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Purple Belt Technique Manual

TWIRLING WINGS (Left Rear Stiff Arm Shoulder Grab)

  1. As your opponent grabs, have your left foot step back between 4 and 5 o’clock into a left rear twist stance. Simultaneously pin opponents left hand to your left shoulder with your right hand.
  2. Pivot to your left into a left forward bow as you execute a left extended outward block to opponent’s left arm combined with a right inward elbow to opponent’s left ribcage (outside portion).
  3. Your right hand becomes a bracing angle check against opponent’s left arm as you pivot into left neutral bow and execute a left inward elbow to opponent’s left ribcage (inside portion).
  4. Cover out in the usual fashion.

SNAPPING TWIG (Front Left Hand Chest Push)

  1. Standing with your feet together, as your opponent pushes you on the chest with his left hand, step back with your left foot  to 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow. Simultaneously strike opponent’s left elbow with a right horizontal heel palm while striking his left inner wrist with a left vertical heel palm.  This action is to break opponent’s left arm.
  2. Have your right hand form the shape of a crane and pull down opponent’s left arm (frictional pull) towards your right hip as you pivot into a right forward bow.  Simultaneously execute a left outward handsword to opponent’s throat.
  3. Pivot back to a right neutral bow and execute a right inward hammerfist strike to opponent’s jaw.
  4. Shuffle forward and strike opponent’s face with a right inward elbow sandwich with a left heel palm strike.
  5. Cover out in the usual fashion.

DANCE OF DEATH  (Front Straight Right Straight Punch)

  1. Standing naturally, step forward and to your left to 11 o’clock, into a left neutral bow, to get out of the line of attack. Simultaneously strike the outside of your opponent’s punch with a left inward block as your right arm rests and hangs naturally to the right of your body.
  2. With your left hand still guarding (bracing angle check), strike to opponent’s groin with a right vertical handsword while pivoting into a left forward bow.
  3. Immediately step through and to your left to 10 o’clock into a right neutral bow to buckle opponent’s right knee as you execute a right inward horizontal elbow to opponent’s right rib cage. Simultaneously with this action, your left hand grabs the back of opponent’s right knee and pulls toward you so that your left hand slides along opponent’s right leg, concluding the grab at the ankle.(push-pull principal) Your opponent should be lying on the ground, face up with his right ankle trapped under your left armpit. You should finish this move in a right neutral bow stance.

GIFT OF DESTRUCTION (Handshake)

  1. With your right hand shaking opponent’s hand, while standing naturally, hop with your left foot to 11 o’clock as you simultaneously pull your opponent’s hand past your right hip to check his depth zone. Strike your opponent’s right elbow with a left heel palm and execute a right thrusting knee kick to opponent’s groin.  This entire move is executed simultaneously.
  2. Plant your right foot towards 10 o’clock into a right neutral bow against opponent’s right knee. Simultaneously execute a right inward horizontal elbow to your opponent’s jaw. Your left hand should pin opponent’s right arm (pinning check) against his body.
  3. Right front crossover in reverse as you cover into a right neutral bow.

LEAPING CRANE (Right Front Step Through Punch)

  1. Standing naturally as your opponent attacks from the front with a right step through punch, hop towards your left to 10 o’clock into a right one leg stance. Simultaneously execute a left inward parry to the outside of opponent’s punch with a right middle buckle rake to opponent’s right ribcage.
  2. Execute a right side snap kick to the hollow of opponent’s right knee. This action should cause opponent to collapse on his right knee.
  3. Plant your right foot between opponent’s left, in a right neutral bow and execute a right downward back·knuckle punch to opponent’s left kidney. Use gravitational marriage with this move.
  4. Follow up with a right inward elbow sandwich with a left heel palm strike to opponent’s head.
  5. Cover out in the usual fashion.

SWINGING PENDULUM (Front Right Roundhouse Kick)

  1. Standing in a right neutral bow, as your opponent attacks with a right roundhouse kick, move your left foot up the circle to 4 o’clock and strike with a right inward, left downward (universal block) to opponent’s kick. You should be in a right neutral bow.
  2. Shuffle forward to 11 o’clock and execute a right hammerfist to opponent’s groin. Reverse the motion of your left hand as it raises and becomes a positional check.
  3. Move your left foot up the circle to 3 o’clock, into a solid horse stance. and execute a right obscure elbow to opponent’s jaw. Your elbow will contour opponent’s body as it strikes.
  4. Cover out in the usual fashion.

