3rd Brown Techniques

1. Glancing Spear (Front: Right direct wrist grab to left arm)


Theme: This technique has multiple themes that distinguish it:

Because of the difficulty in counter grabbing your opponent's hand with your right hand, this technique teaches you how to counter manipulate your opponent through the use of a pinning check without initially grabbing him.

The speed of your diagonal action during your pinning check automatically checks your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones. When employing Reverse Motion on the ensuing counter, it is the speed of your elbow strike the cancels your opponents Depth Zones.
The move triggering "Glancing Spear" (a form of Contouring) teaches you how a portion of your opponent's body can be effectively used to launch into your next action. The launch residually catapults your "spear", momentarily checks the action of your opponent's right arm, and sustains the accuracy of the eye poke. You learn to use an "Open End Triangle" as a defense to check both the top and bottom of your opponents arm. Your crossover sweep teaches Continuity of Motion when covering out, and away, from your opponent. It is also a defensive maneuver that is used as an offensive set up. Your crossover sweep is a preliminary sweep before your major sweep. Your second sweep is employed to finalize the destruction of an already weakened base, which in turn places you in an Angle of Desired Positioning for your roundhouse kick. You learn the importance of timing coupled with foot maneuvers that can de-stabilize your opponent's base, stabilize your own base, and that can readily follow up on a downed opponent. This technique introduces you to the concept of surveying, and how, it, can be useful at different moments of transition.
1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent's right hand grabbing your left wrist, drop back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a transitory left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). Simultaneous with this action have your right hand (palm down) circle clockwise under your opponent's right hand from your opponent's grasp. Have your right arm pin your opponent's right wrist to your left arm, as your left hand turns palm up. In coordination with this same action Counter Manipulate your opponent by pivoting into a left reverse bow, and yanking him diagonally down past your right hip, remembering to keep both of your arms fused with your Body Rotation. As you settle into your reverse bow, use a "grab of greater control" with your right hand. (This should not only free you from your opponent's grasp, but also disturb his balance as well as give you Control Manipulation of your opponent.)
2. Follow up by pivoting into a left neutral bow, facing 12 o'clock. As you settle into your neutral bow deliver a left outward elbow strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage. Your right hand (open & palm down) travels forward as a detaining check on top of your opponent's right arm. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
3. Without any loss of the flow of action, pivot into a left forward bow, facing 12 o'clock. As you pivot, your right hand continues its Path of Travel, glancing off your opponent's right arm, to become a right horizontal finger thrust to his eyes. Your left arm, still below your opponent's right arm, forms the other half of an Open End Triangle to check his right arm. (This should snap your opponent's head back.)
4. Left front crossover in the direction of 4:30. In the process of crossing over, sweep your opponent's right leg, as you maintain your arms checking in the Neutral Zone. (This should disturb your opponent's balance, and spread his legs.
5. Immediately pivot clockwise as you execute a right spinning stiff-legged sweep to the back of your opponent's right leg. (Your opponent should fall to the ground.)
6. With you having settled into a left forward bow, facing 7:30, and with your opponent on his back (with his head toward 6 o'clock) deliver a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent's chest. (This should further stun your opponent.)
7. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 3:00.




2. Thrust into Darkness (Rear: Right step through punch)


Theme: This is your technique introduction to an attack from the rear, where your opponent is not actually touching you. Your initial action stresses your Intuitive Awareness, as well as your Perceptual Awareness. At this level of awareness you do not simply cover to face the unknown, but counter in ample time to Borrow the Force of your opponent's forward Body Momentum. The thrusting Method of Execution of your back kick not only injures your opponent, but is momentarily locked out to build an additional defense into your offense. Your leg occupies space, prevents your opponent from returning to his Point of Origin, and allows you to maintain the gap. The secondary theme of this technique occurs during your follow-up back knuckle/vertical punch combination. With your opponent's weight on his right knee, there's very little threat of retaliation on the Vertical Plane of action (Principle of Limited Retaliation). His head has a Greater Angle of Mobility than his body. Therefore your checks (in this case is also a back knuckle strike) should travel in a horizontal plane perpendicular to his head. This will allow Margin for Error to strike his head and check this Width Zones. Finally after your initial cover out, you are introduced to the concept of Surveying, and returning to finish off your opponent.
1. While Standing Naturally, you sense your opponent attacking directly from the rear. Quickly move out of the Line of Attack and create distance. Do this by having your right foot step toward 1:30 as you slide your left foot toward your right foot into a left reverse cat stance. During this action look over your left shoulder, have your right hand check over your left shoulder, and have your left hand check low to the outside of your left thigh.
2. Deliver a left thrusting back heel kick to your opponent's stomach. (This kick stops your opponent's forward momentum and forces him to bend forward at the waist.)
3. Immediately plant your left foot toward 7:30 as you pivot into a left neutral bow, facing your opponent. Be sure to adjust your hands into an appropriate guarding position.
4. Execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's chest, and after the kick plant forward into a right neutral bow, facing 7:30. (This kick should snap your opponent's body diagonally upward and back.
5. With your opponent stumbling back, execute a left front crossover/right knife-edge kick to the outside of his right knee (which is his forward leg). (This kick should buckle your opponent onto his right knee, as well as turn his body counterclockwise to his left.)
6. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow toward 7:30 between your opponent's legs. Without loss of momentum, pivot into a right transitory forward bow while executing a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's left temple. Simultaneous "with" the back knuckle strike, deliver a left vertical punch to this spine. At the completion of this whipping rotational action, your should return to a right neutral bow. (Your opponent should drop to the ground.)
7. Right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.
8. Survey.
9. Noticing that your opponent may still pose a threat, left rear crossover/right thrusting back heel kick to any available target.
10. From the Point of Contact of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 1:30.




3. Circling Fans (Front: Left & right punch combination)


Theme: This technique is designed to introduce you to an encounter with somebody with boxing training. The initial theme of this technique is the diagonal fanning of your parries to cancel both Height Zones and Width Zones of your opponent. There are several other themes in this sequence: You are introduced to the use of a front crossover to add power to a punch of the rear hand. You are introduced to Threading. Threading is another body contact means of Contouring whereby the joint of your body is used to guide the natural weapon of your choice to its target. This can only occur if the two body parts that form the joint meet each other at specific angles so as to warrant its use. Contrary to Tracking where of the natural weapon inches its way, from one spot to another, as it travels to the target, Threading requires that the natural weapon remain on one spot as it threads its way to the target. This technique teaches you to utilize a Diversified Angle of Attack from an Obscure Zone. This is the ability to commence an attack from one angle and be able to readily switch into still another angle without disrupting the flow of motion. The use of the upward lifting forearm strike acquaints you with the benefits of a Grafted Principle. This is the combining of several methods of execution within the flow of a single action.
1. While Standing Naturally, your opponent attacks with a left straight punch toward your head. Immediately, step back with your left foot toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow, facing 12 o'clock. As you step back, execute a right inward downward diagonal parry to the top and outside of your opponent's left arm.
2. As your opponent follows up with a right straight punch, further increase the distance by sliding your right foot back into a 45-degree cat stance. While sliding your right foot back, execute a left inward downward diagonal parry to the top and outside of your opponent's right arm. During this parry position your right hand (fist clenched, palm up) at your right hip as a Point of Reference for your next move. (These parries should cancel your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones.)
3. Without any loss of motion, execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's groin. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
4. With your opponent bending forward at the waist, plant your right foot forward toward 12 o'clock into a right neutral bow. As you plant thrust a right uppercut punch to your opponent's forehead, simultaneous "with" a left horizontal forearm check of his arms. (Your opponent's head should snap back, as his entire body is driven back.)
5. Execute a left front crossover to again close the distance. As you crossover, deliver a left vertical punch to your opponent's sternum. Simultaneous "with" this punch contour down your opponent's chest with a right sliding horizontal forearm check. (This should maintain your control of the gap.)
6. Thread your right knee into your opponent's groin.
7. Diversify your Angle of Attack by contouring your right knee down the inside of your opponent's right thigh to buckle his right knee outward. (This action should both turn your opponent's body clockwise to his right, and bring his head down.) Utilizing Reverse Marriage of Gravity, deliver a right upward lifting forearm strike under your opponent's chin. Simultaneous "with" these two actions utilize a left horizontal forearm check at waist level. (Your opponent should be driven back and fall to the ground.)
8. Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
9. Survey.
10. Notice that your opponent is still capable of retaliation, execute a left rear crossover / right back thrusting heel kick to any available opening.
11. From the Point of Contact of your kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.




