Hyper Games Experience at Ocean State Grand Nationals
Saturday April 13th, 2013 Warwick, Rhode Island

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9am- 12pm: Access to the Hyper Arena, warm up & Practice
12pm- 2pm: Hyper Kick Challenges & Hyper 3-Person Amatuer Team Battles
2pm- 3pm: Hyper Seminar with Pro Athletes
3:30- 5pm: Hyper Pro Level Kick Battles & Team Trick Battlss
Ocean State Night Show & Finals
*Times are approximate.

$30 Hyper Competition Pass includes: Hyper competition card, all kick challenges, battles, attendance to the Hyper Seminar and access to the Ocean State nighttime finals show.
Hyper Competition Guide

Hyper Kick Challenges: 20 seconds, hit target, eye level.

Jump 360 Outside Crescent Kick
Jump Front Kick
Tornado Kick
Spin Hook Kick
Front Round (machine style)

Hyper 3-Person Team Battles
2 minutes total time: 1point wins
*No twists/corks, No spinning kicks over 720, Aerials/Flash are allowed)
Hyper Games Award for each 1st place competitor

Hyper Pro Athlete Seminar
**Included FREE with Registration**
An incredible experience to train with Hyper Athletes and learn their favorite kicks and combinations. Plus kick back after the seminar with your friends and get to meet each of the Pros and get their autographs.
Pro Level Competition Guide

Hyper Pro Kick Challenges: 30 seconds
($100 for each Pro Kick challenge winner)
540 - Gainer - Cork Divisions

Hyper 3 person Team Battle: 1minute 30 seconds: 1 point wins
$250 for first place

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Chotoku Kyan was born in Shuri and was the son of a steward to the Ryukyuan king. Kyan was noted for being small in stature and having poor eyesight – this led to his early nickname “Chan Migwa” (which translates to squinty-eyed Chan).

Kyan began training at the age of 8 in Shuri-te under Sokon Matsumura. It is also noted that Kyan’s father also taught him tegumi (Okinawan grappling) during this time. When Kyan was 20 years old, he then trained with Kosaku Matsumura in Tomari-te and also studied with Kokan Oyadomari. It was through Oyadomari that Kyan learned the kata Passai (also known as Bassai). By the age of 30, Kyan quickly became one of Okinawa’s famous karate masters having mastered both Shuri-Te and Tomari-Te. He was often challenged and was never defeated and was known for his strong kicking abilities.

Kyan’s contemporaries included masters such as Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-Ryu) and Kenwa Mabuni (founder of Shito-Ryu) and along with many other masters, Kyan was a participant in the 1936 meeting where the term “Karate” was standardized.

By combining Shuri-Te and Tomari-te, Kyan is credited as the founder of the Shobayashi branch of Shorin-Ryu – one of the three major branches of Shorin-Ryu. Kyan had many students, many of them forming their own branches of Shobayashi Shorin-Ryu and continuing to teach the style in its unaltered form. Some of his notable students include Tatsuo Shimabukuro (founder of Isshin-Ryu), Shoshin Nagamine (founder of Matsubayashi Ryu – another major branch of Shorin-Ryu) and Joen Nakazato (founder of Shorinji-Ryu). Eizo Shimabukuro, also a student of Kyan, is the current successor of Shobayashi Shorin-Ryu and is the only living master who has studied directly with Kyan. Another one of Kyan’s students, Zenryo Shimabukuro formed a sub-branch of Shobayashi called Sukunaihayashi Seibukan which is still being passed on by Shimabukuro’s son, Zenpo. Although these sub-branches are separate entities, they still preserve and teach the katas and techniques as Kyan did.

From Kyan, many of the Tomari-Te versions of katas are still being practiced today – Kusanku (Chatanyara version), Chinto (which is stylistically different from Itosu Chinto or Shotokan’s Gankaku), Wankan, Useishi (Tomari version of Gojushiho), Rohai and Seisan (which is a different kata practiced in Goju-Ryu).

Kyan survived the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 but died from fatigue and malnutrition in September of that year.

Kyan said in summary “In the course of everyday training, it is necessary to strengthen your body, to practice punches and kicks, to learn how to move our limbs in a supple fashion, and how to move about freely, while understanding the principles of training well. By training for a long time in this manner, you will acquire subtle principles of application and know how to move suitable in every situation, which might arise. However, if you only train the physical technique without enlightening you spirit, which is fundamental, you will be unable to use the art. You must become clear-sighted in life and seek to develop modesty, a calm spirit, alertness, and bravery at the same times as you train in the physical techniques.”

Check out this video of the Tomari-te version of Chinto passed down by Chotoku Kyan, his students and current practictioners of his lineage.

Hyper Weapons Athlete Battle
Sword – Bo – Kamas – Double Chux
Friday, March 22nd :: Amerikick Internationals

Hyper’s Weapons Division has teamed up with Amerikick to find the world’s best weapons athletes. Eight weapons athletes in each division will battle it out with their best weapons tricks, releases, manipulations and solid basics. One winner will be crowned the Hyper world weapons champion in each division and earn a special award, $250 cash and a new Hyper Weapons package.

