Purple Belt Tecniques

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


Theme: An opponent approaching from the rear is dangerous because the specific nature of the attack is unknown. However, once your opponent places both his hands on you, you were able to feel the nature of his attack. Feeling your opponent's hands gives you a clue. At this point the unknown becomes semi known.
You may step to the rear, as well as outside your opponent's weapons with greater confidence because the unknown becomes known during the transition. You know that you can create and Angle of Cancellation not only from your Point of View of the attack, but also from your opponent's Point of View of the attack. To achieve this, you must act swiftly and counter using the principle of "With" rather than "And".
1. While Standing Naturally, tuck your chin (to help nullify the effects of a possible choke) as your left foot steps back and to your right on a slight 45 degree angle (toward 5 o'clock) into a left rear twist while cocking your right fist (palm up) on your right hip and your left fist (palm down) across your waist and over your right fist.
2. As you pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow (facing 5 o'clock) execute a left vertical outward block to the outside of your opponent's left elbow (at or above the elbow) along "with" a right inward horizontal elbow to the back of your opponent's left lower ribcage. This should cause your opponent to turn clockwise (to his right) as his stomach juts forward.
3. Pivot clockwise (to your right) into a left fighting horse (facing 6 o'clock) as you deliver a left inward horizontal elbow strike to the front of your opponent's left lower ribcage. Simultaneously have your right hand check high, as it braces up and against your opponent's left arm. Be sure to have your left knee check and/or buckle the inside of your opponent's left knee. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist as he stumbles backward.)
-- Left front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.
4. Immediately execute a right rear crossover toward 4:30 as you thrust your left leg into a left reverse bow to the inside of your opponent's right knee to buckle it out. Simultaneously execute a right inward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent's face along with a left back hammerfist to his groin.
5. From your left reverse bow execute a left knee kick to the inside of your opponent's left knee, again for the purpose of buckling him. Along with this action have both of your arms and hands essentially remain in their last position accept they should now be used a Positional Checks (right hand high and left hand low).
6. From the contact point of your left knee kick plant your left foot to the right of your right foot into a left front twist stance (with your arms still checking) and without hesitation pivot clockwise and execute a right spinning back stiff-leg kick between your opponent's legs and up to his groin. At this point shift your arms and hands to the right of your body as they positionally check (right hand low and left hand high).
7. From your right stiff leg kick execute a right front crossover toward 10:30 as you simultaneously deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent's head. (This back knuckle strike travels diagonally upward as will as outward).
8. Continue your right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30. Alter the checking positions of your hands during the cross-out and cover.




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


Theme: This technique teaches you how to nullify, or least minimize the aggressive action of your opponent before he reaches you. You learn that, "in every defense there is an offense and in every offense there is a defense". The technique utilizes the concept of fulcruming where both of your arms are delivered on a horizontal plane. It also teaches the use of a Frictional Pull simultaneous "with" a strike using the opposite hand.
1. Standing with your feet together, immediately and simultaneously drop back with your left foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), execute a right hooking inward horizontal heel palm strike to the outside of your opponent’s left elbow along “with” a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the inside of your opponent’s left wrist (principle of Fulcruming). (This should cancel your opponent’s width zones.)
2. Immediately have your right hand (while forming the shape of a crane) hook over the top of your opponent’s left arm, then Frictional Pull (yank) your opponent’s left arm down and past your right hip with your right hand, while pivoting into a right forward bow along “with” a thrusting left outward handsword strike to your opponent’s throat (palm down and thumb toward you). (This action should initially bring his head down and toward you as your left handsword “stops” his forward momentum.)
3. Pivot into a right neutral bow (still facing 12 o’clock) as you execute a right inward raking back knuckle strike diagonally down across the bridge of your opponent’s nose. During this action utilize the Reverse Motion of your left hand as a sliding check on your opponent’s left arm. (Your opponent’s head should turn clockwise to his right.)
4. Shuffle forward (push-drag) as you continue the counterclockwise motion of your right arm, but now Adjust your orbit, and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw without disrupting the flow of action. Simultaneously with this action deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the right side of your opponent’s jaw to cause a Sandwiching effect. (Your opponent at this point may be rendered unconscious.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
5. Without delay move into a left front crossover toward 12 o’clock as you execute a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin. Have your left hand positionally check in front of your sternum with fingers pointed to your left.
6. Pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow, facing 6 o’clock, as you execute a left heel palm thrust to your opponent’s chin (torquing your action so that your fingers point toward the sky). Take every advantage of Body Momentum generated from your Rotational Force. This should force his head back and force his abdomen forward. Your right arm checks horizontally below your left elbow.
7. Follow up by pivoting counterclockwise into a left forward bow, facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a right chopping punch to your opponent’s left floating ribs. Simultaneously have your left hand positionally check above your right biceps.
8. Again pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow as you execute a left outward back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent's head. Also take advantage of Body Momentum generated from your Rotational Force. This action should force your opponent to move back thus giving you proper distance for your next move. During this action have your right arm check horizontally below your left elbow.
9. Immediately pivot, counterclockwise (on your left foot) 180 degrees and deliver a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee (toward 10:30). This should buckle him to the ground. Simultaneous with this kick execute a right outward back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face. Your kick should make contact with its target 1/4 beat before your back knuckle strike. Simultaneous with these actions have your left arm check horizontally below your right elbow.
10. From the contact point of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5:30. Alter the checking positions of your hands during the crossover, and cover out.




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


Theme: In this technique environment allows you to freely move to the outside of your opponent's right punch. This favorably allows you a Margin for Error when you leap out of the Line of Attack, and redirect your opponent's punch. Your transitory stance positions your right leg at the proper Angle of Delivery to quickly and powerfully attack your opponent's foundation. This quick one-two action of moving to the outside of your opponent's attack and striking the outside of his body, allows you to confidently and safely counter him.
1. With feet together, immediately and simultaneously leap to your left (between 9 and 10 o'clock) into a left one-leg stance (with your right foot cocked to the inside portion of your left knee), redirect your opponent's right punch with a left inward parry to the outside of that arm, while executing a right middle-knuckle strike across your opponent's right ribs (whenever possible). The middle-knuckle strike rakes inward and horizontally (toward yourself), as it ends with your right hand cocked (across your waist) near your left hip (palm up). (An effective slice should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist).
2. Execute a right snapping knife-edge kick to the outside of your opponent's right knee (toward 1:30) to buckle him (in and toward himself). (Your opponent's knees should hit the ground as he falls away from you.)
3. With your opponent bent over and his back toward you, Drop into a right neutral bow toward 1 o'clock, between your opponent's legs, while delivering a right outward back knuckle strike to his left kidney. (Your opponent's head should snap up and toward you.)
4. As your opponent's upper torso snaps back in a response to your strike, immediately Contour up your opponent's back and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the right side of his jaw while simultaneously executing a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the left side of his jaw, thus causing a Sandwiching effect. (Your opponent should be unconscious as he falls to the ground.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
5. Without delay, have your right hand circle clockwise as it contours along the back of your opponent's head with the fingers and palm ending up and against the left side of your opponent's face. Simultaneously have your left and contour and check along the back of your opponent's head before placing it on his right shoulder (palm up and thumb out) for purposes of cocking it for the next move.
6. Without disrupting the flow of your sequence, shift clockwise into a right forward bow, execute a right five finger ripping claw to the left side of your opponent's face (ripping back and toward you) while you simultaneously execute a left thrusting chop to the back of your opponent's neck (palm down) as your right hand cocks to the right of your ear (palm out and thumb down. This counter action significantly adds to the effectiveness of your sequence because of the converging of opposing force, Borrowed Force and Bracing Angle. The completion of this action should have turned your opponent's body toward 1:30.
7. Pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow as you execute a right inward handsword to the right side of your opponent’s neck (toward 1:30 from its cocked position). Residually take advantage of Body Momentum created by Rotational Force as well as gravitational force while you settle into your right neutral bow. Positionally check with your left hand.
8. Continue the flow of your maneuver by executing a front chicken kick. This is accomplished by first executing a right front scoop kick to your opponent’s groin. This is immediately followed by a left front snapping ball kick to his upper spine.
9. From the contact point of your left kick, execute a left front crossover stomp to the top of your opponent’s right ankle with the full intent of fracturing it.
10. Have your left foot slide off of your opponent’s right ankle and plant it toward 7:30 to complete your left front crossover-step out. From your left neutral bow execute a right front crossover toward 3 o’clock (to align your body and adjust your range) with your body facing 5 o’clock (head looking over your left shoulder with your eyes focused toward 11 o’clock and immediately deliver a left back stiff-leg lifting kick under your opponent’s chin (toward 11 o’clock making contact with the back of your left heel).
11. From the contact point of your left kick, plant your left foot toward 10:30 while pivoting your entire body counterclockwise into a left front twist stance, facing 10:30, and immediately deliver a right roundhouse kick to the front of your opponent’s head.
12. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 5:30.




