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    These are the strikes listed as 'Basics' in the studio where I study. Submitted for discussion.

    Heelpalm
    Inward Handsword
    Outward Handsword
    Inward Elbow
    Outward Elbow
    Back Elbow
    Inward Overhead Elbow
    Back Hammerfist
    Thrusting Heelpalm
    Upward Elbow
    Obscure Elbow
    Underhand Reverse Hammerfist
    Outward Back Knuckle
    Forward Horizontal Forearm
    Backward Horizontal Forearm
    Inward Diagonal Inner Wrist
    Inward Horizontal Heelpalm
    Outward Heelpalm
    Overhead Heelpalm
    Rear Stiff Arm Heelpalm
    Obscure Vertical Elbow
    Outward Diagonal Reverse Handsword
    Outward Overhead Elbow
    Flapping Elbow
    Inward Downward Elbow

    This list of basics is a bit longer. These basics, and all the others I have listed, are covered at increasing levels of study, from the yellow belt through the green belt. Several of the strikes are included on multiple journals.

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    There are four methods of execution.

    1. Thrusting: upward travel from point of origin to the target and stops. The best example would be the middle knuckle strike to the under arm (brachial plexus) in Clutching Feathers on the Orange Belt technique list.

    2. Hammering: This method of execution is the opposite of thrusting. It takes a downward path from point of origin and stops at the target. An example would be the outward swordhand strike in Delayed Sword on the Yellow Belt technique list.

    3. Whipping: This motion is that of a whip. Out to the target and back. An example would be the back knuckle (back fist) strike to the temple in Alternating Maces on the Yellow Belt technique list (the back knuckle strikes the target and them immedately returns to check the opponents arms).

    4. Slicing: This method of execution passes through its target, the opposite of whipping. Akin to a slicing action of a knife or sword. An example would be the heal palm strike in Glancing Salute on the Orange Belt technique list. The heal palm stike in this situation strikes the opponents face/jaw, continues through behind the head to grasp the opponents head to pull into the subsequent knee strike.
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    Default Re: Basics - Strikes

    Thanks Josh for your descriptions of the methods of execution. I hadn't thought of slicing as a part of that list...cool!

    Can you describe an application of an inward diagonal inner wrist...what is the natural weapon here? Also, what is a flapping elbow?

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    Inner diagonal inner wrists? Perhaps a ridgehand? (like the ridgehand in Dance of Death on the Orange list)

    As for a flapping elbow... thats pretty effective when used properly.

    A flapping elbow is exactly as it sounds. Looks simmilar to how people immetate a chicken or bird flapping its wings (use your imagination here). This is really effective in close range combinations as a shot to under the opponents chin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubljay
    Inner diagonal inner wrists? Perhaps a ridgehand? (like the ridgehand in Dance of Death on the Orange list)

    As for a flapping elbow... thats pretty effective when used properly.

    A flapping elbow is exactly as it sounds. Looks simmilar to how people immetate a chicken or bird flapping its wings (use your imagination here). This is really effective in close range combinations as a shot to under the opponents chin.
    Using my imagination LOL ok I was visualizing flapping as in several movements, a single movement makes more sense and has lots of applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubljay
    There are four methods of execution.
    what about snapping?
    See, all I've gotta do is get loose like I'm fluid, dude, Rollin' up my sleeves on my gi and get into it. You and who, him and them? Line up in a single file. One on one, all for one...end up in a bigger pile. The ambiance of Martial Arts is constant, Nunchucks chuckin' when I step in the mosh pit. Wing Chun dummy getting splintered apart, Escrima sticks whippin' and I'm chipping the bark. What are you? A pink belt? I'll give you a head start. Kumite killin', with the spirit of Ed Parker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronuss
    what about snapping?
    Snapping just describes the motion of comming back, so for instance a thrusting heel palm to the face could be snapping. The heel palm stikes the chin but does not continue through (which would be slicing). Just because your hand bounces off the chin doens't mean that it was not a thrusting heel palm.
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    There are 7 methods of execution,

    Hammering
    Slicing
    Whipping
    Thrusting
    Hooking
    Roundhousing
    And Clawing (I believe)

    These should be outlined in book 3 if I'm not mistaken. It's been awhile.

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    they are in book three. snapping strikes usually "strike out and back with greater magnitude than the action of a whip." and whipping "employs a snapping type of strike, but with less force than a snap."
    See, all I've gotta do is get loose like I'm fluid, dude, Rollin' up my sleeves on my gi and get into it. You and who, him and them? Line up in a single file. One on one, all for one...end up in a bigger pile. The ambiance of Martial Arts is constant, Nunchucks chuckin' when I step in the mosh pit. Wing Chun dummy getting splintered apart, Escrima sticks whippin' and I'm chipping the bark. What are you? A pink belt? I'll give you a head start. Kumite killin', with the spirit of Ed Parker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth
    There are 7 methods of execution,

    Hammering
    Slicing
    Whipping
    Thrusting
    Hooking
    Roundhousing
    And Clawing (I believe)

    These should be outlined in book 3 if I'm not mistaken. It's been awhile.
    Actually there are 9. The two specialized methods are LIFTING and LOOPING.


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    I have not actually heard those 2 linked with the methods of execution before but I can see why they would be there in a way.

    Stiff arm lifting back knuckle - in various techniques
    Looping overhead - used in flashing mace etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth
    I have not actually heard those 2 linked with the methods of execution before but I can see why they would be there in a way.

    Stiff arm lifting back knuckle - in various techniques
    Looping overhead - used in flashing mace etc.
    That is my understanding. They're not that common, hence, the reason they are in the specialized catagory.


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