CRUSHING HAMMER (Rear Bear Hug – Arms Pinned)

  1. Standing naturally, as opponent grabs, step with your left foot to 9 o’clock into a horse  stance  and  simultaneously  strike  opponent’s  groin  with  a  right hammerfist.  Pin opponent’s hands with your left hand.  This entire move is executed simultaneously and with gravitational marriage.
  2. Have your right foot meet your left foot in a reverse cat stance as you execute a right obscure elbow to opponent’s chest or jaw if possible.
  3. Have your right foot step back towards 5 o’clock, behind opponent’s left leg, and simultaneously execute a right heel palm strike to opponent’s groin grabbing and squeezing his testicles.  You should be in a right reverse bow.
  4. Pivot into a right neutral bow as your right elbow follows the contour of opponent’s body and strikes to the chin. Follow through into a right forward bow and strike opponent’s left floating ribs with a left horizontal heel palm as your right hand cocks to your right hip.
  5. Cover out in the usual fashion.

CAPTURED LEAVES (Right Flank Finger Lock)

  1. With your right fingers twisted down by both of opponent’s hands, step with your right foot towards 11 o’clock into a right neutral bow as you lower your height to release pressure from your hand. Your left hand will reach under your right hand and check against opponent’s left wrist.
  2. Pivot counter clockwise into a left reverse bow as you fulcrum against your left hand pulling your right hand from opponent’s grasp. Follow up with a left back elbow to opponent’s left kidney as you settle in your left reverse bow. Your right hand will be checking by your face and opponent’s left arm will be checked against your back.
  3. Pivot clockwise into a horse stance and strike opponent’s left ribcage with a right back elbow.  Your left hand will be checking near your face.
  4. Cover out in the usual fashion.

SCRAPING HOOF (Full Nelson)

  1. While in a full nelson, circle both your arms inward and straight down your center line, thrusting down with your fists, as you straighten your knees, back and arch your neck so the back of your head strikes opponent’s nose.
  2. Bend your left knee to apply gravitational marriage as you execute a right hook kick to the inside of your opponent’ left knee. Continue with this motion as you follow through with a right knife edge kick that strikes and slides down opponent’s right chin stomping his right instep. (contouring move)
  3. Repeat this action using the left leg.
  4. Step with your right foot to 8 o’clock into a right reverse bow, to buckle opponent’s right leg, as your right hand heel palms to opponent’s groin.

GRIP OF DEATH (Left Flank Right Headlock)

  1. With your opponent applying a headlock from your left side, step with your right foot to 10 o’clock into a right close kneel stance, while turning your head to the left, and tucking your chin against your chest. Simultaneously deliver a right hammer fist to your opponent’s groin, and  a left hammer fist to opponent’s left kidney.
  2. Circle your left arm over your opponent’s right shoulder, and have the fingers of your left hand press under opponent’s nose to fulcrum your opponent’s head back, using his shoulder as a fulcrum point. Other options at this point include grabbing the hair on the back of opponent’s head and pulling down. or covering his face with your left hand as you fulcrum, depending on the circumstances.
  3. Immediately pivot into a left forward bow, toward 6:30, using rotational force, while thrusting a right heel palm strike to opponent’s chin. Simultaneously execute a left sliding check down opponent’s right arm, ending at the elbow.
  4. Left front crossover in reverse as you cover into a left neutral bow.

EVADING THE STORM (Right Front Overhead Club)

  1. Standing naturally have your left foot step to 9 o’clock into a right reverse bow stance as you execute a left inward parry followed by a right extended outward block. TI1is move is executed as a double block with no loss of motion.  The action of your extended outward block should stop opponent’s right arm with your block striking at his elbow in an upwardly fashion.  This will allow you to grab his right wrist with your right hand.
  2. Deliver a right roundhouse kick to opponent’s groin or abdomen while your left hand checks in front of your chest.
  3. Plant your right foo down toward 1o’clock in a right neutral bow and pivot into a right forward bow while pulling down on opponent’s right arm and punching his right kidney with a left vertical thrust punch or a diagonal thrust punch.
  4. Execute a left thrusting knee kick to opponent’s right thigh to buckle his right knee.
  5. Plant your left foot toward 11 o’clock and drop into a left close kneel forcing your right knee down on the back of opponent’s right lower leg, causing a break.
  6. Cover out in the usual fashion.

