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    Name as many techniques that use a figure eight as you can.
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    Hey David!!!! You beat me to it! I'll start... Capturing the Rod & Thrusting Lance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpo Mama
    Hey David!!!! You beat me to it! I'll start... Capturing the Rod & Thrusting Lance...

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    Ok I will give you Capturing Rod event though it is manily straight up and down with the but an barell. But definitely Thrusting Lance.

    How about Hooking Wings, Spiralling Twig, Havenly Ascent to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate


    Ok I will give you Capturing Rod event though it is manily straight up and down with the but an barell. But definitely Thrusting Lance.

    How about Hooking Wings, Spiralling Twig, Havenly Ascent to start with.

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    how about Repeating Mace, Snaking Talon, Bow Of Compulsion

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0nslaught
    how about Repeating Mace, Snaking Talon, Bow Of Compulsion
    COuld you explain where the figure eight is in Repeating mace?
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    I'd ask this question differently...
    What techniques do NOT have Figure-8 motions?

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    How about the obvious one..... Lancing Eight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    I'd ask this question differently...
    What techniques do NOT have Figure-8 motions?
    Delayed sword. :P
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    Destructive Kneel, Defensive Cross, Shield and Mace, Twirling Hammers, Five Swords, Dance of Death, D.....don't they all???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter
    don't they all???
    my point, exactly!
    without it, your actions would not be continuous.

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    So have we changed the discusion to what dosen't have figure eights than?
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    <sesamestreet> Eight is Great! </sesamestreet>

    Well I think some techniques its more obvious while in other it isn't. I could see where some would use a figure eight instead of rebounding off their own body, ilke in Leaping Crane.

    Sometimes it there as a personal preference it seems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    <sesamestreet> Eight is Great! </sesamestreet>

    Well I think some techniques its more obvious while in other it isn't. I could see where some would use a figure eight instead of rebounding off their own body, ilke in Leaping Crane.

    Sometimes it there as a personal preference it seems
    Or Delayed Sword ... as Mr. Bunny listed before as not containing a figure 8.

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    If I did not do a pin in delayed sword, I could see how the inward strike could travel in a figure eight to the chop to the neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    If I did not do a pin in delayed sword, I could see how the inward strike could travel in a figure eight to the chop to the neck.
    Hey Miyu,

    My take on it is even with the pin, i follow the path of action of the right inward block from point of origin to the chop to the neck as my figure eight. The whole elongate the circles and round out the linear concept.

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    I think the point is, regardless of technique, continuity of motion. In regards to "figure eight" patterns they are unbroken and fluid. So you will find this pattern present in many maneuvers and techniques.
    IMHO =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpo Mama
    Hey Miyu,

    My take on it is even with the pin, i follow the path of action of the right inward block from point of origin to the chop to the neck as my figure eight. The whole elongate the circles and round out the linear concept.

    Peace,

    Donna
    After I do the inward strike, I slide my hand right up the arm to the neck. I had this beaten into me by several folks, most notably Jeff Blay. I use to have a huge figure eight at that part prior to that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    I think the point is, regardless of technique, continuity of motion. In regards to "figure eight" patterns they are unbroken and fluid. So you will find this pattern present in many maneuvers and techniques.
    IMHO =)
    That's the way I see it too! The figure eight patterns don't need to be huge and over time can become more compact and internalized, even using the rebound off your attacker's body or a simple turn of the wrist to feed that fluidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpo Mama
    That's the way I see it too! The figure eight patterns don't need to be huge and over time can become more compact and internalized, even using the rebound off your attacker's body or a simple turn of the wrist to feed that fluidity.

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