How we are different
The Way of the Open Hand is not a sports art.
It is designed for hand-to-hand combat,
as in the military or special forces.
Utilizing physics, body mechanics, kinetic energy, angles, anatomy, and gravity, as a science.
Most of the applications and techniques are illegal to use in sports or sanctioned competitions.
The applications are designed to attack the
internal and external organs and bones.
There are no high kicks, no spinning around, no jumping in the air, no fancy acrobatics, or flashy techniques.
It is designed to neutralize the threat efficiently,
in 3 seconds or less.
It is not practiced for its beauty, but for its efficiency.
Master Howard Qualifications and Experience
Began study of martial arts in 1966, at age 8.
Awarded black belt in 1974, at age 16.
Began teaching in 1975, at age 16.
Systems of study:
Taekwondo 1966 - 1967
Chinese Kenpo 1967 - 1969
The Way of the Open Hand 1969 - 1988
American Boxing 1972 - 1975
Japanese JuJutsu 1972 - 1976
I am also a fan of
Krav Maga because of its
similarity to the Dragon kung fu
& Brazillian JuJitsu
because of the similarities to Tiger kung fu.