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    What is your favorite Yellow Belt technique and why. What lessons does it teach?
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    Default Re: Favorite Yellow Belt Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    What is your favorite Yellow Belt technique and why. What lessons does it teach?
    I like Chinese Sword. So many of our future techniques will be based off of this initial movement. There are many lessons in this technique depending on the level, and I find myself going back to it to apply new stuff on a pretty regular basis, but basically, in Yellow, I teach it as an introduction to circular movement, to moving around the opponent's power, the concept of how crucial timing is to a stable base, the radial nerve, the carotid artery, moving forward into an attack vs. retreating, and sometimes a bit more depending on the student's questions.

    It is not only my favorite yellow tech, it is definitely in my top 5.

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    I think Chinese Sword is my third favorite Yellow Belt technique. My second favorite is Twisting Talon. My very favorite is KNee of Vengence.
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    What is your least favorite Yellow Belt technique?
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    Default Re: Favorite Yellow Belt Technique

    My least favorite Tracy's Yellow Belt technique has to be Kenpo Shield. It really doesn't add to the system in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Favorite Yellow Belt Technique

    This seems like it would be a good thread...wonder why there's not more replies? Oh well....

    My favorite is "Delayed Sword" IMHO, it is a good, solid technique that can be easily adapted to deal with more than one type of attack. You can use it as a defense against the shoulder/lapel grab, but can also use it to defend a right punch (jab or hooking), or it can even be effective against a thrusting knife attack or a round club attack. It's simple, direct, and effective. IMHO-

    I'm not familiar with Kenpo Shield...can you elaborate? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Favorite Yellow Belt Technique

    Kenpo Shield is a defense against a right or left punch. You step back with your right foot, as your do an upward block with the left hand. leave the blocking arm where it is holding his punching arm, while you shoot a right punch to his body.

    I don't like the idea of leaving my arm up holding his arm like that because it keeps my body exposed, and ties up my left arm.
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    Default Re: Favorite Yellow Belt Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Kenpo Shield is a defense against a right or left punch. You step back with your right foot, as your do an upward block with the left hand. leave the blocking arm where it is holding his punching arm, while you shoot a right punch to his body.

    I don't like the idea of leaving my arm up holding his arm like that because it keeps my body exposed, and ties up my left arm.
    ...hmmm...sounds like a "point-sparring" drill I used to do way-way back in the day when I studied TKD.
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    Default Re: Favorite Yellow Belt Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Kenpo Shield is a defense against a right or left punch. You step back with your right foot, as your do an upward block with the left hand. leave the blocking arm where it is holding his punching arm, while you shoot a right punch to his body.

    I don't like the idea of leaving my arm up holding his arm like that because it keeps my body exposed, and ties up my left arm.
    I use Kenpo Shield to demonstrate the difference between kenpo and karate. You can do an upward block and punch the chest, or you can drive your forearm thru your opponent's elbow and strike the solar plexus with an eagle's beak. The physical movment remains the same, but one version is kenpo, and one is Karate, empty hand.

    I use it because it is found in so many other styles.
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    Default Re: Favorite Yellow Belt Technique

    My favorite is Kenpo shield. I am 5'6" so I kinda like it for a real tall attacker instead of the punch to the body it would go to the groin and
    blend into thundering hammers. If I get it right.
    I also love chinese sword too.
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