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The Techniques of American Kenpo

 

If American Kenpo could be known for only one thing, it would be our self-defense techniques.  What may appear to be over-kill, to those who are unfamiliar with the art, the techniques of Kenpo are actually very well thought out combative sequences, that aid you in preparation for any situation.

 

The techniques you'll find on this site are typical of the American Kenpo curriculum, but may not be exactly the same as your personal curriculum, nor should they be.

 

I teach these techniques not for the sake of teaching the techniques, but for the principles that are involved in the techniques.

                            Ed Parker

                            Black Belt - Nov. 1985

  •  1.  Delayed Sword  (Front:  Right hand lapel grab)

    Theme: This technique was designed to teach you how to create distance while blocking your opponent's extended arm with your forward arm.  You can then follow up with a longer-range weapon (in this case a kick using the forward or lead leg) to a target that is further removed from you.  It also teaches you how to gauge distance with your kicking leg, which in turn enables you to properly gauge the distance of your extended hand weapon.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your left foot toward 6:00 into a right neutral bow stance facing 12:00, while simultaneously executing a right inward block to the right inner wrist of your opponent.   At the same time position your left hand at solar-plexus level as a precautionary check against further action.   (Your block should clear your opponent’s right arm, and expose the width of his body.)

     

    2. Immediately slide your right foot back into a cat stance.

     

    3. Without hesitation deliver a right front snap ball kick to your opponent’s groin.   (Your opponent’s reaction should cause him to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12:00) to check your opponent’s right knee, as you deliver a right outward handsword strike to the right side of your opponent’s neck.  Remember to maintain the position of your left hand as a precautionary check.   Immediately slide your right hand (after the strike) to the right wrist of your opponent as a precautionary check.   (Your opponent’s response should cause him to fall to the ground.)

     

  •  2.  Alternating Maces  (Front: Two-hand chest push)

    Theme: This technique also familiarizes us with the importance of creating distance.  As the name of the technique implies, you are to learn to alternate your hands: front, then rear, and then front.  Likewise you are to learn how to alternate your selected targets.  The technique introduces you to the study of how to use your specific weapons to specific targets in a specific sequence of movements to calculate the reactions of your opponent.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, and as your opponent attempts to push you, step back with your left foot toward 6:00 into a right neutral bow stance (facing 12:00).  Simultaneously execute a right inward block to the outside of your opponent’s left arm, while your left hand checks at your solar plexus.  (This action should turn the width of your opponent’s body and redirect his forward momentum off center.)

     

    2. Immediately collapse your right arm across the top of both of your opponent’s arms (to act as a check), as you deliver a left vertical thrust punch to your opponent’s sternum or solar plexus (tracking over your right arm).  This is done while pivoting into a right forward bow stance.  Remember both the stance change and punch must work in synchronization with each other in order to maximize the force of your left vertical thrust punch.  (Your opponent’s reaction should cause his body to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Immediately convert your left punch into a check by having it shift, palm open and down, on top of both your opponent’s arms.  Simultaneously have your right hand rapidly travel inside and over your left arm as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple.  This transition is done while pivoting back into a right neutral bow stance.  (The torque stemming from your stance change helps to increase the whipping action of your right hand.  Properly executed this should cause your opponent’s head to be driven up and back, with perhaps his arms flailing upward.)

     

    4. Immediately have your right hand snap back, as it then acts as a Positional Check.

     

  •  3.  Sword of Destructions  (Front: Left roundhouse punch to the head)

    Theme: This technique teaches us to apply the theme of delayed sword on the inside of either arm.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your left foot toward 6:00 into a right neutral bow stance (facing 12:00), as you simultaneously execute a right extended outward block to the inner forearm of your opponent’s left punch.  Your left hand should be in a Positional Check, covering your solar-plexus.

     

    2. Immediately slide your right foot back into a cat stance.

     

    3. Without hesitation deliver a right front snap ball kick to your opponent's groin.  (Your kick should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Plant your right foot forward inside of your opponent’s left leg into a right neutral bow (facing 12:00), and while employing Marriage of Gravity, execute a right inward handsword strike to the left side of your opponent’s neck.  (Such action should cause your opponent to fall to the ground.)

     

    5. Immediately snap your right hand back to the left shoulder of your opponent to act as a check.

     

  •  4.  Deflecting Hammer  (Front: Right thrusting ball kick to groin)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to create distance while employing an angle change.  This is accomplished by your stepping away from, and out of the line of, your opponent's attack.  Since your opponent is employing a long-range weapon, emphasis is placed on the use of foot maneuvers.  Foot maneuvers are stressed because of the multiple benefits that they offer;

     

     An angle change that causes your body to be out of the Line of Attack.

     

     Simultaneous use of your foot maneuver and your blocking arm to insure the deflection of your opponent's attack.

     

     Coordination of your foot maneuver with your hand weapons

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your left foot toward 7:30 into a right neutral bow stance (to move out of your opponent’s Line of Attack), as you simultaneously execute a right downward diagonal block against the outside of your opponent’s right kicking leg.  Be sure to have your left hand check at your solar-plexus during your block.  (Your opponent’s body should turn slightly to his left when your block is properly executed.  Your block should additionally turn your opponent’s width and cause injury to his leg.)

     

    2. Without hesitation and while still in your right neutral bow, shuffle forward as your left hand checks inward, toward and between your opponent’s right shoulder and biceps.  Your right hand continues to circle and it will re-orbit into an inward elbow strike.  (Make sure your left hand checks your opponent’s forward momentum as well as the width of his upper body.)

     

    3. Just as you conclude your forward shuffle, execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s face.  This is done simultaneously “with” a left sliding check down and onto your opponent’s right elbow.  (Your action should cause your opponent’s head to snap back and possibly have your opponent drop to the ground.)

     

  •  5.  Captured Twigs  (Rear: Bear hug, around waist, with arms pinned)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how flank movements can provide you with exceptional access to rear targets.  It also teaches you how to adapt to an overwhelming attack in addition to recognizing the Availability of Targets and Availability of Weapons.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent’s arms around your arms, step off and to your left toward 9 o’clock with your left foot into a horse stance (while looking over your right shoulder), as you simultaneously pin your opponent’s hand to your body with your left hand.  Just as your weight settles into your horse stance execute a right back hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin.  (This action should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist and possibly release his grasp.)

     

    2. Immediately slide your right foot into a right cat stance (turning 90 degrees while facing 3 o’clock) as your left hand releases the pin, clears your opponent’s right arm, and covers in front of your face as a Positional Check.  Simultaneous with the action of your left arm have your right hand cover your groin and proceed to clear your opponent’s left arm.

     

    3. Execute a right heel stomp to your opponent’s left instep, causing your opponent to bend forward even further.

     

    4. Slide your right foot back toward 3:00 into a horse stance.  Immediately have your right forearm Contour up the middle of your opponent’s body as you execute a right vertical obscure elbow strike to the underside of your opponent’s chin.  Have your right arm snap back after the strike and cover your groin.  (Your opponent’s head should have been popped up and back and his body may also spiral away from you if done properly.)

     

  •  6.  The Grasp of Death  (Left flank: Right headlock)

    Theme: This technique is to acquaint you with a flank attack and one that is also a life-threatening attack.  It further introduces simple body and foot maneuvers.  When such positions are obtained they will thwart or decrease the effectiveness of your opponent's attack.  We encourage you to also learn from this technique the priorities of self preservation.

     

    1. With your head forced to bend forward and your opponent to your left flank (applying a headlock with his right arm), initiate your action by tucking your chin to the left and against your chest, as you grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand.  All of this is done as your right foot steps toward 12 o’clock into a right close kneel stance while simultaneously grabbing your opponent’s right inner thigh with your left hand pinching the flesh of that leg with as much strength as possible (Crab-Hand Pinch).  Your opponent will experience a horse-bite effect if it is done correctly.  Be sure you continue checking the outside of your opponent’s right leg with your left knee.  (Your opponent’s right knee may bend and double up or his leg may pop forward and up off the ground.  In addition your efforts should cause your opponent to loosen his grip.)

     

    2. As your opponent reacts to your pinch and partially or totally releases his grip, have your right hand bring his right arm over your head and down to your chest, making sure that your right elbow is anchored to aid you in controlling your opponent’s Height Zones.

     

    3. Immediately release the grip of your left hand and have your left foot step forward toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow stance as you simultaneously strike the back of your opponent’s right elbow with your left forearm while pulling in and toward you with your right hand.  (This action should cause your opponent to step forward with his left foot prior to bending over at the waist.)

     

    4. Roll your left forearm on the back of your opponent’s right elbow until your left forearm is parallel to the ground.  Now strike your left hand to your opponent’s right elbow.  While controlling your opponent’s right elbow with your left hand, pivot into a left forward bow, facing 10:30.  As you pivot execute a right snapping vertical punch to the base of your opponent’s skull, behind his right mastoid bone.  (This action should cause your opponent’s head to move away, and possibly followed by his body falling to the ground.)

     

  •  7.  Checking the Storm  (Front: Right overhead club attack)

    Theme: This technique involves a life-threatening overhead club attack.  Realizing that your opponent has a long-range weapon, your response is to move out of the Line of Attack with your feet and to also deviate the course of your opponent's weapon with your hand.  Although you must get out of the Line of Attack, it is extremely important that you remain within range to effectively counter your opponent's attack.  Proper positioning will also help you increase target exposure on your opponent.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, as your opponent swings his club in an overhead fashion, quickly step off to your right with your right foot toward 3 o’clock.  Simultaneously drag your left foot toward your right foot as you form a left 45 degree cat stance facing 10:30.  Without a break in the flow of your action execute a left extended outward handsword block to the inner wrist of your opponent’s right arm.  During the natural flow of your motion have your right hand precede your left hand as a right parry (executed in the manner of a right inward block) that stops, hand open, to act as a check in front of your solar-plexus.

     

    2. Immediately execute a left front snap ball kick to your opponent’s groin.  (This should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Plant your left foot (toward 10:00).  Be sure to properly gauge the distance between you and your opponent, as you deliver a right snapping knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee.  (Your action should cause your opponent’s right knee to bend out and away from you, but cause his head to move closer to you.)

     

    4. Plant your right foot toward 10:00 into a right neutral bow, and while employing Marriage of Gravity, execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left temple, as your left hand remains checking at your solar plexus.  (This action should drive your opponent’s head away from you and possibly cause his body to drop to the ground.)

     

  •  8.  Mace of Aggression  (Front: Two handed lapel grab)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is to convert what once was a defensive motion (when retreating) into an offense motion (when advancing) due to the depth factors.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent grabbing your lapel with both of his hands, while pulling you in and toward him, execute a right stomp on the arch of your opponent’s right foot.  Simultaneously strike diagonally through the bridge of your opponent’s nose with a right inward downward raking back knuckle strike (toward 10:30).  Have your left hand pin and check both of your opponent’s hands to your chest at the same time the stomp and strike are taking place.  (Your opponent’s knees should buckle from the stomp as your back knuckle strike breaks his nose and momentarily drives his head away.)

     

    2. Continue the motion of your right arm traveling horizontally and down, so your right arm strikes both of your opponent’s forearms which, in turn, will force your opponent to bend forward.

     

    3. Immediately execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw making sure that you follow through with your action.  (This will turn your opponent’s head to his right.)

     

    4. Without hesitation return with a right outward horizontal elbow strike to the right side of your opponent’s jaw.  (This will force your opponent away from you.)

     

  •  9.  Attacking Mace  (Front: Right straight punch to face)

    Theme: This technique favors grabbing checks to control your opponent.  It uses Reverse Motion twice.  In doing this reverse combination sequence the following can be observed: Left block then right punch. Right block then left punch.

     

    1. With your feet together, drop back with your right foot toward 6:00 into a left neutral bow stance (facing 12:00), as you execute a left inward block to the outside of your opponent’s right punch.  During this action your right hand cocks forward and slightly to the right of your solar plexus (fist clenched and palm up).  (You are turning the width of your opponent’s body.)

     

    2. Immediately pivot into a left forward bow stance as you execute a right straight thrust punch to the right lower ribcage of your opponent.  Make sure that your left hand is open as it checks your opponent’s right elbow.  (Your action should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist and to be forced back slightly.)

     

    3. Circle your right hand down, out, over and around your opponent’s right arm as your countergrab the outside of your opponent’s right wrist.  Immediately pull your opponent’s arm diagonally down past your right hip while simultaneously delivering a right roundhouse kick to his groin.  During this action, cock your left hand slightly above your left ribcage (fist clenched and palm up).  Your kick and pull should cause your opponent to bend forward even further, thus exposing his right kidney.)

     

    4. Drop forward into a right forward bow toward 12:00, while simultaneously executing a left snapping vertical punch to your opponent’s right kidney, “with” your right leg on and over the Line of Entry.  (Make sure your right knee is inside of your opponent’s right knee and pressing up against it.) Your punch combined with your buckle will drop your opponent to the ground as well as move him away from you.)

     

  • 10.  Sword and Hammer  (Right flank: Left hand shoulder grab)

    Theme: "With" is the theme of this technique.  You are pinning with your left hand as you simultaneously strike with your right outward handsword.  One move does not follow the other.  To repeat, they are both executed simultaneously.  The technique also teaches you to move into the semi unknown with confidence.  Internalize this technique and you'll prevent your opponent from activating other weapons.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally (facing 12 o’clock), your opponent (standing between 3 and 4 o’clock) grabs your right shoulder with his left hand.  Step off and to your right with your right foot toward 3 o’clock into a horse stance (with your head and eyes turned toward your opponent) while striking your opponent’s throat with a right outward handsword.  Simultaneous with this action, pin your opponent’s left hand to your right shoulder with your left hand.  (This action should cause your opponent’s head to move away from you.)

     

    2. As your opponent reacts to your handsword strike and bends backward, execute a right back hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent should then bend forward at the waist.)

     

  •  1.  Clutching Feathers  (Front: Left hand hair grab)

    Theme: This technique emphasizes how to counter your opponent's aggressive grab.  It stresses the importance of canceling his ensuing threats.  You are to check his actions by pinning his hand, anchoring your elbow, disrupting his balance, and causing pain to disrupt his ability to think clearly.  To accomplish this you are to additionally attack the best available target with the best available weapon in the least amount of time.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back toward 6 o'clock with your left foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  Simultaneously pin your opponent's left hand to your head with your left hand as you thrust a right vertical middle-knuckle fist to your opponent's left armpit.  (This action should cause your opponent to bend forward.)

     

    2. As your opponent begins to bend over and toward you, pivot into a right forward bow (facing 12:00) as you deliver a left thrusting heel palm strike to your opponent's jaw, simultaneous "with" a right extended outward block to the inside of your opponent's left forearm.  (Your opponent's head should snap back.)

     

    3. Immediately pivot back to a right neutral bow (facing 12:00) while delivering a right inward raking back knuckle strike diagonally across the bridge of your opponent's nose (to cause a corrugated effect).

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Without disrupting the flow and momentum of your right hand strike, pivot counterclockwise into a right reverse bow (while slightly altering your orbit), and convert your right hand into a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin.  Simultaneously have your left hand check near the right side of your face.

     

    5. Immediately pivot back to a right neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock, while executing a right outward back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face.  Simultaneously have your left hand positionally check.

     

    6. Utilizing Progressive Directional Harmony, have your left foot cross over and in front of your right foot into a left front twist stance, facing 12 o’clock.  Prior to planting your left foot execute a left vertical punch to your opponent’s sternum, simultaneous with a right horizontal forearm check, below your left punch.  As your left foot plants into the twist stance, execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s left maxillary hinge.  Simultaneous with this strike execute a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to his right maxillary hinge, thus causing a sandwiching effect.

     

    7. Simultaneously, thread a right knee kick to your opponent’s groin, execute a right outward heel palm strike to his solar plexus, execute a left inward five-finger circular claw across your opponent’s face.

     

    8. Commence by having your left hand hook around the left side of your opponent’s neck, and with your left elbow anchored, pull his head forward and down.  Then simultaneously drop into a right neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a right inward overhead hammerfist to the back of your opponent’s neck.

     

    9. Pivot into a transitional right reverse bow, as you roll your right forearm clockwise to hook your opponent’s head, guiding it down and toward your right leg.  Instantly flow into a right knee kick to your opponent’s face.

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your right knee kick, execute a right front crossover and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  2.  Triggered Salute  (Front: Right hand direct push)

    Theme: This technique teaches that even though your opponent's aggressive action may strike with force, you are to use that same force to your advantage.  Allow his action to trigger your reaction to overcome him.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent pushes your left shoulder with his right hand.  Immediately and simultaneously turn your left shoulder counterclockwise and ride your opponent's right push as you step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (between 11:00 and 12 :00), buckle the inside of your opponent's right knee with your right knee, thrust a right heel palm strike to your opponent's chin, as you have your left hand pin and check your opponent's right hand to your chest.  (Your opponent's head should snap back and away from you.)

     

    2. Forecasting the response of your opponent's upper body, frictionally slide your right hand down your opponent's right arm (Frictional Pull) while forming the shape of the crane (making sure to anchor your elbow), hook your opponent's right arm down and toward 5:30; Round the Corner with your right arm as you unhesitatingly deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's solar plexus.  (The Frictional Pull will bring your opponent's upper body forward and diagonally to his right.  The force of your elbow strike should make him bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. After following through with your right inward elbow strike, deliver a right outward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's right floating ribs.  (This should cause your opponent to bend even further.)

     

    4. Using Residual Torque , follow-up with a right outward horizontal back knuckle strike to your opponent's right floating ribs or kidney and immediately cock your right fist to your right hip.  (Your repeated follow-up should magnifying the damage to his ribs.)

     

    5. Without any loss of motion thrust a right vertical back knuckle strike up and under your opponent's chin (right fist is inverted and horizontal) while your left hand continues to pin your opponent's right hand against your left shoulder.  (This Contouring Fit should drive your opponent's head back.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    6. Immediately shift into a left rear crossover (toward 1:30) as you release your pinning left hand and convert it into a left inward diagonal five-finger claw to the right side of your opponent’s face, while executing a right back elbow strike (palm up) to your opponent’s solar plexus.  Have your left hand, as it passes through your opponent’s face, then guard your own face.  Have your right forearm flow into a sweeping check prior to your right elbow striking your opponent’s solar plexus.

     

    7. Without disturbing the flow of your momentum, have your right foot step inside of your opponent’s left leg toward 1:30 (with the knee slightly bent), convert your right leg into a right reverse bow as it buckles your opponent’s left knee from inside out, while executing a right downward hammerfist or heel palm strike to your opponent’s groin.  Continue to guard your face with your left hand.

     

    8. Without delay execute a right knee kick to your opponent’s right inner knee to buckle it out as well as to render pain.

     

    9. From the Point of Contact, of your knee kick, proceed into a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  •  3.  Dance of Death  (Front: Straight right punch, with left leg forward)

    Theme: This technique was designed to teach you the value of initiating your movements from their Points of Origin.  The technique also introduces Family Related Moves.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step toward 10:30 with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you get out of the Line of Attack.  Simultaneously deliver a left inward block toward and to the outside of your opponent's right punch (ending at or above the elbow) as your right arm hangs naturally to the right side of your body.  (Your inward block will nullify the width of your opponent's body.)

     

    2. Immediately pivot into a left forward bow (facing 12:00).  While still maintaining a left Bracing Angle Check to your opponent's right arm with your left hand, strike to your opponent's groin with a right underhand reverse handsword.  (This strike should cause your opponent to bend at the waist and possibly move back.)

     

    3. Immediately step through with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12:00), while your right inward elbow strikes horizontally to your opponent's right lower ribcage.  During this action your left hand Contours down the right side of your opponent's body, slides along his right leg (which is not the lead leg), grabs the back of your opponent's right knee and then pulls toward you, so that your left hand grab concludes at your opponent's right ankle.  (Be sure to have his right foot pass to the left and outside of your left thigh, and pin his right foot to your left hip with your left hand.) The pull and strike must counteract each other to be effective.  (Please refer to the Notes to study the What If factors that can alter your plans.)

     

    4. Use of precise synchronization of Body Momentum should help you to drop your opponent onto his back.  In anticipation of your opponent's left leg popping up (Unintentional Move), execute a right outward back knuckle strike to the inside of your opponent's left knee.  Immediately have your right hand continue in a "figure 8 pattern", drop into a right wide kneel stance, and while taking advantage of Marriage of Gravity execute a right inward downward handsword to your opponent's groin.  (Be conscious of the possibility of your opponent's legs drawing together.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    5. Now release your left hand grab and slide it from the outside of your opponent’s right heel to the top of his toes.  This is done while simultaneously grabbing the outside of your opponent’s right heel with your right hand.

     

    6. Immediately push down on your opponent’s toes with the heel of your left palm, while simultaneously pulling up and toward you, on the right outside heel of your opponent, with your right hand to explosively twist your opponent’s right ankle clockwise to sprain, or fracture, it.  All action on your opponent’s ankle is coordinated with your pivoting from a right neutral bow into a right forward bow, facing 12 o’clock.  Use your left hip as a contour guide.

     

    7. Follow through with your clockwise twist and rotate your opponent onto his stomach.

     

    8. Release the ankle grab and execute a left heel stomp to your opponent’s lower spine while simultaneously counterbalancing your action by switching your arms to the right side of your body.  (Your left forearm is horizontal, to the front of your stomach, with your palm facing in.  Your right arm is to the right of your right ribcage as if executing a right back elbow strike.)

     

    9. Immediately shift your entire body weight onto your left leg as you stand on top of your opponent’s spine, have your right leg close to your left leg and plant your right foot toward 4:30 so that it ends back and to the right of your opponent’s body.

     

    10. Lift your left leg off of your opponent’s spine, shift it back toward you (balancing your weight on your right leg), and as you re-plant it toward 10:30, have your left foot stomp and pinch your opponent’s right kidney before landing to the right of your opponent’s right ribcage.

     

    11. Immediately drop into a left wide kneel stance, and while taking advantage of Gravitational Marriage, have your left hand check your opponent’s right shoulder blade as you execute a right inward overhead handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck.

     

    12. Without delay raise up and execute a right heel stomp to your opponent’s upper spine.  This is done while simultaneously counterbalancing your action by switching your arms to the left side of your body.  (Your right forearm is horizontal, to the front of your stomach, with your palm facing in.  Your left arm is to the left of your left ribcage as if executing a left back elbow strike.)

     

    13. Immediately shift your entire body weight onto your right leg as you stand on top of your opponent’s upper spine, and have your left leg step through, and plant toward 10:30, so that it ends to the front and left of your opponent’s head, into a Zones of Sanctuary.

     

    14. Deliver a right back heel stomp to your opponent’s head.

     

    15. From the contact point of your stomp execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 10:30.

     

  •  4.  Thrusting Salute  (Front: Right step through kick)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how a well-placed block can create a notable Angle of Deflection.  When the first move is executed properly two benefits become apparent, (1) the block will cause greater exposure as it forces your opponent's body to turn outwardly, and (2) your initial reaction will residually move you out of the Line of Attack.  Such action diminishes the effectiveness of your opponent's kick, as well as subsequent follow-up moves.  Always be mindful of anticipating follow-up moves.  It prepares you for the unexpected.  In the case of this technique your opponent's kick could conceivably be followed by a right punch.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your right foot to 4:30 (to get you out of the Line of Attack) into a left neutral bow, as you deliver a left downward block to the inside of your opponent's right kicking leg.  Instantly recoil your left hand counterclockwise into a vertical position, to act as a Positional Check (hand open).  (Your downward block should deflect your opponent's right kicking leg out, to your left, and away from you.) During this action your right hand cocks near your right ribcage (palm up and fist clenched).

     

    2. Immediately execute a right front snap ball kick to your opponent's groin.  (Do not be surprised if your opponent violently bends forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot forward (toward 10:30) into a right neutral bow (inside of your opponent's right knee so that your right knee can check or buckle his right knee).  Simultaneously with the plant (while capitalizing on the forward momentum and Gravitational Marriage), execute a right torquing heel palm strike to your opponent's jaw (counterclockwise).  Have your left hand relocate its Positional Check near your right ribcage.  (This action should cause your opponent's head to snap back and possibly cause his entire body to move away from you.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    4. Without delay execute a left front crossover as you deliver a left vertical punch to your opponent’s solar plexus, simultaneous with a right outward horizontal heel palm strike across your opponent’s mid-section.  This action should momentarily check your opponent’s Width and Depth Zones as well as hurt and disturb his breathing.

     

    5. Immediately unwind and pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow, while simultaneously executing a left inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s right rib cage, as you have your right open hand cover, palm out, in front of your face.  Rapid explosive action will add to the effects of your Body Momentum, in terms of power.

     

    6. Pivot into a left forward bow as you have your left forearm and left hand check your opponent’s mid-section and left arm respectively (to check both Height Zones and Width Zones) while you deliver a right inward chopping punch to your opponent’s pubic bone.

     

    7. Without delay and with your left arm still checking, reverse the motion of your right arm as you execute a right inward overhead looping back knuckle punch (or strike) to the left temple of your opponent.

     

    8. Without disrupting the continuity of your looping back knuckle strike, have your right forearm and right hand loop down and check your opponent’s mid-section and right arm respectively (to check both Width and Height Zones) as you simultaneously deliver a left inward overhead looping back knuckle punch (or strike) to the right temple of your opponent.

     

    9. Again without disrupting the continuity of your left looping back knuckle strike, have both of your arms flow into positional checks as you execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

  •  5.  Gift of Destruction  (Front: Handshake)

    Theme: This technique was devised to acquaint you with the parallels that exist with similar types of attacks.  Recognizing these similarities will in turn teach you that identical answers can be duplicated.  Examination will indicate that a wrist grab is no more than a handshake that has missed its mark.  Therefore, although this technique is an unfriendly handshake you may basically counter it as you would a right cross wrist grab.

     

    1. With your right hand shaking your opponent's right hand, hop forward and slightly to your left to 11 o'clock, with your left foot, as your right hand Jerks your opponent's right hand toward, and diagonally down past your right hip (taking advantage of your opponent's dead weight to launch you forward).  This action is aided by rotating your right arm clockwise so that the palm of your right hand faces up.  This should aid you in properly exposing the joint of your opponent's right arm.

     

    2. With the above action, simultaneously strike in and against the joint your opponent's right elbow with your left heel palm, as you deliver a right knee kick to your opponent's groin.  (This dual action should check your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones, as well as force him to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, simultaneously buckle the inside of your opponent's right knee with your right knee, deliver a right inward elbow strike to the left side of your opponent's jaw, as your left hand checks down and on top of your opponent's right arm.  (This action should cause your opponent's head to move back and away from you.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Immediately slide your left foot counterclockwise (up the circle) toward 4:30 (into a right neutral bow) as you grab your opponent’s right shoulder with your right hand to pull your opponent down and toward you.  Simultaneously, and as part of the continuous flow of your left hand, execute a left inward heel palm five-finger claw to the right side of your opponent’s face.  (Because of the difference of distance of travel, your right hand shoulder grab should slightly precede the left heel palm claw strike.) When properly executed the Body Momentum of your left foot sliding up the circle should add to the force of your left heel palm strike and claw.  As part of the continuous flow of action have your right hand release its grab and positionally check low (in the vicinity of your navel).

     

    5. Without hesitation, pivot into a right forward bow as you execute a right outward raking back knuckle strike to the right side of the bridge of your opponent’s nose to break it.  As part of the continuous flow of action simultaneously thrust a left outward heel palm down on top of your opponent’s left hip.

     

    6. Immediately reverse the motion of your right hand and execute a right inward downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge in order to break or dislocate it.

     

    7. As you continue the flow of your right hammerfist strike (and without loss of Body Momentum), have your left foot shift a little to your right into a side horse stance, settle your weight, while simultaneously delivering a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s upper abdominal region (slightly looping - with your right elbow anchored).  Have your left hand switch and positionally check in front of your right chest.  (This strike should interrupt his breathing.)

     

    8. Execute a left front crossover toward 10:30, and during your transitional left front twist stance deliver a left thrusting vertical punch to the left side of your opponent’s head.  During this action have your right arm check horizontally in front of you to cancel your opponent’s arms.

     

    9. Thread a right knee kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee.

     

    10. From the Point of Contact (of your right knee kick) diversify your Angle of Attack by dropping your right foot toward 1:30 into a right reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  Simultaneous with this action deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm claw to the right side of your opponent’s face, and a right downward heel palm to his groin.

     

    11. From the Point of Contact (of your buckle) execute a right front crossover and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  •  6.  Locking Horns  (Front headlock)

    Theme: This technique was developed to acquaint you with one of the more common attacks prevalent in today's environment.  It is an attack that normally occurs prior to a series of follow-up strikes.  It is imperative that you counter locks, or chokes, while simultaneously utilizing offenses and defensive responses.

     

    1. With your feet in line with each other and your body bent forward (caused by your opponent applying a front headlock using his right arm to lock you with) simultaneously step forward with your right foot toward 11 o'clock into a right wide kneel stance between your opponent's legs, deliver a right underhand reverse handsword to your opponent's groin, have your left hand check just above your opponent's right knee while turning your chin to the left and tucking it against your chest to prevent your opponent from cutting off your air supply.  (Your opponent should loosen his grip and bend forward at the waist.  Depending on the effectiveness of your strike, your opponent's legs can conceivably move back and away from you.)

     

    2. Immediately follow-up with a right vertical obscure elbow strike to the underside of your opponent's jaw, "with" your left hand still checking the knee, and while keeping low in your right neutral bow.  (This elbow strike should force your opponent's head up in preparation for the next strike.)

     

    3. After snapping your opponent's jaw upward with your right obscure elbow, simultaneously shuffle forward, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of your opponent's jaw, along with a left heel palm strike that hooks in and to the right side of your opponent's jaw.  (The force of this sandwich may cause your opponent to pass out and fall to the ground.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Left front crossover (toward 12 o’clock) into a left front twist stance as your execute a right outward horizontal back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right floating ribs, simultaneous with a left heel palm push-down strike to your opponent’s solar plexus (fingers are horizontal and pointed in).  Your left arm is over that of your right arm.

     

    5. Without delay, deliver a right knee kick to your opponent’s groin.  This action is done while threading your kick from your left front twist stance.

     

    6. From the position of your right knee kick, immediately have your right foot stomp your opponent’s right instep.

     

    7. With your right foot still planted on your opponent’s right foot, have your left foot cross back of your right foot and stomp his left instep.

     

    8. Left step through reverse, right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  7.  Lone Kimono   (Front: Left hand lapel grab)

    Theme: This technique was devised because of the common practice of most Americans to grab their opponents by the shirt.  The theme is similar to that of Clutching Feathers.  As you'll discover, similar attacks may be countered by similar principles and/or slight alterations of these principles.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back toward 6 o'clock with your left foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12:00).  Simultaneously pin your opponent's left hand to your chest, as you rotate your left hand clockwise to expose and properly position his left elbow, while delivering a right upward forearm strike against his left elbow just above the joint to cause the elbow to break.  (This action can cause your opponent to rise up on the tips of his toes.)

     

    2. Immediately circle your right arm counterclockwise (over and down) and convert it into an inward-downward strike to your opponent’s left forearm.  Complete this strike with your right palm up, and your left hand checking high.  Make sure that your opponent’s left arm is driven diagonally and down to your left.  (This move should now cancel your opponent’s Width and Height Zones.)

     

    3. With your action forcing your opponent’s head and body down and toward 7:30, Round Off The Corner with your right hand and immediately execute a right snapping outward handsword strike to the right side of your opponent's neck.  Be sure to maintain a left hand check in the Neutral Zone.

     

    4. Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back toward 6 o'clock with your left foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12:00).  Simultaneously pin your opponent's left hand to your chest, as you rotate your left hand clockwise to expose and properly position his left elbow, while delivering a right upward forearm strike against his left elbow just above the joint to cause the elbow to break.  (This action can cause your opponent to rise up on the tips of his toes.)

     

    2. Immediately have your left foot slide toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow facing 10:30 (Shorting the Circle) as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s solar plexus.  Your left hand continues to check your opponent’s left arm.

     

    3. Pivot into a right forward bow, facing 10:30, as you execute a right extended outward block to the inside of your opponent’s left arm.  Since this move is traveling in a Geometric Path of Action it is likely that you will also rake a back knuckle strike across your opponent’s face.  Simultaneous with this action execute a left thrusting heel palm strike to your opponent’s throat.

     

    4. Shuffle your left foot to your right foot, pivot counterclockwise, as you execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee.  Simultaneously deliver a right inward handsword to the left side of your opponent’s neck.  (The kick should make contact a 1/4 beat before the handsword.) Have your left hand positionally check near your solar plexus.

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, execute a right front crossover and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

  •  8.  Glancing Salute  (Front: Right hand cross push)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to ride the force of an aggressive action.  Aside from your pivoting to get you out of the Line of Attack, it residually nullifies the effect of your opponent's push.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, while your opponent pushes your right shoulder with his right hand, step forward and slightly to your left (11 o'clock) with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 :00), pivot to your right into a right forward bow toward 3:00 (to ride the force of your opponent's push) as your right arm pins your opponent's right wrist to the right side of your chest, along with the execution of a left inward vertical forearm strike against the joint of your opponent's right elbow to cause a break.  (This action should cause your opponent to turn counterclockwise, as well as cancel his width zones.)

     

    2. Pivot to your left (toward 12 o'clock) into a left forward bow as your left had pins your opponent's right arm to his body, and simultaneously execute a right thrusting heel palm strike to his jaw.  (The action of your left pinning hand should bring your opponent's head down and forward into your right heel palm strike.  This strike should force his head up and back.)

     

    3. Have your right hand circle to the right of your opponent's face as it then hooks around and back of his neck (forming the shape of the crane), as your right hand pulls your opponent's head down and toward the ground (Anchoring your right elbow in the process) while executing a right knee kick to your opponent's stomach.  (Your opponent's strength should wane, with his feet moving back and away from you.)

     

    4. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, as your right knee checks (and possibly buckles) the inside of your opponent's right knee.  Simultaneous with the plant (while capitalizing on your forward momentum and Gravitational Marriage), execute a right inward elbow strike to your opponent's face, as your left hand pins your opponent's right arm to his body.  (This should cause your opponent's head to move up and back.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    5. Execute a left rear crossover, simultaneous with a right outward heel palm strike to your opponent’s solar plexus (diagonally downward), and a left inward horizontal heel palm/claw to your opponent’s face.

     

    6. Immediately slide your right foot toward 1:30 (on the inside of your opponent’s left knee, being sure to keep your right knee bent during the transition).  Stiffen your right knee at the very instant you plant your right foot into a right reverse bow.  This action should have your right leg buckle your opponent’s left knee from the inside out.  Simultaneous with the action execute a right downward heel palm strike to your opponent’s groin.  Have your left hand positionally check to the right side of your opponent’s face.

     

    7. Have your left hand wrap around the left side of your opponent’s neck, and with your elbow anchored pull him down into a right over-the-shoulder back knuckle strike to the face.

     

    8. Without delay execute a right knee kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee to buckle him outward (clockwise).  During the kick have your hands continue to check high.

     

    9. As your right knee travels through your opponent’s right knee pivot clockwise and plant your right foot into a right front twist stance, facing your opponent.  As you plant, execute a left inward two-finger hook to your opponent’s eyes.

     

    10. Left step through reverse into a right neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a right outward back knuckle to your opponent’s face.

     

    11. Right front crossover and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  •  9.  Five Swords  (Front: Right step through roundhouse punch)

    Theme: In this technique environment dictates that you cannot move back, nor is it feasible for you to move to the outside of your opponent's right punch.  With your choice of action limited, you must learn to move forward and to the inside of his punch.  Your timing is of utmost importance.  You must time your actions so that your block meets his right arm with success while contemplating checking the left arm of your opponent.  This action will delay the use of your opponent's left arm and give yourself ample time to strike him.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) while checking the inside of your opponent's right knee with your right knee.  Simultaneously execute a right inward block to the inside of your opponent's right forearm, while using your left hand to check high at your opponent's wrist.  (The effect of both actions is to expose the width of his body.)

     

    2. Immediately strike to the right side of your opponent's neck with a right outward handsword.  (This action should help to nullify the Height Zones, Width Zones and Depth Zones of your opponent.)

     

    3. Pivot into a right forward bow (facing 12 o'clock), as you execute a left five-finger thrust to your opponent's eyes (palm down) while your right hand cocks to your right hip (fist clenched and palm up).  (The effect of this poke should snap your opponent's head back and away from you.)

     

    4. Having your opponent's head to move away from you should cause his midsection to jut forward.  Take advantage of this anticipated response by pivoting into a right neural bow, execute a right uppercut punch to your opponent's stomach as your left hand becomes a Cocking check (guarding horizontally and palm down) near your right biceps.  (This action should result in your opponent bending over at the waist.)

     

    5. With your opponent now bending over, immediately have your left foot slide counterclockwise (toward 4:30) into a right forward bow (while now facing 10:30), as your left outward handsword strikes to the left side of your opponent's neck.  Your right hand acts as a Positional Check against any potential danger from your opponent's left arm.

     

    6. Without hesitation, and while pivoting into a right neutral bow, have your left hand (during the interim) hook to the left side of, as well as on top of, your opponent's neck, to aid you in pulling his head down if necessary.  Within the double flow (the Circular Movements of both of your hands) of your action, execute a right inward handsword to the back of your opponent's neck.  At the time your right handsword strikes, your left hand should be checking low.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    7. Immediately (from your left hand checking position) execute a left inward-upward heel palm under your opponent’s chin.  Instantly convert this strike into a left inward five-finger circular claw across your opponent’s face, as your right hand cocks (palm up) to the left side of your heart.  This action should turn your opponent’s head toward you.

     

    8. Instantly pivot counterclockwise into a right reverse bow as you execute a right outward handsword to the right side of your opponent’s neck (diagonally upward).

     

    9. From your right reverse bow deliver a right back stiff-leg lifting kick to your opponent’s groin.  (Drag your left foot toward your right foot, if you need to gauge your distance.)

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 10.  Buckling Branch  (Front: Left step through straight kick)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is similar to Thrusting Salute except that you are now blocking on the outside of your opponent's left leg instead of the inside of his right leg.  Like Thrusting Salute, this technique teaches you how a well placed block can create a notable Angle of Deflection.  If executed properly two benefits become apparent, (1) the block will cause greater exposure as it forces your opponent's body to turn outwardly, and (2) your initial action will residually move you out of the Line of Attack.  Such action diminishes the effectiveness of your opponent's kick, as well as subsequent follow-up moves.  Always be mindful of anticipating follow-up moves.  It prepares you for the unexpected.  In the case of this technique your opponent's kick could conceivably be followed by a left punch.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with both feet together, step back with your right foot toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow.  Simultaneously block your opponent’s left kick with a left downward block (from the outside) as your right hand positionally checks.  Instantly recoil your left hand counterclockwise into a diagonal position as a Positional Check.  (Your intent is to generate pain to your opponent’s left leg, as well as to increase the width of his body from your deflection.)

     

    2. With your opponent’s back turning toward you, deliver a right front snap ball kick to your opponent’s groin (entering from the rear).  (This should make your opponent bend over at the waist.  Both you and your opponent should be facing 10:30.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot forward (again toward 10:30) into a right front twist stance (modifying it if necessary), and deliver a left knife-edge kick to the inside and back of your opponent’s right knee (keeping both of your hands open and in a defensive position).  (This kick should buckle your opponent to his knees.)

     

     Have your left kick flow into a left front crossover and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    4. From the contact point of your left knife-edge kick, have your left foot plant toward 9:30 into a transitory left reverse bow.

     

    5. Immediately twist (counterclockwise and in-place) into a left front rotating twist stance, check your opponent’s left shoulder blade with your left hand, execute a right inward overhead hammerfist strike to the front of his solar plexus, having it travel over your opponent’s left shoulder, followed by a right knee kick to your opponent’s middle spine.

     

    6. Replant your right foot back to its Point of Origin as you immediately pivot clockwise into a left reverse bow while executing a right vertical upward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s chin and face, followed by a left inward heel palm claw to the left side of his jaw.  (Execute your left arm in a stiff-arm manner, using Body Fusion.

     

    7. Without delay, shift your left foot counterclockwise (toward 5:30), drop into a right close kneel stance as you execute a right underhand back knuckle strike to your opponent’s head (slight stiff-arm using Body Fusion), as he is dropping.

     

    8. Immediately leap and pivot counterclockwise in the air, and land on your left foot while simultaneously executing a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent’s sternum.  (This kick is similar to that used in “Leap of “Death”).

     

    9. Have your right foot flow into a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 11.  Scraping Hoof  (Rear: Full Nelson)

    Theme: The theme of this technique focuses on your opponent's hold which not only can inflict pain, but control and restrict your movements as well.  Unfortunately, there are some who believe that holds of this nature control and restrict the use of all of the three dimensions.  This is not so.  Although your opponent may limit the use of your weapons, not all dimensions are restricted at any one time.  Other natural weapons can function in other dimensions.  As an example, there are many who might cock their leg to kick, or stomp, their opponent's leg, or foot, and fail to use the cocking motion as a strike.  This technique teaches you that by dropping your weight (on to your left leg) you will be able to generate an effective strike during the upward motion of your right leg before striking down with that same leg.

     

    1. While in a Full Nelson, thrust both of your fists toward the ground (to help free you from your opponent's grasp and to pin his arms to your body).  Simultaneous with this action cheat your left foot toward your right foot, as you straighten your knees, back, and neck into a full upright position.  (The intent here is to have your opponent focus his attention on your arms and the pressure applied to your neck.)

     

    2. Immediately bend your left knee (Reverse Marriage of Gravity) as you deliver a right back side scooping heel kick to your opponent's left inner knee, followed by a right knife-edge kick to your opponent's right shin, replaced by a scrape down his right shin, and concluding with a right stomp on top of his right instep with the heel of your right foot.  (This sequence of action should buckle your opponent's legs as well as move his legs outward.)

     

     Step with your right foot to 11:00 and left front crossover and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    3. From your right stomp, vigorously shoot (while sliding) your right foot back toward 7:30 into a right reverse bow to buckle your opponent's left leg from the inside out.  Simultaneously guard and cover with your hands and arms throughout this maneuver.

     

    4. Immediately execute a left front crossover (toward 4:30) and step out toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow (angle switching) as you buckle your opponent's right knee from inside out.  This action should force your opponent onto his back with his legs spread apart.

     

    5. Without delay execute a left rear crossover followed by a right back thrusting heel kick to your opponent's groin (while he's still on his back).

     

    6. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 12.  Grip of Death  (Left flank: Right arm headlock)

    Theme: The headlock is a very common attack used especially by people with wrestling experience.  Internalize the importance of simultaneously responding with offenses and defenses principles.  The simultaneous and spontaneous explosion will proportionally help you protect yourself.

     

    1. With your opponent applying a headlock from your left side, step forward and to your left (to 10:30) with your right foot into a right close kneel stance (checking the outside of your opponent's right knee with your left knee), while turning your head to the left and tucking your chin against your chest.  Simultaneously deliver a right hammerfist to your opponent's groin and a left hammerfist to your opponent's left kidney.  (This action should buckle your opponent.)

     

    2. Immediately circle your left arm over your opponent's right shoulder, have the fingers of your left hand press under your opponent's nose and vigorously force your opponent's head back (or depending upon the circumstances, have your left hand grab your opponent's hair), using the top and back of his shoulder as a fulcrum.  (This should cause sharp pain to his philtrum, as you also cancel his Height Zones.)

     

    3. Without delay pivot into a left forward bow toward 6 o'clock and while taking advantage of your Rotational Force deliver a right heel palm strike to your opponent's chin while executing a left sliding check down your opponent's right arm, ending at the elbow.  (Make sure that the head of your opponent, in either of the above cases, is arched, forced back and pressed down to minimize your opponent's leverage and to control his Height Zones.

     

     Pivot back to a left neutral bow.  Left front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    4. With your left foot positioned back and slightly to the right of your opponent's right leg, execute a left front crossover sweep against your opponent's right foot (toward 10:30).  Follow through with your left sweep so that it settles into a left front twist stance (toward 10:30).  This action should force your opponent's right foot forward (toward 10:30), spread his legs, and disturb his balance.  At this point his right leg has become his lead leg with his left leg situated to the rear.  Your left hand still maintains a pinning check against your opponent's right arm as your right hand positionally checks to the left of your face

     

    5. With you now basically positioned behind your opponent, have your right foot shift very slightly (clockwise) toward 6 o'clock.  This is just a short step (while still remaining in your left front twist stance) to help you align yourself for the next move.  Immediately shoot your left foot back toward 7:30 into a left reverse bow to outwardly buckle your opponent's left inner knee.  Have both hands and arms checking your opponent's back, left hand low and right hand high.

     

    6. From your left reverse bow execute a left snapping knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent's right knee.  This should bring him onto his knees.  Continue checking with your hands.

     

    7. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover toward 4:30 and momentarily settle into a right rear twist stance.

     

    8. Immediately pivot clockwise and execute a right spinning back heel kick to your opponent's upper spine.  (Type of kick or target selection can alter depending upon circumstances.)

     

    9. From the position of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 13.  Crossing Talon  (Front: Right cross wrist grab)

    Theme: Wrist grabs are used to force you to an undesired direction.  It is a common scene on the street.  To conquer this grab you must learn to maximize your efforts by harmoniously utilizing the force of your entire body when striking.  This is especially true if your opponent is stronger than you.  It is difficult to counter his strength with only the force of your arms.  Consequently, employing your entire body, at the proper angle, with the proper timing is necessary.

     

    1. With your opponent's right hand grabbing your right wrist, countergrab his right wrist with your right hand as your left foot steps toward 1:30 (traveling in front of your opponent) into a left neutral bow, as you strike your opponent's right elbow with a left inward vertical forearm, while your right hand pulls in, toward, and past your right hip.  (The effect of this action is to sprain, or break, your opponent's right elbow, and force him to bend over, which automatically checks his Height Zones.)

     

    2. Continue to pull your opponent's arm to your right (in a dipping manner) while using your left forearm to force your opponent's head down with the possibility of your opponent's head striking your left knee.

     

    3. Immediately deliver a left outward elbow strike to your opponent's right jaw hinge or temple (palm up, or down, depending on circumstances).  (This action may cause your opponent to pass out and drop toward the ground.)

     

    4. Immediately follow-up with a left heel palm strike and five-finger rip to your opponent's face while using your opponent's shoulder and back as a fulcrum to leverage, contour check, and enhance your action.  Continue the clockwise rotation of your left elbow and execute a left inward overhead downward elbow strike to the upper spine of your opponent.  (This action should cause your opponent's body to stoop toward the ground.)

     

    5. Follow up with a left downward heel palm strike to the back of your opponent's left mastoid.  As your left hand continues to push your opponent's head down, simultaneously deliver a right knee strike to your opponent's face, thus causing a sandwiching effect.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)

     

     Replant your right foot to its Point of Origin.  Left front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    6. Replant your right foot to its Point of Origin as you have your left hand slide down your opponent's right arm, grab the back of your opponent's right hand (your left hand should grab, palm down, with your left thumb closest to you), while you simultaneously have your right hand also grab the back of your opponent's right hand.  (Your right hand should match your left hand only to the opposite side of your opponent's right hand.)

     

    7. Immediately have your left foot step back (traveling in a tight clockwise circle) toward 6 o'clock as you pin your opponent's right hand to your right hip with both of your hands, and quickly pivot counterclockwise, while vigorously twisting both of your hands to snap (break) your opponent's wrist.  To insure the desired effect keep your opponent's right hand against your right hip when applying the snap (break).  Simultaneous with the wrist snap (break), execute a right roundhouse kick to your opponent's solar plexus, or face, and force your opponent to the ground, face up, while still maintaining both wrist grabs.  (Maintain constant pressure on your opponent's right wrist as you plant your right foot, as a gauging leg, alongside the right ribcage of your opponent.)

     

    8. With your opponent now on his back shift your right hand under (reverse it counterclockwise and palm up) your opponent's right wrist and grab.  Have your left hand assist the grab of your right hand grab.  Once both grabs are secure twist your opponent's hand and arm clockwise.  This is done while simultaneously pivoting clockwise into a left reverse bow while both hands continue grabbing.

     

    9. Without delay cock your left leg and deliver a left thrusting knife-edge kick to the right side of your opponent's neck as both of your hands pull up and toward you to cause a possible shoulder dislocation.  Release your opponent's right hand, letting it drop.

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your left kick execute a left front crossover sweep of your opponent's right arm, and continue out with a double cover out in the direction of 7:30.

     

  • 14.  Repeating Mace  (Front: Left hand step through lunging push)

    Theme: Your entire body and limbs are conditioned to move from the Point of Origin to: (1) get out of the Line of Attack without emphasizing a block, (2) harmonize your strike with the momentum delivered from your Body Rotation, and (3) harmonize your strike with the forward momentum of your opponent (Borrowed Force).

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, simultaneously have your left foot slide back toward 4:30 (up the circle) into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock), as your left hand hooks on top and to the outside of your opponent's left elbow (left palm is up like a waiter carrying a tray) while you simultaneously deliver a right inward raking hammerfist to your opponent's left kidney.

     

    2. Without stopping the flow of your action loop a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's left ribcage (as you settle into your right neutral bow stance).  (The effect of these two strikes is to first have your opponent's midsection move forward and turn clockwise to his right.  The second strike should turn him counterclockwise and force him to bend over at the waist.)

     

    3. Immediately shift your weight onto your left leg and deliver a right looping inward downward roundhouse kick to complement the angle of your opponent's left thigh and strike the top of his left calf from the back of his knee (utilizing your right instep).  (This action should buckle his left knee and force him on his knees.) Position your left hand low with your right hand cocked to the left side of your chest.

     

     Without planting your right foot, right front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    4. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, immediately plant your right foot to its Point of Origin.  Proceed into a left front crossover (left front twist stance) toward 10:30 as you execute (from the Point of Origin of your right hand) a right downward hammerfist to your opponent’s sternum, or face (traveling from up to down, left to right, over your opponent’s left arm) .  (Take advantage of your Body Momentum when executing the left front crossover along with your right downward hammerfist strike.) Have your left hand check on top of your opponent’s left arm during the transition.

     

    5. From your left front twist stance pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow as you deliver a left thrusting heel palm up and under your opponent’s jaw.  Simultaneously have your right hand slide and check your opponent’s left arm (fingers pointed to the left, thumb down, and palm out).  Your action should now cause your opponent to turn, lose his balance, as well as be directed toward 10:30.

     

    6. Without any hesitation pivot clockwise (180 degrees) and execute a right spinning back heel kick to the front of your opponent’s mid-section (toward 10:30) thus forcing him to the ground (onto his back) with his head pointed toward 10:30, with his feet on the ground and his knees up.

     

    7. Have your right foot plant toward your opponent into a transitory right reverse cat (to gauge the distance and Angle of Entry for your next moves).  Immediately have your left foot hop between your opponent’s legs (while your back is still facing your opponent) and deliver a right back scoop kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.

     

    8. Reverse the flow of your right foot and execute a right stiff-leg kick to the inside and under your opponent’s right leg.  This should further spread your opponent’s legs.

     

    9. Plant your right foot to the inside of your opponent’s right leg (while looking over your right shoulder and immediately execute a left rear crossover heel stomp to your opponent’s groin.

     

    10. As your opponent reacts to the stomp and raises his head, execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to his throat, chin, or face.

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your right kick execute a right front crossover and in the process have your right foot sweep and scrape the shin, instep, and foot of your opponent’s right leg.

     

    12. Continue having your right foot crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  • 15.  Shielding Hammer  (Front: Left step through hooking punch)

    Theme: This technique (like Sword of Destruction) teaches you how to increase distance, while blocking your opponent's extended arm with your forward arm.  It trains you to block and counter immediately with the same hand.  It further teaches that after striking with the uppercase of your arm on the forward motion, you may follow-up with the lower case, of the same arm, on the Reverse Motion.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your left foot toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you deliver a right extended outward block to the inside of your opponent's left forearm.  Your left hand should be in a Positional Check off of your right rib cage.

     

    2. Immediately deliver a right inward raking back knuckle strike diagonally in and down across the bridge of your opponent's nose (striking toward 10:30 to insure Depth of Penetration).  (This action should turn your opponent's head clockwise or to his right.)

     

    3. Shuffle forward while continuing the counter clockwise motion with your right hand and follow-up with a right horizontal dipping outward elbow strike to your opponent's solar plexus.  Your left hand should be checking high.  (This should cause your opponent to lose his breath and bend forward at the waist.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Without delay left front crossover toward 12 o’clock (into a left front twist stance) as you execute a left vertical punch to your opponent’s sternum, simultaneous with a right downward hammerfist to his groin.

     

    5. Immediately pivot clockwise out of your left front twist stance, as you execute a right upward (obscure) elbow strike to your opponent’s jaw while cocking your left hand palm up (in anticipation of the next move) replaced by a right vertical upward heel palm strike to your opponent’s jaw, succeeded by a right vertical upward five-finger ripping claw to your opponent’s face and concluding with a left downward torquing heel palm strike to your opponent’s solar plexus, or sternum (heel of palm out, fingers in), at the precise moment you settle into a left neutral bow stance.  This should drive your opponent back.

     

    6. Without disrupting your flow of action, pivot clockwise (180 degrees) as you execute a right spinning back heel kick to your opponent’s groin.

     

    7. Plant your right foot toward 12 o’clock, gauging your distance in the process, and execute a left back thrusting heel kick to your opponent's sternum.

     

    8. From the position of you left kick proceed into a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

  • 16.  Striking Serpent's Head  (Front: Bear hug - arms free)

    Theme: The theme of this technique lies in the initial approach of countering the attack.  It introduces the idea of approaching an opponent's target from the rear.  Its obscure delivery is such that the opponent is oblivious to the impending strike.