CHARGING RAM (Front Tackle)

  1. While standing in a right neutral bow, as opponent tackles from the front, shift your left foot up the circle to 3 o’clock (still in a right neutral bow, facing 9 o’clock) as you execute a left outside downward parry to the outside of opponent’s left arm. This move is followed by a right overhead downward handsword to the back of opponent’s neck.  These moves are done with no loss of motion. The handsword should strike as you settle in your neutral bow stance.
  2. Drag your right foot into a right 45° cat stance and execute a right snap kick to opponent’s left ribcage. Follow up with a left chicken kick to opponent’s left jaw.
  3. Cover out in the usual fashion.

PARTING  WINGS (Front Two Hand Push)

  1. Standing with feet together, drop back to 6 o’clock with your right foot into a left neutral bow as you execute left and right extended outward open hand blocks, to the inside of opponent’s arms. Make sure both arms are parallel in height and depth.
  2. Shift into a left forward bow as your right band chops to opponent’s right ribcage. Simultaneously cock your left hand to the right side of your face, palm up.
  3. Shift in place into a left neutral bow as you execute a left outward hand sword to opponent’s throat. Simultaneously cock your right hand near your face to act as a check and also positioned for the next move.
  4. Again shift your weight forward in place as your left hand checks down into opponent’s lower torso and execute a right middle knuckle vertical punch to opponent’s solar plexus. You will be punching over your left arm As you pivot into a left forward bow.
  5. Cover out in the usual fashion.

THUNDERING HAMMERS (Front Step Through Right Punch)

  1. Standing naturally with feet together, step to your left on a 45 degree angle (to 11 o’clock) with your left foot into a left neutral bow as you strike with a left inward block to outside of opponent’s right. Leave your right arm parallel to your right thigh as it hangs naturally to the side.
  2. Shuffle forward (push drag) toward 12 o’clock as you drop into a left wide knee stance (to outside of opponent’s right knee so as to have opponent buckle and drop) and strike horizontally across your opponent’s stomach with your right inward horizontal forearm strike while cocking your left arm (your left hand at this point is cocked by your left ear with your palm facing away from you).
  3. Circle your right fist over and on top of opponent’s right shoulder as you strike down to opponent’s left kidney with a left downward hammer fist as your right arm checks opponent’s right arm. You should be in a right wide kneel stance facing 4 o’clock simultaneously striking opponent’s right knee with your left knee.
  4. Have your left hand shift from the kidney into a horizontal forearm check outside of opponent’s right arm as your right arm cocks to your right ear. You should still be in a right wide kneel stance facing 4 o’clock.
  5. Pivot to your left (toward 1 o’clock) into a left close kneel stance, breaking opponent’s right ankle with your right knee, as you deliver a right downward hammer fist to back of opponent’s neck. your left hand at this point is still checking action of opponent’s right arm {left push down check).
  6. Shift your left foot back and slightly to your left (between 7 and 8 o’clock) into a right neutral bow and execute a right front crossover and cover out in the usual fashion.

SQUEEZING THE PEACH (Rear Bear Hug-Arms Pinned)

  1. With your feet together as your opponent applies a rear bear hug, shift your left leg to 5 o’clock into a left reverse bow to buckle opponent’s right leg. Simultaneously pin opponent’s hands with your right hand and execute a left heel palm  strike  to opponent’s  groin.
  2. Grab and squeeze opponent’s testicles as you step forward with your left leg to 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow. As your left leg plants, execute a right scooping heel kick to opponent’s groin as you release your grab.
  3. With your right foot still in the air, deliver a right stiff leg buckle to 10 o’clock to buckle  or  break  the  inside  of   opponent’s   left  leg.   As you   plans simultaneously execute a right obscure elbow to opponent’s jaw. Your left hand should be checking low.

CIRCLING WING (Rear Two Hand Choke- Arms Bent)

  1. With your feet together, as your opponent chokes from the rear, step with your left foot to 1:30 into a left neutral bow. Your right hand should be cocked horizontally across your waist as your left hand checks opponent’s right hand.
  2. Pivot to your right turning toward 7 o’clock as you circle your right elbow over opponent’s arms. Pivot into a right forward bow as you trap opponent’s arms against the right side of your body. Simultaneously execute a left horizontal finger thrust into opponent’s eyes.
  3. Pivot in place into a horse stance as you execute a right upward elbow strike to opponent’s chin. Your left hand should be checking opponent’s arms against his body.
  4. Pivot in place into a right reverse bow as you strike opponent’s groin with a right hammer fist strike.  Your left hand should remain checking.
  5. Cover out in the usual fashion.