4. Swinging Pendulum (Front: Right roundhouse kick)


Theme: This technique teaches you how to overcome a powerful kick and subsequent follow-ups, by once again using the concept of Shortening the Circle. Your opponent's kick gains power as it moves Up the Circle, reaches maximum power and its Apex, and finally loses power as it moves Down the Circle.
By moving Up the Circle, you're simultaneously reducing the effect of his kick, and repositioning yourself for more powerful strike. Because your opponent's kick travels past its Apex, his body will travel past and Angle of No Return. This will leave weaknesses in his defense. With the knowledge of Reverse Motion, you'll be able to counter his action, borrow his momentum to emphasize your strike, and nullify his actions before he can regroup.
1. Standing in a right neutral bow, slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30 and deliver a right inward block simultaneously with a left downward block against the inside of your opponent’s right kicking leg (universal block). (Preferably the block should occur at the knee, as this will open the width zones on your opponent’s body.)
2. Shuffle (push-drag) forward toward 10:30, while remaining in a right neutral bow, and simultaneously convert your right inward block into a right downward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s groin, as your left hand checks high near his chest. (This will force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)
3. Again shift your left foot counterclockwise toward 1:30 into a horse stance (facing 4:30) as you CONTOUR up your opponent’s chest with a right snapping obscure elbow strike to his chin, and your left hand continues to check high. (This will snap your opponent’s head up.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.
4. Without delay have your right foot (as it travels on the inside of your opponent's left leg) shoot back toward 12 o’clock into a right reverse bow, to cause your opponent’s left leg to buckle. Simultaneous with this action execute a right upward stiff-arm strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw (using the forearm). Be sure to have your left hand positionally check to the right of your face prior to the strike before shifting down and to the right of your ribs during the strike.
5. Immediately execute a right back heel scoop kick to your opponent's groin, plant your right foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow, and quickly switch into a left reverse bow toward 11 o'clock to buckle the inside of your opponent’s right leg. (The switch is similar to a front to back maneuver.)
6. While in-place, pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow as you execute a left outward handsword strike to your opponent’s sternum and, without disrupting the momentum of your action, pivot into a left forward bow as you deliver a right heel palm thrust to the left side of your opponent’s jaw (as in Glancing Salute).
7. As you follow through with your right heel palm thrust have your right hand snake in front of your opponent’s face, then to the right of his face before, concluding on the back of your opponent’s neck. Immediately have your right hand grab the back of your opponent’s neck as you pull his head down and toward you while executing a right knee kick to his sternum.
8. While still maintaining your right hand grab (with elbow anchored), plant your right foot back to its Point of Origin, pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow, pull your opponent’s head down even further with your right hand (elbow remains anchored), while simultaneously executing a left upward stiff-arm strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw (using the forearm - while applying opposing and Borrowed Force).
9. Immediately flow into a right outward five-finger claw to the right of your opponent’s face, (your left arm converts into a pressing check across the breadth of your opponent’s upper body) followed by a right inward heel palm claw to the left of his face (as your left hand positionally checks at solar plexus level).
10. Execute a left front crossover toward 4:30. As you settle into your right rear twist stance (your head and eyes are focused on your opponent) execute a left outward handsword strike to the left side of your opponent’s neck.
11. Double cover out toward 4:30.




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


Theme: This technique again teaches you the value of flank movements to provide access to rear targets. It is not necessary that your opponent releases his grip after your initial strike, but it is anticipated that he loosens it. Logic should dictate that it is not necessary to move away from your opponent (on your first move) to be free of your opponent's enveloping arms, nor does it provide you with freedom to strike with more power.
That very space that you create may also give freedom to your opponent to follow up with other, and possibly more dangerous, counters. By properly Contouring your opponent's body you provide built-in checks against retaliation (Principle of Limited Retaliation). Furthermore, the proper use of Contouring your own body generates power by providing:
1. Greater accuracy because of proper Body Alignment.
2. Back-Up Mass.
3. The multiplied and amplified use of Borrowed Force.
1. With your feet together, have your left foot step to 9 o’clock as you drop into a horse stance (make sure to look over your right shoulder), while striking your opponent’s groin with a right back hammerfist as well as pinning your opponent’s left arm to you with your left hand. (This action should cause your opponent to bend forward at the waist and to loosen his grip.)
2. Have your right foot slide to your left foot (forming a close cat stance) and then “cat” around and behind your opponent’s left leg (toward 4:30) into a right reverse bow, checking his left leg with your right leg. Simultaneously with the reverse bow, execute a right heel palm strike to your opponent’s groin, and grab your opponent’s testicles as you end with a right squeezing claw. (The heel palm and leg check should buckle your opponent’s knees.)
3. Pivot into a right fighting horse (facing 4:30) as you contour up your opponent’s body with your right arm and execute a right obscure elbow strike to his chin. (Your opponent’s head should snap back with his torso jutting forward.)
4. Complete your pivot (facing 4:30) into a right neutral bow, as you thrust a left heel palm strike to the left floating ribs of your opponent (fingers pointing out). Simultaneously continue the clockwise flow of your right arm, acting as a clearing check, until your right fist cocks at your right hip, palm up. (Your opponent will violently bend forward at the waist, and possibly drop to the ground.
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.
5. Immediately have both of your hands grab the back of your opponent’s knees and lift both of his legs off of the ground as you then force your opponent onto his back (your left hand to the back of his left knee and your right around in front and then to the back of his right knee).
6. Without delay have your right hand assist your left hand in grabbing your opponent’s right foot. To be effective place your left hand (palm down) on top of your opponent’s right toes with your right hand grabbing over, around, and under your opponent’s right heel (palm up and fingers pointed toward you). Immediately have your right foot circle clockwise toward 12 o’clock as you twist your opponent’s right ankle clockwise while pushing down with your left hand and pulling up and toward you with your right hand. This should not only sprain your opponent’s right ankle, but force him onto his stomach as well.
7. Release your grab and execute a right front crossover stomp kick toward 4:30 to the back of your opponent’s left knee.
8. Slide and plant your right foot to the inside of your opponent’s right leg and immediately execute a left heel stomp kick to the back of your opponent’s lower spine (toward 6 o’clock).
9. Slide your left foot off of your opponent’s back (sliding check), plant it (toward 5:30) near his left armpit and immediately execute a right knee drop to your opponent’s left kidney and ribs.
10. Using your opponent’s body as a launching pad, spring clockwise into the air and immediately plant your right foot forward and to the right of your opponent’s head (toward 7 o’clock) while simultaneously executing a left knee drop to the back of his neck.
11. Drag and rake your left foot across your opponent’s back and head (toward 7 o’clock), cock it, and immediately execute a left back heel kick to any opening on your opponent’s head (or left heel stomp, depending upon the distance).
12. Left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.




6. Captured Leaves (Right flank: Finger lock)


Theme: This technique teaches you that even what appears to be a harmless grab to your fingers can, in an instant, become and lock and twist that break your fingers. You must relieve the pressure on your fingers by lifting your right arm. As your relieve the pressure, observe how you can Borrow the Force and direction of your opponent's action, strike your opponent, and simultaneously cancel his planned or unplanned counters.
1. With the fingers of your right hand twisted by your opponent’s left hand from your right flank, raise your right hand high (towards 1:30) to relieve the pressure (have your left hand positionally check your opponent’s right hand and arm in the process), as you move your right foot slightly to your right (toward 1:30).
2. While in-place, pivot counterclockwise into a horse stance (facing between 8 & 9 o’clock) and deliver a left back elbow strike to the back of your opponent’s left kidney (from the last checking position). (Your opponent is on the tips of his toes, and his body is turning clockwise to his right.)
3. Immediately pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow stance, and deliver a right back elbow strike to the front of your opponent’s left ribcage as your left hand now grabs and controls your opponent’s left arm at the wrist. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)
-- Right front crossover, and cover out between 8 and 9 o’clock.
4. Immediately shoot your right foot back into a right reverse bow to buckle on the inside of your opponent’s left knee (toward 7:30). Continue to control your opponent’s left arm with your left hand.
5. Execute a left front crossover toward 4:30 and immediately have your right foot step toward 1:30 so that it goes to and through your opponent’s right leg (from inside out) before ending in a right neutral bow (this may vary depending upon where your opponent’s right leg is positioned). This maneuver should buckle your opponent’s right leg (from inside out as well and from back to front) and force him onto his back.
6. With your opponent now on his back, execute a left front crossover stomp kick toward 4:30 onto your opponent’s right knee.
7. As you slide and plant your left foot to the inside of your opponent’s right knee, immediately execute a right side kick to your opponent’s groin (using the right side of your heel).
8. Plant your right foot alongside of your opponent’s right hip and immediately pivot counter clockwise 180 degrees as you deliver a left sliding knife-edge kick to the underside of your opponent’s jaw.
9. As you slide and plant your left foot to the underside of your opponent’s right armpit, immediately execute a right sliding front crossover, so that your right foot sweeps and rakes across your opponent’s face.
10. As you plant your right foot toward 5:30 cover out twice.




