Thread: Shou Shu; any redeeming factors?
7/23/2012 6:26pm, #241
I accidentally kicked my partner in the groin during sparring on Friday when going for an inside leg kick. Did he just stand in place, legs straight, bending at the waist pointing his head towards me? nope. In fact, outside of compliant JJJ drills I've never seen a 'natural reaction' from a nut shot like this. /ANECDOTE]
But your assumptions around what is a "natural reaction", which is the basis for a lot of your moves by the sounds, is just one part of why you fail.Dum spiro, spero.
Tada gan iarracht.
7/23/2012 6:28pm, #242
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Did you really had to explain it to him?
7/23/2012 6:31pm, #243
7/23/2012 6:41pm, #244
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I have studied quite a bit of these "reactions". They are part of a lot of kenpo technique. You can not trust them the way you need to because you can't test them. A small percentage I could test in sparring and surprise they worked! But they only worked after I practiced them in sparring. One I developed quite nicely, after getting hit in the head a lot!
7/23/2012 7:17pm, #245Beginners MindGuest
The opponent is coming in with a double handed push.
As you bend your knees into a very small horse stance, rooting your weight into the floor, subtly shifting your weight towards the opponent and onto the right foot, and turning your hips all the way to the right, your hands come up through your center-line. Turn the backs of the hands almost towards each other so the wrists are loaded and keep the elbows nearly touching. The arms pop open to a little larger than shoulder distance - elbows at the level of your eyebrow - wrists unloading and snapping outwards and upwards. This opens the opponents arms in front of you. The hips are now loaded to the right and the weight is on the right foot.
Stepping slightly past the opponent at a 45 degree angle utilizing a hard bow stance with the left foot forwards (straight back leg, bent front leg), gravity wants to pull both hands downwards. So, you let gravity, your loaded hip, and your change of stance pull the right hand down to a crane chop on the floating rib. The bone alignment runs from the bones of the right wrist to the heel of the back leg. The left hand falls to the center of your chest and re-loads by twisting to palm upwards position at the level of you collar bones.
The left hand unloads and the left hip unloads, continuing to shift the weight towards the opponent slightly while transitioning to a horse stance. Strike the throat with the left hand chop. Shifting your weight onto the neck of the opponent causes them to bend slightly backwards. The left hand is extended out the side center-line - elbow down - creating bone alignment which runs from the bones in the wrist to the heel of the back leg. The right hand returns and forms a cover-hand momentarily. The right hip is now re-loaded.
The right hand then executes a side fist to the solar plexus, while shifting even further into the opponent and unloading the right hip into another hard bow stance. Keeping the right elbow facing downwards, the bone alignment runs from the knuckles of the right hand to the heel of the back foot. The left hand moves from the throat to the shoulder or shirt of the opponent, grabbing them. Shifting the weight onto the opponents solar plexus - combined with the pain - has a tendency to bring the opponents body into a slightly forward bending position.
From this position, the right knee follows the momentum of the punch and performs a knee lift strike to the groin, the right hand follows the momentum of the knee lift and strikes the jaw of the opponent using a heel palm, and the left hand pulls the opponent towards the kneelift-heelpalm. Jamming the head backwards and to the left (the opponents left), bring your leg around the opponent's right side and kick out whichever leg is available while throwing the opponent down. Bend the supporting leg so you do not fall over.
Bouncing off the motion of throwing him down, come back into a crane stance with the right leg and stomp the forehead, scalping the opponent and ending up in a cross stance. As your stomp the opponents head, punch downwards to your opponents face through your right center-line using the weight of your body to reinforce the blow.
These movements are executed in one smooth and flowing fashion. Once you can do them with the stances, then you are taught to do them with a floating foot. This means that your front foot (the left foot) never touches the ground while you are executing the technique, but you are still "floating through the stances" Horse, hardbow, horse, hardbow.
7/23/2012 7:18pm, #246Beginners MindGuest
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7/23/2012 7:25pm, #249Beginners MindGuest
7/23/2012 7:28pm, #250