Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Captured Twigs



As the description says, this is just an example of the technique. It is done at a moderate speed, but with emphasis where needed. Not too fast so that you can't see what's happening. Not too slow as to get the feel of how it should work.




Illustration

Here is our illustration of the Ideal Phase of the technique. You will notice that this illustration is unlike any of the written versions of the techniques to date. It contains a number of unique features, such as: not only what you are doing to the opponent, but also what the reaction to what you are doing should be; and both a horizontal and vertical clock of directions.

We feel that this illustration method is far superior to any other and leads to a more precise understanding of what is being done. So, if you start seeing this illustration methodology anywhere else, you know where it came from...

Clock Legend:
H = Horizontal (think flat on the floor)
V = Vertical (think standing up - straight thru your center-line)



CAPTURED TWIGS

Situation: You are in a normal stance (facing 12:00H) with both of your arms at your side (toward 6:00V) with the opponent (at 6:00H) (facing 12:00H) applying a rear bear hug, with your arms pinned above the elbows, to your chest area.

1) Raise your left hand (toward 1:30V) and pin both the opponent's hands to your body with your left palm (pinning check) (toward 6:00H).

2) Step to your left (toward 9:00H), with your left foot, into a horse (facing 12:00H) (stabilize base) with a right back hammering hammer-fist to the opponent's groin (minor) (toward 6:00H).
Result: The opponent's lower body should be thrust backward (toward 6:00H), and should attempt to release the bear hug to cover the groin, but your left hand should prevent this from happening.

3) Turn your body to your right (clockwise H) (toward 3:00H) and draw your right foot toward your left foot (toward 9:00H) into a right close 90 degree cat (facing 3:00), while raising your right hand (toward 12:00V), palm up (toward 12:00), on the inside of the opponent's right arm to clear it from your body (positioned check).  Simultaneously with the previous moves, raise your left hand (toward 12:00) to your left solar plexus, palm forward (toward 3:00H) on the inside of the opponent's left arm to clear it from your body (positioned check).

4) Execute a right front heel stomp to the opponent's left arch of foot (minor) (toward 6:00V).
Result: The opponent's upper body should bend forward (toward 12:00H) and should attempt to grab the foot.

5) Step to your right (toward 6:00H), with your right foot (gauge), into a right side horse (facing 6:00H) between the opponent's legs (positioned check) with a right snapping obscure elbow to the opponent's chin (major) (contouring) (toward 12:00V), while simultaneously shifting your left hand to your right solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (6:00H).
Result: The opponent should be thrust up (toward 12:00V) and back (toward 6:00H) and collapse to the ground, face up (body on 12:00H - 6:00H line).

6) Reposition your right arm, by dropping your right elbow (toward 6:00V), to a right vertical blocking position, while also maintaining your other defenses (positioned check).