     

    1. As you drop back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock), have your left hand hook around and back of your opponent's head so that your left inner knuckle strikes to your opponent's left temple or mastoid, while your right hand cocks into a half fist at chest level (palm up above your opponent's arms).  (The outcome of this action should be that your opponent is dazed.)

     

    2. Continue your action by having your left hand grab and pull your opponent's hair back (grab above the forehead), pivoting into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock) and executing a right snapping half fist to your opponent's throat (palm down).  Immediately return to your left neutral bow after the half fist strike.  Have your left forearm act as a supporting brace when executing your right half fist to increase the effectiveness of your strike.  This supporting brace contributes to the principle of sandwiching.

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    3. From your left neutral bow instantly have your left foot slide back into a left cat stance as your left hand claws vertically down across your opponent's face.  The body momentum (Gravitational Marriage) obtained during your slight drop into your left cat stance should add to the effectiveness of your claw.  Have your right hand check and cover in a neutral position.

     

    4. Switch by shifting your left foot alongside of your right foot (to the left and parallel to your right foot (back to front switch) while grabbing your opponent's right wrist with your left hand and immediately step toward 11 o'clock with your right foot as you buckle the inside of your opponent's right knee, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to his left ribcage, while you simultaneously settle into a right neutral bow.  Your opponent at this point should begin to fall backwards.  Maintain the grab with your left hand.

     

    5. With your left hand still grabbing have your right foot circle (clockwise) around and back of your opponent's right foot to buckle the back of his right knee as your right hand contours clockwise, around, behind, and up your opponent's back concluding with a right arm hold to the left side of his neck using the back of his left shoulder as a fulcrum.

     

    6. Immediately slide your left foot back and toward 4:30 as you drop down into a right wide kneel stance while pulling, forcing, and guiding your opponent's spine down, and onto your right knee, with your right hand.

     

    7. Release your left hand grab and have it shift to your opponent's chest to pin and check his action.  Simultaneously have your right arm slide counterclockwise under your opponent's back, circle overhead (to your right), and convert into a right inward overhead hammerfist strike to his heart with your right knee acting as a supporting brace.  Your opponent's head should be pointed in the direction of 9:30.

     

    8. Execute a left downward thrusting heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent's ribs as you push him forward, while simultaneously sliding your right foot back and toward you to form a right cat stance.  When done correctly, this action should leave instant space under your opponent so that the ground assists you in injuring him further.

     

    9. With your opponent now on the ground, on his back and face up, immediately execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to his face.

     

    10. From the position of your right kick proceed into a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 17.  Locked Wing  (Rear: Hammer lock)

    Theme: This hammerlock is a common attack used from the rear.  It is especially used by people with wrestling, jujitsu, or law enforcement experience.  You must act quickly to prevent your opponent from injuring you or directing you into a more undesirable predicament.  It is a technique where you can turn the table on your opponent.  What appears to be a disadvantage can readily be converted to an advantage.

     

    1. With your opponent locking your right arm, step back to your right with your left foot (toward 4:30) into a right neutral bow (with your head still facing 12 o'clock) as your right hand countergrabs your opponent's right wrist.  (Try to place your left leg inside as well as against your opponent's right leg).

     

    2. Immediately pivot your entire body counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (or horse depending on circumstance, facing 6 o'clock) while delivering a left outward elbow strike to your opponent's left jaw.  (This strike should drive your opponent's head back and away from you and in the process hyperextend his right arm.)

     

    3. Circle your left arm over and under (counterclockwise) your opponent's right elbow as you pivot to your right (toward 10:30) into a right forward bow.  With this action strike the back of your opponent's right elbow with the inner portion of your left elbow.  Resembling a left uppercut punch, it is used to break or dislocate your opponent's right elbow.  (This action should prop your opponent up and bring his body around toward 12 o'clock.)

     

    4. While applying steady pressure on your opponent's right elbow, drop back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock).  Immediately release your right hand as you deliver a right knee strike to your opponent's chest synchronized "with" a right inward overhead heel palm strike to the back of your opponent's neck thus causing a sandwiching effect.  Your left arm is still controlling your opponent's right arm in the process.  (This action should stagger your opponent.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 6:00.

     

    5. Follow through by planting your right foot forward and toward 11 o'clock into a right neutral bow.  As you drop have your right heel palm slide down and contour the left side of your opponent's face, having all of the fingers of your right hand reach beyond the bridge of his nose.

     

    6. Without delay execute a right five finger claw across your opponent's face as that hand pulls and rips toward you.  Simultaneously have your left hand (that is controlling your opponent's right arm) reach under your opponent's right armpit and grab as well as squeeze the meaty portion of the right side of his chest, with your left hand.

     

    7. Shift your left foot counterclockwise (toward 1:30) as your right hand is now used to grab and pull your opponent's left shoulder counterclockwise and toward you, while simultaneously having your left hand switch to the back and top of your opponent's right shoulder as it is then used to push him away.

     

    8. As your opponent’s body turns counterclockwise 180 degrees, drop into a right wide kneel stance, facing 7:30 and vigorously force your opponent’s spine onto your right knee.  Your opponent should be positioned so that his feet are toward 7:30 and his head is toward you.  (This should cause intolerable pain.)

     

    9. With your opponent on your right knee execute a right upward back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw, as your right hand continues its action and converts into a right five-finger claw across his face, and flows counterclockwise into a right inward overhead hammerfist strike to your opponent’s heart or left collar bone.

     

    10. Accentuate the fall of your opponent onto his back (so that he hits the ground with force, in hope of further injury) by sliding your right foot back and toward 12 o’clock and immediately pivot clockwise into a right close kneel stance, facing 10:30, as your left knee drops with energetic force onto your opponent’s throat.

     

    11.   Spring up and execute a left back heel stomp kick to your opponent’s face.

     

    12. From your left stomp proceed into a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.

     

  • 18.  Obscure Wing  (Right flank: Left hand shoulder grab)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is to initiate your counter from your Point of Origin as well as from within the confines of your opponent's Obscure Zones.

     

    1. With your feet together and your opponent's left hand grabbing your right shoulder, have your right foot drop to 3:00 into a horse stance (while looking at your opponent).  Simultaneously deliver a right back elbow strike to your opponent's solar plexus as your left hand pins and checks your opponent's left hand to your right shoulder.  (Your opponent should begin to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Deliver a right back hammerfist down to your opponent's groin (optionally, follow up with a right hand grab to your opponent's testicles).  (This action will cause your opponent to bend even further.)

     

    3. Immediately follow up with a right snapping obscure elbow strike to your opponent's chin; making sure that your right arm follows the Contour of your opponent's body.  (Your opponent's head should snap back and away from you.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    4. Immediately shoot your right foot back to seven o'clock into a right reverse bow (to buckle opponent) as you deliver a right (over the shoulder) back knuckle strike to your opponent's face.

     

    5. Without hesitation, have your left and right hands grab your opponent's right neck and jerk his head down as you deliver a right knee kick to your opponent's face.

     

    6. Plant your right foot slightly forward (toward 12 o'clock) into a shallow right neutral bow and immediately step back to six o'clock with your left foot, jerk, and flip your opponent on to his back.

     

    7. Go into a left front crossover, only this time have your left foot sweep across your opponent's head and face (toward 12 o'clock).

     

    8. Immediately hop into the air (counterclockwise) and as your left foot plants, deliver a right roundhouse kick to your opponent's solar plexus while he is still on his back.

     

    9. Now have your right foot sweep across while striking his jaw, face, and other parts of the head (toward 6 o'clock).  Then have your right foot end in a right front twist stance.

     

    10. From your right front twist stance, cover out twice toward 7 o'clock.

     

  • 19.  Reversing Mace  (Front: Left step thorough straight punch)

    Theme: This technique introduces the concept of Shortening the Circle.  By moving Up the Circle you can increase the depth of your action and weaken the force of your opponent's strike.  It is a difficult concept to accept, but once the logic is demonstrated the concept is readily believed.

     

    1. From a right neutral bow, slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30 while remaining in a right neutral bow.  Execute a right inward and left outward parry combination to the outside of your opponent's left punch.  Your left hand finishes palm up and on top of your opponent's left arm (like a waiter carrying a tray at or above his left elbow).  Without any loss of motion, your right inward parry continues to circle counterclockwise and becomes a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's left lower ribcage.  (This should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Immediately shift your weight onto your left leg and deliver a right looping inward downward roundhouse kick to the back of your opponent's left knee, complementing the angle of your opponent's left thigh during the course of this action.  This kick is executed, with the instep of your right foot.  (Make sure that your right ankle is locked straight out upon impact).  (This move should buckle your opponent's left knee toward the ground.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out towards 4:30.

     

    3. From the position of your right kick, plant your right foot toward 12 o’clock (so that you end up behind your opponent) and immediately drag your left foot toward your right foot as the momentum of this action assists your delivery of a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee (toward 10:30).  This action, that takes place from the back of your opponent, should buckle your opponent’s right knee from inside out, thus forcing him onto his right knee (or on to both knees).

     

    4. With your opponent slightly bent back and on his right knee (or both), plant your right foot (from the Point of Contact of your right kick) toward 10:30 and quickly execute a left rear crossover simultaneous with a right inward overhead hammerfist strike traveling over your opponent’s left shoulder and to his sternum (assuming your opponent is still on his knee, or knees).  Have your left hand check your opponent’s left arm and shoulder during this maneuver.

     

    5. From your twist stance, pivot counterclockwise turning 360 degrees and execute a left outward back knuckle strike to the right mastoid of your opponent, as you settle into a left neutral bow stance.  You may need to adjust the position of your right foot (between 12 o’clock and 11 o’clock) at the conclusion of your turn to gauge your distance, angle, and direction just prior to your left strike to his mastoid, and you settle into your left neutral bow stance.

     

    6. Shuffle forward toward 6 o’clock and immediately pivot into a left forward bow as your left hand checks your opponent’s shoulder blades and your right hand simultaneously delivers a right thrusting vertical punch to your opponent’s upper spine.  When executing this punch emphasize the penetrating force of your first two knuckles.  (Your opponent should still be on his knee, or knees, at this point).

     

    7. Immediately follow up with a right knee kick to your opponent’s lower spine.

     

    8. From the position of your right knee kick, execute a right stomp to your opponent’s left ankle.

     

    9. From the position of your right stomp have your right foot slide to the ground (on the inside of your opponent’s left ankle).  Proceed into a left front crossover, cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.

     

  • 20.  Thrusting Prongs  (Front: Bear hug - arms pinned)

    Theme: The theme of this technique lies in the initial approach of countering the attack.  It introduces the idea of approaching an opponent's frontal target from an obscure zone.  Its obscure delivery is such that the opponent is oblivious to the impending strikes.

     

    1. Step back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a left forward bow (facing 12:00).  (You will probably modify it because of the pressure of the bear hug).  Have only your right foot move back and not the upper body.  Simultaneously thrust both of your thumbs up and to your opponent's groin (keeping thumbs together).  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist as will as move his feet back and away form you.)

     

    2. Now strike your opponent's groin with your right knee as your left hand circles over and on top of your opponent's right arm (forming the shape of the crane) and pins (with the assistance of your anchored left elbow) your opponent's right arm to you.  Simultaneous with the above two actions cock your right hand to your right hip as a clearing check of your opponent's left arm as well as in preparation for the next strike.  (This knee strike should magnify the damage to your opponent's groin.)

     

    3. With your right knee in his groin, immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's left shin.  (This action should force your opponent's left leg outward.)

     

    4. Scrape your opponent's shin with your right foot and convert the scrape into a right stomp to your opponent's left instep.  Simultaneously deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the right side of your opponent's face or ribs, depending on the size of your opponent.  (This strike should drive your opponent's head up and away from you.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    5. Immediately have your right foot slide toward 7:30 into a left neutral bow, facing 1:30 as your right hand hooks to the right side of your opponent’s neck and head to force his head down (forming the shape of the crane with your right elbow anchored).  While simultaneously executing a left inward overhead handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck, at the precise moment your right hand clears his neck and acts as a Positional Check near your stomach.  The chop should force your opponent’s head down even further.

     

    6. As your left hand continues its downward journey on the back of your opponent’s neck, take advantage of Borrowed Force by simultaneously executing a right knee kick to your opponent's face.  During this action have your right hand cock just above your right ear (palm out).

     

    7. From the position of your right knee kick have your right foot plant directly under your opponent’s head into a right neutral bow, facing 1:30 (modifying the depth as necessary) as you simultaneously execute a right inward overhead handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck, using Gravitational Marriage to enhance your action.  During this action have your left hand check near your opponent’s right shoulder.

     

    8. Immediately pivot counterclockwise, into a right reverse close kneel stance, as you execute a right back heel scoop kick to your opponent’s left jaw hinge.  Have your right hand brace your opponent’s head to enhance the effectiveness of your right heel kick.

     

    9. From the contact point of your right scoop kick execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee to buckle his left leg from inside out.

     

    10. From the contact point of your right knife-edge kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  • 21.  Twisted Twig  (Front: wrist lock)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is the quick reaction needed to turn a disadvantage into an advantage.  Failure to act quickly could cause a wrist break or cause your body to be forced to the ground.  Quick reaction with your right elbow strike not only relieves the pressure on your wrist, but also injures your opponent.  Me, my, and I are pronouns that have priority in self-defense.

     

    1. With feet together and both hands of your opponent applying a wrist lock on your right wrist, step forward and to your left with your right foot into a right neutral bow to buckle the inside of your opponent's right knee with your right knee (to 11 o'clock).  Simultaneous with the action deliver a right upward elbow strike to your opponent's solar plexus and/or jaw.  Your left hand is placed on top of your opponent's right wrist for the purposes of checking.  (This action is to freeze your opponent's intended action.)

     

    2. Pivot counterclockwise into a horse stance as you deliver a right back elbow strike to your opponent's solar plexus.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Follow up with a right downward hammerfist to your opponent's groin as you pivot into a right reverse bow.  Have your left hand check at shoulder height.  (Your opponent should bend even further.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Without disrupting the flow of your action, have your left hand form the shape of the crane as it hooks to the left side of your opponent’s neck (clockwise).  Without delay have your left hand pull your opponent’s head down while simultaneously executing a right vertical upward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face.  Both actions should cause a sandwiching effect.

     

    5. Have your right hand match the action of your left hand by circling counterclockwise (forming the shape of the crane) to the right side of your opponent’s neck and head.  Immediately pull your opponent’s head down with both of your hands as you deliver a right knee kick to your opponent’s head, again causing another sandwiching effect.

     

    6. Immediately plant your right foot (from the position of your right knee kick) straight down so that it is almost in line with your left foot.  Without hesitation, step back toward 6 o’clock, (this is a front to back switch) with your left foot as you simultaneously have both of your arms pull and flip your opponent over and onto his back.  The left step back, pull, and flip are to be done as one movement (residual use of Body Momentum).  Your opponent’s feet should be pointed toward 12 o’clock with his head toward 6 o’clock.

     

    7. With your opponent now on his back (with his head closest to you), leap counterclockwise into the air, drop down into a left close kneel stance as your right knee crosses and strikes your opponent’s right collar bone and throat.  Simultaneous with the drop, execute a right inward downward raking back knuckle slice across the bridge of your opponent’s nose (traveling overhead, down, and toward you).  Have your left hand positionally check low.

     

    8. Immediately leap clockwise into the air, drop down into a right close kneel stance as your left knee crosses and strikes your opponent’s left collar bone and throat.  Simultaneous with the drop, execute a left downward two-knuckle punch to your opponent’s face.

     

    9. Again leap counterclockwise into the air and land on your left foot toward 6 o’clock while simultaneously executing a right inward downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent’s sternum.  (This kick is identical to that contained in the “Leap of Death”.)

     

    10. Form its point of impact, have your right foot execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

  • 22.  Obscure Sword  (Right flank: Left hand shoulder grab)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is to disguise your first move, and to force your opponent to react in a manner which triggers his demise.  You wish to convey the notion that you're trying to escape from his grasp.  It is a normal reaction for your opponent to pull you back and toward him.  When this occurs you literally borrow his force to surprise as well as hurt him.

     

    1. With feet together, step directly forward to 12 o'clock with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing straight ahead) with your right handsword cocked to your heart (palm up).  Simultaneously pin your opponent's right hand with your left hand to your right shoulder.  (This should disturb your opponent's balance, shift his weight forward, and check the use of his left hand.)

     

    2. Immediately pivot toward 4:30 into a right forward bow while delivering a right outward handsword to your opponent's throat.  (This should result in your opponent's head being driven back and away from you.)

     

    3. Follow up with a left front snap ball kick to your opponent's groin and plant your left foot back to your Point of Origin with your hands in a fighting position.  (The effect of this kick should buckle your opponent's legs, and possibly drop him to the ground.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    4. Plant your left foot forward as a gauging leg as you execute a right front snapping ball kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee.  During this action have your right clenched fist cock near your right ear, as your left hand positionally checks.

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your right kick plant forward into a right neutral bow, facing 4:30.  Simultaneously execute a right inward back knuckle rake across and through the left side of the bridge of your opponent’s nose (traveling from your right to left, from top to bottom).  Continue the flow of your right hand strike as it may possibly convert into a right hammerfist strike to your opponent’s collar bone, or right chest.  Marriage of Gravity is to be advantageously used during this action.

     

    6. Immediately execute a left rear crossover toward 6 o’clock.  Before you settle into a twist stance execute a right outward back knuckle strike to the right side of the bridge of your opponent’s nose.  At the moment you settle into your twist stance convert the flow of your action into a right upward elbow strike directly under your opponent’s chin.  All moves and strikes are to be in one continuous flow.

     

    7. With your right elbow now above your head pivot counterclockwise while adjusting your angles and sink into a left reverse bow to buckle the back of your opponent’s left leg.

     

    8. As you begin to pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow facing 4:30, have your left hand grab your opponent’s left shoulder, followed by your right hand grabbing his right shoulder, and with both of your elbows anchored turn your opponent’s body clockwise so he now faces 4:30.  Keep your opponent from falling back and toward your.

     

    9. Immediately pull your opponent’s shoulders down and execute a right knee kick to your opponent’s coccyx.  This action should force your opponent to move forward toward 4:30.

     

    10. As you plant your right foot toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow, execute two heel palm strikes to the back of your opponent’s shoulder blades as you force him onto his face and stomach.  His head should be pointed toward 4:30 with his feet spread and open on the opposite end.

     

    11. Left rear crossover on the inside of your opponent’s legs and deliver a right back heel stomp kick to the back of his testicles.

     

    12. Have your right foot glide and slide over opponent’s left thigh and calf before executing a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 23.  Raining Claw  (Front: Right uppercut punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique introduces the use of an overhead strike that is coupled with Object Obscurity to conceal an underhand strike.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with feet together, step back toward 6 o'clock with your left foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) and deliver a right inward downward block to the forearm of your opponent's right uppercut.  Your left hand is guarding high to protect your head area.

     

    2. Shuffle forward (push-drag) and immediately shoot a left inward overhead claw to your opponent's face while your right elbow stays close to your body.  (This strike may bring your opponent's head forward and down.)

     

    3. Have your right fist circle clockwise and execute a right vertical back knuckle thrust to your opponent's face (Apply Object Obscurity by tracking your right punch up and along your left wrist, releasing your claw just before your right punch arrives).  Your left hand now checks low.  (This action should snap your opponent's head back and away.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Have your left hand (which is positionally checking at the sternum), execute a left thrusting heel palm strike to your opponent’s chin, and convert into a left ricocheting five-finger eye thrust.  Your right hand now check in place of your left hand.

     

    5. Immediately convert your left five-finger thrust into a left vertical downward five-finger claw to your opponent’s face.  As your five-finger claw tracks its way down on your opponent’s face, execute a right half fist strike to your opponent’s throat (palm up).  Time both moves so that they simultaneously counteract each other.  Continue the motion of your left hand and drop it down on top of your right elbow as a Cocking Check (like “Five Swords”).

     

    6. Shift your left foot toward 4:30 (up the circle) as your left hand claws to the left side of your opponent’s face and stops (from inside out).  Simultaneous with this action have your right hand circle counterclockwise as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s solar plexus.  Have your right arm circle on the inside of your left arm.

     

    7. Again shift your left foot toward 1:30 as your right back knuckle (after the hit) slides along the left rib cage of your opponent, continues under your opponent’s left arm while your left hand checks your opponent’s left elbow.  Immediately execute a left armlock on your opponent with your right arm.  As you drop down into a right wide kneel stance, facing 6 o’clock, force your opponent to bend over.

     

    8. Have your left foot step forward toward 6 o’clock as your left hand slides along your opponent’s left forearm, ending at his left wrist.  At this point begin to place great pressure on the armlock.

     

    9. Shift your right foot clockwise (180 degrees) toward 6 o’clock (into a left neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock) as your right hand assists your left hand in grabbing your opponent’s left wrist and yanks his left arm toward you to dislocate his left shoulder, as your then force your opponent to the ground (face down).

     

    10. Leap counterclockwise into a left close kneel stance, facing 9 o’clock, and execute a right knee drop to the back of your opponent's neck while taking full advantage of Gravitational Marriage.

     

    11. Using your opponent’s neck as a springboard, leap clockwise, facing 3 o’clock and execute a left back heel stomp to your opponent's head while again taking full advantage of Gravitational Marriage.

     

    12. From the Point of Contact of your left stomp, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 24.  Crashing Wings  (Rear: Bear hug - arms free)

    Theme: The theme of this technique demonstrates the multiple use of principles done in synchronization with one another.  All principles that merge into a single count exemplify the principle of "With".

     

    1. Step to your right (toward 3 o'clock) with your right foot into a horse stance (facing 12:00).  Simultaneously strike down with both of your elbows against your opponent's forearms (after having cocked your elbows).  (The intent here is to cause pain to your opponent's arms and to loosen his grip.)

     

    2. Have your left foot meet your right foot (close cat) as your left and right arms cock to the right side of your waist (right palm up and left palm facing you).

     

    3. Have your left foot then go around and behind your opponent's right leg (toward 7:30) into a left reverse bow.  (Have your left leg, or hip, keep constant pressure against your opponent's right hip, or leg.)

     

    4. Pivot into a left neutral bow toward 7:30 while striking with a left outward elbow to your opponent's chin, or face.  As your elbow continues across your opponent's face, execute a left five-finger claw across his face.  (This move should force your opponent's head back and away from you.)

     

    5. Continue to pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow, as you execute a right inward downward hammerfist to your opponent's bladder.

     

     Pivot back into a left neutral bow.  Left front crossover, and cover out toward 12:00.

     

    6. Have your right inward hammerfist slide up the middle of your opponent's body and convert it into a right torquing heel palm strike to and through the left side of your opponent's jaw.

     

    7. Immediately have your left hand grab your opponent's left shoulder to check and commence pulling and turning him counterclockwise.  Now have your right hand assist your left hand by passing through your opponent's jaw and in front of his body.  It then hooks over his right shoulder, grabbing behind the right shoulder.  During this action have your left foot move slightly counterclockwise to your left to gain Body Momentum.  During the counterclockwise turn be sure to shift your opponent's body to the right of yours to allow for proper Angle of Execution.  Have your right hand then yank your opponent's head down and toward you for purposes of alignment while simultaneously executing a right knee kick the back of your opponent's neck and head.

     

    8. Have your opponent drop to the ground (face up and head toward 4:30) and have your right foot step toward 7:30 into a right neutral bow, followed by a left step through (left neutral bow) toward the same direction.  Conclude this particular maneuver by sliding your right foot toward 6 o'clock, pivoting clockwise 120 degrees toward 12 o'clock while you settle into a left neutral bow.

     

    9. Now that your are facing your opponent toward 12 o'clock deliver a right sliding slice kick to the right side of his head.

     

    10. As your right foot slides to and through your opponent's head, gauge its distance as you plant it toward 7:30.  Without stopping the flow of your action execute a left sliding back heel kick to the right side of your opponent's head (circling counterclockwise at least 180 degrees).

     

    11. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  1.  Twirling Wings (Rear: Two-hand stiff-arm shoulder grab)

    Theme: An opponent approaching from the rear is dangerous because the specific nature of the attack is unknown.  However, once your opponent places both his hands on you, you were able to feel the nature of his attack.  Feeling your opponent's hands gives you a clue.  At this point the unknown becomes semi known.  You may step to the rear, as well as outside your opponent's weapons with greater confidence because the unknown becomes known during the transition.  You know that you can create and Angle of Cancellation not only from your Point of View of the attack, but also from your opponent's Point of View of the attack.  To achieve this, you must act swiftly and counter using the principle of "With" rather than "And".

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, tuck your chin (to help nullify the effects of a possible choke) as your left foot steps back and to your right on a slight 45 degree angle (toward 5 o'clock) into a left rear twist while cocking your right fist (palm up) on your right hip and your left fist (palm down) across your waist and over your right fist.

     

    2. As you pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 5 o'clock) execute a left vertical outward block to the outside of your opponent's left elbow (at or above the elbow) along "with" a right inward horizontal elbow to the back of your opponent's left lower ribcage.  This should cause your opponent to turn clockwise (to his right) as his stomach juts forward.

     

    3. Pivot clockwise (to your right) into a left fighting horse (facing 6 o'clock) as you deliver a left inward horizontal elbow strike to the front of your opponent's left lower ribcage.  Simultaneously have your right hand check high, as it braces up and against your opponent's left arm.  Be sure to have your left knee check and/or buckle the inside of your opponent's left knee.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist as he stumbles backward.)

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    4. Immediately execute a right rear crossover toward 4:30 as you thrust your left leg into a left reverse bow to the inside of your opponent's right knee to buckle it out.  Simultaneously execute a right inward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent's face along with a left back hammerfist to his groin.

     

    5.   From your left reverse bow execute a left knee kick to the inside of your opponent's left knee, again for the purpose of buckling him.  Along with this action have both of your arms and hands essentially remain in their last position accept they should now be used a Positional Checks (right hand high and left hand low).

     

    6. From the contact point of your left knee kick plant your left foot to the right of your right foot into a left front twist stance (with your arms still checking) and without hesitation pivot clockwise and execute a right spinning back stiff-leg kick between your opponent's legs and up to his groin.  At this point shift your arms and hands to the right of your body as they positionally check (right hand low and left hand high).

     

    7. From your right stiff leg kick execute a right front crossover toward 10:30 as you simultaneously deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's head.  (This back knuckle strike travels diagonally upward as will as outward).

     

    8. Continue your right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.  Alter the checking positions of your hands during the cross-out and cover.

     

  •  2.  Snapping Twig  (Front: Left hand chest push)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to nullify, or least minimize the aggressive action of your opponent before he reaches you.  You learn that, "in every defense there is an offense and in every offense there is a defense".  The technique utilizes the concept of fulcruming where both of your arms are delivered on a horizontal plane.  It also teaches the use of a Frictional Pull simultaneous "with" a strike using the opposite hand.

     

    1. Standing with your feet together, immediately and simultaneously drop back with your left foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), execute a right hooking inward horizontal heel palm strike to the outside of your opponent’s left elbow along “with” a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the inside of your opponent’s left wrist (principle of Fulcruming).  (This should cancel your opponent’s width zones.)

     

    2. Immediately have your right hand (while forming the shape of a crane) hook over the top of your opponent’s left arm, then Frictional Pull (yank) your opponent’s left arm down and past your right hip with your right hand, while pivoting into a right forward bow along “with” a thrusting left outward handsword strike to your opponent’s throat (palm down and thumb toward you).  (This action should initially bring his head down and toward you as your left handsword “stops” his forward momentum.)

     

    3. Pivot into a right neutral bow (still facing 12 o’clock) as you execute a right inward raking back knuckle strike diagonally down across the bridge of your opponent’s nose.  During this action utilize the Reverse Motion of your left hand as a sliding check on your opponent’s left arm.  (Your opponent’s head should turn clockwise to his right.)

     

    4. Shuffle forward (push-drag) as you continue the counterclockwise motion of your right arm, but now Adjust your orbit, and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw without disrupting the flow of action.  Simultaneously with this action deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent’s jaw to cause a Sandwiching effect.  (Your opponent at this point may be rendered unconscious.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    5. Without delay move into a left front crossover toward 12 o’clock as you execute a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin.  Have your left hand positionally check in front of your sternum with fingers pointed to your left.

     

    6. Pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow, facing 6 o’clock, as you execute a left heel palm thrust to your opponent’s chin (torquing your action so that your fingers point toward the sky).  Take every advantage of Body Momentum generated from your Rotational Force.  This should force his head back and force his abdomen forward.  Your right arm checks horizontally below your left elbow.

     

    7. Follow up by pivoting counterclockwise into a left forward bow, facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a right chopping punch to your opponent’s left floating ribs.  Simultaneously have your left hand positionally check above your right biceps.

     

    8. Again pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow as you execute a left outward back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent's head.  Also take advantage of Body Momentum generated from your Rotational Force.  This action should force your opponent to move back thus giving you proper distance for your next move.  During this action have your right arm check horizontally below your left elbow.

     

    9. Immediately pivot, counterclockwise (on your left foot) 180 degrees and deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee (toward 10:30).  This should buckle him to the ground.  Simultaneous with this kick execute a right outward back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face.  Your kick should make contact with its target 1/4 beat before your back knuckle strike.  Simultaneous with these actions have your left arm check horizontally below your right elbow.

     

    10. From the contact point of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5:30.  Alter the checking positions of your hands during the crossover, and cover out.

     

  •  3.  Leaping Crane  (Front: Right step through punch)

    Theme: In this technique environment allows you to freely move to the outside of your opponent's right punch.  This favorably allows you a Margin for Error when you leap out of the Line of Attack, and redirect your opponent's punch.  Your transitory stance positions your right leg at the proper Angle of Delivery to quickly and powerfully attack your opponent's foundation.  This quick one-two action of moving to the outside of your opponent's attack and striking the outside of his body, allows you to confidently and safely counter him.

     

    1. With feet together, immediately and simultaneously leap to your left (between 9 and 10 o'clock) into a left one-leg stance (with your right foot cocked to the inside portion of your left knee), redirect your opponent's right punch with a left inward parry to the outside of that arm, while executing a right middle-knuckle strike across your opponent's right ribs (whenever possible).  The middle-knuckle strike rakes inward and horizontally (toward yourself), as it ends with your right hand cocked (across your waist) near your left hip (palm up).  (An effective slice should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist).

     

    2. Execute a right snapping knife-edge kick to the outside of your opponent's right knee (toward 1:30) to buckle him (in and toward himself).  (Your opponent's knees should hit the ground as he falls away from you.)

     

    3. With your opponent bent over and his back toward you, Drop into a right neutral bow toward 1 o'clock, between your opponent's legs, while delivering a right outward back knuckle strike to his left kidney.  (Your opponent's head should snap up and toward you.)

     

    4. As your opponent's upper torso snaps back in a response to your strike, immediately Contour up your opponent's back and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the right side of his jaw while simultaneously executing a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the left side of his jaw, thus causing a Sandwiching effect.  (Your opponent should be unconscious as he falls to the ground.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    5. Without delay, have your right hand circle clockwise as it contours along the back of your opponent's head with the fingers and palm ending up and against the left side of your opponent's face.  Simultaneously have your left and contour and check along the back of your opponent's head before placing it on his right shoulder (palm up and thumb out) for purposes of cocking it for the next move.

     

    6. Without disrupting the flow of your sequence, shift clockwise into a right forward bow, execute a right five finger ripping claw to the left side of your opponent's face (ripping back and toward you) while you simultaneously execute a left thrusting chop to the back of your opponent's neck (palm down) as your right hand cocks to the right of your ear (palm out and thumb down.  This counter action significantly adds to the effectiveness of your sequence because of the converging of opposing force, Borrowed Force and Bracing Angle.  The completion of this action should have turned your opponent's body toward 1:30.

     

    7. Pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow as you execute a right inward handsword to the right side of your opponent’s neck (toward 1:30 from its cocked position).  Residually take advantage of Body Momentum created by Rotational Force as well as gravitational force while you settle into your right neutral bow.  Positionally check with your left hand.

     

    8. Continue the flow of your maneuver by executing a front chicken kick.  This is accomplished by first executing a right front scoop kick to your opponent’s groin.  This is immediately followed by a left front snapping ball kick to his upper spine.

     

    9. From the contact point of your left kick, execute a left front crossover stomp to the top of your opponent’s right ankle with the full intent of fracturing it.

     

    10. Have your left foot slide off of your opponent’s right ankle and plant it toward 7:30 to complete your left front crossover-step out.  From your left neutral bow execute a right front crossover toward 3 o’clock (to align your body and adjust your range) with your body facing 5 o’clock (head looking over your left shoulder with your eyes focused toward 11 o’clock and immediately deliver a left back stiff-leg lifting kick under your opponent’s chin (toward 11 o’clock making contact with the back of your left heel).

     

    11. From the contact point of your left kick, plant your left foot toward 10:30 while pivoting your entire body counterclockwise into a left front twist stance, facing 10:30, and immediately deliver a right roundhouse kick to the front of your opponent’s head.

     

    12. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5:30.

     

  •  4.  Swinging Pendulum  (Front: Right roundhouse kick)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to overcome a powerful kick and subsequent follow-ups, by once again using the concept of Shortening the Circle.  Your opponent's kick gains power as it moves Up the Circle, reaches maximum power and its Apex, and finally loses power as it moves Down the Circle.  By moving Up the Circle, you're simultaneously reducing the effect of his kick, and repositioning yourself for more powerful strike.  Because your opponent's kick travels past its Apex, his body will travel past and Angle of No Return.  This will leave weaknesses in his defense.  With the knowledge of Reverse Motion, you'll be able to counter his action, borrow his momentum to emphasize your strike, and nullify his actions before he can regroup.

     

    1. Standing in a right neutral bow, slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30 and deliver a right inward block simultaneously with a left downward block against the inside of your opponent’s right kicking leg (universal block).  (Preferably the block should occur at the knee, as this will open the width zones on your opponent’s body.)

     

    2.  Shuffle (push-drag) forward toward 10:30, while remaining in a right neutral bow, and simultaneously convert your right inward block into a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin, as your left hand checks high near his chest.  (This will force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Again shift your left foot counterclockwise toward 1:30 into a horse stance (facing 4:30) as you CONTOUR up your opponent’s chest with a right snapping obscure elbow strike to his chin, and your left hand continues to check high.  (This will snap your opponent’s head up.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.

     

    4. Without delay have your right foot (as it travels on the inside of your opponent's left leg) shoot back toward 12 o’clock into a right reverse bow, to cause your opponent’s left leg to buckle.  Simultaneous with this action execute a right upward stiff-arm strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw (using the forearm).  Be sure to have your left hand positionally check to the right of your face prior to the strike before shifting down and to the right of your ribs during the strike.

     

    5. Immediately execute a right back heel scoop kick to your opponent's groin, plant your right foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow, and quickly switch into a left reverse bow toward 11 o'clock to buckle the inside of your opponent’s right leg.  (The switch is similar to a front to back maneuver.)

     

    6. While in-place, pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow as you execute a left outward handsword strike to your opponent’s sternum and, without disrupting the momentum of your action, pivot into a left forward bow as you deliver a right heel palm thrust to the left side of your opponent’s jaw (as in Glancing Salute).

     

    7. As you follow through with your right heel palm thrust have your right hand snake in front of your opponent’s face, then to the right of his face before, concluding on the back of your opponent’s neck.  Immediately have your right hand grab the back of your opponent’s neck as you pull his head down and toward you while executing a right knee kick to his sternum.

     

    8. While still maintaining your right hand grab (with elbow anchored), plant your right foot back to its Point of Origin, pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow, pull your opponent’s head down even further with your right hand (elbow remains anchored), while simultaneously executing a left upward stiff-arm strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw (using the forearm - while applying opposing and Borrowed Force).

     

    9. Immediately flow into a right outward five-finger claw to the right of your opponent’s face, (your left arm converts into a pressing check across the breadth of your opponent’s upper body) followed by a right inward heel palm claw to the left of his face (as your left hand positionally checks at solar plexus level).

     

    10. Execute a left front crossover toward 4:30.  As you settle into your right rear twist stance (your head and eyes are focused on your opponent) execute a left outward handsword strike to the left side of your opponent’s neck.

     

    11. Double cover out toward 4:30.

     

  •  5.  Crushing Hammer  (Rear: Bear hug - arms pinned)

    Theme: This technique again teaches you the value of flank movements to provide access to rear targets.  It is not necessary that your opponent releases his grip after your initial strike, but it is anticipated that he loosens it.  Logic should dictate that it is not necessary to move away from your opponent (on your first move) to be free of your opponent's enveloping arms, nor does it provide you with freedom to strike with more power.  That very space that you create may also give freedom to your opponent to follow up with other, and possibly more dangerous, counters.  By properly Contouring your opponent's body you provide built-in checks against retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation).  Furthermore, the proper use of Contouring your own body generates power by providing:

     

     1. Greater accuracy because of proper Body Alignment.

     2. Back-Up Mass.

     3. The multiplied and amplified use of Borrowed Force.

     

    1. With your feet together, have your left foot step to 9 o’clock as you drop into a horse stance (make sure to look over your right shoulder), while striking your opponent’s groin with a right back hammerfist as well as pinning your opponent’s left arm to you with your left hand.  (This action should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist and to loosen his grip.)

     

    2. Have your right foot slide to your left foot (forming a close cat stance) and then “cat” around and behind your opponent’s left leg (toward 4:30) into a right reverse bow, checking his left leg with your right leg.  Simultaneously with the reverse bow, execute a right heel palm strike to your opponent’s groin, and grab your opponent’s testicles as you end with a right squeezing claw.  (The heel palm and leg check should buckle your opponent’s knees.)

     

    3. Pivot into a right fighting horse (facing 4:30) as you contour up your opponent’s body with your right arm and execute a right obscure elbow strike to his chin.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back with his torso jutting forward.)

     

    4. Complete your pivot (facing 4:30) into a right neutral bow, as you thrust a left heel palm strike to the left floating ribs of your opponent (fingers pointing out).  Simultaneously continue the clockwise flow of your right arm, acting as a clearing check, until your right fist cocks at your right hip, palm up.  (Your opponent will violently bend forward at the waist, and possibly drop to the ground.

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    5. Immediately have both of your hands grab the back of your opponent’s knees and lift both of his legs off of the ground as you then force your opponent onto his back (your left hand to the back of his left knee and your right around in front and then to the back of his right knee).

     

    6. Without delay have your right hand assist your left hand in grabbing your opponent’s right foot.  To be effective place your left hand (palm down) on top of your opponent’s right toes with your right hand grabbing over, around, and under your opponent’s right heel (palm up and fingers pointed toward you).  Immediately have your right foot circle clockwise toward 12 o’clock as you twist your opponent’s right ankle clockwise while pushing down with your left hand and pulling up and toward you with your right hand.  This should not only sprain your opponent’s right ankle, but force him onto his stomach as well.

     

    7. Release your grab and execute a right front crossover stomp kick toward 4:30 to the back of your opponent’s left knee.

     

    8. Slide and plant your right foot to the inside of your opponent’s right leg and immediately execute a left heel stomp kick to the back of your opponent’s lower spine (toward 6 o’clock).

     

    9. Slide your left foot off of your opponent’s back (sliding check), plant it (toward 5:30) near his left armpit and immediately execute a right knee drop to your opponent’s left kidney and ribs.

     

    10. Using your opponent’s body as a launching pad, spring clockwise into the air and immediately plant your right foot forward and to the right of your opponent’s head (toward 7 o’clock) while simultaneously executing a left knee drop to the back of his neck.

     

    11. Drag and rake your left foot across your opponent’s back and head (toward 7 o’clock), cock it, and immediately execute a left back heel kick to any opening on your opponent’s head (or left heel stomp, depending upon the distance).

     

    12. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  6.  Captured Leaves  (Right flank: Finger lock)

    Theme: This technique teaches you that even what appears to be a harmless grab to your fingers can, in an instant, become and lock and twist that break your fingers.  You must relieve the pressure on your fingers by lifting your right arm.  As your relieve the pressure, observe how you can Borrow the Force and direction of your opponent's action, strike your opponent, and simultaneously cancel his planned or unplanned counters.

     

    1. With the fingers of your right hand twisted by your opponent’s left hand from your right flank, raise your right hand high (towards 1:30) to relieve the pressure (have your left hand positionally check your opponent’s right hand and arm in the process), as you move your right foot slightly to your right (toward 1:30).

     

    2. While in-place, pivot counterclockwise into a horse stance (facing between 8 & 9 o’clock) and deliver a left back elbow strike to the back of your opponent’s left kidney (from the last checking position).  (Your opponent is on the tips of his toes, and his body is turning clockwise to his right.)

     

    3. Immediately pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow stance, and deliver a right back elbow strike to the front of your opponent’s left ribcage as your left hand now grabs and controls your opponent’s left arm at the wrist.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out between 8 and 9 o’clock.

     

    4. Immediately shoot your right foot back into a right reverse bow to buckle on the inside of your opponent’s left knee (toward 7:30).  Continue to control your opponent’s left arm with your left hand.

     

    5. Execute a left front crossover toward 4:30 and immediately have your right foot step toward 1:30 so that it goes to and through your opponent’s right leg (from inside out) before ending in a right neutral bow (this may vary depending upon where your opponent’s right leg is positioned).  This maneuver should buckle your opponent’s right leg (from inside out as well and from back to front) and force him onto his back.

     

    6. With your opponent now on his back, execute a left front crossover stomp kick toward 4:30 onto your opponent’s right knee.

     

    7. As you slide and plant your left foot to the inside of your opponent’s right knee, immediately execute a right side kick to your opponent’s groin (using the right side of your heel).

     

    8. Plant your right foot alongside of your opponent’s right hip and immediately pivot counter clockwise 180 degrees as you deliver a left sliding knife-edge kick to the underside of your opponent’s jaw.

     

    9. As you slide and plant your left foot to the underside of your opponent’s right armpit, immediately execute a right sliding front crossover, so that your right foot sweeps and rakes across your opponent’s face.

     

    10. As you plant your right foot toward 5:30 cover out twice.

     

  •  7.  Evading the Storm  (Front: Right step through overhead club)

    Theme: This technique theme is similar to that of Checking the Storm.  Realizing that your opponent has a long-range, life-threatening weapon, your response is to move out of the Line of Attack.  You must also divert the course of your opponent's weapon with your hand.  Although you are to get out of the Line of Attack, it is extremely important that you remain within range to effectively counter your opponent's attack.  In Checking the Storm you are on the inside of your opponent's weapon while countering your opponent's inner zone with the kick.  In this instant your leg does not have too cross the path of his weapon to reach its target and therefore you may block and then counter.  However, in Evading the Storm you are on the outside of your opponent's weapon while countering your opponent's inner zones with your kick.  In this technique your leg will cross the path of his weapon to reach its target.  Therefore you must kick as soon as possible after your block.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot move toward 9:00 into a left forward bow, as you execute a right extended handsword block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm.  (Your are getting out of the Line of Attack while redirecting the path of your opponent’s club.) Have your left hand positionally check close to your left ribcage prior to it being used as a follow-up.

     

    2. Immediately grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand, and deliver a right roundhouse kick to your opponent’s groin.  (As your opponent bends forward at the waist, his right kidney should jut forward.)

     

    3. Drop into a right forward bow toward 1:30 as your thrust a left horizontal punch to your opponent’s right kidney while having your right hand pull your opponent’s right arm down and past your right hip.  (Your opponent’s body should come forward.  Head snap back as his knees begin to buckle.)

     

    4. Deliver a left knee strike to the outside of your opponent’s right thigh.  (The force of your knee strike should buckle your opponent’s right knee further, with the possibility of driving your opponent back.)

     

    5. Plant your left foot forward (acting a as gauging leg) while delivering a right roundhouse knee strike to the inside of your opponent’s right thigh to cause a “Charlie Horse”, and immobilize his leg.

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 9 o’clock.

     

    6. From the contact point of your right knee strike, plant your right foot back toward 4:30 and immediately execute a left knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee to cause a buckle.  Your right hand continues the grab on your opponent’s right wrist.

     

    7. From the contact point of your left kick plant your left foot toward 4:30 into a right rear twist, facing 10:30, while executing a left forearm strike to the back/top of your opponent’s right elbow to break it (coordinated with your right hand pulling your opponent’s right wrist toward you).

     

    8. Have both of your hands grab your opponent’s right hand prior to snapping and breaking his wrist.  This is done by placing your left thumb on the back of your opponent’s right hand with your left palm on the inside of your opponent’s palm.  Your right hand duplicates this grab to the other half of your opponent’s right hand.  Immediately have your right foot step out toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow, facing your opponent to further disturb your opponent’s balance, and hyperextend his arm.  Without loss of momentum, have your left foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow.  During this action your right and left hand pins your opponent’s right hand against your right hip, turn and twist counterclockwise with the left foot maneuver, snap and break your opponent’s wrist, as well as force him onto his back.

     

    9. Without disrupting your momentum and flow of action execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent’s face at the exact moment his back hits the ground.  (The ground, in this case, enhances your sandwiching effect.)

     

    10. From the contact point of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  •  8.  Charging Ram  (Front: Tackle with your opponent’s arms extended wide)

    Theme: This technique is an introduction to countering a tackle.  Tackles are "grabs in motion".  They can pose a problem or be easily handled depending on your reaction.  In this technique environment allows you to get out of the Line of Attack, but you must also check your opponent's arm and hand.  Visualize looking down on the available targets you are to strike.  With your opponent's upper body basically on a horizontal plane, take note of how he has limited the use of his own Height Zones.  After striking with your right handsword imagines switching your eyes to your feet.  From this Point of View have your feet zero in on the available targets.

     

    1. While remaining in a right neutral bow slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 3 o’clock (facing 9 o’clock).  Simultaneously redirect your opponent’s left arm down and out with a right outside downward parry, and execute a left outward heel palm parry to the left side of your opponent’s head.  As you settle into your stance execute a right inward overhead handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck, while sliding your left hand to your opponent’s left shoulder as a check.  (This should stun or stagger your opponent.)

     

    2. With your opponent descending, but still moving slightly forward, slide your right foot into a cat stance (facing 7:30), and immediately snap a right front ball kick to your opponent’s left ribcage.  (This kick should inflict pain that will momentarily immobilize your opponent.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot forward (Gauging Leg), and deliver a left step through roundhouse kick to your opponent’s face.  (This should drive your opponent’s head back)

     

     Without planting, execute a left front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.

     

    4. From the contact point of your left kick (and the position of your body, because of the left kick) execute a left front crossover toward 1:30 into a right rear twist stance.  (Because your upper body still faces your opponent what would have otherwise been a left front twist, in this instance, becomes a right rear twist stance.) Twist counterclockwise (out of your right rear twist stance) as you deliver a right roundhouse kick traveling diagonally and down to the back and inside of your opponent's left knee.  Applying the proper force your right roundhouse kick should turn your opponent’s body and legs clockwise so that he now face more toward 11 o’clock.

     

    5. From the contact point of your right kick, hop onto your right leg toward 11 o’clock into a right one-leg stance (to obtain Body Alignment) between your opponent’s legs.  With your body facing 4:30 and your opponent’s body and legs facing 11 o’clock, execute a left knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's right knee.

     

    6. Hop in-place onto your left leg (again to gauge distance and assure proper alignment in obtaining the best angle) and deliver a right front scoop kick between your opponent’s legs and to his groin.

     

    7. From the contact point of your right scoop kick, plant your right foot back toward 12 o’clock as you immediately execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 10:30.

     

  •  9.  Parting Wings  (Front: Two-hand push)

    Theme: In this technique the environment and/or insufficient time dictate that you cannot move to the outside of your opponent's arms.  With your choices of action limited you must learn to act quickly on the inside of both his arms.  Your timing and Angle of Execution of your first move are of utmost importance.  If your hands travel from Point of Origin, you will have sufficient time to find the correct Line of Entry under and through your opponent's arms.  The wedge formed by your hands and arms should part as far as your Outer Rim, thus ensuring that your opponent's hands will still pass outside of your shoulders.  You have not stopped your opponent's forward momentum, but can Borrow that Force if you quickly Round the Corner with your right hand.  Since you can anticipate impact upon contact, you should Brace the Angle of your strike with a solid forward bow.

     

    1. With your feet together drop back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute two extended outward handsword to the inside of your opponent's wrists (staying within the perimeter of your Outer Rim).  Make sure that both of your hands are parallel in terms of height and depth.  (This will expose the full width of your opponent.)

     

    2. With your opponent still moving toward you, immediately pivot into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a right thrusting inward handsword to your opponent's left lower ribcage.  During this action your left handsword becomes a Cocking Check at your right ear (palm in).  (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Pivot into a left neutral bow while striking with a left outward handsword to your opponent's throat, as your right clenched fist cocks to your right ribcage, palm up.  (Your opponent's head will be driven back and his stomach will jut forward.)

     

    4. Again pivot into a left forward bow while Pin Pointing a right, vertical middle-knuckle punch into your opponent's solar plexus.  During this action your left hand acts as a Siding Gravational Check down your opponent's torso, finally becoming a guide for your right punch in Tracking to your target.  (Your opponent will again bend forward at the waist.)

     

     Pivot back into a left neutral bow with your guard up, execute a left front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    5. From the contact point of your right middle knuckle fist, have your right arm circle counterclockwise as you execute a right inward two-finger hook to your opponent’s eyes (left to right).  Without disrupting the flow of your sequence, nor changing the position of your stance, follow up with a left upward chop to your opponent’s throat.

     

    6. Immediately deliver a chicken kick with your left foot striking to your opponent’s groin and your right foot striking to his solar plexus.  During this action continue the counterclockwise flow of your right arm from its last move.

     

    7. As your right foot plants into a right neutral bow, simultaneously execute a right inward downward diagonal raking back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent’s face and nose.  Your left hand is positionally checking in front of your solar plexus.

     

    8. With your right hand still in motion, execute a right front crossover back and toward 6 o’clock (gauging your distance for your next follow up) as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face or temple.

     

    9. While in-place, pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (adjusting your right foot for balance and alignment) as you execute a left outward (diagonally upward) back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent’s face, or temple.  Without disrupting the flow of your action, deliver a right instep kick to your opponent’s groin.  As you plant your right foot forward, into a right neutral bow, execute a right upper cut punch to your opponent’s chin.  Have your left hand positionally check in front of your solar plexus.

     

    10. Right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

     

  • 10.  Thundering Hammers (Right: Front straight punch)

    Theme: Like the technique Dance of Death this technique was designed to teach you the value of initiating your movements from their Point of Origin.  These two techniques are Family Related.  Each one teaches you how to attack a different Height Zone.  This technique introduces you to the multiple use of strikes, simultaneous with buckles to sophisticate your sequence.  Tremendous power is generated when the strikes and buckles are harmoniously in sync(synchronized) with the principle of Marriage of Gravity.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step to your left on a 45 degree angle (toward 11 o'clock) with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a left inward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm (preferably at or above the elbow).  Your right arm hangs naturally at your side.  Be sure to positionally check your opponent's right leg with your left leg.  (Your inward block will nullify the width of your opponent's body.)

     

    2. Shuffle forward (push-drag) toward 12 o'clock as you drop into a left wide kneel stance (buckling the outside of your opponent's right knee with your own right knee) and strike horizontally across your opponent's stomach with a right inward horizontal forearm while your left hand braces against your opponent's right shoulder.  (Your forearm strike should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Have your right arm, after collapsing at the elbow, circle clockwise, followed by your left arm which also orbits clockwise.  Immediately execute a right forearm press against your opponent's right shoulder, pivot clockwise (toward 4:30) as you drop into a right close kneel stance (buckling the back of your opponent's right knee with your left knee), and strike your opponent's left kidney with a left downward hammerfist.  (Your hammerfist strike combined with your buckle should drive your opponent's body down as it snaps his head up.)

     

    4. Immediately shift your left hand from your opponent's left kidney into a left horizontal forearm check (Gravitational Check) on top of your opponent's right shoulder, have your left arm orbit counterclockwise, pivot counterclockwise (toward 12 o'clock) into a left wide kneel stance (while buckling your opponent's right knee with your right knee), as you simultaneously deliver a right downward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent's neck.  (Your hammerfist strike combined with your knee buckle should drive your opponent's head down.)

     

     Shift your left foot back and slightly to your left (toward 7:30) into a right neutral bow, execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    5. As you slide your left foot back and slightly to your left toward 7:30, have your right arm and hand cock horizontally across your mid section under your left checking hand, and immediately deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple, at the precise moment your left foot plants into your right neutral bow.

     

    6. Strike through your target (right temple) as you convert your right back knuckle strike into a right thumb rake diagonally down and across your opponent’s right eye.

     

    7. Immediately shuffle forward (push-drag) and execute a right upward heel palm claw to your opponent’s face.  Continue to have your left hand positionally check at your opponent’s right shoulder.

     

    8. Have your right hand then circle counterclockwise to the left side of your opponent’s face, grab the left side of his chin, as your right forearm circles on top of your opponent’s head to act as a fulcrum, in which your right arm then pulls, fulcrums, and snaps your opponent’s chin counterclockwise and up, simultaneously as your left hand forces your opponent’s right shoulder down to twist and turn his body counterclockwise and over, thus forcing his back onto your right knee.  The above action is simultaneously done while sliding your left foot back toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow, facing 7:30 to achieve the proper angle for your next move.

     

    9. With your opponent’s back now resting on your right knee, with his torso face up, execute a right inward downward hammerfist strike to his heart, or sternum.  (Your right arm at this point is striking down and across your opponent’s right shoulder).

     

    10. From your right hammerfist strike, execute a right inward forearm rake across your opponent’s face while simultaneously executing a left knee strike to the back of his head (at the base of his skull).

     

    11. Plant your left foot back toward 1:30 as you force your opponent to fall onto his back.  With his back on the ground (his feet should be facing 7:30 with his head toward 1:30) immediately execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to his groin.

