I. Rapid Review: A demonstration of all eighteen self-defense techniques that are explained in detail on the DVD. This is the portion we use for our sample clip.
II. Self-Defense Techniques: Each technique sequence explained in step by step detail. Below summarizes the techniques taught and additional concepts emphasized.
19. Thundering Maces (R. Straight Thrust Punch).
Moving off the line of attack. Elongating timing. Tracking. Wait for contact don't step in to unknown. Positional check. Hitting through their central axis. Bracing a target through momentum and positioning. Absorption of energy compared to generation of energy.
20. Slaying the Tiger (L. Uppercut).
Marriage of gravity. Anchoring elbow to improve alignment.
21. Discarding the Serpent (R. Rear Strangle Hold).
Timing critical concept. Crane defeats snake. Fulcrum and lever.
22. Advancing Wing (L. Straight Thrust Punch).
"Stretch the taffy" to create tension for target exposure.
23. Splintering the Branch (R. Roundhouse/Front Kick).
Discerning between front and round kick. Influence of point of origin in blocking choice.
24. Shattered Twig (Rear Two Hand Choke).
Isolating the thumbs. Optional raking back knuckle. Pre-position opponent for take down.
25. Decisive Sword (R. Roundhouse Punch).
Destroying the base to cut the rotation. Strike to position. Allow opponent to move into the weapon.
26. Defensive Branch (L. Roundhouse/Front Kick).
Evade and off-angle. Do not rely on opponent's lack of skill.
27. Dismounting the Bear (Face Down/Face Up).
Timing. Displacement. Bridging.
28. Returning Hammer (L. Roundhouse Punch).
Simultaneous block and counter. Canceling their width through striking. Rounding corners. Rebounding.
29. Swords of Harmony (Front Two Hand Push).
Controlling the position and energy of opponent. Nerve center under cheek bones.
30. Shredding the Darkness (L. Rear Hair Grab).
Sweeping and controlling the zone with a strike to have a defense if needed. Using body as a brace to break arm. Proper sweep mechanics and follow through.
31. Clashing Tigers (R. Uppercut.)
Unraveling timing of rotation fueled strikes.
32. Protecting the Leaves (R. Flank Finger Lock).
Attack itself quite useful to master. Pre-positioning for sweep.
33. Stinging the Bear (Front Bear Hug -- Arms Free).
Good news and bad news of arms being free. Proper forming of middle knuckle (dragon's head) strike. Once in control do not give up leverage by allowing retraction in the arm. Vital snake controlling constrictor snake.
34. Hammering the Ram (Front Tackle).
Moving off the line of attack. Amplification concept. Marriage of gravity. Alignment of knee to relative elbow position.
35. Unleashing the Mace (R. Wrist Lock).
Timing urgency of response.
36. Preserving the Feathers (L. Front Hair Grab).
Nerve center attack to armpit.
III. Concepts of Timing.
Reacting when smaller time frame offered. Retreating (when available) expands the time window and makes second attack more obvious. Avoiding the power of the tiger by never moving forward into unknown!
IV. Bonus Feature: Journey to China. "The Ming Tombs."
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