Okichitaw is an indigenous martial art based on the fighting methods of the warriors of the Assiniboine and Plains Cree Indian nations. However, the current training method is more intended in giving direction and focus to the student through self-challenge and confrontation of own fears and limitations in a controlled environment, while developing physical and mental strength. Okichitaw uses the practitioner's full body mechanics to deliver the maximum amount of impact on the opponent. This action is used in conjunction with one's own body weight to perform aggressive attacks and takedowns. Jumping, rolling, and hopping are used to initiate and end attacks.
Due to the variety of techniques and skills, and the strenuous nature of the exercises, Okichitaw demands and generates a high level of athletic capabilities, strength, speed, agility, commitment to technique, and mind alertness. In this first work, Chief George J. Lepine, responsible for adapting the Art to current times, shows us the traditional method of solo training, availing ourselves of what Nature offers us. Trees, soil, water and many other different things that we can find around us and that can help us to train with our "Mokiman" knife.
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