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    Default April 2006 - Principle of the Month - Opposing Forces

    The directing of two convergent moving forces so that when collision occurs the impact is greatly increased. If strategically planned and calculated you can use your force in opposition to your opponent's force to defeat him. This is knownas borrowed force, that is, it is you who are purposefully borrowing your opponent's force to add to the force of your own strike.
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    Default Re: April 2006 - Principle of the Month - Opposing Forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    The directing of two convergent moving forces so that when collision occurs the impact is greatly increased. ...you can use your force in opposition to your opponent's force to defeat him. This is knownas borrowed force, ...
    Are you saying they are the same thing? Sometimes they are, but not allways (in my understanding of the terms).

    Use Thrusting Wedge as an example: the wedge, with claws to his eyes, set up a structurally/anatomically sound, strong defensive wedge- in part because the arms turn up and out simultaneously in a ballanced, opposite or mirrored movement. This is opposing forces on an internal application.

    Next, your left cranes and pulls his right in, bringing his head forward into your elbow. This is again opposing forces applied internally, as one strike goes out and up, and the pull acts in and ownn, ballancing your move and adding power. It also uses opposing forces externally as his chin meets and greats your elbow. It is also borrowed force, even though you supplied the impetus for his forward motion.

    Note: stance changes were ommited to keep it simple.

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    Default Re: April 2006 - Principle of the Month - Opposing Forces

    I think of opposing forces as either being my two forces that are in opposition or my opponents. Like Locking Horns. I push down on the bladder at the same time my elbow comes up to the face.

    I think of borrowed force like in destructive kneel (? - the names are eluding me) Step through right punch. You use the force of his punch to pull him into the backnuckle/claw.

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    Default Re: April 2006 - Principle of the Month - Opposing Forces

    In chinese kenpo there is a technique called "Thrusting Release" vs. a front bear hug.

    You head butt the nose, slightly drop your weight and bring up a right knee to the groin. Step back into a forward bow while executing a double palm heel to the floating ribs. (I was always told that was opposing forces). Finish with a front snap kick to the groin and we add a right elbow to the mastoid and a scoop kick to the groin.
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    Default Re: April 2006 - Principle of the Month - Opposing Forces

    The definition I gave is directly from The Encyclopedia of Kenpo By Ed Parker.
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