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Shield & Mace with Extension

SHIELD AND MACE (right front step through punch)

    1. With feet together, move forward and to your left with your left foot to 11 o’clock in to a left neutral bow as you immediately pivot to your right into a horse  and deliver a right vertical outward block outside of opponent’s right arm while simultaneously delivering a left straight punch to opponent’s right ribcage.
    2. Pivot to your left and drop down into a left close kneel as you strike down with a right hammerfist, with your left band guarding, to upper part of opponent’s right kidney driving the force down to the pelvic area.
    3. Circle your left hand clockwise, pinning opponent’s right arm down as your right band circles counter clockwise striking opponent’s face and eyes with a right looping heel palm claw.
    4. Circle your right hand counter clockwise and down even further, and strike back of opponent’s right knee with your right heel palm to buckle his leg. Have your left hand execute an overlapping check to same spot.
    5. Follow·up with  a right knife·edge kick to back of opponent’s left knee.
    6.  After your right outward handsword strike to opponent’s right knee, leave it against his knee as you execute a right knife·edge kick to the back of the opponent’s left knee.
    7. As your kick plants down to 2 o’clock, your right chopping hand continues through and comes back over counter clockwise into a right heel palm claw to his jaw and face.
    8. At this point he is falling toward you, you switch your right hand to grab to his chin and pull him in and down to a left knee kick up to the back of his neck.                                                                    ·
    9. Plant your left foot straight down and shift your right foot back around counter clockwise to 9 o’clock into a left neutral bow stance, as your left hand is pushing the back of his head your right hand grab jerks his chin to snap the neck.
    10. Use your right hand to check his right arm or to cover your groin. Step back left (gauging leg) and execute a low right snap ball kick to opponent’s head.
    11.  Right front crossover double coverout to 10:30.


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