EVERY 11 MINUTES, A WOMAN IS RAPED IN BRAZIL.
IN AMERICA, NEARLY 1 IN 5 WOMEN ARE RAPED IN THEIR LIFETIMES
The epidemic of sexual attacks on girls and women is worse, when we realize that the stats we receive are about the attacks that were reported and recorded. The great majority of rapes are never reported, AND the victim oftentimes know the rapist. So rapists generally get better at raping and rape more people because nobody reports them.
We absolutely can't let this continue.
So what does all of this have to do with NJIA UHURU KIPURA, the fighting system of my family?
In this modern era, most students look to disciplines like Muay Thai, MMA, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Judo, and other systems for rape defense. These other systems are very good systems. We like and respect them. In fact, literally every technique these arts [ and others ] use has been part of the techniques and movement arsenal of the fighting arts of Afrika [ MONTU ] long centuries before any of these arts ever came to exist in Asia and/or the Orient.
However. History proves that ONLY THE ART OF MY FAMILY has a PROVEN record of success against the worst kind of rape under the worst kinds of conditions: slavery.
My family's NJIA UHURU is a synthesis, modernization, refinement and advancement of Afrikan fighting systems the world over. My NJIA UHURU is also strongly influenced by disciplines like Kipura...the art miscalled "capoeira". Kipura women warriors used intelligent, clever, deceptive, guileful, powerful, unorthodox techniques that don't require great strength to successfully defend themselves against..and even ferociously kill... rapists for hundreds of years. These skills and techniques are so powerful that women and even young girls have frequently been recorded in history as routinely escaping, defeating, and/or killing small groups of armed adult male rapists.
Consider this reality: if Afrikan women were wholly at the mercy of rapacious White men of all classes, then why is Europe and the Americas NOT the history of mulattoes? A major part of the answer is that many Afrikan women were very powerfully trained in Kipura and its many cognates spanning East, West and Central Afrika to prevent assaults of all kinds against their persons...and successfully applied these skills against all aggressors.
We can see this truth in the history of great women warriors like Princess Amina and her mother of Nigeria CLICK HERE TO READ A SYNOPSIS ON QUEEN AMINA OF ZAZZAU
her mother BAKWA [ who reigned as Queen until Amina was 36 years old ]
[ CLICK HERE TO READ OF ] THE BRILLIANT DEADLY DUO OF NYABINGI AND KAIGIRWA
QUEEN NYABINGHI, "THE HIDDEN QUEEN", "THE LIGHTNING QUEEN" WHO WITH HER HUSBAND CUJO DECISIVELY DEFEATED THE MORE NUMEROUS AND FAR BETTER ARMED BIRTISH ARMIES OF JAMAICA
SEH-HONG-DONG-BEH, devastating Queen and leader of the lethal all female Ahosi Dahomey warriors was also a Mistress of Combat systems that were cognates of Kipura
[ CLICK HERE TO READ OF ] DANDARA OF PALMARES, BRAZIL. THE GREAT REVOLUTIONARY AND DEADLY WARRIOR WOMAN, WIFE OF THE NGANGA NZUMBI MISCALLED AND MISNAMED ZUMBI DOS PALMARES
YAA ASANTEWAA, WHO LED THE WOMEN WARRIORS OF GHANA INTO WAR AGAINST THE INVADING BRITISH WHEN THE MEN AND MALE WARRIORS WERE AFRAID OF THE SLAVING INTERLOPERS. SHE WAS SO DEADLY THAT SHE ACTUALLY HAD THEM UNDER SIEGE FOR FOUR MONTHS BEFORE A MASSIVE ARMY OF THOUSANDS OF BRITISH WITH CANNONS AND NAVAL SUPPORT FINALLY BROKE HER SIEGE AND CAPTURED HER. EVEN THEN, SHE AND HER 15 FEMALE ADVISORS WERE SO PERSONALLY FORMIDABLE THAT NO BRITISH SOLDIER EVEN DARED TO TRY TO RAPE OR HUMILIATE THEM.
and many. Many others.
There are no Gracies who can say that their system protected women and girls from rapists...for centuries. Gracie Jiujitsu and Brazilian Jiujitsu can't say they have ever faced and done what we have faced and done. In fact, George Gracie...Helio Gracie's oldest brother, and as the best of the fighters of the Gracie Clan during his time, he was the first Champion of the Gracie Family...regularly and intelligently cross trained with fighters of other styles. He studied "capoeira", learned a lot from the Afrikans using the art, and greatly respected both the Afrikans and the art they practiced.CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT GEORGE GRACIE
That is why...even today...Brazilian jiujitsu looks like Kipura specialized in and focused for ground grappling...without all the finger locks, head butting, biting, gouging, maiming, weapons, vicious and powerful and clever attacks, or the massive vocabulary of amazing movement of Afrikan Kipura. Because that is what Brazilian jiujitsu really is a grappling focused fusion of parts of Self Defense Judo, wrestling and vast elements of Kipura.
