Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sword and Hammer

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 4:30H) (facing 12:00H) executing a left stiff arm grab (toward 10:30H) to your right shoulder.

1) Raise your left hand (toward 1:30V) (toward 4:30H) and pin the opponent's left hand to your right shoulder with your left palm (pinning check) (toward 6:00V).

2) Look over your right shoulder to gauge the distance between yourself and the opponent.

3) Step back with your right foot (toward 4:30H) into a right side horse (facing 4:30H) (stabilize base) with a right outward thrusting hand-sword (major) to the opponent's throat (toward 6:00H).
Result: The opponent’s upper body should bend backward (toward 6:00H) exposing the groin area, while the hands should attempt to cover the throat, but your left pinning hand prevents their left hand from doing so.

4) Utilizing the rebound from the previous strike, circle your right arm (using the elbow as the pivot point) (counter clockwise V) toward you (toward 12:00H), downward (toward 6:00V), and then away from you (toward 6:00H), to deliver a right back hammering hammer-fist strike (major) to the opponent's groin (toward 6:00H), while settling your weight downward (toward 6:00V) (gravitational marriage) to increase the power of the hammer-fist.

5) Release your left pin (toward 12:00V) to the opponent’s left hand, maintaining it's position and your other defenses (positioned check).
Result: The opponent should bend forward (toward 12:00H) and collapse to the ground, face down (toward 6:00V), while their hands attempt to cover the groin.

6) Retract your right arm to a vertical blocking position simultaneously with the lowering of your left open hand (toward 6:00V) to your right solar plexus (positioned check), palm forward (toward 4:30H), while also maintaining your other defenses (positioned check).

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