4. Rotating Destruction (Front: Right thrust kick & left spinning back kick)


Theme: This technique is your introduction to two kicks from a single opponent. A single rotating action can first be utilized as a defense and subsequently converted into an offense. Transitional movements provide a single torquing action that residually produces positive results. Rotating Destruction introduces you to the use of a figure eight pattern focused in your lower Height Zones. This defensive figure eight pattern is a combination of a parry and a hammering block. It is important that your hands travel from Point of Origin. Your initial defense of action minimizes your Width Zones, deflects your opponent's weapon, rides and redirects that weapon, disturbs his balance, and places him at a disadvantage. You learn to never assume; what appears to be an awkward position nullifies your opponent's ability to generate Body Momentum. In this case your opponent's rotational momentum flows as a result of the initial action. The resulting torque of your rotating force provides impetus to your right hammering block. This aids in injury to his leg, disturbs his balance, and lowers his Height Zones.
1. While in a right neutral bow, your right hand is hanging low near your right leg as your left hand checks high. As your opponent delivers a right front thrust kick toward your abdomen, pivot into a right reverse close kneel stance. While pivoting, execute a right inside downward, palm-down block, to the inside and under your opponent's right leg. Continue the flow of your action by pivoting clockwise into a right neutral bow, as your right hand converts into an extended outward block. This block should force your opponent to turn counter-clockwise. His foot should plant toward 4:30, with his back toward you.
2. As your opponent follows up with a left spinning back kick, have your right foot drop back into a left front twist stance (facing 12 o'clock). While dropping back into your stance, execute a right downward diagonal block to the outside of your opponent's left leg. Your left hand should be checking at the solar plexus level. (Your opponent should be off balance and leaning forward at this point.)
3. Utilizing the Residual Torque from your previous move, pivot clockwise as you deliver a left roundhouse kick to your opponent's head. (His head should be driven back.)
4. Plant your left foot (adjusting it accordingly), as you deliver a right spinning hooking heel kick to your opponent's solar plexus, or other available targets. (Your opponent should drop to his knees.)
5. From the Point of Contact of your kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
6. Survey.
7. Return with a right hopping knife-edge kick to any available opening on your opponent.
8. From the Point of Contact, of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.




5. Falcons of Force (Flank: Left & right shoulder grabs / Two Men)


Theme: This technique is your introduction to two attackers at each flank. Because this is your introduction to multiple opponents, there are many themes in this technique: Speed of action is necessary to nullify the actions of two attackers. You learn that a single foot maneuver can affect the depth of your action against two opponents. Stepping toward 3 o'clock decreases the distance to opponent number 1, but increases the distance from opponent number 2. Furthermore, you learn that a single foot maneuver, while adding Body Momentum to a strike to one opponent, can also be used to disturb the balance of the second opponent. To be combat effective your initial strike must generate positive effects. The positive results of your handsword provide Momentary Prevention which allows you to "hit and go" to opponent number 2. In your previous studies you learn to Move Up the Circle by angle changing with your foot. Falcons of Force teaches you that with two opponents your lead foot may be used to Move Up the Circle. Many moves may not give a single answer, but a single move may yield many answers. This technique teaches you how a single foot maneuver can move and safely position yourself into range of one opponent and simultaneously safely out of the range of the second opponent. Falcons of Force teaches the importance of Peripheral Assessment. You learn the benefits of pivoting on your heel, of your lead foot, which aids in closing the gate and increasing distance. It is important, when countering two standing opponents, that after executing a kick, you replant your kicking leg before executing another kick. You gain the benefits of stabilizing your base, surveying, making Impact Adjustments, and adding Depth of Action to your second kick. When surveying multiple opponents it is valuable to establish a Mid-Way Point between both opponents. This will allow you to be out of range, to make a Peripheral Assessment of the combat arena, and to secure the best angle for preventing retaliation, as well as being able to re-enter the arena with ease.
1. While Standing Naturally, and flanked by two men grabbing your shoulders, have your right foot step toward 3 o'clock into a horse stance, toward your opponent at your right flank, (now referred to as opponent No. 1). As you step, pin the left hand of opponent No. 1with your left hand. Simultaneous with this pin execute a right outward handsword to the throat of opponent No. 1. (This strike should cause opponent No. 1 to stumble back and temporarily delay him.)
2. Immediately have your right foot step toward 11:30 into a right neutral bow, as your right hand checks the right hand of opponent No. 2. Without pause in your action, pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (facing 7:30) as you deliver a left outward handsword to the throat of opponent No. 2. (This strike should cause opponent No. 2 to stumble back and temporarily delay him.)
3. As opponent No. 1 delivers a right step through punch, toward your head, have your left foot step back (counter-clockwise) toward 10:30 into a right neutral bow (facing 4:30). While pivoting into your right neutral bow, execute a right inward block to the inside of his right arm. Your left hand positionally check at your solar plexus.
4. Execute a right front snap ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 1. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
5. Plant your right foot forward, gauging the distance (Gauging Leg) between both of your opponents. Left rear crossover and execute a right thrusting back heel kick to the solar plexus of opponent No. 2. (This kick should stun your opponent as well as drive him away.)
6. From the Point of Contact of your kick execute a right front crossover toward 1:30. Change your Angle of Departure by switching into a left neutral bow facing 6 o'clock. (Your left rear foot moves to the front toward 1:30 (shallow step) before your right forward foot moves to the rear toward 12:00 - (Front to Back Switch).
7. Survey.
8. With opponent No. 1 off balance, but still standing and within range, execute a right spinning stiff-legged sweep to the right leg of opponent No. 1. Finish your sweeping action in a left neutral bow (facing 6 o'clock).
9. Survey.
10. Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 10:30, completing your action Mid-Way Point between both opponents.




6. The Bear and the Ram (Front: Right punch & rear bear hug - arms free / Two Men)


Theme: This technique is your introduction to two attackers; one to the front and one to the rear. Speed of action is necessary to nullify the actions of two attackers. To be combat effective your initial strike must generate positive effects. The positive results of your right kick can provide Momentary Prevention which allows you to counter opponent number 2. Whenever confronted with attacks by multiple opponents, you must choose which attack or attacker is a real and/or immediate threat. In this case opponent number 2 has temporarily tied up the use of both of his hands, while the punch of opponent number 1 is an immediate threat. Remember that what may be a disadvantage can still be converted into an advantage. In this technique opponent number 2, who is applying the bear-hug, can be used as a support to increase the effects of your first kick. Emphasis should not only be placed on the flow of movements directed on one opponent, but also be allowed to flow into a second opponent. The last move of one technique sequence can residually flow into the first move of another sequence. Many of your previous techniques have taught you how to flow from the Point of Contact of the kick into a foot maneuver which allowed you to safely cover out. The Bear and the Ram teaches how to flow from the Point of Contact of one kick into that of another kick, and from that Point of Contact, safely cover out from two opponents.
1. While opponent No. 1 approaches from the front, opponent No. 2 grabs you in a rear bear-hug, with your arms free. As opponent No. 2 hugs, opponent No. 1 delivers a right step through punch toward your head. In response to these attacks, execute a right inward block to the inside of the right arm of opponent No. 1. Simultaneous with this block, drop your weight onto your left leg as you execute a right front thrusting ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 1. (This should force him to bend forward at the waist, drive him away, and temporarily delay him from taking action.) Your left hand positionally checks.
2. From the Point of Contact of your kick, plant your right foot toward 3 o'clock into a horse stance (facing 12 o'clock). As you drop into your horse stance, simultaneously strike down with both of your elbows against the forearms of opponent No. 2. (The intent here is to cause pain to your opponent's arms and to loosen his grip.)
3. Have your left foot meet your right foot (close cat) as your left and right arms cock to the right side of your waist (right palm up and left palm facing you).
4. Have your left foot then go around and behind your opponent's right leg (toward 7:30) and into a left reverse bow.
5. Pivot into a left neutral bow toward 7:30, while striking with a left outward elbow to your opponent's face. (This move should force your opponent's head back and away from you.)
6. Continue to pivot counter-clockwise into a left forward bow, as you execute a right inward downward hammerfist to your opponent's bladder. Your left arm continues through your opponent's head to pin your opponent's right arm to your left side (between your left arm and your left hip). (The hammering action should crush and force your opponent toward the ground.)
7. Continuing the flow of your action, execute a left rear crossover/right thrusting back heel kick to the sternum of opponent No. 1. Be sure to allow for the proper angle change necessary to align your kick.
8. From the Point of Contact of your back kick, reverse the motion and deliver a right front snap ball kick to the right ribcage of opponent No. 2, who is on the ground with his head pointing toward 4:30.
9. From the Point of Contact of your right front kick, execute a right front crossover toward 1:30, stepping out into a right neutral bow.
10. Deliver a left front snap ball kick to the head of opponent No. 2 (who is still on his back.)
11. From the Point of Contact of your left front kick, execute a left front crossover/right knife-edge kick (toward 10:30) to any available opening on opponent No. 1.
12. From the Point of Contact of your right knife-edge kick, execute a right front crossover, stepping out, and then back into a left neutral bow at 3 o'clock Mid-Way Point between both opponent's.




