Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sword of Destruction

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.


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)

Sword of Destruction

Situation: You are in a normal stance (facing 12:00H) with both of your arms at your side (toward 6:00H) with the opponent (at 12:00H) (facing 6:00H) executing a left roundhouse punch (toward 7:30H) to the right side of your face area.

1) Step back (toward 6:00H) with your left foot into a right neutral bow (toward 12:00H) (stabilize base) with a right thrusting extended outward block to the inside of the opponent's left forearm (toward 4:30H) (open center line) (positioned cock), while simultaneously raising your left hand to your right solar plexus (toward 12:00V) (positioned cover), palm forward (toward 12:00H).

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 snapping front kick to the opponent's groin (toward 12:00H) (minor), while your right arm remains in a vertical blocking position (positioned check) - maintaining contact with the opponent’s left arm.

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 right hand attempts to cover the groin and the left hand is prevented from doing so by your left blocking arm.

3) Replant your right foot into a right neutral bow (positioned check) (toward 12:00H) with a right inward diagonal hammering hand-sword to the opponent's left back of neck (toward 10:30H) (toward 7:30V) (major).

4) Immediately, reverse the motion of your right hand back to the opponent's left forearm (positioned check), while maintaining your other positioned checks.

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

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