Start of high wing deflection

Safety check remains while striking

The following examples demonstrate the location of the opening line and the use of the alive hand in several .tuatjon-. Remember, the follow-ups or counterstnkes may be sngle or multiple but should follow r'mmediafeJy (IB)

Generally, the al.ve hand dartsout through the fighter's own "opening !:nr " That means, through the area from which the fighter's defensive arm is traveling.

closing line

Wing deflection with «afety check

Safety factor chock always follows deflections

Sometimes the alive hand will actually come Into play before the weaponed hand This happens when the fighter's weapon Is turned or moving in the wrong direction to catch the opponent's strike in time Then, the alive hand (a) blocks or deflects the strike by Itself while the weaponed hand hits on another line. Or. the alive hand will (b) simply slow the opponent's strike enough to bring the weaponed hand to the defense

In the second example, after the defense is executed, the alive hand will pat or check the opponent's arm again while the counterstrike fcs being made.

Alive Hand Specifics

When the alive hand Is used to hold the op ponenfs position, it's referred to as a "check Sometime-, the opponent'-, arm maneuvered during the check or the check Itself will have a double purpose (i.e.. defense and of fense) Some of these more specific uses of the alive hand are described below

Retaining Check

.Just enough pressure is applied with the checking hand to hold the portion of the opponent's arm in place while a hit is being made A retaining check may occur {aj a hort pat. otherwise called .1 "beat." {?») mis f. 1.ned push, or (cl on rare occasions even a grab. The amount of force needed will de pend on the opponent's energy. Arm and wrisl locks are technically a form of retaining « heck, but will he treated separately in this book

Descending Check

The opponent's hand is lowered la) into the strike or <b) to make way for a hit on a higher line

Weapon hand hit with descending check

Weapon hand hit with descending check

Ascending Check

The opponent's hand h lifted ia) Into the strike or (b) to make way for a hit on a ^ower line.

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Hit with descending hand check

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