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


Theme: This technique theme is similar to that of Checking the Storm. Realizing that your opponent has a long-range, life-threatening weapon, your response is to move out of the Line of Attack. You must also divert the course of your opponent's weapon with your hand. Although you are to get out of the Line of Attack, it is extremely important that you remain within range to effectively counter your opponent's attack.
In Checking the Storm you are on the inside of your opponent's weapon while countering your opponent's inner zone with the kick. In this instant your leg does not have too cross the path of his weapon to reach its target and therefore you may block and then counter. However, in Evading the Storm you are on the outside of your opponent's weapon while countering your opponent's inner zones with your kick. In this technique your leg will cross the path of his weapon to reach its target. Therefore you must kick as soon as possible after your block.
1. While Standing Naturally, have your left foot move toward 9:00 into a left forward bow, as you execute a right extended handsword block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm. (Your are getting out of the Line of Attack while redirecting the path of your opponent’s club.) Have your left hand positionally check close to your left ribcage prior to it being used as a follow-up.
2. Immediately grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand, and deliver a right roundhouse kick to your opponent’s groin. (As your opponent bends forward at the waist, his right kidney should jut forward.)
3. Drop into a right forward bow toward 1:30 as your thrust a left horizontal punch to your opponent’s right kidney while having your right hand pull your opponent’s right arm down and past your right hip. (Your opponent’s body should come forward. Head snap back as his knees begin to buckle.)
4. Deliver a left knee strike to the outside of your opponent’s right thigh. (The force of your knee strike should buckle your opponent’s right knee further, with the possibility of driving your opponent back.)
5. Plant your left foot forward (acting a as gauging leg) while delivering a right roundhouse knee strike to the inside of your opponent’s right thigh to cause a “Charlie Horse”, and immobilize his leg.
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 9 o’clock.
6. From the contact point of your right knee strike, plant your right foot back toward 4:30 and immediately execute a left knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee to cause a buckle. Your right hand continues the grab on your opponent’s right wrist.
7. From the contact point of your left kick plant your left foot toward 4:30 into a right rear twist, facing 10:30, while executing a left forearm strike to the back/top of your opponent’s right elbow to break it (coordinated with your right hand pulling your opponent’s right wrist toward you).
8. Have both of your hands grab your opponent’s right hand prior to snapping and breaking his wrist. This is done by placing your left thumb on the back of your opponent’s right hand with your left palm on the inside of your opponent’s palm. Your right hand duplicates this grab to the other half of your opponent’s right hand. Immediately have your right foot step out toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow, facing your opponent to further disturb your opponent’s balance, and hyperextend his arm. Without loss of momentum, have your left foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow. During this action your right and left hand pins your opponent’s right hand against your right hip, turn and twist counterclockwise with the left foot maneuver, snap and break your opponent’s wrist, as well as force him onto his back.
9. Without disrupting your momentum and flow of action execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent’s face at the exact moment his back hits the ground. (The ground, in this case, enhances your sandwiching effect.)
10. From the contact point of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




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


Theme: This technique is an introduction to countering a tackle. Tackles are "grabs in motion". They can pose a problem or be easily handled depending on your reaction. In this technique environment allows you to get out of the Line of Attack, but you must also check your opponent's arm and hand. Visualize looking down on the available targets you are to strike.
With your opponent's upper body basically on a horizontal plane, take note of how he has limited the use of his own Height Zones. After striking with your right handsword imagines switching your eyes to your feet. From this Point of View have your feet zero in on the available targets.
1. While remaining in a right neutral bow slide your left foot counterclockwise toward 3 o’clock (facing 9 o’clock). Simultaneously redirect your opponent’s left arm down and out with a right outside downward parry, and execute a left outward heel palm parry to the left side of your opponent’s head. As you settle into your stance execute a right inward overhead handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck, while sliding your left hand to your opponent’s left shoulder as a check. (This should stun or stagger your opponent.)
2. With your opponent descending, but still moving slightly forward, slide your right foot into a cat stance (facing 7:30), and immediately snap a right front ball kick to your opponent’s left ribcage. (This kick should inflict pain that will momentarily immobilize your opponent.)
3. Plant your right foot forward (Gauging Leg), and deliver a left step through roundhouse kick to your opponent’s face. (This should drive your opponent’s head back)
-- Without planting, execute a left front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.
4. From the contact point of your left kick (and the position of your body, because of the left kick) execute a left front crossover toward 1:30 into a right rear twist stance. (Because your upper body still faces your opponent what would have otherwise been a left front twist, in this instance, becomes a right rear twist stance.) Twist counterclockwise (out of your right rear twist stance) as you deliver a right roundhouse kick traveling diagonally and down to the back and inside of your opponent's left knee. Applying the proper force your right roundhouse kick should turn your opponent’s body and legs clockwise so that he now face more toward 11 o’clock.
5. From the contact point of your right kick, hop onto your right leg toward 11 o’clock into a right one-leg stance (to obtain Body Alignment) between your opponent’s legs. With your body facing 4:30 and your opponent’s body and legs facing 11 o’clock, execute a left knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's right knee.
6. Hop in-place onto your left leg (again to gauge distance and assure proper alignment in obtaining the best angle) and deliver a right front scoop kick between your opponent’s legs and to his groin.
7. From the contact point of your right scoop kick, plant your right foot back toward 12 o’clock as you immediately execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 10:30.




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


Theme: In this technique the environment and/or insufficient time dictate that you cannot move to the outside of your opponent's arms. With your choices of action limited you must learn to act quickly on the inside of both his arms. Your timing and Angle of Execution of your first move are of utmost importance. If your hands travel from Point of Origin, you will have sufficient time to find the correct Line of Entry under and through your opponent's arms.
The wedge formed by your hands and arms should part as far as your Outer Rim, thus ensuring that your opponent's hands will still pass outside of your shoulders. You have not stopped your opponent's forward momentum, but can Borrow that Force if you quickly Round the Corner with your right hand. Since you can anticipate impact upon contact, you should Brace the Angle of your strike with a solid forward bow.
1. With your feet together drop back with your right foot toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute two extended outward handsword to the inside of your opponent's wrists (staying within the perimeter of your Outer Rim). Make sure that both of your hands are parallel in terms of height and depth. (This will expose the full width of your opponent.)
2. With your opponent still moving toward you, immediately pivot into a left forward bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a right thrusting inward handsword to your opponent's left lower ribcage. During this action your left handsword becomes a Cocking Check at your right ear (palm in). (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)
3. Pivot into a left neutral bow while striking with a left outward handsword to your opponent's throat, as your right clenched fist cocks to your right ribcage, palm up. (Your opponent's head will be driven back and his stomach will jut forward.)
4. Again pivot into a left forward bow while Pin Pointing a right, vertical middle-knuckle punch into your opponent's solar plexus. During this action your left hand acts as a Siding Gravational Check down your opponent's torso, finally becoming a guide for your right punch in Tracking to your target. (Your opponent will again bend forward at the waist.)
-- Pivot back into a left neutral bow with your guard up, execute a left front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.
5. From the contact point of your right middle knuckle fist, have your right arm circle counterclockwise as you execute a right inward two-finger hook to your opponent’s eyes (left to right). Without disrupting the flow of your sequence, nor changing the position of your stance, follow up with a left upward chop to your opponent’s throat.
6. Immediately deliver a chicken kick with your left foot striking to your opponent’s groin and your right foot striking to his solar plexus. During this action continue the counterclockwise flow of your right arm from its last move.
7. As your right foot plants into a right neutral bow, simultaneously execute a right inward downward diagonal raking back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent’s face and nose. Your left hand is positionally checking in front of your solar plexus.
8. With your right hand still in motion, execute a right front crossover back and toward 6 o’clock (gauging your distance for your next follow up) as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face or temple.
9. While in-place, pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (adjusting your right foot for balance and alignment) as you execute a left outward (diagonally upward) back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent’s face, or temple. Without disrupting the flow of your action, deliver a right instep kick to your opponent’s groin. As you plant your right foot forward, into a right neutral bow, execute a right upper cut punch to your opponent’s chin. Have your left hand positionally check in front of your solar plexus.
10. Right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.




