Shime Waza Test Dummy
Posted On:11/06/2007 4:24am
Style: StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
here are some vids showing some of what you're talking about...
"Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney
Posted On:11/06/2007 4:30am
Having that hand there is much better for being able to block really fast riposte attacks such as backfist or silat-style eye whips. If you're in a boxing stance, & you're fighting the typically FAST silat fighter, you'll get hit before you could possibly bob&weave or duck. I wouldn't hold the arm, myself, but support it with the palm or the hand heel if I felt the need, but the hand would be open.
Posted On:11/17/2007 1:19am
Style: Liu Seong Gung Fu
it is a very versatile 'posture' and there were a lot of great remarks on it's use. the only thing i would add is that it allows for very rapid followup. hand combinations will be executed a bit more quickly if you move to and fro using the guardian/backup hand formation continously.
it is some analogous to the bagua lotus gua in that it tends to rely on waist movement for direction...scissoring movements of the arms dont have to be centrum driven like lotus does.
as a kuntao note re knives, if the knife is in the forward hand, the back hand can be used to palm strike the pommel and drive the blade tip in. this is a small 'jackhammer' type motion used in very close quarters. it may be repeated several times in a very short time, and is most effective if the opponent in pinned up against something. if someone is tensed or locked up and blocking you out, it is very hard for them to stop the sudden shock advance of the knife...then you redouble while changing angles and levels slightly.
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