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    FINGER SET 1

    OPENING: ATTENTION STANCE. BOW. DROP TO A MEDITATING HORSE STANCE. BOTH HANDS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE HIPS (FIST CLENCHED, PALM UP).

    SET 1:

    (a) Execute a right straight finger thrust (palm down) to eye level. Your left hand remains clenched on your left hip.
    (b) Execute a left straight finger thrust (palm down) to eye level. Your right hand cocks on your right hip (unclenched, palm up).

    SET 2:

    (a) Execute a right vertical finger thrust to solar plexus level. Your left hand cocks on your left hip (unclenched, palm up).
    (b) Execute a left vertical finger thrust to solar plexus level. Your right hand cocks on your right hip (unclenched, palm up).

    SET 3:

    (a) Execute a right upward finger thrust (palm up) to floating ribs' level. Your left hand cocks on your left hip (unclenched, palm up).
    (b) Execute a left upward finger thrust (palm up) to floating ribs' level. Your right hand cocks on your right hip (unclenched, palm up).

    NOTE: Since the depth factor is involved, have your finger thrusts, after the right and left straight finger thrusts are executed, shorten each set thereafter by one hand length (from the finger tips of the open hand to the wrist of that same hand).

    SET 4:

    (a) Have your right hand cross over your left shoulder as you execute a right back finger thrust (palm down). Your left hand cocks on your left hip (unclenched, palm up).
    (b) Have your left hand cross over your right shoulder as you execute a left back finger thrust (palm down). Your right hand cocks on your right hip (unclenched, palm up).

    SET 5:

    (a) Bring both hands to the front and center of your body, positioning them, palms open and facing you. To gain this position have your left hand swing from right to left, as if executing a left outward downward elbow strike. Simultaneously have your right arm simulate a right inward downward elbow strike.

    (b) Execute two snapping upward finger thrusts (palms up) to throat level.

    (c) As both of your hands recoil toward your chest, have them cross (right over left). In the process alter your weapons into two, vertical, two-finger pokes. Immediately execute twin two-finger pokes to eye level.

    SET 6:

    (a) As both of your hands recoil, execute a left downward horizontal heel palm check. Simultaneous with this action vertically position your right arm (with elbow anchored) directly over the back of your left hand. Your right hand is formed in the shape of a crane with your palm down and fingers pointing down and away from you.

    (b) Deliver a right overhead whip to eye level.

    (c) Execute a right downward horizontal heel palm check. Simultaneous with this action vertically position your left arm (with elbow anchored) directly over the back of your right hand. Your left hand is formed in the shape of a crane with your palm down and fingers pointing down and away from you.

    (d) Deliver a left overhead whip to eye level.

    SET 7:

    (a) Execute a left inward downward horizontal forearm, heel palm check. Simultaneous with this action execute a right outside downward shape of the crane parry, which finishes on the right hip. (The weapon is still in the shape of a crane with the palm and fingers pointing up.)

    (b) Execute a right underhand whip at groin level.

    (c) Execute a right inward downward horizontal forearm, heel palm check. Simultaneous with this action execute a left outside downward shape of the crane parry, which finishes on the left hip. (The weapon is still in the shape of a crane with the palm and fingers pointing up.)

    (d) Execute a left underhand whip at groin level.

    SET 8:

    (a) Execute a right outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane). Without hesitation continue the flow of your right arm, circling from outside in as your right hand torques inwardly into a right inward horizontal finger slice (palm up) at eye level. Instantly reverse the direction of your slice and with a loose hand, torque a right outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) at eye level. Be sure to use the weight of your arm as a contributing factor to your strikes.

    (b) Execute a right inward downward diagonal heel palm parry. The parry then changes its path and becomes a right outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane), finishing on the right hip (unclenched, palm up). Simultaneous with this action execute a left inward horizontal finger slice (palm up) at eye level. Be sure that this slice occurs "in sync" with your right hand finishing at your right hip. Instantly reverse the direction of your slice and with a loose hand, torque a left outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) at eye level. Be sure to use the weight of your arm as a contributing factor to your strikes.

    SET 9:

    (a) Execute a left inward downward diagonal heel palm parry. This parry then changes its path and becomes a left outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane), finishing on the left hip (unclenched, palm up). Simultaneous with this action execute a right inward circular five-finger claw at eye level. Be sure that this claw occurs "in sync" with your left hand finishing at your left hip. Instantly reverse the direction of your claw and, torque a right outward circular five-finger claw at eye level.

    (b) Execute a right inward downward diagonal heel palm parry. This parry then changes its path and becomes a right outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane), finishing on the right hip (unclenched, palm up). Simultaneous with this action execute a left inward circular five-finger claw at eye level. Be sure that this claw occurs "in sync" with your right hand finishing at your right hip. Instantly reverse the direction of your claw and, torque a left outward circular five-finger claw at eye level.

    SET 10:

    (a) Execute a left inward downward diagonal heel palm parry. This parry then changes its path and becomes a left outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane), finishing as a left back stiff-arm underhand heel palm claw at groin level. Simultaneous with this action execute a right inward overhead heel palm claw at nose and eye level. Be sure that this claw occurs "in sync" with your left hand claw.

    (b) Execute a right inward downward diagonal heel palm parry. This parry then changes its path and becomes a right outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane), finishing as a right back stiff-arm underhand heel palm claw at groin level. Simultaneous with this action execute a left inward overhead heel palm claw at nose and eye level. Be sure that this claw occurs "in sync" with your right hand claw.