10. Thundering Hammers (Right: Front straight punch)


Theme: Like the technique Dance of Death this technique was designed to teach you the value of initiating your movements from their Point of Origin. These two techniques are Family Related. Each one teaches you how to attack a different Height Zone. This technique introduces you to the multiple use of strikes, simultaneous with buckles to sophisticate your sequence. Tremendous power is generated when the strikes and buckles are harmoniously in sync(synchronized) with the principle of Marriage of Gravity.
1. While Standing Naturally, step to your left on a 45 degree angle (toward 11 o'clock) with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock) as you execute a left inward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm (preferably at or above the elbow). Your right arm hangs naturally at your side. Be sure to positionally check your opponent's right leg with your left leg. (Your inward block will nullify the width of your opponent's body.)
2. Shuffle forward (push-drag) toward 12 o'clock as you drop into a left wide kneel stance (buckling the outside of your opponent's right knee with your own right knee) and strike horizontally across your opponent's stomach with a right inward horizontal forearm while your left hand braces against your opponent's right shoulder. (Your forearm strike should force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)
3. Have your right arm, after collapsing at the elbow, circle clockwise, followed by your left arm which also orbits clockwise. Immediately execute a right forearm press against your opponent's right shoulder, pivot clockwise (toward 4:30) as you drop into a right close kneel stance (buckling the back of your opponent's right knee with your left knee), and strike your opponent's left kidney with a left downward hammerfist. (Your hammerfist strike combined with your buckle should drive your opponent's body down as it snaps his head up.)
4. Immediately shift your left hand from your opponent's left kidney into a left horizontal forearm check (Gravitational Check) on top of your opponent's right shoulder, have your left arm orbit counterclockwise, pivot counterclockwise (toward 12 o'clock) into a left wide kneel stance (while buckling your opponent's right knee with your right knee), as you simultaneously deliver a right downward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent's neck. (Your hammerfist strike combined with your knee buckle should drive your opponent's head down.)
-- Shift your left foot back and slightly to your left (toward 7:30) into a right neutral bow, execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
5. As you slide your left foot back and slightly to your left toward 7:30, have your right arm and hand cock horizontally across your mid section under your left checking hand, and immediately deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple, at the precise moment your left foot plants into your right neutral bow.
6. Strike through your target (right temple) as you convert your right back knuckle strike into a right thumb rake diagonally down and across your opponent’s right eye.
7. Immediately shuffle forward (push-drag) and execute a right upward heel palm claw to your opponent’s face. Continue to have your left hand positionally check at your opponent’s right shoulder.
8. Have your right hand then circle counterclockwise to the left side of your opponent’s face, grab the left side of his chin, as your right forearm circles on top of your opponent’s head to act as a fulcrum, in which your right arm then pulls, fulcrums, and snaps your opponent’s chin counterclockwise and up, simultaneously as your left hand forces your opponent’s right shoulder down to twist and turn his body counterclockwise and over, thus forcing his back onto your right knee. The above action is simultaneously done while sliding your left foot back toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow, facing 7:30 to achieve the proper angle for your next move.
9. With your opponent’s back now resting on your right knee, with his torso face up, execute a right inward downward hammerfist strike to his heart, or sternum. (Your right arm at this point is striking down and across your opponent’s right shoulder).
10. From your right hammerfist strike, execute a right inward forearm rake across your opponent’s face while simultaneously executing a left knee strike to the back of his head (at the base of his skull).
11. Plant your left foot back toward 1:30 as you force your opponent to fall onto his back. With his back on the ground (his feet should be facing 7:30 with his head toward 1:30) immediately execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to his groin.
12. Without hesitation drop your right knee onto your opponent’s solar plexus as you simultaneously execute a right vertical punch to his face. Your left hand should be positionally checking your opponent’s right arm.
13. Execute a right front crossover toward 1:30 scraping your opponent’s face with your right foot (Utilizing Continuity of Motion) during the transition and double cover out in the direction of 1:30.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique is slightly different from that of Captured Twigs and Crushing Hammer because the attack is different. In the first two predicaments your arms are pinned at the biceps, giving your forearms and hands freedom to strike. In the case of this technique your forearms are pinned to your body and do not have enough freedom to generate an effective strike.
However, with the effective use of a Minor Move you can still force your opponent to release his grasp. You can strike your opponent's frontal targets from your rear while keeping such action within the framework of his Obscure Zones. The obscure delivery of your Minor Move is such that your opponent is unaware of the impending danger.
1. With your feet together, and your opponent applying the hug, step back with your left foot toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you squeeze your opponent’s testicles with your left hand. During this action your right hand applies a pinning check on top of your opponent’s arms. (Your opponent releases his grip and bends forward at the waist.
2. Immediately step forward with your left foot (while maintaining the grab with your left hand) toward 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow, as you strike with a right back heel scoop kick to your opponent’s groin. (Your opponent bends forward at the waist even more.)
3. With your right leg still in the air from the right scoop kick, buckle your opponent’s left inner knee by stomping into a right reverse bow toward 7:30. Simultaneous with this action execute a right obscure back elbow strike to the chin of your opponent, as your left hand checks low. (This will spread your opponent’s legs out, and snap his head up.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.
4. From the contact point of your right back elbow strike, execute a right downward back hammerfist strike to your opponent's groin as your left hand positionally checks to the right of your face. Without delay, have your right hand circle around and to the right of your opponent’s neck as your left hand circles to the left side of his neck. Immediately have both of your hands grab the back of his neck, pull, and force his head into your right knee strike.
5. From your right knee kick, execute a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent's right knee (while still maintaining both grabs to the back of his neck.
6. From the contact point of your right knife-edge kick, twist your body clockwise as your plant your right foot toward 1:30 into a right front twist stance. This action takes place while simultaneously executing a right stiff arm lifting strike to the underside of your opponent’s chin. (with the forearm) This should drive your opponent back to give you ample room in which to kick.
7. From your right front twist stance deliver a right thrusting back heel kick to your opponent’s solar plexus.
8. With your right foot still in the air, jump and rotate your entire body clockwise 180 degrees while executing a left inward crescent kick to the right side of your opponent’s face.
9. From the contact point of your left kick execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 10:30.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique (like that of others against locks or chokes near the throat) teaches you how vitally important it is to protect your throat and to economize on time by using the principle of "With". Simultaneously with this idea, if you can change the angle of your body (with your foot maneuvers), you can take advantage of the natural Fulcrum at the point his hands are touching your neck. You will easily be able to force your opponent to release his grip and be able to clear his arms in such a way that you can maintain control of his body and weapons.
1. With your feet together, turn and tuck your chin down and to the right side of your chest as your left foot steps forward and to your right on a 45 degree angle (toward 1:30) into a left neutral bow. During this action your left fist cocks, (palm up) in front of your solar plexus as your right arm cocks horizontally across your waist (palm facing you) and over your left fist. (This will protect your throat and disturb your opponent's balance.)
2. Pivot clockwise (turning toward 7:30) as you circle your right elbow over and down onto the right arm of your opponent (right outward overhead elbow) to hurt and pin that arm to your right side. Complete the pivot into a right forward bow (facing 7:30) while delivering a left four-finger thrust to your opponent's eyes. (The action of your right elbow will bring your opponent's head down and toward you.)
3. Pivot (in-place) to your left into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right upward elbow strike to your opponent's chin (utilizing Borrowed Force because of the opposing force that occurs). Your left hand should slide down your opponent's right shoulder and end as a pressing check at his right elbow to further restrain your opponent from raising his head. (After the finger poke, your opponent's head will momentarily relax and drop forward into your elbow strike, which will drive it back again.)
4. Pivot again to your left into a right reverse bow as you execute a right back hammerfist strike to your opponent's groin. Simultaneously have your left hand cross-check your opponent's right arm and then switch to a high check over your right shoulder. (The force of this strike should bend your opponent over at the waist as well as force him back.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.
5. Execute a left front crossover toward 4:30 into a left front twist stance while simultaneously delivering a right back knuckle strike to your opponent's face and grabbing your opponent's right wrist with your left hand.
6. Pivot (in-place) clockwise and convert your left front twist stance into a left neutral bow. During the conversion execute a right heel palm claw to the right side of your opponent's face while simultaneously pulling your opponent's right wrist down and diagonally past your left hip with your left hand. The Opposing Forces created by your right heel palm strike and left hand pull should advantageously add to your Borrowed Force.
7. Have your right foot step slightly back toward 12 o'clock (while remaining in a left neutral bow) as your left hand transfers you opponent's right wrist into the palm of your right hand which then grabs it.
8. Immediately have your left foot leap toward 4:30 as your right hand jerks (violently pulls) your opponent's right arm toward, and to the right of, your right hip. This leaping action and pull is accompanied with a left inward heel palm strike against the joint of you opponent' right elbow while simultaneously executing a right knee strike to his right rib cage. All aspects of your leap, jerk, and right knee strike should beneficially add to your Borrowed Force.
9. From the contact point of your right knee, have your right foot plant back to your Point of Origin and without delay have your left foot step back (step through reverse) toward 12 o’clock as both of your hands grab your opponent’s right wrists to jerk, whip and pull his arm to the left of your body.
10. Release your right hand and deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple, followed by a right inward horizontal elbow strike to his left jaw hinge.
11. Have your right hand again grab your opponent’s right wrist (to again assist your left hand grab) and immediately have your right foot step back (step through reverse) toward 12 o’clock as both of your hands whip your opponent’s right arm to the right of your body to force him diagonally to the ground and onto his stomach (similar to the “Leap of Death”).
12. Left front crossover stomp to the back of your opponent’s right elbow (in the direction of 1:30).
13. Slide and plant your left foot slightly to your right (adjusting your left foot to gauge proper distance) and immediately spin clockwise 180 degrees as you execute a right spinning back heel stomp kick to your opponent’s head.
14. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.




