2nd Brown Techniques

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.)





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