    SET 11:

    (a) Execute a left inward downward diagonal heel palm parry. This parry then changes its path and becomes a left outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane), finishing as a left back stiff-arm underhand heel palm claw at groin level. Simultaneous with this action execute a right underhand heel palm claw at groin level. Be sure that this claw occurs "in sync" with your left hand claw.

    (b) Execute a right inside downward diagonal heel palm parry. This parry then changes its path and becomes a right outside downward parry (in the shape of the crane), finishing as a right back stiff-arm underhand heel palm claw at groin level. Simultaneous with this action execute a left underhand heel palm claw at groin level. Be sure that this claw occurs "in sync" with your right hand claw.

    SET 12:

    (a) With your left hand remaining in its position, execute a right underhand heel palm claw to groin level.

    (b) With both hands forward and to the center of your body cross your hands (right over left).

    (c) Without loss of motion, commence as if executing a double upward finger thrust and immediately switch into twin finger flicks at eye level (as though you are flicking your opponent's glasses off with the back of your finger tips). Then execute twin outward thumb hooks to eye level.

    (d) In the same motion continue into two side outward overhead heel palm claws at face level.

    (e) Conclude this action with your heel palm claws finishing at the sides of your thighs. The heel palm precedes the fingers when contacting the sides of your legs.

    SET 13:

    (a) Execute a right two-finger eye hook at eye level. The returning motion of your right arm is to be used as a right inward forearm parry.

    (b) Execute a left two-finger eye hook at eye level, as your right arm continues into a right outward forearm parry, before finishing at the right hip.

    (c) Now have the returning motion of your left arm used as a left inward forearm parry. Continue the flow toward your left hip with a left outward forearm parry, before finishing at your left hip.
    (d) Have your left open hand cover your right clenched fist.

    CLOSE: FROM THE ABOVE MEDITATING HORSE POSITION, COME TO AN ATTENTION STANCE. BOW.

    FINGER SET 1

    CONTAINS:

    1. Basic methods of execution:
    a. Thrusting.
    b. Snapping
    c. Whipping.
    d. Slicing.
    e. Clawing
    f. Hooking.
    g. Lifting.

    2. Basic weapons that can be formed by the fingers:
    a. Four-finger thrust.
    b. Two-finger pokes.
    c. Shape of a crane.
    d. Finger slice
    1) Palm up.
    2) Palm down.
    e. Heel palm claw.
    f. Thumb hook.
    g. Two-finger eye hook.

    3. Checks that become parries and parries that become checks.

    4. Hidden transitions.

    5. Linear and circular methods of execution.

    6. The Double Factor.

    7. A variety of Angles of Execution.

    8. Forearm Parries
    a. Inward
    b. Outward

    TEACHES:
    1. How to use the finger tips as natural weapons.

    2. Movements that teach Economy of Motion by way of: a. Continuity of Motion b. With c. Reverse motion as a defense or an offense d. Returning motion as a defense or an offense e. Contouring f. Sequential Flow g. Point of Origin h. Double Factori. Geometric Path

    3. The value of Points of Reference in developing accuracy.

    4. How different Angles of Delivery influence Methods of Execution and choice of weapons.

    5. How to simultaneously strike in different directions, paths, and/or dimensions.

    6. How to simultaneously execute different methods of execution.

    7. How to graft principles.

    8. How to attack various Depth Zones, both to the front and the rear.

    9. How to attack various Height Zones, both to the front and the rear.

    10. The use of Body Fusion.

    11. To take advantage of a Pivot Point.

    12. Knowledge of diversified targets and weapons to insure multiple effects.

    13. How to properly gauge the distance of your strikes.

    14. How to attack from Obscure Zones.

    15. The use of Dead Motion Deception.

    16. The use of Object Obscurity.

    17. How to elongate circles and round off corners.

    18. The use of an "open ended triangle" as a defense.

    19. How to use a "hinge supported concept" to magnify damage.

    20. The development of "precision" movement.

    21. How to properly aim and strike specific targets with specific weapons.

    22. The use of "tail end" speed from a whip to gain acceleration.

    23. Employment of the Pin Point Effect.

    NOTES ON FINGER SET 1

    1. Study closely the possible functions of the Reverse Motion of your strikes.

    2. When practicing Finger Set, be sure to maintain the proper dimensions of your horse stance.

    3. Finger Set can look real good or real bad. It is absolutely imperative that your strikes and checks are executed with clearly defined weapons.

    4. Do not let your horizontal forearm checks bounce up and down when executing your whips.

    5. At one point in the Finger Set (Set 10) you simultaneously execute a rear stiff-arm lifting heel palm strike with one hand, while the opposite hand executes an inward overhead heel palm claw. Although your strike to the rear is delivered in a "stiff-arm" fashion, make sure that your simultaneous strike to the front is executed with "Relayed Power" (and not in a "stiff-arm" fashion).

    6. Adapt the finger techniques of this set to your self-defense techniques to help you fill in the Dead Space.

    7. Use a mirror to aid you in clearly seeing the definition of your strikes. Use front and profile views.

    8. Be sure your weapon that is cocked on your hip is always compact and correctly formed.
    "Nothing is more dangerous than the conscientiously ignorant, or the sincerely stupid." - Martin Luther King Jr.

    "Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens." - Ed Parker Sr.

    "It's much easier to quote, than to know." - Ron Chapél


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