     

    12. Without hesitation drop your right knee onto your opponent’s solar plexus as you simultaneously execute a right vertical punch to his face.  Your left hand should be positionally checking your opponent’s right arm.

     

    13. Execute a right front crossover toward 1:30 scraping your opponent’s face with your right foot (Utilizing Continuity of Motion) during the transition and double cover out in the direction of 1:30.

     

  • 11.  Squeezing the Peach  (Rear: Bear hug—arms pinned)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is slightly different from that of Captured Twigs and Crushing Hammer because the attack is different.  In the first two predicaments your arms are pinned at the biceps, giving your forearms and hands freedom to strike.  In the case of this technique your forearms are pinned to your body and do not have enough freedom to generate an effective strike.  However, with the effective use of a Minor Move you can still force your opponent to release his grasp.  You can strike your opponent's frontal targets from your rear while keeping such action within the framework of his Obscure Zones.  The obscure delivery of your Minor Move is such that your opponent is unaware of the impending danger.

     

    1. With your feet together, and your opponent applying the hug, step back with your left foot toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you squeeze your opponent’s testicles with your left hand.  During this action your right hand applies a pinning check on top of your opponent’s arms.  (Your opponent releases his grip and bends forward at the waist.

     

    2. Immediately step forward with your left foot (while maintaining the grab with your left hand) toward 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow, as you strike with a right back heel scoop kick to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent bends forward at the waist even more.)

     

    3. With your right leg still in the air from the right scoop kick, buckle your opponent’s left inner knee by stomping into a right reverse bow toward 7:30.  Simultaneous with this action execute a right obscure back elbow strike to the chin of your opponent, as your left hand checks low.  (This will spread your opponent’s legs out, and snap his head up.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.

     

    4. From the contact point of your right back elbow strike, execute a right downward back hammerfist strike to your opponent's groin as your left hand positionally checks to the right of your face.  Without delay, have your right hand circle around and to the right of your opponent’s neck as your left hand circles to the left side of his neck.  Immediately have both of your hands grab the back of his neck, pull, and force his head into your right knee strike.

     

    5. From your right knee kick, execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's right knee (while still maintaining both grabs to the back of his neck.

     

    6. From the contact point of your right knife-edge kick, twist your body clockwise as your plant your right foot toward 1:30 into a right front twist stance.  This action takes place while simultaneously executing a right stiff arm lifting strike to the underside of your opponent’s chin. (with the forearm) This should drive your opponent back to give you ample room in which to kick.

     

    7. From your right front twist stance deliver a right thrusting back heel kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.

     

    8. With your right foot still in the air, jump and rotate your entire body clockwise 180 degrees while executing a left inward crescent kick to the right side of your opponent’s face.

     

    9. From the contact point of your left kick execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 10:30.

     

  • 12.  Circling Wing  (Rear: Two-hand choke - arms bent with left foot forward)

    Theme: The theme of this technique (like that of others against locks or chokes near the throat) teaches you how vitally important it is to protect your throat and to economize on time by using the principle of "With".  Simultaneously with this idea, if you can change the angle of your body (with your foot maneuvers), you can take advantage of the natural Fulcrum at the point his hands are touching your neck.  You will easily be able to force your opponent to release his grip and be able to clear his arms in such a way that you can maintain control of his body and weapons.

     

    1. With your feet together, turn and tuck your chin down and to the right side of your chest as your left foot steps forward and to your right on a 45 degree angle (toward 1:30) into a left neutral bow.  During this action your left fist cocks, (palm up) in front of your solar plexus as your right arm cocks horizontally across your waist (palm facing you) and over your left fist.  (This will protect your throat and disturb your opponent's balance.)

     

    2. Pivot clockwise (turning toward 7:30) as you circle your right elbow over and down onto the right arm of your opponent (right outward overhead elbow) to hurt and pin that arm to your right side.  Complete the pivot into a right forward bow (facing 7:30) while delivering a left four-finger thrust to your opponent's eyes.  (The action of your right elbow will bring your opponent's head down and toward you.)

     

    3. Pivot (in-place) to your left into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right upward elbow strike to your opponent's chin (utilizing Borrowed Force because of the opposing force that occurs).  Your left hand should slide down your opponent's right shoulder and end as a pressing check at his right elbow to further restrain your opponent from raising his head.  (After the finger poke, your opponent's head will momentarily relax and drop forward into your elbow strike, which will drive it back again.)

     

    4. Pivot again to your left into a right reverse bow as you execute a right back hammerfist strike to your opponent's groin.  Simultaneously have your left hand cross-check your opponent's right arm and then switch to a high check over your right shoulder.  (The force of this strike should bend your opponent over at the waist as well as force him back.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.

     

    5. Execute a left front crossover toward 4:30 into a left front twist stance while simultaneously delivering a right back knuckle strike to your opponent's face and grabbing your opponent's right wrist with your left hand.

     

    6. Pivot (in-place) clockwise and convert your left front twist stance into a left neutral bow.  During the conversion execute a right heel palm claw to the right side of your opponent's face while simultaneously pulling your opponent's right wrist down and diagonally past your left hip with your left hand.  The Opposing Forces created by your right heel palm strike and left hand pull should advantageously add to your Borrowed Force.

     

    7. Have your right foot step slightly back toward 12 o'clock (while remaining in a left neutral bow) as your left hand transfers you opponent's right wrist into the palm of your right hand which then grabs it.

     

    8. Immediately have your left foot leap toward 4:30 as your right hand jerks (violently pulls) your opponent's right arm toward, and to the right of, your right hip.  This leaping action and pull is accompanied with a left inward heel palm strike against the joint of you opponent' right elbow while simultaneously executing a right knee strike to his right rib cage.  All aspects of your leap, jerk, and right knee strike should beneficially add to your Borrowed Force.

     

    9. From the contact point of your right knee, have your right foot plant back to your Point of Origin and without delay have your left foot step back (step through reverse) toward 12 o’clock as both of your hands grab your opponent’s right wrists to jerk, whip and pull his arm to the left of your body.

     

    10. Release your right hand and deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple, followed by a right inward horizontal elbow strike to his left jaw hinge.

     

    11. Have your right hand again grab your opponent’s right wrist (to again assist your left hand grab) and immediately have your right foot step back (step through reverse) toward 12 o’clock as both of your hands whip your opponent’s right arm to the right of your body to force him diagonally to the ground and onto his stomach (similar to the “Leap of Death”).

     

    12. Left front crossover stomp to the back of your opponent’s right elbow (in the direction of 1:30).

     

    13. Slide and plant your left foot slightly to your right (adjusting your left foot to gauge proper distance) and immediately spin clockwise 180 degrees as you execute a right spinning back heel stomp kick to your opponent’s head.

     

    14. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

  • 13.  Calming the Storm  (Front: Right step through roundhouse club)

    Theme: The name of this technique also indicates the theme.  You're being introduced to a roundhouse club attack.  When a hurricane comes upon you the safest place is in the eye of the hurricane.  This technique teaches you to move inside of your opponent's effective striking range, to stay within the confines of your Outer Rim, and to Borrow the Force of his attack by utilizing the principle of "With".

     

    1. With your feet together, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you execute a left extended outward block to the inside of your opponent’s right arm (near the wrist).  Simultaneously with this action deliver a right vertical punch to your opponent’s jaw.  Be sure your right knee is positioned to check your opponent’s right leg.  (Your punch should drive your opponent’s head back sharply, jut his stomach forward, and cause him to drop his club at the same time.)

     

    2. Pivot to a right forward bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you execute a left vertical punch to your opponent’s solar plexus.  During this action your right hand frictionally slides down your opponent’s right arm (Frictional Pull), as it acts as a check.  (this action will force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Pivot to a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), while executing a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right lower ribs.  Simultaneously with this action your left hand reverse its motion, and convert to a left upward hooking parry (like a waiter carrying a tray) on top of your opponent’s right arm and below the elbow.  (This should help to drive your opponent’s body back.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Immediately grab your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand as your right arm executes a right outward strike to the outside of your opponent’s right elbow to sprain, or break it.  This action is done while still remaining in a right neutral bow.  To take advantage of Opposing Forces, push out with your left hand as you strike in with your right forearm.

     

    5. Keep constant pressure on your opponent’s right arm and elbow during this maneuver as your right foot slides clockwise and back toward 6 o'clock.  Your opponent should bend fully at the waist.

     

    6. Remain grabbing your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to is right ribs.  Continue the clockwise circle of your right arm as you now go over and on top of your opponent’s bent body converting your right hand into a right inward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent’s right ribs.  With your opponent bent over and leaning forward at the time of your right hammerfist strike, the Angle of Incidence (upon contact) should be ideal.

     

    7. With your left hand still maintaining its grab, have your right hammerfist slide to your opponent’s right armpit.  Immediately have your left foot slide counterclockwise toward 4:30, push down on your opponent’s right armpit with your right hammerfist, have your left hand switch its grab and pull your opponent’s right arm (which is fully stretched) up and diagonally toward you (pulling from 10:30 to 4:30 and dislocate your opponent’s right shoulder.

     

    8. Without disrupting the flow of your action, guide your opponent to the right of you and force his face to the ground as you release your left hand grab.  With your opponent now to the right of you, with his head in the direction of 4:30, pivot and rotate your body clockwise 180 degrees a you then plant, your left foot to the left of your opponent’s body to straddle him.  Immediately drop both knees to your opponent’s right and left rib cage while simultaneously executing two heel palm strikes to his left and right mastoid respectively.

     

    9. Bounce up and immediately execute a right heel stomp kick to the back of your opponent’s head, plant your right foot to the right of his head, pivot counterclockwise and have your right knee drop onto the back of your opponent’s neck.  Counterbalance your arms so that they are positionally checking at all times.

     

    10. With your right knee resting on the back of your opponent’s neck, have your left foot crossover your opponent’s left arm as the heel of your left foot then hooks and strikes the left side of your opponent’s face.  Your hands are positionally checking in front of your chest.

     

    11. Leap toward 4:30 by pushing off with your left foot and landing on your right foot into a right one leg stance as you now face 10:30.  Have both arms positionally check - left arm down and right arm at medium height.

     

    12. Rotate your body counterclockwise 180 degrees and plant your left foot back toward 4:30.  Immediately execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 14.  Darting Mace  (Front: Two-hand right wrist grab)

    Theme: Remember that wrist grabs are used to force you to an undesired position.  To cancel this two-handed grab you must learn to maximize your efforts through the use of harmonious action that includes the use of forward motion (the strikes) and Reverse Motion (the countergrab).  In addition this technique introduces you to the idea of a Grafted Principle.  Grafted Principles are the combining of several principles within the flow of a single action.  As an example a strike may start with a hammering motion, but conclude with a thrusting action without disturbing the natural flow of the executed move.  Your initial move commences as a hammering Method of Execution (a hammerfist to the forearm) and converts to a thrusting Method of Execution (the punch to the face).

     

    1. With your feet together and both of your opponent’s hands grabbing your right wrist, step forward (between your opponent’s legs) with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as your right hand countergrabs your opponent’s right wrist, and your left forearm simultaneously strikes down on your opponent’s right forearm.

     

    2. Without disrupting the flow of your left hand convert it into a left vertical punch to your opponent’s chin, while pulling your opponent’s right arm past your right hip with your right hand.  (Initially your opponent’s head comes down and toward you.  Your punch drives his head back.)

     

    3. As you pivot into a left forward bow (facing 12 o’clock), as your left hand slides down your opponent’s torso and on top of his arms, finally acting as a guide for a right vertical punch to your opponent’s solar plexus.  (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist, and may move back.)

     

    4. Slide your right foot forward into a right close cat stance, as your left hand contours up your opponent’s chest, and becomes a left thrusting outward handsword strike to your opponent’s throat.  (This will temporarily detain your opponent’s body.) During this action your right fist cocks to your right ribcage (palm up).

     

    5. Continue to have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (buckling the inside of your opponent’s right knee), and thrust a right heel palm strike to your opponent’s chin, as your left hand reverses its previous motion, and becomes a left sliding check onto your opponent’s arms.  (Your opponent’s head snaps back and his body is driven away.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    6. Immediately go into a left front crossover toward 12 o’clock while simultaneously circling your right arm counterclockwise and executing a right outward horizontal hammerfist strike to your opponent’s right rib cage.  Without disrupting the flow of your action pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow and deliver a left inward hooking heel palm claw to the right side of your opponent’s face.  Have your right arm horizontally check against your opponent’ chest.

     

    7. Pivot counterclockwise into a rotating left front twist stance as you simultaneously execute a right overhead hooking diagonal downward punch to your opponent’s left cheek bone, which action then converts into a right inward elbow strike to his left jaw hinge.  When residually pivoting into both strikes use Quarter Beat Timing.

     

    8. Pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow as you execute a left uppercut to your opponent’s chin.  Simultaneously have your right hand and arm horizontally check across your opponent’s right arm and body respectively.

     

    9. Follow up with a front chicken kick.  This is done by first having your left foot front scoop your opponent’s groin and the ball of your right foot kicking his solar plexus, or chin.

     

    10. From the contact point of your right kick execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

     

  • 15.  Hooking Wings  (Front: Two-hand low push)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is very similar to that of Parting Wings, but with a slightly different twist, do to your opponent's low push.  In this technique the environment and/or insufficient time dictates that you cannot move to the outside of your opponent's arms.  With your choice of action limited, you must learn to act quickly on the inside of your opponent's arms.  Your timing and Angle of Execution on your first move are of utmost importance.  If your hands travel from Point of Origin, you will have ample time to find the correct Line of Entry over and inside of your opponent's arms.  The hooks and frictional pull of your hands and arms should guide your opponent's arms past the outside edge of your Outer Rim.  You have not stopped your opponent's forward momentum, but you can Borrow that Force if you quickly kick with your right foot.

     

    1. With your feet together, drop back with your left foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you hook with both of your hands (shape of the crane) to the inside of your opponent’s wrists, jerking your opponent’s arms down, outside and past your hips.  (This will allow your opponent’s momentum to continue into you, but direct his weapons outside of your Outer Rim.)

     

    2. Slide your right foot back into a cat stance, and deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin.  Be sure to utilize the Borrowed Force from his attempted push, as well as from your pulling action.  (This kick will bend your opponent forward at the waist and stop his Body Momentum.)

     

    3. Drop forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), while looping a right inward downward diagonal hammerfist strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge.  Immediately (continuing with a figure 8 pattern) loop a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right jaw hinge, as your left hand checks at your solar plexus.  (These strikes should further disorient your opponent, and possibly drop him to the ground.)

     

    4. Shuffle forward (push-drag) as your follow up with a right upward elbow strike to your opponent’s chin, while your left hand continues to check.  (This will snap your opponent’s head back.)

     

    5. Immediately reverse your motion and execute a right downward heel palm-claw, first striking the bridge of the nose, and then clawing the eyes and face.  (This should break your opponent’s nose, obscure his vision, and force him to the ground.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    6. With both your hands positionally checking, shift your left foot slightly (very small adjustment) toward 4:30 and execute a right hooking heel kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee to buckle his leg out.  Follow through with your right hook kick and immediately reverse the motion by executing a right downward looping roundhouse ball kick to the outside, and back of, your opponent’s left knee.  This action should bend his knee further.

     

    7. As your right foot plants to its previous Point of Origin slightly rotate your body counterclockwise as it faces 4:30 and execute a right reverse hooking heel kick to the right side of your opponent’s face, or any available opening.  If you need to shuffle, prior to kicking, to properly gauge or distance, please feel free to do so.

     

    8. Plant your right foot toward 10:30 and bounce into a right back stiff-leg lifting bounce kick to your opponent’s groin while simultaneously executing a right back stiff-arm rising heel palm claw to his face.

     

    9. From the contact point of your right back heel kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 16.  Shield and Sword  (Front: Left step through punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is to acquaint you with a diagonal deviation against an opponent's punch.  Although your left extended outward block precedes your right inward handsword, the forward bow is really positioned to drop into a close kneel stance if protection is needed between both moves.  This technique is one that prepares you for the What If Phase that may occur between the first and second move.  Once the initial chop is rendered, checks of Height Zones and Width Zones come into play to thwart your opponent's retaliatory efforts.

     

    1. Standing with your feet together, step forward and to your right (toward 1:30) with your right foot into a right forward bow, as your deliver a left extended outward block to the outside of your opponent’s left elbow (use a handsword block).  Have your right handsword cock beside your right ear, palm out.  (This should cancel the width of your opponent’s action.)

     

    2. Immediately pivot to your left (into a horse), as your strike with a right inward handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck (follow through with a chop so that it controls your opponent’s Height Zones, as your right forearm and elbow check your opponent’s left shoulder to minimize his leverage).  Simultaneously have your left hand check your opponent’s left arm.  (This should drive your opponent’s head and body down.)

     

    3. Pivot into a right forward bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you deliver a left inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s left lower ribcage, and have your right hand check (Bracing Angle Check) your opponent’s left arm at his elbow.  (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Shift your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow, as your left hand hooks out and down (like a waiter carrying a tray) on top of your opponent’s left forearm.  Simultaneously with this action, execute a right inward raking hammerfist strike to your opponent’s left kidney.

     

    5. Immediately follow up with a right roundhouse kick to your opponent’s right kidney.  (This should drive your opponent to his knees.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    6. From the contact point of your right roundhouse kick, have your right foot gently touch the ground as you vigorously slide your left foot toward 3 o’clock (to position you behind your opponent as well as give you a better Angle of Execution), which then triggers you into executing a right knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s right knee.  This is an example of residual action whereby Body Momentum is kept at a constant flow.

     

    7. Plant, adjust, and position your right foot (for proper angle and distance) and execute a left front scoop kick to your opponent’s groin (from the rear).

     

    8. Again plant, adjust, and position your left foot (for proper angle and distance) and execute a right knife-edge kick to your opponent’s spine.

     

    9. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

  • 17.  Gift in Return  (Front: Hand shake)

    Theme: The theme of this technique can be found within the name of the technique.  You surprise your opponent by faking pain and then striking him in the groin with his own hand.  Aggressive handshakes are often preludes to cross punches etc.  Your surprise move helps you to get out of the Line of Attack, creates pain (therefore hesitation), cancels all of your opponent's weapons, and moves you to the rear of your opponent.  This places you in a secure position to continue to nullify your opponent's actions, and strike to a variety of targets without exposing yourself.

     

    1. With your feet together and your opponent squeezing your right hand with his right hand, step forward and to your left (toward 11 o’clock) with your left foot into a left neutral bow to the outside of your opponent’s right leg.  (Your left leg should be hugging and checking your opponent’s right leg Hugging Check.) Simultaneously have your left hand assist your right hand, to strike to your opponent’s groin by thrusting down on your opponent’s right forearm.  (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Shift your left hand around and back of your opponent’s right leg, and grab your opponent’s right wrist, as your right foot shifts clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30).  Immediately pull and lift with your left hand as your push down against your opponent’s right hip with your right hand.  This is done to put pressure on your opponent’s testicles, limit your opponent’s leverage, and check his Height Zones to nullify his ability to kick.  (This will lift your opponent onto the tips of his toes.)

     

    3. Immediately deliver a right step through knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee, as you release your left hand grasp, and while maintaining the check with your right hand.  (This will buckle your opponent’s left leg to the ground, and expose his tail bone.)

     

    4. Without any hesitation plant your right foot between your opponent’s legs (making sure that you gauge it properly), and deliver a left knee strike to your opponent’s tailbone.  (This will drive your opponent forward and away from you.)

     

     With your left foot in the air (or after it plants forward, depending on circumstances), execute a left front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your left knee strike execute a left thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s right knee (pivoting clockwise during the action).

     

    6. From the contact point of your left knife-edge kick execute a left front crossover (gauging the proper distance - Gauging Leg) toward 10:30 and immediately pivot clockwise into a right spinning stiff-leg back kick toward 4:30 to your opponent’s groin from the rear.

     

    7. Gauge your distance as you plant your right foot forward toward 4:30 (with your back toward your opponent) and immediately (using Marriage of Gravity) execute a left rear crossover toward six o’clock while delivering a right outward back knuckle strike to the back of your opponent’s left kidney (whose back is facing you - from left to right)).  Have your left hand positionally check during this maneuver.

     

    8. While remaining in-place pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30) as you execute a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right kidney (into the same manner, but to the opposite side).  Without disturbing the flow of motion have your right foot step through toward 4:30, drop into a right wide kneel to the back of your opponent’s neck.

     

    9. Immediately execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

  • 18.  Bow of Compulsion (Front: Wrist lock—against chest)

    Theme: When faced with the confrontation it is a common response to push your aggressor away to avoid trouble.  However, this intentional or unintentional action on your part can get you into trouble if your opponent is knowledgeable in arts such as Jiu-Jitsu, or other grappling arts.  Nevertheless if you respond quickly you can Borrow the Force of his aggression to initiate your own offensive action (defense-offense) striking whatever Height Zones are available to you.

     

    1. With your opponent pinning your right hand against his chest (after your unintentional push), and with your feet parallel to each other, step forward toward 12 o’clock with your right foot into a right neutral bow (between your opponent’s legs).  Simultaneously execute a right downward elbow strike to your opponent’s solar plexus or groin, depending on the height of your opponent as your left hand checks diagonally across your opponent’s hands.  (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. With your left hand still guarding diagonally, drop down into a right wide kneel stance (keeping your back erect), as you drop your right hand down, raking your opponent’s testicles with a right heel palm claw.  (This will temporarily stun your opponent.)

     

    3. Immediately follow up with a right underhand reverse handsword to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent’s knees should buckle, bending forward.)

     

    4. While in your slightly modified wide kneel stance execute (using the Geometric Path of a figure eight) a right back knuckle strike to the inside of your opponent’s left knee, followed by a downward looping right punch to inside of his right knee.

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30, increasing your Height Zone with each maneuver.

     

    5. Rise up from your right wide kneel stance into a right neutral bow while executing a right outward raking back knuckle to the right side of your opponent’s nose (fashion after a vertical outward block).  Have your left hand positionally check at waist level.  Immediately pivot (in-place) into a right forward bow as you deliver a left heel palm strike to your opponent’s solar plexus (fingers in and palm forward).  Have your right hand positioned slightly in front and to the right of your head with the fist still clenched and palm facing out.

     

    6. Pivot into a right neutral bow as you simultaneously execute a right inward raking back knuckle slice to the left side of your opponent’s face.

     

    7. Without disrupting the sequence of your action execute a left outward two-finger hook to your opponent’s eyes followed by a right inward elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw (shuffling forward if necessary) simultaneous with your left heel palm, again being employed as a supporting brace (sandwiching effect).

     

    8. Have your right elbow pass through your opponent’s jaw and immediately reverse its action by executing a right outward elbow strike to the right side of your opponent’s jaw.  (Left hand at this point is positionally checking low).

     

    9. Have your right elbow pass through your opponent’s jaw as you follow-up with a right outward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face in addition to a left inward heel palm claw to his face and immediately return with a right inward diagonal downward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face.

     

    10. Execute a right front scoop kick to your opponent’s groin as you thrust a left outward heel palm to your opponent’s sternum.  Simultaneous with this action have your right hand flow from its previous strike to cock near your right ear.

     

    11. Immediately replant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow while executing a right inside downward heel palm strike to your opponent’s solar plexus (fingers in and diagonally down with palm facing away from you).

     

    12. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  • 19.  Obstructing the Storm  (Front: Right step through overhead club)

    Theme: Again, realizing that your opponent has a weapon that is extended, your responses to move out of the Line of Attack.  However, deviating from the path of action is only one phase of the technique.  You are to experience obstructing the threat, grabbing your opponent's right wrist, and controlling his retaliatory efforts as well.

     

    1. With your feet together, have your left foot step slightly forward and to your left on a 45 degree angle (first moving toward 10:30, but ending facing 1:30 in a horse stance).  Simultaneously cross your right wrist over your left wrist to block your opponent’s attacking hand (upward cross block), at his right wrist, at a level above your head and off of your right shoulder.  (This is to catch your opponent’s right arm while getting out of the Line of Attack.

     

    2. Grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand as your left foot steps forward to 1:30 (“cat in and around” his right leg if necessary) into a left neutral bow.  Simultaneously strike your opponent’s right elbow with your left forearm by first thrusting vertically and then rolling it horizontally forcing your opponent’s right arm down while your right hand pulls in, down, and past your right hip (rolling check).  (This action should force your opponent’s head down with the possibility of having it strike your left knee.)

     

    3. Immediately deliver a right snapping knee strike to your opponent’s head or chest.  This is done without raising your body.  (This action should drive your opponent away.)

     

     Replant your right foot to its Point of Origin into a left neutral bow (facing 1:30).  Left front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    4. Replant your right foot to its Point of Origin as you again form a left neutral bow, with your left hand positionally checking.  Simultaneously have your right hand grab your opponent’s club at the free end and disarm him.  Immediately execute a right upward strike to your opponent’s face with the opposite end of the club.

     

    5. Step back with your left foot toward 7:30 and as you circle your club counterclockwise, execute a right outward downward club strike to the back of your opponent’s right elbow.  Follow through with the action of your right club strike.

     

    6. Immediately execute a right front crossover toward 9 o’clock into a left rear twist stance.  Simultaneously have your right hand circle clockwise while delivering a right inward downward club strike to the front of your opponent’s right knee.

     

    7. Have your left foot step out toward 10:30 into a transitional left neutral bow and immediately pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow, facing 4:30 as you execute a right outward downward club strike to the back of your opponent’s right knee.

     

    8. Shuffle forward (push-drag) toward 4:30 as you execute a right underhand club strike  to the underside of your opponent’s groin,snapping your wrist to enhance your action (his back is facing you at this point).

     

    9. Immediately go into a right front crossover toward 10:30 (into a left rear twist stance) as you execute (counterclockwise) a right looping outward downward club strike to the back of your opponent’s head.  This action is done while utilizing Marriage of Gravity.

     

    10. Left step through and cover out twice toward 11 o’clock.

     

  • 20.  Twin Kimono  (Front: Two-hand lapel grab—push out)

    Theme: Obviously this technique is very similar to Lone Kimono.  It teaches you not to panic when the attack is a two- hand grab versus a one-hand grab.  Remember in a one-hand grab your opponent can readily follow with a punch, but in a two-hand grab his intentions are different.  However, you are less likely to break one or both of your opponent's arms with your initial response.  Therefore, in Twin Kimono you insert an interim strike (outward back knuckle) between your upward strike and your downward clearing action.  Because this strike occurs within your opponent's Obscure Zones, it should surprise him.  This unseen action should take the wind out of your opponent, making it easier for you to clear his arms.

     

    1. With your feet together, step back toward 6 o’clock with your left foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as your left arm pins your opponent’s arms at the wrists.  Simultaneously deliver a right upward forearm strike against your opponent’s elbow joints.  (This will raise your opponent onto the tips of his toes.)

     

    2. Immediately shift your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30, as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s solar plexus.  (This will take the wind out of your opponent, and force him to bend forward.)

     

    3. Then circle your right arm counterclockwise, and execute an right inward downward diagonal strike against your opponent’s left forearm, finishing with your right palm up, and your left hand checking high.  (Make sure that your opponent’s arms are driven down and diagonally to your left.) (Your opponent should rapidly bend down.)

     

    4. Immediately Round The Corner, and strike with a right snapping outward handsword to your opponent’s throat.  Keep your left hand checking in the Neutral Zone.  (This will stop your opponent, and cause him to fall to the ground.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 4.30.

     

    5. Without delay execute a left front crossover toward 10:30 as you simultaneously deliver a left heel palm strike to your opponent’s jaw.  Have your right hand check both of your opponent’s arms during the course of this maneuver.

     

    6. Without disrupting the flow of your action execute a right knee kick to your opponent’s right inner knee (threading during this maneuver).  Immediately following up with a right heel stomp to your opponent’s right instep while simultaneously delivering a right lifting forearm strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw.

     

    7. Have your right foot step back (step through reverse) toward 4:30 and immediately execute a left front crossover stomp onto your opponent’s left instep (toward 1:30), as you simultaneously execute a left inward heel palm claw to the right side of his face.  Positionally check with your right arm and hand.

     

    8. Have your left foot slide off of your opponent’s left in step and pivot clockwise approximately 180 degrees (adjusting if necessary) as you execute a right spinning back heel kick to your opponent’s midsection.  Immediately execute a right front crossover (left rear twist) while properly timed with a right upward outward claw to your opponent’s face.

     

    9. From the contact point of your right claw complete your crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 21.  Sleeper  (Front: Right straight step through punch)

    Theme: Like the technique Dance of Death and Thundering Hammers, this technique was designed to teach you the value of initiating your moves from their Point of Origin.  The three techniques are Family Related.  Each one teaches you how to attack different Height Zones.  This technique also introduces you to pressure holds and how they are used in the Kenpo system.  The last part of the technique teaches you the Spiraling Staircase concept when taking an opponent to the ground.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step to your left on a 45 degree angle with your left foot (toward 11 o'clock ) into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  Simultaneous with this action deliver a left inward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm (at or above the elbow).  Your right arm hangs naturally to the right side of your body.  (Your block should cancel the width of your opponent's body.)

     

    2. Pivot (in-place) into a left forward bow as you deliver a right inner diagonal wrist strike up and to the left side of your opponent's neck, and check your opponent’s right arm with your left hand (Bracing Angle Check).  (This will stun your opponent.)

     

    3. Immediately step around and back of your opponent's right leg (Cat Around) with your right leg into a modified horse stance, grab your right wrist with your left hand (from behind your opponent’s head) and pull toward you, applying pressure against his neck - Carotid Arteries.  (This action should render your opponent’ helpless, and may cause him to temporarily lose consciousness.

     

    4. Slightly pivot toward 10:30 into a left forward bow, as your buckle your opponent’s right leg with your right leg.  Immediately shift your left foot back toward 4:30 while forcing your opponent to the ground (like a winding staircase), and forcing him to the ground.

     

    5. With your opponent now on his back (head pointed toward 5 and 6 o’clock) and you positioned in a left neutral bow to the right of his body, follow up with a right vertical punch to his face simultaneous with a right knee drop to your opponent’s right rib cage (left close kneel stance).  Your left hand is pushing your opponent’s right arm down and across his body to keep it in check.

     

     Shift your right foot toward 12 o’clock, and gradually increasing your Height Zone, execute a left front crossover, and cover out to ward 10:30.

     

    6. From the contact point of your right punch have your right hand grab your opponent’s right shoulder as your left hand assists you in rolling him over and onto his stomach (clockwise).

     

    7. Raise up (in-place) into a left neutral bow, adjust your right foot to your right and instantly pivot your entire body clockwise so that you now face 10:30 into a right neutral bow.  Immediately drop into a right close kneel stance as you drive your left knee down into your opponent’s left kidney.  Have both of your hands positionally check for the unexpected.

     

    8. Spring up from your knee strike, as you pivot counterclockwise, have your left foot step through reverse toward 12 o’clock, and execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent’s tailbone.  Your left leg is your gauging leg to obtain the best distance and angle.

     

    9. Immediately plant your right foot between your opponent’s legs into a transitory right reverse cat stance, pivot clockwise toward 6 o’clock into a close right neutral bow, step toward 4:30 with your left foot, plant it alongside of your opponent’s left hip, drop into a left close kneel stance as you drive your right knee down into his lower spine, while executing a right heel palm strike to the back of your opponent’s head (concrete facial) while positionally checking with your left hand.

     

    10. Spring up from your right knee drop with your left foot still in-place and spin counterclockwise 180 degrees while executing a right spinning reverse stiff-leg sweep kick toward 6:30 to the left side of your opponent’s head (ending in a right reverse bow stance).

     

    11. From the contact position of your kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30 o’clock.

     

  • 22.  Spiraling Twig  (Rear: Bear hug—arms free)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is introduction to lock us and twists on your part when countering an opponent.  This technique teaches you how to use the correct Angle of Execution on a wrist lock and especially emphasizes the use of small circles when twisting and opponent's weapon. Additionally, twists are amplified by the proper use of Contouring and Body Momentum.

     

    1. With your feet together, step with your right foot toward 3 o’clock into a house stance, as your right and left middle-knuckle fists strike to the back of your opponent’s top hand (or hands depending on the type of grab).  Immediately drop both of your elbows to pin your opponent’s arms.  (The Minor Move of your knuckle strikes should loosen your opponent’s grip, and your elbows should clear and pin your opponent’s arms to your body.) Without hesitation, follow up by grabbing your opponent’s right hand with both of yours, making sure that your thumbs are on tip, and with your fingers inside of your opponent’s palm.

     

    2. Have your left foot step forward toward 1:30, pulling your opponent forward and off balance, while starting a clockwise wrist twist.  Be sure to keep your right elbow anchored, as it continues to pin your opponent’s right arm.  Immediately pivot clockwise, as your execute a step through reverse with your right foot into a left neutral bow facing 7:30, and both of your hand continue to twist your opponent’s right wrist clockwise in a very tight circle close to your body to maintain control.  (Your rapid Body Momentum further disturbs your opponent’s balance, and will probably break his wrist.)

     

    3. Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to the right ribs of your opponent, while continuing to pull your opponent’s right arm past your right hip, and still maintaining the wrist twist.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    4. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 7:30), make sure that your right foot plants alongside of your opponent’s right knee (from the inside) to keep that leg in check.  Simultaneously have your left hand check your opponent’s right elbow by pushing it down past your right hip, as you deliver a right underhand stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face or temple, depending upon how the head is positioned (remembering to use torque during the procedure).  (This should snap your opponent’s head back as you follow through with the action of your right hand.)

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.

     

    5. Immediately execute a left rear crossover toward 9 o’clock while simultaneously delivering a right outward, diagonally downward, raking hammerfist strike to and through the right side of your opponent’s face (traveling from left to right and from top to bottom).

     

    6. As you pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow, reverse the motion of your right hand and execute a right inward upward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face.

     

    7. Without disrupting the flow of your action (Body Momentum) pivot counterclockwise (toward 10:30) while executing a right back heel kick to the underside of your opponent’s jaw to straighten his posture (executed as a vertical hook).

     

    8. With your right foot still in the air execute a right back thrusting heel kick toward 4:30 to your opponent’s solar plexus.

     

    9. From the contact position of your right kick plant your right foot to toward 10:30 (gauging your leg during the maneuver - Gauging Leg) and turn counterclockwise while executing a left back thrusting heel kick toward 4:30 to any available opening.

     

    10. From the contact position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 23.  Cross of Destruction  (Rear: Two-hand choke)

    Theme: This technique is to remind you of the danger of chokes.  Panic can set in when you feel the strength of your opponent's hands around your neck and throat.  As with most chokes, it is recommended that you tuck your chin to your chest to give you temporary relief.  From there the theme of this technique develops.  There is no way that your opponent's thumbs can resist the weight of your whole body twisting against them, when the proper fulcrum is applied.  In the technique Spiraling Twig you use your hands to twist and lock your opponent's wrist.  In the first part of Cross of Destruction you use your hands and your neck to twist and lock your opponent's thumbs.  In the final part of Cross of Destruction you use your opponent's own arm to twist, lock and break his elbow joint.  In all cases you:

     

     1. Disturb balance

     2. Create temporary pain

     3. Inflict long-lasting damage

     

    1. With your feet together, and your opponent choking you from the rear with both of his hands, step to your left to 9 o’clock into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock), as your grab both of your opponent’s wrists with both of your hands (right to right and left to left).  Be sure to tuck your chin to your chest.

     

    2. Immediately turn your head clockwise, and have your right foot step behind your left foot (step through reverse) toward 7:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 1:30), as you force your neck against your opponent’s thumbs to possibly break them, and help release the grab.  Without loss of motion, have your left hand cross your opponent’s left arm over his own right arm.  At this point, your left arm pushes forward, as your right arm pulls in and toward you.  (There is more pulling than pushing here, and your actions should effectively cancel your opponent’s zones.)

     

    3. Deliver a right front snap ball kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee cap.  (This will buckle your opponent’s right knee out, and drop his Height Zones.)

     

    4. Plant your right foot forward toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow, and pull in with your left arm, as you push out with your right arm, causing your opponent to break his left elbow against his own right arm.  (The execution of your right hand during the above action resembles a right vertical back knuckle thrust.) (In addition to breaking his arm, your actions should cause hour opponent to fall to the ground.

     

     Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30

     

    5. While maintaining your wrist grabs, have your left foot cheat back slightly toward 6 o’clock and immediately slide your right foot back toward 4:30 into a right reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  Simultaneously release your right hand during the buckle, circle it counterclockwise, execute a right back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left rib cage, and residually follow through with a right inward overhead looping back knuckle strike to the back of his right mastoid.  Have your left hand continue to hold onto your opponent’s left wrist.

     

    6. Immediately execute a right slicing knife-edge kick to and through the inside of your opponent’s right knee converting it into a right front crossover (into a left rear twist stance) toward 10:30.  Simultaneously have your right arm continue to circle counterclockwise as it loops into a right downward hammerfist strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  Your left hand maintains its grab.

     

    7. Release your left hand, pivot counterclockwise, out of your left rear twist stance, and execute a left back scooping heel kick to your opponent’s groin.

     

    8. From the contact position of your left scoop kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30 o’clock.

     

  • 24.  Flight to Freedom  (Rear: Hammerlock)

    Theme: The theme of this technique introduces you to the fact that your opponent can block your counters.  You learn that even though your strike has been stopped, you can improvise.  As the name of this technique implies, you proceed to move as though fleeing from your opponent.  However, you use this apparent flight to disturb your opponent's balance and rebound into action.

     

    1. With your feet together and your opponent locking your right arm, step back counterclockwise to 5 o’clock with your left foot into a right transitory neutral bow (modify the depth or width of your stance as the situation dictates), as your right hand countergrabs your opponent’s right wrist.

     

    2. Without hesitation continue to pivot your entire body counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (or horse stance depending on circumstances), as you attempt to deliver a left outward elbow strike to your opponent’s face, and have it blocked.

     

    3. Immediately turn clockwise, as you have your left foot step through toward 1:30 into a right reverse cat stance.  Straighten your right arm during this transition, while maintaining your grab to your opponent’s right wrist, pulling your opponent to you, and upsetting his balance.

     

    4. From your right reverse cat, deliver a right thrusting back heel kick to your opponent’s right ribcage (this should bend your opponent forward at the waist, and the extension of your kick will back him up), as your immediately plant your right foot toward 7:00.

     

    5. As you pivot your entire body clockwise, twist your opponent’s right arm clockwise in a very tight circle, and have your left hand positionally check.  (This will turn your opponent over, down and to his left.)

     

    6. Follow up with a left front thrusting ball kick to your opponent’s left inner knee.  (This will buckle his knee outward, and drop his Height Zones.)

     

    7. Without planting your left foot, have it cross in front of your right foot toward 10:30 (converting it into a left front twist stance with your head focused toward 4:30), as your simultaneously execute a left hammering heel palm strike on top of your opponent’s right elbow joint.  Again, this is done while still maintaining your grab to your opponent’s right wrist.  (This should break your opponent’s right elbow joint, and force him to bend over.)

     

     Complete the crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    8. Pivot clockwise 180 degrees into a right neutral bow stance facing 4:30 as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right kidney.  During this maneuver: have your left hand slide down your opponent’s right arm, then grab and control his right wrist, insert a right back elbow strike to your opponent’s right triceps, but without disturbing the flow of your back knuckle strike.

     

    9. Without loss of momentum have your right hand check your opponent’s right arm as you execute a left knee kick to your opponent’s lower abdomen.  Your left hand continues its check.

     

    10. Plant your left foot (gauging your distance during this maneuver) and immediately execute a right knee kick to your opponent's chest.

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your right knee kick, execute a right side thrusting knife-edge kick toward 7:30 to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.

     

    12. From the Point of Contact of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.

     

  •  1.  Begging Hands  (Front: Two-hand grab to wrists)

    Theme: Remember that the intent of grab attacks is to direct you to an unfavorable position or predicament.  Thus far in your training you have dealt with single wrist grabs (one hand to one wrist, and two hands to one wrist).   In this technique you're introduced to an escape from a double wrist grab (one hand to each wrist).  The rotation of your hands is the reverse response of Hooking Wings.  In Hooking Wings your hands rotate inward and downward, while in Begging Hands your hands rotate outward and upward.  The totality of your action reinforces the principles learned in Hooking Wings.  Your intent is to Stabilize Your Base, momentarily disrupt your opponent's balance, cancel his Height Zones, and nullify his ability to attack with any of his weapons.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your left foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as you have both of your hands circle from inside out, so that they circle over and on top of your opponent’s wrists, simulating begging with two hands (with palms up).

     

    2. Without disturbing your flow of motion, slide your right foot back into a right 45 degree cat stance and immediately deliver a right front snapping ball kick, to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist, as his entire body moves away from you.)

     

    3.   Plant your right foot toward 12 o’clock (making sure that you adjust the depth of your planting foot, according to circumstances) and deliver a left front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s chin or chest.  (Your opponent’ head and chest should snap up.)

     

    4. As you plant your left foot forward into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), deliver two torquing heel palm thrusts under your opponent’s ribcage (Fitting).  Shuffle forward if needed.  (This should knock the wind out of your opponent, cause him to bend forward at the waist, and possibly drop to the ground.)

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. Have your right foot step toward 11 o’clock into a right neutral bow as your right knee steps through your opponent’s right knee to buckle him.  Simultaneously have both of your hands grab the flesh of his chest and squeeze (vice-like move) to cause excruciating pain.

     

    6. While maintaining both grabs execute a left rear crossover toward 1 o’clock.  Immediately have your right foot slide toward 1:30 into a right reverse bow as it buckles and spreads your opponent’s left leg from inside out.  Simultaneous with this buckle execute a right inward horizontal heel palm strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  During this action have your left hand retain its grab of you opponent’s chest.

     

    7. Execute a right front crossover toward 7:30.  During the crossover have your right foot sweep your opponent’s right foot toward 7:30 in order to further spread his legs apart.  Simultaneous with this sweep have your right hand, which has passed through your opponent’s jaw, convert into a check to your opponent’s right shoulder.  During this action also execute a left inward horizontal heel palm-claw strike to the right side of your opponent’s face.

     

    8. Pivot counterclockwise out of your twist stance and execute a left back thrusting heel kick to any available opening.

     

    9. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  •  2.  Thrusting Wedge  (Front: Two-hand high push)

    Theme: As the name of this technique indicates, the emphasis is on proper usage of the wedge.  You surprise your opponent by stepping forward and incorporating your offense into your defense.  The natural formation of the wedge parts your opponent's arms, as your hands thrust forward.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step forward between your opponent’s legs with your right foot into a right forward bow while thrusting both of your forearms forward, thus using them as wedges inside of your opponent’s arms.  (It is the outer portion of your forearms that are used to wedge.) Continue the flow of your action as you convert the movement of your arms into two rolling upward-outward claws to your opponent’s eyes (rolling check) (your right hand rolls counterclockwise and your left clockwise).  (This should stop your opponent’s forward momentum and blur his vision.)

     

    2. Pivot into a right fighting horse as you execute a right upward elbow strike under the chin of your opponent.  During the same course of action have your left hand grab your opponent’s right arm, strike down to his right wrist, grab his right wrist with your left hand, and jerk that arm down, past, and below your left hip.  (The effect should stun your opponent and control his Height Zones.)

     

    3. Pivot into a right neutral bow as your follow up with a right downward heel palm claw to the bridge of your opponent’s nose and then to his eyes.  (This should break your opponent’s nose and again blur his vision.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    4. Have your right heel palm claw continue down, through, and past the bridge of your opponent’s nose.  Without disrupting the flow and course of your right hand , have the finger tips of your right hand rake down and through your opponent’s groin.  Immediately reverse the action of your right hand and execute a right reverse handsword strike to the underside of your opponent’s groin.  Have your left hand horizontally check in front of your face in anticipation of any reaction that may stem from either of your opponent’s arms.

     

    5. Without hesitation execute a right downward back knuckle strike to the back of your opponent’s left knee (to buckle him).

     

    6. Have your right hand grab the back of your opponent’s left knee.  Have your left foot step forward toward 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow simultaneous with a left heel palm thrust to his jaw.

     

    7. Execute a right rear crossover toward 10:30, step through and toward 10:30 with your left foot into a left reverse bow, as you buckle your opponent’s right knee with your left knee from inside out, while continuing to thrust against your opponent’s jaw with your left hand, and pulling your opponent’s left knee toward you with your right hand.

     

    8. With this action forcing your opponent onto his back (with his head pointing toward 1:30) slide your left foot toward 1:30 (gauging your distance - Gauging Leg) and have your right knee drop onto your opponent’s groin.

     

    9. In anticipation of your opponent closing his legs because of the pain, have both of your hands hook his knees from inside out to force and hold his legs apart (right hand to left knee and left hand to right knee, like Hooking Wings).  Raise up on your right foot, cock your left knee and execute a left heel stomp to your opponent’s groin.

     

    10. Execute a left crossover stomp onto your opponent’s left ankle and immediately leap out into a double cover out toward 6 o’clock.

     

  •  3.  Flashing Wings  (Front: Right straight punch)

    Theme: This technique apprises you of the use of a Medium-Range Weapon - the elbow.  It is Family Related to Attacking Mace and together they teach you instinctive responses to varying depth factors related to the Dimensional Stages of Action.

     

    1. While Standing naturally, have your left foot step toward 11 o'clock into a left neutral bow, while simultaneously executing a left inward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm (at or above the elbow), as your right hand cocks to your right hip (fist clenched and palm up).  Your left knee should positionally check your opponent's right knee.

     

    2. Pivot into a left forward bow as you deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage, which follows through after making contact and bypasses your opponent's ribs.  Your left hand slides and checks your opponent's right arm, just below the shoulder, during the course of your elbow strike.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Pivot clockwise into a horse stance as you execute a right outward elbow strike to your opponent's right kidney.  Simultaneously deliver a left outward heel-palm claw across your opponent's face (making sure that your left forearm is a sliding check as it travels up the right arm of your opponent).  (Your opponent's head should snap back and turn to his right.)

     

    4. Immediately pivot clockwise into a left reverse wide kneel (with your body facing 4:30, but your head looking at 12 o'clock).  As you pivot, deliver a right outward hooking handsword to the back of your opponent's neck.  Make sure that your right arm travels diagonally, down, and with your elbow anchored.  Within the same flow of motion, follow up with a left inward handsword strike to the back of your opponent's neck.  (This should drive you opponent's head downward.)

     

    5. Pivot counterclockwise into a left reverse close kneel stance as your left hand slides down and past your opponent's right shoulder to check and pin his right arm to his body.  Simultaneous with this action execute a right upward thrusting handsword to your opponent's throat (palm up), as you pivot into a left wide kneel stance.  (This should snap your opponent's head back.)

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

    6. Execute a left front crossover sweep of your opponent’s right leg.  During this action have your right hand circle counter clockwise to execute a right inward circular five-finger claw.  Your left hand continues to check your opponent’s right arm.

     

    7. Immediately pivot clockwise as you execute a right spinning stiff-legged sweep to the back of your opponent’s right leg.  (Your opponent should start to fall toward the ground.) Counterbalance the action of your sweep by executing a right thrusting heel palm to your opponent’s chin.  All the while have your left hand check your opponent’s right arm and shoulder.

     

    8. Immediately have your right palm push your opponent’s chin counterclockwise simultaneously as your left hand grabs and assists you in turning his arm and body counterclockwise.  With both of your arms turning, as well as, forcing your opponent’s spine to arch back toward 9 o’clock, execute a right knee kick to his spine.  Have your right knee kick supported and braced by both of your arms.

     

    9. From the position of your right knee kick, deliver a right side thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee to buckle him for a second time.

     

    10. From the position of your right side thrust kick, execute a right front crossover toward 8:30 while simultaneously have the fingers of your right hand rip across your opponent’s face from left to right.

     

    11.  Complete your double cover out toward 8:30.

     

  •  4.  Hugging Pendulum  (Front: Right thrusting knife-edge kick)

    Theme: The initial action of this technique is identical to that of Deflecting Hammer.  You are to create distance while employing an angle change, as you redirect your opponent's kick.  At this level your block should not only redirect the path of your opponent's kick, and slightly turn your opponent, but it should also inflict pain.  ("First deflection, then infliction of pain.")  Deflecting Hammer also stresses the importance of foot maneuvers (shuffle out and then shuffle back in).  In Hugging Pendulum you learn to swiftly make adjustments due to depth factors (shuffle out and crossover back in).  The final part of the technique emphasizes the need for speed of action.  You learn to strike your opponent with the use of upper Body Rotation without the use of lower Body Rotation; you learn the benefits of Body Fusion; and the use of forward and Reverse Motion.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, shuffle back (push-drag) toward 7:30 as you deliver a right hammering downward diagonal block on the outside of your opponent’s right kicking leg.  Have your blocking arm travel from 10:30 to 4:30.  (This action should disturb your opponent’s balance, injure his leg, inflict pain, and turn his body to his left.)

     

    2. Without delay execute a left front crossover, cross your right hand (palm up) to your left hip, and positionally check with your left hand.  Immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  (This should buckle your opponent’s left knee to the ground.)

     

    3. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, follow up with a right outward horizontal back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right mastoid, or right temple.  Arc your strike to the right and return with a right inward horizontal hooking heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face.  Maintain a bend in your right elbow throughout your action.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

    4. Follow through with the action of your right heel palm claw and with the residual use of your Body Momentum have your right foot slide toward 9 o’clock, pivot your entire body counterclockwise, execute a left outward horizontal heel palm claw to your opponent’s face followed by a right hooking punch to the same target.

     

    5. While still maintaining your circular flow of motion, execute a right roundhouse ball kick to your opponent’s sternum.  (Adjust the position of your left foot if needed when kicking.)

     

    6. From the position of your right kick, plant your right foot toward 10:30 (up the circle), and immediately turn counterclockwise as you execute a low left spinning side thrusting knife-edge kick to your opponent’s neck (using the side of your heel).

     

    7. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6:00

     

  •  5.  Repeated Devastation  (Rear: Full Nelson)

    Theme: The theme of this technique again, like Scraping Hoof, focuses on your opponent's hold.  Although you are in a precarious position your retaliatory efforts are not totally restricted.  Because of your increased knowledge of the multitude of methods of executing your natural weapons and knowledge of the dimensions and paths in which they can travel, countering this hold is not a problem.  Stepping forward to place yourself in balance while disrupting the balance of your opponent is what sets up the potential use of your elbow strikes.  Explosive Rotational Force is one of the key ingredients that adds to the devastation of your action.

     

    1. While in a Full Nelson, move your right foot toward 3 o'clock into a narrow horse stance, as you strike over and back of your head with both of your fists to your opponent's face.  The palms of your hands should face forward when sandwiching your opponent's head.  (Your opponent should loosen his grip.)

     

    2. While dropping lower into your horse, drive both of your elbows down to your opponent's biceps (palms still facing you).  Immediately thrust both fists toward the ground (palms facing you) as you straighten and stiffen your knees, body, and neck.

     

    3. Step forward with your left foot, between 12 and 1 o'clock, into a transitional left neutral bow and pivot clockwise into a right forward bow (facing 6 o'clock).  While pivoting, deliver a right outward thrusting elbow strike to the right side of your opponent's jaw.  As you strike, pin your opponent's left forearm to your body with your left forearm.  (This should rock your opponent's head back.)

     

    4. Slide your left foot back to its Point of Origin, step forward with your right foot between 11 and 12 o'clock into a transitional right neutral bow, and pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 6 o'clock).  While pivoting, deliver a left outward thrusting elbow strike to the left side of your opponent's jaw.  During this action have your right forearm maintain a check by smartly resting on your opponent's right forearm.  (Again, your opponent's head should rock back.)

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

    5. Immediately have your left arm circle counterclockwise and around your opponent’s neck (from the left side) as you then apply a headlock.  While still maintaining the head lock with your left arm, have your left foot shift back and toward 12 o’clock into a right neutral bow.  During the course of this maneuver, pull your opponent’s head toward you as you simultaneously execute a right punch to the left hinge of your opponent’s jaw.

     

    6. With your opponent’s head bent over and positioned at waist level execute two rapid knee strikes (left and then right) to his face.  From the position of your right knee strike release your left arm and pivot counterclockwise as your execute a right side thrust kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee simultaneously with a right torquing heel palm strike to the left side of his jaw (fingers down palm out.) Your left hand should be positionally checking in front of your right ribcage.

     

    7. From the position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.

     

  •  6.  Entangled Wing  (Front: Arm lock as instructed)

    Theme: The theme of this technique reemphasizes the importance of how a quick reaction can turn a disadvantage into an advantage.  Quick reaction with your right elbow strike not only relieves the pressure on your wrist, but residually injures your opponent.  Failure to act quickly could result in your wrist being broken, or in you being forced to the ground.  Additionally, Entangled Wing emphasizes the use of Contact Manipulation to control and injure your opponent.

     

    1. With your opponent applying the lock with force, have your right foot step forward toward 10:30.  Raise your right arm up and overhead (similar to a right upward elbow strike), to relieve pressure.  During the course of this action have your left hand pin and check your opponent’s left hand.

     

    2. As you pivot counterclockwise drop into a left neutral bow, while delivering a left back elbow strike to your opponent’s groin or ribs.  Your target will depend upon the height of your opponent.  Simultaneously have your right arm pull your opponent’s left arm down and toward you to properly align your opponent’s elbow across the top of your right shoulder for a break.  (This should turn your opponent to his right.)

     

    3. Immediately pivot clockwise into a horse stance as you execute a right back elbow strike to your opponent’s midsection or left ribcage.  Maintain your left hand as a Positional Check at your right shoulder.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

    4. Without hesitation have your right foot step back toward 1:30 into a right reverse bow to buckle your opponent’s left leg.  With this maneuver execute a right vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face (your forearm is vertical at this point) as your left hand grabs his left wrist.