7. Raining Lance (Front: Right step through overhead knife attack)


Theme: This technique is your introduction to self-defense technique against the knife. The importance of getting out of the Line of Attack of the knife cannot be overemphasized. However, you must remember to secure that angle and to allow that same angle to enhance your own angle of attack of execution. This is truly an Angle of Deviation. To enhance your understanding of Angle of Deviation, the concept of Ghost Image must also be considered. This concept requires that you visualize your previous position and location. The Ghost Image of where you were has a direct bearing on your choice of action. This technique stresses the importance of Riding the Force of your opponent's action. Not only must you ride the force, but also guide and control the path of your opponent's knife. In addition to controlling the path of action you should utilize the continued flow of your opponent's action as a detriment to him. Angular Versatility is also an important part of the theme of this technique. The available number of angles in which a weapon, natural or otherwise, can be effectively used at close range need scrutiny. The usefulness of any weapon, natural or otherwise, rests with the number of angles which it can be effectively used at close range. An excellent example of this concept is the effective use of a knife at close range. To grab a knife at close range would be a illogical, since it could cut in any direction you may attempt to grab it. Because of the Angle of Versatility, of the knife, you learn the importance of keeping the weapon in your opponent's thigh for continued control. Additionally, the knife is kept in your opponents to thigh because he can still function after being stabbed. Often times your opponent will experience a delayed reaction and he is, therefore, capable of continuing to fight. Raining Lance introduces the use of a Transitional Moves with Major Moves. This technique also uses a series of rolling checks and strikes to your opponent. While still facing your opponent, you learn to gradually ascend from a kneeling position, as you increase distance and cover out from your opponent.
1. While Standing Naturally (or while in a left neutral bow), have your left foot step toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow to get out of the Line of Attack. Be sure to move completely out of your Ghost Image. While moving out of the Line of Attack, execute a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent's right arm (at the wrist). Be sure that your parry first meets your opponent's right arm before guiding it.
2. While the overhead attack is still in motion, pivot to your right into a horse stance as your left hand assists your right in guiding and controlling the path of your opponent's weapon. While guiding the knife hand, and without losing momentum, pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow, as you jam the knife into your opponent's right thigh.
3. Deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's sternum (shuffling forward if necessary). Your left hand is now pinning your opponent's right hand to keep the knife in his thigh. (The pain from the knife wound should take effect at this point.)
4. With your left hand still pressing the knife against the thigh, have your left hand convert into a palm up "tiger's mouth". Have your left arm track up your opponent's right arm, pressing against it, on its way to choking your opponent's Adam's Apple. Your right hand switches places, palm down, to continue pressing and checking the knife into your opponent's thigh. (Your opponent should gasp for breath.)
5. Immediately switch both of your hands so that your left forearm now presses your opponent's right arm, as your left hand grabs and squeezes your opponent's testicles. Simultaneously have your right hand circle counterclockwise in the shape of the of a crab hand pinch (palm facing your opponent). Have the crab hand pinch hook and pinch your opponent's eyes. (Your opponent should feel nauseous from the effects of the squeeze to the testicles, and your crab hand pinch should temporarily blind him.)
6. Your right foot steps forward into a cat stance (facing 12 o'clock) to the outside of your opponent's right leg. You may need to adjust your left foot to allow your right foot freedom to move to the front. As you step forward into your cat stance, your left hand contours up your opponent's right arm, to execute a left inner wrist strike to his throat. Your right hand switches places to continue pressing the knife into his right thigh.
7. Without loss of momentum, have your right foot step forward as you drop into a right close kneel stance (actually kneeling on the ground). As you step forward, have your left inner wrist switch into a left hooking wrist (shape of the crane) whereby your left forearm utilizes your opponent's right shoulder as a fulcrum. This fulcrum coordinated with the momentum of your body will force your opponent over your right knee. (This should sprain or break your opponent's back.)
8. Deliver a right downward diagonal hammerfist to your opponent's heart. Be sure to have your left hand simultaneously check, pin, and control your opponent's body against your right leg and body. (Your opponent should be totally stunned at this point.)
9. Deliver a left thrusting heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent's jaw (fingers pointed up) to injure and force your opponent off your right knee. Have your right hand dislodge the knife from your opponent's thigh. While dislodging the knife, convert your left heel palm strike into a Positional Check at your solar plexus. (Your opponent should roll off your knee and onto his stomach.)
10. While still on your left knee, execute a right front crossover, and gradually ascend before you cover out twice toward 7:30.




8. Desperate Falcons (Front: Two-hand grab to wrists)


Theme: The theme of this technique begins with the need to understand your opponent's of Point of View. Not only must you consider his possible physical intentions, but also his emotional state. In this technique your opponent is "desperate" to overcome you. "Big circles, big trouble." It is important that your initial action be performed with small circles to prevent the possibility of your opponent's hands from re-orbiting back to you, and to limit unwarranted exposure. The use of explosive small circles increases your ability to disturb your opponent's balance, bring his targets closer to you, nullify his weapons, and cancel his Height Zones and Width Zones. It is important that you do not totally disengage your weapons from your opponent's arms. Your initial action generates Body Momentum of your opponent, which you wish to use in defeating him. Totally disengaging from your opponent's weapons would not give you Control Manipulation of your opponent. He could intentionally, or unintentionally, borrow that momentum to avoid your efforts as well as possibly retaliate with greater force. This technique is an introduction to Needling, whereby an Open End Triangle is tracked to the target as well as used to keep retaliation in check (Principle of Limited Retaliation). Your right outward back knuckle strike, to your opponents right temple, should be executed with greater precision at this level of expertise. This is an introduction to fitting your weapon into nerve points.
1. While Standing Naturally, step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you step forward circle both of your arms clockwise having them travel under, around, and over your opponent's right wrist. This explosive action should continue diagonally and down toward your right hip to loosen or release your opponent's grasps, bring his arms and head down, and cancel your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones.
2. Immediately pivot into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock). Without totally disengaging from your opponent's arms, execute a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's face. Simultaneously deliver a right thrusting vertical punch to his right ribcage. The action of both strikes is accomplished by needling an Open End Triangle along your opponent's right arm as they travel to their targets. (This should force your opponent back.)
3. Without hesitation step forward into a right 45-degree cat stance toward 12 o'clock and deliver a right vertical or diagonal back knuckle strike to your opponent's right temple. With this action have your left hand check and press down against your opponent's right arm. (This should cause intense pain.)
4. Without loss of forward momentum, step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). Your right leg should hug the inside of your opponent's right leg. While stepping forward execute a right inward elbow strike to your opponent's face. Your left hand continues to check and press down against your opponent's right arm. (Your elbow strike should drive your opponent's head back.)
5. Pivot into a right reverse wide kneel to buckle the inside of your opponent's right leg. While pivoting, deliver a right downward diagonal hammerfist to your opponent's right kidney. During these actions your left hand continues to press your opponent's right arm down and across his body. (The buckle should force your opponent's right knee out and help to expose his kidney. The kidney strike should cause your opponent to drop toward the ground.)
6. Execute a left rear crossover toward 1:30, and without loss of momentum plant your right leg into a right reverse bow, in sync with a universal body check, to buckle the inside of your opponent's left leg. (This should force your opponent's left leg to spread.)
7. Execute a right knee strike to the inside of your opponent's right thigh. The Path of Travel of your right knee strike and body is toward 7:30.
8. From the Point of Contact, of your right knee strike, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.




