share your basic 12 strikes
Most FMA systems have a basic grouping of strikes. Share your basic strikes and the targets and describe the thought behind the technique.
Example: In my lineage of Balintawak there are 12 basic strikes and 12 full power strikes (although the system uses many other striking techniques).
Basic 12: The strikes are delivered at first as punches. By first controlling/focusing on the hand the practitioner can better control where the stick follows. The Balintawak practitioner focuses on hitting the target with his fist. Later the strikes can turn into flicking strikes using the tip or strikes with the middle of the stick and even butt strikes utilizing the punyo, but initially the strikes are focused as a punch and control of the stick is the emphasis.
Assuming the fighter is holding the stick with his right hand the strikes go as follows:.... 1) Punch to the opponents left jaw -from right side 2)punch to the opponents right jaw from left side3) punch to the opponents right ribs or elbow if the elbow covers the rib-from left side 4) punch to the opponents left rib/elbow-from right side 5) poke (thrust) to the opponents abdomen-from right side 6) thrust to the opponents right shoulder region- from left side7) thrust to the opponents left shoulder region- from right side 8) punch to opponents left knee-from right side 9) punch to opponents right knee-from left side 10) thrust to opponents right eye-from left side 11) thrust to opponents left eye-from right side 12)straight punch to opponents chin-from right side.
The full power strikes of the system follow a similar matrix to the basic 12 except most of the strikes follow through from the left to the right side of the practitioner. I can describe the power strikes if this thread catches on.
My main interest in starting this thread is to see how FMA targets differ. In the Serrada I've been practicing, the basic strikes are similiar except the #1 and #2 strikes are to the collar bones instead of jaw. As well, there isn't as much of an emphasis on strikes so I'm not sure how the remainder of the strikes differ I've been focusing mainly on strikes 1-5 and the counters.
Tell me about your targets and how your system views them.