Wrote a book on power development based on Fascia

It may have different mechanical properties, yes, but not gross structural differences. I often hear the fascia is like a ‘network‘ throughout the body connecting everything like a web. This is entirely false.
Is this because the fascia is discontinuous, with gaps in places (e.g. behind the knees)?
 
Do you believe that this would work for grappling? In other words, does this only apply to explosive power generation used by strikers, or do you think these teachings are transferrable for slow but strong movements, such as prying an arm into a better position from a resisting opponent?
I do BJJ to.
It works for grappling also. My hip throws became much stronger and so did my guillotine.
 
Haven't watched the vid but it's a very well respected knowledgable instructor I've followed for many years, so am suuuure it should be good haha, on fascia and anatomy trains etc

 
When you say ‘X’ muscles and ‘diagonals’ do you mean muscles that cross the midline of the body?
The Anatomy Trains model describes a kind of fascial helix that crosses at the abdomen and the back of the neck.
In my opinion, the model doesn't state that a muscle crosses the midline, but that two structures that meet at the midline work together in directions that cross the body. The model finds the "X" to be useful in terms of function and interaction.
It's a model that integrates, rather than separates.

Images from the secomd edition of the book.

 

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The Anatomy Trains model describes a kind of fascial helix that crosses at the abdomen and the back of the neck.
In my opinion, the model doesn't state that a muscle crosses the midline, but that two structures that meet at the midline work together in directions that cross the body. The model finds the "X" to be useful in terms of function and interaction.
It's a model that integrates, rather than separates.

Images from the secomd edition of the book.

I’ve dissected many people…there are no structures like that. Go to a library or good bookshop and look in an anatomy textbook/atlas, preferably with photos of dissections, and try to find structures as you’ve indicate. You will not find them.
 
I’ve dissected many people…there are no structures like that. Go to a library or good bookshop and look in an anatomy textbook/atlas, preferably with photos of dissections, and try to find structures as you’ve indicate. You will not find them.
Hey, I’m just describing the model. Talk to that Thomas Myers guy.
 
I’ve dissected many people…there are no structures like that. Go to a library or good bookshop and look in an anatomy textbook/atlas, preferably with photos of dissections, and try to find structures as you’ve indicate. You will not find them.
Maybe it's just me, but the structure in the left image kind of looks like the rectus sheath.
 
Hi,

I wrote a book on power development from our Rishinjuku karate style.
It was a long journey but worth it.
Please do ask me questions about it.

Cheers,

Filip


“Weaponize your Web” combines karate tradition with modern anatomy to explain the ability of the diagonal muscle slings to stretch, recoil and contract to develop power. This knowledge improves all kata, bunkai, self-defense and sports combat techniques. The many beautiful drawings make it a useful tool for your own training and teaching. Muchimi is truly the key to unlocking all powerful movements for your karate.

the book cannot be shipped in india, any PDF version? would like to study
 
I’ve dissected many people
This used to be a thing amongst Chinese vital point masters around the 15th century and the knowledge was incorporated into TMA. Not only cadavers were used. Can't imagine why this good old-time training was discontinued. MA is so PC nowadays.
 
This used to be a thing amongst Chinese vital point masters around the 15th century and the knowledge was incorporated into TMA. Not only cadavers were used. Can't imagine why this good old-time training was discontinued. MA is so PC nowadays.
They performed cadaveric dissection? I was unaware of that. The thing is, you can dissect out a ‘lump’ but you might have no idea what it is: a nerve ganglion, a lymph node or even an abscess and thus it’s function so it’s not really helpful without additional knowledge. If you hit any part of the body hard enough it will cause intense pain. You don’t need any particular skill. As for delayed effects of ‘nerve point‘ strikes….hmmm 🤔
 
Hi,

I wrote a book on power development from our Rishinjuku karate style.
It was a long journey but worth it.
Please do ask me questions about it.

Cheers,

Filip


“Weaponize your Web” combines karate tradition with modern anatomy to explain the ability of the diagonal muscle slings to stretch, recoil and contract to develop power. This knowledge improves all kata, bunkai, self-defense and sports combat techniques. The many beautiful drawings make it a useful tool for your own training and teaching. Muchimi is truly the key to unlocking all powerful movements for your karate.


Writing a book is quite an accomplishment and in no way easy.
Congrats, man.
 
I read somewhere that those vital points guys would "experiment" on living prisoners who were set to be executed anyway, then dissect them to try to see evidence of the effects of their techniques. I guess if you hit a guy on a vital point, then they got sick and died weeks or months later, it'd be a good way to see if there was some type of internal damage from your technique that killed them. No idea about "nerve point" strikes specifically but definitely on board with delayed death from untreated internal damage, that happens to people all the time.
I'll probably check out the book, tendons and fascia has been an interest for a couple years now. There's been some thought provoking stuff written about the role of fascia in the body especially.
 
I read somewhere that those vital points guys would "experiment" on living prisoners who were set to be executed anyway, then dissect them to try to see evidence of the effects of their techniques.
Sounds a bit like…like… science! 😳
 

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