9. Leap of Death (Front: Right step through straight punch)


Theme: This is a sophisticated technique that has several themes: This technique rides the force of your opponents punch as you simultaneously employ and outward parry and heal palm strike. The speed of your diagonal action automatically checks your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones. When employing Reverse Motion on the ensuing counter, it is the speed of your back knuckle strike that cancels your opponents Depth Zones. Leap of Death introduces you to the instant transition of your opponent from a Vertical Plane to horizontal one where he ends in a prone position. This technique is designed to insure an Open End Triangle is available as a back-up should your left hand slip under your opponent's right arm. Leap of Death is a model for the concept of Control Release. Control Release is the ability to set your opponent free after employing Control Maintenance and Control Manipulation whereby such freedom continues to disallow an opponent from further retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation). Do not underestimate the importance of in sync (synchronized) transitional stances with your upper body movement. This is your introduction to using a Diamond Stance for the purpose of striking. This is your introduction to Gravitational Marriage that employs doubled weapons. The buoyancy and elasticity of the human body can be used as a springboard to launch you in the action. Leap of Death introduces you to the concept of Airborne Torque, which is the use of mid-air rotation to enhance subsequent actions. Additionally, Leap of Death teaches you to harmonize the Rotational Force generated by Airborne Torque with Marriage of Gravity. You learn to use the ground to injure your opponent as well as to amplify the reactions of his body.
1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a left transitional neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you step back execute a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent's right punch. Continue to ride the force of your opponent's punch by pivoting into a left reverse bow. Simultaneous with your pivot have your right hand grab your opponent's right wrist while delivering a left inward horizontal heel palm strike under and to the outside of your opponent's right elbow. (This should sprain or break your opponent's right elbow.) The explosive flow of your action should guide your opponent diagonally and down past your right hip.
2. Instantly reverse the flow of your action as you pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you pivot maintain control of your opponent's right wrist with your right hand while simultaneously delivering a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
3. Again reverse the flow of your action as you pivot clockwise into a left reverse bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you pivot maintain control of your opponent's right wrist, while simultaneously delivering a left inward heel palm strike to the back of his right shoulder. The explosive flow of your action should jerk your opponent diagonally and down to the ground.
4. Leap into the air toward your opponent with both feet cocked under you and with both of your hands cocked to the side of your chest (palm up in begging fashion).
5. Land in a diamond stance on your opponent so that the heels of both feet strike to your opponent's kidneys (right heel to right kidney, left heel to left kidney). (Your opponent's head will snap up.)
6. Immediately slide both heels off your opponent's kidneys. Using Quarter Beat Timing take advantage of your opponent's body reaction by executing simultaneous heel palm strikes to the back of your opponent's mastoids (right heel palm to right mastoid, left heel palm to left mastoid). (This should stun your opponent as well as drive his face into the ground.)
7. From the reaction of your opponent's face hitting the ground and bouncing (bounce) back up, slip both of your hands along your opponent's face and under his chin.
8. Immediately switch into a concave stance as you pull up and toward you with both of your hands using your knees to brace down and against your opponent's shoulder blades. (The intention here is to stretch your opponent's neck and throat to the limits.
9. Without disengaging from your opponent, twist his head and neck clockwise to snap his neck. This is accomplished by pulling up and against your opponent's chin with your right hand and pushing down on the back of your opponent's head with your left hand.
10. With your right hand now cocked to your right ear (palm out) and your left hand pushing your opponent's head down, immediately follow up by pivoting into a left close kneel stance as you deliver a right inward handsword to the bridge of your opponent's nose. (This should break his nose.)
11. Switch into a right close kneel stance as you drop your left knee onto your opponent's upper spine. With this action simultaneously execute a left hand push to the back of your opponent's head to again force his face to the ground. (This should give your opponent his second concrete facial and respond by snapping his head up.)
12. Using your opponent's body as a springboard, bounce up, leap, and turn your body counterclockwise in mid-air. Using the synchronization of your Rotational Force and Marriage of Gravity, land with your left foot to the right of your opponent's body as you deliver a right downward looping round house kick to your opponent's head. Be sure to bend your left knee deeply when executing your right roundhouse kick. (This should render your opponent unconscious.)
13. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.




10. Protecting Fans (Front: Left & right punch with opponent's left foot forward)


Theme: One of the themes of this technique is the use of the Double Factor against a two-punch combination, one factor for each punch. The Double Factor creates an Angle of Cancellation on the first weapon as well as the second. Your second move teaches you to strike to the front using the coordination level of opposite hand/opposite foot. Due to the depth factors there is a Quarter Beat Timing with the kick slightly preceding the poke. It is your Depth of Penetration that triggers the cancellation of his Height Zones and Width Zones.
1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step forward toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow, as you deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm parry to the inside of your opponent's left punch.
2. As your opponent delivers a right punch, pivot into a left forward bow. While pivoting, execute a right extended outward block (done as a handsword) to the outside of your opponent's right arm. Your left hand cocks to your left hip. (This action should temporarily check your opponent's width zones.)
3. Immediately pivot to your right, at the waist as you execute a left horizontal finger thrust to your opponent's eyes. Simultaneous with this action deliver a right front snapping ball kick to his groin, as your right hand grabs his right arm (sliding to the wrist) pulling it diagonally and down past your right hip.
4. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow to the inside of your opponent's right leg. As you plant, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's sternum or head depending on the circumstances. Your left hand checks and pins your opponent's right arm.
5. With your left hand still checking, execute a right front scoop kick to your opponent's groin closely followed by a right two-finger hook to his eyes (hooking from your right to left). As you hook, thrust a left heel palm strike to his sternum.
6. Plant your right foot back to 7:30 into a left neural bow (facing 4:30). Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.




11. Deceptive Panther (Front: Right front low snap kick & rt. high roundhouse kick)


Theme: This technique is Family Related with Swinging Pendulum and Detour from Doom, thus it has a similar theme. This technique teaches you the merits of Moving Up the Circle to get you out of the Line of attack, as well as how you can extend the range of your right knife-edge kick. The timing of your foot maneuver and the kick is crucial in maximizing your power. Timed with precision, Body Momentum becomes the chief contributor to the sum total of your force, which helps destroy his foundation. The first action triggers the second action (your right knife-edge kick to his knee), as if they were consolidated as one. Although precise timing gives you the illusion of consolidation, the two moves are, nonetheless, separate. The shifting of your feet, and the Gravitational Marriage are repeated principles that help enhance the use of Body Momentum. Deceptive Panther also introduces you to the use of a Fully Accelerated Move, whereby you gain power by dropping into a rotating twist stance, and gain power on the lift when twisting out. This in-place stance change uses forward and Reverse Motion achieving nearly 360 degree torque that contributes greatly to the force of the kick. Furthermore, some of the benefits of a rotating twist stance are revealed: checking, locking, buckling, breaking, and complete rotation for power. The final kick of this technique is your introduction to Grafted Kicks were you employ a scoop, thrust, and lift.
1. While in a right neutral bow, quickly shift your left foot (up the circle) toward 4:30 into a right 45 degree cat stance. Simultaneously deliver a left downward block to the inside of your opponent's right low kick and position a right inward block for his right high kick.
2. From your right 45 degree cat stance, deliver a right snapping knife-edge kick to your opponent's left inner knee. (Your opponent should buckle out as well as bend forward.)
3. Plant your right foot forward into a right transitional neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you plant deliver a right downward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right mastoid. Without loss of motion pivot clockwise into a right front rotating twist stance, as you deliver left downward hammerfist to the right side of your opponent's neck.
4. Using the power of a fully Accelerated Move, pivot counterclockwise out of your twist stance as you deliver a right stiff-arm lifting back knuckle strike to your opponent's face. During your back knuckle strike have your left hand check at your opponent's right shoulder. As you continue the Accelerated Move, deliver a right back kick to his groin. This kick employs the grafting of thrusting and lifting methods of execution.
5. From the Point of Contact of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




12. Courting the Tiger (Flank: Left & right arm & shoulder grabs / Two Men)


Theme: There are several themes to this two-man technique: You learn to get yourself into balance while using Control Manipulation to pull one opponent off balance and simultaneously push your second opponent off balance. You learn that by pulling you can shift the weight onto your opponent's supporting leg to increase the effects when kicking that leg. You also learn that you can shift weight onto your opponent's supporting leg by lifting his other leg. This will again increase the effects when kicking his supporting leg. The highlight of this technique is the repeated use of crossovers with the accentuation of timing. As in the technique Deceptive Panther you utilize a Grafted Kick, but in Courting the Tiger your kick requires more precision, because of the smaller target (your opponent's chin).
1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot cross behind your left foot toward 7:30 into a twist stance. As you drop into your twist stance, counter grab the wrist of the opponent at your right flank (opponent No. 1) with your right hand to pull him off balance. Simultaneous with this action push the opponent who is to your left (opponent No. 2) away from you with your left arm (anchoring your left elbow down and into his right ribs).
2. Opponent No. 1 now has his weight on his left leg, his supporting leg. Immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick to the outside of opponent No. 1's left knee. (This should buckle his left leg and possibly drop him to the ground.)
3. Have your right foot crossover and in front of your left foot into a twist stance. Without loss of motion have your left knee strike up and in back of opponent No. 2's right thigh. This is done to lift his right leg off the ground and place all of your opponent's weight onto his left leg.
4. From the Point of Contact of your left knee strike, deliver a left knife-edge kick to the inside of the left knee of opponent No. 2. (This should buckle him and drop him onto his knee.)
5. With opponent No. 1 leaning toward you and in pain, have your left foot crossover behind your right foot into a twist stance as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to opponent No. 1's head. Your left hand should positionally check for retaliation by opponent No. 2. (This back knuckle strike should stun your opponent.)
6. From your twist stance execute a chicken kick (first the left foot, and then the right foot) to opponent No. 2. Your left foot kicks his right lower ribs, and your right foot kicks him in the sternum. (These kicks should shock your opponent).
7. Utilizing Marriage of Gravity, plant forward (toward 9 o'clock) into a right neutral bow. As you plant deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to the face of opponent No. 2. Your left hand should be checking low. (This back knuckle strike should daze your opponent, and in combination with the previous chicken kick drive your opponent away.)
8. Immediately deliver a right back kick under the chin of opponent No. 1. This is a grafted kick, which utilizes a thrusting/lifting method of execution. (This kick should drive your opponent up and back.)
9. From the Point of Contact of your right back kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o'clock, remaining Mid-Way Point between both opponents.