CALMING THE STORM  (Front Right Step Through Roundhouse Club)

  1. As your opponent attacks with a right roundhouse club, step to 11 o’clock into a right neutral bow and execute a left extended outward block to opponent’s right arm combined with a right vertical punch to opponent’s face.  Your right knee should be checking opponent’s right knee.
  2. Pivot into a right forward bow as you execute a left vertical punch to opponent’s solar plexus. Your right hand will track down opponent’s right arm returns to check opponent’s right arm.
  3. Pivot back to a right neutral bow as you execute a right snapping back knuckle strike to opponent’s right ribcage. Your left arm returns to check opponent’s right arm, hoking over, palm up.
  4. Cover out in the usual fashion.

DARTING MACE (Front Two Hand Wrist Grab)

  1. With feet together and opponent’s hands grabbing your right wrist, step forward toward 12 o’clock in front of opponent’s right leg into a left neutral bow.            Counter grab opponent’s right wrist as you execute a left thrusting inward block that strikes opponent’s right elbow as you execute a right pulling check to opponent’s right arm. Convert this move into a left vertical thrust punch to opponent’s face.
  2. Drop your left arm down to check opponent’s arms as you pivot into a left forward bow and simultaneously pull your right arm from opponent’s grasp as you execute a right vertical thrust punch to opponent’s solar plexus.
  3. Move your right foot to your left foot into a close cat stance as you execute a left outward hand sword to opponent’s throat.
  4. With no loss of motion, step out with your right foot to 11 o’clock, to buckle opponent’s right knee as you execute a right thrusting heel palm strike to opponent’s jaw.  Your left hand should be guarding.
  5. Cover out in the usual fashion.

HOOKING WINGS (Front Two Hand Low Push)

  1. With feet together, drop back with your left foot (to 6 o’clock) into a right neutral bow and execute a double hook (shape of the crane) using both of your hands to the inside of opponent’s wrists (your wrists are inside of opponent’s wrists) as you draw your right foot back into a right cat stance. Use frictional pull with this move.
  2. Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to opponent’s groin.
  3. Plant your right foot (to 12 o’clock) simultaneously looping your right hand so that your right hammerfist strikes diagonally to opponent’s left jaw hinge. Marriage of gravity is applied on this move. Continue the motion of your right hand in a figure eight and follow up with a right back knuckle strike to opponent’s right temple.
  4. Follow-up with a right upward elbow strike to opponent’s chin as your left hand guards your right ribcage, shuffling forward if necessary.
  5. As your right elbow descends, deliver a right downward heel palm and claw to opponent’s face starting at the bridge of his nose as your left hand covers low.
  6. Cover out in usual fashion.

SHIELD AND SWORD (Left Front Straight Through Punch)

  1. Standing with feet together, step forward and to your right on a 45* angle (toward 2 o’clock) with your right foot (into a right forward bow)  as you deliver a left extended outward block to outside of opponent’s left step through punch. Have your right hand sword cocked to the right side of your right ear, palm out.
  2. Immediately pivot to your left (into a horse) as you strike inward to the back of opponent’s neck with your right hand sword. Follow through with the chop so that the right palm of that hand checks against opponent’s left upper arm.
  3. Shift in place into a right forward bow as you deliver a left horizontal inward elbow strike to opponent’s left ribcage and have your right hand check (bracing angle check) opponent’s left arm at his elbow.
  4. Shift your left foot counter clockwise to 4 o’clock (into a right front twist stance) as your left hand hooks out and down at opponent’s left forearm.
  5. While pivoting counter clockwise out of the twist stance execute a right hammerfist strike to opponent’s left kidney. Immediately follow-up with a right roundhouse kick to opponent’s right kidney while completing the pivot.
  6. Cover out as usual.

