Tu Pu Rushing Step

The Kuji Ashi's sixth step, Tu Pu, is the fastest way to move from one point of concealment to another. Unfortunately, it also exposes one to enemy observation. The Rushing Step is employed only when sufficient background exists to prevent silhouetting or when the enemy's attention is distracted.

Fig. 14 -From the prone position, slowly raise the head and select your next point of concealment. Lower the head, draw the arms into the body, keeping the elbows in, and pull the right leg forward.

Fig. 15 -In one movement, raise the body by straightening the arms. Spring to tile feet. stepping off with the left foot first.

Fig. 16 -Run to the new position using the shortest route. Carry the body on the balls of the feet, in a crouch, with the shoulders rounded, arms hanging loosely at knee level. Press the first knuckle of each index finger with the ball of the thumb. The fingers are thus curled loosely and are carried as though the hands were sliding along a rail. This is known as Pao Nei An, or "running in darkness."

Fig. 17 -As you near the next position, plant the feet slightly apart, drop to the knees as quietly as possible, fall forward and break the impact with the heels of the hands. Shift your weight to either side and roll over into position behind cover. Lie as flat as possible. If you think your movement was observed, move to the right or left as cover permits.

TU PU-The Rushing Step Fig. 16

TU PU-The Rushing Step Fig. 16

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