13. Gathering the Snakes (Front: Left punch & right rear punch / Two Men)


Theme: As the name of this technique indicates, the major theme of this technique is the use of one opponent as a momentary Blockade to thwart the efforts of your second opponent. This is a Moving Blockade that is used to destroy the foundation of your second opponent, occupy space, mentally occupy him, and bring his target areas within reach. Additionally, Gathering of the Snakes teaches the concept of planting off angle from your fallen opponent to avoid tripping over him. It also teaches you to create an Angle of Desired Positioning through the use of a twist stance that may be used both as a defensive and as an offensive adjustment of Angle of Alignment, to elongate the circle of your left roundhouse kick. Remember that an opponent, who is in a precarious position, may not be totally immobile, and may even be using this position as a Strategic Ploy.
1. While in a right neutral bow, your front opponent (opponent No. 1) delivers a left punch. Have your right foot step forward toward 1 o'clock into a right neutral bow. With this step, execute a right inward parry and left outward parry combination to the outside of opponent No. 1's left arm. (Your left hand finishes palm up, like a waiter carrying a tray, hooking on top of your opponent's left arm at his elbow.) Continue the counter-clockwise circling motion of your right hand to deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to opponent No. 1's left lower ribcage, as you settle into your stance. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
2. Shift your left foot toward 4:30 into a right forward bow (facing 10:30) as you execute a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to opponent No. 1's face. Counter Balance this action by having your right handsword cock at your right ear. (Your opponent's head should snap back.)
3. While pivoting (in-place) into a right neutral bow (facing 10:30) have your left hand claw across your opponent's face. As you settle into your right neutral bow, deliver a right inward handsword to the right side of opponent No. 1's neck. (The interim use of the claw should obscure your opponent's vision as well as turn his head toward you. Your right handsword should stun your opponent.)
4. Immediately have both of your hands grab opponent No. 1's shoulders (right hand to right shoulder and left hand to left shoulder). Deliver a right knife-edge kick to the back of opponent No. 1's left knee. As you kick, Counter Balance your kick by pulling your arms toward you. (This should buckle his knee and destroy his foundation.)
5. With opponent No. 1 beginning to buckle, plant your right foot into a right neutral bow toward 6 o'clock. As you plant, push (with both hands) opponent No. 1 toward 6 o'clock into your second opponent. (Opponent No. 1 should fall to the ground and disturb the balance of opponent No. 2, as well as acting as a moving blockade (direct blockade).
6. With opponent No. 2 occupied and bent forward, shift your right foot to your left into a right front twist stance. Deliver a left roundhouse kick to the head of opponent No. 2, as your left hand cocks horizontally to your right hip. (This kick should drive your opponent's head back.)
7. Have your right hand chamber at your right hip for the next two strikes, which stem out of the same action. Plant your left foot forward into a left neutral bow (facing 6 o'clock), while delivering a left outward back knuckle strike to the right ribcage of opponent No. 2. (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)
8. Have your right foot crossover and in front of your left foot into a twist stance. While your left hand checks the right shoulder of opponent No. 2, deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to the face of opponent No. 1, who is on his hands and knees. (This strike should snap your opponent's head back.) This should be done using residual effect.
9. Immediately pivot counter-clockwise into a transitional right neutral bow (facing 6 o'clock). As you pivot, deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike under the chin of opponent No. 2. (This strike should snap your opponent's head back.)
10. Using Residual Torque, accelerate into a left spinning back heel kick to the solar plexus of opponent No. 2. (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)
11. From the Point of Contact of your left back kick, deliver a left front thrusting ball kick to the jaw of opponent No. 1. (This kick should drive your opponent away.)
12. From the Point of Contact of your left front kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 3 o'clock, finishing Mid-Way Point between your two opponents. *Please be sure to have your hands in the appropriate positions during your kicks of movements No. 9 through No. 12.




14. Glancing Lance (Front: Right step-through knife thrust )


Theme: The theme of this technique stresses: (1) the importance of getting out of the Line of Attack by taking action from the Point of Origin. Not only are you moving out of the Line of Attack but you're also angling to move Up the Circle. Your first move must accentuate upper body torque to ensure getting out of the Line of Attack as well as aiding the action of your heel palm strike. This will also benefit to the diagonal and downward Angle of Cancellation. Your increased Angle of Deviation increases your Angle of Efficiency. Once again you must remember the concept of the Ghost Image. Likewise, remember the importance of meeting the force before riding it. When confronted with a weapon, if you are able to do so: divert, seize, control, and disarm. You must remember that after diverting the path of your opponent's knife, you must actually capture his right arm. It is essential to control the Angle of Versatility of his weapon, simultaneous with the use of your left inward horizontal heel palm strike. The Angle of Versatility must be reduced by controlling at his wrist joint.
1. While Standing Naturally, with your arms hanging at your sides, have your right foot step toward 7:30 (up the circle) into a left neutral bow. Be sure your entire body and limbs move from Point of Origin as you get out of the Line of Attack. Accentuate upper body torque to insure getting out of the Line of Attack. As you step execute a right outward handsword to the outside of your opponent's right wrist. Immediately after the strike grab his right wrist with your right hand to complete the capture of his wrist. Simultaneously deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the outside of his right elbow. (The intent of this action is to: divert, seize, control, and disarm your opponent's weapon.)
2. Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's groin. When kicking, be sure to have your hands controlling your opponent's right arm and knife hand.
3. While planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, have your right leg buckle and check the inside of your opponent's right leg. Simultaneously with this action, execute a right two-finger inward hook to your opponent's eyes. Your left hand should check his right arm at or above the elbow.
4. Immediately hop onto your left foot toward 9 o'clock into a left one-leg stance. Your right arm circles counterclockwise as you execute a right outside downward parry, which hooks the outside of your opponent's right elbow. As you parry, deliver a left inward heel palm strike to the outside of your opponent's right shoulder. (These actions should favorably turn your opponent counterclockwise for your next movements.)
5. Execute a right knife-edge kick to the outside of your opponent's right knee. Be sure to maintain your hands in the same guarding position. (This kick should buckle your opponent onto his right knee, as well as further turn him to feed your next action.)
6. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow between your opponent's legs. This action places you to the back side of your opponent. As you plant, execute a right inward horizontal heel palm claw to your opponent's face. Your left hand slides from his shoulder to check his right arm. (This strike should daze your opponent.)
7. While your left hand is circling, anchor your right elbow using it and your forearm as a sliding check down his back and arm. Continue to circle your left hand clockwise as you execute a left inward middle-knuckle strike to your opponent's right mastoid (your palm is facing you). This middle-knuckle strike makes contact a fraction of a second after your elbow begins sliding. (Your strike to the mastoid should cause intense pain.)
8. Have your right elbow continue to circle and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's head (or other available targets). Your left hand is now checking your opponent's shoulders. (This strike should knock your opponent to the ground.)
9. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 9 o'clock.




