Workshop – John Lennox
Rumi Maki - translates roughly to “stone fist”. It is the style of combat the Inca warriors trained in, and has continued as a living tradition. There are five levels to this art. We will explore one level, perhaps two if time permits- unarmed free strikes and time permitting, kicks. We will explore the basic free strikes of this system and how they compare/connect to other styles of unarmed combat such as Kenpo, Bareknuckle boxing, Tang Soo Do, etc. We will then explore a series of animal styles that are associated with this level- Jaguar, Monkey, Llama, etc. These styles of movements can be seen in various other styles of unarmed and armed combat, and we will discuss the connections we find as we explore them.
While being a class in Inca Rumi Maki, it will also touch on biomechanics and how all systems of combat interrelate.