Remember, Kipura in its authentic form includes every single technique in Judo, wrestling and much much more. There is no movement or technique in the human body...much less Brazilian jiujitsu... which isn't embraced and weaponized by the authentic movement arsenal of the real fighting system of my ancestors and my family. That is why every single art on Earth can find much in common with Kipura, but Kipura still outperforms these other arts insofar as technique and movement are concerned.
The Brazilians practicing "capoeira" today do not practice the original art. They practice the exercise and dance centered "cardio capoeira", a non-self defense activity that was forcibly popularized by the corrupt and racist military government of Brazil in 1964. Fearful of Brazil being overthrown by Kipura in the same way that Kipura overthrew Portugal in Angola,Mozambique, and Guinea, Belgium in Congo, and the Dutch Hollanders in Suriname, the military government of Brazil...with full support from England and the USA...did everything in its power to ensure that "cardio capoeira" has zero to do with the legendary spiritual, fighting, cultural, language, academic, intelligence enhancing system/art of my Afrikan ancestors. Yet, these cardio capoeiristas and most Brazilians have been heavily propagandized into culturally coopting our Afrikan art, and very disrespectfully and very dishonestly claim for themselves the achievements of my Afrikan ancestors.
In fact, if you click the following sentence with capital letters, you will see proof that the government of Brazil was so afraid of the power of authentic Kipura, that the THE GOVERNMENT OF BRAZIL IS GUILTY OF CREATING THE CIRCUMSTANCES TO KILL MESTRES BIMBA AND PASTINHA.
There is no system in the world that is as proven as the art of my family...Njia Kupata Uhuru Kwa Kipura which we call NJIA UHURU for short ...is against rape and assaults of any and every kind in human history. That is why you need to learn what we and only we can teach you.
THE WISDOM OF NANA BURUKU
Nana Buruka is an Orisha, part of the knowledge, wisdom, and spiritual lessons with origins in the Ifa in Nigeria and other similar spiritual systems of Afrika...and clear historical links to MAAT. MAAT is humanity's first religious-scientific-philosophical-intellectual salvation system. In exactly the same way that Africa is the birthplace of humanity, MAAT gave birth to all other religions and holistic philosophies, sciences, arts and disciplines in human history.
Nana Buruku...oftentimes portrayed as the mother of Yemaya the Orisha of the Oceans, Seas, etc....is the female personification of ultimate Wisdom,Intelligence, and Knowledge. The Holy Trinity of The Mind. Nanu Buruku is a powerful protector of women, an Orisha of Justice called most especially to right wrongs and wreak vengeance upon rapists and abusive mothers. Nana Buruku is all about the wisdom and knowledge in life to do the right things for the right reasons in the right way; and get the right results as efficiently as possible...while nurturing the best and most beneficial relationships with yourself and all living things in your life. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT NANA BURUKU
Let me give you an example to compare and to contrast the techniques of NJIA UHURU with the techniques of Brazilian Jiujitsu.
This is a Brazilian Jiujitsu Scissor Sweep. It is excellent and functional...but it is only for sport grappling. There is no defense against strikes, weapons, multiple opponents. No form of Brazilian jiujitsu teaches proficiency or expertise in strikes, weapon use, running, evasion, combat psychology, etc.
This is a Nana Buruku Sweep. Notice that it has the same sweep that bjj has...except that the unique execution of this technique makes it effective against strikes of all kinds, and weapon attacks as well. Notice something else: this sweep of Nanu Buruku is hundreds of years older than Brazilian jiujitsu AND Judo.
Real world self defense efficacy against heinous crimes like rape requires us all to start off with the insight that only accurate information can give...another mandate of Nana Buruku, Obatala, and other Orisha. So let's take a look at the the current public data revealing primary types of rapists found in the USA and European countries.
There are Opportunistic rapists, Sexual Fantasy rapists, Power rapists, Anger/vindictive rapists, and the worst...the Sadistic rapists.
The Opportunistic Rapists tend to show no anger except in response to their victim's resistance, and use little unnecessary force. They can be thwarted as easily as Sexual Fantasy rapists.
Sexual Fantasy rapists seek to act out sexual fantasies during rape. They are the second most common type in the USA, and are the most likely to flee if a woman puts up a strong resistance.
Anger Rapists seek to humiliate and hurt victims; they are brutal and vicious.
Sadistic Rapists are calculated, vicious. They enjoy torture and killing.
52% of rapists are White males on average of 31 years old. They tend to be serial criminals. 1 out of 5 of these White rapists are married. And nearly half of rapes happen when the rapist and/or the victim is under the influence of usually alcohol.
Approximately 50% of all rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occurred within 1 mile of their home or at their home.
7% take place in a school.
13% take place at the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative.
18% take place in a public area, such as a commercial venue, parking lot, or park.
43% of rapes occur between 6:00pm and midnight.2
24% occur between midnight and 6:00am.