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


Theme: The name of this technique also indicates the theme. You're being introduced to a roundhouse club attack. When a hurricane comes upon you the safest place is in the eye of the hurricane. This technique teaches you to move inside of your opponent's effective striking range, to stay within the confines of your Outer Rim, and to Borrow the Force of his attack by utilizing the principle of "With".
1. With your feet together, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you execute a left extended outward block to the inside of your opponent’s right arm (near the wrist). Simultaneously with this action deliver a right vertical punch to your opponent’s jaw. Be sure your right knee is positioned to check your opponent’s right leg. (Your punch should drive your opponent’s head back sharply, jut his stomach forward, and cause him to drop his club at the same time.)
2. Pivot to a right forward bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you execute a left vertical punch to your opponent’s solar plexus. During this action your right hand frictionally slides down your opponent’s right arm (Frictional Pull), as it acts as a check. (this action will force your opponent to bend forward at the waist.)
3. Pivot to a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), while executing a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right lower ribs. Simultaneously with this action your left hand reverse its motion, and convert to a left upward hooking parry (like a waiter carrying a tray) on top of your opponent’s right arm and below the elbow. (This should help to drive your opponent’s body back.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
4. Immediately grab your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand as your right arm executes a right outward strike to the outside of your opponent’s right elbow to sprain, or break it. This action is done while still remaining in a right neutral bow. To take advantage of Opposing Forces, push out with your left hand as you strike in with your right forearm.
5. Keep constant pressure on your opponent’s right arm and elbow during this maneuver as your right foot slides clockwise and back toward 6 o'clock. Your opponent should bend fully at the waist.
6. Remain grabbing your opponent’s right wrist with your left hand as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to is right ribs. Continue the clockwise circle of your right arm as you now go over and on top of your opponent’s bent body converting your right hand into a right inward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent’s right ribs. With your opponent bent over and leaning forward at the time of your right hammerfist strike, the Angle of Incidence (upon contact) should be ideal.
7. With your left hand still maintaining its grab, have your right hammerfist slide to your opponent’s right armpit. Immediately have your left foot slide counterclockwise toward 4:30, push down on your opponent’s right armpit with your right hammerfist, have your left hand switch its grab and pull your opponent’s right arm (which is fully stretched) up and diagonally toward you (pulling from 10:30 to 4:30 and dislocate your opponent’s right shoulder.
8. Without disrupting the flow of your action, guide your opponent to the right of you and force his face to the ground as you release your left hand grab. With your opponent now to the right of you, with his head in the direction of 4:30, pivot and rotate your body clockwise 180 degrees a you then plant, your left foot to the left of your opponent’s body to straddle him. Immediately drop both knees to your opponent’s right and left rib cage while simultaneously executing two heel palm strikes to his left and right mastoid respectively.
9. Bounce up and immediately execute a right heel stomp kick to the back of your opponent’s head, plant your right foot to the right of his head, pivot counterclockwise and have your right knee drop onto the back of your opponent’s neck. Counterbalance your arms so that they are positionally checking at all times.
10. With your right knee resting on the back of your opponent’s neck, have your left foot crossover your opponent’s left arm as the heel of your left foot then hooks and strikes the left side of your opponent’s face. Your hands are positionally checking in front of your chest.
11. Leap toward 4:30 by pushing off with your left foot and landing on your right foot into a right one leg stance as you now face 10:30. Have both arms positionally check - left arm down and right arm at medium height.
12. Rotate your body counterclockwise 180 degrees and plant your left foot back toward 4:30. Immediately execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




