Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Checking the Storm

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 overhead club attack (toward 6:00H), with the right leg forward (toward 6:00H), to your head.

1a) Step, with your right foot, to your right (toward 3:00H), while immediately drawing your left foot to your right (step-drag) (off the line of attack) (toward 3:00H) into a left 45 degree cat (facing 10:30H) (open center line). Simultaneously, bring your left arm up (toward 12:00V) to a vertical extended outward blocking position (positioned check) (toward 9:00H), while also bringing your right hand upward (toward 12:00V) to your left solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (toward 10:30H).
Note: This move should be done so as to allow the club to safely pass by your left, front flank to "strike" the position from where you started the technique (ghost image).

1b) Immediately, execute a left snapping front kick (toward 10:30H) to the opponent's groin (minor).
Result: The opponent's lower body should be thrust back (toward 10:30H), while the upper body should begin to bend forward (toward 5:00H) and should attempt to cover the groin with the left hand.

2a) Replant the left foot into a left front twist (facing 10:30H) (gauge), while simultaneously rotating your upper body (counter clockwise H) (toward 10:30H).
Note: Allow the rotation of your upper body to carry your right arm so that it maintains its physical positioning on your solar plexus (positioned cock), while simultaneously not allowing the rotation to effect the spatial positioning of your left checking arm.

2b) Execute a right thrusting side kick (a.k.a. knife edge) to the opponent's right knee (toward 10:30H) (major).
Result: The opponent's lower body should be further thrust back (toward 10:30H) and begin to collapse backward (toward 10:30H) from the lack of support, while the upper body continues to bend forward (toward 5:00H).

3) Replant your right foot forward (toward 10:30H) (gauge) (positioned check) (stabilize base) into a right neutral bow with a right outward snapping back-knuckle to the opponent's right temple (toward 10:30H) (major), while simultaneously dropping you left hand (toward 6:00V) to your right solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (toward 10:30H).
Result: The opponent should collapse to the ground (toward 10:30H), face up (body on 10:30H - 4:30H line).

4) Retract your right arm to a vertical blocking position (positioned check), while maintaining your other defenses (positioned check).

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