Leveling The Clouds- Left Punch

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  1. MJS

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    This is the way I perform this technique. I thought that we could discuss any differences you may have as well as any fine points you'd like to share. :)

    1) Right foot steps to 2 o'clock into a hard bow as you deliver a left outward knife hand block and counter grab the wrist.

    2) Pivot into a left hard bow as you deliver a right raking claw to the face.

    3) Reverse into a right hard bow delivering a right backfist to the face.

    4) Reverse back to a left hard bow as you deliver a right inverted palm strike to the opponents elbow.

    5) Cover out.
     
  2. Brian Jones

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    Th's pretty much how I did it. Although instead of a backfist, we used the bent wrist, with the wrist in the shape of the crane.

    Brian Jones
     
  3. Jim Hanna

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    I prefer to slip the punch (forward soft bow stance) and use a deflection block and grab--that way if I miss the grab then I can convert to an acceleration parry (like in Slashing Cougar). I take the heel claw through the cervical vertebrae as a first target and the ear as the second target of choice.

    Grabbing a punch is always tricky and I like the lessons within our curriculum. We either have distance to protect us if we miss the grab (Kung Fu Cross), a follow up technique if we miss and are close (Leap of Death/Miss of the Leap) or, sometimes the technique works either way (Windmill Guard).

    Jim
     
  4. KenpoDave

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    I learned it with the deflection block. I take the heel claw through either the cervical vertebrae or the hinge of the jaw, depending on where the opponent's head is facing.

    I like the idea of the bent wrist instead of the backfist. Especially if the ox-jaw motion is employed!
     
  5. Touch Of Death

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    Right on! Lot of through not to implications.:ultracool
     

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