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


Theme: Remember that wrist grabs are used to force you to an undesired position. To cancel this two-handed grab you must learn to maximize your efforts through the use of harmonious action that includes the use of forward motion (the strikes) and Reverse Motion (the countergrab). In addition this technique introduces you to the idea of a Grafted Principle. Grafted Principles are the combining of several principles within the flow of a single action. As an example a strike may start with a hammering motion, but conclude with a thrusting action without disturbing the natural flow of the executed move. Your initial move commences as a hammering Method of Execution (a hammerfist to the forearm) and converts to a thrusting Method of Execution (the punch to the face).
1. With your feet together and both of your opponent’s hands grabbing your right wrist, step forward (between your opponent’s legs) with your left foot into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as your right hand countergrabs your opponent’s right wrist, and your left forearm simultaneously strikes down on your opponent’s right forearm.
2. Without disrupting the flow of your left hand convert it into a left vertical punch to your opponent’s chin, while pulling your opponent’s right arm past your right hip with your right hand. (Initially your opponent’s head comes down and toward you. Your punch drives his head back.)
3. As you pivot into a left forward bow (facing 12 o’clock), as your left hand slides down your opponent’s torso and on top of his arms, finally acting as a guide for a right vertical punch to your opponent’s solar plexus. (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist, and may move back.)
4. Slide your right foot forward into a right close cat stance, as your left hand contours up your opponent’s chest, and becomes a left thrusting outward handsword strike to your opponent’s throat. (This will temporarily detain your opponent’s body.) During this action your right fist cocks to your right ribcage (palm up).
5. Continue to have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (buckling the inside of your opponent’s right knee), and thrust a right heel palm strike to your opponent’s chin, as your left hand reverses its previous motion, and becomes a left sliding check onto your opponent’s arms. (Your opponent’s head snaps back and his body is driven away.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
6. Immediately go into a left front crossover toward 12 o’clock while simultaneously circling your right arm counterclockwise and executing a right outward horizontal hammerfist strike to your opponent’s right rib cage. Without disrupting the flow of your action pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow and deliver a left inward hooking heel palm claw to the right side of your opponent’s face. Have your right arm horizontally check against your opponent’ chest.
7. Pivot counterclockwise into a rotating left front twist stance as you simultaneously execute a right overhead hooking diagonal downward punch to your opponent’s left cheek bone, which action then converts into a right inward elbow strike to his left jaw hinge. When residually pivoting into both strikes use Quarter Beat Timing.
8. Pivot clockwise into a left neutral bow as you execute a left uppercut to your opponent’s chin. Simultaneously have your right hand and arm horizontally check across your opponent’s right arm and body respectively.
9. Follow up with a front chicken kick. This is done by first having your left foot front scoop your opponent’s groin and the ball of your right foot kicking his solar plexus, or chin.
10. From the contact point of your right kick execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique is very similar to that of Parting Wings, but with a slightly different twist, do to your opponent's low push. In this technique the environment and/or insufficient time dictates that you cannot move to the outside of your opponent's arms. With your choice of action limited, you must learn to act quickly on the inside of your opponent's arms.
Your timing and Angle of Execution on your first move are of utmost importance. If your hands travel from Point of Origin, you will have ample time to find the correct Line of Entry over and inside of your opponent's arms. The hooks and frictional pull of your hands and arms should guide your opponent's arms past the outside edge of your Outer Rim. You have not stopped your opponent's forward momentum, but you can Borrow that Force if you quickly kick with your right foot.
1. With your feet together, drop back with your left foot toward 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you hook with both of your hands (shape of the crane) to the inside of your opponent’s wrists, jerking your opponent’s arms down, outside and past your hips. (This will allow your opponent’s momentum to continue into you, but direct his weapons outside of your Outer Rim.)
2. Slide your right foot back into a cat stance, and deliver a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin. Be sure to utilize the Borrowed Force from his attempted push, as well as from your pulling action. (This kick will bend your opponent forward at the waist and stop his Body Momentum.)
3. Drop forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock), while looping a right inward downward diagonal hammerfist strike to your opponent’s left jaw hinge. Immediately (continuing with a figure 8 pattern) loop a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right jaw hinge, as your left hand checks at your solar plexus. (These strikes should further disorient your opponent, and possibly drop him to the ground.)
4. Shuffle forward (push-drag) as your follow up with a right upward elbow strike to your opponent’s chin, while your left hand continues to check. (This will snap your opponent’s head back.)
5. Immediately reverse your motion and execute a right downward heel palm-claw, first striking the bridge of the nose, and then clawing the eyes and face. (This should break your opponent’s nose, obscure his vision, and force him to the ground.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
6. With both your hands positionally checking, shift your left foot slightly (very small adjustment) toward 4:30 and execute a right hooking heel kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee to buckle his leg out. Follow through with your right hook kick and immediately reverse the motion by executing a right downward looping roundhouse ball kick to the outside, and back of, your opponent’s left knee. This action should bend his knee further.
7. As your right foot plants to its previous Point of Origin slightly rotate your body counterclockwise as it faces 4:30 and execute a right reverse hooking heel kick to the right side of your opponent’s face, or any available opening. If you need to shuffle, prior to kicking, to properly gauge or distance, please feel free to do so.
8. Plant your right foot toward 10:30 and bounce into a right back stiff-leg lifting bounce kick to your opponent’s groin while simultaneously executing a right back stiff-arm rising heel palm claw to his face.
9. From the contact point of your right back heel kick, execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique is to acquaint you with a diagonal deviation against an opponent's punch. Although your left extended outward block precedes your right inward handsword, the forward bow is really positioned to drop into a close kneel stance if protection is needed between both moves. This technique is one that prepares you for the What If Phase that may occur between the first and second move. Once the initial chop is rendered, checks of Height Zones and Width Zones come into play to thwart your opponent's retaliatory efforts.
1. Standing with your feet together, step forward and to your right (toward 1:30) with your right foot into a right forward bow, as your deliver a left extended outward block to the outside of your opponent’s left elbow (use a handsword block). Have your right handsword cock beside your right ear, palm out. (This should cancel the width of your opponent’s action.)
2. Immediately pivot to your left (into a horse), as your strike with a right inward handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck (follow through with a chop so that it controls your opponent’s Height Zones, as your right forearm and elbow check your opponent’s left shoulder to minimize his leverage). Simultaneously have your left hand check your opponent’s left arm. (This should drive your opponent’s head and body down.)
3. Pivot into a right forward bow (facing 12 o’clock), as you deliver a left inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s left lower ribcage, and have your right hand check (Bracing Angle Check) your opponent’s left arm at his elbow. (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)
4. Shift your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30 into a right neutral bow, as your left hand hooks out and down (like a waiter carrying a tray) on top of your opponent’s left forearm. Simultaneously with this action, execute a right inward raking hammerfist strike to your opponent’s left kidney.
5. Immediately follow up with a right roundhouse kick to your opponent’s right kidney. (This should drive your opponent to his knees.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 4:30.
6. From the contact point of your right roundhouse kick, have your right foot gently touch the ground as you vigorously slide your left foot toward 3 o’clock (to position you behind your opponent as well as give you a better Angle of Execution), which then triggers you into executing a right knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s right knee. This is an example of residual action whereby Body Momentum is kept at a constant flow.
7. Plant, adjust, and position your right foot (for proper angle and distance) and execute a left front scoop kick to your opponent’s groin (from the rear).
8. Again plant, adjust, and position your left foot (for proper angle and distance) and execute a right knife-edge kick to your opponent’s spine.
9. From the position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.




17. Gift in Return (Front: Hand shake)


Theme: The theme of this technique can be found within the name of the technique. You surprise your opponent by faking pain and then striking him in the groin with his own hand. Aggressive handshakes are often preludes to cross punches etc. Your surprise move helps you to get out of the Line of Attack, creates pain (therefore hesitation), cancels all of your opponent's weapons, and moves you to the rear of your opponent. This places you in a secure position to continue to nullify your opponent's actions, and strike to a variety of targets without exposing yourself.
1. With your feet together and your opponent squeezing your right hand with his right hand, step forward and to your left (toward 11 o’clock) with your left foot into a left neutral bow to the outside of your opponent’s right leg. (Your left leg should be hugging and checking your opponent’s right leg Hugging Check.) Simultaneously have your left hand assist your right hand, to strike to your opponent’s groin by thrusting down on your opponent’s right forearm. (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)
2. Shift your left hand around and back of your opponent’s right leg, and grab your opponent’s right wrist, as your right foot shifts clockwise toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30). Immediately pull and lift with your left hand as your push down against your opponent’s right hip with your right hand. This is done to put pressure on your opponent’s testicles, limit your opponent’s leverage, and check his Height Zones to nullify his ability to kick. (This will lift your opponent onto the tips of his toes.)
3. Immediately deliver a right step through knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee, as you release your left hand grasp, and while maintaining the check with your right hand. (This will buckle your opponent’s left leg to the ground, and expose his tail bone.)
4. Without any hesitation plant your right foot between your opponent’s legs (making sure that you gauge it properly), and deliver a left knee strike to your opponent’s tailbone. (This will drive your opponent forward and away from you.)
-- With your left foot in the air (or after it plants forward, depending on circumstances), execute a left front crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.
5. From the Point of Contact of your left knee strike execute a left thrusting knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s right knee (pivoting clockwise during the action).
6. From the contact point of your left knife-edge kick execute a left front crossover (gauging the proper distance - Gauging Leg) toward 10:30 and immediately pivot clockwise into a right spinning stiff-leg back kick toward 4:30 to your opponent’s groin from the rear.
7. Gauge your distance as you plant your right foot forward toward 4:30 (with your back toward your opponent) and immediately (using Marriage of Gravity) execute a left rear crossover toward six o’clock while delivering a right outward back knuckle strike to the back of your opponent’s left kidney (whose back is facing you - from left to right)). Have your left hand positionally check during this maneuver.
8. While remaining in-place pivot counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (facing 4:30) as you execute a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right kidney (into the same manner, but to the opposite side). Without disturbing the flow of motion have your right foot step through toward 4:30, drop into a right wide kneel to the back of your opponent’s neck.
9. Immediately execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30.




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


Theme: When faced with the confrontation it is a common response to push your aggressor away to avoid trouble. However, this intentional or unintentional action on your part can get you into trouble if your opponent is knowledgeable in arts such as Jiu-Jitsu, or other grappling arts. Nevertheless if you respond quickly you can Borrow the Force of his aggression to initiate your own offensive action (defense-offense) striking whatever Height Zones are available to you.
1. With your opponent pinning your right hand against his chest (after your unintentional push), and with your feet parallel to each other, step forward toward 12 o’clock with your right foot into a right neutral bow (between your opponent’s legs). Simultaneously execute a right downward elbow strike to your opponent’s solar plexus or groin, depending on the height of your opponent as your left hand checks diagonally across your opponent’s hands. (Your opponent will bend forward at the waist.)
2. With your left hand still guarding diagonally, drop down into a right wide kneel stance (keeping your back erect), as you drop your right hand down, raking your opponent’s testicles with a right heel palm claw. (This will temporarily stun your opponent.)
3. Immediately follow up with a right underhand reverse handsword to your opponent’s groin. (Your opponent’s knees should buckle, bending forward.)
4. While in your slightly modified wide kneel stance execute (using the Geometric Path of a figure eight) a right back knuckle strike to the inside of your opponent’s left knee, followed by a downward looping right punch to inside of his right knee.
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30, increasing your Height Zone with each maneuver.
5. Rise up from your right wide kneel stance into a right neutral bow while executing a right outward raking back knuckle to the right side of your opponent’s nose (fashion after a vertical outward block). Have your left hand positionally check at waist level. Immediately pivot (in-place) into a right forward bow as you deliver a left heel palm strike to your opponent’s solar plexus (fingers in and palm forward). Have your right hand positioned slightly in front and to the right of your head with the fist still clenched and palm facing out.
6. Pivot into a right neutral bow as you simultaneously execute a right inward raking back knuckle slice to the left side of your opponent’s face.
7. Without disrupting the sequence of your action execute a left outward two-finger hook to your opponent’s eyes followed by a right inward elbow strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw (shuffling forward if necessary) simultaneous with your left heel palm, again being employed as a supporting brace (sandwiching effect).
8. Have your right elbow pass through your opponent’s jaw and immediately reverse its action by executing a right outward elbow strike to the right side of your opponent’s jaw. (Left hand at this point is positionally checking low).
9. Have your right elbow pass through your opponent’s jaw as you follow-up with a right outward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face in addition to a left inward heel palm claw to his face and immediately return with a right inward diagonal downward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face.
10. Execute a right front scoop kick to your opponent’s groin as you thrust a left outward heel palm to your opponent’s sternum. Simultaneous with this action have your right hand flow from its previous strike to cock near your right ear.
11. Immediately replant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow while executing a right inside downward heel palm strike to your opponent’s solar plexus (fingers in and diagonally down with palm facing away from you).
12. Right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 7:30.