     

    5. Have your right hand hook around, behind, and to the left side of your opponent’s neck and immediately pull his head forward and down as you simultaneously execute a right knee strike to his face.  Plant your right foot (adjusting it to gauge proper distance) and deliver a left knee strike to your opponent’s face (torquing if necessary).

     

    6. Plant your left foot and again shoot your right foot back toward 1:30 to buckle your opponent’s left leg further, as your right arm simultaneously forces his head to the ground.

     

    7. While still maintaining control of his left arm, with your left hand, execute a right knee strike to the back of your opponent’s left elbow, to break it.

     

    8. From the position of the right knee strike, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  •  7.  Defying the Storm  (Front: Right step through roundhouse club)

    Theme: This technique teaches you to move inside the effective striking range of your opponent's club.  Although the theme is similar to that of Calming the Storm, emphasis is placed on immediate destruction of the arm that is being defied.  Additionally you have an immediate check on your opponent's Height Zones to prevent further retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation).

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step forward (toward 11 o’clock) with your right foot into a right neutral bow, as your right knee buckles the inside of your opponent’s right knee.  Simultaneous with this action strike your opponent’s right wrist with your left extended outward handsword.  Coordinate this with a right inward handsword to your opponent’s right biceps.  (Your opponent should drop his club, and lose his balance.)

     

    2. Instantly have your left hand grab your opponent’s left wrist and your right hand grab the back of your opponent’s right elbow.  Without delay, step back with your right foot toward 4:30 into a left forward bow.  With this action, push his right wrist out and away from you while pulling and rolling his right elbow down and toward you (Rolling Check / Opposing Forces) to snap your opponent’s right elbow joint.  This is done while anchoring your right elbow past your right hip.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Follow up with a right knee strike to your opponent’s sternum.  (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

    4. As you plant your right foot toward 11 o’clock, into a right neutral bow, bury a right inward overhead elbow strike to your opponent’s upper spine.  Have your left hand maintain control of his right wrist.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7: 30.

     

    5. Have your left hand release your opponent’s right wrist and pivot clockwise into a right front rotating twist stance as you deliver a left inward elbow strike to, and through, the right side of your opponent’s jaw.

     

    6. Immediately pivot counterclockwise (out of the right twist) into a right neutral bow as your execute a left outward elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw, followed by a right inward horizontal heel palm claw to the same target, in addition to the face.  Continue the flow of your torquing action and execute a right back scooping heel kick to the underside of your opponent’s groin.  (All of these moves are residually timed so that they occur within the flow of your torquing action to add power to the scoop kick).

     

    7. From the position of your scoop kick, plant your right foot toward 6 o’clock and immediately pivot counterclockwise as you deliver a left spinning back heel kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.

     

    8. Execute a right inward crescent kick to your opponent’s face.  A hop may be required when gauging with your left leg (Gauging Leg).

     

    9. From the position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

  •  8.  Raking Mace  (Front: Two-hand lapel grab—pull in)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is to turn your opponent's efforts to manipulate you into an advantage.  You borrow the force of your opponent's pull to accentuate the force of your initial strike.  Proper timing is of the utmost importance to maximize your efforts.

     

    1. As your opponent pulls you in, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (between your opponent’s legs) while you simultaneously execute a right uppercut punch to your opponent’s solar plexus.  In coordination with the above action have your left hand horizontally pin both of your opponent’s hands to your chest.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Immediately have your right hand circle counterclockwise (with your left hand still pinning) and have the knuckles of your right fist diagonally rake inward, down, and across the bridge of your opponent’s nose.  Continue the motion so that you strike down and onto your opponent’s forearms, as your left hand checks above your right arm.  (Your opponent’s head should turn to his right and drop toward you.)

     

    3. Follow up with a right outward handsword to your opponent’s throat, as your left hand checks below your right arm.

     

    4. Instantly execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw as your left heel palm simultaneously strikes to the right side of your opponent’s jaw to cause a sandwiching effect.

     

     Right front crossover uncover out twice towards 7:30.

     

    5. Transform your left heel palm strike into a left two-finger eye hook (this is a small clockwise circle).  Immediately execute a right inward hooking heel palm claw to your opponent’s chin and face while dropping back into a right 45 degree cat stance.  Have your left hand positionally check in front of your solar plexus.

     

    6. Immediately execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin as your right hand circles counterclockwise, drops, and cocks to the side of your right thigh.

     

    7. Plant your right foot toward 12 o’clock (from the last position of your right kick), and execute a right stiff-arm lifting back knuckle strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw.

     

    8. Follow through, and past your opponent’s face with your right back knuckle and loop your right hand clockwise.  Without disrupting the flow of your clockwise motion execute a right thrusting handsword strike to the left side of your opponent’s neck.

     

    9. With your opponent reacting to your right handsword strike, execute a left roundhouse kick to his head.  (Adjust your right leg for the left kick if necessary as he falls toward the ground.)

     

    10. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  •  9.  Snaking Talon  (Front: Two-hand push)

    Theme: This technique is an introduction to controlling your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones while following a figure 8 path of action.  It is another example of the Squeegee Principle which allows you room for error.  Additionally the same action that cancels your opponent's Height Zones can be used to borrow force.  And equally important theme is the introduction of the use of environment as an offense.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, drop back with your left foot toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock as your right hand and arm loops a figure eight (following a path and not a line).  Begin with a right inward handsword on the outside and top of your opponent's left arm (with elbow anchored).  Flow into a right extended outward handsword on the outside of your opponent's right arm (with elbow still anchored).  (Both actions are to diagonally check your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones by conveniently crisscrossing your opponent's arms diagonally and down.) During this action your left hand checks at your solar plexus.

     

    2. As you continue the flow of your right hand, grab your opponent's right wrist with your right hand while fading back into a right front 45-degree cat stance.

     

    3. Without interrupting the flow of your action have your right hand pull your opponent's right arm toward you (down and to your right), as you deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's groin.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. With your right kicking foot still in the air, execute a right front crossover toward 7:30 into a left rear twist stance (facing your opponent).  (Your opponent's upper body should once again become partially upright.)

     

    5. Have your right hand release your opponent's right wrist and immediately pivot counterclockwise as you deliver a left spinning back heel kick to your opponent's abdominal area (toward 12 o'clock).  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist, with his entire body driven back.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    6. With your back facing your opponent, hop onto your left leg while edging toward your opponent (gauge distance correctly) and deliver a right back heel kick.  This is actually a back chicken kick to any opening on your opponent, preferably the face or chest.

     

    7. With your opponent forced against a wall, and with the possibility of him bouncing (bounce) off of the wall, execute a right rear crossover toward 1:30 into a right rear twist stance, pivot clockwise, and immediately and cautiously plant your right knee and hands while executing a left roundhouse kick to your opponent’s groin.  (This height differential when executing the left roundhouse kick should advantageously position you for the next kick.

     

    8. From the position of your left kick continue to circle clockwise and plant your left knee (hands still on the ground) toward 3 o’clock.  Immediately execute a right spinning back thrusting heel kick to any available target on your opponent (using your hands and arms to lift and push you toward him).

     

    9. From the position of your right back kick, execute a right front cross over (with your left knee still on the ground) and leap into a left one-leg stance toward 6 o’clock.  Conclude by having your right foot plant back toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock.

     

    10. Left front crossover and double cover out in the direction of 4:30.

     

  • 10.  Shield and Mace (Front: Right step through punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is taking double action from more than one Point of Origin (two), whereby both block and strike occur simultaneously.  Emphasis is placed on striking while moving Up the Circle to give greater Depth of Penetration.  Dual movements of offense and defense are consistently used throughout the technique.  Various types of Body Momentum (rotational, forward, and vertical) are also dually employed.  Your dually employed offensive and defensive movements and your dually employed methods of Body Momentum are continually harmonized throughout this technique.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, move forward and to your left with your left foot toward 11 o'clock into a left neutral bow.  Immediately pivot to your right into a horse stance and deliver a right vertical outward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm.  This is done while simultaneously delivering a left straight punch to your opponent's right lower ribcage.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Pivot to your left and drop into a left close kneel stance as you strike down with a right hammerfist to the top of your opponent's right kidney, driving down to the pelvic area.  Your left hand is now a Bracing Angle Check at your opponent's right elbow.  (Your opponent should buckle at the knees.)

     

    3. Circle your left hand clockwise and pin your opponent's right arm down to his own body as your right hand circles counterclockwise striking your opponent's face and eyes with a right looping inward horizontal heel palm claw.  (This should snap your opponent's neck and turn his head to his right.)

     

    4. Continue the flow of the counterclockwise circle of your right hand and have it contour down and along the back of your opponent's body and right leg to strike the back of your opponent's right knee with your right handsword.  This action is to buckle your opponent's right leg.  Have your left hand circle clockwise and check just below your opponent's right shoulder.

     

    5. Without raising your body, follow up with a right knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent's left knee while your right hand (from the chop) continues to circle counterclockwise as your left hand checks your opponent's right arm.

     

     While your right foot is still in the air, right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 8 o’clock.

     

    6. Plant you are right kicking foot to toward 1:30 as your right hand continues counterclockwise and converts into a right heel palm claw to your opponent’s jaw and face.

     

    7. With your opponent falling back and toward 10:30, have your right hand grab and push his chin back and toward the ground.  This is done to arch his neck and back (toward 10:30) even further.  Simultaneous with this action (capitalizing on Opposing Forces) execute a left knee strike to the back of your opponent’s neck while your left hand continues to check and brace your opponent's right arm.

     

    8. Plant your left foot directly under its Point of Contact and shift your right foot clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow, facing 4:30.  Simultaneously have your left hand push the back of your opponent’s head forward, as your right hand jerks his chin toward you to snap his neck.  This maneuver should turn your opponent’s head and body clockwise so that he is positioned facing you, with his head and body bent over.  With the completion of the snapping of his neck have your right hand follow its natural course of travel as it checks your opponent's right arm prior to covering your groin.  Have your left hand positionally check high.

     

    9. Execute a right front knee kick under your opponent's chin.

     

    10. As your right foot plants execute a left knee kick to any available target on your opponent’s torso.

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your left knee kick, execute a left snapping knife-edge kicked to the inside of your opponent's left leg.

     

    12. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 11.  Retreating Pendulum  (Front: Left rear crossover right heel kick)

    Theme: This technique teaches you the tactical use of a subliminal retreat.  The Depth of Action is not as pronounced as when shuffling.  While there is a finer Margin for Error, you nevertheless remain close enough to your opponent to give you greater spring when retaliating.  In this technique special emphasis is placed on Relayed Power through the use of a short circle of the right arm.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, have your right foot execute a rear crossover toward 6 o’clock into a left front twist stance (facing 12 o’clock).  Simultaneously deliver a right downward diagonal block to the outside of your opponent’s kicking leg as your left hand checks next to your right shoulder.  (This should disturb your opponent’s balance, injure his leg, inflict pain, and cause his body to turn to his left.)

     

    2. Immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick to your opponent’s left inner knee.  (His left knee should buckle to the ground.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot forward toward 12 o’clock into a right neutral bow as your left hand checks high (near your right armpit).  Simultaneous with this action (while taking advantage of Gravitational Marriage) execute a right inward overhead hammerfist across the right side of your opponent’s neck.  (Your opponent should drop to both of his knees.)

     

    4. Pivot to your left into a right reverse bow and deliver a right back scoop kick to your opponent’s groin.  Your right leg is between your opponent’s legs at this point.  You may have to drag your left foot toward your right foot to assure proper distance for your back scoop kick.

     

    5. Plant your right foot back into a right reverse bow between your opponent’s legs, as you use the right reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s right leg.  (This should drive your opponent, face down, to the ground.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    6. Drag your left foot toward your right foot (gauging the distance - Gauging Leg) as you execute a right back scooping heel kick to your opponent’s groin.

     

    7. With your opponent still on his stomach and his head between 1:30 and 3 o’clock, have your right foot plant along the right side of your opponent’s body and immediately drop into a left close kneel stance.  As you drop into a close kneel stance, facing 7:30, execute a right knee strike to your opponent's right kidney.  During this action have your hands positionally check.

     

    8. Have your left foot cross over your opponent, planting on the left side of his body into a twist stance.  As you plant into your twist stance execute a right knee strike to your opponent's lower spine.  During this action have your hands positionally check, and peripherally assess the situation.

     

    9. Switch while changing angles slightly.  This is accomplished by: Have your right foot to move to the left side of your opponent's body below his left shoulder.  Have your left foot move to the right side of your opponent's body near his rib cage.  Drop into a right close kneel stance, striking with your left knee to your opponent's spine.  During this action have your hands positionally check and peripherally assess the situation.

     

    10. From your left knee strike spring up on to your left leg (which is still on the right side of your opponent’s body) as you execute a right side thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent neck.

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

  • 12.  Tripping Arrow  (Front: Bear hug - arms free)

    Theme: Although the initial maneuver of this technique appears to leave you open, the controlling of your opponents Height Zones prevent your opponent from taking action.  The technique also introduces you to the concept of "Strikedowns".  Many styles of the Martial Arts use "takedowns" to force their opponent to the ground.  "Takedowns" utilize throwing actions to force an opponent to the ground and it is a ground the causes the initial injury.  Although considered a takedown, strikedowns are much more effective.  Since you're striking your opponent to the ground, injury occurs instantly as well as a result of impact to the ground.  Strikedowns are often counterbalanced with buckles, as in this technique.

     

    1. Your opponent is applying a front bear hug with your arms free.  Step to your left with your left foot (toward 9 o’clock) into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock) as you have your left hand grab your opponent’s right shoulder and pull it down to check his Height Zones.  This action will nullify your opponent’s leverage and thus prevent him from delivering a right or left knee kick.  Simultaneous with this action execute a right hooking inward horizontal heel palm strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge.  (This can dislocate your opponent’s jaw as well as render him unconscious.)

     

    2. Immediately circle your right foot clockwise, around, and back of your opponent’s right leg (toward 3 o’clock) and buckle it by heavily stomping your right foot into a horse stance.  Make sure that your right hand circles counterclockwise with the aforementioned action and cocks at your right shoulder (palm up).

     

    3. Without hesitation, pivot to your left (toward 9 o’clock) into a left forward bow as your thrust your right heel palm strike to the jaw of your opponent.  This action will trip your opponent over your right leg.  Be sure to maintain you left hand grab on your opponent’s right arm.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground and onto his back.)

     

    4. With your opponent on his back (head toward 9 o’clock and feet toward 3 o’clock) and your left hand grab now at your opponent’s right wrist, thrusting a right heel stomp under your opponent’s chin.  (If your opponent turns from the momentum of the fall and slips out of your grasp, alter your target and execute a right stomp kick to your opponent’s right kidney or ribs.)

     

     From the stomp kick, release your left hand grasp and sweep your opponent’s right arm with your right foot as you execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. With your left hand still grabbing your opponents right wrist, have your right foot plant to the left of his head, into a right close kneel stance toward 10:30 as you execute a left knee strike to your opponent’s sternum.

     

    6. Pivot counterclockwise and as you drop into a left close kneel stance, bury your right knee into his solar plexus, while executing a right two-finger poke to your opponents eyes.

     

    7. Release your left hand grab and while using your opponent’s body as a springboard, have your right knee bounce up from your opponent’s solar plexus, rotate your body clockwise and while in the air switch your right foot so that it plants to the left of your opponents left hip, as your left foot virtually plants back on the same spot.  Your body, at this point, is now facing 2 o’clock.  Immediately drop into a right close kneel stance and bury your left knee into his abdomen (facing 2 o’clock).

     

    8. While it again using your opponent’s body as a springboard, have your left knee bounce up from your opponent’s abdomen, rotate your body counterclockwise and while in the air switch and plant your left foot to virtually where your right foot was planted - followed by your right foot planting (toward three o’clock) between your opponent’s knees.  Your body at this point is now facing 11 o’clock.  Immediately drop into a left close kneel stance and bury your right knee into his groin (facing 11 o’clock).

     

    9. Spring into a right one-leg stance toward 1 o’clock (to the right of your opponents left leg) and immediately execute a left front crossover and cover out twice toward 1 o’clock.

     

  • 13.  Fallen Cross  (Rear: Two-hand choke)

    Theme: This technique again reminds you of the dangers of chokes; it is recommended that you tuck your chin to your chest to give you temporary relief.  From there at the theme of this technique develops.  There is no way that your opponent thumbs can resist the weight of your whole body twisting against them, when the proper fulcrum is applied.  In this technique the thumb breaks occur when you move away from your opponent.  As you move away from him, the value of Counter Manipulation is emphasized.  Properly executed, the manipulation of your opponent can tie up his weapons, canceled his Height Zones, and correctly align his arms for the initial elbow break.

     

    1. With your opponent choking you from the rear with both of his hands, be sure to tuck your chin to protect your vital areas of the throat.  Simultaneous with this action, step to your left (toward 9 o’clock) into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock) as you grab both of your opponent’s wrists with both of your hands (right to right and left to left).

     

    2. Commence to turn your head counterclockwise as your have your right foot step forward toward 10:30 into a, transitional, right neutral bow.  (Turning your head will cause your neck to put pressure against your opponent’s right thumb and therefore help to release his grab.) Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30) as you cross your opponent’s arms with his right arm over his left, making sure that the arms are crossed at or above your opponent’s elbows.  During this action be sure to disturb your opponent’s balance and Height Zones by jerking him down and toward you.

     

    3. While still grabbing your opponent’s wrists, have both of your arms force your opponent’s arms down even further.  Meet this action by delivering a right knee strike up and against the left elbow joint of your opponent.  (His left elbow should be facing down at this point).  Without hesitation and with your right knee against your opponent’s left elbow, deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent should be driven back.)

     

    4. As you plant your right foot forward to 4:30 into a right neutral bow, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge (or a right inward downward diagonal forearm smash, from 7:30 to 1:30, depending upon the circumstances).  Simultaneously have your left hand check your opponent’s arms down and toward himself.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

    5. Begin to pivot your body clockwise as you immediately execute a right outward heel palm claw to the left hinge of your opponent’s jaw and face followed by a left knee strike to his groin.

     

    6. Without loss of momentum have your left foot step through toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow as your execute a left heel palm thrust to the underside of your opponents jaw thus driving him back.

     

    7. Gauging your distance, execute a right step through thrusting ball kick to the right inner thigh of your opponent to buckle and force his leg out.

     

    8. As you gauge the planting of your right foot, execute a left roundhouse kick to your opponents head, or to any available target.

     

    9. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 14.  Returning Storm  (Front: Right roundhouse and backhand club attack)

    Theme: This technique stresses the importance of seeking Zones of Sanctuary to comfortably allow your opponent to miss.  You must then immediately reposition yourself to defend against his second attempt.  Continuing to use the momentum supplied by your opponent, you employ the Spiraling Staircase effect to direct him toward the ground.

     

    1. Your opponent steps through with his right foot to deliver a wild right roundhouse horizontal club strike.  Shuffle back (push-drag) with your left foot toward 7:30 (Zones of Sanctuary) into a right neutral bow (facing your opponent).  While shuffling, place both of your arms close to your chest (positioning them vertically, with your fists at the top).  Your shuffling back should cause the swing to fall short of its mark and pass by you.

     

    2. As your opponent returns with a backhand club strike, step forward with your left foot toward 1:30 into left neutral bow.  While stepping forward, have both of your arms strike vertically so that your left forearm strikes at your opponent’s right elbow joint and your right forearm strikes at your opponent’s right wrist.  (This should disturb your opponent’s balance and possibly break his elbow.)

     

    3. Immediately grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand, while pushing out with your left forearm.  While pushing out and pulling in, slide your right foot clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30).  Remember to keep constant pressure on your opponent’s right elbow.  Your Rolling Action, on his elbow, coupled with the Rotational Force of your body should spiral your opponent down into your next move.

     

    4. Follow up with a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s right ribcage (toward 4:30).  (This kick should knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

    5. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 4:30) check your opponent’s right arm with your left hand by pushing it down and past your right hip, as you deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12:00.\

     

     

    6. Immediately have your right foot slide back toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow as your right hand grabs your opponents right wrist and your left hand grabs his right elbow.  Pivot into a right forward bow, toward 9 o’clock, and have both of your arms force your opponent to the ground, face down, with his head pointed toward 9 o’clock.

     

    7. While still maintaining the grab with your right hand, release your left hand as you adjust your right leg (to gauge it) and execute a left heel stomp to the back of your opponent’s neck (or side of the head).

     

    8. Plant your left foot to the right side of your opponent’s head and immediately swing your right foot clockwise and over your opponent’s body toward 9 o’clock as you face 3 o’clock.  Simultaneous with your clockwise rotation have both of your arms assist you in applying a hammerlock on your opponents right arm.  While implementing Control Maintenance, and without loss of momentum, push-drag toward nine o’clock as you yank his right arm toward you to dislocate his shoulder.  Your left hand assist your right hand in the dislocation.

     

    9. Adjust your left leg as necessary (Gauging Leg) as you execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to the back of your opponents head, as in the self-defense technique “Leap of Death”.

     

    10. From the contact point of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 15.  Crossed Twigs  (Rear: Two-hand grab to wrists)

    Theme: This technique was designed to apprise you of the merits of counter grabbing your opponent, pulling him off balance, and, while unbalanced, crossing his arms to prevent him from retaliating.  Accomplishing this momentary tie-up allows you the freedom to counter your opponent at will.  This technique also acquaints you with the principle of Compounding where, during the course of your crossing your opponent's arms, you can logically and comfortably insert an elbow strike to your opponent's jaw.  This is done within the normal Sequential Flow of your action.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent grabbing both of your wrists from the rear, countergrab both of your opponent's wrists (right to right and left to left) as you step toward 1:30 with your left foot into a transitional left neutral bow (reverse Toe-Heel Line).  This should help disturb your opponent's balance, especially if you pull forward and down with your left arm.

     

    2. Pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow (facing 7:30), still maintaining the wrist grabs, as you cross your opponent's arms (right over left).  In the process have your right elbow strike diagonally and outward to your opponent's right jaw hinge.  Continue the flow of your right arm so as to pull your opponent's right arm down.  Have your left hand, which is grabbing your opponent's left wrist, pull down and below the level of your buttocks.  (This should stun your opponent as well as minimize his ability to retaliate.)

     

    3. Release your right grasp and loop your right arm counterclockwise, as it now becomes a right inward overhead elbow strike down to the upper spine of your opponent.  (Your opponent should start to crumble to the ground.)

     

    4. Release your left grasp.  Now with both your right and left hands free, execute two downward heel palm strikes to your opponent's left kidney and left ribcage (left hand to left kidney and right hand to left ribcage).

     

    5. As you grab and pinch your opponent's kidney and ribs deliver a left knee strike to your opponent's right ribcage.  (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

     Replant your left foot toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow (still facing your opponent) and execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

    6. Immediately plant your left foot and execute a right knee strike to your opponent’s right rib cage.  From the contact point of your knee strike, execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  As soon as the right knee strike is completed have your right foot bounce off of the ground as you pivot counterclockwise and execute a right back hooking heel bounce kick to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.

     

    7. Have your right foot plant toward 3 o’clock (gauging the distance and the angle - Gauging Leg) into a transitory right neutral bow.  Slide your left foot to the inside of your opponent’s right leg and explosively pivot counterclockwise into a left reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s right knee (with your head facing 4:30).  Simultaneously have your left hand strike, grab and squeeze your opponent’s groin as your right hand positionally check off of your left shoulder.

     

    8. Immediately slide your left foot toward 10:30 as your left knee drives through your opponent’s left knee (from inside out) to buckle him.  Simultaneously have your left hand hook and check your opponent’s right arm, or shoulder, (palm up and elbow anchored like “Begging Hands”).  Follow up by executing a right knee kick strike to your opponent’s jaw while striking with a right downward heel palm to the back of your opponent’s head to cause a sandwich effect.

     

    9. Plant your right foot slightly back and toward 4:30 and immediately execute a left front cross over toward 1:30 while delivering a left outside downward heel palm claw to your opponent’s face.

     

    10. Double cover out toward 1:30.

     

  • 16.  Twist of Fate  (Front: Two-hand push)

    Theme: This technique introduces the value of a slicing kick.  Your kick does not lock into the target but grazes it to give you a more strategic position when applying the twist.  Importance is placed upon the unique method used to counter manipulate your opponent.  Body momentum is utilized going both forward and back.  The timing of this maneuver is extremely crucial so that the momentum of your opponent's body continually flows to complete the final positioning of his body.

     

    1. As your opponent pushes, drop back with your right foot toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as both of your hands come up and out as twin extended outward handswords to the inside of your opponent’s wrists.  This is executed the same as the fist move of parting wings.

     

    2. Immediately have your left hand grab your opponent’s right wrist as your right hand grabs your opponent’s left wrist.

     

    3. Deliver a right step through slicing heel kick to your opponent’s right lower ribcage.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Before planting your right foot, pivot your entire body counterclockwise (180 degrees) while balancing on your left foot.  During this transition be sure to twist your opponent’s arms and cross them counterclockwise over your left shoulder.  Immediately plant your right foot toward 11 o’clock which should now form a left neutral bow facing 6 o’clock.

     

    5. Without losing momentum, force your opponent’s arms forward, down, and back toward you, shuffling back as you do so.  This action should whip your opponent’s body, so that he ends up almost horizontal to the ground, face up.

     

    6. With your opponent about to fall to the ground and while you are still grasping his wrists, continue to pull your opponent’s arms toward you as you deliver a right knee kick to the upper spine, or head, of your opponent.

     

     Plant your right foot to Point of Origin.  Execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

    7. Plant your right foot towards 6 o’clock into a right forward bow, so that your right knee butts up against your opponents back.  As you plant forward, force his arms forward as you simultaneously execute two inward heel palm strikes to his ears.

     

    8. Pivot into a right neutral bow and convert your heel palm strikes into double outward claws.  This action of your claws is toward you when ripping your opponent’s face.  All of this is done while your right knee continues to brace against his back.

     

    9. Switch (Back to Front Switch) into a left at neutral bow as you cross both of your hands (right over left).  Reach forward with the palms of your hands (turned in) so that your right hand is facing to your left of your opponents face (thumb down) and your left hand is facing to the right of his face (thumb down).  Immediately execute two ripping claws toward you with your right hand clawing to the left side of his face and your left hand clawing to the right side of his face.

     

    10. As you continue to direct your ripping action towards you, loop your arms out, and then in.  During the natural flow of your arms, execute a Back to Front Switch into a right neutral bow, as you convert your claws into two inward downward handsword strikes to the left and right side of your opponents neck respectively.  Both handswords are to strike simultaneously while utilizing the momentum of your stance switch.

     

    11. From the contact position of each of your handswords execute two two-finger eye hooks to both of your opponents eyes respectively.  As both of your hands hook toward you, execute a Back to Front Switch into a left neutral bow while executing two thrusting handsword strikes to both of your opponents trapezius muscles (fingers up and palms in - your right hand to the right side of his neck and your left hand to the left side of his neck).  Both handswords are to strike simultaneously to again utilize the momentum of your stance switch.  This action is for the purpose of starting your opponent to fall forward.

     

    12. Gauge your left foot if needed and immediately execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to your opponents back to force him onto his face.  From the contact position of your right foot, execute a right front crossover stomp to the left ankle of your opponent.

     

    13. Slide your right foot off of your opponents right ankle and complete you are right front crossover as you cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.

     

  • 17.  Flashing Mace  (Front: Right step through punch)

    Theme: Is a common fault that many do not take action from their Point of Origin.  This technique teaches you that no matter where the natural weapons may be found at the moment of attack, action can stem from that Point of Origin.  You not only learn to use Body Momentum when stepping through with your action, but to residually capitalize on that momentum to increase the Rotational Force of your next action.  This technique also introduces you to an unorthodox Method of Execution - a looping overhead back knuckle strike.  If properly executed, this unorthodox method can be devastating.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step to 11 o’clock with your left foot, into a left neutral bow, as you deliver a left inward block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm (at or above the elbow).  Simultaneous with the block, cock your right hand above your right shoulder (palm out).  Be sure to have your left knee positionally check your opponent’s right knee.

     

    2. Immediately step through with your right foot, toward 10:30, into a transitional right neutral bow, as you deliver a right inward diagonal back knuckle rake to your opponent’s right cheek bone, or temple.  While striking, have your left hand in a Positional Check.  (Your opponent’s head should be driven back.)

     

    3. Without hesitation, pivot counterclockwise 180 degrees and strike to your opponent’s right lower ribcage with a left outward horizontal back knuckle.  In the same motion, have your right hand execute an inward heel palm Bracing Angle check to your opponent’s right upper arm.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Follow up with a left upward hooking check (your left hand looks like a waiter carrying a tray) on top of your opponent’s right arm.  As you drop into a left wide kneel stance continue the motion of your right arm and without loss of motion, have your right hand circle counterclockwise as you loop a right overhead back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face or left temple.  Be sure to utilize a Marriage of Gravity when executing this strike.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

     Left from crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.

     

    5. Immediately pivot clockwise (in-place) and rotate into a right reverse bow toward 4:30 as you buckle the back of your opponents right knee.  (You and your opponent are now back to back at this point.) Continue the counter clockwise flow of your right overhead punch as it loops over and down into a right hammerfist strike to your opponents left jaw.  (Have your left hand check your opponents right arm.)

     

    6. As your opponent begins to fall back toward 11:30 immediately drop down into a right wide kneel stance while striking to the back of your opponent’s neck with the left heel palm strike.  Opposing forces should increase the impact of your strike.

     

    7. Immediately shift your left foot back toward 5 o’clock, as your left hand circles clockwise and checks your opponents right shoulder.  Simultaneously have your right hand circle counterclockwise as it contours your opponent’s body and converts into a right inward downward hammerfist strike to your opponents mid-section.  This action should cause your opponent to fall onto his back with his head directed toward 10 o’clock.

     

    8. Drag your left foot (gauging leg) toward 10 o’clock and execute a right shovel kick with the ball of your foot first hitting his chin and the heel of your foot his nose.  From the contact position of your right foot execute a front crossover toward 8 o’clock and immediately follow up at the low left spinning heel kick to your opponents head.

     

    9. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 730.

     

  • 18.  Gift of Destiny  (Front: Handshake)

    Theme: This technique is an introduction to the employment of wrist locks, twists, and sprains, interspersed with strikes.  You'll learn some of the intricacies of Contact Manipulation and Control Manipulation.

     

    1.   While Standing Naturally, step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), buckling the inside of your opponent’s right knee with your right knee.  Simultaneous with this movement, have your left hand grab your opponent’s right wrist.  Your palm and fingers are on top of his wrist joint.  While grabbing, strike with a right inward horizontal elbow to your opponent’s solar plexus.  (This should create pain on your opponent’s right wrist as well as knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

    2. Have your right hand circle counterclockwise, contouring your opponent’s right fingers with the palm of your right hand.  (Your fingers are now pointing up and your thumb is down.) During this action your left hand still controls your opponent’s right wrist.  Immediately have your right hand grab your opponent’s fingers.

     

    3. While stepping back toward 6 o’clock, into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), turn your right hand clockwise and in the process twist your opponent’s wrist palm up.  Simultaneously turn your left hand counterclockwise (as your left heel of palm uses your opponent’s right wrist as a Pivot Point), ending with your left hand (palm up) controlling under his right wrist (which is also palm up).  At the completion of fully twisting with your right hand, reach further around your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand, which now allows your left hand to twist your opponent’s wrist even further.  As you settle into your left neutral bow release your right hand and chamber it.  (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist and control his Height Zones.)

     

    4. Immediately render a right heel palm thrust strike to the back of your opponent’s right hand to break your opponent’s wrist.  To insure more pain, strike toward 1:30 (not directly toward your opponent’s right elbow.)

     

    5. Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.  (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

     Plant your right foot to Point of Origin.  Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    6. Have your left hand, which is still grabbing your opponents right wrist, shift his right arm to the left of your body.  Immediately plant your right foot (from its contact position) toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow while taking advantage of Marriage of Gravity execute a right diagonal downward back knuckle strike to the opponents right jaw hinge.  Without any loss of motion shift into a right forward bow as you execute the left of vertical punch to the same target.  Have your left arm instantly check your opponents right shoulder.

     

    7. Having followed through with the action of your right back knuckle strike, switch back to a right neutral bow as you execute a right diagonal stiff-arm back knuckle strike to and through his face (traveling from 5 o’clock to 11 o’clock).

     

    8. With your right fist now positioned to the left of your head immediately execute a left rear crossover while residually employing a right outward horizontal back elbow strike to and through your opponent’s jaw.

     

    9. Pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a right to neutral bow as you immediately execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of the opponent’s jaw.  (Positionally check with your left hand.) Continue pivoting into the same direction (360 degrees) into a left neutral bow as you follow through with a left outward elbow strike to his face.  Positionally check with your right hand.

     

    10. Immediately slide your left foot back toward 9 o’clock into a left reverse bow to buckle your opponents right knee from inside out while executing a left hammerfist strike to your opponents groin.

     

    11. Immediately pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a left forward bow as you execute a right heel of palm thrust to your opponent’s jaw, followed by a right knee strike to his groin.

     

    12. From the contact position of your right knee, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 19.  Wings of Silk  (Rear: Two-arm lock)

    Theme: In this particular technique the theme stresses the pin pointing of nerve points for purposes of distraction.  It is this distraction that allows your elbows to slip to freedom.  The nature of your escape re-emphasizes the extended value of your Dimensional Stages of Action.  You also learn the value of a 360 degree twirl to maximize the effects of your next strike.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your arms locked from the rear, stomp your opponent's left instep with your left foot.  Simultaneously have your left hand pinch the nerve located on the crest of your opponent's left hip.  (This should help to loosen your opponent's hold.)

     

    2. As your right arm starts to slip out of your opponent's right arm, execute a right back obscure elbow to the underside of your opponent's chin simultaneous "with" a right back scoop heel kick to your opponent's groin.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    3. Turn and step counterclockwise with your right foot (toward 9 o'clock with a short right step) as your right arm slips completely out of your opponent's arm, pinching and pinning your opponent's left arm with your left hand and arm, as you begin to twirl out.

     

    4. Complete the twirl (360-degree turn) by circling your left foot counterclockwise (again to 9 o'clock) and end up in a horse stance facing the same direction as your opponent.  Simultaneously have your right arm deliver an uppercut forearm strike to break your opponent's left elbow joint.  Your left arm is still pinning your opponent's left arm.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

    5. Immediately grab your opponent’s left wrist with your left hand (palm out) and from the last position of your right arm execute a right downward diagonal back knuckle strike to and through his left ribcage with your right hand ending below your right hip.

     

    6. Execute a right roundhouse kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee as your right heel of palm simultaneously strikes to the back of his left elbow.  During the course of your action allow your right hand to follow through and over the top of his left arm as you plant your right foot alongside of your left foot.

     

    7. Have your right hand now assist your left hand in grabbing your opponent’s left wrist.  This is done by shifting your left hand to the underside or handsword portion of his left hand with your left thumb on the back of his hand, pointed up.  Have your right hand grab the top or thumb portion of his left wrist, with your right thumb also on the back, pointed down.  Immediately rotate your body clockwise and with your elbows anchored, have both of your hands twist your opponent’s left hand and wrist clockwise and toward his face to sprain or break his left wrist.  Simultaneously execute a left knee strike to this groin.

     

    8. Plant your left foot toward 9:30, while facing 3 o’clock, as you continue grabbing your opponent’s left wrist with your left hand.  Simultaneously slip your right arm under, through and over his left arm (this is a wrap around maneuver).  Immediately release your left hand and chamber it below your left hip as you pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a left neutral bow facing 9:30.  Immediately drag slide left foot toward your right foot and as your right arm forces his left arm into an arm lock slide your right foot toward 4:30 into right reverse bow to buckle your opponent’s left knee from inside out.

     

    9. With your right hand pressing down on your opponent's shoulder and your right elbow raising up on his left forearm to cause a shoulder separation, guide your opponent’s head toward the ground.  While employing the principle of Opposing Forces, execute a left upward heel palm strike to his face.

     

    10. Immediately execute a right knee strike to your opponent’s sternum while your right hand continues to press down on his right shoulder.  From the contact position of your right knee execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of his right knee to buckle and spread his right leg out.

     

    11. From the contact position of your right knife-edge kick, have your foot plant (between his legs) and bounce into a right rear scoop bounce kick to the back of your opponent’s groin (testicles).

     

    12. From the contact position of your right scoop kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 8:30.

     

  • 20.  Gripping Talon  (Front: Left hand direct wrist grab - of right hand)

    Theme: This technique reminds you that many of the principles that work against one type of wrist grab can also be applied to another:  (1) the use of your opponent's body as a fulcrum to gain freedom, (2) the use of Body Momentum to aid your Counter Manipulation, (3) the use of small circles to minimize your opponent's retaliatory efforts.  The technique also introduces the use of Opposing Forces that alters in depth, height, and the angle of the plane of action.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent’s left hand grabbing your right wrist, step forward with your right foot (inside of your opponent’s left foot) into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock).  Simultaneous with this action have your right hand circle counterclockwise under your opponent’s left hand and to the outside of your opponent’s left wrist (palm down - to act as a Fulcrum), prior to freeing your right hand from your opponent’s grasp.  In coordination with this same action have your left hand follow up by reaching under your right hand and countergrab your opponent’s left wrist (palm in and thumb down - pulling it down and past your left hip) which in turn frees your right hand so that it can immediately deliver a right downward hammerfist to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Follow up with a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the back of your opponent’s left ribcage, making sure that you follow through with this action.  (Your opponent’s upper body should snap back.)

     

    3. Immediately reverse your motion and execute a right outward elbow strike to the front of your opponent’s left ribcage.

     

    4. Execute a left rear crossover (toward 1 o’clock) and during the transition (left rear twist stance) deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to the font of your opponent’s left ribcage.  While striking, maintain control of your opponent’s left arm with your left hand.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    5. Complete the crossover by dropping into a right reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s left leg (toward 1 o’clock).  Simultaneous with this action have your right hand follow through (from the back knuckle) and convert it into a right looping inner diagonal wrist strike to the right side of your opponent’s neck.  Coordinate your left hand with the above action by diagonally yanking your opponent’s left arm.  The coordinated timing of the buckle, the wrist strike, and the pull explodes when properly harmonized.

     

    6. Before your opponent falls to the ground, deliver a right knee strike to his face.

     

     Flow directly from your knee strike into a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    7. From the contact position of your right knee and right wrist resting on the right side of your opponents neck, have your right foot travel around and back of your left foot as it plants toward 4 o’clock into a right rear twist stance.  Simultaneously have your right hand reach over to the right side of your opponent’s jaw and grab the front of his chin.  Using your right elbow as a fulcrum on top of your opponents right shoulder and back, pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a left neutral bow (facing 10 o’clock) as you rotate your opponent’s body clockwise and down, to force his back on top of your left knee.  Be sure to use the counter action of your left hand grab and your right hand grab and elbow to aid you in turning your opponent’s body clockwise.

     

    8. Immediately drop back with your left foot toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow, as you force your opponent’s back on to your right knee (more with your right hand than your left).  Switch your right hand grab to his right shoulder and while pivoting into a right forward bow, execute a left inward downward hammerfist strike to his left ribcage.  Without hesitation pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a right neutral bow as you check your opponent’s back, with your left hand, while executing a right inward downward hammerfist strike to his sternum.

     

    9. Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 4:30) as you force your opponent toward 6 o’clock onto his back.  Follow-up with a right stiff-arm back knuckle strike to his chin, and without hesitation execute a right sweeping scoop kick to his chin (like a crossover that scoops up).  With your right foot now cocked in the air, execute a right downward diagonal knife-edge kick to your opponents nose, chin, and chest.

     

    10. Flow directly into a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 530.

     

  • 21. Gathering Clouds  (Front: Right straight punch - shuffle, left neutral bow)

    Theme: This technique introduces the simultaneous use of two circular moves, one defensive and the offensive.  Again you are to graze your opponent's body with a pinpoint effect to delay his thoughts of retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation).  You also learn to use your body to launch your Reverse Motion on the handsword strike to his ribs.  This technique also introduces the simultaneous use of Reverse Motions where your timing is such that one action (the right scoop kick) sets up the reaction that will feed the action of your right eye hook.

     

    1. Standing naturally, as your opponent shuffles forward with his left leg in front, step forward with your left foot toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow, as you execute a left inward parry to the outside of your opponent's right arm simultaneous with a right inward vertical middle-knuckle rake to and through your opponent's right ribcage.  Immediately reverse the motion of your right hand and execute a right outward handsword to the right lower ribcage of your opponent.  Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right arm.  (Your opponent should bend forward slightly at the waist.)

     

    2. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (toward 1:30), planting your right foot to the inside of your opponent's right foot and buckling his right knee with your right knee.  (You are on and over The Line of Entry.) As you settle into your right neutral bow, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the front of your opponent's right lower ribcage.  Your left hand is still bracing up against your opponent's right elbow.  (This should disturb your opponent's balance as he bends forward even further at the waist.)

     

    3. While pinning your opponent's right arm down and against his own body, immediately follow up with a right front scoop kick to your opponent's groin.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.) Time your right front scoop kick while looping your right hand counterclockwise and execute a right two-finger eye hook to your opponent's left eye.  (Your opponent's head should snap back.)

     

    4. Continue the action of your scoop kick and plant your right foot back toward 7:30 into a left neutral bow (facing your opponent).

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    5. While still checking with your left hand, execute a left front snap kick to your opponent’s groin.  Plant your left foot as you gauge its distance, and follow up with a right ball kick to his chin.  This should force your opponent back toward 1 o’clock.

     

    6. Immediately plant your right foot toward 1 o’clock (gauging its distance - Gauging Leg) and execute a left knife-edge kick to your opponents right knee, to buckle it from the inside out.  This action should slightly turn your opponent clockwise and to his right.

     

    7. Plant your left foot alongside of your right foot (gauging the distance if need be - Gauging Leg) and execute a right snapping knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponents left knee to buckle it out.  This action should slightly turn your opponent counterclockwise and to his left.

     

    8. Plant your right foot toward 1 o’clock (gauging if need be - Gauging Leg) into a right neutral bow as your left hand positionally checks low and your right clenched fist chambers alongside of your left shoulder.  Immediately execute a left front crossover toward 1 o’clock into a left front twist stance, while delivering a right back knuckle strike to and through the right side of your opponent’s temple.

     

    9. Without disturbing the momentum of your body, vigorously pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow while you chamber your right clenched fist (below your right hip) and execute a left inward downward hammerfist to the back of your opponent neck, thus keeping his Height Zones in check.

     

    10. Immediately rotate counterclockwise into a left front twist stance (as your left hand positionally checks in front of you) and simultaneously execute a right lifting back knuckle strike to the underside of your opponents chin, followed by a right roundhouse kick to the left side of your opponents head.

     

    11. From the contact position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover and hop into a left one-leg stance with both your hands guarding (your right open hand low and your left open hand positioned above your head).

     

    12. Survey, then execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  • 22.  Destructive Twins (Front: Two-hand choke—pull in)

    Theme: This technique introduces dual strikes, one placed directly over the other.  Both strikes need to be timed with the execution of your step through.  Although the second maneuver of this technique appears to leave you open, the controlling of your opponent's Height Zones prevents your opponent taking action.  The final punch, when properly locked out, also acts as a check of your opponents Height Zones and Depth Zones.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent pulling you toward him, step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  Simultaneously deliver a left overhead punch to your opponent's face (palm down) "with" a right uppercut punch to your opponent's groin or stomach (palm up).  Both punches form the shape of a "U" that looks as if it is on its side.  (Keep your back erect and head up.)

     

    2. Have your right foot slide slightly to your right toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow.  Simultaneously execute a right inward block to the outside of your opponent's left arm, and a left inside downward block to the top of his right arm (palm down) and convert it into a left vertical outward block outside of your opponent's left arm.  (This is simply a left vertical outward block that makes proper use of the Double Factor Principle against two arms.) At the completion of your left vertical outward block, you should have dropped into a right forward bow, re-cocking your right clenched fist to your right hip, palm up.  (Your opponent's body should turn to his right.)

     

    3. Immediately thrust a left horizontal finger strike to your opponent's eyes.  (Your opponent's head should snap back.)

     

    4. Follow up by pivoting (in-place) to your left and dropping into a horse stance (facing 10:30) as you deliver a right straight thrust punch to your opponent's left ribcage.  Simultaneously have your left hand grab the upper portion of your opponent's left arm, slide down to his left wrist, then grab and pull it diagonally down, and past your left hip to cancel both Width and Height Zones of your opponent.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

     

    5. With your right arm locked and right fist pressing against your opponent's left ribcage (to check his depth zone)(Detaining Strike), and your left hand still grabbing your opponent's left wrist, position your right foot directly under, as well as between, your opponent's legs.  Immediately pivot counterclockwise toward 6:30 as you execute a right rear hooking heel kick to the back of your opponent's groin.  From the contact position of your right kick plant your right foot toward 2 o'clock into a left neutral bow facing 7 o'clock while executing a right uppercut forearm strike under his left elbow to break it.  Have your left hand pull your opponent's left wrist toward you to take advantage of Opposing Forces.

     

    6. With your left hand still maintaining its grab, have your right hand reach to the right of your opponent's neck and grab his head.  Simultaneously have your left hand grab the back of his head form the left side.  Drag your left foot toward your right foot and vigorously shoot your right foot back into a right reverse bow toward 2 o'clock as you jerk your opponent's head down to flip and throw him onto his back.  (Your opponent's feet should now be pointing toward 7 o'clock).

     

    7. With your opponent now on his back with his head between your feet, pivot clockwise (in-place) toward 9 o'clock and drop into a right close kneel stance as your left knee drives down into your opponent's left collar bone or neck.

     

    8. Bounce up and have your left foot step (toward 9 o'clock) over and to the right of his head into a left twist stance.  Pivot counterclockwise 270 degrees and execute a right looping downward ball kick to your opponent's groin.

     

    9. Immediately slip your right foot toward 7 o'clock between your opponent's legs below the groin and vigorously drop your right knee to his solar plexus.  Simultaneously execute a right half fist to his throat while checking with your left hand.

     

    10. As you spring up from your knee drop execute a right front ball kick to and through your opponent's face, followed by a right stomp to his face.  From the contact position of your right stomp have your right foot plant past the top of his head.  Immediately hop on your right foot toward 1 o'clock (to gauge the distance) and execute a left back heel kick to your opponent's head.

     

    11. From the contact position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1 o'clock.

     

  • 23.  Broken Ram  (Front: Tackle with your opponent’s arms wide)

    Theme: This technique re-emphasizes that tackles are "grabs in motion", and that they can pose a problem or be easily handled depending on your reaction.  In this technique environment allows you to get out of the Line of Attack, but you must also check your opponent's arm and head.  Visualize looking down on the available targets your to strike.  With your opponent's upper body basically on a horizontal plane take note of how he has limited the use of his own Height Zones.  Because his left arm hooks around your waist, you use your body as a fulcrum to break his arm.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, have your left foot swing counterclockwise toward 3 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 9 o’clock).  Simultaneous with this action execute a right outside downward parry to the inside of your opponent’s left arm, as your left hand checks the left side of your opponent’s head or neck.  Continue the flow of both arms as your right hand now becomes an inward overhead hammerfist to the back of your opponent’s neck and your left hand a check against your opponent’s left arm.  (Your opponent should buckle at the knees.)

     

    2. With your opponent’s left arm attempting to grasp your waist, pivot to your left into a right reverse bow (looking over your right shoulder and deliver a right uppercut forearm strike against the joint of your opponent’s left elbow, to cause a break.  Your body, with your opponent’s arm around your waist, acts a fulcrum that helps to accentuate the break.  Your left hand check in the Neutral Zone.  (Your opponent’s upper body should snap back.)

     

    3. Deliver a right back scoop kick to the opponent’s groin.  Your opponent should again bend forward at the waist.

     

    4. Plant your right foot to Point of Origin.  (Adjust the foot if and when necessary.) While planting your right foot, buckle the inside of your opponent’s left knee with your right leg.  During this action loop your right hand counterclockwise and over opponent’s left arm and strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge, with a right downward hammerfist (utilizing a slight Orbital Adjustment).  Time this action as you settle into your right reverse bow to gain the full effect of your Marriage of Gravity.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. Immediately execute a right outward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face followed by a left inward upward heel of palm claw to the front of his face.  This action should help to raise your opponent’s posture.

     

    6. Immediately execute a left knee strike to your opponent’s groin or ribs, followed by a right knee strike to either target.  (The execution of both knees are timed like a chicken kick.) From the contact position of your right knee, pivot counterclockwise as you execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponents right knee.

     

    7. From the contact position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover toward 6 o’clock into a left rear twist stance (this stance is described (as such) because of the fact that you are looking at your opponent over your right shoulder) and immediately pivot counterclockwise into a left spinning scoop kick to the underside of your opponent’s jaw.  From the contact position of your left kick, follow up with a left thrusting back kick to any available opening (jaw, throat, or solar plexus).

     

    8. From the contact position of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

  • 24.  Circling the Horizon  (Front: Right step through punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is the value of Rounding Off Corners with both your hands and feet.  This rounding off of the corners will: (1) greatly increase the speed of your action, (2) protect and cover your vital areas, (3) aid in the Continuity of Motion, (4) increase the momentum of your body, (5) allow you to Borrow the Force of your opponent's Body Momentum.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step to your left with your left foot toward 9 o'clock as you execute a left inward parry to the outside of your opponent's right arm.  During this action your right foot slides toward your left foot into a right 45-degree cat stance.  Your right hand circles clockwise from Point of Origin, first covering past your groin, then tracking over the top of your left wrist and finally striking as a right thrusting vertical back knuckle to the right cheek bone of your opponent.  This final action occurs as you settle into your cat stance and as your left hand checks your opponent's right arm.  (Your opponent's head should snap back.)

     

    2. Immediately step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 1:30) to the outside of your opponent's right leg while delivering a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage, as your left hand is a Bracing Angle Check of your opponent's right arm.  The final action to this move occurs as you settle into your right neutral bow.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Drop down into a right close kneel stance as you strike the back of your opponent's right knee with a right chopping hammerfist to buckle your opponent's right leg.

     

    4. Follow through with your right hand and immediately strike up to your opponent's groin with a right underhand reverse handsword.  Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right arm.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 9:00.

     

    5. Immediately thrust your right foot back toward five o’clock to sweep your opponents right leg toward 5 o’clock (sliding it along the ground like a thrusting knife-edge kick), simultaneously execute a right thrusting heel palm strike toward 11 o’clock to his solar plexus.  Time your actions so that both leg and arm are synchronized to fully benefit from Opposing Forces.  (Your posture should resemble a forward bow on your left knee.) This action should place your opponent on his back with his head facing 10:30 and with his feet pointed toward 4:30.

     

    6. With your opponent on his back, execute a right front ball kick to and through your opponents right ribcage.  Immediately have the heel of your right foot stomp down on top of his right ribs.

     

    7. Pull your right foot off of his body and plant it beside his right hip.  Drag your left knee toward your right foot and stand.  Immediately pivot clockwise and execute a left looping inward downward ball kick to your opponent’s groin.

     

    8. Continue to pivot clockwise as you plant your left foot down and alongside your opponents right hip.  Without loss of momentum pivot into a right spinning back stomp to his ribs or face, putting your entire body weight into this action.

     

    12. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5 o’clock.

     

  •  1.  Obscure Claws  (Right flank: Left hand shoulder grab)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is the use of Purposeful Compliance.  As your opponent grabs and pulls you toward him, you submit to his efforts and use Borrowed Force to gain Body Momentum when stepping back - to enhance the force of your strikes.  An opponent is not accustomed to being countered when your back is toward him.  Your harmonized action that is directed back toward him comes as a big shock.  While a first strike originates from an Obscure Zone it is also used to provide Object Obscurity for your second strike.  Once you've completed the Path of Action of your initial strikes, Forward Momentum is then activated to enhance the new Path of Action of your next move.  The combined use of Rotational Force with the use of Reverse Motion adds to the effectiveness of your follow-up moves.  The final action includes the use of the Pin-Point Effect.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, and with your opponent applying a left hand grab to your right shoulder, step back with your right foot toward 6 o’clock (passing on the outside of your opponent’s left leg) into a left neutral bow (facing 12o’clock) as your right hand circles clockwise and claws (in and outward and upward manner) to your opponent’s face.  Follow up immediately with a left inward claw to your opponent’s face.  (Your opponent’s head snaps back.) Continue the motion of your left hand to pin your opponent’s left hand to your right shoulder.

     

    2. Without hesitation, step forward with your right foot toward 12 o’clock into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right uppercut forearm strike against the elbow joint of your opponent’s left arm.  Your left hand continues to check.

     

    3. Step forward toward 12 o’clock with your left foot into a transitional left neutral bow and immediately pivot to your right into a right forward bow (facing 4:30) as your right hand reverses its motion, and circles toward you as a right looping back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right mastoid.  Simultaneously deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm thrust (with fingers pointing away from you) to your opponent’s solar plexus.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. After following through with your right hand, reverse its motion and snap a right outward inverted middle-knuckle fist to your opponent’s sternum as you pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

    5. Rotate clockwise into a right front twist stance, as you simultaneously execute a right outward heel palm claw to your opponent’s face followed by a left heel palm claw to the right side of his face.

     

    6. Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow as you execute a right inward heel palm claw to the left side of his face.  As you continue the momentum of your counterclockwise maneuver execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponents right knee.

     

    7. From the contact position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover into a right front twist stance.  Immediately pivot counterclockwise 180 degrees (checking low with your left hand and high with your right hand) and execute a right roundhouse kick to your opponents left kidney.

