Shield & Sword and Squatting Sacrifice
Grounded on Knee or Stomach
Sister Endings are grouped together with their related moves and Master Key Moves. Sister Endings come in groups of two or three, and are related because they share the same /similar sequence an/or combination of moves, adapted to a variety of predicaments for each technique. The sister endings are examples that teach you how to formulate within the “What if” scenarios they present. The formulation process can be organized by using the American Kenpo Karate equation tools for negotiating alternative actions.
The video clip below features sister endings, Shield & Sword and Squatting Sacrifice. These technique endings are examples of how to formulate the related moves from two positions by adjusting the targets. Shield & Sword’s ending is applied while the opponent is positioned to your left, facing 9:00 and down on their right knee. Squatting Sacrifice’s ending is applied while the opponent is positioned to your right, face down on their stomach, head towards 12:00.
“Learning variations of a particular type of an attack teaches you to build spontaneity. This, in turn, helps to internalize concepts. Internalized concepts cause newly acquired moves to also become instinctive. Consequently, as your spontaneous reactions increase with each new move, you become capable of randomly creating logical technique combinations of your own. Therefore, it is this creative ability that allows you the capability of formulating instinctively” (p. 107 Infinite Insights, Book 5–Ed Parker).
“[Tailoring]. This is especially true when your very existence require an instinctively correct reaction. Preservation, therefore, rests with a favorable alternative response. Alternate changes must be done instinctively and spontaneously to be conclusively effective. That is the reason why memorization is not enough. Sequential alternatives should be viewed and studied from as many practical combinations as possible. More often than not, moves learned in one technique will blend with those of another so that in time, alternate techniques are no more than components of techniques learned” (p. 65 Infinite Insights, Book 5–Ed Parker).
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