Hello, I've been thinking about the yellow belt techniques and teaching them to new students. 2 techniques that I keep coming back to are "Grasp of Death" & "Atlernating Maces". I'm hoping someone here can expand my understanding and help me teach these techniques more effectively. Does anyone have a good explanation for why a beginner should let go of the wrist at the end of Grasp of Death to execute the right punch? IMO the wrist offers new students better control than relying on the left hand (until they have learned to establish a good solid base). In Alternating Maces it can be difficult for new students to deflect both arms with the initial block. I have also found that switching hands and applying effective checks can be difficult for many novices (and some advanced students!). Anyone have advice on how to make this easier for students to understand and execute? I posted on this forum b/c I would like to stay within the framework of the EPAK techniques. I am not trying to change the techniques in a big way (small adjustments okay). I may be leaving a concept out when I teach these that will help a beginner "get it". Some of you may have found more effective ways to teach these techniques than I am using. Please share! I look forward to your input. Respectfully, Chris H.