Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 24

Thread: Snapping Twigs version b

  1. #1
    blfycdq is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, Ga 30033
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 119 Times in 82 Posts

    Default Snapping Twigs version b

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8ENU6_aZyo


    Ok,

    Here is another version of snapping twigs with a different ending.

    Enjoy,
    Carl

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to blfycdq For This Useful Post:

    kenpochrstn (04-15-2007),Martin Seck (04-14-2007)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Wichita, Kansas, United States
    Posts
    2,467
    Thanks
    2,019
    Thanked 1,277 Times in 709 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    The different ending is okay.
    I like buckles and I like joint locks.

    But I'm not at all sure about everything that precedes it.
    I personally think you're missing a LOT of good by doing everything So far away from your dummy. Being closer, exercising more control and AIMing your strikes somewhere will do you more good than grouping all your moves in one area in space far away from him and just trying to move 'fast'.

    Moving 'fast' is good, but not at the expense of form and precision and control.

    Hope to see more from you in the future.
    Perhaps you could slow this one down and show what you are doing.

    I feel like a math teacher telling you to "Show your work".

    Your Brother
    John
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    ((if you use "FaceBook", look me up there by name))
    "Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted"
    ~ David Bly

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Brother John For This Useful Post:

    amylong (04-14-2007)

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    6,026
    Thanks
    1,199
    Thanked 1,520 Times in 909 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    I like a good knee to the face.
    "It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." Charles A. Beard

  6. #4
    blfycdq is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, Ga 30033
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 119 Times in 82 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Hey John,

    I hear ya... In this technique John, I am concentrating on the flowing, explosive movements which simply overwhelm the attacker. The initial movement completely cancels all his natural weapons (legs as well) allowing me to get closer and strike my attacker multiple times with both flowing hands in sync so when I strike his face "...it does not fly off into space." Thus, I am integrating my left hand as a striking instrument instead of a checking instrument through out the technique.

    The above is going through my mind as I execute this technique. These are the things that I am working on presently with this technique......

    Again, always look forward to your comments and they are appreciated.

    -Regards,
    Carl

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    London, ON
    Posts
    1,601
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 209 Times in 134 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    I think that was your best clip posted yet. You are definitely fast and can hit hard.

    Again, I still think, however, you should work on accuracy. The goal should not be speed, but rather precision, then speed will come.
    I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
    (Phillipians 4:13)


  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Seabrook For This Useful Post:

    parkerkarate (04-13-2007)

  9. #6
    KenpoJuJitsu3 is offline
    KenpoTalk
    1st. Brown Belt
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    912
    Thanks
    694
    Thanked 1,147 Times in 468 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Cool clip. Beating a dead horse here.....but....."face your work". For much of the move your foot is pointing away from your opponent which limits your ability to drive through him with everything you've got. Keeping that foot pointing the other direction also limits your hips ability to pivot and creates antagonistic tension in your lower body (specfically inner thighs and knee ligaments) which again cuts some of your power.

    In short, you can hit even harder if your lower body is working for you and not against you. After the sandwich your lower body is no longer working with your upperbody.

    It almost looks like you were on autopilot until the sandwich and then started "thinking and exploring" with how to toy with the move from that point on. That's been known to seperate the upper and lower halves...

    Cool clip as always though, grafting Snapping Twig to Taming the Mace's extension. Nicely done.
    James Hawkins III, SI
    Hawkins Martial Arts
    Baltimore, MD 410-948-1440
    http://www.youtube.com/user/FunctionalKenpo
    http://www.youtube.com/user/kenpojujitsu3

  10. #7
    Juggernaut is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Yellow Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Joplin, Missouri
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 27 Times in 18 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    I know I have asked this a couple of times but I would really like to see you do it slow once then fast. I am a newbie in kenpo so I believe it would be of value to see it in both slow and fast speeds.


    I am also curious as to why you hit him in the chest with an open hand after the sandwich?

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Juggernaut For This Useful Post:

    parkerkarate (04-13-2007)

  12. #8
    blfycdq is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, Ga 30033
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 119 Times in 82 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    I know I have asked this a couple of times but I would really like to see you do it slow once then fast. I am a newbie in kenpo so I believe it would be of value to see it in both slow and fast speeds.


    I am also curious as to why you hit him in the chest with an open hand after the sandwich?
    __________________
    With Respect and Honor,

    Hey,

    The strike actually goes to the throat, but I wanted to hit him. This strike is important so that I can bond properly with my attacker. I need to know where he is so that I can deploy other natural weapons in his direction.

    Regards,
    Carl

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,758
    Thanks
    822
    Thanked 675 Times in 490 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    I just learned this one...looks just about the same to me. And, after the sandwich, you drop a hammerfist into a mighty sensitive pressure point that makes you double over...making that head come forward just perfect for smashing the knee into
    There is nothing so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
    Unquestionably man has his will - but woman has her way! - Bruce Lee

  14. #10
    Juggernaut is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Yellow Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Joplin, Missouri
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 27 Times in 18 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Quote Originally Posted by Juggernaut View Post
    I know I have asked this a couple of times but I would really like to see you do it slow once then fast. I am a newbie in kenpo so I believe it would be of value to see it in both slow and fast speeds.
    .