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$1,250 In Cash & Prizes

4 Divisions * 8 Competitors Each * 4 Champions

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Athletes: $50 to Enter * 1-Minute Battles

Use One or Two Weapons * Kicks are Not Judged

Final Battle at Nighttime Show

Hyper Games Experience at Amerikick Internationals

GET TICKETS HERE

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Author: Hyper Admin

Posted On: March 9th, 2013

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Helio Gracie, the youngest son of Gastão and Cesalina Gracie’s eight children, was always a very physically frail child. He would run up a flight of stairs and have fainting spells, and no one could figure out why.

At age fourteen, he moved in with his older brothers who lived and taught Jiu-Jitsu in a house in Botafogo, a borough of Rio de Janeiro. Following doctor’s recommendations, Helio would spend the next few years limited to only watching his brothers teach.

One day, when Helio was 16 years old, a student showed up for class when Carlos was not around. Helio, who had memorized all the techniques from watching his brothers teach, offered to start the class. When the class was over, Carlos showed up and apologized for his delay. The student answered, “No problem. I enjoyed the class with Helio very much and, if you don’t mind, I’d like to continue learning from him.” Carlos agreed, and Helio became an instructor.

Helio soon realized that due to his frail physique, most of the techniques he had learned from watching Carlos teach were particularly difficult for him to execute. Eager to make the techniques work for him, he began modifying them to accommodate his weak body. Emphasizing the use of leverage and timing over strength and speed, Helio modified virtually all of the techniques and, through trial and error, created Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In order to prove the effectiveness of his new system, Helio openly challenged all the reputable martial artists in Brazil. He fought 18 times, including matches against onetime world heavyweight wrestling champion, Wladek Zbyszko and the #2-ranked Judoka in the world at the time, Kato, whom Helio choked unconscious in six minutes. His victory against Kato qualified him to enter the ring with the world champion, Masahiko Kimura, the best Jiu-Jitsu fighter Japan has ever produced, and who outweighed Helio by almost 80 pounds. Kimura won the match but was so impressed with Helio’s techniques that he asked Helio to go teach in Japan claiming the techniques Helio presented during their bout did not exist in Japan. It was the recognition by the world’s best to Helio’s dedication to the refinement of the art.

At 43 years old, Helio and former student, Waldemar Santana, set the world record for the longest uninterrupted no-holds-barred fight in history when they fought for an incredible 3 hours and 40 minutes!

Widely regarded as the first sports hero in Brazilian history, Helio also challenged boxing icons Primo Carnera, Joe Louis, and Ezzard Charles. They all declined.

A dedicated family man who exemplified a healthy life-style he was the epitome of courage, discipline, determination, and an inspiration to people everywhere. A modern-day legend, Helio Gracie gained international acclaim for his dedication to the dissemination of the art and is recognized as the creator of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Hyper Games Experience at Amerikick Internationals

Friday, March 22nd Hyper Weapons Battles
Saturday, March  23rd Hyper Games & Kick Challenge
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Schedule

Friday
Hyper Weapons Battles 8:00pm

Saturday
9am- 12pm: Access to the Hyper Arena, warm up & practice
12pm- 2pm: Hyper Kick Challenges & Hyper 3-Person Team Battles
2pm- 3pm: Hyper Seminar with Pro Athletes
3:30- 5pm: Hyper Pro Battles & Hyper Weapons Battles
7:30pm Amerikick Nighttime Show
*Times are approximate.

$30 Hyper Competition Pass includes: Hyper competition card, all kick challenges, battles, attendance to the Hyper Seminar and access to the Amerikick nighttime finals show.
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Hyper Competition Guide
Hyper Kick Challenges: 20 seconds, hit target, eye level.

  • Jump 360 Outside Crescent Kick
  • Jump Front Kick
  • Tornado Kick
  • Spin Hook Kick
  • Front Round (machine style)

Hyper 3-Person Team Battles
2 minutes total time: 1point wins
*No twists/corks, No spinning kicks over 720, Aerials/Flash are allowed)
Hyper Games Award for each 1st place competitor
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Pro Competition Guide
Hyper Pro Kick Challenges: 30 seconds

  • 540
  • Gainer
  • Cork

($100 for each Pro Kick challenge winner)
Hyper 1 vs 1 Pro Trick Battles: 1 minute total time: 1 point wins
$350 for first place

Hyper 3 person Team Battle: 1minute 30 seconds: 1 point wins
$350 for first place
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Hyper Pro Athlete Seminar
**Included FREE with Registration**

An incredible experience to train with Hyper Athletes and learn their favorite kicks and combinations. Plus kick back after the seminar with your friends and get to meet each of the Pros and get their autographs.

Hyper Weapons Battle
-stay tuned for more info-

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TICKETS & ADMISSION
Hyper Competition Wristbands: $30
Compete Wristband: Gets into the event and to Saturday Night Show
Hyper Wristband: Gets to Compete in Hyper Games and Hyper Pro Seminar
*Competitors get both wristbands and need to have both to participate.

REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE

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