The Vice & Delayed Sword
By MJS - Mon, 14 May 2007 13:15:57 GMT


I wanted to discuss these two techniques, as they are similar in nature. One of course is a Tracy technique and the other Parker.

The Vice: Right Punch.

Right inward block-front snap kick to opponents groin.

Two knife hand strikes to opponents collar bones, driving opponent back.

Shuffle forward- 2 double finger spears to opponents eyes.


Delayed Sword: Lapel Grab.

1. An attacker at 12 o'clock grabs your lapel with their right hand.

2. Step your left foot to 6 o'clock into a right neutral bow facing 12 o'clock as you simultaneously execute a right inward block to your attacker's right inner wrist. (At the same time, your left hand should be checking at solar plexus level as a precautionary check against any possible action.)

3. Immediately slide your right foot back to a transitional cat stance. Execute a right front snap kick to your attacker's groin. [This will cause your attacker to bend forward at the waist.]

4. Plant your right foot to 12 o'clock into a right neutral bow, checking off your attacker's right knee, as you simultaneously execute a right outward handsword to the right side of the attacker's neck.

Now, it has been discussed that this technique can also be done off of a right punch. So, keeping the same footwork, blocks, etc., change the nature of the attack to a right punch. If we look at both of the techniques, they are similar, but slightly different. In this video clip, we see Clyde addressing this tech. from a grab as well as a punch. We see what happens when the height, width and depth is not checked. Approx. 5 min into the clip, is when you should see the punch being addressed.

So my question is: Do you feel that both of these techniques work well from a punch? How do you, if at all, defend against the possibility of the opponent moving forward for the tackle?


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