     

    8. From the contact position of your right roundhouse kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  •  2.  Encounter with Danger  (Front: Two-hand push)

    Theme: This technique reminds you that not all is lost if you should be knocked to the ground.  From your back you are taught that your feet can duplicate the actions of your hands.  With your back as a base, you learn to thrust your feet into action.  Using the ground as a launching pad, you can generate rotational momentum to increase the force of your second kick.  Through proper positioning of your hands you can begin use the ground to launch your third kick.  This method of generating Body Momentum will increase the depth of your action.  Finally this technique illustrates how to cover out while still in the ground.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, and facing your opponent, he pushes you to the ground, forcing you on your back toward 6 o’clock.

     

    2. While on your back, and as your opponent lunges toward you, deliver a left vertical knife-edge kick to your opponent’s groin (toward 12 o’clock).  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Immediately flip your body to your left as you simultaneously execute a right knife-edge kick under your opponent’s jaw.  (This should drive your opponent’s head back.)

     

    4. As you roll to your left, onto your stomach, facing 6 o’clock, bring your arms under your body and push yourself back toward your opponent.  As you push yourself into action, deliver a left back thrusting heel kick to your opponent’s stomach, while on your right knee.  (This kick should drive your opponent’ back.)

     

     While still on your right knee, left front crossover and as you gradually ascend cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

    5. While still on your right knee plant your left foot toward 12 o’clock, rise and pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow facing 12 o’clock.

     

    6. Immediately execute a right thrusting ball kick to your opponents groin.  While planting your right foot forward deliver a right vertical punch to your opponents sternum.

     

    7. Execute a left front crossover into a left front twist stance while delivering a right back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple.

     

    8. Pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow as you execute a left vertical punch to your opponent’s solar plexus and then chamber your left clenched fist alongside of your right shoulder as your right hand positionally checks low.

     

    9. Immediately execute a right front crossover into a right front twist stance while executing a left back knuckle strike to your opponents left temple.  Your right hand remains checking low.

     

    10. Pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow as your left hand covers your opponent’s eyes and your right hand delivers a right inward looping overhead punch to the jaw of your opponent.

     

    11. Continue to pivot counterclockwise (so that your upper body now faces 6 o’clock) and drop into a left close kneel stance.  Without disrupting the flow of your Body Rotation execute a right stiff leg kick between his legs and up to his groin.

     

    12. From the contact position of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

  •  3.  Circling Destruction  (Front: Left step through punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique begins with learning to get out of the Line of Attack while moving forward and attacking.  Using a Diversified Angle of Attack, the second move introduces an odd phenomenon of gaining power through Counter Balancing your hand and leg that follow a Path of Action.  Although partial Body Momentum is included, it is the Counter Balancing of your hand and leg fused with your Lateral Momentum that contributes to the greater force.  Although your next action (left claw and right handsword) originates from a right forward bow, rotational momentum can be effectively generated when pivoting and dropping into a right neutral bow.  The final move of this sequence interestingly ends with a simultaneous hook and thrust from the rear of your opponent.  This unique combination temporarily immobilizes the lower half of your opponent's body while simultaneously forcing his upper body away from you.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow (or Standing Naturally), step forward toward 1 o’clock with your right foot into a right neutral bow.  With this step, execute a right inward parry and left outward parry combination to the outside of your opponent’s left arm.  (Your left hand finishes palm up, like a waiter carrying a tray, hooking on top of your opponent’s left arm at his elbow.) Continue the counterclockwise circling motion of your right hand converting it into a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left lower ribcage as you settle into your stance.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Shift your left foot toward 4:30 into a right forward bow (facing 10:30) as you execute a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to your opponent’s face.  Counter Balance this action by having your right handsword cock at your right ear.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

    3. While pivoting into a right neutral bow (facing 10:30) have your left hand claw across your opponent’s face.  As you settle into your right neutral bow, deliver a right inward handsword to the left side of your opponent’s neck.  (This interim use of the claw should obscure your opponent’s vision as well as turn this head toward you.  Your right handsword should stun your opponent.)

     

    4. Simultaneously execute a right front scoop kick to your opponent’s groin (from behind), a left outward thrusting heel palm strike to your opponent’s left kidney, with a right two-finger eye hook to his right eye.  The heel palm strike will make contact 1/4 of a beat after the kick makes contact.  (This dual action should momentarily immobilize your opponent.)

     

     Plant your right foot back of you (toward 4:30) into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30).  Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. Have your right foot plant toward 4 o’clock, from the contact position of your right scoop kick, and immediately bounce into a right knife-edge bounce kick to the back of your opponents left knee to buckle him.  Have your right foot plant toward 10:30, from the contact position of your right kick, and follow up with a right inward elbow strike to the right side of your opponent’s neck.

     

    6. Immediately execute a left front crossover as you employ both of your heel palms to thrust shoving the back of your opponent (fingers up and heals down) toward 10:30 thus forcing him onto his stomach and face down.

     

    7. Without hesitation execute a right heal stomp to your opponent’s lower spine, stand on his back with your right stomping foot, and follow-up with a left front crossover stomp to the back of his neck.

     

    8. Have your left foot slip off into the left of your opponents head while having your right foot slip off and to the right of his right hip.  Immediately drop into a left front close kneel stance as your right knee drives down into his spine simultaneous with a right heal palm strike to the back of his head, whereby using the ground to smash his face.  Your left hand should be positionally checking where needed.

     

    9. Using your opponent’s body to springboard you, leap up into the air, rotate your entire body clockwise, and execute a left inward looping downward roundhouse kick to your opponent’s head (similar to “Leap of Death”).

     

    10. From the contact position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30 o’clock.

     

  •  4.  Detour from Doom  (Front: Right roundhouse kick)

    Theme: This technique teaches you the merits of moving Up the Circle to get you out of the Line of Attack, as well as how you can extend the range of your right vertical punch.  The timing of the foot maneuver and the punch is crucial in maximizing your power.  Timed with precision, Body Momentum becomes the chief contributor to the sum total of your force.  This technique is also unique in that the first action triggers the second action (your right ball kick to your opponent's groin), as if it were consolidated as one.  Although precise timing gives you the illusion of consolidation, the two moves are, nevertheless, separate.  The shifting of your feet, and Gravitational Marriage are repeated principles that help you enhance the use of Body Momentum.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, quickly shift your left foot (up the circle) toward 4:30 into a right 45 degree cat stance.  Simultaneously deliver a left downward block to the inside of your opponent’s right leg as you thrust a right vertical punch to your opponent’s face.  (This should injure your opponent’s right leg as well as drive his face back.)

     

    2. From your right 45 degree cat stance, deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot toward 10:30 into a right neutral bow, immediately shifting into a right forward bow.  With this shift simultaneously execute a left vertical punch to your opponent’s solar plexus while checking on top of your opponent’s arms with a right horizontal forearm check.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Deliver a right back knuckle strike to your opponent’s stomach as your left foot begins to shift toward 3 o’clock, into a right neutral bow (facing 9 o’clock).  (Your opponent bends further forward.)

     

    5. Have your left hand hook downward on the back of your opponent’s neck as you continue circling your right arm counterclockwise and deliver a right inward overhead hammerfist to the back of your opponent’s neck at the moment you settle into your stance.  Your left hand first checks before you chamber it alongside as well as below your left hip.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    6. As you pivot (in-place) into a right forward bow, convert your right hammerfist into a hook on the back of your opponents neck.  Immediately have your right hooking hand force his head down and toward you as you guide his head into a left upward heel palm thrust to and through the left side of your opponents jaw.  Immediately reverse the action as you execute a left hand claw to the right side of his face (on the way back) with your right hand still bracing the back of your opponent neck.

     

    7. Immediately have your left foot step toward 8 o’clock into a left neutral bow as your right arm slides towards you, and checks your opponents right shoulder, chambers, and then delivers a right inside downward ricocheting elbow strike to, and through, the left side of your opponent’s face or temple.  Have your left hand positionally check.

     

    8. Slide your right foot clockwise toward 5 o’clock while remaining in the left neutral bow, as you execute a right outward horizontal back knuckle strike followed by a left horizontal inward heel palm claw to his head and face respectively.

     

    9. Immediately deliver a right snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin.  As you plant your right foot toward 11 o’clock, execute a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to his face.  Positionally check with your left hand.

     

    10. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5:30.

     

  •  5.  Squatting Sacrifice  (Rear: Bear hug—arms free)

    Theme: As the name of this technique indicates, the theme is the need for speed when squatting to initiate your sequence.  Speed of action avoids the evident sacrifice of principles normally needed to elude vulnerability.  The strength of your opponent prevents further lateral movement on your part.  Thus the technique teaches you to seek other dimensional avenues of action.  The second part of this technique introduces you to the Control Manipulation of an opponent who is on his back into the rear of you.  Prior techniques, such as Spiraling Twig taught you the use of locks and twists to manipulate your opponent's wrist.  Now apply that knowledge to your opponent's ankle.  Once your opponent is on his back you learn how to correctly move from the inside of his body to the outside of his body.  In all, this technique is a lesson in the application of Dimensional Stages of Action.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent applying a rear bear hug (arms free), step to your right toward 3 o’clock with your right foot into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock) as both of your elbows strike down to your opponent’s forearms.  (This should loosen his grasp.)

     

    2. Squat on your opponent’s right knee as you then bend over and have both of your hands grab and pull up on your opponent’s right ankle to force him on his back.  The pulling and squatting could cause your opponent’s knee to break, because of the counterforce prior to the fall.  As your opponent falls shift into a concave stance to prevent an Angle of Entry into your groin.

     

    3. Immediately twist your opponent’s right ankle clockwise (pushing down on your opponent’s toes with your left heel palm and pulling up on his ankle with the fingers and palm of your right hand).  Using the Residual Torque of the above action have your right leg circle clockwise (preferably raking across your opponent’s face in the process and plant your right foot toward 7:30 as you then form a right reverse close kneel stance.

     

    4. Pivot into a right forward bow (facing 6:00) while completing the twisting of your opponent’s right ankle.  (This should now force your opponent onto his stomach.)

     

    5. While still maintaining your grab on your opponent’s right ankle with your right hand, step forward with your left foot (toward 4:30) into a left close kneel stance (paralleling the left side of your opponent’s body) and have your left hand grab your opponent’s left wrist.

     

    6. Support your weight on your left leg as your cock your right leg high.

     

    7. Pull and jerk up with both of your arms as your right foot stomps to the lower spine of your opponent.  (This could cause a spinal break.)

     

     Right front crossover, sweeping your opponent’s left arm down and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    8. From the position of your right stomp, have your right foot to sweep toward 3 o’clock to clear your opponents left arm.  Execute a right front crossover and a left step through toward 3 o’clock as you immediately pivot clockwise toward 9 o’clock into a right neutral bow.  Follow-up of the left shovel kick to your opponent’s jaw or head.

     

    9. Plant your left foot 9 nine o’clock (gauging your leg during your course of action - Gauging Leg) and execute a right slicing knife-edge kick to the left hinge of your opponent’s jaw to cause him to turn on his back.  As the momentum of your right kick turns you counterclockwise 340 degrees plant your right foot toward 3 o’clock into a reverse right neutral bow.

     

    10. Without disturbing the counterclockwise momentum of your flow, execute a left rear sweeping thrust kick to your opponents right temple.  (Remember, your opponent is now on his back thus exposing his right temple).

     

    11. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 3 o’clock.

     

  •  6.  Escape from Death  (Right: Rear-arm choke)

    Theme: This technique teaches you to escape from a rear forearm choke.  It reinforces the priorities of self-preservation, which are: (1) quickness of thought and speed of action, (2) air supply, (3) protection of anatomical weak points, (4) effective offense simultaneous with your defense, (5) avoid being taken to the ground.  You must be able to see that the solution to one predicament often leads you into another predicament for which you can have an answer.

     

    1. With a choke being applied from the rear, immediately step to your right (toward 3 o’clock) with your right foot into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock).  As you drop into your stance, turn your head to the left and tuck your chin against your chest.  During this action have your right hand simultaneously grab and pull down on your opponent’s right wrist, utilizing an anchored elbow).  Along with these defensive safeguards, deliver a left back elbow strike to your opponent’s solar plexus.  Follow up with a left back hammerfist to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent should loosen his grip.)

     

    2. Circle your left leg around and back of your opponent’s right leg (Cat Around) toward 7:30 as you drop into a left close kneel stance (checking your opponent’s right leg with your left knee).  Simultaneous with this action deliver a right hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin and a left hammerfist strike to your opponent’s left kidney.  (Your opponent should begin to fall toward the ground.)

     

    3. Circle your left hand over your opponent’s right shoulder and have the fingers of your left hand press under your opponent’s nose (or depending on the circumstances, have your left hand grab your opponent’s hair) to Fulcrum his head back, using his shoulder as the fulcrum point.

     

    4. Immediately pivot into a left forward bow (facing 7:30) to take advantage of your Rotational Force.  In the process thrust a right heel palm strike to your opponent’s chin.  Simultaneously execute a left sliding check down your opponent’s right arm, ending at the elbow.  (Make sure that the head of your opponent in either of the above cases is arched and forced back to minimize your opponent’s leverage.)

     

    5. Shoot a right knee strike to the outside of your opponent’s right thigh.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)

     

     Replant your right foot to Point of Origin, Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 1:30.

     

    6. From the contact position of your right knee strike, have your right foot plant toward 1:30 (gauging your distance accordingly - Gauging Leg) and execute a left knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  (This should buckle him from the inside out and briefly cause his head to move toward you).  Have your right hand check low and your left hand checked to the right of your face.

     

    7. Immediately plant your left foot toward 2 o’clock into a right front twist stance while executing a left outward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face as you further force his head toward you.

     

    8. Pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow as you execute a right inward hammerfist strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  (Properly executed, both left and right strikes will force your opponent’s body to rotate 190 degrees, thus steering your opponent to expose his back toward you.) With the assistance of your right hand hooking to the left, as well as the front, of his face, and your left hand pushing against his left shoulder, force your opponent to arch his back toward you.  As you force your opponent to assume this postural position execute a right knee strike to the back of his head, or neck, while being constantly assisted by both of your hands.

     

    9. From the contact position of your right knee strike, immediately execute a right stomp to the opponent’s right ankle or foot.

     

    10. Execute a right for a crossover, and cover out twice toward 2 o’clock.

     

  •  7.  Brushing the Storm  (Right flank - Right step through overhead club)

    Theme: As the name of this technique implies, you are to use a slight Angle of Deviation coupled with a slight Angle of Deflection.  As your parry effortlessly redirects the club attack, your right heel palm travels from its Point of Origin.  The Angle of Deviation, via your step through, gives momentum to your heel palm strike.  Properly timed, the use of this momentum with the Borrowed Force of your opponent’s attack adds to the power of your strike.  In this technique emphasis is placed on contouring, controlling, and attacking your opponent from both the outside and inside of his attacking arm.  The second step requires careful attention to be given to the timing of your Body Momentum and elbow strike.  The remaining portion of the technique continues to teach you Control Manipulation and Diversified Angle of Attack which give you protection.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent attacks you from your right side.  Have your right foot step forward toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow.  Simultaneously deliver a left inward parry to the outside of your opponent's right arm while striking to your opponent's jaw with a right heel palm thrust.  Your right arm should end under and inside of your opponent's right arm.  (This should stop your opponent's forward Body Momentum and snap his head back.)

     

    2. Step forward with your left foot into a left close kneel stance toward 1:30 as you strike down to your opponent's solar plexus with your right inner elbow (striking vertically), making sure that you continue to check your opponent's right arm with your left hand.  (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

    3. While in your left close kneel stance, execute a right underhand heel palm strike to your opponent's groin.  Simultaneously continue to apply your left hand check to your opponent's right arm.  (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Pivot clockwise and have your right foot drop back toward 1:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 7:30).  While moving, have your right hand pull your opponent's right leg toward you (sliding your hand to his right knee cap and to a level below that point).  Simultaneously have your left hand push forward at your opponent's right hip.  (Your opponent's body is bent over at this point with his right leg in the air.)

     

    5. While controlling your opponent's right leg with your right hand, deliver a left front snap kick to your opponent's groin (with your instep).  (Your opponent should begin to buckle to the ground.)

     

    6. Plant your left foot forward, gauging the distance (Gauging Leg), and deliver a right knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent's left knee thus buckling him to the ground.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

    7. As you plant your right foot between your opponent's legs, have your left hand grab and pull your opponent's left ankle while simultaneously executing a right inward elbow strike to his right kidney.  The counter action of your left hand grab and pull along with your right elbow strike should force your opponent forward.

     

    8. With your left hand grabbing on the back of his left ankle, have your right hand now grab the front of his left knee from the outside.  Using Opposing Forces, have your left hand push down on his left ankle and your right hand pull up on his left knee.  This should stretch and possibly sprain his left knee.  Without hesitation, slide your right hand on the outside of his left leg and to the top of his left foot.  Grab the top of his left toes with your right hand as you then push down with your left hand and pull up with your right.

     

    9. While employing Counter Manipulation as well as Opposing Forces (with your push and pull action) have your left foot slide toward 2 o'clock and roll your opponent onto his back.  (He should now be face up, legs spread apart, and head directed toward 9 o'clock.)

     

    10. Immediately stomp your opponent's right knee with your left foot.  Plant your left foot to the inside of his right leg and deliver a right slicing kick to his groin (slicing up the leg to act as a check).

     

    11. Plant your right foot to the right of his body toward 7:30 (gauging your distance accordingly - Gauging Leg) as you continue to rotate counterclockwise 190 degrees into a left rear stomp kick to your opponent's stomach.

     

    12. From the contact position of your left stomp have your left foot cross back of your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a right front twist stance.  Immediately pivot counterclockwise 180 degrees into a right looping downward roundhouse kick to your opponent's face.

     

    13. From the contact position of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5 o'clock.

     

  •  8.  Menacing Twirl  (Rear: Left hand belt grab)

    Theme: An opponent approaching from the rear is dangerous because the specific nature of the attack is unknown.  If your opponent places both of his hands on you, you are able to "feel" the nature of his attack.  However, in this technique only one hand grabs you at the belt.  Feeling your opponent's hand gives you only a partial clue.  The whereabouts of your opponent’s opposite hand is not known.  Is when your counter begins that the unknown becomes semi-known.   You may step to the rear, as well as inside of your opponent's grab with greater confidence because the unknown becomes known during the transition.  You know that you can create and Angle of Cancellation not only from your Point of View of the attack, but also from your opponent's Point of View of the attack.  To achieve this, you must act swiftly and counter using the principle of "with" rather than "and".  It is your left heel palm strike being locked-out that completes your Angle of Cancellation.  Controlling the Gap limits your opponent's ability to retaliate.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your back to your opponent, step back and to your left with your right foot toward 7 o’clock into a right rear twist stance.  Immediately pivot clockwise into a right forward bow (facing 6 o’clock).  During the transition between the rear twist and the forward bow deliver a right outside downward block to the inside of your opponent’s left (grabbing) arm at the wrist.  Synchronize a left thrusting heel palm strike to the opponent’s chin “with” the completion of your right forward bow.  This left heel palm strike also provides the Principal of Limited Retaliation thus preventing your opponent from delivering an effective right punch.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

    2. Instantly follow up with a left knee kick to your opponent’s groin.  Counter Balance this action by having your right hand now check (high across your opponent’s chest) as your left hand now checks low on your opponent’s right arm.  (your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Plant your left foot as a Gauging Leg (for distance and clearance) to allow you to now freely deliver a right front diagonal knee strike toward 4:30 to your opponent’s right inner thigh.  During this action shift your right arm down as a sliding check across your opponent’s solar plexus.  Simultaneously have your left hand transfer to the midpoint of your opponent’s chest (Cross Check).  (Your opponent’s right leg should bow outward.)

     

    4. From the Point of Contact of you knee strike, have your right foot stomp onto the right instep of your opponent as you deliver a right inward diagonal elbow strike to the left side of his jaw.  (He should fall to the ground.)

     

     Right front cross over and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

    5. While keeping your right stomp in position, slide your left foot toward 1 o’clock (gauging your distance accordingly - Gauging Leg) and immediately execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  From the contact position of your right foot, execute a right roundhouse kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee.

     

    6. Plant your right foot alongside of your opponent’s right foot and immediately execute a right lifting snapping forearm strike to the underside of his chin (as you guideline with your midrange weapon).  Reverse your motion and deliver a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s right collarbone.

     

    7. Continue the downward flow of your right arm (between you and your opponent) and loop it counterclockwise into a right hooking punch to the left side of your opponent’s jaw while pivoting into a right reverse bow.

     

    8. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1 o’clock.

     

  •  9.  Leap from Danger  (Rear: Two-hand push)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is in knowing how to fall and roll properly to avoid injury.  Without this knowledge the ground can be a second adversary.  With this knowledge you can quickly recover from your opponent's initial attack, create distance, assess the predicament, and act accordingly.  In this case your Angle of Deviation employs leaping out of the Line of Attack prior to counterattacking.  The intent of the second kick is to reinforce injury to your opponent.  To ensure this desired effect you must remember to keep the flow of your Body Momentum constant during the execution of both kicks.

     

    1. As your opponent pushes you from the rear, take a forward roll on your right shoulder toward 12 o’clock and leap up facing your opponent at 6 o’clock while shuffling back into a left neutral bow.

     

    2.   As your opponent proceeds to attack you with a right punch, leap to your left toward 4:30 with your left foot and deliver a right roundhouse kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.  While leaping, your left hand should guard low as your right arm positions itself high (like an extended outward block).

     

    3. Plant your right foot toward 7:30 (Gauging Leg).  Pivot counterclockwise and deliver a left spinning back heel kick to your opponent’s right ribs (kicking toward 7:30).  During the kick check with your right hand over your left shoulder, as your left hand continues to check low behind you.

     

     Left front cross over and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

    4. From the contact position of your left kick, plant your left foot toward 7:30 (gauging your leg accordingly - Gauging Leg) and as you rotate your body counterclockwise execute a right inward crescent kick to your opponent’s face.

     

    5. Plant your right foot in front of you (toward 7:30), but to the right of your opponent’s right foot.  Immediately drag your left foot toward your right foot (gauging the appropriate distance - Gauging Leg) and execute a right reverse hooking heel kick to (and through) the back of your opponent’s right knee to buckle him.

     

    6. While following through with the right hooking heel kick, have your right foot plant and bounce off the ground as it launches into a right roundhouse bounce kick to any available opening.

     

    7. From the contact point of your right roundhouse kick, execute the right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

  • 10.  Circles of Protection  (Front:  Right step through overhead punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is the introduction of the continuous flow of circular moves to counter your opponent.  These moves act to ward off your opponent's attack, check his arm, while interchangeably been used as an offense.  In this technique emphasis is placed on countering, controlling, and attacking your opponent from under, inside, and outside of his attacking arm.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step toward 11 o'clock into a left forward bow.  Simultaneously deliver a right upward parry under and outside of your opponent's right punch (above the elbow).  (First meet the force and then ride it.)

     

    2. Shift to your right into a left neutral bow, as you deliver a left upward ripping claw to your opponent's face (under his right arm).  Your right open hand is high to the right side of your face momentarily checking under and slightly outside of your opponent's right arm.  (Your opponent's head should snap back.)

     

    3. Continue circling your left hand counterclockwise and force your opponent's right arm down to the right side of his body.  Simultaneously continue the clockwise circle of your right hand and execute a right underhand heel palm claw to your opponent's groin.  At this moment your left hand should be on top of your right forearm prior to exploding into the next move.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Without hesitation deliver a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's face as you shuffle forward (push-drag).  During this action your right hand grabs and pulls your opponent's testicles.  Be sure that your left leg is positioned properly as a check to protect your groin.  (Your opponent's head should snap back.)

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

    5. Slide your left foot toward 10 o’clock into a left close kneel stance, as your left hand slides down his right arm and grabs your opponent’s right wrist.  Simultaneously execute a right inward downward raking hammerfist to his right floating ribs.

     

    6. While still grabbing your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand, slide your left foot back and toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow as you straighten his arm by pulling it toward you with your left hand.  Without hesitation execute a right outward heal palm strike against his right elbow to sprain or break it.  Ensure accurate timing when employing Opposing Forces.

     

    7. Immediately execute a left thrusting crossover sweep kick towards 1:30 to the left side of your opponent’s right knee.  As you plant your left foot toward 2 o’clock (into a left front twist stance), have your left hand continue to pull your opponent’s right wrist down and towards you as you execute a right back knuckle strike to his right rib cage.

     

    8. Have your right hand follow through with the right upward outward heal palm claw to and through your opponent’s right jaw hinge.  This action is simultaneously executed with a right thrusting a knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  Chamber your right hand to the right side of your face while maintaining your left hand grab.

     

    9. As you plant your right foot directly in front of you (from its contact position), execute a right inward downward vertical hammerfist strike to and through the back of your opponent’s neck.  (Your left hand is still maintaining its grab at this point.)

     

    10. Immediately pivot clockwise into an in-place right front twist stance as your left hand releases its grab, circles clockwise, converts into a handsword, and execute a left downward handsword to the top of your opponent’s neck, as you settle into your right front twist stance.  Have your right hand simultaneously circle counterclockwise and check the top of your opponent’s right shoulder.

     

    11. Have your left hand now slide and check the top of your opponent’s right shoulder as your right hand continues counterclockwise and chambers below your right hip.  Immediately reverse the action of your in-place twist stance and vigorously rotate counterclockwise as you execute a right stiff arm lifting punch to your opponent’s face or jaw.

     

    12. Have the momentum of your counterclockwise rotation (Centrifugal Force) deliver a left back knuckle strike to his face, as you flow into a left spinning stiff –leg back kick under your opponent’s chin, or a left spinning heel hook coming up in a vertical fashion.  Your right hand should now be positionally checking your left rib cage.

     

    13. From the contact position of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

  • 11.  Circle of Doom  (Front: Right straight kick)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to Fade-Out while making in-place transitions that act as defense as well as offense.  It is imperative that you have the ability to employ your Natural Defenses from their Point of Origin at the moment of the attack.  This technique employs a block to the best available target, with the best available weapon, from the best available angle, in the least amount of time, and still yields the desired effect.  It clearly demonstrates the importance of having a complete Vocabulary of Motion that may be called upon from any Point of Reference.  Once you have limited your opponent's retaliatory abilities, the concept of Economy of Motion is applied to specialized kicks that employee uncommon methods and angles of execution.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) your right arm is hanging naturally to your side, as your left hand is checking at your solar plexus.  Pivot to your left into a right reverse bow as you deliver a right inside downward (palm down) block in, and up against, your opponent’s right kicking leg, just below the back of his right calf.  During this block your left hand acts as a Positional Check across your right forearm.  Without hesitation circle your right arm clockwise as you execute a right extended outward block forcing your opponent’s right leg in a looping clockwise arc.

     

    2. With your opponent’s right leg still in the air and his back to you, deliver a right rear stiff-leg kick with the back of your heel up and under your opponent's groin.  If necessary drag your left foot in to assist you in gauging your distance - Gauging Leg.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot (Gauging Leg) and deliver a left back hooking heel kick to your opponent’s head.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

     Without planting your kicking foot execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    4. Immediately (from the contact position of your left kick) rotate your body clockwise and have your left foot step out toward 7 o'clock as you settle into a right reverse bow with your head looking over your right shoulder.  Quickly pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow; execute a right heel palm strike and grab to the top of your opponents right shoulder; pivot (in-place) into a right front rotating twist stance; pull your opponent's right shoulder diagonally down and to his left; while executing a left lifting two-knuckle punch to his right ribs.

     

    5. While in your right front twist stance, have your left hand grab your opponent’s right shoulder, to control his Height Zones, as your right hand chambers below your right hip.  Immediately pivot (in-place) counterclockwise into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right hooking punch to and through your opponent's face so that your right fist now chambers to the left of your chest.

     

    6. With your left hand still checking, as well as controlling your opponent, execute a left front crossover toward 1:30 into a left front twist stance while delivering a right outward back knuckle strike to any available target.  Quickly have your right hand grab and check your opponent’s right shoulder as you chamber your left hand in front of your chest.

     

    7. As you pivot (in-place) counterclockwise into a left neutral bow, continue to grab and check your opponent’s right shoulder with your right hand while executing a left heel palm thrust to his jaw hinge.

     

    8. Left front crossover, and cover out twice towards 6:30.

     

  • 12.  Broken Gift  (Front: Handshake)

    Theme: This technique teaches the value of Contact Manipulation as well as Control Manipulation.  In the technique, Gift of Destiny you learned to employ these concepts on the inside of your opponent's right arm.  Broken Gift teaches you how to employ them on the outside of his right arm.  It also reinforces the value of a Double Check in the controlling of your opponent's ability to retaliate.  This technique also teaches you the merits of moving Up the Circle to enhance the effects of your right elbow strike.

     

    1. With your opponent squeezing your hand, step forward with your left foot toward 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow (inside of his right leg).  Simultaneous with your left step, turn your opponent’s right hand counterclockwise with your right hand, as your left hand grabs your opponent’s right wrist (with your palm up, underneath his wrist).  Without hesitation execute a left upward flapping elbow strike under the joint of your opponent’s right elbow, while your right arm pulls down to cause an elbow break.  (Your opponent should rise onto the tips of his toes.

     

    2. Step back with your left foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock).  Coordinated with this action have your left hand assist by grabbing your opponent’s right wrist as both of your hands twist your opponent’s right wrist and arm clockwise, violently jerking his arm diagonally down past your left hip.  (Such action can cause a shoulder dislocation.)

     

    3. As your left foot settles into your right neutral bow, immediately execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple.  During this action retain your left grab on your opponent’s right wrist, while still pulling your opponent’s right arm toward you.  (This should daze your opponent.)

     

    4. Slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30 (Up the Circle) into a right neutral bow (facing 10:30) as you deliver a right inward elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  Your left hand still controls your opponent’s Height Zones by forcing his right arm diagonally down.  (Your opponent should drop to the ground.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. Follow through with your right inward elbow strike and like a figure 8 pattern flow into an outward downward elbow strike to and through your opponents right jaw.  Without disrupting your flow of action execute an upward vertical elbow strike the underside of his chin.

     

    6. Have your left hand, which is still grabbing your opponents right wrist, twist his arm clockwise so that his right elbow now faces up, as you then execute a right inward downward hammerfist strike to the back of his right elbow to break it.

     

    7. Immediately grab your opponents right wrist (or hand) with your right hand, slide your right foot back toward 4:30, as you rotate his right arm clockwise into a wrist lock (similar to “Spiraling Twig”).  Follow-up with a left front snapping ball kick to his solar plexus.

     

    8. Plant your left foot (from its contact position) as you gauge it accordingly.  Immediately execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponents right knee.

     

    9. From the contact position of your right kick execute a right front crossover toward 6 o’clock and pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a left reverse heel scoop kick to your opponent’s chin.

     

    10. From the contact position of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5 o’clock.

     

  • 13.  Heavenly Ascent  (Front: Two-hand choke, arms straight)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to form a wedge with your arms to efficiently free you from your opponent's grasp.  The timing of the foot maneuver, wedge, and elbow strike is crucial in maximizing the effects of your action.  Time with precision, Body Momentum (forward and rotational) becomes the chief contributor to the sum total of your force.  This technique is also unique in that the first action triggers the second action (your elbow strike to your opponent's chin, as if they were consolidated as one.  Although precise timing gives the illusion of consolidation in the two moves are nonetheless, separate.  The shifting of your feet, and Rotational Force are repeated principles that help enhance the use of Body Momentum while going forward, or in reverse.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent applying a two-hand choke from the front, step forward with your right foot toward 12 o’clock (inside your opponent’s right knee) as you clasp both of your hands together and execute two upward forearm strike to the inside of your opponent’s forearms to break the choke (which act as a wedge).

     

    2. Pivot slightly to your left (into a right fighting horse) and execute, a right upward elbow strike to your opponent’s chin (hands still clasped).  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

    3. As you commence to pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow, release your clasp and deliver a right downward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s nose and face.  Instantly follow with a left heel palm claw strike to your opponent’s nose and face at the precise moment you settle into a right forward bow stance.  (This should daze your opponent.)

     

    4. As you pivot back into a right neutral bow, deliver a right half-fist uppercut strike to your opponent’s throat.  While striking, simultaneously have your left hand slide down your opponent’s right arm, grabbing your opponent’s right wrist and pulling it past your left ribcage.  Your pull and strike working in opposition to each other should enhance the effectiveness of your strike.  (Your opponent should feel nauseous.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    5. Immediately step back with your right foot toward six o’clock into a left neutral bow as both of your hands slide (tracks) down your opponent’s arms and grabs both wrists.  Your left hand grabs his right wrist and your right hand his left wrist.  Once securing both grabs, pull down on your opponent’s wrists as you force him to bend over and toward you.

     

    6. Without delay, while still holding your opponent’s wrists, execute a left front ball kick to your opponent’s groin, followed by a right front ball kick to his solar plexus or sternum.  (The delivery is similar to that of a chicken kick.)

     

    7. As you plant you are right foot forward (from its last contact position) execute a right stiff arm lifting back knuckle strike to and through the underside of your opponent’s chin while still grabbing your opponent’s left hand.  Reverse your motion and deliver a right downward vertical back knuckle strike to the bridge of his nose (returning on the same path).  Immediately follow up your figure 8 pattern by first executing a right inside diagonal downward hammerfist strike to his left jaw as you then flow into a left rear crossover toward 1:30 while executing a right outward downward diagonal back knuckle strike to and through your opponent’s right jaw.  (These moves are similar to those found in “Thrusting Lance”.)

     

    8. While sliding your right foot toward 1:30 release your left hand, rotate it counterclockwise, and execute a left upward claw to his face.  Have your right hand also circle counterclockwise during the same time period as it sweeps and checks prior to execution.  As you settle into a right reverse bow, buckle the inside of his left knee while executing a right inward downward diagonal heel palm claw to and through his face.  Follow through with your right hand as the same heel palm claw strikes down to your opponent’s groin.

     

    9. Grab your opponent’s testicles with your right hand and as you execute a right front crossover pull on them (assuming he is a male).  Continue to cover out twice toward 7 o’clock.

     

  • 14.  Capturing the Storm  (Front - Right step through overhead club)

    Theme: The theme of this technique entails a special method of blocking to counter your opponent.  After Intercepting the Force of your opponent's attack, ride and redirect the weapon into his own shin.  Precise timing is necessary to catch, guide, and control his weapon.  With the opponent directed into an Angle of No Return, keep your own Body Momentum flowing throughout your sequence, disarm him, and utilize his club against him.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step forward and to your left with your left foot toward 11 o'clock into a horse stance (while facing 12 o'clock).  Simultaneously deliver a cross block as it wedges against the right wrist of your opponent's attacking arm (with your right wrist crossed over and on top of your left wrist).  At this point your cross block should be angled off toward 1:30 so that your head and body are outside of your opponent's Line of Attack with the block occurring off of your right shoulder and above the level of your head.

     

    2. Immediately grab your opponent's right wrist with both of your hands, with your left hand facing you and your right hand turned away from you.

     

    3. While still holding onto your opponent's right wrist, control and guide your opponent's right arm down, in a clockwise motion, so that your opponent's club strikes against his right knee.  Continue to circle your opponent's right arm clockwise (while still holding onto your opponent's right wrist) as you step toward 10:30 with your right foot.  This motion is done while guiding your opponent's right arm and club up and over your left shoulder (above the level of your head.).

     

    4. Retain the grab with your left hand as your right hand grabs the free end of your opponent's club (palm down and thumb toward you.)

     

    5. Immediately circle your left foot counterclockwise as it plants (at a comfortable distance) toward 10:30 and forms a right neutral bow (facing 4:30).  All of this is done as your right hand forces the club out of your opponent's grasp by fulcruming the action against your opponent's thumb.  This occurs when the end of the club that your right hand is holding is held above the end held by the opponent.  The action from here calls for the end that your opponent is holding be used as a fulcrum in forcing the club clockwise (from your Point of View) against his thumb.  Without breaking the flow of your action have your right arm loop counterclockwise and have the club, that you now control, strike to the back of your opponent's right elbow.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.

     

    6. Without delay have your club circle clockwise as it moves up your opponent's right arm, strikes the back of his head, continues its clockwise arc, and strikes to and through the front of his right knee.  (This entire action occurs within your clockwise circle).

     

    7. Reverse the motion of your club so that while traveling in a counterclockwise circle it strikes the back of your opponent's right knee, follows through toward 6 o'clock, and arcs just above the level of your head.  Simultaneously with the follow through action of your right hand, execute a left front crossover leg sweep toward 5 o'clock to the back of your opponent's right leg.  At the precise moment that his right leg is being swept execute a clockwise circle with your right hand so that your club loops under, to, and through your opponent's nose.  As your left foot plants into a left front twist stance and settles from the sweep, execute a left outward downward heel palm strike to your opponent's groin.

     

    8. Immediately pivot clockwise (in-place) into a right neutral bow stance facing 11 o'clock as you execute a right downward diagonal elbow strike to your opponent's right kidney (striking from top to bottom and left to right).

     

    9. Without delay shoot a right reverse bow toward 4:30 so that it travels behind and through your opponent's right leg to buckle him.  During your course of action, have your club follow the direction of your right reverse bow, loop counterclockwise and, as you slide your left foot toward 9 o'clock (a very small adjustment), execute a right looping diagonal downward club strike to and through the back of his head.  (Be sure to have your left hand check your opponent's right arm.)

     

    10. With your club now below your right hip execute a right front crossover toward 1 o'clock into a right front twist stance as you simultaneously execute an inward horizontal club strike to and through the inner back portion of your opponent's left knee (traveling from outside to in).

     

     Step toward 1 o'clock with the left foot and cover out toward 1 o'clock.

     

  • 15.  Conquering Shield (Front: Left stiff-arm lapel grab)

    Theme: This technique provides a possible solution if backed up against the wall.  Unable to step back to Stabilize Your Base, the wall is utilized as a "vertical" base to stabilize yourself.  You learn to pin, strike, and kick at the same time.  You're introduced to both a ricocheting strike and the merits of using Returning Motion, not Reverse Motion.

     

    1. Pin your opponent's left grabbing hand to your chest with your left hand as you execute a right inward vertical forearm strike against your opponent's left elbow to break it.  Simultaneous with this action, thrust a right front ball kick to the right inner knee cap of your opponent.  (This should buckle your opponent's right knee, and nullify his Height Zones, Width Zones and Depth Zones.)

     

    2. As you proceed to plant your right foot forward toward 12 o'clock into a right neutral bow, have your right arm glance up and then strike down with a right downward elbow strike to your opponent's left forearm thus forcing your opponent's head forward and down.

     

    3. With your feet firmly planted, deliver a right upward elbow strike under your opponent's chin as your left hand positionally checks.  (This should snap your opponent's head back.)

     

    4. Follow up with a right downward heel palm claw, first to the bridge of the nose, and then to the eyes and face of your opponent.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    5. As you follow through with the momentum of your right hand, quickly have it check your opponent’s left arm, as you deliver a left vertical punch to your opponent's sternum.  Immediately deliver a right stiff arm lifting forearm strike toward 11 o’clock as it travels up and under your opponent’s chin, as your left hand checks in front of your sternum.

     

    6. Convert your right hand into an outward horizontal heel palm claw to the right side of your opponent’s face.  As this action turn his face to his left, execute a left knee strike to his groin.

     

    7. Plant your left foot (from its contact position) toward 1:30 to buckle the inside of his left knee while delivering a left stiff arm lifting forearm strike up and under your opponent’s chin.

     

    8. As you execute a right rear crossover toward 10:30 into a right rear twist stance, deliver a right heel of palm thrust to his face.  Positionally check with your left hand.

     

    9. Immediately shoot your left leg toward 11 o’clock into a left reverse bow to buckle your opponent’s right leg.  Without delay slide your left foot toward 3 o’clock, pivot counterclockwise into a left front rotating twist stance, while executing a left outward knuckle rake across the bridge of his nose (similar to a left vertical outward block).

     

    10. From out of your left front twist stance, execute a Back to Front Switch (left foot to the back and right foot to the front).  As you step forward with your right foot, execute a right downward inward diagonal knuckle rake across your opponent’s nose or cheek bone.  Time your action so that you take advantage of your Body Momentum.  This should force your opponent back.

     

    11. Follow up by delivering a left shovel kick as it strikes the knee, ribs, or face.  From the contact position of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5 o’clock.

     

  • 16.  Taming the Mace (Front: Right step through punch with a wall behind you)

    Theme: This technique introduces you to trapping as a special method of blocking and countering your opponent.  In this technique emphasis is placed on countering, controlling, and attacking your opponent from the inside, as well as outside of his attacking arm.  You then counter manipulate your opponent into the wall, maximizing your efforts with the use of the Spiraling Staircase effect.  This technique is also an introduction to use your environment as an offensive weapon.  Normally do you slam your opponent into the wall, but you use it as a sandwiching effect.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step toward 11 o’clock with your left foot into a left neutral bow as you execute a left inward parry on the outside of your opponent’s right punch.  As you parry, deliver a right inward handsword to the inside of your opponent’s right biceps.

     

    2. Immediately have your left hand check and grab your opponent’s right hand, at the wrist, as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple.  (This should drive your opponent’s head back.)

     

    3. Have your right hand grab your opponent’s right shoulder.  Anchor your elbows, pulling your opponent down to cancel his Height Zones, as you simultaneously bring him forward, hugging him up close to your body to nullify his Depth Zones (Hugging Check).

     

    4.   With both of your hands grasping your opponent, keeping your arms in close to you, and with your elbows bent, have your left foot step back toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow (facing 10:30).  Immediately pivot counterclockwise.  During this action bend your knees, and while gradually descending, slam your opponent against the wall.

     

    5. As your opponent’s back slams against the wall, deliver a right knee kick to your opponent’s groin.  Simultaneous with this action execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s throat thus sandwiching your opponent against the wall.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)

     

     Replant your right foot back toward 12 o’clock.  Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

    6. From the contact position of your knee strike, plant your right foot back toward 12 o’clock as you execute a left heel palm thrust to your opponent’s sternum.  Quickly slide your left hand up to his throat and forcefully pin him against the wall.

     

    7. Execute and in-place Back to Front Switch.  This is done by first bringing your left foot back and toward you then proceeding forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow.  As your right foot steps forward, while taking advantage of body momentum via depth, execute a right heel palm strike to your opponent’s chin.  Quickly have your right hand travel vertically up and passed his face.  Reverse your motion as you then rip down and through his face with the right five-finger claw.  Continue your downward flow as you then execute a right horizontal inward elbow strike to your opponent’s left rib cage.  Have your left hand positionally checked during the elbow strike.

     

    8. Immediately pivot into a right forward bow as you execute a right back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face simultaneously with a left a vertical punch to his solar plexus.

     

    9. As you pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a right neutral bow, execute a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin while simultaneously delivering a left inward heel palm claw to and through the right side of his face.

     

    10. With your left hand now to the left side of your opponent’s face, have your left foot slide back toward 10 o’clock as you execute a left outward heel palm claw to the left of his face, followed by a right outward back knuckle strike to and through your opponent’s right temple.  Have your left hand positionally check in front of your solar plexus.

     

    11. Grab the back of your opponent’s head with your right and left hands - with your right hand grabbing from the left side of his head and your left hand grabbing from the right side of his head.  Immediately drag your left foot to your right foot, anchor your elbows as you pull his head down, and simultaneously execute a right upward knee strike to his face.

     

    12. From the contact position of your right knee strike, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.

     

  • 17.  Twirling Sacrifice  (Rear: Full Nelson)

    Theme: This technique introduces you to grabbing, lifting, and twirling as special methods in countering your opponent.  In this technique emphasis is again placed on countering and controlling your opponent by preventing him from obtaining a stabilized base.  You then counterbalance your opponent by twirling him 360 degrees.  This maneuver greatly increases the rotational momentum needed to maximize the effects of the slam into the wall.  Like Taming the Mace, this technique is also an introduction to using your environment as an offense of weapon.  Here again you not only slam your opponent into the wall, but you use it as a sandwiching effect.

     

    1. With your opponent strongly applying a Full Nelson, stiffen your body and force your neck back against your opponent’s hands.  This is done for the purpose of having your opponent concentrate his efforts to force your head forward.  Take advantage of his forward force and immediately have your right foot step to your right toward 3 o’clock into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock).

     

    2. Immediately slide you left foot to your right foot (into a transitional left close cat stance).  Without hesitation have your left foot move around and back of your opponent’s right leg toward 7:30.  As you bend over have both of your arms grab the back of your opponent’s knees (borrowing the force of your opponent).  (Have your left arm pass in front of your opponent’s legs before traveling to the back of your opponent’s left leg while your right arm simply reaches behind his right leg) and lift your opponent’s legs off the ground.

     

    3. Twirl counterclockwise (360 degrees) by first having your left foot step back toward 4:30.  Continue your twirl and have your right foot step toward 6 o’clock, then your left foot toward 7:30 to smash your opponent against a wall, pole, etc.  If your opponent is too big and heavy just drop your opponent on his back with the possibility of having his head smash to the ground.

     

     Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 2:30.

     

    4. Pull your opponent away from the wall and force him onto his back while holding his legs in the air with your arms.  Quickly slide both of your hands to his ankles, right to right and left to left (with your palms facing each other) and grab both of his ankles.  Immediately slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 12 o’clock, as you flip your opponent counterclockwise and face down.  At this point you should now be facing 6 o’clock.

     

    5. While maintaining both grabs in the air, drag your left foot toward your right foot (gauging the distance accordingly - Gauging Leg) and execute a right front snap ball kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.  From the contact position of your right kick, track your right foot back down to the front of his body and execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to his jaw or face, depending on the position of his head.

     

    6. Plant your right foot as you cross your opponent’s right leg over his left leg so that his right ankle is placed in the back of his left knee.  Immediately bend his left leg forward to pin it in position (similar to the likes of a figure “4”).  Maintain constant control of his legs as you now position him onto his stomach.  (At this point your opponent’s head is pointing toward 6 o’clock).

     

    7. Have your left foot step forward toward 4 o’clock as you drop into a left close kneel stance and force your right knee on to his left leg.  Exert enough pressure so that his left leg, that is folded over his right leg, will sprain or dislocate at the knee.

     

    8. Grab your opponent's left ankle with both your hands as you stand, shuffle back toward 11 o’clock, jerk and straighten his left leg, before forcing it to the ground.

     

    9. Immediately execute a left front crossover stomp on to his left ankle before you cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 18.  Cross of Death  (Front: Two-hand cross choke)

    Theme: Because of the nature of the attack, expediency on your part is of the utmost importance.  After using a ricocheting strike, you learn how you can extend the range of that natural weapon by flowing directly into your right vertical punch.  The timing of your foot maneuver and the ricocheting strike is crucial in maximizing your power.  Timed with precision, Body Momentum becomes the chief contributor to the sum total of your force.  This technique is also unique in that the first action triggers the second action (your right punch to your opponent's face), as if they were consolidated as one.  Although precise timing gives you the illusion of consolidation, the two moves accomplish to distinct effects.  This technique is also your introduction into principles of Orbital Adjustment.

     

    1. With your opponent cross choking you (with his left hand over his right) have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow, buckling the inside of your opponent’s right knee with your right knee (facing 12 o’clock).  In the process have your left hand pin your opponent’s hands to your chest (making sure that greater pressure is on his left hand).  Simultaneously deliver a right glancing inward vertical forearm strike against your opponent’s left elbow to break it.  Continue this action and end with a right vertical punch to your opponent’s face.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

    2. Immediately pivot into a right forward bow as you deliver a left uppercut punch to your opponent’s stomach while your right arm horizontally checks both arms of your opponent.  (Your opponent should vend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. As your left foot slides toward 4:30, commence with a left extended outward hooking parry to the outside of your opponent’s left elbow.  Follow up with a right chopping punch to your opponent’s left kidney as your left foot plants and your body settles into a right neutral bow (facing 10:30).

     

    4. Adjust the orbit of your right arm by delivering a right vertical back knuckle thrust to your opponent’s left temple.  Your left hand continues to check your opponent’s arms.  (Again your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. Immediately execute a right roundhouse kick to and through your opponents left knee, and from the Chambered Position of your right kick deliver a right outward horizontal hooking heel kick to the inside of his left knee.

     

    6. Quickly plant your right foot in front of you, drag your left foot toward your right foot (gauging the distance accordingly - Gauging Leg) and execute a right front snapping ball kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee (to further spread his legs).

     

    7. With both of your hands positionally checking plant your right foot in front of you and execute a left rear crossover stomp  to your opponents left foot (with the ball of your foot) as you simultaneously deliver the right outward heel palm strike to your opponent’s right jaw.  Have your left hand check off of your right rib cage.

     

    8. Step toward 7 o’clock with your left foot as you then turn clockwise into a right neutral bow facing your opponent.  From the contact position of your right hand, execute a five-finger claw down on your opponent’s face.

     

    9. Execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  • 19.  Securing the Storm  (Front: Right step through roundhouse club)

    Theme: The name of this technique also indicates the theme.  When a hurricane comes upon you, the safest place is in the eye of the hurricane.  This technique teaches you to move inside your opponent's effective striking range, to stay within the confines of your Outer Rim, and Borrow the Force of his attack by utilizing the principles of With.  In Calming the Storm you utilized the normal coordination level of same hand/same foot when stepping forward.  Securing the Storm teaches you to use opposite hand/opposite foot when stepping forward.  The Control Manipulation of your opponent momentarily prevents your opponent from taking action.  The technique also utilizes the concept of "strikedowns".  Many styles of the Martial Arts use "takedowns" to force their opponent to the ground.  "Takedowns" utilize throwing actions to force an opponent to the ground and it is the ground that causes the initial injury.  Although considered a takedown, strikedowns are much more effective.  Since you’re striking your opponent to the ground, injuring occurs instantly as well as the result of impact to the ground.  Strikedowns are often counterbalanced with buckles as is in this technique.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step to 12 o’clock with your left foot into a left neutral bow (finishing inside of your opponent’s right leg) as you deliver a left extended outward block to the inside of your opponent’s right wrist.  Simultaneously deliver a right vertical punch to your opponent’s face.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

    2. Slide your right foot back (clockwise) toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30) as you deliver a left uppercut forearm strike over and under your opponent’s right arm to break the elbow.  (This should thrust your opponent’s torso forward.)

     

    3. Shift your left foot back toward 11 o’clock, while still pinning your opponent’s right arm, and quickly circle your right foot clockwise so that it travels around, and back of, your opponent’s right leg.  As you continue to circle your right foot, immediately thrust it toward 6 o’clock into a left forward bow as you simultaneously thrust a right heel palm strike to your opponent’s jaw.  In the process your right leg will buckle your opponent’s right leg.  The two forces (the buckle and the heel palm strike) work together in forcing your opponent to the ground.  During this action your left hand grabs and slides along your opponent’s right arm, ending at the wrist the moment your opponent hits the ground.

     

     Step back with your right foot toward 7:30; left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    4. Have your right hand circle clockwise as it reaches around and grabs the far end of the club, to guarantee proper leverage when disarming it from your opponent’s grip.  Maintain the grab with your left hand.

     

    5. Holding the club with your right hand, and your opponent’s right wrist with your left, settle in-place as you jab the club down into your opponent solar plexus.

     

    6. Now snake the club clockwise and around your opponent’s right arm so that you place the downward end on the ground just above his left shoulder, and as you shuffle up (just a little) use your right knee to check his right arm, while your right hand forces the club up against his jaw in order to break his neck or jaw.  You now adjust your left foot up near the top of his head as you swing your right foot back toward 10:30, while switching hands on the club, keeping it across his throat, and now jerk back on the club with both hands to again attempting to break his jaw or neck.

     

    7. Maintain your grip on the club, with your left hand, and as you execute a left front crossover toward 7:30 (up the side of the circle) loop the club clockwise over and down to strike the right side of his head at the temple.

     

    8. From there, double cover out toward 9 o’clock.

     

  • 20.  Intercepting the Ram  (Front: Tackle)

    Theme: On occasion the environment and/or time may not allow you to move to desired directions.  In this case you are to stop your opponent's action before it builds to its full potential.  Your defenses and offensive actions merge with that of your opponent's action to stop him.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, hop to your left onto your left foot toward 11 o’clock and deliver a right knee kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.  Simultaneously deliver a right inward overhead hammerfist to your opponent’s right kidney as your left hand checks your opponent’s right shoulder.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    2. With your opponent’s momentum forcing you back, drop back with your right foot toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as you deliver a left inward overhead elbow strike to the upper spine of your opponent.  During this action your right hand acts as a sliding check along your opponent's back to his shoulders to keep his Height Zones in check.  (This should begin to force your opponent to the ground.)

     

    3. Immediately slide your left foot counterclockwise to 4:30 into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right inward downward diagonal punch which converts into a forearm elbow smash to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  Simultaneously have your left arm act as a sliding check on your opponent’s right shoulder.  (This should drive your opponent’s head toward the ground.

     

    4. After striking your opponent’s jaw, continue to pivot to your left as you deliver right back scooping heel kick to the right side of his jaw.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)

     

     Without planting your right foot, right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. With your right kicking leg still in the air, re-trace its path and immediately execute a right rear thrust kick to the opponent’s body.

     

    6. From the contact position of your right rear thrust kick, execute a right front crossover toward 6:30 and without hesitation pivot counterclockwise into a left spinning back thrust kick to your opponent’s face.

     

    7. Plant your left foot (gauging leg), toward 12 o’clock, into a left neutral bow (facing your opponent) and immediately execute a right inward diagonal slicing knife-edge kick to and through your opponent’s face (from 4:30 up to 10:30).  Without losing the counterclockwise circular flow of your right kick, execute a right knife-edge thrust kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee.

