Sometimes a short rap with the stick is .v. that's needed to disarm an opponent or inter rupt his attack The rap Is an arced blow that hits its target and bounces back along the same line it went out. It Is usually a short, snappy blow that is seldom extended far from the body.

The main thing to remember is to keep the retractx^n. the returning motion of the rap. open ended Thai means. giee if the freedom to flow into a second tlnke or to whip around to hit on another plant' The example below shows a rap to the hand that is lifted to delivor an upward strike to the hand There's no pause between the retraction and the strike to Che head.

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