The other 33% take place between 6:00am and 6:00pm.
Another reality that is counter to the media fueled misinformation that we are all most familiar with? Weapons are not commonly used in the commission of rape. 84% of reported cases specify the use of physical force only by the rapist.
"The fight you always win is the fight you're not in"--Head Coach Ras of THE ATACX GYM STREET WARRIORS
Therefore, Nana Buruku considers all of this information and formulates techniques, tactics,strategies etc accordingly. For example, Nana Buruku teaches us to be MORE ALERT AS WE COME CLOSER TO HOME, NOT LESS.
Even though the stats say that armed rapists are the most rare, they are also potentially the most lethal. Armed attackers whose advantage is compounded by unexpected attacks, surprise attacks and ambush attacks are the most lethal of all. Following the wisdom of Nana Buruku, we train to defeat/evade/escape these most lethal threats first.
The other arts like Brazilian Jiujitsu literally never even address these realities.
THE TONGUE OF OSHUN
The Orisha Oshun is the incredibly intelligent, beautiful warrior who is The Lady of Rivers and Lakes. From her I learn to teach my students to issue verbal command and execute verbal de-escalation with absolute authority, unshakeable conviction and total commitment. This often deters rapists, because the assailant isn't looking for a FIGHT ,the assailant wants a VICTIM. This kind of woman immediately repels the Power rapist...the most common kind of rapist in the USA
ESCAPE AND EVASION.
Many people think that if you train so that you have the cardio to hit kickboxing equipment nonstop for five rounds of five minutes duration, you jump rope for an equal amount of time, and routinely jog a 5 mile distance twice a week...then, you can ESCAPE from an assailant by running away or completely removing yourself from any area that your opponent threatens with brute force attacks or any other kind of attack. So if a rapist attacks you in the parking lot, you Escape by removing yourself from the parking lot while the rapist is still in the parking lot. Easy peezy. Right?
Wrong. ESCAPE AND EVASION are separate skills that most be trained to work in complementary fashion with each other, and all of your self defense skills as well. Furthermore, in most rape cases you have to EVADE a threat before you can ESCAPE it. EVASION means you are moving,dodging, running, etc. away from your attacker, but you are still in range of a follow up attack or you are close enough for your opponent to pursue you, as you try to escape.
This picture below shows Alexander Gustaffsson EVADING a tackle by Jon Jones
Here is Miss Moneypenny...yes, James Bond's Moneypenny...Evading and Escaping at the end of this famous phone commercial.
Let me show you what I'm talking about. This is a overview of some of the movement and running skills that I teach. Just some. Watch these videos, you'll like them. Promise:
In order to survive such horrors, women and Afrikan girls had to master every form of weapon from the mind and heart to sophisticated combat weapons. They had to be masterful at every range and form of combat, and they learned first hand: arts and sports that specialized in one or two ranges and/or approaches cannot have a hope of constantly triumphing against the many real world self defense realities.
I have been shouting this truth from the rooftops for DECADES. It's so obvious now that MMA and grappling [ especially bjj ]---wonderful sports all--are still vastly unprepared for real world self defense that even the Gracies are following my lead and saying that sports bjj and sports combat isn't anywhere near enough for comprehensive self defense skills.
The wise, beautiful, brave, unstoppable warrior women of Afrika knew this truth thousands of years ago. And in the unprecedented difficulties of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade, they held tight to our Afrikan traditions and turned to the lessons of the Orisha in Afrikan spirituality and religions. In particular these women studied and learned from:
THE GREAT MOTHER NANA BURUKU
[ Nana Burukú is the great grandmother to all of the orishas. She is the primordial mother of the universe and of the earth. Nana is protector most especially of the righteousness of a woman's vengeance etc when rape or sexual assault happened ]
This is a video technique of NANU BURUKU's lessons in Ifa and especially Candomble
Frequently said to be Nana Buruku herself or the eldest Daughter of Nana, Yemaya is the Mother of Orixas, wise, beautiful, powerful Yemaya is a potent protector, brilliant thinker and problem solver, unflappably serene and a unstoppable warrior.
Here is a technique from Yemaya. A Water Principle reversal that is very commonly used against everyone. The self defense scenario that is addressed in this video is a very very common by Anger Rapists trying to rape women.
the most beautiful, invincible warrior Osun, Lady of Rivers and Lakes, daughter of Yemaya
here is a technique from Osun's lessons in Candomble
the beautiful and graceful, honest and extremely deadly Yewa,
YEWA IN HER WARRIOR INCARNATION
HERE IS A TECHNIQUE FROM YEWA, FOR KNIFE DEFENSE AND A TAKEDOWN
Regal Ayao is Queen of the dead spirits of the warriors of heaven,
[ I do not show most techniques of Oya and Ayao to the public on my blogs, because these techniques tend to focus on killing and maiming. My sense of social responsibility makes me keep these techniques to myself unless and until my students come to train with me, which hundreds do. ]
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