     

    8. Without planting your right foot, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7 o’clock.

     

  • 21.  Kneel of Compulsion  (Right flank: Right step through punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique encourages employment of a slight Angle of Deviation coupled with a slight Angle of Deflection.  As your double parries effortlessly redirect your opponent's punch from the flank, they also keep a constant check on his arm (through contouring).  Although two grabs are applied to your opponent shoulders to control his Height Zones, contact with your right hand remains constant.  Offenses is then the employed to destroy your opponent's stabilized base, and increase the effects of your sandwiching through the utilization of well-timed Body Momentum.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, facing 12 o’clock, step forward and to your right toward 1:30 with your right foot as you execute a double parry (left inward parry to the outside of your opponent’s right wrist, followed by a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent’s right elbow).

     

    2. Step toward 1:30 with your left foot as your right hand grabs your opponent’s right shoulder (while employing a rolling check in the process).  Pivot clockwise and have your left hand grab the back of your opponent’s left shoulder.

     

    3. Without hesitation step back toward 1:30 with your right foot into a left neutral bow as both of your arms pull your opponent’s shoulders back, thus disturbing his balance.

     

    4. Follow up with a right step through knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee thus compelling him to kneel on his left knee.

     

    5. As you plant your right foot forward toward 7:30 into a right neutral bow between your opponent’s legs, execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the right side of your opponent’s head.  Simultaneously strike with a left inward horizontal heel palm to the left side of his head, thus sandwiching your opponent’s head.  (Your opponent should fall to his knees.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 3 o’clock.

     

    6. With your opponent on his knees have your right arm wrap around your opponent’s neck (from right to left) to form a hammerlock with your left hand is assisting, as well as checking, your opponent’s action.  This is done while planting your right foot toward 7 o’clock to the left of your opponent’s left leg.

     

    7. Immediately execute a left step through toward 7 o’clock (into a left neutral bow) as you pile drive your opponent’s head down into the floor.

     

    8. As you continue your forward momentum, release both of your hands as you then have your left hand grab your opponent’s left wrist.  Immediately execute a push-drag shuffle toward 7 o’clock as you then force your opponent’s left arm toward his neck, drop into a left close kneel, and have your right knee pile drive your opponent’s left arm to dislocate his left shoulder.

     

    9. Have your left foot step back toward 1:30 and plant it alongside your opponent’s left hip (to act as a gauging leg) as you immediately execute a right looping outward downward crescent heel kick to the left side of your opponent’s head.

     

    10. Plant your right foot to the left of your opponent’s head and immediately execute a left rear crossover so that your left foot travels over your opponent’s body and plants to the right of his right hip, as your left knee is then driven down onto your opponent’s spine.

     

    11. Immediately rise from your knee drop and have your left foot step toward 8 o’clock and instantly drop into a left close kneel stance while burying your right knee into your opponent’s neck.

     

    12. Stand upright, execute a right scraping heel kick on top of your opponent’s head (like a heel stomp that sweeps through) as you then flow into a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 9 o’clock.

     

  • 22.  Clipping the Storm  (Front: Right thrusting club)

    Theme: The theme of this technique highlights the use of strikes to disarm the attacker.   Properly placed strikes to key nerve points can cause your opponent to drop his club.  Emphasis is also placed on the timing of both strike and check, coordinated with the transition of your cat stance.  The use of the cat stance rests in the transition which generates the first stage of Body Momentum.  The next move, which is the step through, generates the second stage of Body Momentum along with your heel palm strike and check.  This technique according to a still another perspective - use of Body Momentum in stages.

     

    1. While in a left neutral bow, step forward and to your left with your left foot toward 11 o’clock into a horse stance (facing 1:30) as you deliver a left inward downward handsword to the outside of your opponent’s right forearm.  Simultaneously cock your right handsword near your right ear.  (Your opponent should drop his club.)

     

    2. Shift (in-place) to a left neutral bow as you deliver a right downward handsword strike to the outside of your opponent’s right wrist, as your left hand cocks (palm in) to your right ear.  (This will help force your opponent to drop his club if not already done so.)

     

    3. Have your right foot step forward to the outside of your opponent’s right leg into a right 45 degree cat stance as you thrust a left outward handsword to your opponent’s throat (palm down).  During this action your right hand slides down your opponent’s right arm, check (palm up like a waiter carrying a tray) on top of his right arm.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    4. Step forward and back of your opponent’s right leg with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as you deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike under your opponent’s chin.  Your left hand should be checking your opponent’s upper right arm.  (This should drive your opponent’s head back.)

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

    5. Immediately drop into a right close kneel stance as you execute a right outward diagonal back knuckle strike to the back of your opponent’s right knee simultaneous with a left heel palm thrust to your opponent’s right shoulder - to cause him to fall back, over, and on top of your right knee.

     

    6. While your opponent is still in the process of falling, continue the action of your right hand so that it circles counterclockwise into a right downward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s groin.

     

    7. Immediately rise and execute a left front snap kick to your opponent’s right rib cage.

     

    8. Plant your left foot near your opponent’s right hip and execute a right thrust heel stomp to his solar plexus.  As you pivot counterclockwise, and to your left, slide your right foot along your opponent’s chest, turn into a right reverse bow stance which then converts into a slide heel stomp to his throat or chin (your weight settles on your right foot at the time of the impact).

     

    9. Slide your right foot alongside of your left foot, which is near your opponent’s right hip, as you properly gauge your distance for the next move.  Immediately execute a left outward downward looping crescent kick stomp as it drops between your opponent’s legs and on to his groin.

     

    10. Immediately deliver in a right step through stomp onto your opponent’s right ankle, slip your right foot to the ground, and execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 3 o’clock.

     

  • 23.  Glancing Wing  (Front: Left uppercut punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is to familiarize you with the use of the chopping punch and the conversion of the straight punch into a glancing forearm elbow strike.  Both methods of execution are going to be examined and learned, to fully understand the principles of grafting.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, simultaneously deliver a right inward block to the outside of your opponent’s left uppercut while delivering a left vertical punch to your opponent’s face.  (This should drive your opponent’s head back.)

     

    2. Immediately hook your left hand down and out (clockwise) outside of your opponent’s left arm as you deliver a right chopping punch to your opponent’s left ribcage.  (This should bend your opponent forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow (facing 10:30) as your left hand hooks to the back of your opponent’s neck, thus forcing your opponent to bend forward.  Simultaneously have your right hand check your opponent’s left arm to his body.

     

    4. With your opponent bent over, execute a right inward diagonal punch which converts into a forearm elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  Your left hand is in a Positional Check near your right ribcage.

     

     Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

    5. Instantly pull your right elbow back (like a right outward elbow that travels diagonally upward) so that your right wrist is bent up to allow your right back knuckle to strike and hook to the right side of your opponent’s face.

     

    6. Drag your left foot toward your right foot (gauging leg) and execute a right upward outward diagonal crescent knee strike to your opponent’s left rib cage.

     

    7. From the contact position of your right knee strike, have your right foot stomp the arch of your opponent’s left foot, and immediately have your right foot bounce into a right side thrust bounce kick to the inside of your opponent’s right kneecap.  (This will buckle his right leg, and cause his head to drop and bend forward).

     

    8. Plant your right foot, drag your left foot toward it (gauging the distance - Gauging Leg) and immediately pivot counterclockwise as you execute a right reverse scoop kick to your opponent’s head.

     

    9. Instantly have your right foot bounce on the ground as it continues into a right inward downward diagonal looping roundhouse bounce kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee.

     

    10. From the contact position of your right foot, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5 o’clock.

     

  • 24.  The Back Breaker  (Right flank: Right step through punch)

    Theme: There are several themes related to this technique.  Like Kneel of Compulsion, this technique also encourages the employment of a slight Angle of Deviation coupled with a slight Angle of Deflection.  As your double parries effortlessly redirect your opponent's punch from the flank, they also keep constant check on his arm (through contouring).  Although two grabs are applied to your opponent's shoulders to control his Height Zones, contact with your right hand remains constant.

     

     Another theme is the counteraction that occurs between the pulling of your opponent's shoulders and the synchronized (in sync) timing of your knee strikes.  Proper timing and stepping back to commence the first stage of Body Momentum and the immediate follow-up of your knee to the opponent spine to complete the second phase of Body Momentum, should ensure the break.  The third phase of Body Momentum stems from the combination of the pull.  This action helps to align, accelerate, and increase the effects that gravity can render when forcing your opponent's upper spine to your supporting knee.

     

     In addition to a acquainting you with the triple stages of Body Momentum, this section introduces you to still another theme.  It teaches you the merits of forcing your opponent's target to your weapon (your knee) to increase the effect of the resulting strike.  You have already been taught to guide a target to an environmental object, but not, as in this case, to guide a target to your own natural weapon.

     

     There are other themes that should be highlighted.  It features twisting your opponent's head to break his neck; executing an inward downward handsword to fit the bridge of his nose; striking to your opponent's shoulders while he is still supported by your knee to feel the positive results of a Sandwiching Effect; immediate step back with your supporting leg along with two heal palm claws to your opponent's face in order to have your opponent's head, and back, hit the ground forcefully; an explosive in-place stance change from a neutral bow to a reverse close kneel to increase Body Momentum when striking your opponent's jaw hinge, with the side of your heel; and the follow-up with a back heel stomp to the nerve of your opponent's right shoulder, which is accomplished without lifting your right foot from the ground.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, facing 12 o’clock, step forward and to your right toward 1:30 with your right foot as your execute a double parry (left inward parry to the outside of your opponent’s right wrist, followed by a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent’s right elbow).

     

    2. Step toward 1:30 with your left foot as your right hand grabs your opponent’s right shoulder (while employing a rolling check in the process).  Pivot clockwise and have your left hand grab the back of your opponent’s left shoulder.

     

    3. Without hesitation step back toward 1:30 with your right foot into a left neutral bow as both of your arms pull your opponent’s shoulders back and toward you, thus disturbing his balance.  Immediately deliver a right knee kick to your opponent’s lower spine while simultaneously pulling with both of your hands so that your elbows rest against your ribcage.

     

    4. Drop your right foot back toward 1:30 into a left neutral bow and increase your two-hand pull to force your opponent onto your left knee striking his upper spine with your left knee (your hands ending at the level of your hips).

     

    5. Grab your opponent’s chin with your right hand as your left hand moves to the right side of your opponent’s head (the fingers of your left hand point to your left).  Immediately twist your opponent’s head clockwise (breaking your opponent’s neck).

     

    6. Reverse the motion of your right hand as you execute a right inward downward handsword to the bridge of your opponent’s nose.  (Counter Balance this action by having your left hand apply a sliding check to your opponent’s right shoulder.)

     

    7. While still in-place deliver two downward back knuckle strikes to the left and right humerus of the shoulder of your opponent (right to right and left to left).  Your right hand travels counterclockwise striking from the outside in.  Your left hand travels clockwise and also strikes from the outside in.

     

    8. As soon as you feel the positive results of the above Sandwich step back with your left foot, toward 1:30 into a right close kneel stance as you execute two heel palm claws to your opponent’s face.  Your opponent’s head and back should hit the ground forcefully.

     

    9. Pivot into a right reverse close kneel stance (counterclockwise).  Utilize this momentum in striking your opponent’s right jaw hinge with the right side of the heel of your right foot.

     

    10. Follow up with a right back heel stomp to the nerve of your opponent’s right shoulder.  (This is accomplished without lifting your right foot from the ground.)

     

     From your right reverse bow execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

    11. Slide your right foot slightly to the right (for proper alignment) of your left foot, and execute a left reverse inward looping hooking heel kick to and through the right side of your opponent’s face.  Immediately have your left foot plant into a reverse heel stomp on top of your opponent’s left collarbone.  (During all of the above you’re still facing 2:30.

     

    12. Pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow stance (facing your opponent) and immediately execute a low right front shovel kick to and through your opponent’s left jaw.  As your right foot follows through, drop down into a right front rotating twist stance, with your left knee dropping onto your opponent’s left rib cage.  (You are facing 10 o’clock at this point).

     

    13. Using your opponent’s body as a springboard, from the above action, bounce up into the air and pivot counterclockwise as your left foot then lands were your right foot was (in-place change—back to front).  Drop, using Marriage of Gravity, as you execute a right inward looping downward roundhouse kick to your opponent’s groin.  (Facing 2 o’clock)

     

    14. Leap up again, turning clockwise in the air, and as you land on your right foot execute a left looping downward roundhouse kick to the right kneecap, or right inner thigh, of your opponent (facing 12 o’clock).

     

    15. From the contact position of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12 o’clock, landing on your left foot in a one legged stance, with your left hand covering high and your right hand covering low .  You are now looking toward six o’clock.

     

  •  1.  Glancing Spear (Front: Right direct wrist grab to left arm)

    Theme: This technique has multiple themes that distinguish it:

     

    Because of the difficulty in counter grabbing your opponent's hand with your right hand, this technique teaches you how to counter manipulate your opponent through the use of a pinning check without initially grabbing him.

     

    The speed of your diagonal action during your pinning check automatically checks your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones.  When employing Reverse Motion on the ensuing counter, it is the speed of your elbow strike the cancels your opponents Depth Zones.

     

    The move triggering "Glancing Spear" (a form of Contouring) teaches you how a portion of your opponent's body can be effectively used to launch into your next action.  The launch residually catapults your "spear", momentarily checks the action of your opponent's right arm, and sustains the accuracy of the eye poke.

     

    You learn to use an "Open End Triangle" as a defense to check both the top and bottom of your opponents arm.

     

    Your crossover sweep teaches Continuity of Motion when covering out, and away, from your opponent.  It is also a defensive maneuver that is used as an offensive set up.

     

    Your crossover sweep is a preliminary sweep before your major sweep.  Your second sweep is employed to finalize the destruction of an already weakened base, which in turn places you in an Angle of Desired Positioning for your roundhouse kick.

     

    You learn the importance of timing coupled with foot maneuvers that can de-stabilize your opponent's base, stabilize your own base, and that can readily follow up on a downed opponent.

     

    This technique introduces you to the concept of surveying, and how, it, can be useful at different moments of transition.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent's right hand grabbing your left wrist, drop back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a transitory left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  Simultaneous with this action have your right hand (palm down) circle clockwise under your opponent's right hand from your opponent's grasp.  Have your right arm pin your opponent's right wrist to your left arm, as your left hand turns palm up.  In coordination with this same action Counter Manipulate your opponent by pivoting into a left reverse bow, and yanking him diagonally down past your right hip, remembering to keep both of your arms fused with your Body Rotation.  As you settle into your reverse bow, use a "grab of greater control" with your right hand.  (This should not only free you from your opponent's grasp, but also disturb his balance as well as give you Control Manipulation of your opponent.)

     

    2. Follow up by pivoting into a left neutral bow, facing 12 o'clock.  As you settle into your neutral bow deliver a left outward elbow strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage.  Your right hand (open & palm down) travels forward as a detaining check on top of your opponent's right arm.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Without any loss of the flow of action, pivot into a left forward bow, facing 12 o'clock.  As you pivot, your right hand continues its Path of Travel, glancing off your opponent's right arm, to become a right horizontal finger thrust to his eyes.  Your left arm, still below your opponent's right arm, forms the other half of an Open End Triangle to check his right arm.  (This should snap your opponent's head back.)

     

    4. Left front crossover in the direction of 4:30.  In the process of crossing over, sweep your opponent's right leg, as you maintain your arms checking in the Neutral Zone.  (This should disturb your opponent's balance, and spread his legs.

     

    5. Immediately pivot clockwise as you execute a right spinning stiff-legged sweep to the back of your opponent's right leg.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)

     

    6. With you having settled into a left forward bow, facing 7:30, and with your opponent on his back (with his head toward 6 o'clock) deliver a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent's chest.  (This should further stun your opponent.)

     

    7. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 3:00.

     

  •  2.  Thrust into Darkness  (Rear: Right step through punch)

    Theme: This is your technique introduction to an attack from the rear, where your opponent is not actually touching you.

     

    Your initial action stresses your Intuitive Awareness, as well as your Perceptual Awareness.  At this level of awareness you do not simply cover to face the unknown, but counter in ample time to Borrow the Force of your opponent's forward Body Momentum.

     

    The thrusting Method of Execution of your back kick not only injures your opponent, but is momentarily locked out to build an additional defense into your offense.  Your leg occupies space, prevents your opponent from returning to his Point of Origin, and allows you to maintain the gap.

     

    The secondary theme of this technique occurs during your follow-up back knuckle/vertical punch combination.  With your opponent's weight on his right knee, there's very little threat of retaliation on the Vertical Plane of action (Principle of Limited Retaliation).  His head has a Greater Angle of Mobility than his body.  Therefore your checks (in this case is also a back knuckle strike) should travel in a horizontal plane perpendicular to his head.  This will allow Margin for Error to strike his head and check this Width Zones.  Finally after your initial cover out, you are introduced to the concept of Surveying, and returning to finish off your opponent.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, you sense your opponent attacking directly from the rear.  Quickly move out of the Line of Attack and create distance.  Do this by having your right foot step toward 1:30 as you slide your left foot toward your right foot into a left reverse cat stance.  During this action look over your left shoulder, have your right hand check over your left shoulder, and have your left hand check low to the outside of your left thigh.

     

    2. Deliver a left thrusting back heel kick to your opponent's stomach.  (This kick stops your opponent's forward momentum and forces him to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Immediately plant your left foot toward 7:30 as you pivot into a left neutral bow, facing your opponent.  Be sure to adjust your hands into an appropriate guarding position.

     

    4. Execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's chest, and after the kick plant forward into a right neutral bow, facing 7:30.  (This kick should snap your opponent's body diagonally upward and back.

     

    5. With your opponent stumbling back, execute a left front crossover/right knife-edge kick to the outside of his right knee (which is his forward leg).  (This kick should buckle your opponent onto his right knee, as well as turn his body counterclockwise to his left.)

     

    6. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow toward 7:30 between your opponent's legs.  Without loss of momentum, pivot into a right transitory forward bow while executing a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's left temple.  Simultaneous "with" the back knuckle strike, deliver a left vertical punch to this spine.  At the completion of this whipping rotational action, your should return to a right neutral bow.  (Your opponent should drop to the ground.)

     

    7.  Right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.

     

    8. Survey.

     

    9. Noticing that your opponent may still pose a threat, left rear crossover/right thrusting back heel kick to any available target.

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 1:30.

     

  •  3.  Circling Fans  (Front: Left & right punch combination)

    Theme: This technique is designed to introduce you to an encounter with somebody with boxing training.  The initial theme of this technique is the diagonal fanning of your parries to cancel both Height Zones and Width Zones of your opponent.  There are several other themes in this sequence:

     

    You are introduced to the use of a front crossover to add power to a punch of the rear hand.

     

    You are introduced to Threading.  Threading is another body contact means of Contouring whereby the joint of your body is used to guide the natural weapon of your choice to its target.   This can only occur if the two body parts that form the joint meet each other at specific angles so as to warrant its use.  Contrary to Tracking where of the natural weapon inches its way, from one spot to another, as it travels to the target, Threading requires that the natural weapon remain on one spot as it threads its way to the target.

     

    This technique teaches you to utilize a Diversified Angle of Attack from an Obscure Zone.  This is the ability to commence an attack from one angle and be able to readily switch into still another angle without disrupting the flow of motion.

     

    The use of the upward lifting forearm strike acquaints you with the benefits of a Grafted Principle.  This is the combining of several methods of execution within the flow of a single action.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent attacks with a left straight punch toward your head.  Immediately, step back with your left foot toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow, facing 12 o'clock.  As you step back, execute a right inward downward diagonal parry to the top and outside of your opponent's left arm.

     

    2. As your opponent follows up with a right straight punch, further increase the distance by sliding your right foot back into a 45-degree cat stance.  While sliding your right foot back, execute a left inward downward diagonal parry to the top and outside of your opponent's right arm.  During this parry position your right hand (fist clenched, palm up) at your right hip as a Point of Reference for your next move.  (These parries should cancel your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones.)

     

    3. Without any loss of motion, execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's groin.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. With your opponent bending forward at the waist, plant your right foot forward toward 12 o'clock into a right neutral bow.  As you plant thrust a right uppercut punch to your opponent's forehead, simultaneous "with" a left horizontal forearm check of his arms.  (Your opponent's head should snap back, as his entire body is driven back.)

     

    5. Execute a left front crossover to again close the distance.  As you crossover, deliver a left vertical punch to your opponent's sternum.  Simultaneous "with" this punch contour down your opponent's chest with a right sliding horizontal forearm check.  (This should maintain your control of the gap.)

     

    6. Thread your right knee into your opponent's groin.

     

    7. Diversify your Angle of Attack by contouring your right knee down the inside of your opponent's right thigh to buckle his right knee outward.  (This action should both turn your opponent's body clockwise to his right, and bring his head down.) Utilizing Reverse Marriage of Gravity, deliver a right upward lifting forearm strike under your opponent's chin.  Simultaneous "with" these two actions utilize a left horizontal forearm check at waist level.  (Your opponent should be driven back and fall to the ground.)

     

    8. Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    9. Survey.

     

    10. Notice that your opponent is still capable of retaliation, execute a left rear crossover / right back thrusting heel kick to any available opening.

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  4.  Rotating Destruction  (Front: Right thrust kick & left spinning back kick)

    Theme: This technique is your introduction to two kicks from a single opponent.  A single rotating action can first be utilized as a defense and subsequently converted into an offense.  Transitional movements provide a single torquing action that residually produces positive results.

     

    Rotating Destruction introduces you to the use of a figure eight pattern focused in your lower Height Zones.  This defensive figure eight pattern is a combination of a parry and a hammering block.  It is important that your hands travel from Point of Origin.  Your initial defense of action minimizes your Width Zones, deflects your opponent's weapon, rides and redirects that weapon, disturbs his balance, and places him at a disadvantage.  You learn to never assume; what appears to be an awkward position nullifies your opponent's ability to generate Body Momentum.  In this case your opponent's rotational momentum flows as a result of the initial action.  The resulting torque of your rotating force provides impetus to your right hammering block.  This aids in injury to his leg, disturbs his balance, and lowers his Height Zones.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, your right hand is hanging low near your right leg as your left hand checks high.  As your opponent delivers a right front thrust kick toward your abdomen, pivot into a right reverse close kneel stance.  While pivoting, execute a right inside downward, palm-down block, to the inside and under your opponent's right leg.  Continue the flow of your action by pivoting clockwise into a right neutral bow, as your right hand converts into an extended outward block.  This block should force your opponent to turn counter-clockwise.  His foot should plant toward 4:30, with his back toward you.

     

    2. As your opponent follows up with a left spinning back kick, have your right foot drop back into a left front twist stance (facing 12 o'clock).  While dropping back into your stance, execute a right downward diagonal block to the outside of your opponent's left leg.  Your left hand should be checking at the solar plexus level.  (Your opponent should be off balance and leaning forward at this point.)

     

    3. Utilizing the Residual Torque from your previous move, pivot clockwise as you deliver a left roundhouse kick to your opponent's head.  (His head should be driven back.)

     

    4. Plant your left foot (adjusting it accordingly), as you deliver a right spinning hooking heel kick to your opponent's solar plexus, or other available targets.  (Your opponent should drop to his knees.)

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    6. Survey.

     

    7. Return with a right hopping knife-edge kick to any available opening on your opponent.

     

    8. From the Point of Contact, of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  5.  Falcons of Force  (Flank: Left & right shoulder grabs / Two Men)

    Theme: This technique is your introduction to two attackers at each flank.  Because this is your introduction to multiple opponents, there are many themes in this technique:

     

    Speed of action is necessary to nullify the actions of two attackers.

     

    You learn that a single foot maneuver can affect the depth of your action against two opponents.  Stepping toward 3 o'clock decreases the distance to opponent number 1, but increases the distance from opponent number 2.

     

    Furthermore, you learn that a single foot maneuver, while adding Body Momentum to a strike to one opponent, can also be used to disturb the balance of the second opponent.

     

    To be combat effective your initial strike must generate positive effects.  The positive results of your handsword provide Momentary Prevention which allows you to "hit and go" to opponent number 2.

     

    In your previous studies you learn to Move Up the Circle by angle changing with your foot.  Falcons of Force teaches you that with two opponents your lead foot may be used to Move Up the Circle.

     

    Many moves may not give a single answer, but a single move may yield many answers.  This technique teaches you how a single foot maneuver can move and safely position yourself into range of one opponent and simultaneously safely out of the range of the second opponent.

     

    Falcons of Force teaches the importance of Peripheral Assessment.

     

    You learn the benefits of pivoting on your heel, of your lead foot, which aids in closing the gate and increasing distance.

     

    It is important, when countering two standing opponents, that after executing a kick, you replant your kicking leg before executing another kick.  You gain the benefits of stabilizing your base, surveying, making Impact Adjustments, and adding Depth of Action to your second kick.

     

    When surveying multiple opponents it is valuable to establish a Mid-Way Point between both opponents.  This will allow you to be out of range, to make a Peripheral Assessment of the combat arena, and to secure the best angle for preventing retaliation, as well as being able to re-enter the arena with ease.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, and flanked by two men grabbing your shoulders, have your right foot step toward 3 o'clock into a horse stance, toward your opponent at your right flank, (now referred to as opponent No. 1).  As you step, pin the left hand of opponent No. 1with your left hand.  Simultaneous with this pin execute a right outward handsword to the throat of opponent No. 1.  (This strike should cause opponent No. 1 to stumble back and temporarily delay him.)

     

    2. Immediately have your right foot step toward 11:30 into a right neutral bow, as your right hand checks the right hand of opponent No. 2.  Without pause in your action, pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (facing 7:30) as you deliver a left outward handsword to the throat of opponent No. 2.  (This strike should cause opponent No. 2 to stumble back and temporarily delay him.)

     

    3. As opponent No. 1 delivers a right step through punch, toward your head, have your left foot step back (counter-clockwise) toward 10:30 into a right neutral bow (facing 4:30).  While pivoting into your right neutral bow, execute a right inward block to the inside of his right arm.  Your left hand positionally check at your solar plexus.

     

    4. Execute a right front snap ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 1.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    5. Plant your right foot forward, gauging the distance (Gauging Leg) between both of your opponents.  Left rear crossover and execute a right thrusting back heel kick to the solar plexus of opponent No. 2.  (This kick should stun your opponent as well as drive him away.)

     

    6. From the Point of Contact of your kick execute a right front crossover toward 1:30.  Change your Angle of Departure by switching into a left neutral bow facing 6 o'clock.  (Your left rear foot moves to the front toward 1:30 (shallow step) before your right forward foot moves to the rear toward 12:00 - (Front to Back Switch).

     

    7. Survey.

     

    8. With opponent No. 1 off balance, but still standing and within range, execute a right spinning stiff-legged sweep to the right leg of opponent No. 1.  Finish your sweeping action in a left neutral bow (facing 6 o'clock).

     

    9. Survey.

     

    10. Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 10:30, completing your action Mid-Way Point between both opponents.

     

  •  6.  The Bear and the Ram (Front: Right punch & rear bear hug - arms free / Two Men)

    Theme: This technique is your introduction to two attackers; one to the front and one to the rear.

     

    Speed of action is necessary to nullify the actions of two attackers.

     

    To be combat effective your initial strike must generate positive effects.  The positive results of your right kick can provide Momentary Prevention which allows you to counter opponent number 2.

     

    Whenever confronted with attacks by multiple opponents, you must choose which attack or attacker is a real and/or immediate threat.  In this case opponent number 2 has temporarily tied up the use of both of his hands, while the punch of opponent number 1 is an immediate threat.

     

    Remember that what may be a disadvantage can still be converted into an advantage.  In this technique opponent number 2, who is applying the bear-hug, can be used as a support to increase the effects of your first kick.

     

    Emphasis should not only be placed on the flow of movements directed on one opponent, but also be allowed to flow into a second opponent.  The last move of one technique sequence can residually flow into the first move of another sequence.

     

    Many of your previous techniques have taught you how to flow from the Point of Contact of the kick into a foot maneuver which allowed you to safely cover out.  The Bear and the Ram teaches how to flow from the Point of Contact of one kick into that of another kick, and from that Point of Contact, safely cover out from two opponents.

     

    1. While opponent No. 1 approaches from the front, opponent No. 2 grabs you in a rear bear-hug, with your arms free.  As opponent No. 2 hugs, opponent No. 1 delivers a right step through punch toward your head.  In response to these attacks, execute a right inward block to the inside of the right arm of opponent No. 1.  Simultaneous with this block, drop your weight onto your left leg as you execute a right front thrusting ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 1.  (This should force him to bend forward at the waist, drive him away, and temporarily delay him from taking action.) Your left hand positionally checks.

     

    2. From the Point of Contact of your kick, plant your right foot toward 3 o'clock into a horse stance (facing 12 o'clock).  As you drop into your horse stance, simultaneously strike down with both of your elbows against the forearms of opponent No. 2.  (The intent here is to cause pain to your opponent's arms and to loosen his grip.)

     

    3. Have your left foot meet your right foot (close cat) as your left and right arms cock to the right side of your waist (right palm up and left palm facing you).

     

    4. Have your left foot then go around and behind your opponent's right leg (toward 7:30) and into a left reverse bow.

     

    5. Pivot into a left neutral bow toward 7:30, while striking with a left outward elbow to your opponent's face.  (This move should force your opponent's head back and away from you.)

     

    6. Continue to pivot counter-clockwise into a left forward bow, as you execute a right inward downward hammerfist to your opponent's bladder.  Your left arm continues through your opponent's head to pin your opponent's right arm to your left side (between your left arm and your left hip).  (The hammering action should crush and force your opponent toward the ground.)

     

    7. Continuing the flow of your action, execute a left rear crossover/right thrusting back heel kick to the sternum of opponent No. 1.  Be sure to allow for the proper angle change necessary to align your kick.

     

    8. From the Point of Contact of your back kick, reverse the motion and deliver a right front snap ball kick to the right ribcage of opponent No. 2, who is on the ground with his head pointing toward 4:30.

     

    9. From the Point of Contact of your right front kick, execute a right front crossover toward 1:30, stepping out into a right neutral bow.

     

    10. Deliver a left front snap ball kick to the head of opponent No. 2 (who is still on his back.)

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your left front kick, execute a left front crossover/right knife-edge kick (toward 10:30) to any available opening on opponent No. 1.

     

    12. From the Point of Contact of your right knife-edge kick, execute a right front crossover, stepping out, and then back into a left neutral bow at 3 o'clock Mid-Way Point between both opponent's.

     

  •  7.  Raining Lance  (Front: Right step through overhead knife attack)

    Theme: This technique is your introduction to self-defense technique against the knife.

     

    The importance of getting out of the Line of Attack of the knife cannot be overemphasized.  However, you must remember to secure that angle and to allow that same angle to enhance your own angle of attack of execution.  This is truly an Angle of Deviation.

     

    To enhance your understanding of Angle of Deviation, the concept of Ghost Image must also be considered.  This concept requires that you visualize your previous position and location.  The Ghost Image of where you were has a direct bearing on your choice of action.

     

    This technique stresses the importance of Riding the Force of your opponent's action.  Not only must you ride the force, but also guide and control the path of your opponent's knife.

     

    In addition to controlling the path of action you should utilize the continued flow of your opponent's action as a detriment to him.

     

    Angular Versatility is also an important part of the theme of this technique.  The available number of angles in which a weapon, natural or otherwise, can be effectively used at close range need scrutiny.  The usefulness of any weapon, natural or otherwise, rests with the number of angles which it can be effectively used at close range.  An excellent example of this concept is the effective use of a knife at close range.  To grab a knife at close range would be a illogical, since it could cut in any direction you may attempt to grab it.

     

    Because of the Angle of Versatility, of the knife, you learn the importance of keeping the weapon in your opponent's thigh for continued control.

     

    Additionally, the knife is kept in your opponents to thigh because he can still function after being stabbed.  Often times your opponent will experience a delayed reaction and he is, therefore, capable of continuing to fight.

     

    Raining Lance introduces the use of a Transitional Moves with Major Moves.

     

    This technique also uses a series of rolling checks and strikes to your opponent.

     

    While still facing your opponent, you learn to gradually ascend from a kneeling position, as you increase distance and cover out from your opponent.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally (or while in a left neutral bow), have your left foot step toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow to get out of the Line of Attack.  Be sure to move completely out of your Ghost Image.  While moving out of the Line of Attack, execute a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent's right arm (at the wrist).  Be sure that your parry first meets your opponent's right arm before guiding it.

     

    2. While the overhead attack is still in motion, pivot to your right into a horse stance as your left hand assists your right in guiding and controlling the path of your opponent's weapon.  While guiding the knife hand, and without losing momentum, pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow, as you jam the knife into your opponent's right thigh.

     

    3. Deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's sternum (shuffling forward if necessary).  Your left hand is now pinning your opponent's right hand to keep the knife in his thigh.  (The pain from the knife wound should take effect at this point.)

     

    4. With your left hand still pressing the knife against the thigh, have your left hand convert into a palm up "tiger's mouth".  Have your left arm track up your opponent's right arm, pressing against it, on its way to choking your opponent's Adam's Apple.  Your right hand switches places, palm down, to continue pressing and checking the knife into your opponent's thigh.  (Your opponent should gasp for breath.)

     

    5. Immediately switch both of your hands so that your left forearm now presses your opponent's right arm, as your left hand grabs and squeezes your opponent's testicles.  Simultaneously have your right hand circle counterclockwise in the shape of the of a crab hand pinch (palm facing your opponent).  Have the crab hand pinch hook and pinch your opponent's eyes.  (Your opponent should feel nauseous from the effects of the squeeze to the testicles, and your crab hand pinch should temporarily blind him.)

     

    6. Your right foot steps forward into a cat stance (facing 12 o'clock) to the outside of your opponent's right leg.  You may need to adjust your left foot to allow your right foot freedom to move to the front.  As you step forward into your cat stance, your left hand contours up your opponent's right arm, to execute a left inner wrist strike to his throat.  Your right hand switches places to continue pressing the knife into his right thigh.

     

    7. Without loss of momentum, have your right foot step forward as you drop into a right close kneel stance (actually kneeling on the ground).  As you step forward, have your left inner wrist switch into a left hooking wrist (shape of the crane) whereby your left forearm utilizes your opponent's right shoulder as a fulcrum.  This fulcrum coordinated with the momentum of your body will force your opponent over your right knee.  (This should sprain or break your opponent's back.)

     

    8. Deliver a right downward diagonal hammerfist to your opponent's heart.  Be sure to have your left hand simultaneously check, pin, and control your opponent's body against your right leg and body.  (Your opponent should be totally stunned at this point.)

     

    9. Deliver a left thrusting heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent's jaw (fingers pointed up) to injure and force your opponent off your right knee.  Have your right hand dislodge the knife from your opponent's thigh.  While dislodging the knife, convert your left heel palm strike into a Positional Check at your solar plexus.  (Your opponent should roll off your knee and onto his stomach.)

     

    10. While still on your left knee, execute a right front crossover, and gradually ascend before you cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  8.  Desperate Falcons  (Front: Two-hand grab to wrists)

    Theme: The theme of this technique begins with the need to understand your opponent's of Point of View.  Not only must you consider his possible physical intentions, but also his emotional state.  In this technique your opponent is "desperate" to overcome you.

     

    "Big circles, big trouble."  It is important that your initial action be performed with small circles to prevent the possibility of your opponent's hands from re-orbiting back to you, and to limit unwarranted exposure.

     

    The use of explosive small circles increases your ability to disturb your opponent's balance, bring his targets closer to you, nullify his weapons, and cancel his Height Zones and Width Zones.

     

    It is important that you do not totally disengage your weapons from your opponent's arms.  Your initial action generates Body Momentum of your opponent, which you wish to use in defeating him.  Totally disengaging from your opponent's weapons would not give you Control Manipulation of your opponent.  He could intentionally, or unintentionally, borrow that momentum to avoid your efforts as well as possibly retaliate with greater force.

     

    This technique is an introduction to Needling, whereby an Open End Triangle is tracked to the target as well as used to keep retaliation in check (Principle of Limited Retaliation).

     

    Your right outward back knuckle strike, to your opponents right temple, should be executed with greater precision at this level of expertise.  This is an introduction to fitting your weapon into nerve points.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you step forward circle both of your arms clockwise having them travel under, around, and over your opponent's right wrist.  This explosive action should continue diagonally and down toward your right hip to loosen or release your opponent's grasps, bring his arms and head down, and cancel your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones.

     

    2. Immediately pivot into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock).  Without totally disengaging from your opponent's arms, execute a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's face.  Simultaneously deliver a right thrusting vertical punch to his right ribcage.  The action of both strikes is accomplished by needling an Open End Triangle along your opponent's right arm as they travel to their targets.  (This should force your opponent back.)

     

    3. Without hesitation step forward into a right 45-degree cat stance toward 12 o'clock and deliver a right vertical or diagonal back knuckle strike to your opponent's right temple.  With this action have your left hand check and press down against your opponent's right arm.  (This should cause intense pain.)

     

    4. Without loss of forward momentum, step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  Your right leg should hug the inside of your opponent's right leg.  While stepping forward execute a right inward elbow strike to your opponent's face.  Your left hand continues to check and press down against your opponent's right arm.  (Your elbow strike should drive your opponent's head back.)

     

    5. Pivot into a right reverse wide kneel to buckle the inside of your opponent's right leg.  While pivoting, deliver a right downward diagonal hammerfist to your opponent's right kidney.  During these actions your left hand continues to press your opponent's right arm down and across his body.  (The buckle should force your opponent's right knee out and help to expose his kidney.  The kidney strike should cause your opponent to drop toward the ground.)

     

    6. Execute a left rear crossover toward 1:30, and without loss of momentum plant your right leg into a right reverse bow, in sync with a universal body check, to buckle the inside of your opponent's left leg.  (This should force your opponent's left leg to spread.)

     

    7. Execute a right knee strike to the inside of your opponent's right thigh.  The Path of Travel of your right knee strike and body is toward 7:30.

     

    8. From the Point of Contact, of your right knee strike, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  •  9.  Leap of Death  (Front: Right step through straight punch)

    Theme: This is a sophisticated technique that has several themes:

     

    This technique rides the force of your opponents punch as you simultaneously employ and outward parry and heal palm strike.  The speed of your diagonal action automatically checks your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones.  When employing Reverse Motion on the ensuing counter, it is the speed of your back knuckle strike that cancels your opponents Depth Zones.

     

    Leap of Death introduces you to the instant transition of your opponent from a Vertical Plane to horizontal one where he ends in a prone position.

     

    This technique is designed to insure an Open End Triangle is available as a back-up should your left hand slip under your opponent's right arm.

     

    Leap of Death is a model for the concept of Control Release.  Control Release is the ability to set your opponent free after employing Control Maintenance and Control Manipulation whereby such freedom continues to disallow an opponent from further retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation).

     

    Do not underestimate the importance of in sync (synchronized) transitional stances with your upper body movement.

     

    This is your introduction to using a Diamond Stance for the purpose of striking.

     

    This is your introduction to Gravitational Marriage that employs doubled weapons.

     

    The buoyancy and elasticity of the human body can be used as a springboard to launch you in the action.

     

    Leap of Death introduces you to the concept of Airborne Torque, which is the use of mid-air rotation to enhance subsequent actions.  Additionally, Leap of Death teaches you to harmonize the Rotational Force generated by Airborne Torque with Marriage of Gravity.

     

    You learn to use the ground to injure your opponent as well as to amplify the reactions of his body.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a left transitional neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you step back execute a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent's right punch.  Continue to ride the force of your opponent's punch by pivoting into a left reverse bow.  Simultaneous with your pivot have your right hand grab your opponent's right wrist while delivering a left inward horizontal heel palm strike under and to the outside of your opponent's right elbow.  (This should sprain or break your opponent's right elbow.) The explosive flow of your action should guide your opponent diagonally and down past your right hip.

     

    2. Instantly reverse the flow of your action as you pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you pivot maintain control of your opponent's right wrist with your right hand while simultaneously delivering a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Again reverse the flow of your action as you pivot clockwise into a left reverse bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you pivot maintain control of your opponent's right wrist, while simultaneously delivering a left inward heel palm strike to the back of his right shoulder.  The explosive flow of your action should jerk your opponent diagonally and down to the ground.

     

    4. Leap into the air toward your opponent with both feet cocked under you and with both of your hands cocked to the side of your chest (palm up in begging fashion).

     

    5. Land in a diamond stance on your opponent so that the heels of both feet strike to your opponent's kidneys (right heel to right kidney, left heel to left kidney).  (Your opponent's head will snap up.)

     

    6. Immediately slide both heels off your opponent's kidneys.  Using Quarter Beat Timing take advantage of your opponent's body reaction by executing simultaneous heel palm strikes to the back of your opponent's mastoids (right heel palm to right mastoid, left heel palm to left mastoid).  (This should stun your opponent as well as drive his face into the ground.)

     

    7. From the reaction of your opponent's face hitting the ground and bouncing (bounce) back up, slip both of your hands along your opponent's face and under his chin.

     

    8. Immediately switch into a concave stance as you pull up and toward you with both of your hands using your knees to brace down and against your opponent's shoulder blades.  (The intention here is to stretch your opponent's neck and throat to the limits.

     

    9. Without disengaging from your opponent, twist his head and neck clockwise to snap his neck.  This is accomplished by pulling up and against your opponent's chin with your right hand and pushing down on the back of your opponent's head with your left hand.

     

    10. With your right hand now cocked to your right ear (palm out) and your left hand pushing your opponent's head down, immediately follow up by pivoting into a left close kneel stance as you deliver a right inward handsword to the bridge of your opponent's nose.  (This should break his nose.)

     

    11. Switch into a right close kneel stance as you drop your left knee onto your opponent's upper spine.  With this action simultaneously execute a left hand push to the back of your opponent's head to again force his face to the ground.  (This should give your opponent his second concrete facial and respond by snapping his head up.)

     

    12. Using your opponent's body as a springboard, bounce up, leap, and turn your body counterclockwise in mid-air.  Using the synchronization of your Rotational Force and Marriage of Gravity, land with your left foot to the right of your opponent's body as you deliver a right downward looping round house kick to your opponent's head.  Be sure to bend your left knee deeply when executing your right roundhouse kick.  (This should render your opponent unconscious.)

     

    13. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 10.  Protecting Fans  (Front: Left & right punch with opponent's left foot forward)

    Theme: One of the themes of this technique is the use of the Double Factor against a two-punch combination, one factor for each punch.  The Double Factor creates an Angle of Cancellation on the first weapon as well as the second.

     

    Your second move teaches you to strike to the front using the coordination level of opposite hand/opposite foot.  Due to the depth factors there is a Quarter Beat Timing with the kick slightly preceding the poke.  It is your Depth of Penetration that triggers the cancellation of his Height Zones and Width Zones.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step forward toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow, as you deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm parry to the inside of your opponent's left punch.

     

    2. As your opponent delivers a right punch, pivot into a left forward bow.  While pivoting, execute a right extended outward block (done as a handsword) to the outside of your opponent's right arm.  Your left hand cocks to your left hip.  (This action should temporarily check your opponent's width zones.)

     

    3. Immediately pivot to your right, at the waist as you execute a left horizontal finger thrust to your opponent's eyes.  Simultaneous with this action deliver a right front snapping ball kick to his groin, as your right hand grabs his right arm (sliding to the wrist) pulling it diagonally and down past your right hip.

     

    4. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow to the inside of your opponent's right leg.  As you plant, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's sternum or head depending on the circumstances.  Your left hand checks and pins your opponent's right arm.

     

    5. With your left hand still checking, execute a right front scoop kick to your opponent's groin closely followed by a right two-finger hook to his eyes (hooking from your right to left).  As you hook, thrust a left heel palm strike to his sternum.

     

    6. Plant your right foot back to 7:30 into a left neural bow (facing 4:30).  Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  • 11.  Deceptive Panther  (Front: Right front low snap kick & rt. high roundhouse kick)

    Theme: This technique is Family Related with Swinging Pendulum and Detour from Doom, thus it has a similar theme.

     

    This technique teaches you the merits of Moving Up the Circle to get you out of the Line of attack, as well as how you can extend the range of your right knife-edge kick.  The timing of your foot maneuver and the kick is crucial in maximizing your power.  Timed with precision, Body Momentum becomes the chief contributor to the sum total of your force, which helps destroy his foundation.  The first action triggers the second action (your right knife-edge kick to his knee), as if they were consolidated as one.  Although precise timing gives you the illusion of consolidation, the two moves are, nonetheless, separate.  The shifting of your feet, and the Gravitational Marriage are repeated principles that help enhance the use of Body Momentum.

     

    Deceptive Panther also introduces you to the use of a Fully Accelerated Move, whereby you gain power by dropping into a rotating twist stance, and gain power on the lift when twisting out.  This in-place stance change uses forward and Reverse Motion achieving nearly 360 degree torque that contributes greatly to the force of the kick.

     

    Furthermore, some of the benefits of a rotating twist stance are revealed: checking, locking, buckling, breaking, and complete rotation for power.

     

    The final kick of this technique is your introduction to Grafted Kicks were you employ a scoop, thrust, and lift.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, quickly shift your left foot (up the circle) toward 4:30 into a right 45 degree cat stance.  Simultaneously deliver a left downward block to the inside of your opponent's right low kick and position a right inward block for his right high kick.

     

    2. From your right 45 degree cat stance, deliver a right snapping knife-edge kick to your opponent's left inner knee.  (Your opponent should buckle out as well as bend forward.)

     

    3. Plant your right foot forward into a right transitional neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you plant deliver a right downward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right mastoid.  Without loss of motion pivot clockwise into a right front rotating twist stance, as you deliver left downward hammerfist to the right side of your opponent's neck.

     

    4. Using the power of a fully Accelerated Move, pivot counterclockwise out of your twist stance as you deliver a right stiff-arm lifting back knuckle strike to your opponent's face.  During your back knuckle strike have your left hand check at your opponent's right shoulder.  As you continue the Accelerated Move, deliver a right back kick to his groin.  This kick employs the grafting of thrusting and lifting methods of execution.

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 12.  Courting the Tiger (Flank: Left & right arm & shoulder grabs / Two Men)

    Theme: There are several themes to this two-man technique:

     

    You learn to get yourself into balance while using Control Manipulation to pull one opponent off balance and simultaneously push your second opponent off balance.

     

    You learn that by pulling you can shift the weight onto your opponent's supporting leg to increase the effects when kicking that leg.

     

    You also learn that you can shift weight onto your opponent's supporting leg by lifting his other leg.  This will again increase the effects when kicking his supporting leg.

     

    The highlight of this technique is the repeated use of crossovers with the accentuation of timing.

     

    As in the technique Deceptive Panther you utilize a Grafted Kick, but in Courting the Tiger your kick requires more precision, because of the smaller target (your opponent's chin).

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot cross behind your left foot toward 7:30 into a twist stance.  As you drop into your twist stance, counter grab the wrist of the opponent at your right flank (opponent No. 1) with your right hand to pull him off balance.  Simultaneous with this action push the opponent who is to your left (opponent No. 2) away from you with your left arm (anchoring your left elbow down and into his right ribs).

     

    2. Opponent No. 1 now has his weight on his left leg, his supporting leg.  Immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick to the outside of opponent No. 1's left knee.  (This should buckle his left leg and possibly drop him to the ground.)

     

    3. Have your right foot crossover and in front of your left foot into a twist stance.  Without loss of motion have your left knee strike up and in back of opponent No. 2's right thigh.  This is done to lift his right leg off the ground and place all of your opponent's weight onto his left leg.

     

    4. From the Point of Contact of your left knee strike, deliver a left knife-edge kick to the inside of the left knee of opponent No. 2.  (This should buckle him and drop him onto his knee.)

     

    5. With opponent No. 1 leaning toward you and in pain, have your left foot crossover behind your right foot into a twist stance as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to opponent No. 1's head.  Your left hand should positionally check for retaliation by opponent No. 2.  (This back knuckle strike should stun your opponent.)

     

    6. From your twist stance execute a chicken kick (first the left foot, and then the right foot) to opponent No. 2.  Your left foot kicks his right lower ribs, and your right foot kicks him in the sternum.  (These kicks should shock your opponent).

     

    7. Utilizing Marriage of Gravity, plant forward (toward 9 o'clock) into a right neutral bow.  As you plant deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to the face of opponent No. 2.  Your left hand should be checking low.  (This back knuckle strike should daze your opponent, and in combination with the previous chicken kick drive your opponent away.)

     

    8. Immediately deliver a right back kick under the chin of opponent No. 1.  This is a grafted kick, which utilizes a thrusting/lifting method of execution.  (This kick should drive your opponent up and back.)

     

    9. From the Point of Contact of your right back kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o'clock, remaining Mid-Way Point between both opponents.

     

  • 13.  Gathering the Snakes  (Front: Left punch & right rear punch / Two Men)

    Theme: As the name of this technique indicates, the major theme of this technique is the use of one opponent as a momentary Blockade to thwart the efforts of your second opponent.  This is a Moving Blockade that is used to destroy the foundation of your second opponent, occupy space, mentally occupy him, and bring his target areas within reach.

     

    Additionally, Gathering of the Snakes teaches the concept of planting off angle from your fallen opponent to avoid tripping over him.

     

    It also teaches you to create an Angle of Desired Positioning through the use of a twist stance that may be used both as a defensive and as an offensive adjustment of Angle of Alignment, to elongate the circle of your left roundhouse kick.

     

    Remember that an opponent, who is in a precarious position, may not be totally immobile, and may even be using this position as a Strategic Ploy.

     

    1. While in a right neutral bow, your front opponent (opponent No. 1) delivers a left punch.  Have your right foot step forward toward 1 o'clock into a right neutral bow.  With this step, execute a right inward parry and left outward parry combination to the outside of opponent No. 1's left arm.  (Your left hand finishes palm up, like a waiter carrying a tray, hooking on top of your opponent's left arm at his elbow.) Continue the counter-clockwise circling motion of your right hand to deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to opponent No. 1's left lower ribcage, as you settle into your stance.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Shift your left foot toward 4:30 into a right forward bow (facing 10:30) as you execute a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to opponent No. 1's face.  Counter Balance this action by having your right handsword cock at your right ear.  (Your opponent's head should snap back.)

     

    3. While pivoting (in-place) into a right neutral bow (facing 10:30) have your left hand claw across your opponent's face.  As you settle into your right neutral bow, deliver a right inward handsword to the right side of opponent No. 1's neck.  (The interim use of the claw should obscure your opponent's vision as well as turn his head toward you.  Your right handsword should stun your opponent.)

     

    4. Immediately have both of your hands grab opponent No. 1's shoulders (right hand to right shoulder and left hand to left shoulder).  Deliver a right knife-edge kick to the back of opponent No. 1's left knee.  As you kick, Counter Balance your kick by pulling your arms toward you.  (This should buckle his knee and destroy his foundation.)

     

    5. With opponent No. 1 beginning to buckle, plant your right foot into a right neutral bow toward 6 o'clock.  As you plant, push (with both hands) opponent No. 1 toward 6 o'clock into your second opponent.  (Opponent No. 1 should fall to the ground and disturb the balance of opponent No. 2, as well as acting as a moving blockade (direct blockade).

     

    6. With opponent No. 2 occupied and bent forward, shift your right foot to your left into a right front twist stance.  Deliver a left roundhouse kick to the head of opponent No. 2, as your left hand cocks horizontally to your right hip.  (This kick should drive your opponent's head back.)

     

    7. Have your right hand chamber at your right hip for the next two strikes, which stem out of the same action.  Plant your left foot forward into a left neutral bow (facing 6 o'clock), while delivering a left outward back knuckle strike to the right ribcage of opponent No. 2.  (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    8. Have your right foot crossover and in front of your left foot into a twist stance.  While your left hand checks the right shoulder of opponent No. 2, deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to the face of opponent No. 1, who is on his hands and knees.  (This strike should snap your opponent's head back.) This should be done using residual effect.

     

    9. Immediately pivot counter-clockwise into a transitional right neutral bow (facing 6 o'clock).  As you pivot, deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike under the chin of opponent No. 2.  (This strike should snap your opponent's head back.)

     

    10. Using Residual Torque, accelerate into a left spinning back heel kick to the solar plexus of opponent No. 2.  (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your left back kick, deliver a left front thrusting ball kick to the jaw of opponent No. 1.  (This kick should drive your opponent away.)

     

    12. From the Point of Contact of your left front kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 3 o'clock, finishing Mid-Way Point between your two opponents.  *Please be sure to have your hands in the appropriate positions during your kicks of movements No. 9 through No. 12.

     

  • 14.  Glancing Lance  (Front: Right step-through knife thrust)

    Theme: The theme of this technique stresses: (1) the importance of getting out of the Line of Attack by taking action from the Point of Origin.  Not only are you moving out of the Line of Attack but you're also angling to move Up the Circle.

     

    Your first move must accentuate upper body torque to ensure getting out of the Line of Attack as well as aiding the action of your heel palm strike.  This will also benefit to the diagonal and downward Angle of Cancellation.  Your increased Angle of Deviation increases your Angle of Efficiency.

     

    Once again you must remember the concept of the Ghost Image.  Likewise, remember the importance of meeting the force before riding it.

     

    When confronted with a weapon, if you are able to do so: divert, seize, control, and disarm.  You must remember that after diverting the path of your opponent's knife, you must actually capture his right arm.  It is essential to control the Angle of Versatility of his weapon, simultaneous with the use of your left inward horizontal heel palm strike.  The Angle of Versatility must be reduced by controlling at his wrist joint.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your arms hanging at your sides, have your right foot step toward 7:30 (up the circle) into a left neutral bow.  Be sure your entire body and limbs move from Point of Origin as you get out of the Line of Attack.  Accentuate upper body torque to insure getting out of the Line of Attack.  As you step execute a right outward handsword to the outside of your opponent's right wrist.  Immediately after the strike grab his right wrist with your right hand to complete the capture of his wrist.  Simultaneously deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the outside of his right elbow.  (The intent of this action is to: divert, seize, control, and disarm your opponent's weapon.)

     

    2. Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's groin.  When kicking, be sure to have your hands controlling your opponent's right arm and knife hand.

