Monday, August 19, 2013

Intellectual Departure

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 6:00H) with the opponent (at 12:00H) (facing 6:00H) executing a right straight thrust kick (toward 6:00H) to your lower abdomen area.

1a) Step back, with your left foot (toward 6:00H), into a right reverse 45 degree cat (facing 12:00H) with a right inside downward parrying block (toward 7:30H), palm down (toward 6:00V), on the inside of the opponent's right inner shin, while simultaneously raising (toward 12:00V) your left open hand over your right shoulder (positioned check), palm forward (toward 12:00H).
Result: The opponent's kick should be diverted and begin to plant to your left (toward 7:30H) (open center line).

1b) Without any loss of momentum from the previous moves, deliver a right thrusting back kick (toward 12:00H) to the opponent's groin (major) (borrowed force).
Result: The opponent's body should be thrust back (toward 12:00H) with the upper torso beginning to bend forward (toward 4:30H), as their hands attempt to cover the groin area.

2a) Replant your right foot forward (toward 12:00H) (positioned check) as you rotate (clockwise H) (toward 12:00H) forward into a right neutral bow (stabilize base), while simultaneously raising (toward 1:30V) your right arm to a vertical blocking position (positioned check) with the lowering of your left hand (toward 6:00V) to your right solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (toward 12:00H).

2b) Draw your left foot to your right foot (gauge) (toward 12:00H), while immediately delivering a right thrusting side kick (aka knife edge) (toward 12:00H) to the opponent's left inner knee (minor) (drag-step).
Result: The opponent's body should be thrust further back (toward 12:00H) and begin to collapse to the ground (toward 6:00V), from the lack of support, while the upper torso continues to remain bent forward (toward 4:30H).

3) Replant your right foot forward (toward 12:00H) (stabilize base) (positioned check), into a right neutral bow, with a right outward snapping back-knuckle (toward 12:00H) to the opponent's right temple (major).
Result:The opponent should collapse to the ground backward (toward 1:30H).

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