  15. #11
    blfycdq is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, Ga 30033
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 119 Times in 82 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    ok,


    I will have a slow one soon for ya....


    Regards,
    Carl from Hot Atlanta

  16. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Elk Grove, CA
    Posts
    4,018
    Thanks
    1,163
    Thanked 913 Times in 561 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    I like the ending. I guess that's good thing about knowing a lot of different movements, even ones that might seem useless or unnecessary, might just give you the muscle memory to add something familiar onto the end of an existing technique.

    Hmmmm, did I just graft the useless techniques and extensions thread onto this one? I guess that's the advantage of having more than one thread. You can graft them together as necessary. lol.

    --Amy
    The New Kenpo Continuum Book is now accepting submissions for volume 2. Our fabulous, ever-changing website is Sacramento Kenpo Karate.
    I'm a member of the Universal Life Church and the ULC Seminary. I'm also a Sacramento Wedding Minister and Disc Jockey
    New Cool (free) kenpo tool bar: http://KenpoKarate.OurToolbar.com/


  17. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Elk Grove, CA
    Posts
    4,018
    Thanks
    1,163
    Thanked 913 Times in 561 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    I think I would probably leave out the throat/chest shot.

    After the sandwich, a rear cross with a rising forearm strike would flow more naturally, I think.

    --Amy
    The New Kenpo Continuum Book is now accepting submissions for volume 2. Our fabulous, ever-changing website is Sacramento Kenpo Karate.
    I'm a member of the Universal Life Church and the ULC Seminary. I'm also a Sacramento Wedding Minister and Disc Jockey
    New Cool (free) kenpo tool bar: http://KenpoKarate.OurToolbar.com/


  18. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,361
    Thanks
    841
    Thanked 480 Times in 291 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Your quick my friend ... and as always thanks for posting.

    Not seeing the frictional pull ...

    concepts in this technique should be:

    * checking depth and width
    * frictional pull
    * orbital adjustment
    * ratcheting
    * sandwiching

    did a decent job covering most of it.

    peace,
    PARKER - HERMAN - SECK

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Martin Seck For This Useful Post:

    Kenpodoc (04-16-2007)

  20. #15
    blfycdq is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, Ga 30033
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 119 Times in 82 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    All,

    Thanks for the feedback and comments.

    Best Regards,
    Carl from Hot Atlanta

  21. #16
    kenpochrstn is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Purple Belt
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    wickliffe,oh.
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 46 Times in 34 Posts

    Question Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Katsudo et al ,

    What is orbital adjustment? I am not sure I have ever heard this concept before? Thanks for the consideration.

    1stJohn1:9

  22. #17
    DropKick is offline
    KenpoTalk
    White Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Ken McGuire is rolling over in his grave ....

  23. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Posts
    2,270
    Thanks
    237
    Thanked 113 Times in 95 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Quote Originally Posted by kenpochrstn View Post
    Katsudo et al ,

    What is orbital adjustment? I am not sure I have ever heard this concept before? Thanks for the consideration.

    1stJohn1:9
    Orbital adjustment is a slight degree change when altering the orbit of your action.
    "To hear is to doubt. To see is to be deceived. But to feel is to believe." -- SGM Ed Parker

    "Sic vis pacem parabellum - If you want peace, prepare for war." -- "The Punisher"


    "Praying Mantis, very good. . . For catching bugs." --Jackie Chan

    "A horse stance is great for taking a dump" --Jet Li

  24. #19
    Kenpodoc's Avatar
    Kenpodoc is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Purple Belt
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Mount Vernon, OH
    Posts
    243
    Thanks
    405
    Thanked 93 Times in 49 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    My problem with this sort of demo is that everyone comments on speed and fluidness. Speed and fluidity are easy to reach if there is no resistance. Each move, even with control, should cause the attackers body to change alignment. I believe that Doc would call this a negative alignment. Even with control the dummy should not be able to stand there not moving.

    thanks for posting,

    Jeff

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Kenpodoc For This Useful Post:

    thedan (04-16-2007)

  26. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Elk Grove, CA
    Posts
    4,018
    Thanks
    1,163
    Thanked 913 Times in 561 Posts

    Default Re: Snapping Twigs version b

    Well, truth be told, the chop is likely to send the uke back enough that a front crossover may well be needed to do the hammerfist to the temple.

    And if you do that hammerfist with any great force, the uke will be on the ground, not standing there waiting for a sandwich.

    --Amy
    The New Kenpo Continuum Book is now accepting submissions for volume 2. Our fabulous, ever-changing website is Sacramento Kenpo Karate.
    I'm a member of the Universal Life Church and the ULC Seminary. I'm also a Sacramento Wedding Minister and Disc Jockey
    New Cool (free) kenpo tool bar: http://KenpoKarate.OurToolbar.com/


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Snapping Twig
    By BlackPhoenix in forum EPAK Technical Studies
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-07-2007, 08:02 PM
  2. Snapping Twig
    By blfycdq in forum Members in Motion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-31-2007, 09:07 PM
  3. Entwined Mace ...a version
    By blfycdq in forum Members in Motion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-11-2007, 10:40 AM
  4. Entwined Mace ...a version
    By blfycdq in forum Members in Motion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-09-2007, 12:57 PM