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


Theme: Again, realizing that your opponent has a weapon that is extended, your responses to move out of the Line of Attack. However, deviating from the path of action is only one phase of the technique. You are to experience obstructing the threat, grabbing your opponent's right wrist, and controlling his retaliatory efforts as well.
1. With your feet together, have your left foot step slightly forward and to your left on a 45 degree angle (first moving toward 10:30, but ending facing 1:30 in a horse stance). Simultaneously cross your right wrist over your left wrist to block your opponent’s attacking hand (upward cross block), at his right wrist, at a level above your head and off of your right shoulder. (This is to catch your opponent’s right arm while getting out of the Line of Attack.
2. Grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand as your left foot steps forward to 1:30 (“cat in and around” his right leg if necessary) into a left neutral bow. Simultaneously strike your opponent’s right elbow with your left forearm by first thrusting vertically and then rolling it horizontally forcing your opponent’s right arm down while your right hand pulls in, down, and past your right hip (rolling check). (This action should force your opponent’s head down with the possibility of having it strike your left knee.)
3. Immediately deliver a right snapping knee strike to your opponent’s head or chest. This is done without raising your body. (This action should drive your opponent away.)
-- Replant your right foot to its Point of Origin into a left neutral bow (facing 1:30). Left front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30.
4. Replant your right foot to its Point of Origin as you again form a left neutral bow, with your left hand positionally checking. Simultaneously have your right hand grab your opponent’s club at the free end and disarm him. Immediately execute a right upward strike to your opponent’s face with the opposite end of the club.
5. Step back with your left foot toward 7:30 and as you circle your club counterclockwise, execute a right outward downward club strike to the back of your opponent’s right elbow. Follow through with the action of your right club strike.
6. Immediately execute a right front crossover toward 9 o’clock into a left rear twist stance. Simultaneously have your right hand circle clockwise while delivering a right inward downward club strike to the front of your opponent’s right knee.
7. Have your left foot step out toward 10:30 into a transitional left neutral bow and immediately pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow, facing 4:30 as you execute a right outward downward club strike to the back of your opponent’s right knee.
8. Shuffle forward (push-drag) toward 4:30 as you execute a right underhand club strike to the underside of your opponent’s groin,snapping your wrist to enhance your action (his back is facing you at this point).
9. Immediately go into a right front crossover toward 10:30 (into a left rear twist stance) as you execute (counterclockwise) a right looping outward downward club strike to the back of your opponent’s head. This action is done while utilizing Marriage of Gravity.
10. Left step through and cover out twice toward 11 o’clock.




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


Theme: Obviously this technique is very similar to Lone Kimono. It teaches you not to panic when the attack is a two- hand grab versus a one-hand grab. Remember in a one-hand grab your opponent can readily follow with a punch, but in a two-hand grab his intentions are different. However, you are less likely to break one or both of your opponent's arms with your initial response.
Therefore, in Twin Kimono you insert an interim strike (outward back knuckle) between your upward strike and your downward clearing action. Because this strike occurs within your opponent's Obscure Zones, it should surprise him. This unseen action should take the wind out of your opponent, making it easier for you to clear his arms.
1. With your feet together, step back toward 6 o’clock with your left foot into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as your left arm pins your opponent’s arms at the wrists. Simultaneously deliver a right upward forearm strike against your opponent’s elbow joints. (This will raise your opponent onto the tips of his toes.)
2. Immediately shift your left foot counterclockwise toward 4:30, as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s solar plexus. (This will take the wind out of your opponent, and force him to bend forward.)
3. Then circle your right arm counterclockwise, and execute an right inward downward diagonal strike against your opponent’s left forearm, finishing with your right palm up, and your left hand checking high. (Make sure that your opponent’s arms are driven down and diagonally to your left.) (Your opponent should rapidly bend down.)
4. Immediately Round The Corner, and strike with a right snapping outward handsword to your opponent’s throat. Keep your left hand checking in the Neutral Zone. (This will stop your opponent, and cause him to fall to the ground.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 4.30.
5. Without delay execute a left front crossover toward 10:30 as you simultaneously deliver a left heel palm strike to your opponent’s jaw. Have your right hand check both of your opponent’s arms during the course of this maneuver.
6. Without disrupting the flow of your action execute a right knee kick to your opponent’s right inner knee (threading during this maneuver). Immediately following up with a right heel stomp to your opponent’s right instep while simultaneously delivering a right lifting forearm strike to the underside of your opponent’s jaw.
7. Have your right foot step back (step through reverse) toward 4:30 and immediately execute a left front crossover stomp onto your opponent’s left instep (toward 1:30), as you simultaneously execute a left inward heel palm claw to the right side of his face. Positionally check with your right arm and hand.
8. Have your left foot slide off of your opponent’s left in step and pivot clockwise approximately 180 degrees (adjusting if necessary) as you execute a right spinning back heel kick to your opponent’s midsection. Immediately execute a right front crossover (left rear twist) while properly timed with a right upward outward claw to your opponent’s face.
9. From the contact point of your right claw complete your crossover, and cover out twice toward 4:30.




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


Theme: Like the technique Dance of Death and Thundering Hammers, this technique was designed to teach you the value of initiating your moves from their Point of Origin. The three techniques are Family Related. Each one teaches you how to attack different Height Zones.
This technique also introduces you to pressure holds and how they are used in the Kenpo system. The last part of the technique teaches you the Spiraling Staircase concept when taking an opponent to the ground.
1. While Standing Naturally, step to your left on a 45 degree angle with your left foot (toward 11 o'clock ) into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o'clock). Simultaneous with this action deliver a left inward block to the outside of your opponent's right arm (at or above the elbow). Your right arm hangs naturally to the right side of your body. (Your block should cancel the width of your opponent's body.)
2. Pivot (in-place) into a left forward bow as you deliver a right inner diagonal wrist strike up and to the left side of your opponent's neck, and check your opponent’s right arm with your left hand (Bracing Angle Check). (This will stun your opponent.)
3. Immediately step around and back of your opponent's right leg (Cat Around) with your right leg into a modified horse stance, grab your right wrist with your left hand (from behind your opponent’s head) and pull toward you, applying pressure against his neck - Carotid Arteries. (This action should render your opponent’ helpless, and may cause him to temporarily lose consciousness.
4. Slightly pivot toward 10:30 into a left forward bow, as your buckle your opponent’s right leg with your right leg. Immediately shift your left foot back toward 4:30 while forcing your opponent to the ground (like a winding staircase), and forcing him to the ground.
5. With your opponent now on his back (head pointed toward 5 and 6 o’clock) and you positioned in a left neutral bow to the right of his body, follow up with a right vertical punch to his face simultaneous with a right knee drop to your opponent’s right rib cage (left close kneel stance). Your left hand is pushing your opponent’s right arm down and across his body to keep it in check.
-- Shift your right foot toward 12 o’clock, and gradually increasing your Height Zone, execute a left front crossover, and cover out to ward 10:30.
6. From the contact point of your right punch have your right hand grab your opponent’s right shoulder as your left hand assists you in rolling him over and onto his stomach (clockwise).
7. Raise up (in-place) into a left neutral bow, adjust your right foot to your right and instantly pivot your entire body clockwise so that you now face 10:30 into a right neutral bow. Immediately drop into a right close kneel stance as you drive your left knee down into your opponent’s left kidney. Have both of your hands positionally check for the unexpected.
8. Spring up from your knee strike, as you pivot counterclockwise, have your left foot step through reverse toward 12 o’clock, and execute a right downward looping roundhouse kick to your opponent’s tailbone. Your left leg is your gauging leg to obtain the best distance and angle.
9. Immediately plant your right foot between your opponent’s legs into a transitory right reverse cat stance, pivot clockwise toward 6 o’clock into a close right neutral bow, step toward 4:30 with your left foot, plant it alongside of your opponent’s left hip, drop into a left close kneel stance as you drive your right knee down into his lower spine, while executing a right heel palm strike to the back of your opponent’s head (concrete facial) while positionally checking with your left hand.
10. Spring up from your right knee drop with your left foot still in-place and spin counterclockwise 180 degrees while executing a right spinning reverse stiff-leg sweep kick toward 6:30 to the left side of your opponent’s head (ending in a right reverse bow stance).
11. From the contact position of your kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out twice toward 1:30 o’clock.




