Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Delayed Sword



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)



DELAYED SWORD

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 12:00H) (facing 6:00H) applying a direct right hand grab to your left lapel (toward 6:00H).

1) Step back, with your left foot, (toward 6:00H) into a right neutral bow (facing 12:00H) (stabilize base) with a right thrusting inward vertical forearm strike (minor) to the inside of the opponent’s right forearm (toward 7:30H) (positioned cock), while simultaneously raising your left open hand to your right solar plexus (toward 12:00V) (positioned cover), palm forward (toward 12:00H).

Result: The opponent’s grab should be broken.

2) Draw your right foot (toward 6:00H) toward your left foot into a right transitory 45 degree cat (facing 12:00H), followed immediately with a right front snapping ball kick (minor) to the opponent’s groin (toward 12:00H).

Result: The opponent’s lower body should be thrust backward (toward 12:00H) with the upper body bending forward (counter rotational) (toward 6:00V), while the hands attempt to cover the groin.

3) Replant your right foot (toward 12:00H) into a right neutral bow (toward 12:00H) (positioned check) with a right outward downward-diagonal hammering hand-sword strike (major) (toward 12:00H) to the right, back of opponent’s neck (borrowed force) (toward 4:30V).

Result: The opponent should collapse down to the ground (on the 12:00H-6:00H line), face down (toward 6:00H).

4) Reverse the motion of your right hand back to a vertical blocking position, while maintaining your other defenses (positioned check).