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    Not sure if this discussion has already taken place (new to KT), so i apologize if already covererd.

    Is there one technique you have found that will work for a multitude of attacks (with minor alterations)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKphooey View Post
    Not sure if this discussion has already taken place (new to KT), so i apologize if already covererd.

    Is there one technique you have found that will work for a multitude of attacks (with minor alterations)?
    How about five swords. One night I spent a good part of a class running our advanced students through five swords, defending against left or right hooks, straight punches, working inside and outside and against kicks.

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    I was thinking that since I tend to graft that onto just about everything. I didn’t notice it till another student asked me about it.

    I just didn’t want to be the first to post and be wrong. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by execkenpo View Post
    How about five swords. One night I spent a good part of a class running our advanced students through five swords, defending against left or right hooks, straight punches, working inside and outside and against kicks.

    How about using Five Swords against a variety of Non-punching attacks? How about against a shoulder grab or single- or double- hand push, or choke from the front, or a high roundhouse or front kick? Could you get it to work against these?

    In theory I think it could, but without having a body to play around with it I could be wrong. Interesting to think about...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flying crane View Post
    How about using Five Swords against a variety of Non-punching attacks? How about against a shoulder grab or single- or double- hand push, or choke from the front, or a high roundhouse or front kick? Could you get it to work against these?

    In theory I think it could, but without having a body to play around with it I could be wrong. Interesting to think about...
    To answer simply, yes. When we were wokring five swords that particular night, I also had the students execute against grabs and chokes. It required some modification on the initial movement; ie. two hand choke, start with the beginning of Heavenly Ascent then graft into five swords almost totally unchanged....could end with Flashing Wings on the left side.

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    I have always liked Windmill Guard as a universal start to a defense. Used in more when I added arnis to my training. I like going to the dead side of the attack.

    Thanks for the thoughts so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKphooey View Post
    I have always liked Windmill Guard as a universal start to a defense. Used in more when I added arnis to my training. I like going to the dead side of the attack.

    Thanks for the thoughts so far.

    Good thought. I like Windmill Guard as well.
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    In the EPAK system, the 10 yellow nelt techniques can be universally applied, if, you group and graft them in sequences of threes and fours.

    Eventually, all ten can be grafted together to form a spontaneouse sequence of movements.

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