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


Theme: The theme of this technique is introduction to lock us and twists on your part when countering an opponent. This technique teaches you how to use the correct Angle of Execution on a wrist lock and especially emphasizes the use of small circles when twisting and opponent's weapon. Additionally, twists are amplified by the proper use of Contouring and Body Momentum.
1. With your feet together, step with your right foot toward 3 o’clock into a house stance, as your right and left middle-knuckle fists strike to the back of your opponent’s top hand (or hands depending on the type of grab). Immediately drop both of your elbows to pin your opponent’s arms. (The Minor Move of your knuckle strikes should loosen your opponent’s grip, and your elbows should clear and pin your opponent’s arms to your body.) Without hesitation, follow up by grabbing your opponent’s right hand with both of yours, making sure that your thumbs are on tip, and with your fingers inside of your opponent’s palm.
2. Have your left foot step forward toward 1:30, pulling your opponent forward and off balance, while starting a clockwise wrist twist. Be sure to keep your right elbow anchored, as it continues to pin your opponent’s right arm. Immediately pivot clockwise, as your execute a step through reverse with your right foot into a left neutral bow facing 7:30, and both of your hand continue to twist your opponent’s right wrist clockwise in a very tight circle close to your body to maintain control. (Your rapid Body Momentum further disturbs your opponent’s balance, and will probably break his wrist.)
3. Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to the right ribs of your opponent, while continuing to pull your opponent’s right arm past your right hip, and still maintaining the wrist twist. (This should stun your opponent.)
4. As you plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow (facing 7:30), make sure that your right foot plants alongside of your opponent’s right knee (from the inside) to keep that leg in check. Simultaneously have your left hand check your opponent’s right elbow by pushing it down past your right hip, as you deliver a right underhand stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face or temple, depending upon how the head is positioned (remembering to use torque during the procedure). (This should snap your opponent’s head back as you follow through with the action of your right hand.)
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.
5. Immediately execute a left rear crossover toward 9 o’clock while simultaneously delivering a right outward, diagonally downward, raking hammerfist strike to and through the right side of your opponent’s face (traveling from left to right and from top to bottom).
6. As you pivot counterclockwise into a right neutral bow, reverse the motion of your right hand and execute a right inward upward heel palm claw to the left side of your opponent’s face.
7. Without disrupting the flow of your action (Body Momentum) pivot counterclockwise (toward 10:30) while executing a right back heel kick to the underside of your opponent’s jaw to straighten his posture (executed as a vertical hook).
8. With your right foot still in the air execute a right back thrusting heel kick toward 4:30 to your opponent’s solar plexus.
9. From the contact position of your right kick plant your right foot to toward 10:30 (gauging your leg during the maneuver - Gauging Leg) and turn counterclockwise while executing a left back thrusting heel kick toward 4:30 to any available opening.
10. From the contact position of your left kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30.




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


Theme: This technique is to remind you of the danger of chokes. Panic can set in when you feel the strength of your opponent's hands around your neck and throat. As with most chokes, it is recommended that you tuck your chin to your chest to give you temporary relief. From there the theme of this technique develops. There is no way that your opponent's thumbs can resist the weight of your whole body twisting against them, when the proper fulcrum is applied.
In the technique Spiraling Twig you use your hands to twist and lock your opponent's wrist. In the first part of Cross of Destruction you use your hands and your neck to twist and lock your opponent's thumbs. In the final part of Cross of Destruction you use your opponent's own arm to twist, lock and break his elbow joint. In all cases you:
1. Disturb balance
2. Create temporary pain
3. Inflict long-lasting damage
1. With your feet together, and your opponent choking you from the rear with both of his hands, step to your left to 9 o’clock into a horse stance (facing 12 o’clock), as your grab both of your opponent’s wrists with both of your hands (right to right and left to left). Be sure to tuck your chin to your chest.
2. Immediately turn your head clockwise, and have your right foot step behind your left foot (step through reverse) toward 7:30 into a left neutral bow (facing 1:30), as you force your neck against your opponent’s thumbs to possibly break them, and help release the grab. Without loss of motion, have your left hand cross your opponent’s left arm over his own right arm. At this point, your left arm pushes forward, as your right arm pulls in and toward you. (There is more pulling than pushing here, and your actions should effectively cancel your opponent’s zones.)
3. Deliver a right front snap ball kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee cap. (This will buckle your opponent’s right knee out, and drop his Height Zones.)
4. Plant your right foot forward toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow, and pull in with your left arm, as you push out with your right arm, causing your opponent to break his left elbow against his own right arm. (The execution of your right hand during the above action resembles a right vertical back knuckle thrust.) (In addition to breaking his arm, your actions should cause hour opponent to fall to the ground.
-- Execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 7:30
5. While maintaining your wrist grabs, have your left foot cheat back slightly toward 6 o’clock and immediately slide your right foot back toward 4:30 into a right reverse bow to buckle the inside of your opponent’s left knee. Simultaneously release your right hand during the buckle, circle it counterclockwise, execute a right back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left rib cage, and residually follow through with a right inward overhead looping back knuckle strike to the back of his right mastoid. Have your left hand continue to hold onto your opponent’s left wrist.
6. Immediately execute a right slicing knife-edge kick to and through the inside of your opponent’s right knee converting it into a right front crossover (into a left rear twist stance) toward 10:30. Simultaneously have your right arm continue to circle counterclockwise as it loops into a right downward hammerfist strike to the left side of your opponent’s jaw. Your left hand maintains its grab.
7. Release your left hand, pivot counterclockwise, out of your left rear twist stance, and execute a left back scooping heel kick to your opponent’s groin.
8. From the contact position of your left scoop kick execute a left front crossover, and cover out twice toward 10:30 o’clock.




24. Flight to Freedom (Rear: Hammerlock)


Theme: The theme of this technique introduces you to the fact that your opponent can block your counters. You learn that even though your strike has been stopped, you can improvise. As the name of this technique implies, you proceed to move as though fleeing from your opponent. However, you use this apparent flight to disturb your opponent's balance and rebound into action.
1. With your feet together and your opponent locking your right arm, step back counterclockwise to 5 o’clock with your left foot into a right transitory neutral bow (modify the depth or width of your stance as the situation dictates), as your right hand countergrabs your opponent’s right wrist.
2. Without hesitation continue to pivot your entire body counterclockwise into a left neutral bow (or horse stance depending on circumstances), as you attempt to deliver a left outward elbow strike to your opponent’s face, and have it blocked.
3. Immediately turn clockwise, as you have your left foot step through toward 1:30 into a right reverse cat stance. Straighten your right arm during this transition, while maintaining your grab to your opponent’s right wrist, pulling your opponent to you, and upsetting his balance.
4. From your right reverse cat, deliver a right thrusting back heel kick to your opponent’s right ribcage (this should bend your opponent forward at the waist, and the extension of your kick will back him up), as your immediately plant your right foot toward 7:00.
5. As you pivot your entire body clockwise, twist your opponent’s right arm clockwise in a very tight circle, and have your left hand positionally check. (This will turn your opponent over, down and to his left.)
6. Follow up with a left front thrusting ball kick to your opponent’s left inner knee. (This will buckle his knee outward, and drop his Height Zones.)
7. Without planting your left foot, have it cross in front of your right foot toward 10:30 (converting it into a left front twist stance with your head focused toward 4:30), as your simultaneously execute a left hammering heel palm strike on top of your opponent’s right elbow joint. Again, this is done while still maintaining your grab to your opponent’s right wrist. (This should break your opponent’s right elbow joint, and force him to bend over.)
-- Complete the crossover, and cover out toward 10:30.
8. Pivot clockwise 180 degrees into a right neutral bow stance facing 4:30 as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right kidney. During this maneuver: have your left hand slide down your opponent’s right arm, then grab and control his right wrist, insert a right back elbow strike to your opponent’s right triceps, but without disturbing the flow of your back knuckle strike.
9. Without loss of momentum have your right hand check your opponent’s right arm as you execute a left knee kick to your opponent’s lower abdomen. Your left hand continues its check.
10. Plant your left foot (gauging your distance during this maneuver) and immediately execute a right knee kick to your opponent's chest.
11. From the Point of Contact of your right knee kick, execute a right side thrusting knife-edge kick toward 7:30 to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.
12. From the Point of Contact of your right kick execute a right front crossover, and cover out toward 1:30.





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