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    What is your favorite Tracy's Purple Belt technique and why is it your favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    What is your favorite Tracy's Purple Belt technique and why is it your favorite.
    I have a favorite group in Purple. Numbers 1-6, Striking Mace, Crossing Talon, Circling Elbows, Locking Arm, Windmill Guard, and Spiraling Wrist.

    As a group, I use them to show how to move up and down the force continuum. Each of these techniques can be done as is, done as a jujitsu technique employing a lock, can be modified very slightly to employ more specific nerve striking or seizing, and each has an "implied takedown" meaning that the takedown is there, just not fully implemented. I can also use the same six to jump into Kosho and show each as a War Art, a Joint Lock/Strike Art, a Push/Pull technique, or I can show an Escape.

    Theoretically, all techniques can be taught like this, I guess, but these 6, as a group, really stand out to me. The group is varied, and contains several reference techniques (what EPAK may call a Master Key), and therefore, the lessons should be able to be applied system wide once learned.

    Aside from that, 2 techniques, Spiraling Wrist in Purple, and Japanese Hands in 2nd brown, teach the inside and outside wrist locks that form the basis of much of Aikido, yet these two techniques are not repeated in the Tracy System anywhere. I consider these 2 to be 2 of the most important techniques in the system, partly because there is at least one art that is based almost entirely upon their use, and partly because these 2 techniques can be applied to almost every other technique in our system.
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    I have always liked Striking Mace, Crossing Talon, and U Punch

    They all had some great concepts to them.
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    What is your least favorite Purple Belt technique?
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    It's my favorite technique, Period...Crossing talon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entryteam View Post
    It's my favorite technique, Period...Crossing talon.
    Care to elaborate? We have this material in the Orange Belt, right after the two Grasping Talons we teach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdinca View Post
    Care to elaborate? We have this material in the Orange Belt, right after the two Grasping Talons we teach.
    It encapsulates what I love about kenpo: moving from a position of disadvantage to one of immediate advantage, use of counter-grasping and leverage, combining locks with off-balancing and strikes, I just love the technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entryteam View Post
    It encapsulates what I love about kenpo: moving from a position of disadvantage to one of immediate advantage, use of counter-grasping and leverage, combining locks with off-balancing and strikes, I just love the technique.
    Very true. I've always liked this one too. It's the epitome of "there's no such thing as self defense".
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    I like Crossing Talon and Dart
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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkS View Post
    I like Crossing Talon and Dart
    We have two versions of Dart. Great two beat techniques that are a lot harder to do well than they appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkS View Post
    I like Crossing Talon and Dart
    Dart is so elegantly simple, I have always loved that technique. My instructor used to make us do that and hit the bottom of a little styrofoam cup with our finger jab as a targetting exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entryteam View Post
    Dart is so elegantly simple, I have always loved that technique. My instructor used to make us do that and hit the bottom of a little styrofoam cup with our finger jab as a targetting exercise.
    Our B variation has you turning into a hard bow and delivering a left rigid claw to the eyes as you pull him in with the right. It has a beautiful "1, 2" flow to it.
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    Default Re: Favorite Purple Belt technique

    Quote Originally Posted by jdinca View Post
    Our B variation has you turning into a hard bow and delivering a left rigid claw to the eyes as you pull him in with the right. It has a beautiful "1, 2" flow to it.
    nice!

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