     

    3. While planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, have your right leg buckle and check the inside of your opponent's right leg.  Simultaneously with this action, execute a right two-finger inward hook to your opponent's eyes.  Your left hand should check his right arm at or above the elbow.

     

    4. Immediately hop onto your left foot toward 9 o'clock into a left one-leg stance.  Your right arm circles counterclockwise as you execute a right outside downward parry, which hooks the outside of your opponent's right elbow.  As you parry, deliver a left inward heel palm strike to the outside of your opponent's right shoulder.  (These actions should favorably turn your opponent counterclockwise for your next movements.)

     

    5. Execute a right knife-edge kick to the outside of your opponent's right knee.  Be sure to maintain your hands in the same guarding position.  (This kick should buckle your opponent onto his right knee, as well as further turn him to feed your next action.)

     

    6. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow between your opponent's legs.  This action places you to the back side of your opponent.  As you plant, execute a right inward horizontal heel palm claw to your opponent's face.  Your left hand slides from his shoulder to check his right arm.  (This strike should daze your opponent.)

     

    7. While your left hand is circling, anchor your right elbow using it and your forearm as a sliding check down his back and arm.  Continue to circle your left hand clockwise as you execute a left inward middle-knuckle strike to your opponent's right mastoid (your palm is facing you).  This middle-knuckle strike makes contact a fraction of a second after your elbow begins sliding.  (Your strike to the mastoid should cause intense pain.)

     

    8. Have your right elbow continue to circle and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's head (or other available targets).  Your left hand is now checking your opponent's shoulders.  (This strike should knock your opponent to the ground.)

     

    9. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 9 o'clock.

     

  • 15.  Dominating Circles  (Front offset: Rt. hand grab to rt. shoulder, rt. foot forward)

    Theme: This technique introduces you to a frontal attack that is offset.  It is important that your right arm and right leg work harmoniously on top of your opponent's right arm and behind his leg respectively.  Your body mass is specifically designed to drop down and the counterparts of that mass (your right arm and right leg) are strategically planned to travel in the same direction.  The elbow and buckle not only require precise timing, but precise placement as well.  This is a sophisticated transitional buckle that first travels downward, before rotating into a reverse bow that trips your opponent.

     

    Contact Manipulation is instantly transformed into Control Manipulation and, which in turn becomes Control Maintenance.  All of this occurs as your sequence passes through the various Dimensional Stages of Action.  What your opponent is on his stomach you are introduced to working: above, in front, and on top of him.  This is the first instance that the knee drop is employed to accentuate the dislocation of your opponent's shoulder when finalizing your action.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot circle clockwise into a horse stance, planting it in back of and down on your opponent's right leg to buckle it.  As you circle your right leg, circle a right outward overhead elbow strike.  In sync with the planting of your right foot, have your elbow strike down and on top of your opponent's right forearm.  During this action have your left hand check your opponent's right shoulder.

     

    2. This is a sophisticated transitional buckle that first travels downward, before rotating into a reverse bow that trips your opponent.  As you pivot into a right reverse bow, deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent's mandible toward 10:30.  Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right arm.  (This should daze your opponent and begin to turn him counterclockwise.)

     

    3. Have your right foot spring forward toward 10:30 into a right front twist stance.  As you spring forward, deliver a left outward handsword to your opponent's throat.  Your right hand contours down his right arm, acting as a sliding check, until it grabs and controls his right wrist.

     

    4. Have your left foot step out toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow.  As you step out Control Manipulate your opponent by having your left hand hook around your opponent's neck.  This should further turn his head and body counter-clockwise (from your Point of View) so that he is face down near your left thigh.  Simultaneous with these actions, have your right hand assist in turning your opponent by applying a hammer lock on his right arm.  (Your opponent is falling toward the ground.)

     

    5. Have your right foot slide clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing your opponent at 3 o'clock).  Be sure that you are in Control Maintenance of your opponent.  Without loss of momentum, push-drag reverse toward 10:30.  As you push-drag, yank his right arm toward you to dislocate his shoulder.  Your left hand assists your right hand in the dislocation.

     

    6. Drop into a left close kneel stance, having your right knee smashing and sandwiching our opponent's face and head to the ground.

     

    7. From the Point of Contact of your right knee strike, gradually ascend into a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 9 o'clock.

     

  • 16.  Destructive Fans  (Left flank: Right step through punch)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to maintain action while at a profile to your opponent's action.  In Reversing Mace you learned how to use an inward / outward parry combination with your inward parry flowing directly into a back knuckle strike.  In Destructive Fans employment is slightly different.  The technique teaches you to utilize and outward/inward parry combination with your outward parry flowing directly into a hammerfist strike.

     

    In Glancing Spear you learned to use a sweeping crossover as a Minor Move to set up a major spinning sweep.  In this technique you learn to insert a transitional rotating twist stance that not only is a Point of Reference for your back knuckle strike, but also provides the proper Angle of Alignment for an elongated spinning sweep.  Since your back knuckle follows a Path of Action it may easily be altered to sweep your opponent's right arm away if needed.

     

    In previous techniques you have learned to apply the concept of the Dimensional Stages of Action when you are to the rear of an opponent who is on his knees.  Destructive Fans teaches you how to work the Dimensional Stages of Action when you are to the front of a kneeling opponent.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent attacking from 9 o'clock, have your left foot step toward 8 o'clock into a horse stance (facing 11 o'clock).  As you step, execute a right outward/left inward parry to his wrist and left parry to his elbow.  Your right hand continues its counterclockwise circle and as you settle into your horse stance deliver a right hammerfist, palm up, to your opponent's solar plexus.  Your left hand remains at his right elbow as a Bracing Angle check.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Execute a left front crossover toward 1:30, in the process sweeping your opponent's right leg.  Your left hand completes its capture of your opponent's right arm by grabbing his wrist and pulling on his arm in coordination with your sweep.

     

    3. Execute a right spinning stiff-leg sweep of your opponent's right leg.  Following is a detailed description of this sweep: From your right rear twist stance, pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow, as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right kidney.  Without loss of momentum, convert your Rotational Force into linear force, as you have your right foot step back toward 1:30 into a left forward bow (facing 7:30).  Your right leg buckles the back of your opponent's right leg with your calf meeting his calf.  Your left hand still is checking your opponent's right arm.  Simultaneously with this action have your left heel palm strike diagonally downward to your opponent's right jaw.

     

    4. With your opponent falling toward the ground, execute a right uppercut punch to his head (push-drag forward if necessary).  Your left hand is still actively checking his right arm.

     

    5. With your opponent now sitting on his butt, execute a right front thrusting ball kick to his chin or other available opening.

     

    6. From the Point of Contact of your front kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 2:30.

     

  • 17.  Unfurling Crane  (Front: Left & right punch with opponent's left leg forward)

    Theme: This technique is an introduction to working on the inside of two punches.  You're employing multiple weapons within Obscure Zones.  These weapons travel upward on a vertical path.  You're also employing various depths of action within the Dimensional Stages of Action when using Reverse Motion.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step back into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you step back, execute a right outward block to the inside of your opponent's left punch.  Your left hand positionally checks low.

     

    2. Immediately shuffle forward (push-drag) as you execute a left outward block to the inside of your opponent's right punch.  Be sure to precede this block with a right inward block as part of a Double Factor.  Continue the motion of your right hand and convert it into a right hammerfist to your opponent's groin.  This strike should be synchronized as you settle into your new right neutral bow, as your left arm guards inside your opponent's left arm.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Follow-up with a left inward overhead claw to the bridge of your opponent's nose.  Reverse the path of your right hammerfist, and execute a right rolling back knuckle strike to your opponent's face, aided by the Object Obscurity of your left claw.  (This should daze your opponent.)

     

    4. Again strike down to your opponent's groin with a right downward hammerfist, as your left hand checks high, if necessary, drag up with your left foot to properly gauge distance.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    5. While in close to your opponent, strike under his jaw with a right obscure elbow.  Continue your Path of Travel and transform it into an upward five-finger claw to your opponent's face.  (This should snap your opponent's head back.)

     

    6. Within the same flow of action as your obscure elbow/claw combination, execute a left thrusting heel palm strike to your opponent's solar plexus, and a right front scoop kick to his groin.  This is the "Unfurling Crane" and your right hand should be positioned above your head at the moment of transition into a one-leg stance.  (This should stun and immobilize your opponent.)

     

    7. Deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's right knee.  As you deliver this kick, execute a right inward handsword to the left side of his neck.  This handsword should make contact a fraction of a moment after your kick.  (This should cancel your opponent's retaliatory abilities, and he should fall to the ground.)

     

    8. From the Point of Contact of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  • 18.  Grasping Eagles  (Front: Right lapel grab, rear left shoulder grab, Two Men)

    Theme: Grasping Eagles is your introduction to Gaseous Movements.  You learn to use the opposite hand/opposite foot in the same direction, simultaneous with the same hand/same foot in opposite directions.

     

    You learn that although upper body torque is used to align your blocks and strikes, your body still travels on a Path of Action.  This then is your introduction to proper Body Mechanics in the Gaseous State of Motion.  The counterparts of your body mass travel on the same Path of Action as your body (Back-Up Mass), but are executed on different angles.

     

    In the Gaseous State is possible to apply Borrowed Force simultaneously against multiple opponents.  Proper timing is necessary to have their reaction feed each of your subsequent actions.

     

    1. You are in a natural position with grabs being applied by both opponents.  Execute a right front snap ball kick to the groin simultaneous with a left inward vertical forearm strike to the outside of the right elbow of your front opponent (opponent No. 1).  While employing these dual strikes to your front opponent, deliver a right back thrusting hammerfist strike to the groin of your rear opponent (opponent No. 2).  (Both opponents should bend forward at the waist.) (These strikes should snap back the heads of both opponents.)

     

    2. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (using your right knee to buckle the inside of the right knee of opponent No. 1, if feasible.  As you plant, deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to opponent No. 1's chin.  Simultaneous with this heel palm, deliver a left underhand heel palm strike to the chin of opponent No. 2.

     

    3. Execute a left front thrusting ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 1.  (This kick should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist as well as drive him away.)

     

    4. Plant your left foot back, as a Gauging Leg, as you deliver a right back thrusting heel kick to the stomach of opponent No. 2.  (This kick should stun your opponent as well as drive him away.)

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your back kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 9 o'clock.  Finish an equal distance from both opponents.

     

  • 19.  Parting of the Snakes (Front: Right punch / rear attempt / Two Men)

    Theme: In this technique you learn to duck under a punch while using a sophisticated parry/strike.  From this position you learn how Perceptual and Intuitive Awareness aid in the Gaseous State of Motion.

     

    Gaseous Movement is further expanded upon.  You learn that from the Point of Contact of a Lower Case movement on one opponent, you can strike in the opposite direction using an Upper Case movement to a second opponent.  Furthermore, you learn to separate your opponents by employing simultaneous long-range weapons in opposite directions.

     

    The rear crossover/back knuckle teaches you how to strategically fall out of balance to generate momentum.  From the Point of Contact of a kick you may go directly into your next action.  In Parting of the Snakes you learn that not only can you fall away from the Point of Contact, but also fall in the same direction as the Point of Contact.

     

    The use of chicken kicks teaches you that the first kick, although still airborne, is a Gauging Leg for your second kick.  You may make contact with the second kick before the first kick plants to the ground, but generally there are more advantages to making contact with the second kick at the moment the first kicked touches the ground.

     

    This technique reminds us that it is good to use your opponent's reactions to feed your next action.  However, no matter what State of Motion (Solid, Liquid, or Gaseous), you do not want his reaction to work against you.

     

    1. While in a left neutral bow, step slightly forward with your left foot as you duck under the right punch of your front opponent (opponent No. 1).  As you duck, execute a left upward claw to his face simultaneous with a right underhand reverse handsword to his groin.  (These strike should stun your opponent.)

     

    2. Follow up with a right knee strike to opponent No. 1's groin.  Be sure to have your left hand actively check at the chest of opponent No. 1, as your right hand cocks, fist clenched, palm up, at your right hip.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.

     

    3. While your right knee is still buried in the groin of your first opponent, deliver a right back thrusting heel kick to the solar plexus of your aggressively charging (Aggressive Offense) rear opponent (opponent No. 2).  As you deliver the back kick, simultaneously deliver a right thrusting vertical punch to the face of opponent No. 1.  (This is the "Parting of the Snakes".)

     

    4. From the Point of Contact of your right back kick, plant your right foot toward opponent No. 2 (toward 6 o'clock).  Immediately have your left foot cross behind your right foot into a left rear twist stance/right outward back knuckle strike to the face of opponent No. 2.  Your left hand is checking in the Neutral Zone.  (This strike should further daze your rear opponent.)

     

    5. From your twist stance execute a front chicken kick to opponent No. 1.  This is accomplished by delivering a left front snapping ball kick to his solar plexus/right front snapping ball kick to his chin.

     

    6. As you plant forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock), deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to the chin of opponent No. 1.  (The combined effects of the chicken kick and heel palm strike should drive opponent No. 1 away.)

     

    7. Follow up with a back chicken kick to opponent No. 2.  This is accomplished by delivering a right back snapping heel kick/left back snapping heel kick to any available openings on opponent No. 2.  (This chicken kick should drive away opponent No. 2.)

     

    8. From the Point of Contact of your left back kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 3 o'clock.  Be sure to position yourself an equal distance from both opponents.

     

  • 20.  Thrusting Lance  (Front: Right step through knife thrust)

    Theme: The theme of this technique stresses the importance of getting out of the Line of Attack by taking action from your Point of Origin.  Not only are you moving out of the Line of Attack but you are also angling to move Up the Circle.

     

    Your first move must accentuate upper body torque to ensure getting out of the Line of Attack as well as aiding the action of your heel palm strike.  This will also benefit the diagonal and downward Angle of Cancellation.  Your increased Angle of Deviation increases your Angle of Efficiency.

     

    Once again you must remember the concept of the Ghost Image.  Likewise, remember the importance of Meeting the Force before Riding it.

     

    When confronted with a weapon, if you're able to do so: divert, seize, control, and disarm.  You must remember that after diverting the path of your opponent's knife to actually capture his right arm.  It is essential to control the Angle of Versatility of his weapon, prior to the use of your left underhand heel palm strike.  The Angle of Versatility must be reduced by controlling at his wrist joint.

     

    At this level of proficiency you're encouraged to strike to precise nerve points on your opponent's wrist.  Knowledge of anatomy and the accurate application of your strikes contribute to the sum total of your effectiveness.

     

    1. From a right neutral bow, have your left foot Move Up the Circle toward 4:30 to get out of the Line of Attack.  As you Shorten the Circle, deliver a right inward handsword to the inside of your opponent's right arm, which is thrusting the knife.  Your chop should strike the radial nerve of your opponent's wrist.  Your left hand hangs naturally at the side of your left thigh.  Immediately have your right hand grab your opponent's right wrist to minimize the Angle of Versatility of his knife.  (The strike to the radial nerve should cause your opponent to drop his weapon, the grab is a back-up, as well as for subsequent Counter Manipulation.)

     

    2. Having disarmed your opponent, push-drag forward as you deliver a left underhand heel palm strike and grab to your opponent's groin.  Your right hand is still controlling your opponent's right wrist.  (In the event your opponent did not drop the knife (after your first move) this second maneuver controls his weapon and adds to the surety of disarming him.)

     

    3. Have your right foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you step back, Control Manipulate your opponent's right arm with a lock and twist (as applied in Spiraling Twig).  Be sure to utilize small circles and to keep the knife blade (if your opponent is still in possession of the knife) pointing away from you and toward your opponent.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist, and your lock and twist should break his right wrist.)

     

    4.   Execute a front chicken kick.  This is accomplished by delivering a left front snapping ball kick to your opponent's left ribcage/right front snapping ball kick to his sternum.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    5. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock), deliver a right underhand stiff-arm lifting back knuckle strike underneath your opponent's chin.  During this strike have your left hand check your opponent's right shoulder.  (This should snap his head up.)

     

    6. Your strike passes through and above your opponent's head.  Immediately reverse the Path of Travel, and deliver a right downward back knuckle strike to the bridge of the nose of your opponent.  Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right shoulder.  (This should drive your opponent's head down.

     

    7. Circle your right arm in a Figure 8 Pattern.  First circle it counter-clockwise striking with a right back knuckle punch to the left side of your opponent's face.  Now circle it clockwise striking with a right back knuckle to the right side of his face.  (These strike should stun your opponent.)

     

    8. With your opponent bending forward at the waist, step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you step forward, have your right hand hook over (shape of the crane) and under your opponent's right elbow, hooking his right arm out and away from you.  Simultaneous with this action, execute a left vertical elbow strike to the underside of your opponent's right armpit.

     

    9. Moving toward 10:30, execute a right rear crossover/step out (or drag-step) into a left reverse bow, buckling the inside of your opponent's right leg with your left leg.  As you buckle, deliver a right downward hammerfist to your opponent's mastoid.  Simultaneous with these actions, deliver a left hammerfist to his right ribcage.  (This is an offensive use of the Universal Block that stuns your opponent and drives him away from you.)

     

    10 Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

  • 21.  Blinding Sacrifice (Front: two hand grab or choke)

    Theme: The name of this technique indicates its major theme.  You surprise your opponent by stepping forward while incorporating your offense into your defense.  The blinding effects of your strikes to the eyes physically occupy space, and mentally occupy your opponent's mind.  By immediately shuffling into your opponent and hugging up to his body, you're able to sacrifice the normal use of checks.  You then employ double strikes and blocks that are symmetrical.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step forward between your opponent's legs with your right foot into a right neutral bow while thrusting both of your forearms forward, thus using them as wedges inside of your opponent's arms.  (It is the outer portion of your forearms that are used to wedge.) Continue the flow of your action as you convert the movement of your arms into two rolling upward-outward claws (your left hand rolls counterclockwise and your right clockwise) to your opponent's eyes.  (This should stop your opponent's forward momentum and blur his vision.) (Rolling Check with Strike)

     

    2. Continue the flow of your hands converting them into twin outward handswords to the inside of your opponent's forearms (right handsword to the left forearm and left handsword to the right forearm).

     

    3. Without loss of motion, push-drag forward as you have your two hands circle down, converting them into two underhand heel palm strikes/squeezes to your opponent's groin.  Be sure to hug up close to your opponent's body.  (This should clear your opponent's arms back and away as well as force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. From this Point of Contact push-drag reverse as you execute two hooking back knuckle strikes to the back of your opponent's kidneys (right back knuckle to left kidney and left back knuckle to right kidney).  (This should snap your opponent's head up.)

     

    5. Your push-drag reverse should take you directly into a right 45-degree cat stance.  During this action your two back knuckle strikes convert into two vertical outward blocks as Positional Checks.

     

    6. Immediately push-drag forward as you have the fingers of both of your hands flick to your opponent's eyes followed by twin thumb scoops to his eyes.  (This should blur your opponent's vision.)

     

    7. Have both of your hands slap down on your opponent's shoulders, travel down his arms, catching and pulling (Frictional Pull) your opponent's arms down to control his Height Zones.

     

    8. Immediately re-circle your arms up, over, and in so that you strike your opponent's temples (or mastoid) with two inverted back knuckles (right back knuckle to left temple and left back knuckle to right temple.) This should cause intense pain.)

     

    9. With both of your elbows raised, drop them down and in toward each other thus striking and sandwiching your opponent's jaw hinges (right inside elbow striking to your opponent's left jaw hinge and your left inside elbow striking to his right hinge).  Your opponent should begin to collapse.)

     

    10. Grab the back of your opponent's head with both of your hands and using your anchored elbows push his head down into a right knee strike to his face.  (This should further disorient your opponent.)

     

    11. Form the point of Contact of your right knee strike, execute a right heel stomp to your opponent's right instep.  Be sure to still use your hands to cancel your opponent's Height Zones.

     

    12. From the Point of Contact of your right stomp, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  • 22.  Snakes of Wisdom  (Flank: Left & right shoulder grabs / Two Men)

    Theme: This technique teaches how you can adapt a technique like Obscure Claws, which operates in the Liquid State of Motion, and convert it to a Gaseous State of Motion.  The Gaseous State of Motion is achieved by employing the simultaneous use of the Mirror Image Principle on two opponents.  Is further achieved by redefining the motion of your Liquid State to create a Guided Collision.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you step back, circle both of your arms in the fashion of Obscure Claws to first claw your opponents' face (right hand to face of opponent No. 1, who is to your right, and left hand to the face of opponent No. 2, who is to your left.  (This should drive their heads back.)

     

    2. Continue to circle your arms in the fashion of Obscure Claws as you now break your opponents' elbows (right uppercut/forearm breaks the left elbow of opponent No. 1, and left uppercut/forearm breaks the right elbow of opponent No. 2).  (Your opponents should move forward toward 12 o'clock.)

     

    3. Execute an outward back knuckle strike to the ribcage of each opponent (right back knuckle strike to the left ribcage of opponent No. 1, and left back knuckle strike to the right ribcage of opponent No. 2).  (Your opponents should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Circle both of your hands back, around, and on top of the head of each opponent.  Direct the momentum generated by the previous moves so that you smash their heads together.  Simultaneous with this Directed Collision deliver a left knee strike to their face.  (This should daze your opponents.)

     

    5. Replant your left foot back toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you plant, have both of your hands execute twin push-downs on your opponents' shoulders (right push-down on the left shoulder of opponent No. 1, and left push-down on the right shoulder of opponent No. 2).  These push-downs are to check your opponents' Height Zones.

     

    6. Have your hands follow the contour of your opponents' bodies, traveling down the inner thigh of their leg closest to you.  Your hands form hooks as they travel down to the ankle of both opponents (right hand to the left ankle of opponent No. 1, and left hand to the right ankle of opponent No. 2).  Grab their ankles and jerk them out from under your opponents (pulling toward you).

     

    7. While still maintaining both ankle grabs (at least try to maintain grabs), deliver a right front snap ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 2.  (He should fall to the ground.)

     

    8. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow.  As you plant, execute a left roundhouse kick to the sternum of opponent No. 1.  (He should fall to the ground.)

     

    9. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 6 o'clock, keeping an equal distance between your opponents.

     

  • 23.  Entwined Lance  (Front: Right step through knife thrust)

    Theme: The theme of this technique stresses the importance of getting out of the Line of Attack by taking action from Point of Origin.  Not only are you moving out of the Line of Attack, but you're also angling to move Up the Circle.

     

    Your first move must accentuate upper body to torque to ensure getting out of the Line of Attack as well as aiding in the action of your heel palm strike.  Your increased Angle of Deviation increases your Angle of Efficiency.

     

    Once again, you must remember the concept of the Ghost Image.  Likewise, remember the importance of meeting the force before riding it.

     

    When confronted with a weapon, if you're able to do so: divert, seize, control, and disarm.  You must remember that after diverting the path of your opponent's knife to actually capture his right arm.  It is essential to control the Angle of Versatility of his weapon, as you deliver your left inward horizontal heel palm strike.  The Angle of Versatility must be reduced by controlling at his wrist joint.

     

    This technique introduces you to the use of Motion and Reverse Motion used to simultaneously attack different Height Zones.

     

    1. While in a left neutral bow and as your opponent thrusts his knife, shift your left foot slightly toward 3 o'clock as well as pivot into a left front rotating twist stance.  As you move out of the Line of Attack and move Up the Circle, have your left hand hook the inside of your opponent's right wrist (palm up like a waiter carrying a tray).  Your right hand cocks at your right hip as a Point of Reference for your next move.

     

    2. Without loss of momentum have your right foot step forward toward 10:30 into a right fighting horse stance.  Your right knee should buckle the inside of your opponent's right knee.  As you step, deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent's jaw (your fingertips are pointed toward 9 o'clock).  Simultaneous with the buckle and heel palm, have your left hand grab your opponent's right wrist to limit the Angle of Versatility.  (Your heel palm strike should daze your opponent, as the buckle weakens his foundation.  Your opponent should drop the knife.)

     

    3. Execute a right front crossover sweep of your opponent's right leg.  As you sweep, have your right hand travel as a sliding check down your opponent's right arm to control his right wrist.  Simultaneous with these actions deliver a left two-finger eye poke to your opponent's eyes.  At the time of contact of your left finger poke, you should be in a left one-leg stance.  (This should temporarily blind your opponent as well as function as a secondary move to disarm your opponent.)

     

    4. From your one-leg stance, deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's left knee.  (This should destroy your opponent's foundation.)

     

    5. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, convert your left finger poke to a left hand grab of your opponent's right wrist (sliding and checking your opponent's right arm on the way).  Simultaneously execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage.  (This should stun your opponent, and force him to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    6. From your right back knuckle strike, deliver a right upward flapping elbow strike under your opponent's chin.  (This should snap his head back.)

     

    7. The final two strikes of this technique employ a timing not normally used.  Execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right maxillary hinge just prior to stepping back with your right foot.  Have your right foot step back toward 4:30 into a left neural bow (facing 10:30).  As you step back, deliver a left inward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent's neck.  The Residual Torque of your back knuckle strike accentuates your hammerfist strike with occurs during the rotation of your step back.

     

    8. Execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  • 24.  Falling Falcon  (Right front: Right direct lapel grab)

    Theme: There are multiple themes in this technique:

     

    This technique parallels the Dominating Circles in several ways.  You learn to use your Center of Gravity as an Axis Point (Axis of Rotation) from which Rotational Momentum is generated in an elongated manner (Elongated Circles).  In Dominating Circles both your right arm and your right leg are on the outside of your opponent's right arm and right leg.  In Falling Falcon your right leg is also on the outside of his right leg, but your right arm is on the inside of his right arm during the Counterbalancing action.  Both demonstrate the value of strikedowns.

     

    This technique reminds you that one of the great values of learning Ed Parker's American Kenpo is that you are systematically introduced to various methods of application from the Second Point of View.  Additionally, methods of attack are considered through their Dimensional Stages of Action.

     

    Although your opponent may attempt to confound you with his attack, you can intuitively compound your Master Key Movements.  You have the ability to instantly Formulate according to the What If predicaments that are before you.

     

    Falling Falcon teaches you the advantages of Control Maintenance versus Control Release.  You can control your opponent's Height Zones, disturb his balance and manipulate his Depth Zones during his fall to the ground.  It is important to learn how to follow up on your opponent before he is in a prone position.

     

    Falling Falcon is an introduction to utilizing locks and twists on a downed opponent.

     

    This technique emphasizes the importance of understanding Relative Positions and how they effect your application of a concept.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow to the outside of your opponent's right leg.  As you step, have your left hand pin your opponent's right grabbing hand to your chest.  Simultaneous with these actions, deliver a right thrusting forearm strike to your opponent's right shoulder at the head of the humerus.

     

    2. Immediately convert your forward momentum into rotational momentum, as you pivot into a right reverse bow.  This is a Strikedown that you Counter Balance by having your right leg act as a trip to your opponent's right leg.  (Your opponent should be in pain from the strike and stunned by the impact of the fall.)

     

    3. Your opponent will fall on his back with his head toward 6 o'clock.  As he is falling, continue to control his right wrist with your left hand.  Simultaneously have your right hand circle inside of his right arm (contouring with the back of your hand).  At the moment he makes contact with the ground, pivot into a left reverse bow.  In sync with your pivot have your right hand grab your opponent's right wrist, and twist it clockwise, applying great pressure on his right wrist and shoulder.  Simultaneous with these actions deliver a left underhand heel palm strike to your opponent's right elbow.  (This strike should break his right elbow and limit his retaliatory actions.)

     

    4. Cock your left leg, as you have both of your hands grab your opponent's right arm.  Deliver a left knife-edge kick to the right side of your opponent's neck.  As you kick, pull on your opponent's arm to cause a possible shoulder dislocation.  The two Opposing Forces will also enhance your kick to the side of your opponent's neck.

     

    5. Have your left hand circle inside of your opponent' right arm (contouring with the back of your hand).  Plant your left foot toward 5 o'clock and immediately pivot into a left forward bow.  In sync with your pivot have your left hand grab your opponent's right wrist, and twist it counterclockwise, applying great pressure on his right wrist and shoulder.  (Your opponent's elbow at this point should be facing down and toward the ground).

     

    6. While still maintaining your left hand grab, utilize the Residual Torque of your pivot to deliver a right kick using the right side of your shin (the peroneus longus muscle) to strike the back of your opponent's right elbow (to break it further).

     

    7. From the Point of Contact of your right shin kick, deliver a right back scooping heel kick to your opponent's right ribcage or right kidney.  (This should snap your opponent's torso up.)

     

    8. With your right foot passing through your opponent's ribs or kidney, and now cocked in the air, execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent's solar plexus with the ball of your right foot.  Your left hand is still maintaining the grab of his right wrist.  (This should shock your opponent.)

     

    9. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, execute a right front crossover sweep of your opponent's right arm, and cover out twice toward 4:30.

     

  •  1.  Fatal Cross (Front: Two-hand low grab or push)

    Theme: This technique is an induction to learning proper methods of choking.  Although choking methods vary, Fatal Cross teaches you how Environmental Objects (your opponent's clothing) can complete the effects of your two-hand cross choke.

     

    The choke in this technique stresses Contact Manipulation, which when properly applied can be utilized to control your opponents Height Zones, Width Zones, and Depth Zones, as well as cause serious injury, or death.

     

    Through the intermittent use of Contact Manipulation (the choke and turn), Contact Penetration (the elbow strike), and back to Contact Manipulation (the jerk), a more in-depth lesson is digested.

     

     Chicken knee kicks, as Short-Range Weapons, within your opponents Obscure Zones (frontal and rear) further aid to your understanding.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent attempts a low two-hand grab or push slightly under the level of your chest.  Have your left foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock).  As you settle into your right neutral bow, have both of your hands (as they form the shape of the crane -- fingers down and elbows anchored) hook to the inside of both of your opponent's wrists.  Without any loss of action, jerk your opponent's arms toward you as they travel outside, down, and past your hips.  (This will allow your opponent's momentum to continue toward you, while directing his weapons outside of your Outer Rim.

     

    2. Immediately reverse the motion of both of your hands as you convert them into two snapping uppercut punches (executed as middle knuckle strikes) to your opponent's floating ribs.  (This should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. As your hands recoil from punching, cross them (right hand over your left) so that your fists are positioned vertically.  Without hesitation, execute two snapping outward back knuckle strikes to your opponent's temples (your right hand to his right temple and your left hand to his left temple).  Your arms and fists should function similar to that of a pair of scissors (Scissoring).  (Both strikes should momentarily keep your opponent in an upright position.)

     

    4. With your hands still crossed and positioned vertically, execute two, two-finger eye pokes (your right hand to his right eye and your left hand to his left eye).  (This should temporarily blind and daze your opponent.)

     

    5. With your hands still crossed, have them drop down onto your opponent's shoulders as they act as Gravitational Checks to control your opponent's Height Zones as well as Width Zones.

     

    6. Execute a left step through knee kick to your opponent's groin.  (Your opponent should begin to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    7. Immediately follow up with a right step through knee kick to his solar plexus.  (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

    8. As you plant your right foot forward, have your left hand, which is still grabbing your opponent's left shoulder, turn your opponent clockwise so that his back is toward you.  Simultaneous with this action have your right hand release your opponent's right shoulder and speedily convert it into a right inward elbow strike to the left side of his jaw.  Your right elbow strike should greatly enhance your left hand grab in turning your opponent clockwise.

     

    9. With your opponent's back now toward you, have your right hand once again grab his right shoulder.  Immediately have your right foot step back toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow, as you use both of your arms (with elbows anchored) to jerk your opponent off balance.

     

    10. As your opponent begins to fall backwards, deliver a right knee kick to his lower spine.

     

    11. As you plant your right foot back to its Point of Origin, execute a left knee kick to your opponent's right kidney.

     

    12. From the Point of Contact of your left knee kick, execute a left thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s right knee.  (Your opponent should drop to the ground.)

     

    13. From the Point of Contact of your left thrusting knife-edge kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

  •  2.  Twirling Hammers (Front: Left step through punch)

    Theme: The name of this technique partially indicates the theme.  Your natural weapons travel from Point of Origin in a looping overhead manner.

     

    Employing the principles of Guidelining, your initial strike is deceptive, powerful, and accurate.

     

    It is followed by moves that are twirling in nature, interspersed with an unusual grab of your opponent's right rear hand, that is then used to Counter Manipulate him.

     

    1. While standing in a left neutral bow stance, your opponent executes a left step through punch.  Immediately shift your left foot slightly to your right (toward 2 o'clock) into a left front twist stance and, while in-place rapidly transform into a rotating twist stance as you execute a left extended outward block to the outside of your opponent's left arm (at or above your opponent's left elbow).  Your right hand positionally checks near your solar plexus.

     

    2. Without loss of momentum, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a right looping overhead back knuckle strike to your opponent's right mastoid.  Your left block remains locked-out as a further defensive measure.  (This should daze your opponent.)

     

    3. Continue the looping action of your right hand and convert it into a right pressing check at your opponent's left elbow.  This is simultaneously done while pivoting into a right forward bow and delivering a left inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's left lower ribcage.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    4. Without any loss of motion convert your left elbow strike into an upward hooking wrist check (hooking over his left arm at his elbow like a waiter carrying a tray).  Simultaneous with this action pivot into a right neutral bow as you now loop (clockwise) a right inward hammerfist strike, diagonally and down, to your opponent's right kidney.  The reaction to the kidney strike should cause your opponent's upper torso to turn clockwise, thus exposing more of his back toward you.  (Your opponent should still be standing, but dazed.)

     

    5. Have your right hand reach directly behind your opponent's back to grab his right wrist (palm in).

     

    6. Immediately step back with your right foot (while executing a left locked-out check with the heel of the palm at the right shoulder blade) toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow while yanking your opponent off balance.  (This should further turn your opponent clockwise as well as bring him toward you.)

     

    7. Immediately execute a right thrusting sweep kick to the shin of your opponent's right leg (which is now his lead leg).  As you execute the sweep, deliver a right thrusting vertical punch to your opponent's face while simultaneously delivering a left heel palm strike to the back of your opponent's head.  This action should sandwich his head between your left heel palm strike and right vertical punch.  (This should create greater havoc throughout his body.)

     

    8. Have your right foot return to its Point of Origin.  While stepping back, execute a left inward five-finger circular claw across your opponent's face.  Your left heel palm uses your opponent's head as a Pivot Point to contour toward and across his face (windshield wiper principle).  Your right hand should be positionally checking near your solar plexus.  (This should temporarily blind your opponent as well as continue to bring him toward you.)

     

    9. Have your left foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow (while you are facing 12 o'clock).  As you settle into your right neutral bow, deliver a right two-finger poke to your opponent's eye (whichever eye is more favorable).  At this point your left hand should positionally check near your solar plexus.  (This poke should cause intense pain, as well as compel your opponent to drop to the ground.)

     

    10. Execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 6 o'clock.

     

  •  3.  Defensive Cross  (Front: Right snap ball kick)

    Theme: This technique introduces you to a downward cross block to protect your lower Height Zones.

     

    Although this double block is concentrated to your lower Height Zones, proper placement of your right hand allows it complete freedom to expediently protect your upper Height Zones, if needed, or if combined with the left hand, the concept of the Open End Triangle could also be used as a backup for greater protection.

     

    Your initial block also teaches you how to first intercept the kick then redirect it through a captured means of a parry.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, raise your hands about chest level as if to say, "Hey, I don't want any trouble".  As your opponent kicks with his right foot, step back with your right foot (toward 6 o'clock as you settle into a left forward bow stance (facing 12 o'clock).  Simultaneously execute a solidly braced downward cross block on top of your opponent's right ankle (right hand over left hand).

     

    2. Immediately have your left hand convert into the shape of a crane (fingers and palm out) as it hooks inside of, and under your opponent's right foot.  (Have your right hand remain on top of your opponent's right foot to act as a check.) Without disrupting the flow of your hands, guide your opponent's kicking leg diagonally down, and past your left hip.  The result of your defensive action in thwarting your opponent's kick should accomplish the following: Intercepting the Force, redirect it, disturb his balance, and pull his leg past your left hip.

     

    3. With your opponent's balance disturbed, and his body moving toward you, continue the clockwise direction of your orbiting hands to the left of your body.  As you continue to orbit your hands, convert your right hand into an outward overhead back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent's face, with your left hand trailing close behind.  Have your right hand strike diagonally through your opponent's face as it travels down and past your right hip (palm facing 12 o'clock).  With your left hand trailing close behind (following the same corresponding path) convert it into a left inward overhead heel palm strike to the right mastoid of your opponent.  (This should daze your opponent.)

     

    4. Instantly convert your left heel palm strike into a grab to your opponent's hair or the back of his neck (your right hand is still positioned past your right hip).  While maintaining the hair grab (or your chosen alternative), execute a right front snap ball kick to your opponent's groin.  (Your opponent should feel intense pain and bend forward, even further, at the waist).

     

    5. As you replant your right foot back to its Point of Origin, simultaneously execute a right upward, lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent's face to sandwich his head between your right back knuckle and left grab.  (This should stun your opponent, and he should begin to fall to the ground.)

     

    6. Slide your left foot back into a left cat stance, and deliver a left front snap ball kick to your opponent's midsection.  (This should take the wind out of your opponent.)

     

    7. With your opponent falling toward the ground, replant your left foot back into a left cat stance, as you appropriately gauge your distance for your next move.

     

    8. Shift your weight onto your left foot and execute a right outward crescent kick to the right side of your opponent's head.  This kick should make contact on the down-side of your circular move, driving your opponent down and to your right.  Your hands should be strategically positioned to act as constant checks.

     

    9. With your right crescent kick passing through your opponent's head, have your right foot touch the ground and immediately bounce off of it (returning on a comparable orbit) as you execute a right looping downward roundhouse bounce kick to the left side of his face.  At the moment of contact your opponent should be on the ground.  When executing the final kick be sure to use complete hip rotation for added reach, increased body momentum, all of which helps to increase the power of your action.  (This should neutralize your opponent from further action.)

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your last kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  •  4.  Dance of Darkness  (Front: Right kick followed by a right punch)

    Theme: This technique introduces you to countering a kick-punch combination.

     

    The use of Reverse Motion, as a Double Factor, yields still another answer to defending yourself against your opponent's combination attack.

     

    As the name of this technique indicates, major emphasis is focused on the use of Object Obscurity.  Object Obscurity, when properly timed with your footwork, can provide multiple effects that can aid to a victorious outcome.

     

    1. While standing in a right neutral bow, your opponent executes a right front kick toward your abdomen.  Have your right foot step back of your left foot toward 6 o'clock into a left front twist stance (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a right outside downward parry (open hand) to the outside of your opponent's right leg.  Have your left hand positionally check at your solar plexus.

     

    2. As your opponent follows through with a right punch toward your head, step forward with your right foot (toward 11 o'clock) into a right neutral bow to the outside of your opponent's right leg (while looking at 12 o'clock).  As you step forward, execute a double parry to the outside of his right arm (left inward parry at the wrist or forearm, followed by a right outward parry at or above the elbow).

     

    3. Have your left foot step around as well as behind your opponent (between 10 and 11 o'clock) into a transitory left neutral bow with your hands cocked (chambered in "cup and saucer" fashion at your left hip.) Continue the flow of your action as you pivot clockwise into a right close kneel stance (facing 4:30).  As you pivot into your close kneel stance, execute a right outward back knuckle strike with a left vertical punch combination to your opponent's right kidney and right ribs (or left kidney and spine, depending on opponent's response), respectively.  (Your right hand is on the bottom to act as an immediate check if necessary.) (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    4. Immediately have your left hand grab your opponent's right shoulder.  As you firmly pull down on your opponent's right shoulder (to control his Height Zones) simultaneously thrust a right vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent's right temple.  (This should daze your opponent.)

     

    5. Execute a left front crossover sweep (toward 4:30) to your opponent's right leg.  As you sweep, drop your right punching hand into a small counterclockwise loop and execute a right two-finger hook to your opponent's left eye.  Your left hand should be checking on top of or near his right shoulder.  (This should temporarily blind your opponent.)

     

    6. Utilizing the principals of Object Obscurity circle your left checking hand around and under your right arm so that is tracks along the outside of your right arm to strike as a left two-finger eye poke to your opponent's left eye.  This poke is executed at the moment your left foot plants from the crossover sweep.  Your right hand should now be positionally checking.  (This poke should cause intense pain.)

     

    7. From your right rear twist stance pivot clockwise and borrowing from the momentum of your rotation execute a right leg sweep (again toward 4:30) and buckle the back of your opponent's right leg.  Your right leg first strikes his right leg while bent and then straightens to accentuate the force.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground with his head near 10:30, as you settle into a left forward bow facing your downed opponent.)

     

    8. Execute a right "retarded ball kick" to your opponent's jaw.  (This should further daze your opponent as you employ the principle of fitting.)

     

    9. Retrieve your right foot (gauging leg) and plant it to the right side of your opponent's body (below his armpit), and, while turning clockwise, execute a left side thrusting knife-edge kick to your opponent's face.

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.

     

  •  5.  Marriage of the Rams  (Flank: Right & left shoulder grabs by two men)

    Theme: This technique teaches how basic movements normally employed against one attacker can be symmetrically employed against two attackers.

     

    This technique demonstrates simultaneous strikes that can be delivered to Obscure Zones, on frontal targets, that are to both flanks.

     

     You will learn to compound your action by first employing the principles of Contact Penetration, then Contouring (more specifically Tracking) down your opponents’ inner thighs before traveling under and over your opponents’ arms to pinch, lock, manipulate, control, and force your opponent’s heads to collide.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with opponent No. 1 grabbing your right shoulder from 3 o’clock with his left hand, and opponent No. 2 grabbing your left shoulder from 9 o’clock with his right hand (both opponents are close to you), have your right foot step back into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock).  As you step back with your right foot, execute two underhand back knuckle strikes to the groin of each of your opponents (right hand to opponent No. 1 and left hand to opponent No. 2).  (Your opponents should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    2. Have your back knuckle strikes follow through after making contact with both targets.  As both of your arms continue their circular paths, guide both of your arms to the undersides of your opponent’s arm pits.  Time the course of your circular Path of Travel (toward 12 o’clock) so that the arm pits are contacted at the same moment your right foot plants forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock).  Upon contact (to your opponent’s arm pits), immediately have your arms hook over and on top of your opponent’s shoulders as you proceed to pinch their arms with both of yours.  As you settle into your right neutral bow, unite both of your arms (right over left) and force your opponent’s heads to collide.  (This should control their Height Zones, and daze your opponent’s.

     

    3. Immediately deliver a left knee kick directly to the center point of your opponent’s clashing heads, thus injuring their faces, as well as forcing them apart.

     

    4. Replant your left foot back (to Point of Origin) into a right neutral bow while applying downward pressure with both of your arms to continue controlling your opponents’ Height Zones.

     

    5. Now, while dropping into a wide kneel stance, have your hands contour your opponents’ bodies and legs, as they travel down to your opponents’ inner thighs (right hand along the left leg and inner thigh of opponent No. 1 and your left hand along the right leg and inner thigh of opponent No. 2).  As your hands continue to track down your opponents legs and thighs, have them form the shape of the crane (outwardly) to further assist you in hooking your opponents’ legs.  Complete the travel of your hands toward your opponents’ ankles.  Without hesitation, grab and jerk both of your opponent’s ankles up and slightly out so that both legs are then pulled out from under them.  All of this is synchronized as your right foot steps back toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock).  (This should not only disturb your opponents’ balance, but also force their feet above their heads, thus placing your opponents on their hands.)

     

    6. While still maintaining both ankle grabs (at least try to do this), deliver a right front snap ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 2.  (This should stun opponent No. 2.)

     

    7. Plant your right foot into a right front twist stance (gauging your right foot - Gauging Leg - upon doing so).  As you plant and turn (clockwise), take advantage of the two types of momentum created through rotation and Gravitational Marriage.  (Applying both methods of obtaining momentum should add to your force when delivering a left roundhouse kick to the chest of opponent No. 1.) (This should stun opponent No. 1.)

     

    8. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, release the ankles of both opponents (often referred to as Control Release), thus forcing your opponents to the ground, as you execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.  Position yourself so that you finish your cover-out Mid-Way Point between your opponents.

     

  •  6.  The Ram and the Eagle  (Front: Right punch & rear shoulder grab by two men)

    Theme: This technique is unique.  It manifests answers to predicaments that require solutions involved not only in the Gaseous State of Motion, but in Reverse Motion as well.

     

    A second theme involves  the use of a human Blockade to enhance your Angle of Desired Positioning when employing the Gaseous State of Motion.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, you are approached by opponent No. 1 from the front and grabbed from the rear by the left hand of opponent No. 2 near the collar of your right shoulder.  As opponent No. 1 executes a right punch, have your right foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow (be sure to position yourself so that you can peripherally observe both opponents).  As you drop back into your left neutral bow, deliver a left inward block to the outside of opponent No. 1’s right punch.  Simultaneous with this action position your right leg to the inside of opponent No. 2’s left (forward) leg, hopefully to buckle that leg.  While buckling, deliver a right over the shoulder back knuckle strike to the bridge of the nose of opponent No. 2.  This initial move is executed like the first move of Flashing Mace except it is being employed to take advantage of the gaseous state of motion.  (This should temporarily delay opponent No. 2.)

     

    2. Immediately step through with your right foot toward 10:30 into a transitional right neutral bow as you deliver a right inward diagonal back knuckle take to opponent No. 1’s right cheek bone or temple.  While striking, have your left hand act as a Positional Check.  (This should drive the head of opponent No. 1 back, as well as increase the distance between you and opponent No. 2.)

     

    3. Without hesitation, pivot counterclockwise 180 degrees and strike with a left outward horizontal back knuckle to opponent No. 1’s right lower ribcage.  In the same motion, have your right hand execute an inward heel palm detaining check to his right upper arm.  (Opponent No. 1 should bend forward at the waist, with opponent No. 2 clearly visible.)

     

    4. As opponent No. 2 re-enters the combat arena he delivers a right punch toward your head.  Your right detaining check (on opponent No. 1) converts into a right thrusting inward block to the inside of opponent No. 2’s right arm.

     

    5. Follow up with a right front snap ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 2 (toward 4:30).  (This should stun opponent No. 2.)

     

    6. Immediately continue to work on opponent No. 2 with the sequence of movement that stems from the Ideal Phase of Five Swords.

     

    a. As you plant your right foot, while using your left hand to check high, strike to the right side of your opponent’s neck with a right outward handsword.  (This action should help to nullify the Height Zones, Width Zones and Depth Zones of your opponent.)

     

    b. Pivot into a right forward bow (facing 4:30) as you execute a left five-finger thrust (palm down) to your opponent’s eyes while your right hand cocks to your right hip (fist clenched and palm up).  (The effect of this poke should be to snap your opponent’s head back and away from you.)

     

    c. Having caused your opponent’s head to move away from you will cause his midsection to jut forward.  Take advantage of this anticipated response by pivoting into a right neutral bow, as you strike with a right uppercut punch to your opponent’s stomach.  In the process your left hand becomes a Cocking Check that is guarding horizontally, palm down near your right biceps.  (This action should result in your opponent bending over at the waist.)

     

    d. With your opponent now bending over, immediately have your left foot slide counterclockwise (toward 9:30) into a right forward bow (while now facing 3:30), as your left outward handsword strikes to the left side of your opponent’s neck.  Your right hand acts as a Positional Check against any potential danger from your opponent’s left arm.

     

    e. Without hesitation and while pivoting into a right neutral bow, execute a right inward handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck.  Your left hand is an interim hook around the left side of your opponent’s neck, pulling his head down if necessary.  At the time your handsword strikes, your left hand should be checking low.  (Opponent No. 2 should be bent forward at the waist, as you create an Angle of Desired Positioning for opponent No. 1.)

     

    7. From the final right handsword of your Five Swords sequence, have your right hand contour opponent No. 2’s neck and head to become a right downward heel palm to the top of his head.  This heel palm occurs as you step forward with your left foot into a transitory left front twist stance.  During this action your left hand is positionally checking in the Neutral Zone.  (This should keep opponent No. 2’s head below his waist, and therefore cancel his Height Zones, as well as create an Angle of Desired Positioning for opponent No. 1.)

     

    8. Now convert your forward momentum into rotational momentum by pivoting counterclockwise as you deliver a right roundhouse kick to the torso of opponent No. 1.  (This should stun opponent No. 1 and cause him to fall to the ground.)

     

    9. From the Point of Contact of your right roundhouse kick, execute a right front crossover toward opponent No. 2 and deliver a left thrusting back heel kick to any available opening on opponent No. 2, (This should incapacitate opponent No. 2 as well as drive him away from you.)

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, execute a lift front crossover and double cover out in the direction of 3 o’clock, so that you conclude your technique midway (mid-Way) between both of your opponent’s.

     

  •  7.  Escape from the Storm (Right Flank: Right overhead club)

    Theme: The initial moves of this technique are the same as in Brushing the Storm, and from there the theme builds.

     

    You are introduced to the use of inverted heel palm strikes coupled with twist stances.

     

    You are additionally introduced to using a crossover as a Bracing Angle and Fulcrum to dislocate, or break, your opponent’s limbs.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent attacks you from your right flank (3 o’clock).  Have your right foot step forward toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow.  Simultaneously deliver a left inward parry to the outside of your opponent’s right arm while striking to your opponent’s jaw with a right heel palm thrust (from your Point of Origin).  Your right arm should end under and inside of your opponent's right arm.  (This should stop your opponent’s forward Body Momentum, snap his head back, and temporarily check his depth zone.)

     

    2. Step forward with your left foot into a left close kneel stance toward 1:30 with a right inner elbow strike down to your opponent’s solar plexus (or right ribcage depending on the situation) (striking vertically, making sure that you continue to check your opponent’s right arm with your left hand.  (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)

     

    3. While in your left close kneel stance, execute a right underhand heel palm strike to your opponent’s groin.  Simultaneously continue to apply your left hand check to your opponent’s right arm.  (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. Without hesitation, pivot clockwise and have your right foot slide back toward 1:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 7:30).  While moving, have your right hand pull your opponent’s right leg toward you (sliding your hand to his right knee cap and to a level below that point) while simultaneously having your left hand push forward on your opponent’s right hip.  (Your opponent’s body is bent over at this point with his right leg in the air.

     

    5. While controlling your opponent’s right hip and leg with your hands, execute a right front crossover toward 7:30 into a low right front twist stance.  As you settle into your twist stance, drop your opponent’s right knee across your right knee.  It is important to create the correct angle with your right leg to insure an Angle of Incidence upon contact.  (This should break his right knee.)

     

    6. Execute a left inward heel palm (like a slap) to the inside of your opponent’s right thigh.  (This is to clear his leg off you your right knee.)

     

    7. Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a right close kneel stance as you strike to your opponent’s groin with a right underhand, palm up, shape of the crane strike (your left hand checks across his hips.)

     

    8. Continue to pivot counterclockwise into a right reverse close kneel stance, as you loop your right hand (also counterclockwise) striking again to your opponent’s groin with your right hand in the shape of a crane, palm up.  Your left hand should be positionally checking near your right hip.

     

    9. Execute a left front crossover toward your opponent into a low left front twist stance.  As you settle, deliver a left underhand, palm up, shape of the crane strike to your opponent’s groin.  Your right hand should be checking across his hips.

     

    10. Pivot clockwise from your twist stance executing a left upward lifting hooking heel kick to your opponent’s groin, solar plexus, or head, depending upon your opponent’s position.  Your hands should be checking positionally in the Neutral Zone.

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 1:30.

     

  •  8.  Circling Windmills (Front: Two-hand push followed by right punch)

    Theme: This technique teaches you how to function underneath the punch while interacting and interchanging offensive and defensive maneuvers within the identical framework of your circular movements.

     

    This technique also emphasizes the importance of what it feels like to be "jammed", and what you can do about it.

     

    It teaches how Body Momentum can still be advantageously used during what seems like a "jammed" situation.  The feel of being "jammed", confined, or at a loss to fully use your potential powers, can be threatening.

     

    Fortunately when the dimension of depth is at a standstill the dimension of width generated from a rotating twist stance can be duplicated to obtain the desired force.

     

    Therefore, one of the primary themes of this technique is "Never forget that power can be generated when seeking other dimensional zones".

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent pushes you from the front.  At this point raise your hands (to chest level) as if to say, "Hey take it easy, I don't want any trouble".  Your opponent then steps forward with his right foot and delivers a straight right punch toward your head.  When this occurs have your left foot step forward (toward 11:00 o'clock) into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you deliver a combination right upward/right extended outward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm.  Make sure that this block is executed slightly upward, on the outside, as well as under your opponent's right arm.  Simultaneous with this block, execute a left heel palm strike to your opponent's solar plexus (with your fingers facing in).  When striking with your left heel palm, execute this maneuver as if you would be dually employing a left forearm wedge, under your opponent's right arm.  (This should stun your opponent as well as further control his depth and forward momentum.)

     

    2. While still in a left neutral bow, windmill your left hand counterclockwise as you claw up, slightly out, and to your opponent's face.  Have your left arm remain in an upward block position to keep your opponent's right arm in check.  With this action simultaneously execute a right (clockwise) inward hammerfist strike to your opponent's left floating ribs.  (The heel palm strike converted into a claw should take the wind out of your opponent as well as temporarily blind him.)

     

    3. Now have your right hand circle clockwise in a windmill fashion.  As it travels up and under your opponent's right arm it transitionally converts into a right upward /outward parry to expose the right side of your opponent's body.  Simultaneously with this parry, execute a left (counterclockwise) inward hammerfist to his right floating ribs or right kidney.  (This should further take the wind out of him.)

     

    4. As you step forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) buckle the inside of your opponent's right knee with your right knee.  During this action have your left hand reverse its circle (clockwise) and check your opponent's right arm down and diagonally toward his body while simultaneously delivering a right inward hammerfist strike diagonally down and across the bridge of your opponent's nose.  (This should daze your opponent.)

