Monday, August 12, 2013

Attacking Mace

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)


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) executing a right straight thrust punch (toward 6:00H), with the right leg forward (toward 6:00H), to your face.

1a) Step back, with your right foot (toward 6:00H), into a left neutral bow (stabilize base) with a left thrusting inward block to the outside of the opponent's right upper forearm (toward 1:30H) - allowing your blocking arm to slide up the outside opponent's right forearm to at least the elbow (sliding check). Simultaneously, raise your right fist to your right waist (toward 12:00V), palm up (chamber position) (toward 12:00H), in preparation for the next move (positioned cock).
Result: The opponent's punch should be met and diverted (toward 4:30H), allowing the punch to safely pass by you (close center line).

1b) Shift forward (counter clockwise H) (toward 12:00H) into a left forward bow with a right straight thrusting punch to the opponent's right ribs (major) (toward 12:00H), while maintaining the vertical blocking position of your left arm (positioned check).
Result: The opponent's forward momentum should be reversed, the body should be thrust backward (toward 12:00H), the upper body should be rotated forward (clockwise H) (toward 6:00H) (open center line), the upper torso and head should bend forward (toward 6:00H), and the arms should begin to bend to cover the right ribs.

2a) Open and rotate your right hand (clockwise V), palm up (toward 12:00V), as you retract your right arm (bending at the elbow) (toward 4:30H) along the outside and on top of the opponent's right arm (sliding check), until reaching the opponent’s wrist.  At which point, rotate your open hand (counter clockwise V), to a palm down position (toward 6:00V), and grab the opponent's right arm, at the wrist.  Simultaneously with the previous motions, drop (toward 6:00V) and open your left hand to your right solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (toward 12:00H).
Result: This should stop the backward momentum of the opponent's body, from the last strike, and cause the opponent's upper torso to bend even further (toward 6:00H).

2b) Utilizing your right hand grab, pull the opponent's arm backward (toward 4:30H) and down (toward 4:30V) and to your right with a right snapping modified front kick (semi-front / semi-roundhouse kick) to the opponent's groin (toward 12:00H) (minor) (borrowed force) (opposing forces).
Result: The opponent's upper torso should remain bent and the opponent should begin to collapse forward (toward 4:30H) and to your right.

3a) Replant your right foot forward (toward 12:00H) into a right neutral bow (stabilize base) (positioned check) on the inside of the opponent's right leg, as your release the grab on the opponent's right wrist and reposition it to a right vertical blocking position (positioned check).
Result:    The position of your right knee from your neutral bow should cause the opponent's right leg to bend and buckle inward (toward 1:30H), while the opponent’s upper torso remains bent (toward 4:30H).
3b) Rotate (clockwise H) into a right close kneel (toward 12:00H) with a left uppercut punch (toward 1:30V) to the opponent's right floating ribs or kidney area (major) (toward 12:00H).
Result: The opponent's body should be thrust backward (toward 12:00H) and collapse to the ground (body on the 1:30H - 7:30H line). 

4) Retract your left hand to your right solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (toward 12:00), while maintaining your other defenses (positioned check).