15. Dominating Circles (Front offset: Rt. hand grab to rt. shoulder, rt. foot forward)


Theme: This technique introduces you to a frontal attack that is offset. It is important that your right arm and right leg work harmoniously on top of your opponent's right arm and behind his leg respectively. Your body mass is specifically designed to drop down and the counterparts of that mass (your right arm and right leg) are strategically planned to travel in the same direction. The elbow and buckle not only require precise timing, but precise placement as well. This is a sophisticated transitional buckle that first travels downward, before rotating into a reverse bow that trips your opponent. Contact Manipulation is instantly transformed into Control Manipulation and, which in turn becomes Control Maintenance. All of this occurs as your sequence passes through the various Dimensional Stages of Action. What your opponent is on his stomach you are introduced to working: above, in front, and on top of him. This is the first instance that the knee drop is employed to accentuate the dislocation of your opponent's shoulder when finalizing your action.
1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot circle clockwise into a horse stance, planting it in back of and down on your opponent's right leg to buckle it. As you circle your right leg, circle a right outward overhead elbow strike. In sync with the planting of your right foot, have your elbow strike down and on top of your opponent's right forearm. During this action have your left hand check your opponent's right shoulder.
2. This is a sophisticated transitional buckle that first travels downward, before rotating into a reverse bow that trips your opponent. As you pivot into a right reverse bow, deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent's mandible toward 10:30. Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right arm. (This should daze your opponent and begin to turn him counterclockwise.)
3. Have your right foot spring forward toward 10:30 into a right front twist stance. As you spring forward, deliver a left outward handsword to your opponent's throat. Your right hand contours down his right arm, acting as a sliding check, until it grabs and controls his right wrist.
4. Have your left foot step out toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow. As you step out Control Manipulate your opponent by having your left hand hook around your opponent's neck. This should further turn his head and body counter-clockwise (from your Point of View) so that he is face down near your left thigh. Simultaneous with these actions, have your right hand assist in turning your opponent by applying a hammer lock on his right arm. (Your opponent is falling toward the ground.)
5. Have your right foot slide clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing your opponent at 3 o'clock). Be sure that you are in Control Maintenance of your opponent. Without loss of momentum, push-drag reverse toward 10:30. As you push-drag, yank his right arm toward you to dislocate his shoulder. Your left hand assists your right hand in the dislocation.
6. Drop into a left close kneel stance, having your right knee smashing and sandwiching our opponent's face and head to the ground.
7. From the Point of Contact of your right knee strike, gradually ascend into a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 9 o'clock.




16. Destructive Fans (Left flank: Right step through punch)


Theme: This technique teaches you how to maintain action while at a profile to your opponent's action. In Reversing Mace you learned how to use an inward / outward parry combination with your inward parry flowing directly into a back knuckle strike. In Destructive Fans employment is slightly different. The technique teaches you to utilize and outward/inward parry combination with your outward parry flowing directly into a hammerfist strike. In Glancing Spear you learned to use a sweeping crossover as a Minor Move to set up a major spinning sweep. In this technique you learn to insert a transitional rotating twist stance that not only is a Point of Reference for your back knuckle strike, but also provides the proper Angle of Alignment for an elongated spinning sweep. Since your back knuckle follows a Path of Action it may easily be altered to sweep your opponent's right arm away if needed. In previous techniques you have learned to apply the concept of the Dimensional Stages of Action when you are to the rear of an opponent who is on his knees. Destructive Fans teaches you how to work the Dimensional Stages of Action when you are to the front of a kneeling opponent.
1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent attacking from 9 o'clock, have your left foot step toward 8 o'clock into a horse stance (facing 11 o'clock). As you step, execute a right outward/left inward parry to his wrist and left parry to his elbow. Your right hand continues its counterclockwise circle and as you settle into your horse stance deliver a right hammerfist, palm up, to your opponent's solar plexus. Your left hand remains at his right elbow as a Bracing Angle check. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
2. Execute a left front crossover toward 1:30, in the process sweeping your opponent's right leg. Your left hand completes its capture of your opponent's right arm by grabbing his wrist and pulling on his arm in coordination with your sweep.
3. Execute a right spinning stiff-leg sweep of your opponent's right leg. Following is a detailed description of this sweep: From your right rear twist stance, pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow, as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right kidney. Without loss of momentum, convert your Rotational Force into linear force, as you have your right foot step back toward 1:30 into a left forward bow (facing 7:30). Your right leg buckles the back of your opponent's right leg with your calf meeting his calf. Your left hand still is checking your opponent's right arm. Simultaneously with this action have your left heel palm strike diagonally downward to your opponent's right jaw.
4. With your opponent falling toward the ground, execute a right uppercut punch to his head (push-drag forward if necessary). Your left hand is still actively checking his right arm.
5. With your opponent now sitting on his butt, execute a right front thrusting ball kick to his chin or other available opening.
6. From the Point of Contact of your front kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 2:30.




17. Unfurling Crane (Front: Left & right punch with opponent's left leg forward)


Theme: This technique is an introduction to working on the inside of two punches. You're employing multiple weapons within Obscure Zones. These weapons travel upward on a vertical path. You're also employing various depths of action within the Dimensional Stages of Action when using Reverse Motion.
1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step back into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you step back, execute a right outward block to the inside of your opponent's left punch. Your left hand positionally checks low.
2. Immediately shuffle forward (push-drag) as you execute a left outward block to the inside of your opponent's right punch. Be sure to precede this block with a right inward block as part of a Double Factor. Continue the motion of your right hand and convert it into a right hammerfist to your opponent's groin. This strike should be synchronized as you settle into your new right neutral bow, as your left arm guards inside your opponent's left arm. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
3. Follow-up with a left inward overhead claw to the bridge of your opponent's nose. Reverse the path of your right hammerfist, and execute a right rolling back knuckle strike to your opponent's face, aided by the Object Obscurity of your left claw. (This should daze your opponent.)
4. Again strike down to your opponent's groin with a right downward hammerfist, as your left hand checks high, if necessary, drag up with your left foot to properly gauge distance. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
5. While in close to your opponent, strike under his jaw with a right obscure elbow. Continue your Path of Travel and transform it into an upward five-finger claw to your opponent's face. (This should snap your opponent's head back.)
6. Within the same flow of action as your obscure elbow/claw combination, execute a left thrusting heel palm strike to your opponent's solar plexus, and a right front scoop kick to his groin. This is the "Unfurling Crane" and your right hand should be positioned above your head at the moment of transition into a one-leg stance. (This should stun and immobilize your opponent.)
7. Deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's right knee. As you deliver this kick, execute a right inward handsword to the left side of his neck. This handsword should make contact a fraction of a moment after your kick. (This should cancel your opponent's retaliatory abilities, and he should fall to the ground.)
8. From the Point of Contact of your kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.




18. Grasping Eagles (Front: Right lapel grab, rear left shoulder grab, Two Men)


Theme: Grasping Eagles is your introduction to Gaseous Movements. You learn to use the opposite hand/opposite foot in the same direction, simultaneous with the same hand/same foot in opposite directions. You learn that although upper body torque is used to align your blocks and strikes, your body still travels on a Path of Action. This then is your introduction to proper Body Mechanics in the Gaseous State of Motion. The counterparts of your body mass travel on the same Path of Action as your body (Back-Up Mass), but are executed on different angles. In the Gaseous State is possible to apply Borrowed Force simultaneously against multiple opponents. Proper timing is necessary to have their reaction feed each of your subsequent actions.
1. You are in a natural position with grabs being applied by both opponents. Execute a right front snap ball kick to the groin simultaneous with a left inward vertical forearm strike to the outside of the right elbow of your front opponent (opponent No. 1). While employing these dual strikes to your front opponent, deliver a right back thrusting hammerfist strike to the groin of your rear opponent (opponent No. 2). (Both opponents should bend forward at the waist.) (These strikes should snap back the heads of both opponents.)
2. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (using your right knee to buckle the inside of the right knee of opponent No. 1, if feasible. As you plant, deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to opponent No. 1's chin. Simultaneous with this heel palm, deliver a left underhand heel palm strike to the chin of opponent No. 2.
3. Execute a left front thrusting ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 1. (This kick should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist as well as drive him away.)
4. Plant your left foot back, as a Gauging Leg, as you deliver a right back thrusting heel kick to the stomach of opponent No. 2. (This kick should stun your opponent as well as drive him away.)
5. From the Point of Contact of your back kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 9 o'clock. Finish an equal distance from both opponents.




19. Parting of the Snakes (Front: Right punch / rear attempt / Two Men)


Theme: In this technique you learn to duck under a punch while using a sophisticated parry/strike. From this position you learn how Perceptual and Intuitive Awareness aid in the Gaseous State of Motion. Gaseous Movement is further expanded upon. You learn that from the Point of Contact of a Lower Case movement on one opponent, you can strike in the opposite direction using an Upper Case movement to a second opponent. Furthermore, you learn to separate your opponents by employing simultaneous long-range weapons in opposite directions. The rear crossover/back knuckle teaches you how to strategically fall out of balance to generate momentum. From the Point of Contact of a kick you may go directly into your next action. In Parting of the Snakes you learn that not only can you fall away from the Point of Contact, but also fall in the same direction as the Point of Contact. The use of chicken kicks teaches you that the first kick, although still airborne, is a Gauging Leg for your second kick. You may make contact with the second kick before the first kick plants to the ground, but generally there are more advantages to making contact with the second kick at the moment the first kicked touches the ground. This technique reminds us that it is good to use your opponent's reactions to feed your next action. However, no matter what State of Motion (Solid, Liquid, or Gaseous), you do not want his reaction to work against you.
1. While in a left neutral bow, step slightly forward with your left foot as you duck under the right punch of your front opponent (opponent No. 1). As you duck, execute a left upward claw to his face simultaneous with a right underhand reverse handsword to his groin. (These strike should stun your opponent.)
2. Follow up with a right knee strike to opponent No. 1's groin. Be sure to have your left hand actively check at the chest of opponent No. 1, as your right hand cocks, fist clenched, palm up, at your right hip. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.
3. While your right knee is still buried in the groin of your first opponent, deliver a right back thrusting heel kick to the solar plexus of your aggressively charging (Aggressive Offense) rear opponent (opponent No. 2). As you deliver the back kick, simultaneously deliver a right thrusting vertical punch to the face of opponent No. 1. (This is the "Parting of the Snakes".)
4. From the Point of Contact of your right back kick, plant your right foot toward opponent No. 2 (toward 6 o'clock). Immediately have your left foot cross behind your right foot into a left rear twist stance/right outward back knuckle strike to the face of opponent No. 2. Your left hand is checking in the Neutral Zone. (This strike should further daze your rear opponent.)
5. From your twist stance execute a front chicken kick to opponent No. 1. This is accomplished by delivering a left front snapping ball kick to his solar plexus/right front snapping ball kick to his chin.
6. As you plant forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock), deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to the chin of opponent No. 1. (The combined effects of the chicken kick and heel palm strike should drive opponent No. 1 away.)
7. Follow up with a back chicken kick to opponent No. 2. This is accomplished by delivering a right back snapping heel kick/left back snapping heel kick to any available openings on opponent No. 2. (This chicken kick should drive away opponent No. 2.)
8. From the Point of Contact of your left back kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 3 o'clock. Be sure to position yourself an equal distance from both opponents.




20. Thrusting Lance (Front: Right step through knife thrust)


Theme: The theme of this technique stresses the importance of getting out of the Line of Attack by taking action from your Point of Origin. Not only are you moving out of the Line of Attack but you are also angling to move Up the Circle. Your first move must accentuate upper body torque to ensure getting out of the Line of Attack as well as aiding the action of your heel palm strike. This will also benefit the diagonal and downward Angle of Cancellation. Your increased Angle of Deviation increases your Angle of Efficiency. Once again you must remember the concept of the Ghost Image. Likewise, remember the importance of Meeting the Force before Riding it. When confronted with a weapon, if you're able to do so: divert, seize, control, and disarm. You must remember that after diverting the path of your opponent's knife to actually capture his right arm. It is essential to control the Angle of Versatility of his weapon, prior to the use of your left underhand heel palm strike. The Angle of Versatility must be reduced by controlling at his wrist joint. At this level of proficiency you're encouraged to strike to precise nerve points on your opponent's wrist. Knowledge of anatomy and the accurate application of your strikes contribute to the sum total of your effectiveness.
1. From a right neutral bow, have your left foot Move Up the Circle toward 4:30 to get out of the Line of Attack. As you Shorten the Circle, deliver a right inward handsword to the inside of your opponent's right arm, which is thrusting the knife. Your chop should strike the radial nerve of your opponent's wrist. Your left hand hangs naturally at the side of your left thigh. Immediately have your right hand grab your opponent's right wrist to minimize the Angle of Versatility of his knife. (The strike to the radial nerve should cause your opponent to drop his weapon, the grab is a back-up, as well as for subsequent Counter Manipulation.)
2. Having disarmed your opponent, push-drag forward as you deliver a left underhand heel palm strike and grab to your opponent's groin. Your right hand is still controlling your opponent's right wrist. (In the event your opponent did not drop the knife (after your first move) this second maneuver controls his weapon and adds to the surety of disarming him.)
3. Have your right foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you step back, Control Manipulate your opponent's right arm with a lock and twist (as applied in Spiraling Twig). Be sure to utilize small circles and to keep the knife blade (if your opponent is still in possession of the knife) pointing away from you and toward your opponent. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist, and your lock and twist should break his right wrist.)
4. Execute a front chicken kick. This is accomplished by delivering a left front snapping ball kick to your opponent's left ribcage/right front snapping ball kick to his sternum. (This should stun your opponent.)
5. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock), deliver a right underhand stiff-arm lifting back knuckle strike underneath your opponent's chin. During this strike have your left hand check your opponent's right shoulder. (This should snap his head up.)
6. Your strike passes through and above your opponent's head. Immediately reverse the Path of Travel, and deliver a right downward back knuckle strike to the bridge of the nose of your opponent. Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right shoulder. (This should drive your opponent's head down.
7. Circle your right arm in a Figure 8 Pattern. First circle it counter-clockwise striking with a right back knuckle punch to the left side of your opponent's face. Now circle it clockwise striking with a right back knuckle to the right side of his face. (These strike should stun your opponent.)
8. With your opponent bending forward at the waist, step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you step forward, have your right hand hook over (shape of the crane) and under your opponent's right elbow, hooking his right arm out and away from you. Simultaneous with this action, execute a left vertical elbow strike to the underside of your opponent's right armpit.
9. Moving toward 10:30, execute a right rear crossover/step out (or drag-step) into a left reverse bow, buckling the inside of your opponent's right leg with your left leg. As you buckle, deliver a right downward hammerfist to your opponent's mastoid. Simultaneous with these actions, deliver a left hammerfist to his right ribcage. (This is an offensive use of the Universal Block that stuns your opponent and drives him away from you.)
10 Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.




21. Blinding Sacrifice (Front: two hand grab or choke)


Theme: The name of this technique indicates its major theme. You surprise your opponent by stepping forward while incorporating your offense into your defense. The blinding effects of your strikes to the eyes physically occupy space, and mentally occupy your opponent's mind. By immediately shuffling into your opponent and hugging up to his body, you're able to sacrifice the normal use of checks. You then employ double strikes and blocks that are symmetrical.
1. While Standing Naturally, step forward between your opponent's legs with your right foot into a right neutral bow while thrusting both of your forearms forward, thus using them as wedges inside of your opponent's arms. (It is the outer portion of your forearms that are used to wedge.) Continue the flow of your action as you convert the movement of your arms into two rolling upward-outward claws (your left hand rolls counterclockwise and your right clockwise) to your opponent's eyes. (This should stop your opponent's forward momentum and blur his vision.) (Rolling Check with Strike)
2. Continue the flow of your hands converting them into twin outward handswords to the inside of your opponent's forearms (right handsword to the left forearm and left handsword to the right forearm).
3. Without loss of motion, push-drag forward as you have your two hands circle down, converting them into two underhand heel palm strikes/squeezes to your opponent's groin. Be sure to hug up close to your opponent's body. (This should clear your opponent's arms back and away as well as force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)
4. From this Point of Contact push-drag reverse as you execute two hooking back knuckle strikes to the back of your opponent's kidneys (right back knuckle to left kidney and left back knuckle to right kidney). (This should snap your opponent's head up.)
5. Your push-drag reverse should take you directly into a right 45-degree cat stance. During this action your two back knuckle strikes convert into two vertical outward blocks as Positional Checks.
6. Immediately push-drag forward as you have the fingers of both of your hands flick to your opponent's eyes followed by twin thumb scoops to his eyes. (This should blur your opponent's vision.)
7. Have both of your hands slap down on your opponent's shoulders, travel down his arms, catching and pulling (Frictional Pull) your opponent's arms down to control his Height Zones.
8. Immediately re-circle your arms up, over, and in so that you strike your opponent's temples (or mastoid) with two inverted back knuckles (right back knuckle to left temple and left back knuckle to right temple.) This should cause intense pain.)
9. With both of your elbows raised, drop them down and in toward each other thus striking and sandwiching your opponent's jaw hinges (right inside elbow striking to your opponent's left jaw hinge and your left inside elbow striking to his right hinge). Your opponent should begin to collapse.)
10. Grab the back of your opponent's head with both of your hands and using your anchored elbows push his head down into a right knee strike to his face. (This should further disorient your opponent.)
11. Form the point of Contact of your right knee strike, execute a right heel stomp to your opponent's right instep. Be sure to still use your hands to cancel your opponent's Height Zones.
12. From the Point of Contact of your right stomp, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 7:30.