     

    5. While still in a right neutral bow, execute a right outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) to your opponent's eyes.  Immediately follow up with a right inward horizontal finger slice (palm up) across his eyes, and then with another right outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) across his eyes.  While slicing with your right hand, continue to have your left hand press your opponent's right arm against his body.  (These slices should temporarily blind your opponent.)

     

    6. Pivot clockwise into a right front rotating twist stance (facing 12 o'clock).  As you pivot in-place, execute a left inward raking back knuckle strike to the bridge of your opponent's nose as your right hand now checks your opponent's right arm to his body.

     

    7. Pivot back into a right neutral bow as you execute a left outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) to your opponent's eyes.  Continue to check your opponent's right arm with your right hand.

     

    8. Execute a right front crossover foot sweep (toward 7:30) to the inside of your opponent's right foot as you execute a left inward horizontal finger slice (palm up ) to your opponent's eyes.  At the moment you settle into your twist stance (which is also the moment your opponent replants his own right foot) execute a left outward horizontal finger slice to his eyes (with your right hand continuing with the check).  (The sweep should spread your opponent's legs, lower his Height Zones and turn his body counterclockwise.)

     

    9. Have your left foot step toward 7:30 as you settle into a right neutral bow facing 12 o'clock.  Upon doing so, have your left hand grab your opponent's right wrist to counter manipulate him.  This is done while simultaneously executing a right thrusting heel palm strike to his chin (fingers are pointed toward 3 o'clock).  (This should drive your opponent's head back.)

     

    10. Using your opponent's tip of the mandible (chin) as a Pivot Point (windshield wiper effect), execute a right (counterclockwise) inward five-finger circular claw to his eyes, while simultaneously pivoting (counterclockwise) into a right reverse bow.

     

    11. With your left hand still maintaining its grab to your opponent's right wrist, have your right hand (in the shape of the crane) hook to the right of, then to the back of, your opponent's neck.  Pull your opponent's head down (while anchoring your right elbow) into a right vertical hooking heel kick to his face.  Your right arm acts as a brace and sandwich during this maneuver.

     

    12. Plant your right foot to your Point of Origin to stabilize your base.  Immediately execute a right front crossover toward 7:30, as you execute a right underhand stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent's face.  Your left hand should be positionally checking over your right shoulder.

     

    13. Execute a left spinning back heel kick to any available target on your opponent.

     

    14. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  •  9.  Destructive Kneel  (Front: Right step through punch)

    Theme: The initial theme is indicated by the name of this technique.  Is the offensive use of stance changes that amplifies the effectiveness of your aggressive action.

     

    The second theme stems from the use of Reverse Motion and Returning Motion where Completed Paths of Travel accentuates the value of following through with your strikes.

     

    The orbital arc of your left elbow, when fulcruming your opponent's head back, not only controls your opponent's Height Zones, but creates an Angle of Incidence, to increase the effectiveness of your knee strike.  Borrowed Force is also result of your opposing action.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, step forward (toward 10:30) with your left foot into a left transitional neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent's right punch.  Continue to ride the force of your opponent's right punch by immediately pivoting into a left reverse close kneel stance to buckle the back of your opponent's right knee with your left knee.  Simultaneous with your pivot have your right hand grab your opponent's right wrist, twist your opponent's arm clockwise (at the wrist), to properly align your opponent's right elbow, and deliver a left inward diagonal heel palm strike to your opponent's right elbow.  Allow your heel palm strike to pass under and through your opponent's right arm.  (The explosive flow of your action should buckle your opponent down onto his right knee, sprain or break your opponent's right elbow, plus form an Open End Triangle.)

     

    2. With your opponent on his right knee pivot counterclockwise into a left close kneel stance (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage simultaneous with a right inward heel palm claw across your opponent's face.  Both of these strikes should pass through their targets creating an Angle of Desired Positioning for the next two strikes.  Conclude this transition by dropping your right knee on to your opponent's right ankle to possibly sprain or fracture it.

     

    3. Pivot clockwise into a right close kneel stance (toward 4:30) as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's lower spine, simultaneous with a left vertical punch to his upper spine (left hand over right).  Your left knee should positionally check.  Again your strikes should pass through their targets to create an Angle of Desired Positioning for the Returning Motion.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    4. Having your left hand (in the shape of the crane) hook around and to the right, as well as to the front of, your opponent's neck.  Without hesitation anchor your left elbow down to force your opponent back and toward you (using your opponent's right shoulder and back as a fulcrum to leverage your action).  This action is simultaneously executed with a left knee strike to your opponent's spine (Borrowed Force is advantageously employed during this maneuver).  When employing this maneuver be sure to create an Angle of Incidence at the time of the knee strike to increase the effect of your delivery.  Your right hand should check his right shoulder or arm.  (This should disorient your opponent.)

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your left knee, plant your left foot toward 9 o'clock into a right neutral bow (facing 3 o'clock).  As you plant your left foot deliver a right inward downward hammerfist to the left side of your opponent's jaw.  Have your left hand check your opponent's right shoulder when executing your right hammerfist.  (Your opponent should drop onto his back with his head landing between 9 o'clock and 10:30.)

     

    6. Execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent's sternum.

     

    7. From the Point of Contact of your right foot execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.

     

  • 10.  Bowing to Buddha  (Front: Right roundhouse kick - while kneeling)

    Theme: This technique introduces defensive counters from a very awkward position - a kneel.

     

    Although awkward, you must remember that not all combat commences when you find yourself in a suitable position.

     

    Choice of position or distance can't always favor you when combat begins.

     

    1. You are kneeling as well as resting on the insteps of your feet.  As your opponent delivers a right roundhouse kick, have your right foot step forward (toward 12 o'clock), and shift from your left instep to the ball of your left foot.  Simultaneously execute a right inward block with a left extended outward block to the inside of your opponent's right leg.  Without hesitation flow from your right inward block into a right forearm parry.  (This should force your opponent's right leg to your left and land to his right.)

     

    2. Shuffle forward (step with the right foot - drag with the left knee) as you execute a right upward elbow strike to your opponent's groin.  Your elbow strike should complete its Path of Travel as a positional right upward block with the right clenched palm facing you.  Simultaneous with this positional block, execute a left upward heel palm strike to his groin.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. With your left hand still under your opponent's testicles, pull his testicles toward you, as you deliver a right downward back knuckle strike (torquing your fist clockwise) to sandwich his testicles.  (This should nauseate your opponent.)

     

    4. Immediately switch the positions of your feet, back (left) foot to the front and then your front (right) foot to the rear (Front to Back Switch).  As your left (rear foot) slides to the front, have your left hand check your opponent's midsection, and your right hand contour down and to the outside of your opponent's left leg, terminating at his left ankle.  (This and the following move are executed like the left side of the Dance of Death.)

     

    5. Complete the switch while converting your left check into a left inward elbow strike to your opponent's solar plexus.  While striking have your right hand counter manipulate your opponent's left leg.  This action involves a jerk and pull with your right hand, combined with a strikedown with your left elbow.  (Your opponent should be stunned as you force him onto his back with his head positioned toward 12 o'clock.)

     

    6. Slide your right hand over the top of the toes of your opponent's left foot, as your left hand grabs (traveling over and on top of) the outer portion of the left heel of his foot.  Have your left foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a transitory right neutral bow.  Taking advantage of your Body Momentum during this action, complete your move by explosively pivoting counterclockwise into a right reverse bow (facing 1 o'clock).  Through the proper use of Body Momentum, coupled with fulcrum to flip your opponent onto his stomach, it is conceivable that you may also fracture your opponent's ankle during this maneuver.

     

    7. With your opponent now on his stomach, his right leg positioned between both of your legs, and both of your hands still holding on to his left foot to control that leg, have your left foot move into the direction of 10 o’clock as you execute a modified left front crossover.  This modified left front crossover step should also require bending your right knee.  Resembling a twist stance combination with a transitional close kneel stance should aid you in checking the activity of your opponent’s right leg.  Your left front crossover should also act as a gauging leg in obtaining proper distance for your next move.  Immediately have your right foot step over and to the inside of your opponent’s right leg.  Slide your right foot toward 10:30 and vigorously settle into a right reverse bow directly under your opponent’s left leg.  As you settle into your right reverse bow, have your right leg straighten against the underside of your opponent’s left leg -- specifically the knee.  Simultaneous with the vigorous straightening of your right leg, have both of your hands push down (toward 6 o’clock) on top of your opponent’s left foot to force, lock, overextend, and fracture his left knee.

     

    8. Execute a right inside downward parry to the inside of your opponent’s left leg (in the shape of the crane).  This action should force and clear your opponent’s left leg a way from you (out and to your right).  Have your left hand check low along side of, but slightly away from, your left thigh when parrying your opponent’s left leg.

     

    9. Execute a switch, right to back and left to front (Back to Front Switch), making sure that this maneuver properly gauges your distance as you immediately pivot your entire body (counter clockwise) 180 degrees and execute a left back thrusting heel kick to your opponent’s groin.  Your hands should now shift and check to the left of your body with both hands checking in a Neutral Zone position.

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 6 o’clock.

     

  • 11.  Reversing Circles  (Front; Left roundhouse kick with left punch)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is indicated by its name.  When thoroughly analyzing this technique, you learn how Reverse Motion can residually provide defensive and offensive answers to combination strikes.

     

    1. You are standing in a right neutral bow as your opponent delivers a left roundhouse kick toward your right kidney.  In response to his kick execute a universal block to the inside of his left leg (right downward with a left inward block).

     

    2. As your opponent plants his left foot and attempts to punch your head with his left hand, pivot into a right forward bow (facing 12 o'clock) while executing a right upward block under, as well as inside of, his left attacking arm.  Simultaneous with your right block deliver a left thrusting heel palm to his left ribs (fingers pointing toward 3 o'clock).  (This should control your opponent's depth and Body Momentum in addition to knocking the wind out of him.)

     

    3. Pivot into a right neutral bow as you reverse the motion of your left hand and convert it into a left upward block under your opponent's left arm.  Simultaneous with this action reverse the motion of your right arm and convert it into a right thrusting heel palm strike to his right floating ribs.  Upon completing your right heel palm strike, convert your left upward block into a left grab to your opponent's left wrist (palm in and thumb up).  (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    4. While still grabbing your opponent's left wrist, execute a right front crossover toward 7:30 and jerk your opponent's left arm diagonally down and past your left hip.  Take advantage of your Body Momentum when executing your right front crossover and left hand jerk to fully disturb your opponent's balance.  As you settle into what now is a left rear twist stance (because of where your eyes are focused) deliver a right downward forearm strike to your opponent's left elbow while simultaneously pulling up with your left hand.  (This counter action should break your opponent's left elbow.)

     

    5. While still in control of your opponent’s left wrist with your left hand grab, execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s right thigh.  This is simultaneously delivered with a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left temple.  (Your opponent should be dazed and begin to fall to the ground.)

     

    6. Have your right foot plant back to your Point of Origin (into your left rear twist stance).  As you plant your right foot, have your right hand contour down and to the inside of your opponent’s left arm.  Immediately have your right hand assist your left hand (which is holding on to your opponent’s left wrist) in grabbing your opponent’s left hand.  Your right hand should be positioned so that your thumb is on the back of your opponent’s left hand with your right fingers on the inside of his left palm.  This should now be the embryonic stage of a wrist lock prior to having the left wrist of your opponent sprained, dislocated, broken, or fractured.

     

    7. Without hesitation have your left foot step even further toward 7:30 to form a left neutral bow facing 1:30.  As your right foot rotates clockwise and back toward 7:30, and with the manipulative help of both of your hands, twist your opponent’s left wrist clockwise while using your right hip as a supporting brace.  (This should sprain, dislocate, break, or fracture your opponent’s left wrist as well as force him onto his back with his head positioned toward 4:30.)

     

    8. Without loss of momentum, deliver a left downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.  (This should stun your opponent.)

     

    9. Clear your opponent’s left arm with your left foot while executing a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.

     

  • 12.  Reprimanding the Bears  (Front: Right punch & Rear: Bear hug, arms pinned, Two Men)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is the use of Forward Motion and Reverse Motion, in its Gaseous State, that is so essential when confronted against multiple opponents.

     

    Being surrounded by two or more opponents requires concentration, technical knowledge, and skill to ensure maximum employment of the Gaseous State of Motion.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, opponent No. 2 (rear opponent) applies a rear Bear Hug with your arms pinned, while opponent No. 1 prepares to punch you from the front.  As opponent No. 1 delivers a right punch toward your face, get out of the Line of Attack by having your left foot step toward 9 o’clock into a wide horse stance (facing 12 o’clock).  Simultaneous with this action have your left hand pin the hands of opponent No. 2 , who is applying a rear Bear Hug - arms pinned.  The moment your left foot settles into your wide horse stance, execute a right front thrusting ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 1 while simultaneously executing a right back hammerfist to the groin of opponent No. 2.  (Opponent No. 1 should bend over as well as be driven back.)

     

    2. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, have your right foot plant back and toward 7:30 to the inside of opponent No. 2’s left leg.  Immediately convert your plant into a right reverse bow to purposely buckle opponent No. 2’s left leg.  Simultaneous with your buckle, execute a right downward heel palm strike to the groin of opponent No. 2 (which converts into a squeeze).  (Opponent No. 2 should release his grip, as well as bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Execute a right over-the-shoulder back knuckle strike to the face of opponent No. 2, as you left hand continues to check his hands.  (Your opponent’s head should slightly snap back.)

     

    4. Immediately have your right arm circle counterclockwise, so that it travels up, around, and to the right side of opponent No. 2’s neck.  Likewise have your left hand circle clockwise (over your right shoulder) so it travels up, around, and to the left side of his neck.  As both of your hands meet on the back of opponent No. 2’s neck, grab, pull, and force his head down while simultaneously delivering a right knee kick to his face.  The two Opposing Forces should add to your Borrowed Force.  (This should daze opponent No. 2.)

     

    5. From the Point of Contact of your right knee kick, step into a right front crossover and immediately execute a left knife-edge kick to the lower abdomen of opponent No. 1, who is still positioned at 12 o’clock.  (Opponent No. 1 should bend forward at the waist, as well as be forced back.)

     

    6. From the Point of Contact of your left kick plant your left foot toward 12 o’clock into a transitional left neutral bow.

     

    7. Without any loss to your forward momentum, execute a right rear crossover while striking with a left outward back knuckle strike to the head of opponent No. 1 as you settle into a right rear twist stance.  (This should daze opponent No. 1.)

     

    8. From your right rear twist stance, execute a right thrusting ball kick to the sternum of opponent No. 2.  (Opponent No. 2 should move back.)

     

    9. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, execute a right rear crossover followed by a left back thrusting heel kick to the stomach of opponent No. 1.  (This should drive opponent No. 1 away.)

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 9 o’clock, making sure that you position yourself Mid-Way Point between your two opponents.

     

  • 13.  Circling the Storm  (Front: Right club thrust - poke)

    Theme: This technique contains a series of circles that uniquely employs simultaneous checks and strikes that includes interesting Orbital Adjustments as well as Angular Changes.

     

    Opposing Forces combined with Borrowed Force is constantly interspersed throughout this technique.

     

    As you will readily observe, when your opponent begins to fall out of control as a reaction to your action, you learn to take advantage of Borrowed Force by striking in the opposite direction of the fall.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, and as your opponent commences to execute a right step-through thrusting club attack, have your left foot step toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock).  As you step forward, execute a right chopping parry to the outside of the club and a left inward block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm, that is thrusting the club.  (This should get you out of the Line of Attack, as well as deflect his thrust.)

     

    2. Convert your left block into a Positional Check as your right foot steps through toward 11 o’clock while simultaneously executing a right horizontal inward elbow strike to your opponent’s right lower ribcage.  As your right foot plants into a transitional right neutral bow (inverted toe-heel line) continue your rotational momentum (without any hesitation) by vigorously pivoting (in-place and counterclockwise) 180 degrees into a left neutral bow (facing 6 o’clock).  As you settle into your left neutral bow, execute a left outward elbow strike to your opponent’s solar plexus while your right hand checks against your opponent’s right arm.  (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    3. Hop back and toward 12 o’clock with your left foot into a left one-leg stance.  This is simultaneously done with executing a right inward heel palm claw to your opponent’s face.  As you execute your right claw, have your left hand positionally check low.  (This should bring your opponent’s head up and slightly back.)

     

    4. Immediately execute a right knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee.  (This should buckle your opponent’s left knee as well as act as a cross-check.)

     

    5. Have your right foot plant toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow.  As you plant your right foot, continue the flow of your right inward heel palm claw and convert it into a right downward outward heel palm claw to the back and underside of your opponent’s groin.  While striking your opponent’s groin from the back side, have your left hand Positional Check across your opponent’s back with your fingers pointing to your right.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    6. Have your right hand re-circle counterclockwise (Path of Action) and once again strike your opponent’s face with an inward heel palm claw.  While clawing your opponent’s face have your left hand continue to positionally check.  (This should bring your opponent’s head up.)

     

    7. From the Point of Contact of your claw, have your right hand complete its Path of Action by dropping it to your opponent’s back as a Positional Check against his arms.  While dropping your right hand, have your left leg execute a left front crossover sweep to your opponent’s right leg.  As you settle into your twist stance, deliver a left underhand heel palm claw to the back as well as to the underside of your opponent’s groin.  (This should disorient your opponent.)

     

    8. Have your left hand circle counterclockwise, up, around, and to the right side of your opponent’s face to grab his head at the jaw.  This is done as your right hand continues to check his right shoulder.  Immediately have your left foot step back toward 10:30 into a right neutral bow (facing 4:30) as you pull your opponent’s head back to properly position his back (using his shoulder and back as a fulcrum to leverage your action).  Follow up with a right knee kick to his mid-spine while he is falling back and toward you to take advantage of Borrowed Force.  (This action is to be controlled so that you daze your opponent, not break his back.)

     

    9. Have your right foot plant to its Point of Origin as your left hand rips across your opponent’s face with a left outward claw.  With your opponent falling back and toward you, execute a right upward lifting forearm strike to the back of his neck.  (Be sure to use the Marriage of Gravity provided by the left outward claw and the planting of your right foot.)

     

    10. With your left hand still on his face, pull and direct him toward you.  Have you right hand retrace its orbital (counterclockwise) path and convert into a downward looping roundhouse punch to his left temple (while contouring and checking your opponent’s back and right arm).

     

    11. While utilizing the Residual Torque created from the above action, immediately flow into a right looping downward ball kick to any available opening at the moment your opponent hits the ground.  (Use the ground to help sandwich your action.)

     

    12. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.

     

  • 14.  Unfolding the Dark (Right rear flank: Left punch)

    Theme: There are several themes associated with this technique:

     

    It emphasizes the need for perceptual as well as Intuitive Awareness.

     

    The need to properly gauge distance, minimizing target areas, and the effectiveness of angle changes are some of the defensive principles learned in the first move.

     

    The technique also teaches you how you can offensively destroy your opponent's foundation with a knife-edge kick.  The perpendicular line of your target in comparison to the horizontal position of your knife-edge kick highlights the principle of Angle of Greater Mobility.

     

    The theme also accentuates follow-up moves that continuously utilize Continuity of Motion.  Although each move is distinct, they flow.  During their flow Dimensional Zones are constantly in check.

     

     Anticipated reactions in body positions to ensure proper Angle of incidence are all part of the overall strategy implemented in this technique.

     

    1. As your opponent executes a left step through punch from 4:30, hop toward 10:30 onto your left leg and as you slightly rotate your body clockwise, deliver a right thrusting knife-edge kick to your opponent’s left knee while looking at your opponent from over your right shoulder.  (This should stop your opponent’s forward momentum, as well a cause him to bend forward.)

     

    2. Have your right foot plant toward 4:30 as you properly gauge the distance for your next move.  Drag your left foot to your right foot (to further adjust your distance) and execute a right back thrusting heel kick to your opponent’s left ribcage.  (This should drive your opponent back.

     

    3. Have your right foot again plant (flat footed) toward 4:30 into a modified right neutral bow.  Immediately slide your left foot counterclockwise (180 degrees) and execute a left spinning, stiff-leg sweep to the outside of your opponent’s left leg.  (This action should force your opponent to lean backwards as well as have his head directed between 7:30 and 10:30.)

     

    4. Conclude your sweep by converting it into a transitional left reverse bow.  Complete your final action by pivoting into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30).  This is done while simultaneously delivering a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left kidney.  Your right hand should be checking high.  (This should force your opponent to bend even further back (between 7:30 and 10:30, thereby angling the front of his body so that it is exposed facing up.

     

    5. Immediately drop into a left close kneel stance as you simultaneously deliver a right inward overhead hammerfist to your opponent’s sternum, while positionally checking your opponent’s left arm with your left arm.  (The strike should stun your opponent, as well as force him to the ground.)

     

    6. With your opponent on his back (and his head between 10:30 and 7:30) deliver a right spinning back heel stomp to your opponent’s face or any available opening.

     

    7. From the Point of Contact of your right stomp kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.

     

  • 15.  Unwinding Pendulum  (Front: Right kick followed by a right punch)

    Theme: The name of this technique reveals the theme.  You'll learn that the use of a twist stance is twofold, (1) while retreating to help create distance and (2) when unwinding from your twist stance to gain greater (rotational) power when applying your second defense.

     

    1. While you are in a right neutral bow, your opponent executes a right kick toward your groin.  Have your right foot slide back toward 6 o'clock into a left front twist stance (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a right downward block to the outside of your opponent's right leg.  Simultaneous with this block have your left hand cock slightly above your solar plexus in preparation for a left inward block.  (This should turn your opponent slightly to his left.)

     

    2. As your opponent follows up with a right punch, pivot clockwise (180 degrees) into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) while executing a left inward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm (preferably at the elbow).  Have your right arm hang naturally along your right hip and thigh during this maneuver.  (This action, combined with the previous block, should result in turning your opponent so that his back faces you.)

     

    3. Immediately execute a right front crossover sweeping kick to the back of your opponent's left knee.  (This should buckle as well as force your opponent's left leg to spread apart from his right leg.)

     

    4. Have your right foot plant forward into a right front twist stance as you execute a right underhand claw to your opponent's groin from the rear.  As you strike have your left hand horizontally check your opponent's arms at his elbows.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    5. Pivot counterclockwise (180 degrees) and within the same flow of action execute a right back scoop kick to the front of your opponent’s groin.

     

    6. From the Point of Contact of your right scoop kick have your right foot plant back and toward 4:30 (between your opponent’s legs) so that your right leg converts into a right reverse bow, to buckle the inside of his right leg.  Simultaneous with this buckle execute a right outward heel palm strike to your opponent’s left kidney.  Your left hand should positionally check the back of your opponent’s waistline.  (This should snap your opponent’s head back.

     

    7. Now execute a switch by having your right leg slide alongside and to the right of your left leg.  Immediately pivot counterclockwise and have your left leg slide back into a left reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s left knee (toward 1:30).  As you execute the buckle, execute a left outward elbow strike to the back of your opponent’s head.  Simultaneous with this action thrust a right inward heel palm strike to your opponent’s right kidney.  (This simultaneous strike should cause your opponent to fall backwards before the effects of your strikes are felt.)

     

    8. Execute a left front crossover toward 7:30 and rotate counterclockwise into a transitional twist stance as you deliver a right inward inverted back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple.  (This strike is used to further disorient your opponent.) Note: This has been changed from “a left outward whipping inverted middle-knuckle strike”.

     

    9. Have your right foot step through toward the direction of 7:30 and double cover out in the same direction.

     

  • 16.  Piercing Lance  (Front: Right knife thrust while your arms are up)

    Theme: In this technique your hands are raised to comply with your assailants wishes.  Since compliance invariably places your opponent at ease, it gives you a psychological edge.

     

    The raised hands also create an Angle of Desired Positioning.  It is much more desirous to have your hands initially above, rather than below, your opponent's weapon.

     

    In addition this technique introduces you to taking your opponent's knife out of his body and utilizing it against him, all within the natural Sequential Flow of your action.

     

    1. While standing in a left neutral bow, with both of your hands raised slightly above your shoulders, your opponent initiates his attack with a right step through knife thrust toward your abdomen.

     

    2. Immediately slide your right foot toward 7 o’clock while simultaneously executing a right hooking downward outward parry to the outside of your opponent’s right wrist.  As your right parry directs the knife wielding hand toward 5 o’clock, execute a left heel palm parry to the outside of your opponent’s right elbow, before sliding your left hand to the top of your opponent’s right wrist to grab it.

     

    3. While maintaining the grab with your left hand, and without disrupting your flow of action, slide your right foot clockwise (rotating your body 180 degrees) toward 1 o’clock.  As you complete this maneuver (ending in a left neutral bow) make every effort to buckle your opponent’s right leg with your right leg, while simultaneously executing a right back elbow strike to your opponent’s right or left ribcage, depending upon how you line up with your opponent.  Your position is back to back with your opponent while still maintaining your left hand grab on your opponent’s right wrist.

     

    4. Immediately slide your right foot (counterclockwise) to 8 o’clock (into a right neutral bow).  During this action have your right hand now take the place of your left hand as it grabs your opponent’s right wrist.  Without delay have your left hand form the shape of a crane and have it hook onto the left side of your opponent’s neck and throat.  Without any hesitation (as if it was a single move) pivot counterclockwise (facing 1 o’clock) as your left forearm fulcrums on top of your opponent’s right shoulder (using the back also) and forces your opponent’s neck, throat, and head back.  During the course of leveraging (leverage) your opponent’s head back, drop down into a left wide kneel stance while pulling your opponent down with both of your hands.  Guide and force your opponent’s right elbow onto your left knee with all intentions of causing an arm break.

     

    5. Have your left hand again grab your opponent’s right wrist as it assists your right hand in twisting your opponent’s wrist counterclockwise while moving your left foot back to 9 o'clock.  Immediately rotate counterclockwise into another left wide kneel stance facing 9 o’clock while simultaneously having both of your hands twist and force your opponent’s knife  into his own throat (if opponent is still holding on to the knife).  If your opponent releases the knife on the arm break, maintain the hold on your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand as your right hand grabs the knife and plunges it into your opponent’s throat.

     

    6. Grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand.  As you release your left hand grab, shift it so that it grabs the back of your opponent’s right hand (reverse it clockwise with your left palm facing away from you).  As your left hand twists your opponent’s right hand clockwise, to possibly sprain or break his wrist, simultaneously wrap your opponent’s left arm around your left leg.  Continue to have your left hand rotate clockwise (if the clock is to your left) and toward you while simultaneously pushing down on your opponent’s outer right elbow with your right heel palm to cause your opponent’s right shoulder to dislocate.

     

    7. Have your right hand now grab (clockwise with palm out) under your opponent’s right wrist as your left hand releases its grab.  Without delay, switch into a left reverse bow stance as your right hand maintains its grab to your opponent’s right wrist.  Continue to twist your opponent’s right arm clockwise to place greater pressure on his right wrist and shoulder.  Simultaneous with the twist have your left heel of palm strike your opponent’s right elbow to cause a possible sprain or break.

     

    8. Cock your left leg and deliver a left heel stomp to the right side of your opponent’s neck.  This is done as both of your hands grab and pull up (toward you) on your opponent’s right arm to cause further shoulder dislocation.

     

    9. Force your opponent’s right arm to the ground, left front crossover stomp on top of his right wrist, and cover out twice toward 5 o’clock.

     

  • 17.  Escape from Darkness  (Left rear flank: Right step through punch)

    Theme: The initial theme of this technique is similar to Thrust into Darkness.  The attack is from the rear where your opponent is not actually touching you.

     

    Your initial action is preceded by Paranormal Perception which encourages the development of Intuitive Awareness and Perceptual Awareness.

     

    At this level of awareness you do not simply cover to face the unknown, but counter in ample time to Borrow of the Force of your opponent's forward Body Momentum without really looking.

     

    The thrusting method used to execute your back kick not only injures your opponent, but is purposefully locked out to add to the strategy of your offense.  The lockout momentarily prevents your opponent from returning to his Point of Origin, prolongs your Maintaining the Gap, and detains your opponent's retaliatory efforts.

     

    The technique also introduces mid-range and deployment of your natural weapon (the right forearm) on an opponent who is sitting.  Using your right forearm as a Lower Case of motion allows you to keep your right hand, looked upon as an Upper Case of motion, free.

     

    1. Your opponent approaches from 7:30, and delivers a right step through punch toward your head.  Hop toward 1:30 onto your right foot into a transitory right one-leg stance, as you immediately counter your opponent’s punch with a left thrusting knife-edge kick to the outside of his right knee.  Your hands are positionally checking (to your left) in the Neutral Zone.  (This should stop your opponent’s forward momentum, as well as force him to bend forward.)

     

    2. Plant your left foot toward 7:30 (gauging the leg (Gauging Leg) to obtain proper distance) and immediately spin clockwise as you deliver a right spinning stiff-leg sweep to the back of your opponent’s right knee.  (This should cause his right knee to buckle to the ground.)

     

    3. Pivot your upper body clockwise and plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 7:30).  Immediately have your left foot step forward (toward 7:30) into a left neutral bow as your right hand gravitationally checks your opponent’s right shoulder, your left knee braces against his back, and you deliver a left vertical punch to the right side of your opponent’s jaw.  The force of your punch should carry your fist through, and in front of his face.

     

    4. With your left knee checking your opponent’s back, reverse the motion of your left hand and execute a left outward claw across the face of your opponent.  During the same flow of motion, deliver a right inward downward diagonal hammerfist strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  This strike should conclude with your right forearm dropping on, as well as to the back of, your opponent’s right shoulder to keep him in check.

     

    5. Have your right foot slide clockwise and back toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 10:30).  With this action have your right hand (which is still to the left of your opponent’s face) grab under your opponent’s jaw.  As you pull with your right hand, execute a left heel palm strike to your opponent’s right mastoid (as in Leap of Death).  The simultaneous pull and strike is for the purposes of snapping your opponent’s neck.

     

    6. Left front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.

     

    7. With your opponent still on his knees execute a right rear crossover followed by a left (counterclockwise) hooking heel kick to your opponent’s face.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)

     

    8. From the Point of Contact of your kick, again execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.

     

  • 18.  Capturing the Rod  (Front: Right pistol (holdup)

    Theme: This is your introduction to self-defense techniques against a gun:

     

    Please follow the basic concepts introduced for defense against the knife: divert, seize, control, and disarm.

     

    Remember that it is not the gun that you should fear, but the bullet that comes out of it.  Therefore, you must learn to get out of the Line of Fire.  You must additionally secure the most desired angle when getting out of the Line of Fire to prevent further action by your opponent, yet placing you in a desired position to counter attack your opponent.

     

    Although you should follow the general guidelines of self-defense against a weapon (divert, seize, control, and disarm), please remember that the Angle of Versatility of a gun is less than that of a knife.  Because of this you should strive to work in a closer proximity to a gun when controlling it than you would a knife.

     

    Make it concerted effort to point the gun at your opponent as soon as possible and for whatever length of time that it is necessary to do so.

     

    You must be in control of the weapon to protect innocent bystanders.

     

    Once you have disarmed your opponent, and overwhelmed him, be sure to properly position the gun when covering out.  Your left hand forms a Bracing Angle to steady your aim.  In this technique be sure to keep your left hand away from the front of the barrel of the gun.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your hands down, have your right foot step forward (toward 12 o'clock) into a right neutral bow while pivoting you upper body counterclockwise (facing 9 o'clock) to insure getting out of the Line of Attack.  With this maneuver execute a left outward parry (to deflect the barrel of the pistol) while simultaneously grabbing the pistol (at the chamber or hammer) with your right hand.

     

    2. With your right hand controlling the pistol, execute a left two-finger poke to your opponent's eyes.  Snap your left poke forward and back and without loss of motion have your left hand assist your right hand by grabbing under the barrel and trigger guard of the pistol.  (The poke should cause pain and temporarily blind your opponent.)

     

    3. Have your right foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as both your hands twist your opponent's wrist and pistol clockwise.  Complete the twist with a lock as you force the handle of the pistol toward you with the barrel pointed toward your opponent's head or body.

     

    4. Without hesitation pivot (from your left neutral bow) into a left forward bow.  Upon doing so have your right hand yank the gun from your opponent's grip (forcing his trigger finger against the trigger guard in order to break it).  Have the gun travel back, toward, and past your right hip (with your left hand still checking the pistol hand) while simultaneously executing a right front snap ball kick to your opponent's groin.  (This should disarm your opponent and force him to bend forward at the waist.)

     

    5. Have your right foot plant forward into a right neutral bow facing 12 o'clock).  As you plant you right foot, execute a right stiff-arm lifting strike with the butt of the pistol to the right side of your opponent's jaw.  Strike up and diagonally to your right.  During this strike have your left hand check your opponent's right arm.  (This should daze your opponent as well as lift his head.)

     

    6. With the pistol having passed through, to the left of, and above your opponent's head, reverse the motion and strike the left side of your opponent's jaw with the pistol.  The path of this strike travels diagonally down, through, and to the right of your opponent's jaw.

     

    7. As you begin to step back (toward 6 o'clock) with your right foot, strike the right side of your opponent's jaw with the pistol.  Have the path of this strike loop outward and diagonally down.  Conclude your step back by planting your right foot as you settle into a left neutral bow.  Combination of these last two strikes (No. 6 and No. 7) follows the pattern of a Figure Eight.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)

     

    8. As you proceed to execute a left front crossover toward 4:30, grab the barrel of the pistol with your left hand, and transfer the handle of the pistol into the palm of your right hand.  As you execute a right reverse step through, drop your left hand down and under the pistol (position your left hand to the right of your right hand, fingers vertical and palm out).

     

    9. Now that you are clear, settle into a left neutral bow, rest your right wrist on top of your left wrist, and aim the pistol at your opponent.  (Do not let your left hand exceed the end of the barrel.)

     

  • 19.  Prance of the Tiger  (Right flank: Right step through uppercut)

    Theme: This technique introduces you to an uppercut attack from the flank.  The technique offers two main themes, your response to the flank attack utilizing (1) two unique methods of blocking with your hands, and (2) a side chicken kick that first contacts your opponent's front shin and then his rear knee.

     

    The technique teaches you how to view the side chicken kick from still and other prospective - how to employ your furthest leg to his closest leg, and your closest leg to his furthest leg.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent attacks from your right flank with a right step through upper cut punch.  Have your right foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a left 45-degree cat stance (facing 12 o'clock).  As you drop back into your cat stance, execute a left outside downward, hooking parry to the inside of your opponent's right elbow.  Follow up this block with a right sweeping inside downward block (palm up) to the inside of your opponent's right arm (near his hand).

     

    2. As your right hand follows through (cocking palm up near your left hip), position you left hand in the front of, as well as to the right of, your solar plexus (Positional Check).  Immediately execute a left thrusting sweep kick to the shin of your opponent's right leg while continuing to check with your left hand should your opponent wish to re-activate his right arm.  (The sweep kick should help stop your opponent's forward momentum.)

     

    3. Continue the flow of your action by delivering a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's left knee.  (The kick combination is actually a side chicken kick.) Simultaneous with your right kick, execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right temple.  Your left hand should continue to check.  (This should buckle your opponent's left knee, as well as daze him.)

     

    4. From the Point of Contact of your right kick execute a right front crossover sweep of your opponent's right foot.  As your right foot settles into a twist stance deliver a right outward two-finger eye hook to your opponent's right eye.  Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right arm.  (The sweep should spread his legs and 1/4 beat later the eye hook should temporarily blind him.)

     

    5. Vigorously pivot counterclockwise into a left reverse bow and convert it into a left spinning stiff-leg sweep (toward 1:30) to the inside of your opponent's right knee.  As you settle into your left reverse bow have your left hand continue to check your opponent's arms.  (Your opponent should bend forward.)

     

    6. While remaining in-place, continue to pivot counterclockwise and transitionally shift into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30), followed by a right knee kick to your opponent's solar plexus.  Simultaneous with your knee kick deliver a right inward overhead hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent's neck as your left hand checks your opponent's right shoulder.  (This should stun your opponent and continue his descent toward the ground.)

     

    7. Immediately switch your hands so that your right hand now checks his right shoulder as your left executes an inward overhead hammerfist strike down to he back of his head simultaneous with a left knee kick to the underside of your opponent's chin.  (Your opponent at this point should continue to fall toward the ground.)

     

    8. From the Point of Contact of your left knee kick drop into a left front crossover toward 7:30 while executing a left thrusting heel palm strike to the back of your opponent's head.  (This should force him to the ground.)

     

    9. Complete your crossover and double cover out in the direction of 7:30.

     

  • 20.  Broken Rod (Rear: Right hand pistol)

    Theme: Once again remember the importance of diverting, seizing, controlling, and disarming when defending yourself against a pistol.

     

    In this technique you learn how to use a rotational twist stance to get out of the Line of Fire.

     

    Please scrutinize the proper ways of controlling a pistol along with the value of Counter Manipulation that is dispersed throughout this technique.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent approaches from the rear and presses a pistol in your back.  Immediately pivot clockwise (180 degrees) into a transitory right front rotating twist stance (have your right foot move toward 4:30 with your head focused toward 7:30).  To insure getting out of the Line of Attack, pivot clockwise on the ball of your left foot while slightly lifting your right foot off of the ground.  As you rotate into your right front twist stance plant your right foot more toward 4:30 while simultaneously executing a right outward hooking parry to the outside and on top of your opponent's right wrist (like a waiter carrying a tray).

     

    2. Without loss of momentum have your left foot step toward 7:30 into a left neutral bow, making sure that your left leg checks the inside of your opponent's right knee.  As your left foot steps toward 7:30 (into a left neutral bow), have your right hand grab your opponent's right hand including the pistol while simultaneously executing a left uppercut strike to the underside of your opponent's left elbow.  Both left uppercut and right grab are to apply Opposing Forces to successfully fracture your opponent's right elbow.  This action should not only control your opponent's Line of Attack, but force your opponent to release the pistol as well.

     

    3. Immediately switch your legs (Back to Front Switch) by having your left foot slide slightly back (toward 1 o'clock) as your right foot steps forward (toward 5 o'clock) into a right forward bow to aid you in buckling the inside of your opponent's right knee.  As you step forward with your right foot have your left hand gravitationally check your opponent's right shoulder while dropping into a right forward bow and yanking the pistol out of your opponent's right hand with your right hand (if the gun has not been released already).

     

    4. Immediately deliver a right vertical lifting upward strike under your opponent's chin with the butt of the pistol.  In the same motion loop the pistol clockwise and strike (diagonally down and to your left) to the left side of your opponent's temple with the barrel of the pistol (making sure that the barrel points away from you at all times).  (This should shock your opponent and force his upper body back.)

     

    5. Now hop onto your left leg into a one-leg stance (in the direction of 4:30) to the outside of your opponent's right leg while simultaneously looping the pistol counterclockwise in an outward downward hammering manner to strike to the back of your opponent's right elbow with the barrel of the pistol.  During this action your left hand should still be checking on or near your opponent's right shoulder.

     

    6. While still in a left one-leg stance, execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent's left or right knee, whichever is closest.  Your hands are checking in the Neutral Zone.  (This should buckle your opponent's left or right knee to the ground, again depending upon whichever leg is closest.)

     

    7. Have your right foot plant between your opponent's legs (toward 10 o'clock) into a right neutral bow.  As you plant your right foot, execute a right inward upward rake with the butt of the pistol to your opponent's right lower ribcage.  (The path of the rake is inward and diagonally upward.)

     

    8. Immediately pivot clockwise (in-place) into a right front rotating twist stance.  As you pivot, strike outward and diagonally down (from left to right) to the back of your opponent's neck with the barrel of the pistol.  Follow through with your strike and while utilizing the same Rotational Force, deliver a left inward downward heel palm strike to the back of your opponent's neck.  Have the same strike contour your opponent's neck to act as a check on top of your opponent's right shoulder.  (Your opponent should bend forward.)

     

    9. With your right hand hanging near your right side, pivot counterclockwise into a transitory right neutral bow as you execute a right upward diagonal strike (from right to left) with the butt of the pistol to the right side of your opponent's face.  Without loss of momentum continue to rotate your body counterclockwise, step toward 3 o'clock with your right foot, and pivot (180 degrees) into a left neutral bow (facing 9 o'clock).

     

    10. After briefly surveying your opponent, execute a left front crossover toward 3 o'clock and grab the barrel of the pistol with your left hand.  As you step out with your right foot toward 3 o'clock point the barrel of the gun away from you and place the handle of the pistol in your right hand (in the proper firing position).  Drop your left hand down and under the pistol (position your left hand to the right of your right hand, fingers vertical and palm out).

     

    11. Now that you are clear, settle into a left neutral bow, rest your right wrist on top of your left wrist, and aim the pistol at your opponent.  (Do not let your left hand exceed the end of the barrel.)

     

  • 21.  Entwined Maces  (Front: Left & right straight punches - left neutral bow)

    Theme: This technique is similar to Snaking Talons, and again teaches you how you can employ the figure 8 pattern to your advantage.  Whether confronted by a two-hand push, or a left and right punch combination, the figure 8 pattern can still apply.  The importance of your ability to block in Geometric Paths versus lines cannot be overemphasized.

     

    Your ability to interpret and randomly alter definition, when necessary, is an additional theme of this technique.  You are taught that what normally is interpreted as an outward block can readily be converted into a strike.  Stating it differently, moves that are normally used defensively are frequently converted into an offense when the dimension of depth is to be considered.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) while simultaneously having your right hand execute a looping figure eight pattern that follows a path and not a line.  Begin the figure eight pattern with a right inward handsword parry to the outside and top of your opponent’s left arm (striking diagonally down and to your left).  Without losing continuity, flow into a right extended outward, downward, handsword to the outside of your opponent’s right arm (striking diagonally down and to your right).  By consistently crisscrossing your opponent’s arms diagonally and down your opponent’s Height zones and Width Zones are kept in check.  During this action your left hand checks at your solar plexus.

     

    2. Just before your right hand completes the second block (when it crisscrosses diagonally and down to your right) grab your opponent’s right wrist (start the grab at the arm and work its way to the wrist).  Immediately push-drag forward, pivot into a right forward bow, and deliver a left vertical punch to your opponent’s face while pulling your opponent’s right arm diagonally down and past your right hip.  Your forward Body Momentum, resulting from your push-drag shuffle, coupled with your right hand pull, all contribute to Borrowed Force.  (This should stop your opponent’s forward momentum.

     

    3. Pivot (in-place) into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right thrusting inward handsword to the left side of your opponent’s jugular vein.  Convert your left hand into a Positional Check against your opponent’s right arm.  (This should force your opponent’s head back.)

     

    4. Using a jousting motion execute a locked-out heel palm check to his left jaw hinge, while dropping into a left rear crossover and have your right foot step out (toward 1:30) into a right reverse bow as you buckle the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  Simultaneous with the buckle deliver a right downward hammerfist to your opponent’s groin.  Have your left hand positionally check over your right shoulder.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    5. From your right reverse bow, pivot clockwise (in-place) into a right front rotating twist stance (facing 12 o'clock).  As you pivot, deliver a right raking vertical outward back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face.  In this same torquing action, follow up with a left thrusting heel palm strike to your opponent’s sternum along with a left knee kick to his groin (employ Threading).  At the conclusion of your heel palm strike and knee kick, cock your right hand alongside of your right ear (fist clenched and palm facing out).  (Your opponent should be slightly bent forward, and temporarily frozen in-place.

     

    6. Have your left foot (from the last position of the knee kick) plant back and toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow, (facing 12 o’clock) as you deliver a right inward downward hammerfist to your opponent’s left collar bone.  This strike employs a Grafted Principle combining both thrusting and hammering methods to complete the maneuver.  Have your left hand positionally check near your solar plexus.  (The force of your strike should drive your opponent down as well as back.

     

    7. Immediately execute a left rear crossover and execute a right back thrusting heel kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.  (This should drive your opponent back as well as drop him to the ground.)

     

    8. Execute a right front crossover from the last position of your right kick and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.

     

  • 22.  Defying the Rod  (Front: Right pistol - holdup)

    Theme: You are once again in encouraged to follow the general guidelines of diverting, seizing, controlling, and disarming.  In this technique seizure occurs while executing simultaneous strikes with stress again placed on the importance of pointing a pistol away from you.

     

    Another theme is the use of your opponent's body (his arm) as a fulcrum when executing a right upward flapping elbow strike to give the strike greater support and impetus.  Both the pull of the arm as well as its use as a fulcrum ad still another perspective to your Vocabulary of Motion.

     

    Another theme is how the concept of an Open End Triangle formed by both the pistol and, in this case, your arm, can give further enlightenment to your present Vocabulary of Motion.  The dual timing of crossovers and strikes also require in-depth study.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your hands at your sides, have your left foot slide toward 1:30 as you pivot (in-place) counterclockwise into a left front rotating twist stance.  As you rotate your body to get out of the Line of Attack, execute a left outward hooking parry to the inside of, and top of, your opponent’s right hand (like a waiter carrying a tray).  Your right hand is positioned in front of your solar plexus.

     

    2. Immediately convert your left parry to a grab to your opponent’s right hand (at the pistol), as you execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin simultaneous with a right two-finger eye poke to your opponent’s eyes.  (This should temporarily blind your opponent, as well as nauseate him.

     

    3. Have your right foot plant forward (toward 11 o’clock) into a right neutral bow as you buckle the inside of your opponent’s right knee and execute a right inward strike to your opponent’s right biceps to force his upper body forward.  During this maneuver have your left hand assist the momentum of your right inward block by yanking your opponent’s right arm further down and to your left.  Simultaneous with this action execute a right upward flapping elbow strike to the underside of his chin.  (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)

     

    4. Have your right hand grab and dislodge the pistol from your opponent’s right hand as you maintain the grab with your left hand.  Immediately have your right foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock).  During the step back, execute a right outward downward diagonal strike with the butt of the pistol to the back and left side of your opponent’s neck.  This should stun your opponent and begin to force his head to bend forward.

     

    5. With the pistol and your right hand forming an Open End Triangle, anchor your elbow and further force your opponent’s head down and to you.  Simultaneously execute a right front knee kick to your opponent’s sternum, utilizing Borrowed Force.  With the knee kick still in position, continue to circle your right hand counterclockwise and execute a right inward overhead hammering strike with the butt of the pistol to the back of your opponent’s spine (directly opposite the sternum) thus causing a sandwiching effect.  Your left hand should be checking your opponent’s right shoulder during this action.  (This should stun your opponent even more, as well as momentarily freeze his action.)

     

    6. With your right knee still embedded in your opponent’s sternum, and your left hand still maintaining its check, execute a right front snapping instep kick to your opponent’s groin.  (Your opponent should further bend forward at the waist.)

     

    7. From the Point of Contact of your right instep kick execute a right side snapping knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.  (This should buckle your opponent’s left knee outward and cause him to start to fall.)

     

    8. From the Point of Contact of your right kick execute a right front crossover toward 7:30.  With your right foot still in motion have your right hand circle counterclockwise as you then strike with the butt of the pistol, down and to the outside as well as underside of your opponent’s right elbow.  Both the butt of the pistol and your right hand again act as an Open End Triangle.  Your left hand should now be checking (Positional Check).  (This should clear your opponent’s right arm and pin it against his right ribcage.)

     

    9. Retrieve your right hand to your left chest and at the very moment your right foot plants into a left rear twist stance (facing your opponent), execute a right outward downward strike with the butt of the pistol to your opponent’s head.  Your left hand should remain checking high.  (Your opponent should begin to fall to the ground.)

     

    10. Before your opponent falls to the ground, pivot your entire body counterclockwise (180 degrees) and execute a left spinning back heel kick to any available opening on your opponent.  (This should knock your opponent onto his back.)

     

    11. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, take the pistol by the bottom of its barrel with your left hand and left front crossover toward 6 o’clock as your switch the handle of the pistol and place it in your right hand.  Complete the step out with your right foot toward 6 o’clock and drop your left hand down and under the pistol (position your left hand to the right of your right hand, fingers vertical and palm out).  Be sure to slip your left hand beside and below in the checking position (taking care so as not to have your hand go in front of the barrel),

     

    12. Now that you are clear, settle into a left neutral bow, rest your right wrist on top of your left wrist, and aim the pistol at your opponent.  (Do not let your left hand exceed the end of the barrel.)

     

  • 23.  Fatal Deviation  (Front: Right & left punches - right neutral bow)

    Theme: The theme of this technique is the use of stance changes to cause two buckles to occur.  The delayed use of a Bracing Angle, when Sandwiching, is another theme to examine.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as you execute a right inward block to the inside of your opponent’s right punching arm.  Have your left hand positionally check in front of your solar plexus.

     

    2. As your opponent delivers a left roundhouse punch, shuffle forward into a right forward bow, while delivering a right extended outward block to the inside of your opponent’s left punching arm.  Simultaneous with your shuffle and block, execute a left thrusting vertical punch to your opponent’s face, (This should snap your opponent’s head back and keep his depth zone in check.)

     

    3. Immediately pivot (counterclockwise) into a right neutral bow, as you execute a right thrusting inward handsword to the left side of your opponent’s neck.  Again have your left hand positionally check in front of your solar plexus.  (This stun your opponent.)

     

    4. Without hesitation execute a left front crossover and while in a left front twist stance have your right hand circle counterclockwise and diagonally down, to force your opponent’s right arm against the right side of his body and hip.  Your right elbow should positionally check your opponent’s left arm at the same time.  Simultaneous with this action have your left hand circle clockwise and execute a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent’s jaw (finger tips pointing out with your left elbow anchored).

     

    5. Have your right foot step out into a right neutral bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s right knee (toward 11:00 while facing 12 o’clock).  With your left heel palm still braced against your opponent’s right jaw have your right arm circle counterclockwise and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.  (This action should sandwich your opponent’s jaws and cause him to pass out.)

     

    6. Immediately pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a right reverse bow to further buckle the inside of your opponent’s right leg and expose his groin.  While employing your right reverser bow, execute a right back hammerfist to your opponent’s groin.  Your left hand should be checking over your right shoulder.  (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

     

    7. Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.

     

    8. Survey the outcome of your action.

     

    9. Return be executing a left rear crossover followed by a right thrusting back heel kick to your opponent’s stomach.  (Your opponent should fall to the ground at this point.)

     

    10. From the Point of Contact of you right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 6 o’clock.

     

  • 24.  Twisted Rod  (Front: Right pistol - holdup)

    Theme: In Defying the Rod you encounter an armed opponent who is pointing a pistol to the left of your body.  This technique gives you an option when the pistol is pointing at your right side.  Your sequence of action is again, divert, seize, control, takedown, and disarm.  (Note the addition of a takedown in this sequence.)

     

    The main method of control in this technique is the use of Contact Manipulation to take your opponent to the ground and the use of Contact Penetration when using the knee to strike and pin your opponent to the ground.

     

    1. While Standing Naturally, with your hands down, and the pistol pointed midway toward your chest, have your left foot step forward (toward 11 o'clock) and to the outside of your opponent's right arm into a left neutral bow.  This maneuver is done to get you out of the Line of Attack as well as positionally check your opponent's right leg with your left knee.  (Be conscious of the Line of Entry at all times.) As you step forward into your left neutral bow, execute a right outward hooking parry to the outside and on top of your opponent's right hand at the pistol (like a waiter carrying a tray) while simultaneously having your left hand reach and grab on top of your opponent's right hand at the pistol.

     

    2. Have your right foot step forward (between your left leg and your opponent's right leg) into a right neutral bow.  Position yourself outside and behind of your opponent's right leg.  As you step forward have your right forearm (now perpendicular to your opponent's right arm) strike, pin and press against the back of your opponent's right hand.  During this action pull in with your left hand which acts as a fulcrum) and push forward with your right forearm (opposing force) in forcing your opponent's right hand and barrel of the pistol to point toward his face.

     

    3. Pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 6 o'clock) as your left hand and right forearm assist each other in twisting your opponent's right wrist counterclockwise in order to break his wrist.  Follow through by forcing your opponent onto his back with his head toward 4:30 and his feet in the direction of 10:30.  It is your right leg that is used as a trip in forcing your opponent to the ground.

     

    4. Immediately execute a right shovel kick to your opponent's right ribcage (first the ball of your foot then the heel -- all in the same motion).

     

    5. Follow through (ascending to a greater height) with your shovel kick and come down with a right thrusting keel stomp to the head of the humerus of your opponent's left shoulder.

     

    6. Plant your right foot slightly above and to the right of your opponent's left shoulder.  Quickly pivot counterclockwise into a left close kneel stance and without disturbing your momentum have your right knee drop down onto your opponent's throat.  Simultaneous with this action execute a right two-finger eye poke to your opponent's eyes.  Your left hand is still holding onto your opponent's pistol and right hand.  (The barrel is pointed away from you.)

     

    7. Now take the pistol with your right hand and strike down, back, (toward your right leg) as well as through the right side of your opponent's jaw with the butt of the pistol.

     

    8. Then reverse the motion of your right hand and strike again with the butt of the gun forward and through the left side of your opponent's face.  Continue with the same action and strike your opponent's right arm.

     

    9. From the flow of your last strike execute a right knife-edge kick to your opponent's right arm.

     

    10. Have your right foot plant toward 4:30 (just below your opponent's right arm) into a right neutral bow.

     

    11. As you execute a left front crossover toward 3 o'clock take the pistol by the barrel with your left hand and switch it to the palm of your right hand (in the proper manner).  As you step out with your right foot toward 3 o'clock turn counterclockwise (facing 9 o'clock) into a left neutral bow and drop your left hand down and under the pistol (position your left hand to the right of your right hand, fingers vertical and palm out).  Be sure to slip your left hand beside and below in the checking position (taking care so as not to have your hand go in front of the barrel).

     

    12. Now that you are clear, settle into you left neutral bow, rest your right wrist on top of your left wrist, and aim the pistol at your opponent.  (Do not let your left hand exceed the end of the barrel.)