FORM : Toe-out your left foot as your left hand circles clockwise with the fingers down. Then squat and put your left hand by your left foot, right hand lower and in front of it, as your right foot comes forward on its toes. Pull back with both your hands and then circle them high and forward (the left hand held high, the right medium) as your right foot goes forward.
FUNCTION : This is a defense against a kick. With his left foot forward, your opponent tries a right kick. Circle to the left from your waist, lower your body, and circle your left hand under his leg, deflecting and capturing it. Bringing your right foot forward on its toes, circle your right hand under his knee. Pull toward yourself with both hands and then continue the circle by stepping forward with your right foot and throwing your left hand high in the air. This really launches an antagonist into orbit, and during practice it may be well for the defender to do what the coward in Fig. 250 does—to hang on the attacker's head. In this way you work up repetitions without injury.
FORM: From the starting position, slide your left foot on its toes back to your right foot while your hands clench into fists and your left elbow raps down, your right fist close to it. Immediately step up with your left foot and extend your left arm, the right fist still at your left elbow. Now, roll your left arm back to guard your forehead as your right standing fist bangs forward with your right foot. FUNCTION: This elbow technique may be used against foot or fist. Your opponent tries to strike your chest with his right hand. Strike the top of his fist with your left elbow and then the knuckles of
your fist in a double impact. Immediately step forward with your left leg and attack his head with your extended left fist as your right fist stays beside your left elbow. He withdraws his right hand and strikes at your head. Roll your left hand back to your forehead, deflecting his attack, and simultaneously step forward with your right foot as you hit his chest with a standing punch. But, you say, his right hand presumably is hurt by your left elbow—wouldn't he be more apt to throw his left fist as a counter? And, if he did, what would you do? For the answer see Fig. 259; merely roll your right hand up and strike with your left as your right foot goes up.
FORM: AS your right foot comes forward on its toes, twist your right arm vertically in front of you (the biceps on a line with your shoulder). Now step to the right oblique with your right foot as, clenching your right fist, you elbow in the same direction. Your left hand is near your right.
FUNCTION: Your opponent has his left foot forward and strikes with his right fist. Step forward with your right foot on toes as you vertically block from inside with your right forearm. Now, stepping forward with your right foot, attack his chest with your right elbow. Fig. 265 shows your left hand capturing his right after the block. Although difficult, this is possible, but is only incidental to the action. You may add a movement by taking a short step forward with your right foot and, pivoting on your elbow, strike him with a right hammer.
FORM : Take your right foot to the right oblique as your right hand, palm up, sweeps in a big counterclockwise circle from right to left. Turn your right hand over so that the palm is down and continue the circle, now from left to right, and place your left foot on its toes in front of your right. Your two hands now nestle near your right side. From this corner, step forward with your left foot and push with both hands. This technique follows a zig-zag path. FUNCTION : As your opponent strikes with his left fist, take your right foot obliquely right and block from outside with your circling right arm toward your left. At this point he counters with a right cross. Continuing your circle, you attack his right arm circularly from above and outside, rolling it toward your right side. Your left foot has come on its toes in front of your right. Next, step forward with your left foot and push his right external obliques with both hands.
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