GIFT IN RETURN (Handshake)

  1. With feet together and opponent squeezing your right hand with his right, step forward and to your left (to 11 o’clock) with your left foot (left neutral bow) to outside of opponent’s right leg but hugging and checking opponent’s leg with your left leg. Simultaneously deliver a strike to opponent’s groin with both his and your right hand with your left hand assisting you by thrusting down on opponent’s  right  forearm.
  2. Shift your left hand around and back of opponent’s right leg and grab opponent’s right wrist as your right foot shifts clockwise to 10 o’clock (into a left neutral bow). Immediately pull up with your left hand and push down against opponent’s right hip with your right hand to put pressure on opponent’s testicles as well as limit opponent’s leverage, thus nullifying his ability to kick.  You should be in a left forward bow stance.
  3. Immediately deliver a right step through knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee while releasing your left hand grasp.
  4. Without any hesitation plant your right kicking foot along side of your left foot  and deliver a left knee kick to opponent’s tail bone.
  5. With your left foot in the air (or after it plants forward, depending on circumstance), cover out in usual fashion.

BOW OF COMPULSION  (Front Wrist Lock Against Opponent’s Chest)

  1. With opponent pinning your right hand against his chest and with your feet parallel to each other, step forward (to 12 o’clock) with your right foot (right neutral bow) and use a right vertical elbow strike down to opponent’s solar plexus or groin, depending on the height of the opponent, as your left hand checks diagonally across opponent’s hands.
  2. With your left hand still guarding diagonally, drop down into a right wide kneel  (keeping your back erect)  as you  drop your  right  hand  down,  raking opponent’s face and testicles with a right heel palm claw and immediately following up with a right under hand reverse hand sword to opponent’s groin.
  3. Immediately deliver a right banging back fist to opponent’s left inner knee followed with a right inner hooking knuckle punch to opponent’s right inner knee.
  4. Cross out in usual fashion.

OBSTRUCTING THE STORM (Right Overhead Club)

  1. With feet together, have your left foot step slightly forward and your left on a 45° angle (first moving toward 11 o’clock but ending facing 1 o’clock in a horse) as you cross your right wrist over your left to block opponent’s attacking hand at his right wrist at a level above your head and off of your right shoulder (opponent steps through with their right foot when attacking).
  2. With your right hand, grab opponent’s right wrist as your left foot steps forward to 2 o’clock (eating around the leg if necessary) into a left neutral bow. Simultaneously strike opponent’s right elbow with your left forearm by first thrusting vertical and then horizontally forcing opponent’s right arm down while your right hand pulls in toward and past your right hip.
  3. Continue to push down and pull opponent’s arm to your right, forcing opponent’s head down.
  4. Immediately deliver a snapping right knee kick to opponent’s head or chest.
  5. This is done without raising the body.
  6. Cover out in usual fashion.

TWIN KIMONO (Front Two-Hand Lapel Grab -Push Out)

  1. With feet together, drop back (to 6 o’clock) with your left foot (into a right neutral bow) as your left arm pins your opponent’s arms while simultaneously delivering a right upward forearm strike against opponent’s elbow joints.
  2. Immediately shift your left foot counter clockwise to 4 o’clock as you rebound off opponent’s arms and deliver a right back knuckle strike to opponent’s solar plexus.
  3. Follow-up with a right inward strike to the left temple and both arms of opponent, striking them diagonally and down to the left (utilize upper and lower case weapons).
  4. Deliver a right outward chop to opponent’s throat.
  5. Cover out in usual fashion.

SLEEPER  (Front Right Step Through Straight Punch)

  1. Standing naturally with feet together, step to your left on a 45 degree angle with your left foot (to 11 o’clock) into a left neutral bow as you strike with a left inward block to the outside of the opponent’s right arm (preferably at or above the elbow) and cock your right arm parallel to your right thigh (right arm is hanging naturally to the side.
  2. Pivot in place into a left forward bow as you deliver a right inward upward diagonal inner wrist strike to opponent’s left side of neck. Your left hand is checking opponent’s right arm (bracing angle check).
  3. Immediately step around and back of opponent’s right leg (eating around and back in the process) with your right left (into a modified horse stance) and have your left hand grab your right wrist from back of opponent’s neck to apply pressure that would put your opponent to sleep.
  4. Pivot into a left forward bow as you immediately shift your left foot back to 5 o’clock while forcing your opponent to the ground as you follow-up with a right vertical punch to opponent’s face simultaneously with a right knee drop (left close kneel) to opponent’s right ribs. Your left hand is pushing down on your opponent’s right arm. At this point the head of your opponent should be facing between 5 and 6 o’clock.
  5. Raise up to a left neutral bow and slide your left foot to 2 o’clock (left reverse step through).
  6. Right front crossover and cover out in usual fashion.

