Friday, August 9, 2013

Mace of Aggression




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)




MACE OF AGGRESSION

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) grabbing your lapels and pulling you in (toward 12:00H) with both hands.

1) Raise and circle your left arm (clockwise V) (ending toward 3:00V) on top of both the opponent's arms, while ending with a left grab to the opponent's left wrist, trapping both the opponent's hands to your upper body with your left hand and forearm (pinning check).  Simultaneously, step forward, with your right foot (toward 11:00H), into a right neutral bow (stabilize base) (positioned check), while using the plant of your right foot to execute a front stomp to the opponent's right instep (minor) (optional).  Simultaneously with the previous moves, raise (cock) your right arm vertically (toward 12:00V) to your right shoulder, fist head high and palm forward (toward 12:00H), in preparation for the next move.
Result: The opponent should attempt to release the grab to cover the foot, but your left hand and forearm should prevent this from happening.

2) Shift (counter clockwise H) to your left into a right neutral bow (toward 12:00H) with a right hammering inward (toward 11:00), downward (toward 7:30V) diagonal raking back-knuckle (counter clockwise V) (ending at 9:00V) to the opponent's bridge of nose (major).
Note: This strike should be executed utilizing both your elbow and your shoulder as fulcrum points.
Result: The opponent's head should be thrust diagonally down (toward 7:30V) and backward (toward 11:0H) with the opponent attempting to release the grab to cover the face, but your left hand and forearm should continue to prevent this from happening.

3) Without losing any momentum from the last movement, deliver a right hammering horizontal downward forearm strike (toward 6:00V), palm facing you (toward 5:00H), to the top of the opponent's forearms (minor), as you continue to settle into your right neutral bow.
Result: The opponent's entire body should be forced down (toward 6:00V) until their head is about your shoulder level, while you continue to pin both hands with your left hand and forearm.  Also the opponent’s head should begin rebounding from the previous strike (toward 2:00H).

4) Deliver a right thrusting inward elbow strike (major), palm down (toward 6:00V), to the opponent's left jaw (toward 8:00H) (borrowed force).
Result: The opponent's head should be thrust to your left (toward 8:00H) and begin to rebound back forward (toward 2:00H) with the opponent attempting to release the grab to cover the face, but your left hand and forearm should continue to prevent this from happening.

5) Without losing the momentum from the last move, straighten your right elbow, palm facing you (toward 2:00H), traveling past your left shoulder (toward 6:00H), in preparation for the next move (positioned cock).
Note: The opponent's head should continue to rebound (toward 2:00H) and bend forward (toward 5:00H).

6) Step-drag forward (toward 11:00H) (optional) with a right thrusting outward elbow (major), palm down (toward 6:00V), to the opponent's right jaw (toward 11:00H), while simultaneously releasing the grab and pin on the opponent's arms, but maintaining it's horizontal blocking position  (positioned check) on top of the opponent's arms.
Result: The opponent's head should be thrust back and to your right (toward 11:00H) with the body thrust back (toward 12:00H) and collapsing to the ground, face up (body on the 11:00H – 5:00H line).

7) Reposition your right arm, by dropping your right elbow (toward 6:00V), to a right vertical blocking position, while also retracting your left hand to your right solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (toward 11:00H), and maintaining your other defenses (positioned check).