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    Default Practical Yellow Belt technique.

    For all our Tracy practioners what is the most effectice/practical Yellow Belt technique.
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    I'm going to choose a lesson rather than a technique. In our system, the first two techniques (Japanese Sword and Chinese Sword) impart an extremely valuable/practical lesson, i.e. the brachial stun.

    In law enforcement, the brachial stun is "hard empty hand control" in the use of force continuum. It is a major component of LE defensive tactics programs such as PPCT. However, in PPCT, the knife hand is excluded from use because it is too brutal. Instead, the flat portions of the forearm are used to strike the sides of the neck. The effect is a momentary stun without any real trauma, thus making it tactically, legally, and medically acceptable for police use.

    I've used them. They work.

    Kenpo, however, is not concerned with those issues. Its primary focus is self defense, so those knife hand chops to the sides of the neck are devastating. If you're able to utilize a striking block to the radial nerve of the forearm, then the stunning effect to the neck can even be enhanced.

    Right from the get go, we are teaching effective, practical self defense...#1 and #2 yellow belt techniques.

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    I think the technique evasion is the most practical technique in the Yellow Belt. Of course there are better techniques against weapons, but this technique teaches the student to get offline against the attack. That is a very important lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    I think the technique evasion is the most practical technique in the Yellow Belt. Of course there are better techniques against weapons, but this technique teaches the student to get offline against the attack. That is a very important lesson.
    Interesting that you chose that one. I was taught that Evasion was the least practical in the belt because it is not until the 4th move that you hit your opponent, and then you are only kicking the back of his knee.

    The offline lesson is good, which is why it is there. For practicality, though, I'm going with Fang of the Cobra.
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    bringing another old thread back to life...

    I'll give my vote to Chinese Sword. Simple, straight forward, nothing fancy, effective. And it leaves a lot of possibilities for other things, if necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flying crane View Post
    bringing another old thread back to life...

    I'll give my vote to Chinese Sword. Simple, straight forward, nothing fancy, effective. And it leaves a lot of possibilities for other things, if necessary.
    I agree, but I am still partial to Fang of the Cobra. Probably because I have had a couple of students use it with good results.
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    I think knee of vengeance is the best yellow belt technique. It's simple, but it gives a good understanding of martial science in Tracy's System. At least it was explained to me in a very scientific way (how each move sets up the next: the groin strike bends attacker over, foot stomp opens his mouth, elbow connects with open jaw...). It was what first impressed me with Tracy's initially.

    But I'm a newbie in Tracy's, so that's just my opinion.

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    Welcome Dankenpo. I can say that Knee of Vengeance is probably the first technique we teach. If the persons's first class includes the technique, plus the break down explanation as you mentioned, it is usually received favorably. Especially if that first class is also the "free trial class".
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    That's why we teach it first!
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    Makes sense to me!
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    How about takiing it up a level? Orange belt favorite?

    Mine... Windmill Guard
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    Japanese stranglehold because it's the first time you learn to deliver a rear elbow, drop to the groin/grab, then raise elbow up to face/chin. Fun movement that comes up a lot later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dankenpo View Post
    Japanese stranglehold because it's the first time you learn to deliver a rear elbow, drop to the groin/grab, then raise elbow up to face/chin. Fun movement that comes up a lot later.
    I am going with Aiming the Spear. I love the explosion.

    I like Windmill Guard, but it is in our Purple Curriculum.
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    Yellow I'll say Japanese Sword.
    Orange, Aiming the Spear. One of the best and most versatile tech's in the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenporider View Post
    Yellow I'll say Japanese Sword.
    Orange, Aiming the Spear. One of the best and most versatile tech's in the system.
    Aiming the Spear is one of my favorite techniques. Not just in orange, but from the entire system.

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    Yellow Belt, Knee of Vengeance all the way.

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    I like Japanese Sword A and Chinese Sword A but i also like Kenpo shield
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