Ao Denkou Kai
Consists of a group of like
minded instructors who have joined together with
Prof. Rick Clark to further their knowledge and
understanding of the
martial arts and the
links that they share. Prof. Clark shares his
understanding of the martial arts through his system of Ao Denkou
What is Ao Denkou Jitsu?
Ao Denkou Jitsu was chosen to
describe the style of martial arts that
Professor Rick Clark teaches. Ao Denkou Kai, the organization, was formed
to formalize, promote and expand ADJ. Ao Denkou is translatable
as "Blue Lightning" hence the full name "Ao Denkou Jitsu" describes
"Blue Lightning Techniques" or "Blue Lightning Method". There are a
variety of meanings behind the name; an obvious choice for the lightning
portion is the sensations caused by the kyusho or Pressure Points
that brought many of us to Professor Clark.
Prof. Clark has been on the forefront of
promoting Kyusho-Jitsu and Bunkai, first publishing on this subject in
the June 1989 issue of Inside Kareate the article What is the
Purpose of Kata? Prof. Clark has published articles nationally and
internationally on the topic of Pressure Points, Vital Points,
Kyusho-jitsu, and Bunkai. Along with a few other pioneers Prof.
Clark has played a significant role in the revitalization of this aspect
of the martial arts.
Due to the reception of his seminars
around the world Prof. Clark heads an organization that has a membership
as diverse as his own background. Ao Denkou Kai has members from all
over the world:
|United States |
|United Kingdom (Scotland, England,
and Wales) |
|Republic of Ireland|
|New Zealand |
The styles represented by ADK members
are as diverse, there are members who practice Uechi-ryu, Isshin-ryu,
Taiji Quan, Krav Maga, Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do,
Shorin-ryu, Shito-ryu, Seisan-ryu, Ju Jitsu and many others.
In addition, Prof. Clark is a strong advocate of cross-training
in multiple styles after achieving the core in a primary style,
as the membership reflects.
Prof. Clark continues to travel the
world teaching seminars promoting Kyusho-jitsu and Bunkai
for martial artists of all styles and systems. If you are interested in
hosting Prof. Clark for a seminar or attending a seminar please go to
http://www.ao-denkou-kai.org/seminars.htm or click on the "Seminars"
button on this web site.
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