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The World Agni Kempo
World Agni Kempo Organization (WAKO) was founded in 1998 as the leading organization that received from the Great Teachers the Knowledge and a right to develop and partially disclose a system of secret martial art of SHAMBHALA - Agni Kempo, to improve old and to develop new methods and techniques, adapting them as much as possible to extreme life conditions of contemporary man.
Just in 1987, Teachers of Hierarchy of Light advised to denominate this system on the territory of Russia - Russian Kempo, in Ukraine - Old Russian Kempo. Agni Kempo is translated as Fiery, Lucid or Furious fisticuffs, main aspect of which is self-perfection in mastering the psychical energy. Agni is a term that means psychical energy.
WAKO admits as a member everyone, who decided to follow a way of self-perfection for progress of Love, Good and Justice on the Earth. Any person (or group of people), irrespective of his nationality, colour of skin or religious convictions, may become a WAKO member, if he supports basic principles of the Organization. The main thing is to have great desire to learn depths and heights of Agni Kempo, to improve himself through this martial art. Representatives of other styles can also become WAKO members.
They are given an appropriate Agni Kempo belt, level of which they should confirm after completing the training course under a direct guidance of the Teachers during "Winter" and "Summer School". "Maitreya Sangha", an integral part of WAKO, unites the best masters of Agni Kempo (starting with a black belt), which rather well have studied Agni Yoga and continue perfection and researches in this Way, who were trained under a direct guidance of the Teachers and is used by its knowledge for the help to other people.
Brief History of the Old Russian Fisticuffs
Authors of the world literature devoted to various kinds of hand-to-hand fight while citing various sources from the countries of Far East and Southeast Asia , name India or China as a cradle of development and dissemination of martial arts. But even earlier far in North lived the people who brought to perfection the art of hand-to-hand fight. Thousands of years ago in the territory of present Europe lived formidable tribes of Indo-Europeans, which were named Aryans. Within centuries they distributed in two directions: to the West and to the South.
Mixing up with other tribes they began to be named Celts, Germans and Slavs. Passing through Transcaspian lands they received the name of Iranians. As it is known a little time later just Aryans have captured a large part of India . Merging ethnically with the local population they have brought with themselves their culture, language, martial arts and psycho-physical preparation, the last having been fused with similar systems of India became a name of the Yoga doctrine. The Yoga system is a basis of all oriental single combats: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and many others.
But descendants of ancient Aryans - the Slavs, have preserved their secret methods of psychical and physical preparation of warriors, improving them within centuries, transferring them from mouth to mouth, from father to son. Nowadays oriental systems of single combat are the most popular and only a few ones know that the Slavs have had their own system of martial art - fisticuffs, and that it was not less interesting and even more effective. The Slavs battled perfectly in dismounted formation against numerous cavalry of nomads, and later on - against Byzantines, who were armed and protected much better.
Under such circumstances it was possible to achieve success in fight only at the expense of superiority in individual preparation of fighters and first and foremost in the hand-to-hand struggle. In Rus of those ancient times preparation in martial art began when a boy was three years old, just in this age he was put on horse for the first time. Being twelve years old he took part in battles as full and equal warrior. In the VI century AD Slavic warriors were considered among the best in the world. Thus Jordan, the secretary of one of the Gothic princes, noted that the Slavs surpassed Germans both by body and by spirit while fighting with animal ferocity.
High fighting qualities of the ancient Rus warriors are confirmed also by the fact that they were frequently invited to serve by the Byzantine and Chinese emperors, Syrian caliphs, rulers of other countries. Usually the Slavs served in the crack chock troops, occupied high military posts or served as the bodyguards. In the feudal period the military-physical preparation of the Slavs was carried out mainly by means of various military, everyday life and religious games, entertainment and exercises.
Ever more importance among them have had original means for physical and fighting training: fisticuffs and cane fights, various kinds of wrestling. While in antique and other slave-owning countries the preference was given to individual duels, by the Slavs prevailed mass scale operation - "a wall on a wall", that had more evident applied character. Hand-to-hand fight was a main method of fighting and preparation to it was laid in a basis of martial arts.
For example, in 1022, in a duel between Rededi, the prince of Kosogs, and Mstislav the Daring superiority in height and force obviously was on the side of Rededi, and that fact have caused laughter in ranks of Kosogs, which anticipated an easy victory of their prince, but in struggle Mstislav has raised up his adversary on the extended hands and has thrown him down. Such effective, convincing victory has resulted in confusion among the enemy troops and put them to rout, while Russian host even have had not unsheathed the swards. In a real fight was used the fighting trick that is complicated in execution even during training.
That means that it was mastered seriously and during a long time, testifying good methodical preparation of the training process among warriors and simple people. There are many similar examples of Herculean force. In 992, near Pereyaslavl the prince of Petchenegs made a challenge to Vladimir, the prince of Kiev : "Let your man and mine struggle". When Vladimir thought it over, whom to release, an old man has offered his youngest son, whom nobody had thrown down, since his very childhood.
He was tested with a furious bull: "... And he has seized a bull with his hand from a side, and he has pulled out a skin with flesh".... The man brought forward by the Petcheneg: "... was very huge and terrible. And Vladimir has brought forward a man, and when the Petcheneg has seen him he laughed because he was of the average height.
And when having seized each other, they began to press each other strongly, the man has strangled the Petcheneg by hands to death and has thrown him on the ground ". The history preserved for us a name of this young hero - Yan Usmoshvets. In 1022 Demian Kudenevich with six other stalwarts has put to flight whole troops of Polovtzy and, as the chronicle says, once he has come alone in front of the enemy forces without a helmet and cuirass, and he has beaten many adversaries and has come alive back to Pereyaslavl. And in 1237 occured a really fantastic case.
The voivode (commander) Yevpaty Kolovrat together with his friend, standing back to back, have destroyed some hundreds of selected bodyguards of the Mongolian khan. The best warriors of Batu were unable to withstand the Russian heroes. Russian audacity could be compared only with mechanical force of battering-rams, which were used to bespatter heroes with stones. Complexity of the Slavs training exercises proceeded from the features of weapon and protective clothing of a warrior. Chain armour was considered as the main protection. But no chain armour could sustain strong direct, thrusting impact, that's why agility of a body was also necessary in order to transform direct impacts into the sliding.
Thus was born the technique of famous Slavic goydok, improved and used later by Zaporozhye Cossacks not only against cold steel, but also against fire-arms. Just as historian V.O.Kliuchevsky wrote, about XIV century fisticuffs in Rus became a delicate art of conducting a duel, and it was included in the refined preparation system of a worrier, while not only strength, but also speed, dexterity and skills were criterions of a victory. However a special state of the spirit was the most important thing. And a prayer was a breath of the spirit. Before the battle at Kulikovo the warriors-monks Alexander Peresvet and Rodion Osliabia were admonished by Sergiy Radonezhsky - prelate of Rus, and thanks to harmonic combination of meditative state and physical preparation these heroes threw down the enemies using their martial skills.
The information about existence of five main styles, one of which was Kiev style, have reached us from very ancient times. Denominations of some localities enable us to make the conclusion about great popularity of fisticuffs in Rus. For example, not far from Kiev there are two small towns with the ancient names "Bucha" and "Buchanka". From the Old Slave language these names are translated respectively as "fight" and "small fight". According to the legend in Bucha there were held competitions among the masters of fisticuffs, and in Buchanka - youth competitions