PATH OF THE EARTH DRAGON

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DONRYU

 DONRYU (the Earth Dragon) is a massive bodied serpent with a turtle-like shell and scales as hard as the finest steel. This creature has an immovable gaze that challenges anyone who dares to stand in the way of its objectives. Completely fearless in the face of danger.  The Earth Dragon can never be unbalanced or tricked into action. The Earth Dragon’s gift to the Ninja is one of firm resolve and superior strength in combat.


THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN IN-STUDIO OR VIRTUAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

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THE EARTH NINJA

Earth is the first level of the Kurai Kotori Ninja’s elemental training. It is here the Earth Ninja learns to tap into their ability to hold their ground with firm intensity.  Impenetrable shielding with the limbs that can absorb immense energy, quickly capturing an opponent at close range, delivering impacts with devastating power, and the ability to enter, throw and dominate an opponent on the ground is the essence of Earth combat.

EARTH DRAGON LEVEL 01

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MEDITATION

MEDITATION

MEDITATION

Earth Center

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO 

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SPIRIT

MEDITATION

MEDITATION

Earth Traits

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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BALANCE

MEDITATION

BALANCE

Earth Convergence

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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POSTURE

EXERCISES

BALANCE

Earth Dragon

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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MOVEMENT

EXERCISES

EXERCISES

Earth Footwork

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EXERCISES

EXERCISES

EXERCISES

Strength

3 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

EARTH DRAGON LEVEL 02

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IRONWOOD TACTIC

UPROOTING TACTIC

IRONWOOD TACTIC

First Principle of Earth

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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STONE TACTIC

UPROOTING TACTIC

IRONWOOD TACTIC

Second Principle of Earth

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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UPROOTING TACTIC

UPROOTING TACTIC

UPROOTING TACTIC

Third Principle of Earth

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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AVALANCHE TACTIC

AVALANCHE TACTIC

UPROOTING TACTIC

Fourth Principle of Earth

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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BOULDER TACTIC

AVALANCHE TACTIC

UNIFIED TACTICS

Fifth Principle of Earth

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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UNIFIED TACTICS

AVALANCHE TACTIC

UNIFIED TACTICS

Principles in Concert

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

EARTH DRAGON LEVEL 03

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #1

EARTH TECHNIQUE #3

EARTH TECHNIQUE #1

Striking the side of the head

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO 

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #2

EARTH TECHNIQUE #3

EARTH TECHNIQUE #1

Striking the front rib bone

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #3

EARTH TECHNIQUE #3

EARTH TECHNIQUE #3

Smashing the forearm

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #4

EARTH TECHNIQUE #4

EARTH TECHNIQUE #3

Striking the stomach

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #5

EARTH TECHNIQUE #4

EARTH TECHNIQUE #5

Locking the elbow

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #6

EARTH TECHNIQUE #4

EARTH TECHNIQUE #5

Entangling the arm

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

EARTH DRAGON LEVEL 04

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #7

EARTH TECHNIQUE #7

EARTH TECHNIQUE #7

Hip throw

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #8

EARTH TECHNIQUE #7

EARTH TECHNIQUE #7

Shoulder throw

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #9

EARTH TECHNIQUE #7

EARTH TECHNIQUE #10

Outer winding throw

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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EARTH TECHNIQUE #10

EARTH TECHNIQUE #10

EARTH TECHNIQUE #10

Lower forearm throw

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SECONDARY SKILLS

EARTH TECHNIQUE #10

SECONDARY SKILLS

Pressure Attacks

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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INNER TEACHINGS

EARTH TECHNIQUE #10

SECONDARY SKILLS

Insight into Earth

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

EARTH DRAGON LEVEL 05

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SHORT STAFF 01

SHORT STAFF 01

SHORT STAFF 01

Strategic Theory

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 02

SHORT STAFF 01

SHORT STAFF 01

Grips / Reversals

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 03

SHORT STAFF 01

SHORT STAFF 03

Postures / Carrying Positions

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 04

SHORT STAFF 04

SHORT STAFF 03

Basic Attacks

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 05

SHORT STAFF 04

SHORT STAFF 05

Defensive Skills

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 06

SHORT STAFF 04

SHORT STAFF 05

Footwork

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

EARTH DRAGON LEVEL 06

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SHORT STAFF 07

SHORT STAFF 09

SHORT STAFF 07

Techniques vs Punch

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 08

SHORT STAFF 09

SHORT STAFF 07

Techniques vs Kick

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 09

SHORT STAFF 09

SHORT STAFF 09

Techniques vs Grab

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 10

SHORT STAFF 10

SHORT STAFF 09

Techniques vs Weapons

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 11

SHORT STAFF 10

SHORT STAFF 11

Solitary Form 1

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

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SHORT STAFF 12

SHORT STAFF 10

SHORT STAFF 11

Solitary Form 2

1 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO