Blue Belt Techniques

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


Theme: Remember that the intent of grab attacks is to direct you to an unfavorable position or predicament. Thus far in your training you have dealt with single wrist grabs (one hand to one wrist, and two hands to one wrist). In this technique you're introduced to an escape from a double wrist grab (one hand to each wrist). The rotation of your hands is the reverse response of Hooking Wings. In Hooking Wings your hands rotate inward and downward, while in Begging Hands your hands rotate outward and upward. The totality of your action reinforces the principles learned in Hooking Wings. Your intent is to Stabilize Your Base, momentarily disrupt your opponent's balance, cancel his Height Zones, and nullify his ability to attack with any of his weapons.
1. While Standing Naturally, step back with your left foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as you have both of your hands circle from inside out, so that they circle over and on top of your opponent’s wrists, simulating begging with two hands (with palms up).
2. Without disturbing your flow of motion, slide your right foot back into a right 45 degree cat stance and immediately deliver a right front snapping ball kick, to your opponent’s groin. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist, as his entire body moves away from you.)
3. Plant your right foot toward 12 o’clock (making sure that you adjust the depth of your planting foot, according to circumstances) and deliver a left front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s chin or chest. (Your opponent’ head and chest should snap up.)
4. As you plant your left foot forward into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), deliver two torquing heel palm thrusts under your opponent’s ribcage (Fitting). Shuffle forward if needed. (This should knock the wind out of your opponent, cause him to bend forward at the waist, and possibly drop to the ground.)
-- Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.
5. Have your right foot step toward 11 o’clock into a right neutral bow as your right knee steps through your opponent’s right knee to buckle him. Simultaneously have both of your hands grab the flesh of his chest and squeeze (vice-like move) to cause excruciating pain.
6. While maintaining both grabs execute a left rear crossover toward 1 o’clock. Immediately have your right foot slide toward 1:30 into a right reverse bow as it buckles and spreads your opponent’s left leg from inside out. Simultaneous with this buckle execute a right inward horizontal heel palm strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw. During this action have your left hand retain its grab of you opponent’s chest.
7. Execute a right front crossover toward 7:30. During the crossover have your right foot sweep your opponent’s right foot toward 7:30 in order to further spread his legs apart. Simultaneous with this sweep have your right hand, which has passed through your opponent’s jaw, convert into a check to your opponent’s right shoulder. During this action also execute a left inward horizontal heel palm-claw strike to the right side of your opponent’s face.
8. Pivot counterclockwise out of your twist stance and execute a left back thrusting heel kick to any available opening.
9. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




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


Theme: As the name of this technique indicates, the emphasis is on proper usage of the wedge. You surprise your opponent by stepping forward and incorporating your offense into your defense. The natural formation of the wedge parts your opponent's arms, as your hands thrust forward.
1. While Standing Naturally, step forward between your opponent’s legs with your right foot into a right forward bow while thrusting both of your forearms forward, thus using them as wedges inside of your opponent’s arms. (It is the outer portion of your forearms that are used to wedge.) Continue the flow of your action as you convert the movement of your arms into two rolling upward-outward claws to your opponent’s eyes (rolling check) (your right hand rolls counterclockwise and your left clockwise). (This should stop your opponent’s forward momentum and blur his vision.)
2. Pivot into a right fighting horse as you execute a right upward elbow strike under the chin of your opponent. During the same course of action have your left hand grab your opponent’s right arm, strike down to his right wrist, grab his right wrist with your left hand, and jerk that arm down, past, and below your left hip. (The effect should stun your opponent and control his Height Zones.)
3. Pivot into a right neutral bow as your follow up with a right downward heel palm claw to the bridge of your opponent’s nose and then to his eyes. (This should break your opponent’s nose and again blur his vision.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.
4. Have your right heel palm claw continue down, through, and past the bridge of your opponent’s nose. Without disrupting the flow and course of your right hand , have the finger tips of your right hand rake down and through your opponent’s groin. Immediately reverse the action of your right hand and execute a right reverse handsword strike to the underside of your opponent’s groin. Have your left hand horizontally check in front of your face in anticipation of any reaction that may stem from either of your opponent’s arms.
5. Without hesitation execute a right downward back knuckle strike to the back of your opponent’s left knee (to buckle him).
6. Have your right hand grab the back of your opponent’s left knee. Have your left foot step forward toward 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow simultaneous with a left heel palm thrust to his jaw.
7. Execute a right rear crossover toward 10:30, step through and toward 10:30 with your left foot into a left reverse bow, as you buckle your opponent’s right knee with your left knee from inside out, while continuing to thrust against your opponent’s jaw with your left hand, and pulling your opponent’s left knee toward you with your right hand.
8. With this action forcing your opponent onto his back (with his head pointing toward 1:30) slide your left foot toward 1:30 (gauging your distance - Gauging Leg) and have your right knee drop onto your opponent’s groin.
9. In anticipation of your opponent closing his legs because of the pain, have both of your hands hook his knees from inside out to force and hold his legs apart (right hand to left knee and left hand to right knee, like Hooking Wings). Raise up on your right foot, cock your left knee and execute a left heel stomp to your opponent’s groin.
10. Execute a left crossover stomp onto your opponent’s left ankle and immediately leap out into a double cover out toward 6 o’clock.




3. Flashing Wings (Front: Right straight punch)


Theme: This technique apprises you of the use of a Medium-Range Weapon - the elbow. It is Family Related to Attacking Mace and together they teach you instinctive responses to varying depth factors related to the Dimensional Stages of Action.
1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot step toward 11 o'clock into a left neutral bow, while simultaneously executing a left inward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm (at or above the elbow), as your right hand cocks to your right hip (fist clenched and palm up). Your left knee should positionally check your opponent's right knee.
2. Pivot into a left forward bow as you deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage, which follows through after making contact and bypasses your opponent's ribs. Your left hand slides and checks your opponent's right arm, just below the shoulder, during the course of your elbow strike. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
3. Pivot clockwise into a horse stance as you execute a right outward elbow strike to your opponent's right kidney. Simultaneously deliver a left outward heel-palm claw across your opponent's face (making sure that your left forearm is a sliding check as it travels up the right arm of your opponent). (Your opponent's head should snap back and turn to his right.)
4. Immediately pivot clockwise into a left reverse wide kneel (with your body facing 4:30, but your head looking at 12 o'clock). As you pivot, deliver a right outward hooking handsword to the back of your opponent's neck. Make sure that your right arm travels diagonally, down, and with your elbow anchored. Within the same flow of motion, follow up with a left inward handsword strike to the back of your opponent's neck. (This should drive you opponent's head downward.)
5. Pivot counterclockwise into a left reverse close kneel stance as your left hand slides down and past your opponent's right shoulder to check and pin his right arm to his body. Simultaneous with this action execute a right upward thrusting handsword to your opponent's throat (palm up), as you pivot into a left wide kneel stance. (This should snap your opponent's head back.)
-- Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.
6. Execute a left front crossover sweep of your opponent’s right leg. During this action have your right hand circle counter clockwise to execute a right inward circular five-finger claw. Your left hand continues to check your opponent’s right arm.
7. Immediately pivot clockwise as you execute a right spinning stiff-legged sweep to the back of your opponent’s right leg. (Your opponent should start to fall toward the ground.) Counterbalance the action of your sweep by executing a right thrusting heel palm to your opponent’s chin. All the while have your left hand check your opponent’s right arm and shoulder.
8. Immediately have your right palm push your opponent’s chin counterclockwise simultaneously as your left hand grabs and assists you in turning his arm and body counterclockwise. With both of your arms turning, as well as, forcing your opponent’s spine to arch back toward 9 o’clock, execute a right knee kick to his spine. Have your right knee kick supported and braced by both of your arms.
9. From the position of your right knee kick, deliver a right side thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee to buckle him for a second time.
10. From the position of your right side thrust kick, execute a right front crossover toward 8:30 while simultaneously have the fingers of your right hand rip across your opponent’s face from left to right.
11. Complete your double cover out toward 8:30.




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


Theme: The initial action of this technique is identical to that of Deflecting Hammer. You are to create distance while employing an angle change, as you redirect your opponent's kick. At this level your block should not only redirect the path of your opponent's kick, and slightly turn your opponent, but it should also inflict pain. ("First deflection, then infliction of pain.") Deflecting Hammer also stresses the importance of foot maneuvers (shuffle out and then shuffle back in). In Hugging Pendulum you learn to swiftly make adjustments due to depth factors (shuffle out and crossover back in). The final part of the technique emphasizes the need for speed of action. You learn to strike your opponent with the use of upper Body Rotation without the use of lower Body Rotation; you learn the benefits of Body Fusion; and the use of forward and Reverse Motion.
1. While in a right neutral bow, shuffle back (push-drag) toward 7:30 as you deliver a right hammering downward diagonal block on the outside of your opponent’s right kicking leg. Have your blocking arm travel from 10:30 to 4:30. (This action should disturb your opponent’s balance, injure his leg, inflict pain, and turn his body to his left.)
2. Without delay execute a left front crossover, cross your right hand (palm up) to your left hip, and positionally check with your left hand. Immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee. (This should buckle your opponent’s left knee to the ground.)
3. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow, follow up with a right outward horizontal back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right mastoid, or right temple. Arc your strike to the right and return with a right inward horizontal hooking heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face. Maintain a bend in your right elbow throughout your action. (Your opponent should fall to the ground.
-- Left front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.
4. Follow through with the action of your right heel palm claw and with the residual use of your Body Momentum have your right foot slide toward 9 o’clock, pivot your entire body counterclockwise, execute a left outward horizontal heel palm claw to your opponent’s face followed by a right hooking punch to the same target.
5. While still maintaining your circular flow of motion, execute a right roundhouse ball kick to your opponent’s sternum. (Adjust the position of your left foot if needed when kicking.)
6. From the position of your right kick, plant your right foot toward 10:30 (up the circle), and immediately turn counterclockwise as you execute a low left spinning side thrusting knife-edge kick to your opponent’s neck (using the side of your heel).
7. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6:00




5. Repeated Devastation (Rear: Full Nelson)


Theme: The theme of this technique again, like Scraping Hoof, focuses on your opponent's hold. Although you are in a precarious position your retaliatory efforts are not totally restricted. Because of your increased knowledge of the multitude of methods of executing your natural weapons and knowledge of the dimensions and paths in which they can travel, countering this hold is not a problem. Stepping forward to place yourself in balance while disrupting the balance of your opponent is what sets up the potential use of your elbow strikes. Explosive Rotational Force is one of the key ingredients that adds to the devastation of your action.
1. While in a Full Nelson, move your right foot toward 3 o'clock into a narrow horse stance, as you strike over and back of your head with both of your fists to your opponent's face. The palms of your hands should face forward when sandwiching your opponent's head. (Your opponent should loosen his grip.)
2. While dropping lower into your horse, drive both of your elbows down to your opponent's biceps (palms still facing you). Immediately thrust both fists toward the ground (palms facing you) as you straighten and stiffen your knees, body, and neck.
3. Step forward with your left foot, between 12 and 1 o'clock, into a transitional left neutral bow and pivot clockwise into a right forward bow (facing 6 o'clock). While pivoting, deliver a right outward thrusting elbow strike to the right side of your opponent's jaw. As you strike, pin your opponent's left forearm to your body with your left forearm. (This should rock your opponent's head back.)
4. Slide your left foot back to its Point of Origin, step forward with your right foot between 11 and 12 o'clock into a transitional right neutral bow, and pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 6 o'clock). While pivoting, deliver a left outward thrusting elbow strike to the left side of your opponent's jaw. During this action have your right forearm maintain a check by smartly resting on your opponent's right forearm. (Again, your opponent's head should rock back.)
-- Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.
5. Immediately have your left arm circle counterclockwise and around your opponent’s neck (from the left side) as you then apply a headlock. While still maintaining the head lock with your left arm, have your left foot shift back and toward 12 o’clock into a right neutral bow. During the course of this maneuver, pull your opponent’s head toward you as you simultaneously execute a right punch to the left hinge of your opponent’s jaw.
6. With your opponent’s head bent over and positioned at waist level execute two rapid knee strikes (left and then right) to his face. From the position of your right knee strike release your left arm and pivot counterclockwise as your execute a right side thrust kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee simultaneously with a right torquing heel palm strike to the left side of his jaw (fingers down palm out.) Your left hand should be positionally checking in front of your right ribcage.
7. From the position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique reemphasizes the importance of how a quick reaction can turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Quick reaction with your right elbow strike not only relieves the pressure on your wrist, but residually injures your opponent. Failure to act quickly could result in your wrist being broken, or in you being forced to the ground. Additionally, Entangled Wing emphasizes the use of Contact Manipulation to control and injure your opponent.
1. With your opponent applying the lock with force, have your right foot step forward toward 10:30. Raise your right arm up and overhead (similar to a right upward elbow strike), to relieve pressure. During the course of this action have your left hand pin and check your opponent’s left hand.
2. As you pivot counterclockwise drop into a left neutral bow, while delivering a left back elbow strike to your opponent’s groin or ribs. Your target will depend upon the height of your opponent. Simultaneously have your right arm pull your opponent’s left arm down and toward you to properly align your opponent’s elbow across the top of your right shoulder for a break. (This should turn your opponent to his right.)
3. Immediately pivot clockwise into a horse stance as you execute a right back elbow strike to your opponent’s midsection or left ribcage. Maintain your left hand as a Positional Check at your right shoulder. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.
4. Without hesitation have your right foot step back toward 1:30 into a right reverse bow to buckle your opponent’s left leg. With this maneuver execute a right vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face (your forearm is vertical at this point) as your left hand grabs his left wrist.
5. Have your right hand hook around, behind, and to the left side of your opponent’s neck and immediately pull his head forward and down as you simultaneously execute a right knee strike to his face. Plant your right foot (adjusting it to gauge proper distance) and deliver a left knee strike to your opponent’s face (torquing if necessary).
6. Plant your left foot and again shoot your right foot back toward 1:30 to buckle your opponent’s left leg further, as your right arm simultaneously forces his head to the ground.
7. While still maintaining control of his left arm, with your left hand, execute a right knee strike to the back of your opponent’s left elbow, to break it.
8. From the position of the right knee strike, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




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


Theme: This technique teaches you to move inside the effective striking range of your opponent's club. Although the theme is similar to that of Calming the Storm, emphasis is placed on immediate destruction of the arm that is being defied. Additionally you have an immediate check on your opponent's Height Zones to prevent further retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation).
1. While Standing Naturally, step forward (toward 11 o’clock) with your right foot into a right neutral bow, as your right knee buckles the inside of your opponent’s right knee. Simultaneous with this action strike your opponent’s right wrist with your left extended outward handsword. Coordinate this with a right inward handsword to your opponent’s right biceps. (Your opponent should drop his club, and lose his balance.)
2. Instantly have your left hand grab your opponent’s left wrist and your right hand grab the back of your opponent’s right elbow. Without delay, step back with your right foot toward 4:30 into a left forward bow. With this action, push his right wrist out and away from you while pulling and rolling his right elbow down and toward you (Rolling Check / Opposing Forces) to snap your opponent’s right elbow joint. This is done while anchoring your right elbow past your right hip. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
3. Follow up with a right knee strike to your opponent’s sternum. (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)
4. As you plant your right foot toward 11 o’clock, into a right neutral bow, bury a right inward overhead elbow strike to your opponent’s upper spine. Have your left hand maintain control of his right wrist.
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7: 30.
5. Have your left hand release your opponent’s right wrist and pivot clockwise into a right front rotating twist stance as you deliver a left inward elbow strike to, and through, the right side of your opponent’s jaw.
6. Immediately pivot counterclockwise (out of the right twist) into a right neutral bow as your execute a left outward elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw, followed by a right inward horizontal heel palm claw to the same target, in addition to the face. Continue the flow of your torquing action and execute a right back scooping heel kick to the underside of your opponent’s groin. (All of these moves are residually timed so that they occur within the flow of your torquing action to add power to the scoop kick).
7. From the position of your scoop kick, plant your right foot toward 6 o’clock and immediately pivot counterclockwise as you deliver a left spinning back heel kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.
8. Execute a right inward crescent kick to your opponent’s face. A hop may be required when gauging with your left leg (Gauging Leg).
9. From the position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique is to turn your opponent's efforts to manipulate you into an advantage. You borrow the force of your opponent's pull to accentuate the force of your initial strike. Proper timing is of the utmost importance to maximize your efforts.
1. As your opponent pulls you in, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (between your opponent’s legs) while you simultaneously execute a right uppercut punch to your opponent’s solar plexus. In coordination with the above action have your left hand horizontally pin both of your opponent’s hands to your chest. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
2. Immediately have your right hand circle counterclockwise (with your left hand still pinning) and have the knuckles of your right fist diagonally rake inward, down, and across the bridge of your opponent’s nose. Continue the motion so that you strike down and onto your opponent’s forearms, as your left hand checks above your right arm. (Your opponent’s head should turn to his right and drop toward you.)
3. Follow up with a right outward handsword to your opponent’s throat, as your left hand checks below your right arm.
4. Instantly execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw as your left heel palm simultaneously strikes to the right side of your opponent’s jaw to cause a sandwiching effect.
-- Right front crossover uncover out twice towards 7:30.
5. Transform your left heel palm strike into a left two-finger eye hook (this is a small clockwise circle). Immediately execute a right inward hooking heel palm claw to your opponent’s chin and face while dropping back into a right 45 degree cat stance. Have your left hand positionally check in front of your solar plexus.
6. Immediately execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin as your right hand circles counterclockwise, drops, and cocks to the side of your right thigh.
7. Plant your right foot toward 12 o’clock (from the last position of your right kick), and execute a right stiff-arm lifting back knuckle strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw.
8. Follow through, and past your opponent’s face with your right back knuckle and loop your right hand clockwise. Without disrupting the flow of your clockwise motion execute a right thrusting handsword strike to the left side of your opponent’s neck.
9. With your opponent reacting to your right handsword strike, execute a left roundhouse kick to his head. (Adjust your right leg for the left kick if necessary as he falls toward the ground.)
10. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




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


Theme: This technique is an introduction to controlling your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones while following a figure 8 path of action. It is another example of the Squeegee Principle which allows you room for error. Additionally the same action that cancels your opponent's Height Zones can be used to borrow force. And equally important theme is the introduction of the use of environment as an offense.
1. While Standing Naturally, drop back with your left foot toward 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock as your right hand and arm loops a figure eight (following a path and not a line). Begin with a right inward handsword on the outside and top of your opponent's left arm (with elbow anchored). Flow into a right extended outward handsword on the outside of your opponent's right arm (with elbow still anchored). (Both actions are to diagonally check your opponent's Height Zones and Width Zones by conveniently crisscrossing your opponent's arms diagonally and down.) During this action your left hand checks at your solar plexus.
2. As you continue the flow of your right hand, grab your opponent's right wrist with your right hand while fading back into a right front 45-degree cat stance.
3. Without interrupting the flow of your action have your right hand pull your opponent's right arm toward you (down and to your right), as you deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent's groin. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
4. With your right kicking foot still in the air, execute a right front crossover toward 7:30 into a left rear twist stance (facing your opponent). (Your opponent's upper body should once again become partially upright.)
5. Have your right hand release your opponent's right wrist and immediately pivot counterclockwise as you deliver a left spinning back heel kick to your opponent's abdominal area (toward 12 o'clock). (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist, with his entire body driven back.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.
6. With your back facing your opponent, hop onto your left leg while edging toward your opponent (gauge distance correctly) and deliver a right back heel kick. This is actually a back chicken kick to any opening on your opponent, preferably the face or chest.
7. With your opponent forced against a wall, and with the possibility of him bouncing (bounce) off of the wall, execute a right rear crossover toward 1:30 into a right rear twist stance, pivot clockwise, and immediately and cautiously plant your right knee and hands while executing a left roundhouse kick to your opponent’s groin. (This height differential when executing the left roundhouse kick should advantageously position you for the next kick.
8. From the position of your left kick continue to circle clockwise and plant your left knee (hands still on the ground) toward 3 o’clock. Immediately execute a right spinning back thrusting heel kick to any available target on your opponent (using your hands and arms to lift and push you toward him).
9. From the position of your right back kick, execute a right front cross over (with your left knee still on the ground) and leap into a left one-leg stance toward 6 o’clock. Conclude by having your right foot plant back toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock.
10. Left front crossover and double cover out in the direction of 4:30.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique is taking double action from more than one Point of Origin (two), whereby both block and strike occur simultaneously. Emphasis is placed on striking while moving Up the Circle to give greater Depth of Penetration. Dual movements of offense and defense are consistently used throughout the technique. Various types of Body Momentum (rotational, forward, and vertical) are also dually employed. Your dually employed offensive and defensive movements and your dually employed methods of Body Momentum are continually harmonized throughout this technique.
1. While Standing Naturally, move forward and to your left with your left foot toward 11 o'clock into a left neutral bow. Immediately pivot to your right into a horse stance and deliver a right vertical outward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm. This is done while simultaneously delivering a left straight punch to your opponent's right lower ribcage. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
2. Pivot to your left and drop into a left close kneel stance as you strike down with a right hammerfist to the top of your opponent's right kidney, driving down to the pelvic area. Your left hand is now a Bracing Angle Check at your opponent's right elbow. (Your opponent should buckle at the knees.)
3. Circle your left hand clockwise and pin your opponent's right arm down to his own body as your right hand circles counterclockwise striking your opponent's face and eyes with a right looping inward horizontal heel palm claw. (This should snap your opponent's neck and turn his head to his right.)
4. Continue the flow of the counterclockwise circle of your right hand and have it contour down and along the back of your opponent's body and right leg to strike the back of your opponent's right knee with your right handsword. This action is to buckle your opponent's right leg. Have your left hand circle clockwise and check just below your opponent's right shoulder.
5. Without raising your body, follow up with a right knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent's left knee while your right hand (from the chop) continues to circle counterclockwise as your left hand checks your opponent's right arm.
-- While your right foot is still in the air, right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 8 o’clock.
6. Plant you are right kicking foot to toward 1:30 as your right hand continues counterclockwise and converts into a right heel palm claw to your opponent’s jaw and face.
7. With your opponent falling back and toward 10:30, have your right hand grab and push his chin back and toward the ground. This is done to arch his neck and back (toward 10:30) even further. Simultaneous with this action (capitalizing on Opposing Forces) execute a left knee strike to the back of your opponent’s neck while your left hand continues to check and brace your opponent's right arm.
8. Plant your left foot directly under its Point of Contact and shift your right foot clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow, facing 4:30. Simultaneously have your left hand push the back of your opponent’s head forward, as your right hand jerks his chin toward you to snap his neck. This maneuver should turn your opponent’s head and body clockwise so that he is positioned facing you, with his head and body bent over. With the completion of the snapping of his neck have your right hand follow its natural course of travel as it checks your opponent's right arm prior to covering your groin. Have your left hand positionally check high.
9. Execute a right front knee kick under your opponent's chin.
10. As your right foot plants execute a left knee kick to any available target on your opponent’s torso.
11. From the Point of Contact of your left knee kick, execute a left snapping knife-edge kicked to the inside of your opponent's left leg.
12. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.




11. Retreating Pendulum (Front: Left rear crossover right heel kick)


Theme: This technique teaches you the tactical use of a subliminal retreat. The Depth of Action is not as pronounced as when shuffling. While there is a finer Margin for Error, you nevertheless remain close enough to your opponent to give you greater spring when retaliating. In this technique special emphasis is placed on Relayed Power through the use of a short circle of the right arm.
1. While in a right neutral bow, have your right foot execute a rear crossover toward 6 o’clock into a left front twist stance (facing 12 o’clock). Simultaneously deliver a right downward diagonal block to the outside of your opponent’s kicking leg as your left hand checks next to your right shoulder. (This should disturb your opponent’s balance, injure his leg, inflict pain, and cause his body to turn to his left.)
2. Immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick to your opponent’s left inner knee. (His left knee should buckle to the ground.)
3. Plant your right foot forward toward 12 o’clock into a right neutral bow as your left hand checks high (near your right armpit). Simultaneous with this action (while taking advantage of Gravitational Marriage) execute a right inward overhead hammerfist across the right side of your opponent’s neck. (Your opponent should drop to both of his knees.)
4. Pivot to your left into a right reverse bow and deliver a right back scoop kick to your opponent’s groin. Your right leg is between your opponent’s legs at this point. You may have to drag your left foot toward your right foot to assure proper distance for your back scoop kick.
5. Plant your right foot back into a right reverse bow between your opponent’s legs, as you use the right reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s right leg. (This should drive your opponent, face down, to the ground.
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.
6. Drag your left foot toward your right foot (gauging the distance - Gauging Leg) as you execute a right back scooping heel kick to your opponent’s groin.
7. With your opponent still on his stomach and his head between 1:30 and 3 o’clock, have your right foot plant along the right side of your opponent’s body and immediately drop into a left close kneel stance. As you drop into a close kneel stance, facing 7:30, execute a right knee strike to your opponent's right kidney. During this action have your hands positionally check.
8. Have your left foot cross over your opponent, planting on the left side of his body into a twist stance. As you plant into your twist stance execute a right knee strike to your opponent's lower spine. During this action have your hands positionally check, and peripherally assess the situation.
9. Switch while changing angles slightly. This is accomplished by: Have your right foot to move to the left side of your opponent's body below his left shoulder. Have your left foot move to the right side of your opponent's body near his rib cage. Drop into a right close kneel stance, striking with your left knee to your opponent's spine. During this action have your hands positionally check and peripherally assess the situation.
10. From your left knee strike spring up on to your left leg (which is still on the right side of your opponent’s body) as you execute a right side thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent neck.
11. From the Point of Contact of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice in the direction of 4:30.




12. Tripping Arrow (Front: Bear hug - arms free)


Theme: Although the initial maneuver of this technique appears to leave you open, the controlling of your opponents Height Zones prevent your opponent from taking action. The technique also introduces you to the concept of "Strikedowns". Many styles of the Martial Arts use "takedowns" to force their opponent to the ground. "Takedowns" utilize throwing actions to force an opponent to the ground and it is a ground the causes the initial injury. Although considered a takedown, strikedowns are much more effective. Since you're striking your opponent to the ground, injury occurs instantly as well as a result of impact to the ground. Strikedowns are often counterbalanced with buckles, as in this technique.
1. Your opponent is applying a front bear hug with your arms free. Step to your left with your left foot (toward 9 o’clock) into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock) as you have your left hand grab your opponent’s right shoulder and pull it down to check his Height Zones. This action will nullify your opponent’s leverage and thus prevent him from delivering a right or left knee kick. Simultaneous with this action execute a right hooking inward horizontal heel palm strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge. (This can dislocate your opponent’s jaw as well as render him unconscious.)
2. Immediately circle your right foot clockwise, around, and back of your opponent’s right leg (toward 3 o’clock) and buckle it by heavily stomping your right foot into a horse stance. Make sure that your right hand circles counterclockwise with the aforementioned action and cocks at your right shoulder (palm up).
3. Without hesitation, pivot to your left (toward 9 o’clock) into a left forward bow as your thrust your right heel palm strike to the jaw of your opponent. This action will trip your opponent over your right leg. Be sure to maintain you left hand grab on your opponent’s right arm. (Your opponent should fall to the ground and onto his back.)
4. With your opponent on his back (head toward 9 o’clock and feet toward 3 o’clock) and your left hand grab now at your opponent’s right wrist, thrusting a right heel stomp under your opponent’s chin. (If your opponent turns from the momentum of the fall and slips out of your grasp, alter your target and execute a right stomp kick to your opponent’s right kidney or ribs.)
-- From the stomp kick, release your left hand grasp and sweep your opponent’s right arm with your right foot as you execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.
5. With your left hand still grabbing your opponents right wrist, have your right foot plant to the left of his head, into a right close kneel stance toward 10:30 as you execute a left knee strike to your opponent’s sternum.
6. Pivot counterclockwise and as you drop into a left close kneel stance, bury your right knee into his solar plexus, while executing a right two-finger poke to your opponents eyes.
7. Release your left hand grab and while using your opponent’s body as a springboard, have your right knee bounce up from your opponent’s solar plexus, rotate your body clockwise and while in the air switch your right foot so that it plants to the left of your opponents left hip, as your left foot virtually plants back on the same spot. Your body, at this point, is now facing 2 o’clock. Immediately drop into a right close kneel stance and bury your left knee into his abdomen (facing 2 o’clock).
8. While it again using your opponent’s body as a springboard, have your left knee bounce up from your opponent’s abdomen, rotate your body counterclockwise and while in the air switch and plant your left foot to virtually where your right foot was planted - followed by your right foot planting (toward three o’clock) between your opponent’s knees. Your body at this point is now facing 11 o’clock. Immediately drop into a left close kneel stance and bury your right knee into his groin (facing 11 o’clock).
9. Spring into a right one-leg stance toward 1 o’clock (to the right of your opponents left leg) and immediately execute a left front crossover and cover out twice toward 1 o’clock.




13. Fallen Cross (Rear: Two-hand choke)


Theme: This technique again reminds you of the dangers of chokes; it is recommended that you tuck your chin to your chest to give you temporary relief. From there at the theme of this technique develops. There is no way that your opponent thumbs can resist the weight of your whole body twisting against them, when the proper fulcrum is applied. In this technique the thumb breaks occur when you move away from your opponent. As you move away from him, the value of Counter Manipulation is emphasized. Properly executed, the manipulation of your opponent can tie up his weapons, canceled his Height Zones, and correctly align his arms for the initial elbow break.
1. With your opponent choking you from the rear with both of his hands, be sure to tuck your chin to protect your vital areas of the throat. Simultaneous with this action, step to your left (toward 9 o’clock) into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock) as you grab both of your opponent’s wrists with both of your hands (right to right and left to left).
2. Commence to turn your head counterclockwise as your have your right foot step forward toward 10:30 into a, transitional, right neutral bow. (Turning your head will cause your neck to put pressure against your opponent’s right thumb and therefore help to release his grab.) Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30) as you cross your opponent’s arms with his right arm over his left, making sure that the arms are crossed at or above your opponent’s elbows. During this action be sure to disturb your opponent’s balance and Height Zones by jerking him down and toward you.
3. While still grabbing your opponent’s wrists, have both of your arms force your opponent’s arms down even further. Meet this action by delivering a right knee strike up and against the left elbow joint of your opponent. (His left elbow should be facing down at this point). Without hesitation and with your right knee against your opponent’s left elbow, deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin. (Your opponent should be driven back.)
4. As you plant your right foot forward to 4:30 into a right neutral bow, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge (or a right inward downward diagonal forearm smash, from 7:30 to 1:30, depending upon the circumstances). Simultaneously have your left hand check your opponent’s arms down and toward himself.
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.
5. Begin to pivot your body clockwise as you immediately execute a right outward heel palm claw to the left hinge of your opponent’s jaw and face followed by a left knee strike to his groin.
6. Without loss of momentum have your left foot step through toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow as your execute a left heel palm thrust to the underside of your opponents jaw thus driving him back.
7. Gauging your distance, execute a right step through thrusting ball kick to the right inner thigh of your opponent to buckle and force his leg out.
8. As you gauge the planting of your right foot, execute a left roundhouse kick to your opponents head, or to any available target.
9. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.




14. Returning Storm (Front: Right roundhouse and backhand club attack)


Theme: This technique stresses the importance of seeking Zones of Sanctuary to comfortably allow your opponent to miss. You must then immediately reposition yourself to defend against his second attempt. Continuing to use the momentum supplied by your opponent, you employ the Spiraling Staircase effect to direct him toward the ground.
1. Your opponent steps through with his right foot to deliver a wild right roundhouse horizontal club strike. Shuffle back (push-drag) with your left foot toward 7:30 (Zones of Sanctuary) into a right neutral bow (facing your opponent). While shuffling, place both of your arms close to your chest (positioning them vertically, with your fists at the top). Your shuffling back should cause the swing to fall short of its mark and pass by you.
2. As your opponent returns with a backhand club strike, step forward with your left foot toward 1:30 into left neutral bow. While stepping forward, have both of your arms strike vertically so that your left forearm strikes at your opponent’s right elbow joint and your right forearm strikes at your opponent’s right wrist. (This should disturb your opponent’s balance and possibly break his elbow.)
3. Immediately grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand, while pushing out with your left forearm. While pushing out and pulling in, slide your right foot clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30). Remember to keep constant pressure on your opponent’s right elbow. Your Rolling Action, on his elbow, coupled with the Rotational Force of your body should spiral your opponent down into your next move.
4. Follow up with a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s right ribcage (toward 4:30). (This kick should knock the wind out of your opponent.)
5. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 4:30) check your opponent’s right arm with your left hand by pushing it down and past your right hip, as you deliver a right upward lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face. (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 12:00.\
6. Immediately have your right foot slide back toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow as your right hand grabs your opponents right wrist and your left hand grabs his right elbow. Pivot into a right forward bow, toward 9 o’clock, and have both of your arms force your opponent to the ground, face down, with his head pointed toward 9 o’clock.
7. While still maintaining the grab with your right hand, release your left hand as you adjust your right leg (to gauge it) and execute a left heel stomp to the back of your opponent’s neck (or side of the head).
8. Plant your left foot to the right side of your opponent’s head and immediately swing your right foot clockwise and over your opponent’s body toward 9 o’clock as you face 3 o’clock. Simultaneous with your clockwise rotation have both of your arms assist you in applying a hammerlock on your opponents right arm. While implementing Control Maintenance, and without loss of momentum, push-drag toward nine o’clock as you yank his right arm toward you to dislocate his shoulder. Your left hand assist your right hand in the dislocation.
9. Adjust your left leg as necessary (Gauging Leg) as you execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to the back of your opponents head, as in the self-defense technique “Leap of Death”.
10. From the contact point of your right kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.




15. Crossed Twigs (Rear: Two-hand grab to wrists)


Theme: This technique was designed to apprise you of the merits of counter grabbing your opponent, pulling him off balance, and, while unbalanced, crossing his arms to prevent him from retaliating. Accomplishing this momentary tie-up allows you the freedom to counter your opponent at will. This technique also acquaints you with the principle of Compounding where, during the course of your crossing your opponent's arms, you can logically and comfortably insert an elbow strike to your opponent's jaw. This is done within the normal Sequential Flow of your action.
1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent grabbing both of your wrists from the rear, countergrab both of your opponent's wrists (right to right and left to left) as you step toward 1:30 with your left foot into a transitional left neutral bow (reverse Toe-Heel Line). This should help disturb your opponent's balance, especially if you pull forward and down with your left arm.
2. Pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow (facing 7:30), still maintaining the wrist grabs, as you cross your opponent's arms (right over left). In the process have your right elbow strike diagonally and outward to your opponent's right jaw hinge. Continue the flow of your right arm so as to pull your opponent's right arm down. Have your left hand, which is grabbing your opponent's left wrist, pull down and below the level of your buttocks. (This should stun your opponent as well as minimize his ability to retaliate.)
3. Release your right grasp and loop your right arm counterclockwise, as it now becomes a right inward overhead elbow strike down to the upper spine of your opponent. (Your opponent should start to crumble to the ground.)
4. Release your left grasp. Now with both your right and left hands free, execute two downward heel palm strikes to your opponent's left kidney and left ribcage (left hand to left kidney and right hand to left ribcage).
5. As you grab and pinch your opponent's kidney and ribs deliver a left knee strike to your opponent's right ribcage. (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)
-- Replant your left foot toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow (still facing your opponent) and execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.
6. Immediately plant your left foot and execute a right knee strike to your opponent’s right rib cage. From the contact point of your knee strike, execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee. As soon as the right knee strike is completed have your right foot bounce off of the ground as you pivot counterclockwise and execute a right back hooking heel bounce kick to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.
7. Have your right foot plant toward 3 o’clock (gauging the distance and the angle - Gauging Leg) into a transitory right neutral bow. Slide your left foot to the inside of your opponent’s right leg and explosively pivot counterclockwise into a left reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s right knee (with your head facing 4:30). Simultaneously have your left hand strike, grab and squeeze your opponent’s groin as your right hand positionally check off of your left shoulder.
8. Immediately slide your left foot toward 10:30 as your left knee drives through your opponent’s left knee (from inside out) to buckle him. Simultaneously have your left hand hook and check your opponent’s right arm, or shoulder, (palm up and elbow anchored like “Begging Hands”). Follow up by executing a right knee kick strike to your opponent’s jaw while striking with a right downward heel palm to the back of your opponent’s head to cause a sandwich effect.
9. Plant your right foot slightly back and toward 4:30 and immediately execute a left front cross over toward 1:30 while delivering a left outside downward heel palm claw to your opponent’s face.
10. Double cover out toward 1:30.




16. Twist of Fate (Front: Two-hand push)


Theme: This technique introduces the value of a slicing kick. Your kick does not lock into the target but grazes it to give you a more strategic position when applying the twist. Importance is placed upon the unique method used to counter manipulate your opponent. Body momentum is utilized going both forward and back. The timing of this maneuver is extremely crucial so that the momentum of your opponent's body continually flows to complete the final positioning of his body.
1. As your opponent pushes, drop back with your right foot toward 6 o’clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as both of your hands come up and out as twin extended outward handswords to the inside of your opponent’s wrists. This is executed the same as the fist move of parting wings.
2. Immediately have your left hand grab your opponent’s right wrist as your right hand grabs your opponent’s left wrist.
3. Deliver a right step through slicing heel kick to your opponent’s right lower ribcage. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
4. Before planting your right foot, pivot your entire body counterclockwise (180 degrees) while balancing on your left foot. During this transition be sure to twist your opponent’s arms and cross them counterclockwise over your left shoulder. Immediately plant your right foot toward 11 o’clock which should now form a left neutral bow facing 6 o’clock.
5. Without losing momentum, force your opponent’s arms forward, down, and back toward you, shuffling back as you do so. This action should whip your opponent’s body, so that he ends up almost horizontal to the ground, face up.
6. With your opponent about to fall to the ground and while you are still grasping his wrists, continue to pull your opponent’s arms toward you as you deliver a right knee kick to the upper spine, or head, of your opponent.
-- Plant your right foot to Point of Origin. Execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.
7. Plant your right foot towards 6 o’clock into a right forward bow, so that your right knee butts up against your opponents back. As you plant forward, force his arms forward as you simultaneously execute two inward heel palm strikes to his ears.
8. Pivot into a right neutral bow and convert your heel palm strikes into double outward claws. This action of your claws is toward you when ripping your opponent’s face. All of this is done while your right knee continues to brace against his back.
9. Switch (Back to Front Switch) into a left at neutral bow as you cross both of your hands (right over left). Reach forward with the palms of your hands (turned in) so that your right hand is facing to your left of your opponents face (thumb down) and your left hand is facing to the right of his face (thumb down). Immediately execute two ripping claws toward you with your right hand clawing to the left side of his face and your left hand clawing to the right side of his face.
10. As you continue to direct your ripping action towards you, loop your arms out, and then in. During the natural flow of your arms, execute a Back to Front Switch into a right neutral bow, as you convert your claws into two inward downward handsword strikes to the left and right side of your opponents neck respectively. Both handswords are to strike simultaneously while utilizing the momentum of your stance switch.
11. From the contact position of each of your handswords execute two two-finger eye hooks to both of your opponents eyes respectively. As both of your hands hook toward you, execute a Back to Front Switch into a left neutral bow while executing two thrusting handsword strikes to both of your opponents trapezius muscles (fingers up and palms in - your right hand to the right side of his neck and your left hand to the left side of his neck). Both handswords are to strike simultaneously to again utilize the momentum of your stance switch. This action is for the purpose of starting your opponent to fall forward.
12. Gauge your left foot if needed and immediately execute a right thrusting knife-edge kick to your opponents back to force him onto his face. From the contact position of your right foot, execute a right front crossover stomp to the left ankle of your opponent.
13. Slide your right foot off of your opponents right ankle and complete you are right front crossover as you cover out twice toward 12 o’clock.




17. Flashing Mace (Front: Right step through punch)


Theme: Is a common fault that many do not take action from their Point of Origin. This technique teaches you that no matter where the natural weapons may be found at the moment of attack, action can stem from that Point of Origin. You not only learn to use Body Momentum when stepping through with your action, but to residually capitalize on that momentum to increase the Rotational Force of your next action. This technique also introduces you to an unorthodox Method of Execution - a looping overhead back knuckle strike. If properly executed, this unorthodox method can be devastating.
1. While Standing Naturally, step to 11 o’clock with your left foot, into a left neutral bow, as you deliver a left inward block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm (at or above the elbow). Simultaneous with the block, cock your right hand above your right shoulder (palm out). Be sure to have your left knee positionally check your opponent’s right knee.
2. Immediately step through with your right foot, toward 10:30, into a transitional right neutral bow, as you deliver a right inward diagonal back knuckle rake to your opponent’s right cheek bone, or temple. While striking, have your left hand in a Positional Check. (Your opponent’s head should be driven back.)
3. Without hesitation, pivot counterclockwise 180 degrees and strike to your opponent’s right lower ribcage with a left outward horizontal back knuckle. In the same motion, have your right hand execute an inward heel palm Bracing Angle check to your opponent’s right upper arm. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
4. Follow up with a left upward hooking check (your left hand looks like a waiter carrying a tray) on top of your opponent’s right arm. As you drop into a left wide kneel stance continue the motion of your right arm and without loss of motion, have your right hand circle counterclockwise as you loop a right overhead back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face or left temple. Be sure to utilize a Marriage of Gravity when executing this strike. (Your opponent’s head should snap back.)
-- Left from crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.
5. Immediately pivot clockwise (in-place) and rotate into a right reverse bow toward 4:30 as you buckle the back of your opponents right knee. (You and your opponent are now back to back at this point.) Continue the counter clockwise flow of your right overhead punch as it loops over and down into a right hammerfist strike to your opponents left jaw. (Have your left hand check your opponents right arm.)
6. As your opponent begins to fall back toward 11:30 immediately drop down into a right wide kneel stance while striking to the back of your opponent’s neck with the left heel palm strike. Opposing forces should increase the impact of your strike.
7. Immediately shift your left foot back toward 5 o’clock, as your left hand circles clockwise and checks your opponents right shoulder. Simultaneously have your right hand circle counterclockwise as it contours your opponent’s body and converts into a right inward downward hammerfist strike to your opponents mid-section. This action should cause your opponent to fall onto his back with his head directed toward 10 o’clock.
8. Drag your left foot (gauging leg) toward 10 o’clock and execute a right shovel kick with the ball of your foot first hitting his chin and the heel of your foot his nose. From the contact position of your right foot execute a front crossover toward 8 o’clock and immediately follow up at the low left spinning heel kick to your opponents head.
9. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 730.




18. Gift of Destiny (Front: Handshake)


Theme: This technique is an introduction to the employment of wrist locks, twists, and sprains, interspersed with strikes. You'll learn some of the intricacies of Contact Manipulation and Control Manipulation.
1. While Standing Naturally, step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), buckling the inside of your opponent’s right knee with your right knee. Simultaneous with this movement, have your left hand grab your opponent’s right wrist. Your palm and fingers are on top of his wrist joint. While grabbing, strike with a right inward horizontal elbow to your opponent’s solar plexus. (This should create pain on your opponent’s right wrist as well as knock the wind out of your opponent.)
2. Have your right hand circle counterclockwise, contouring your opponent’s right fingers with the palm of your right hand. (Your fingers are now pointing up and your thumb is down.) During this action your left hand still controls your opponent’s right wrist. Immediately have your right hand grab your opponent’s fingers.
3. While stepping back toward 6 o’clock, into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), turn your right hand clockwise and in the process twist your opponent’s wrist palm up. Simultaneously turn your left hand counterclockwise (as your left heel of palm uses your opponent’s right wrist as a Pivot Point), ending with your left hand (palm up) controlling under his right wrist (which is also palm up). At the completion of fully twisting with your right hand, reach further around your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand, which now allows your left hand to twist your opponent’s wrist even further. As you settle into your left neutral bow release your right hand and chamber it. (This should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist and control his Height Zones.)
4. Immediately render a right heel palm thrust strike to the back of your opponent’s right hand to break your opponent’s wrist. To insure more pain, strike toward 1:30 (not directly toward your opponent’s right elbow.)
5. Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s solar plexus. (This should knock the wind out of your opponent.)
-- Plant your right foot to Point of Origin. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.
6. Have your left hand, which is still grabbing your opponents right wrist, shift his right arm to the left of your body. Immediately plant your right foot (from its contact position) toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow while taking advantage of Marriage of Gravity execute a right diagonal downward back knuckle strike to the opponents right jaw hinge. Without any loss of motion shift into a right forward bow as you execute the left of vertical punch to the same target. Have your left arm instantly check your opponents right shoulder.
7. Having followed through with the action of your right back knuckle strike, switch back to a right neutral bow as you execute a right diagonal stiff-arm back knuckle strike to and through his face (traveling from 5 o’clock to 11 o’clock).
8. With your right fist now positioned to the left of your head immediately execute a left rear crossover while residually employing a right outward horizontal back elbow strike to and through your opponent’s jaw.
9. Pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a right to neutral bow as you immediately execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of the opponent’s jaw. (Positionally check with your left hand.) Continue pivoting into the same direction (360 degrees) into a left neutral bow as you follow through with a left outward elbow strike to his face. Positionally check with your right hand.
10. Immediately slide your left foot back toward 9 o’clock into a left reverse bow to buckle your opponents right knee from inside out while executing a left hammerfist strike to your opponents groin.
11. Immediately pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a left forward bow as you execute a right heel of palm thrust to your opponent’s jaw, followed by a right knee strike to his groin.
12. From the contact position of your right knee, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




19. Wings of Silk (Rear: Two-arm lock)


Theme: In this particular technique the theme stresses the pin pointing of nerve points for purposes of distraction. It is this distraction that allows your elbows to slip to freedom. The nature of your escape re-emphasizes the extended value of your Dimensional Stages of Action. You also learn the value of a 360 degree twirl to maximize the effects of your next strike.
1. While Standing Naturally, with your arms locked from the rear, stomp your opponent's left instep with your left foot. Simultaneously have your left hand pinch the nerve located on the crest of your opponent's left hip. (This should help to loosen your opponent's hold.)
2. As your right arm starts to slip out of your opponent's right arm, execute a right back obscure elbow to the underside of your opponent's chin simultaneous "with" a right back scoop heel kick to your opponent's groin. (This should stun your opponent.)
3. Turn and step counterclockwise with your right foot (toward 9 o'clock with a short right step) as your right arm slips completely out of your opponent's arm, pinching and pinning your opponent's left arm with your left hand and arm, as you begin to twirl out.
4. Complete the twirl (360-degree turn) by circling your left foot counterclockwise (again to 9 o'clock) and end up in a horse stance facing the same direction as your opponent. Simultaneously have your right arm deliver an uppercut forearm strike to break your opponent's left elbow joint. Your left arm is still pinning your opponent's left arm.
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.
5. Immediately grab your opponent’s left wrist with your left hand (palm out) and from the last position of your right arm execute a right downward diagonal back knuckle strike to and through his left ribcage with your right hand ending below your right hip.
6. Execute a right roundhouse kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee as your right heel of palm simultaneously strikes to the back of his left elbow. During the course of your action allow your right hand to follow through and over the top of his left arm as you plant your right foot alongside of your left foot.
7. Have your right hand now assist your left hand in grabbing your opponent’s left wrist. This is done by shifting your left hand to the underside or handsword portion of his left hand with your left thumb on the back of his hand, pointed up. Have your right hand grab the top or thumb portion of his left wrist, with your right thumb also on the back, pointed down. Immediately rotate your body clockwise and with your elbows anchored, have both of your hands twist your opponent’s left hand and wrist clockwise and toward his face to sprain or break his left wrist. Simultaneously execute a left knee strike to this groin.
8. Plant your left foot toward 9:30, while facing 3 o’clock, as you continue grabbing your opponent’s left wrist with your left hand. Simultaneously slip your right arm under, through and over his left arm (this is a wrap around maneuver). Immediately release your left hand and chamber it below your left hip as you pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a left neutral bow facing 9:30. Immediately drag slide left foot toward your right foot and as your right arm forces his left arm into an arm lock slide your right foot toward 4:30 into right reverse bow to buckle your opponent’s left knee from inside out.
9. With your right hand pressing down on your opponent's shoulder and your right elbow raising up on his left forearm to cause a shoulder separation, guide your opponent’s head toward the ground. While employing the principle of Opposing Forces, execute a left upward heel palm strike to his face.
10. Immediately execute a right knee strike to your opponent’s sternum while your right hand continues to press down on his right shoulder. From the contact position of your right knee execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of his right knee to buckle and spread his right leg out.
11. From the contact position of your right knife-edge kick, have your foot plant (between his legs) and bounce into a right rear scoop bounce kick to the back of your opponent’s groin (testicles).
12. From the contact position of your right scoop kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 8:30.




