What is KU Futari-geiko?
KU Futari-geiko is NOT a style! It’s a completely systematised and style-free method of 2-person application practices. Highly functional practices which transcend style and are NOT bound by rules KU Futari-geiko is the one single thread which weaves together the very fabric of all traditional karate.
After many years of research in Japan, China and SE Asia, I introduced both the KU-theory and corresponding 2-person practices to the West in 1993. Over the past twenty-years I have since taught hundreds of kata-based application seminars all over the world and to very receptive instructors of every traditional karate style.
Based upon the HAPV-Theory the KU Futari-geiko System includes:
#1. Giving & receiving percussive impact/blunt force trauma: Uchi/Uke-waza [29 techniques]
#2. Negotiating the clinch: Tegumi: Kotekitai, Kakie, Ude Tanren and Muchimi-di, etc. [36 techniques]
#3. Joint manipulation, cavity seizing & limb entanglement: Kansetsu/Tuite-waza [72 techniques]
#5. Balance displacement: Nage-waza [55 techniques]
#6. Submission-based ground fighting: Ne-waza [72 techniques]
#7. Escapes & counters: Gyaku-waza [36 techniques]
KU Futari-geiko can and does strengthen the delivery system of any traditional karate style without adversely affecting its cosmetic appearance. This is why KU Futari-geiko has become one of the most sought after and widely imitated 2-personal application-based methods of practice any where in the world today.
*HAPV-theory Note: The Habitual Acts of Physical Violence represent the actual contextual premise around which Karate was originally based.
The KU Futari-geiko drills are wonderful practices and can be easily learned through our educational DVD’s. Please see DVD Vol’s #1 and #11 thru #16 here http://
Classical Tradition – Contemporary Insight
KU Futari-geiko is the bridge linking Kata to Kumite. A bridge to the past can be your link to the future.