22. Snakes of Wisdom (Flank: Left & right shoulder grabs / Two Men)


Theme: This technique teaches how you can adapt a technique like Obscure Claws, which operates in the Liquid State of Motion, and convert it to a Gaseous State of Motion. The Gaseous State of Motion is achieved by employing the simultaneous use of the Mirror Image Principle on two opponents. Is further achieved by redefining the motion of your Liquid State to create a Guided Collision.
1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot step back toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you step back, circle both of your arms in the fashion of Obscure Claws to first claw your opponents' face (right hand to face of opponent No. 1, who is to your right, and left hand to the face of opponent No. 2, who is to your left. (This should drive their heads back.)
2. Continue to circle your arms in the fashion of Obscure Claws as you now break your opponents' elbows (right uppercut/forearm breaks the left elbow of opponent No. 1, and left uppercut/forearm breaks the right elbow of opponent No. 2). (Your opponents should move forward toward 12 o'clock.)
3. Execute an outward back knuckle strike to the ribcage of each opponent (right back knuckle strike to the left ribcage of opponent No. 1, and left back knuckle strike to the right ribcage of opponent No. 2). (Your opponents should bend forward at the waist.)
4. Circle both of your hands back, around, and on top of the head of each opponent. Direct the momentum generated by the previous moves so that you smash their heads together. Simultaneous with this Directed Collision deliver a left knee strike to their face. (This should daze your opponents.)
5. Replant your left foot back toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). As you plant, have both of your hands execute twin push-downs on your opponents' shoulders (right push-down on the left shoulder of opponent No. 1, and left push-down on the right shoulder of opponent No. 2). These push-downs are to check your opponents' Height Zones.
6. Have your hands follow the contour of your opponents' bodies, traveling down the inner thigh of their leg closest to you. Your hands form hooks as they travel down to the ankle of both opponents (right hand to the left ankle of opponent No. 1, and left hand to the right ankle of opponent No. 2). Grab their ankles and jerk them out from under your opponents (pulling toward you).
7. While still maintaining both ankle grabs (at least try to maintain grabs), deliver a right front snap ball kick to the groin of opponent No. 2. (He should fall to the ground.)
8. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow. As you plant, execute a left roundhouse kick to the sternum of opponent No. 1. (He should fall to the ground.)
9. From the Point of Contact of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 6 o'clock, keeping an equal distance between your opponents.




23. Entwined Lance (Front: Right step through knife thrust)


Theme: The theme of this technique stresses the importance of getting out of the Line of Attack by taking action from Point of Origin. Not only are you moving out of the Line of Attack, but you're also angling to move Up the Circle. Your first move must accentuate upper body to torque to ensure getting out of the Line of Attack as well as aiding in the action of your heel palm strike. Your increased Angle of Deviation increases your Angle of Efficiency. Once again, you must remember the concept of the Ghost Image. Likewise, remember the importance of meeting the force before riding it. When confronted with a weapon, if you're able to do so: divert, seize, control, and disarm. You must remember that after diverting the path of your opponent's knife to actually capture his right arm. It is essential to control the Angle of Versatility of his weapon, as you deliver your left inward horizontal heel palm strike. The Angle of Versatility must be reduced by controlling at his wrist joint. This technique introduces you to the use of Motion and Reverse Motion used to simultaneously attack different Height Zones.
1. While in a left neutral bow and as your opponent thrusts his knife, shift your left foot slightly toward 3 o'clock as well as pivot into a left front rotating twist stance. As you move out of the Line of Attack and move Up the Circle, have your left hand hook the inside of your opponent's right wrist (palm up like a waiter carrying a tray). Your right hand cocks at your right hip as a Point of Reference for your next move.
2. Without loss of momentum have your right foot step forward toward 10:30 into a right fighting horse stance. Your right knee should buckle the inside of your opponent's right knee. As you step, deliver a right thrusting heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent's jaw (your fingertips are pointed toward 9 o'clock). Simultaneous with the buckle and heel palm, have your left hand grab your opponent's right wrist to limit the Angle of Versatility. (Your heel palm strike should daze your opponent, as the buckle weakens his foundation. Your opponent should drop the knife.)
3. Execute a right front crossover sweep of your opponent's right leg. As you sweep, have your right hand travel as a sliding check down your opponent's right arm to control his right wrist. Simultaneous with these actions deliver a left two-finger eye poke to your opponent's eyes. At the time of contact of your left finger poke, you should be in a left one-leg stance. (This should temporarily blind your opponent as well as function as a secondary move to disarm your opponent.)
4. From your one-leg stance, deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's left knee. (This should destroy your opponent's foundation.)
5. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, convert your left finger poke to a left hand grab of your opponent's right wrist (sliding and checking your opponent's right arm on the way). Simultaneously execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage. (This should stun your opponent, and force him to bend forward at the waist.)
6. From your right back knuckle strike, deliver a right upward flapping elbow strike under your opponent's chin. (This should snap his head back.)
7. The final two strikes of this technique employ a timing not normally used. Execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's right maxillary hinge just prior to stepping back with your right foot. Have your right foot step back toward 4:30 into a left neural bow (facing 10:30). As you step back, deliver a left inward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent's neck. The Residual Torque of your back knuckle strike accentuates your hammerfist strike with occurs during the rotation of your step back.
8. Execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




24. Falling Falcon (Right front: Right direct lapel grab)


Theme: There are multiple themes in this technique: This technique parallels the Dominating Circles in several ways. You learn to use your Center of Gravity as an Axis Point (Axis of Rotation) from which Rotational Momentum is generated in an elongated manner (Elongated Circles). In Dominating Circles both your right arm and your right leg are on the outside of your opponent's right arm and right leg. In Falling Falcon your right leg is also on the outside of his right leg, but your right arm is on the inside of his right arm during the Counterbalancing action. Both demonstrate the value of strikedowns. This technique reminds you that one of the great values of learning Ed Parker's American Kenpo is that you are systematically introduced to various methods of application from the Second Point of View. Additionally, methods of attack are considered through their Dimensional Stages of Action. Although your opponent may attempt to confound you with his attack, you can intuitively compound your Master Key Movements. You have the ability to instantly Formulate according to the What If predicaments that are before you. Falling Falcon teaches you the advantages of Control Maintenance versus Control Release. You can control your opponent's Height Zones, disturb his balance and manipulate his Depth Zones during his fall to the ground. It is important to learn how to follow up on your opponent before he is in a prone position. Falling Falcon is an introduction to utilizing locks and twists on a downed opponent. This technique emphasizes the importance of understanding Relative Positions and how they effect your application of a concept.
1. While Standing Naturally, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow to the outside of your opponent's right leg. As you step, have your left hand pin your opponent's right grabbing hand to your chest. Simultaneous with these actions, deliver a right thrusting forearm strike to your opponent's right shoulder at the head of the humerus.
2. Immediately convert your forward momentum into rotational momentum, as you pivot into a right reverse bow. This is a Strikedown that you Counter Balance by having your right leg act as a trip to your opponent's right leg. (Your opponent should be in pain from the strike and stunned by the impact of the fall.)
3. Your opponent will fall on his back with his head toward 6 o'clock. As he is falling, continue to control his right wrist with your left hand. Simultaneously have your right hand circle inside of his right arm (contouring with the back of your hand). At the moment he makes contact with the ground, pivot into a left reverse bow. In sync with your pivot have your right hand grab your opponent's right wrist, and twist it clockwise, applying great pressure on his right wrist and shoulder. Simultaneous with these actions deliver a left underhand heel palm strike to your opponent's right elbow. (This strike should break his right elbow and limit his retaliatory actions.)
4. Cock your left leg, as you have both of your hands grab your opponent's right arm. Deliver a left knife-edge kick to the right side of your opponent's neck. As you kick, pull on your opponent's arm to cause a possible shoulder dislocation. The two Opposing Forces will also enhance your kick to the side of your opponent's neck.
5. Have your left hand circle inside of your opponent' right arm (contouring with the back of your hand). Plant your left foot toward 5 o'clock and immediately pivot into a left forward bow. In sync with your pivot have your left hand grab your opponent's right wrist, and twist it counterclockwise, applying great pressure on his right wrist and shoulder. (Your opponent's elbow at this point should be facing down and toward the ground).
6. While still maintaining your left hand grab, utilize the Residual Torque of your pivot to deliver a right kick using the right side of your shin (the peroneus longus muscle) to strike the back of your opponent's right elbow (to break it further).
7. From the Point of Contact of your right shin kick, deliver a right back scooping heel kick to your opponent's right ribcage or right kidney. (This should snap your opponent's torso up.)
8. With your right foot passing through your opponent's ribs or kidney, and now cocked in the air, execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent's solar plexus with the ball of your right foot. Your left hand is still maintaining the grab of his right wrist. (This should shock your opponent.)
9. From the Point of Contact of your right kick, execute a right front crossover sweep of your opponent's right arm, and cover out twice toward 4:30.





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