20. Gripping Talon (Front: Left hand direct wrist grab - of right hand)


Theme: This technique reminds you that many of the principles that work against one type of wrist grab can also be applied to another: (1) the use of your opponent's body as a fulcrum to gain freedom, (2) the use of Body Momentum to aid your Counter Manipulation, (3) the use of small circles to minimize your opponent's retaliatory efforts. The technique also introduces the use of Opposing Forces that alters in depth, height, and the angle of the plane of action.
1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent’s left hand grabbing your right wrist, step forward with your right foot (inside of your opponent’s left foot) into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock). Simultaneous with this action have your right hand circle counterclockwise under your opponent’s left hand and to the outside of your opponent’s left wrist (palm down - to act as a Fulcrum), prior to freeing your right hand from your opponent’s grasp. In coordination with this same action have your left hand follow up by reaching under your right hand and countergrab your opponent’s left wrist (palm in and thumb down - pulling it down and past your left hip) which in turn frees your right hand so that it can immediately deliver a right downward hammerfist to your opponent’s groin. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
2. Follow up with a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the back of your opponent’s left ribcage, making sure that you follow through with this action. (Your opponent’s upper body should snap back.)
3. Immediately reverse your motion and execute a right outward elbow strike to the front of your opponent’s left ribcage.
4. Execute a left rear crossover (toward 1 o’clock) and during the transition (left rear twist stance) deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to the font of your opponent’s left ribcage. While striking, maintain control of your opponent’s left arm with your left hand. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
5. Complete the crossover by dropping into a right reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s left leg (toward 1 o’clock). Simultaneous with this action have your right hand follow through (from the back knuckle) and convert it into a right looping inner diagonal wrist strike to the right side of your opponent’s neck. Coordinate your left hand with the above action by diagonally yanking your opponent’s left arm. The coordinated timing of the buckle, the wrist strike, and the pull explodes when properly harmonized.
6. Before your opponent falls to the ground, deliver a right knee strike to his face.
-- Flow directly from your knee strike into a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.
7. From the contact position of your right knee and right wrist resting on the right side of your opponents neck, have your right foot travel around and back of your left foot as it plants toward 4 o’clock into a right rear twist stance. Simultaneously have your right hand reach over to the right side of your opponent’s jaw and grab the front of his chin. Using your right elbow as a fulcrum on top of your opponents right shoulder and back, pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a left neutral bow (facing 10 o’clock) as you rotate your opponent’s body clockwise and down, to force his back on top of your left knee. Be sure to use the counter action of your left hand grab and your right hand grab and elbow to aid you in turning your opponent’s body clockwise.
8. Immediately drop back with your left foot toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow, as you force your opponent’s back on to your right knee (more with your right hand than your left). Switch your right hand grab to his right shoulder and while pivoting into a right forward bow, execute a left inward downward hammerfist strike to his left ribcage. Without hesitation pivot counterclockwise (in-place) into a right neutral bow as you check your opponent’s back, with your left hand, while executing a right inward downward hammerfist strike to his sternum.
9. Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 4:30) as you force your opponent toward 6 o’clock onto his back. Follow-up with a right stiff-arm back knuckle strike to his chin, and without hesitation execute a right sweeping scoop kick to his chin (like a crossover that scoops up). With your right foot now cocked in the air, execute a right downward diagonal knife-edge kick to your opponents nose, chin, and chest.
10. Flow directly into a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 530.




21. Gathering Clouds (Front: Right straight punch - shuffle, left neutral bow)


Theme: This technique introduces the simultaneous use of two circular moves, one defensive and the offensive. Again you are to graze your opponent's body with a pinpoint effect to delay his thoughts of retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation). You also learn to use your body to launch your Reverse Motion on the handsword strike to his ribs. This technique also introduces the simultaneous use of Reverse Motions where your timing is such that one action (the right scoop kick) sets up the reaction that will feed the action of your right eye hook.
1. Standing naturally, as your opponent shuffles forward with his left leg in front, step forward with your left foot toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow, as you execute a left inward parry to the outside of your opponent's right arm simultaneous with a right inward vertical middle-knuckle rake to and through your opponent's right ribcage. Immediately reverse the motion of your right hand and execute a right outward handsword to the right lower ribcage of your opponent. Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right arm. (Your opponent should bend forward slightly at the waist.)
2. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (toward 1:30), planting your right foot to the inside of your opponent's right foot and buckling his right knee with your right knee. (You are on and over The Line of Entry.) As you settle into your right neutral bow, deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the front of your opponent's right lower ribcage. Your left hand is still bracing up against your opponent's right elbow. (This should disturb your opponent's balance as he bends forward even further at the waist.)
3. While pinning your opponent's right arm down and against his own body, immediately follow up with a right front scoop kick to your opponent's groin. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.) Time your right front scoop kick while looping your right hand counterclockwise and execute a right two-finger eye hook to your opponent's left eye. (Your opponent's head should snap back.)
4. Continue the action of your scoop kick and plant your right foot back toward 7:30 into a left neutral bow (facing your opponent).
-- Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.
5. While still checking with your left hand, execute a left front snap kick to your opponent’s groin. Plant your left foot as you gauge its distance, and follow up with a right ball kick to his chin. This should force your opponent back toward 1 o’clock.
6. Immediately plant your right foot toward 1 o’clock (gauging its distance - Gauging Leg) and execute a left knife-edge kick to your opponents right knee, to buckle it from the inside out. This action should slightly turn your opponent clockwise and to his right.
7. Plant your left foot alongside of your right foot (gauging the distance if need be - Gauging Leg) and execute a right snapping knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponents left knee to buckle it out. This action should slightly turn your opponent counterclockwise and to his left.
8. Plant your right foot toward 1 o’clock (gauging if need be - Gauging Leg) into a right neutral bow as your left hand positionally checks low and your right clenched fist chambers alongside of your left shoulder. Immediately execute a left front crossover toward 1 o’clock into a left front twist stance, while delivering a right back knuckle strike to and through the right side of your opponent’s temple.
9. Without disturbing the momentum of your body, vigorously pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow while you chamber your right clenched fist (below your right hip) and execute a left inward downward hammerfist to the back of your opponent neck, thus keeping his Height Zones in check.
10. Immediately rotate counterclockwise into a left front twist stance (as your left hand positionally checks in front of you) and simultaneously execute a right lifting back knuckle strike to the underside of your opponents chin, followed by a right roundhouse kick to the left side of your opponents head.
11. From the contact position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover and hop into a left one-leg stance with both your hands guarding (your right open hand low and your left open hand positioned above your head).
12. Survey, then execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.




