Category Archives: Classes & Events

Classes & Events conducted by Certified White Lotus System Instructors.

Youth Training – Offers opportunity to display disciplines, exercises, and forms the foundation for combative skills.

What’s in a Crane Stance?

Day Two of the basic skill development workshop tonight conducted by Brian K. Leishman. The overall focus is on the attributes associated with single leg stances (e.g. crane stances). These biomechanical positions are used in the lower body region to guardstrikeblock, and parrying.

Ever wondered why you don’t see many Crane (single leg) Stances in professional fighting?  Try to recall the last time you ever saw someone in a professional fighting league such as the UFC, where either combatant used an efficient and effective Crane Stance?  Probably never.

There is a real reason for this.  The answer is that people do not use what they don’t believe will work for them.  This applies to any subject matter in any industry, but especially within the Combative Arts.

Within our system we often speak of “Professional Kata” demonstrations, where world class masters of style display their various forms.  But interestingly enough, we never see those same forms used when those same individuals begin to fight or spar.  Why?  Because they can’t make it work.

But just because millions of people are doing something wrong, doesn’t make it right.  Nor does it discount the fact that it’s possible to utilize these forms in an effective combative manor.  If you’d like to understand how to do this, I recommend attending our next workshop.

Body Language & Unarmed Combat

The Instructors at Modern Combat Martial Arts teach the basic languages of WLCS, from a verbal, written, and physical perspective.  Lessons are in context with Basic Skill Development, and enable a practitioner to forge the foundations of becoming a serious tactical fighter.

A proficient fighter of this nature can determine which Principle Considerations of the Combative Process are being actualized by an opponent, and which are absent.  Once these considerations are seen, a practitioner can make an informed decision to adapt.

This is done through reading the “physical language of unarmed combat” and reacting in a timely manor. Where most are prone to shut down under pressure, you can learn to adapt with real considerations and increase your odds of survival.

If you are interested in an introductory seminar for the Principle Considerations of the Combative Process – registration is still open:

For more information, or to register, please contact Mr. Otto at

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