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. Facing a Weapon: Avoiding conflict when possible (run!), no "retests" on the street, timing critical concept, no new animal strategies introduced in Refinement Techniques but applying the concepts against an armed attacker to refine the timing implication.
III. Self-Defense Techniques: Each technique sequence explained in step by step detail. Below summarizes the techniques taught and additional concepts emphasized.
55. Storming Branches (R. Overhead Club).
Positional check to cover "what if" misread of attack. Disarming through trapping club into body.
56. Rushing the Storm (R. Backhand Club).
Adjusting footwork to situation. Control distance to control timing.
57. Obscure Lance (L. Rear Shoulder Grab/R. Rear Knife).
Static knife attacks that augment positional control a "Snake" attack. Sweeping a zone universally. Alternative disarm shown.
58. Punishing the Storm (R. Straight Club Thrust).
Minor/major concept. Off angling. Preposition chamber. Pinning strike to make the arm a more predictable target.
59. Shattered Storm (R. Roundhouse Club).
Footwork to close inside roundhouse club my moving up the circle. Dealing with tighter attacking circles of a sophisticated and skilled stick fighter contrasted to broader arcs of unskilled fighter.
60. Fatal Lance (R. Rear Knife to Throat).
Controlling wrist with pinning check. Control the wrist -- control the knife. Softening opponent up proceeding the arm control. Pre-positioning opponent for takedown. The "Bat Wing" leg used for disarming. Disarming tips and safety tips.
61. Harnessing the Storm (R. Overhead Club).
Where the head goes, the body follows. Use opponent's momentum not brute force.
62. Lancing the Branch (R. Overhead Knife).
Evade and off-angle. Reverse bow to forward bow for power generation. Disarming option shown.
63. Stealing the Flame (R. Flank/Front Pistol).
Head moving off line of fire with urgency. Distance issues when facing firearms. Hitting with returning motion.
64. Entering the Storm (R. Roundhouse Club).
Moving inside to club attack or creating greater distance. Wrist lock, arm lock, and disarm methods detailed.
65. Spiraling Lance (R. Roundhouse Knife).
"Once you get the wrist do not let go." Sweeping the zone universally. Footwork creates more time and safety from attack.
66. Obscure Flame (Rear Pistol).
Universally sweeping zone. Using the gun as a lever against opponent's grip. Methods of drilling the technique with variants.
67. Revering the Storm (R. Backhand Club).
Using opponent's momentum and disarming.
68. Returning Lance (R. Backhand Knife).
Generating momentum and then reversing direction.
69. Raising the Flame (L. Flank/Front Pistol).
Minimizing collateral damage. If it isn't worth dying for, it isn't worth fighting for.
70. Collecting the Storm (R. Straight Club Thrust).
Contouring principle. Footwork to complement opponent's position.
71. Invited Lance (R. Straight Knife Thrust).
Attack by Drawing concept. Thrust versus slash. Footwork to move off line of attack. Wrist control and extending attacker's line of movement.
72. Impending Lance (L. Lapel Grab/R. Frontal Knife).
Dealing with an unknown variable "Clearing Kimono" example. Footwork to create distance and stretch opponent's position. Canceling the access to opponent's weapon.
IV. Bonus Feature: Journey to China. "The Great Wall."
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