Counter against a #1 or #2 strike.
- Strike the opponent targeting the arm or hand, wrist or forearm of
the opponent, then execute a witik to the opposing side.
Hi Morgan,Wasn't this technique also referred to as "planting rice" by Professor Presas? I might be incorrect on this, but I recall my instructor using
that term. Isn't this a side to side arcing motion? In terms of my
Kenpo background I would describe the abanico corto strike as going
from my right side (3:00) in an arcing motion, a forehand that drops to
the floor (9:00) striking/blocking the incoming #1 strike then returning along the same arc as a backhand arcing strike underneath and against the enemy's right arm (3:00), followed with a left hand check. This
would be followed up by using a forehand strike #1, a horizontal abanico
pattern and an upward twirl (abanico double action pattern) to finish.
Morgan and Palusut
I thought the "Planting rice" technique was different than "Abaniko corto" although they are both abanikos and can be executed in close/corto range.
"Planting rice" was more of a slice block and check with the stick traveling down towards the floor to hit the foot and then it came back up to hit the other side of the hand and pass it towards the inside/outside depending upon what side of the hand was hit. From there it could smash down to the floor and come back up and so on, but it formed an arcing motion.
"Abaniko corto" though worked on a different principle of using the force of the strike and blending with it and hittting the person. So if person A feeds a #1 and person B blocks it on the inside, as B blocks/makes contact with A's stick B's stick rotates around A's stick (using the force of A's stick to speed it up) to where now B is on the outside of A's stick hand arm to strike A's head and from there follow up with various techniques to finish the person. Abaniko corto here uses the power of the incoming strike to add to the power of the defensive strike while also using the stick hand arm to bump A's weapon arm out of the way allowing B to get on the outside of A.
A 2nd hit/cut can be made with the stick after it has hit through A's face to reverse it's direction and come across A's stomach where B can also follow up with various techniques by hooking A's stick hand with B's punyo.
So while both techniques might fall under "abaniko corto" I believe they are vastly different.
I agree with Rich on this one as well.
You are correct that planting rice can be and usually be executed with fuller range motion of motion, however, if you examime the 1980's tape series when GM Presas discusses Abanico Corto and Abanico Double Action, he describes and shows examples of planting rice (I think they were in response to an #8 and #9) with shorter motions.
He also showed the longer motions on the tape as well.
Therefore, it is possible to plant rice, hitting the floor and redirect that energy and deliver a witik for a strike or disarm.