SPIRALING TWIG (Rear Bear Hug – Arms Free)

  1. With feet together step to your right with your right foot (to 3 o’clock) into a force as your right and left middle fingers strike to the back of opponent’s top hand or hands (depending on the type of grab) immediately dropping both elbows to pin opponent’s  arms. Without hesitation follow-up by grabbing opponent’s right hand with your right and left hand with thumbs on top and fingers inside of opponent’s palm.
  2. Have your left foot step forward to 2 o’clock while starting a counter clockwise wrist twist, as you execute a right flapping elbow strike to opponent’s right elbow and leave your right elbow still pinning opponent’s right arm. Pivot your right foot clockwise and back (into a left neutral bow facing 8 o’clock) as both of your hands continue to twist opponent’s right wrist clockwise.
  3. Deliver a right snapping ball kick to right ribs of opponent while guiding opponent’s right arm past your right hip and still maintaining wrist twist.
  4. As you plant your right foot forward (into right neutral bow facing 8 o’clock) have your left hand check your opponent’s right elbow by pushing it down and out of the way past the right hip as you deliver a right underhand stiff arm back knuckle strike to opponent’s face or temple (depending upon how the head is positioned).
  5. Cover out in usual fashion.

CROSS OF DESTRUCTION (Rear Two Hand Choke)

  1. With feet together and opponent choking you from the rear with both of his hands, step to your left (to 9 o’clock) into a horse stance as you grab both of opponent’s wrists with both  of  your  hands  pulling  them  off  and  down diagonally to control opponent’s height.
  2. Move your right foot back to 8 o’clock (into a left neutral bow) as your left hand crosses your opponent’s left arm over his own right arm. At this point, your left arm pushes forward as your right pulls in and toward you.
  3. Deliver a right front snap ball kick to the inside of opponent’s right knee cap.
  4. As your plant your right foot forward, after the kick, toward 2 o’clock, pull in with your left arm as you push out with your right arm to cause opponent’ to break his left elbow with his own right arm (make sure that in the process your right hand executes the above mentioned action similar to a right vertical back knuckle thrust).
  5. Cover out in usual fashion.

FLIGHT TO FREEDOM (Rear Hammerlock)

  1. With feet together and opponent locking your right arm step back and to your right to 5 o’clock with your left foot (on the ball of your left foot) into a modified right neutral bow as your right hand counter grabs your opponent’s right wrist using this stance as a transition only.
  2. Without any hesitation pivot your entire _body counter clockwise into a left neutral bow (or horse stance depending on circumstance) as you attempt to deliver a left outward elbow strike to opponent’s face which is blocked.
  3. Immediately have your left foot step through to 2 o’clock (into a right reverse cat  stance) as your right arm straightens and continues to grab opponent’s right wrist. pulling in so that the principle of opposing forces is employed.
  4. From your right reverse cat, deliver a right  thrusting  back  heel kick, using mainly the bottom portion of the heel to opponent’s right ribcage and plant your right foot more to the left again into a right reverse cat stance. Immediately pivot your entire body clockwise (facing 7 o’clock) as you twist your opponent’s right arm clockwise with the assistance of your right hand. You should be in a. right front twist stance at this point.
  5. Follow-up with a left snapping ball kick to opponent’s left inner knee and plant your left foot back towards 11 o’clock (right rear twist stance) as you strike down against opponent’s right elbow with your left heel of palm. Your right hand maintains the grab throughout this move.
  6. Cover out in usual fashion.

