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Mul Ga Chi – Tech

 (Mul Ga-Chi) (“The Way of Water”)

  • Based on the ancient Korean fighting style from the legend of the Wa Dong Do, Mul Ga-Chi is a style of defense and offense that allows the body to be positioned such that one can avoid being hit by the statistically proven angles of incoming arrows from assailants. It also grants the practitioner perfect vectors and angles from which to counter attack improving the practitioner’s accuracy by more than 185%.
  • “The Way of Water” comes from the commonly known physical law that water will avoid an incoming object rather than resist it. Water “moves around” a branch that enters a lake thereby surrounding it, penetrating it, and ultimately subduing it. The amount of speed and focus required to accurately and repeatedly avoid arrows is nearly impossible for all but the most serious of practitioners.
  • John Rutgers has created an altered version of Mul Ga-Chi based on the teachings of his instructor Master Chung. This new and more advanced teaching allows for the avoidance of bullets and counter attack. Moreover, his variance on the ancient art further perfects weapon aiming and bullet deflection using guns themselves as shields.
  • The secret of this art is in observing the feet of the attackers and creating a mental picture based on the angle of the attacker’s weapon. Having the rote knowledge of multiple positions and vectors that will move the practitioner away from potential incoming fire, the practitioner can instantly step into such a pose, avoid incoming fire and have more than enough time to return fire. To the assailant, it appears as though the practitioner is “stepping out of the way of the bullets/arrows” when, in fact, the practitioner “knows” what the assailant will do before he does. Naturally, the ability to “keep moving” makes any target far more difficult to hit, but the Mul Ga Chi practitioner knows where to move before a round or arrow is fired. This makes the practitioner nearly impervious to trajectory weapons. Blended with acrobatics and strength, the Mul Ga Chi practitioner can literally walk up to an armed assailant and disarm them at close range.
  • Mul Ga Chi was developed over several hundred years during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The now legendary fighting group called the brothers of the “Wa Dang Do,” developed this art to defeat the rows of archers that the Japanese would send against villages – who had been summarily disarmed by the Japanese. Within one generation, the Wa Dang Do had trained the people of Korea to reasonably survive the Japanese archer attacks in addition to be able to survive sword attacks from multiple Japanese assailants at once. The Wa Dang Do, itself, defeated thousands of archers by systematically approaching the archery lines at a walking pace – all the while the archers doing their best to shoot them and expending arrows. Within 10 years, the Japanese had lost so many archers, that they were forced to abandon the use of archers on the peninsula for fear that their military advantage over the Chinese (which they were at war with) would be lost, and the motherland be overrun by Chinese crossbowmen. The Art was largely lost in the 19th Century when the Japanese invaded again with gunpowder weapons. The ability to avoid munitions traveling at over 600 ft/sec was far more difficult for the Korean practitioners, since the Wa Dang Do brotherhood had long since dissolved. It was discovered in ancient manuscripts by Korean Master Chong, and with several of his genius modifications he developed it and accurately learned to avoid gunfire of weapons that throw slugs at over 3,000 feet a second.

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