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.
37. Breaking the Bridge (R. Straight Thrust Punch).
Establish contact before committing response. Fusing arms to drop into stance. Escalation of timing critical response. Yielding and using opponent's energy with Dragon.
38. Hooking the Mace (L. Uppercut).
Strategy of the animal compared to the movements of the animal. Elemental influence on the animals (Fire, earth, metal, water, wood.) "Wood Dragon."
39. Spinning Branches (L. Roundhouse/Front Kick).
Elemental influence of opponent's attack. Why to blend not to block hard with force. "We do not compete, but rather we complete." Blending with attacker, become shadow to their form.
40. Greeting the Ground (L. Straight Thrust Punch).
Using the tail of the Dragon. How do you know the attack coming is a thrust or snap? How to neutralize both thrust and snaps. Pre-engineering to becoming the animal strategy needed.
41. Uprooting the Branch (R. Roundhouse/Front Kick).
Sweep the zone. Footwork completes the circle of opponent's committed kick.
42. Circles of Entrapment (Front Two Hand Push).
Using a fulcrum to stretch the target to increase vulnerability. Footwork options for various skills. "Drunken Style" variant example. The smaller the evasion, the greater opponent's commitment. Lucy vs. Charlie Brown analogy.
43. Darting Serpent (R. Straight Snap Punch).
Leopard style attack. Weaving to evade and set up counter. "Wood Snake" concept. Prefix, root word, suffix concept (analogy) fully explained.
44. Capturing the Mace (R. Roundhouse Punch).
Contact to yield to preserve their momentum.
45. Releasing the Blade (L. Outward Back Knuckle).
Fleche example. Leopard association with element of water.
46. Cracking the Whip (R. Outward Back Knuckle).
Hands becoming a net to entangle. Weave gives extra time for defense and invites greater commitment from attacker.
47. Embracing the Tiger (L. Roundhouse Punch).
Completing and augmenting a circle. "Where the head goes the body will follow."
48. Mirrored Mace (R. Lead Punch).
Blocking a punch with a punch through off angling. "Earth Leopard" Offense is the defense.
49. Trapping the Fan (L/R Straight Punch Combo).
Turning a timing liability into an asset. Pulling the weed analogy about proper allocation of force.
50. Rolling the Tiger (R. Uppercut).
Point of origin. Yielding with block to preserve attacker's momentum.
51. Evasive Panther (L/R Straight Punch Combo).
Using the palm to position the sternum as a target. How to recover from a bad timing situation -- allows best to control timing in beginning then have to recover later.
52. Entangled Branches (R. Crossover Stomp to L. Knee).
Who not to defend against a kick to your with a hand block. Why stance dimension of stance influences ability to execute a leg block.
53. Tossing the Ram (Front Tackle).
Moving off the line of attack and using opponent's energy.
54. Dueling Branches (R. Side Kick to R. Knee).
Integrating the hands as an option. The "old man" kick.
III.The Dragon Summarized.
Sensitivity, continuing their momentum and energy. Dissolving your own ego and structure to blend with opponent. The process of reduction to achieve more. Leopard defeating the leopard and the snake beating the leopard theory revisited as well.
IV. Bonus Feature: Journey to China. "The Forbidden City."
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