Purple Belt Kata Manual

SHORT FORM 2

THEME: ADVANCING WITH FRONT HAND BLOCK; FRONT AND REAR HAND COUNTERS, UTILIZING BODY MOMENTUM, ROTATIONAL FORCE AND GRAVITATIONAL MARRIAGE.
  1. Salutation.
  2. Start from a horse stance facing 12 o’clock.
  3. With your right foot, step forward, toward 12 o’clock, into a right neutral bow while executing a right inward block with a left hand cover. Execute a right outward chop .
  4. With your left foot, step forward, toward 12 o’clock, into a left neutral bow while executing a left inward block with a right hand cover. Execute a left outward chop.
  5. Slide your left foot back, towards 3 o’clock, into a transitional cat stance (facing 9 o’clock) while covering your right fist (on hip palm up) with your left fist (palm down). Step out to left neutral bow facing 9 o’clock while simultaneously executing a left outward block and a right reverse punch.
  6. Slide your right foot back, towards 9 o’clock, into a transitional cat stance (facing 3 o’clock) while covering your left fist (on hip palm up) with your right fist (palm down). Step out to right neutral bow facing 3 o’clock while simultaneously executing a right outward block and a left reverse punch.
  7. Adjust left foot, to about 5:30, turn counter clockwise into a wide kneel, facing 6 o’clock, while simultaneously executing a left rising block and a right hand middle knuckle vertical downward snap.
  8. Adjust right foot, to about  12:30, turn clockwise into a wide kneel, facing  12 o’clock, while simultaneously executing a right rising block and a left hand middle knuckle vertical downward snap.
  9. Slide left foot back into a cat stance and turn to 4:30 while executing a right inward downward block (palm up) and cocking the left hand at the right shoulder.
  10. Step out toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow while executing a left downward block and a right back elbow strike.
  11.  Step through, toward 4:30, into a right neutral bow while executing a right palm heel thrust with the left hand covering at your mid-section.
  12.  Slide right foot back into a cat stance and turn to 7:30 while executing a left inward downward block (palm up) and cocking the right hand at the left shoulder.
  13. Step out toward 7 :30 into a right neutral bow while executing a right downward block and a left back elbow strike.
  14. Step through, toward 7:30, into a left neutral bow while executing a left palm heel thrust with your right hand covering at your mid-section.
  15.  Slide your right foot back into a cat and turn, clockwise, to 1:30 while executing a left inward block with the right hand cocking palm up at your waist.
  16. Step forward into a right neutral bow while executing a right extended outward block with the left hand cocked in a palm up half-fist at your left side rib cage.
  17.  Shift into a right forward bow and drop your right extended outward into a check while executing a left half-fist at throat level.
  18. Slide your left foot forward into a cat and turn, counterclockwise, to 10:30 while executing a right inward block with the left hand cocking palm up at your waist.
  19. Step forward into a left neutral bow while executing a left extended outward block with the right hand cocked in a palm up half-fist at your right side rib cage.
  20. Shift into a left forward bow and drop your left extended outward into a check while executing a right half-fist at throat level.
  21. Step forward with your right foot into a horse stance facing 12:00.
  22. Salutation