22. Destructive Twins (Front: Two-hand choke—pull in)


Theme: This technique introduces dual strikes, one placed directly over the other. Both strikes need to be timed with the execution of your step through. Although the second maneuver of this technique appears to leave you open, the controlling of your opponent's Height Zones prevents your opponent taking action. The final punch, when properly locked out, also acts as a check of your opponents Height Zones and Depth Zones.
1. While Standing Naturally, with your opponent pulling you toward him, step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). Simultaneously deliver a left overhead punch to your opponent's face (palm down) "with" a right uppercut punch to your opponent's groin or stomach (palm up). Both punches form the shape of a "U" that looks as if it is on its side. (Keep your back erect and head up.)
2. Have your right foot slide slightly to your right toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow. Simultaneously execute a right inward block to the outside of your opponent's left arm, and a left inside downward block to the top of his right arm (palm down) and convert it into a left vertical outward block outside of your opponent's left arm. (This is simply a left vertical outward block that makes proper use of the Double Factor Principle against two arms.) At the completion of your left vertical outward block, you should have dropped into a right forward bow, re-cocking your right clenched fist to your right hip, palm up. (Your opponent's body should turn to his right.)
3. Immediately thrust a left horizontal finger strike to your opponent's eyes. (Your opponent's head should snap back.)
4. Follow up by pivoting (in-place) to your left and dropping into a horse stance (facing 10:30) as you deliver a right straight thrust punch to your opponent's left ribcage. Simultaneously have your left hand grab the upper portion of your opponent's left arm, slide down to his left wrist, then grab and pull it diagonally down, and past your left hip to cancel both Width and Height Zones of your opponent.
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.
5. With your right arm locked and right fist pressing against your opponent's left ribcage (to check his depth zone)(Detaining Strike), and your left hand still grabbing your opponent's left wrist, position your right foot directly under, as well as between, your opponent's legs. Immediately pivot counterclockwise toward 6:30 as you execute a right rear hooking heel kick to the back of your opponent's groin. From the contact position of your right kick plant your right foot toward 2 o'clock into a left neutral bow facing 7 o'clock while executing a right uppercut forearm strike under his left elbow to break it. Have your left hand pull your opponent's left wrist toward you to take advantage of Opposing Forces.
6. With your left hand still maintaining its grab, have your right hand reach to the right of your opponent's neck and grab his head. Simultaneously have your left hand grab the back of his head form the left side. Drag your left foot toward your right foot and vigorously shoot your right foot back into a right reverse bow toward 2 o'clock as you jerk your opponent's head down to flip and throw him onto his back. (Your opponent's feet should now be pointing toward 7 o'clock).
7. With your opponent now on his back with his head between your feet, pivot clockwise (in-place) toward 9 o'clock and drop into a right close kneel stance as your left knee drives down into your opponent's left collar bone or neck.
8. Bounce up and have your left foot step (toward 9 o'clock) over and to the right of his head into a left twist stance. Pivot counterclockwise 270 degrees and execute a right looping downward ball kick to your opponent's groin.
9. Immediately slip your right foot toward 7 o'clock between your opponent's legs below the groin and vigorously drop your right knee to his solar plexus. Simultaneously execute a right half fist to his throat while checking with your left hand.
10. As you spring up from your knee drop execute a right front ball kick to and through your opponent's face, followed by a right stomp to his face. From the contact position of your right stomp have your right foot plant past the top of his head. Immediately hop on your right foot toward 1 o'clock (to gauge the distance) and execute a left back heel kick to your opponent's head.
11. From the contact position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1 o'clock.




23. Broken Ram (Front: Tackle with your opponent’s arms wide)


Theme: This technique re-emphasizes that tackles are "grabs in motion", and that they can pose a problem or be easily handled depending on your reaction. In this technique environment allows you to get out of the Line of Attack, but you must also check your opponent's arm and head. Visualize looking down on the available targets your to strike. With your opponent's upper body basically on a horizontal plane take note of how he has limited the use of his own Height Zones. Because his left arm hooks around your waist, you use your body as a fulcrum to break his arm.
1. While in a right neutral bow, have your left foot swing counterclockwise toward 3 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 9 o’clock). Simultaneous with this action execute a right outside downward parry to the inside of your opponent’s left arm, as your left hand checks the left side of your opponent’s head or neck. Continue the flow of both arms as your right hand now becomes an inward overhead hammerfist to the back of your opponent’s neck and your left hand a check against your opponent’s left arm. (Your opponent should buckle at the knees.)
2. With your opponent’s left arm attempting to grasp your waist, pivot to your left into a right reverse bow (looking over your right shoulder and deliver a right uppercut forearm strike against the joint of your opponent’s left elbow, to cause a break. Your body, with your opponent’s arm around your waist, acts a fulcrum that helps to accentuate the break. Your left hand check in the Neutral Zone. (Your opponent’s upper body should snap back.)
3. Deliver a right back scoop kick to the opponent’s groin. Your opponent should again bend forward at the waist.
4. Plant your right foot to Point of Origin. (Adjust the foot if and when necessary.) While planting your right foot, buckle the inside of your opponent’s left knee with your right leg. During this action loop your right hand counterclockwise and over opponent’s left arm and strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge, with a right downward hammerfist (utilizing a slight Orbital Adjustment). Time this action as you settle into your right reverse bow to gain the full effect of your Marriage of Gravity.
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.
5. Immediately execute a right outward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face followed by a left inward upward heel of palm claw to the front of his face. This action should help to raise your opponent’s posture.
6. Immediately execute a left knee strike to your opponent’s groin or ribs, followed by a right knee strike to either target. (The execution of both knees are timed like a chicken kick.) From the contact position of your right knee, pivot counterclockwise as you execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponents right knee.
7. From the contact position of your right kick, execute a right front crossover toward 6 o’clock into a left rear twist stance (this stance is described (as such) because of the fact that you are looking at your opponent over your right shoulder) and immediately pivot counterclockwise into a left spinning scoop kick to the underside of your opponent’s jaw. From the contact position of your left kick, follow up with a left thrusting back kick to any available opening (jaw, throat, or solar plexus).
8. From the contact position of your left kick, execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 6 o’clock.




24. Circling the Horizon (Front: Right step through punch)


Theme: The theme of this technique is the value of Rounding Off Corners with both your hands and feet. This rounding off of the corners will: (1) greatly increase the speed of your action, (2) protect and cover your vital areas, (3) aid in the Continuity of Motion, (4) increase the momentum of your body, (5) allow you to Borrow the Force of your opponent's Body Momentum.
1. While Standing Naturally, step to your left with your left foot toward 9 o'clock as you execute a left inward parry to the outside of your opponent's right arm. During this action your right foot slides toward your left foot into a right 45-degree cat stance. Your right hand circles clockwise from Point of Origin, first covering past your groin, then tracking over the top of your left wrist and finally striking as a right thrusting vertical back knuckle to the right cheek bone of your opponent. This final action occurs as you settle into your cat stance and as your left hand checks your opponent's right arm. (Your opponent's head should snap back.)
2. Immediately step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow (facing 1:30) to the outside of your opponent's right leg while delivering a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent's right lower ribcage, as your left hand is a Bracing Angle Check of your opponent's right arm. The final action to this move occurs as you settle into your right neutral bow. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
3. Drop down into a right close kneel stance as you strike the back of your opponent's right knee with a right chopping hammerfist to buckle your opponent's right leg.
4. Follow through with your right hand and immediately strike up to your opponent's groin with a right underhand reverse handsword. Your left hand is still checking your opponent's right arm. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 9:00.
5. Immediately thrust your right foot back toward five o’clock to sweep your opponents right leg toward 5 o’clock (sliding it along the ground like a thrusting knife-edge kick), simultaneously execute a right thrusting heel palm strike toward 11 o’clock to his solar plexus. Time your actions so that both leg and arm are synchronized to fully benefit from Opposing Forces. (Your posture should resemble a forward bow on your left knee.) This action should place your opponent on his back with his head facing 10:30 and with his feet pointed toward 4:30.
6. With your opponent on his back, execute a right front ball kick to and through your opponents right ribcage. Immediately have the heel of your right foot stomp down on top of his right ribs.
7. Pull your right foot off of his body and plant it beside his right hip. Drag your left knee toward your right foot and stand. Immediately pivot clockwise and execute a left looping inward downward ball kick to your opponent’s groin.
8. Continue to pivot clockwise as you plant your left foot down and alongside your opponents right hip. Without loss of momentum pivot into a right spinning back stomp to his ribs or face, putting your entire body weight into this action.
12. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5 o’clock.





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