On March 11, 2023, from 1:45 pm until 2:30 p.m., Brian R Hall will give a presentation about “The Real Miyagi Karate of the Karate Kid Movies.”
Karate Kid fans will enjoy learning about Mr. Miyagi’s martial arts style. Hall holds both a Rabbinical and a Doctoral degree in theological education and has studied alternative theological archaeology and history. A martial artist and a theologian, he’s also written books about martial arts, a series about the styles he’s studied, including the real Miyagi style karate that he learned from his father (who was one of the first non-Japanese people to study it).
He’ll talk about the Miyagi style of karate, the style Mr. Miyagi practices in the Karate Kid movies. During his talk, he’ll explain the style’s key principles and techniques. He’ll also discuss how it compares to other styles, and how it’s portrayed in movies versus how it’s done in real life. Getting to learn about the martial arts style that made the movies so popular is awesome! This will be a unique opportunity for fans of the Karate Kid movies to learn more about the martial arts style practiced by Mr. Miyagi in the films.
Short interview with Brian R Hall
NECC: What inspired you to study and practice the Miyagi style of karate, and what sets it apart from other styles?
Brian: What inspired me to study was watching kung fu the TVs series and old kung fu movies … Shaw Brothers movies .. And having my father as a Miyagi Karate expert who has studied in Japan… These are what sparked my interest
NECC: How did your father become one of the first non-Japanese to study the Miyagi style of karate while living in Japan?
Brian: My father moved and lived in Japan in the late 50s. He was a high-level jet engine expert for the Airforce. One of Miyagi’s students taught karate on base, he signed up and that was how he got started. He also studied Jujitsu and Judo in Japan
NECC: How do you think the depiction of Miyagi karate in the Karate Kid movies compares to the real-life practice of the art?
Brian: I think the only misconception I can think of is that what is taught to the public in America as Karate is far different than the real karate of Okinawa… To the point where it’s not the same thing.
NECC: Could you discuss some of the key principles and techniques of the Miyagi style, and how they have influenced other martial arts styles?
Brian:: Everyone regardless of body type or age can benefit from Miyagi karate it is designed to build health and stamina .. And fosters peace of mind and spirit .. as well as confidence. It improves physical and mental well being
NECC: Are there any particular challenges or obstacles you’ve faced in your practice of Miyagi karate, and how have you overcome them?
Brian: The main obstacle for me was to not worry about what other martial artists were doing .. I had to learn to not be better then someone else but each day be better than I was before …
NECC: What advice would you give to someone who is interested in learning more about Miyagi karate or starting to practice it themselves?
Brian: My advice is to start is to finding qualified instructors .. read up on karate history to know what to look for in a good school
NECC: Do you have any upcoming projects or plans related to Miyagi karate, either as a practitioner or a teacher, that you can share with us?
Brian: I’m coming out with a book about the real Miyagi karate techniques. Ones only passed down to certain students unseen in the public.
About Brian R Hall
Brian Hall is an expert in alternative theological archaeology and history and holds both a Rabbinical and a Doctoral degree in theological education. He is also an accomplished martial artist and theologian who has written several books on martial arts, including a book series on the various styles of martial arts he has studied, including the real Miyagi style karate he learned from his father who was one of the first non-Japanese to study this style while living in Japan.
The lecture will focus on the Miyagi style of karate, which is the style practiced by Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid movies. Brian Hall will discuss the key principles and techniques of the style, how it compares to other martial arts styles, and how it is depicted in the movies versus how it is practiced in real life. Fans of the Karate Kid movies will have the unique opportunity to learn about the martial arts style that made the films so iconic.
About the NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo
The event will feature a star-studded guest list of special guests, artists, writers, and creators. These include Brian R. Hall, Renée Witterstaetter, Bill Plympton, Samantha Mathis, Charles Shaughnessy, Lauren Lane, Nicholle Tom, Gigi Edgley, Jeff Kline, Roger Kabler, Joe St.Pierre, Keith Williams, Keith Champagne, Will Murray, Ken Wheaton, Rich Maurizio, Bob Eggleton, Marianne Plumridge, Tim Jones, Bob Tkacik, Mach Bell and many more, all under one roof! Attendees will have the chance to meet these special guests, ask questions, get photo ops, and autographs, and gain unique insights into their creative processes.
For those looking to make the most of their weekend, the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center is offering discounted guest rooms for attendees at just $99.00 plus tax per night. And the best part? Booking a room comes with a free weekend pass to the NorthEast Comic Con for each room night booked. Simply call the hotel directly at 978-263-8701 and ask for the ComicCon rate.
All ages and interests will enjoy cosplay competitions, karaoke, live music, panels, and a variety of vendors selling vintage toys, collectibles, comic books, and more.
The NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza demonstrates the enduring appeal of comic books and their associated subcultures. Taking place March 10th to 12th, 2023, Boxboro, Massachusetts will host a three-day event that offers everything from antiques to comic art to autographs, to toys, to Funko Pops, to sci-fi, to action figures, to Star Wars merchandise. Traditionally, pop culture and comics have been seen as niche, obscure entertainment. All ages and interests will enjoy cosplay competitions, karaoke, live music, panels, and a variety of vendors selling vintage toys, collectibles, comic books, and more.
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Why you don’t want to miss this show:
- Brian R. Hall will be presenting “The Real Miyagi Karate of the Karate Kid Movies” at the NorthEast Comic Con on March 11, 2023, from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Brian Hall is an expert in alternative theological archaeology and history and holds both a Rabbinical and a Doctoral degree in theological education.
- Brian is an accomplished martial artist and theologian who has written several books on martial arts and authored “Legendary Kingdoms of Attera” and “Mountain Night Owl Tales,” which include novel prose as well as comic bubbles and story panels.
- As a filmmaker, he is currently working on several projects, including an upcoming TV series called “Nephilim Hunters,” based on more than thirty years of research, and has also written and researched several hit documentaries, including Nephilim: Genetic Origin of Evil, which received 9 million views on YouTube alone.
- The NorthEast Comic Con will also feature various vendors selling comics, comic art, vinyl records, antique and collectible toys, autographs, sci-fi, action figures, Funko Pops, Star Wars merchandise, and more, as well as a star-studded guest list of special guests, artists, writers, and creators.