The Spin To The Feet Exercise

This is another exercise which enables a man to rise to his feet without use of his arms. It is very fast.

Instructions :

1. Sit down in the Crossed Legs Position, with left leg crossed in front of your right. Tuck your feet well in. Cross your left arm up in front of your right. Crouch forward slightly (Fig. 38).

(The next movements are to be carried out rhythmically, in one motion. You are to spin to your right rising up at the same time with the suddenness of a whirlwind. The force and speed of the spin give power to an edge-hand blow which you may deliver with the little finger edge of your right hand at an opponent who faces you.)

Fig. 38

Sit down in the Crossed Legs Position. Left leg is crossed in front of the right. Here left arm is crossed in front of the right. Tuck your feet in close to you.

2. To start the spin to your feet, lean forward so only the outside edges of your feet are on the ground. Stretch out your arms a little for balance. Grip the floor with the little toe edge of your feet (Fig. 39).

3. Rise up from here, using your leg muscles. Keep your arms crossed in the defence position (Fig. 40).

Put Your Arms Out And Spin
Fig. 39 Fig. 40

Fig. 3D

Lean forward, balancing on the outside edges of your feet, with the rest of your body off the ground. Put your arms out a little in front to maintain balance. You are beginning to rise up now.

Fig. 40

Rise up higher by straightening your legs. Start to turn to your right. Note that all your weight is balanced on the little toe edge of your feet.

Put Your Arms Out And Spin

Straighten up higher, turning Turn right around, more to your right. Hold This is all one motion!

your right hand out stiffly like a board.

5. As you turn keep your right shoulder hunched up a little, tucking your chin behind it (Fig. 42).

Straighten up higher, turning Turn right around, more to your right. Hold This is all one motion!

your right hand out stiffly like a board.

6. You should always come up from this spin prepared to fight. So cock your right forearm and hand out stiffly as you turn around, prepared to give an edge-hand blow (Fig. 43).

7. Swing the blow up, like a back-hand stroke in tennis, at the neck of any opponent facing you. Use the force of your right spin (Fig. 44).

Fig. 43

Suppose there is an opponent in front of you. He may have knocked you down and you have just spun up to your feet. Your right arm is bent like an Australian boomerang, horizontal with the floor at this stage.

Fig. 44

Complete the spin around aiming the little finger edge of your stiffened right hand at the right side of his neck. (The Carotid Sinus blow.)

8. Try to strike the region of the Carotid Sinus on the side of his neck, generally on a level with the top of his "Adam's Apple", and with your left hand keep his right arm down from obstructing your blow.

Your left hand plays interference. Make your right hand slide along the edge of his neck in a follow-through motion, striking steadily around to your right (Fig. 45).

Then follow up with knee blows, ultimately securing an Arwr Lock.

Fig. 44

Fig. 43

Fig. 45

With your left hand keep his right arm down and suddenly deliver the edge-hand blow with your right hand.

Situations

In the study of Arwrology, various positions are studied from which an opponent may attack you or in which you may be when he attacks. This is directed at giving you greater reaction speed than your opponent. It robs him of the element of surprise and in turn often surprises him.

Briefly applying this 'Situation Study' to spinning up to your feet, we may assume that you have been thrown flat on your back,

or flat on your face. How can you get up to your feet in the quickest manner?

Preparative Exercises :

1.—From Flat On Your Back. 1. Lie flat on your back with arms and legs outstretched.

2. Still lying on your back, bend up your legs with left ankle crossed over the front of the right, and at the same time cross your left wrist over the front of your right wrist. Hunch up tightly in this defence position on your back.

3. Reach your left hand down and grasp your left ankle.

4. Pull yourself up to the Crossed Legs Position (Fig. 38), with left ankle crossed in front of your right.

5. From there rise straight up, or spin to your right, up to your feet, as already described.

If you wish to spin to your left, reach your right hand down and grasp your right ankle which you cross in front of your left ankle (Fig. 29).

Practise this exercise at first in individual steps. Then make it all one movement, developing grace and rhythm. Motions that are graceful and rhythmical can generally become very fast.

1. Lie down flat on your face with arms and legs outstretched.

2. Roll over onto your left side. With your left hand push yourself up into the Crossed Legs Position, with left leg crossed in front of the right (Fig. 46). Then spin up to your feet turning around to your right.

Fig. 46

Lying flat on your face roll to your right, pushing yourself up with your left hand into the Crossed Legs Position.

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