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    Default Various kinds of checks

    Let's talk about the different kinds of checks.

    We've talked about slap checks in another thread or two.

    Let's talk about the different checks. Since I know most of know more than a few kinds of checks, limit yourself to perhaps two types of checks per post (give others a chance) and how you would best use them.

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    Iím partial to pinning and cross checks. I love the idea that I can hit you but you canít reach me. And as for pinning, thundering hammers that leg pin is just nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Let's talk about the different kinds of checks.

    We've talked about slap checks in another thread or two.

    Let's talk about the different checks. Since I know most of know more than a few kinds of checks, limit yourself to perhaps two types of checks per post (give others a chance) and how you would best use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SifuDangeRuss View Post
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    With so many different types of checks. Where to start.
    I like grabbing and pressing checks

    Grabbing to control the opponent when needed

    Pressing to gain momentary control

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    I nearly forgot my most favorite check of all...

    "Cashier's Checks"

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    How 'bout a striking check--transfers energy to attacker--used offensively. Like killin' two birds with one stone.
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    Come on you guys, how about a definition of the check, then your favorite technique to use it on.

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    Grabbing would be used as in defelecting hammer when the left hand would actually grab the attackers gi.

    Pressing could be used in the same technique but instead of grabbing you would use the knife edge of your hand to press it against your attacker's arm.

    Sliding would be used as in triggered salute after the palm heel, then slides down the arm. Most call this a frictional pull which I believe is a sub. cat. under sliding.

    Pinning is used in clutching feathers to keep the attackers hand pinned on your head to execute the rest of the technique.

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    This makes me think of the old Kenpo addage that a block is a punch and a punch is a block. Does that make a strike a check and a check a strike?

    hmmm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarnyk View Post
    This makes me think of the old Kenpo addage that a block is a punch and a punch is a block. Does that make a strike a check and a check a strike?

    hmmm....
    Yes, I think that if it doesn't, it should.
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    Grabbing would be used as in defelecting hammer when the left hand would actually grab the attackers gi.

    Pressing could be used in the same technique but instead of grabbing you would use the knife edge of your hand to press it against your attacker's arm.
    I would call the second one a pinning check. How do you differentiate between a pinning check and a pressing check? (If indeed you do separate the two.)

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    What about the check in checking the storm? What kind of a check is that? What if the attacker is a headhunter and comes back sideways at your head?

    Sorry guys. I am but a beginner, and my resources are limited.
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    What about the check in checking the storm? What kind of a check is that? What if the attacker is a headhunter and comes back sideways at your head?
    It's a positional check- you anticipate the possibility of his converting that weapon to another attack and position a check to prevent this, while not giving him any pressure to read or react to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    I would call the second one a pinning check. How do you differentiate between a pinning check and a pressing check? (If indeed you do separate the two.)

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    The application.

    If it's against the attacker then it's a pinning check.

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    Everyone is talking about checks using their hands. I have always been highly partial to a knee check. You take control of the opponents base and mobility at the same time you can establish a strong base for yourself. Done properly I have seen (and felt) the effectiveness of one. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takai View Post
    Everyone is talking about checks using their hands. I have always been highly partial to a knee check. You take control of the opponents base and mobility at the same time you can establish a strong base for yourself. Done properly I have seen (and felt) the effectiveness of one. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
    You're so right! There are techniques that not only use hands but knees, elbows, feet, hips etc. Some times it's up to the Kenpoist to figure out a new unique check that doesn't cost extra movement and is that extra insurance policy.
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    Knee checks are awesome, especially when you learn how to make them hurt! LOL.

    I am partial to pinning checks as I love to trap. But since already mentioned....

    I'll bring up the most neglected check of them all... Jan Stasky...just kidding, it's the gravitational check. It's basically using the principle of gravitational marriage by using your body weight to hinder an opponent. Similar to pressing. ...wish I had my encylopedia handy...
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    I believe the knee checks are considered gravitational checks.

    I like to use the knee as in leaping crane braced against their back to keep them in check.

    Amy, after thinking a little more about the pressing check a better example might be hugging pendulum, or glancing lance. The point where your left hand is placed at the opponents right shoulder.

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