Purple Belt Set Manual

FINGER SET 1

  1. Attention
  2. Meditative horse stance
  3. Execute a right 2 finger horizontal hand spear to your attacker ‘s left eye.
  4. Execute a left 2 finger horizontal hand spear to your attacker’s right eye.
  5. Execute a mid-range right vertical 3 finger hand spear to the attacker’s solar plexus.
  6. Execute a mid-range left vertical 3 finger hand spear to the attacker’s solar plexus.
  7. Execute a short range right upward 4 finger hand spear (palm up) below the left
  8. floating rib of the attacker.
  9. Execute a short range left upward 4 finger hand spear (palm up) below the right floating rib of the attacker.
  10. Execute a left back elbow to your rear attacker’s solar plexus as you
  11. simultaneously strike over your left shoulder with a right 2 finger horizontal thrust.
  12. Execute a right back elbow to your rear attacker’s solar plexus as you
  13. simultaneously strike over your right shoulder with a left 2 finger horizontal thrust.
  14. Bring the two fingers of your right hand next to your left hand at your right shoulder in preparation for the next move. Execute two downward finger slices that whip into your attacker’s eyes and rake down.
  15. Execute, with both hands, vertical two finger spears to your attacker’s eyes (left thrusts to right eye and right thrusts to left eye.)
  16. As you return your hands to point of origin, cross the wrists right over left. Execute two vertical one finger eye pokes that scissor inward as you extend the strikes slicing inward across the opponent ‘s eyes.
  17. Right hand cocks coiled in a crane hand (fingers down and toward opponent) as your left hand checks down at the groin.
  18. Execute a right overhead finger whip .
  19. Your left hand cocks coiled in a crane hand (fingers down and toward opponent) as your right hand checks down at the groin.
  20. Check down clockwise with your left hand (suppressing check) as the right and cocks behind and to the right of your right hip in a crane hand (palm up and fingers pointed toward the opponent); execute a right downward finger whip from your right hip into your attacker’s groin fulcrum the whipping weapon at your wrist to accelerate the end of the weapon before returning it to point of origin.
  21. Circle the right hand counterclockwise to check down with your right left hand in front of your groin (suppressing check), as the right hand cocks behind and to the right of your right hip in a crane hand (palm up and fingers pointed toward the opponent); execute a right downward finger whip from your right hip into your attacker’s groin fulcrum the whipping weapon at your wrist to accelerate the end of the weapon before returning it to point of origin.
  22. Circle your left hand clockwise checking down and in front of your groin (suppressing check) as your right hand circles counterclockwise to eye level (interlock ing circles); execute a closed inward right two finger slice (palm up) to your attacker’s left eye and immediately rotate your wrist counterclockwise so you are now positioned to execute an outward 2 finger slice back to the right, with your palm down. Execute the outward right 2 finger slice.
  23. Circle your right hand counterclockwise checking down and in front of your groin (suppressing check) as your left hand circles clockwise to eye level (interlocking circles); execute a closed inward left two finger slice (palm up) to your attacker ‘s right eye and immediately rotate your wrist clockwise so you are now positioned to execute an outward 2 finger slice back to the left, with your palm down.
  24. Execute the outward 2 finger slice.
  25. Execute a right thrusting 5 finger claw to your attacker ‘s face. Rotate your wrist counterclockwise then clockwise, raking the eyes with your fingers but maintaining contact with the outside heel of the hand (windshield wipers).
  26. Execute a left thrusting 5 finger claw to your attacker ‘s face. Rotate your wrist clockwise then clockwise, raking the eyes with your fingers but maintaining contact with the outside heel of the hand (windshield wipers).
  27. Execute a right inward overhead claw towards 12:00 as you simultaneously execute a left back underhand claw to 6:00.
  28. Execute a left inward overhead claw towards 12:00 as you simultaneously execute a right rear underhand claw to 6:00.
  29. Execute simultaneous underhand claws, a right underhand claw towards 12:00 and a left back claw towards 6:00.
  30. Execute simultaneous underhand claws, a left underhand claw towards 12:00 and a right underhand claw towards 12:00.
  31. Execute double upward spear hand thrust into your attacker’s throat eyes at 12:00, followed by 2 outward raking claws to the eyes.
  32. Execute two outward claws; one towards 9:00 and one towards 3:00; follow through with double heel palm strikes to your thighs and demonstrate the fulcrum effect as your wrists straighten and your fingertips touch the outer thighs in a claw position.
  33. Execute a right vertical 2 finger thrust to their left eye at 12:00, hook inward and pull hand back to chest with fingers pointing up.
  34. Execute a left vertical 2 finger thrust to their right eye at 12:00, hook inward and pull hand back to chest with fingers pointing up.
  35. Salute & Close

STANCE SET 1

THERE ARE 22 STANCES IN THIS SET. THIS SET IS SHOWING TRANSITION BETWEEN STANCES. HIDDEN WITHIN THIS SET ARE A NUMBER OF FOOT MANEUVERS THAT, OBVIOUSLY, YOU NEED IN ORDER TO MOVE FROM ONE STANCE TO ANOTHER. THIS SET TEACHES FLOW AND SMOOTH TRANSITIONS FROM ONE STANCE TO ANOTHER. YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THE STANCE SWITCHES FROM BOTH TECHNIQUES AND FORMS.
  1. Attention stance
  2. Left leg to Horse stance
  3. Left leg back into Right Neutral Bow
  4. Right leg back into Right 45° Cat Stance
  5. Right leg back into Horse Stance
  6. Right leg back into Left Neutral Bow
  7. Left leg back into Left 45° Cat Stance
  8. Left leg back into Right Twist Stance
  9. Unwind into Right Neutral Bow
  10. Right leg back into Left Twist Stance
  11. Unwind into Left Neutral Bow
  12. Rotate into Right Reverse Bow
  13. Rotate in-place into Left Forward Bow
  14. Front to Back Switch
  15. Rotate into Left Reverse Bow
  16. Rotate in-place into Right Forward Bow
  17. Into Right Rotating Twist Stance
  18. Step-thru forward
  19. Into Left Rotating Twist Stance
  20. Unwind into Left Neutral Bow
  21. Left leg back into Horse Stance
  22. Left leg in to Attention Stance
  23. Step into a meditating horse stance facing 12:00.
  24. Repeat on opposite side.

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