Inward to Straight Punch
_____3. Inward to Chop

Stances
_____1. Horse
_____2. Soft Bow
_____3. Cat

Friday, January 3, 2020

Mr. Parker at the Shaolin temple


Or at least an artist's vision of Mr. Parker visiting the Shaolin temple.