Classical San-Sau Gallery 3
These sequences are NOT illustrations of 'street-reality' techniques, but of the basic entrainment structures in Indo-Tibetan Lion's Roar! Martial Arts. It is from these kind of structures that 'San-Sau' specific to the system may be derived.
Sequence: 4 Classical
‘wave-form’ continuous attack (Lin Dar)
(4:2) Defender releases a
‘feeder’ punch in the form of a 180 degree overhead ‘cup choi’ –
“scrapping punch” - intended to
draw a reaction, or, if not then directly strike the attacker. The defender has
his left arm chambered for defence and follow-on techniques .
The attacker steps in to meet the feeder strike with an upward rising forearm block
(4:4) Picture shows the upward shovel palm strike (Juang-Jong) and the defender simultaneously stepping inside the attackers stance with a ‘stance ram’ against the knee and ankle joints.
The defender steps through the opponents mid-line to the opposite side of his
stance – at the same time catching a hook punch at the attackers inner elbow
that the defenders right hand has rotated onto the top of the attackers left
(4:7) The defender has converted his left hand block to a pull-down and away on the attackers left arm: the defenders right forearm smashes against the attackers neck by ‘following the line of the bridge’ – from his left arm to neck – giving the fastest and tightest exploitation of the available angles. Note the completion of the stance ram against the attackers left leg. Arrows illustrate the direction of force.
(4:8) Defender moves forward thru the attackers centre of balance (Wong-Yin-Lum’s principle): converts the forearm smash to an elbow strike against the sternum and heart. Note how the defender defends against a possible head butt counter by lowering the top of his head relative to the attacker.
Sequence 6: Classical wave form
(6:2) The defender launches a simultaneous kick to the side of the attackers knee – breaking his balance – and a stabbing fore-knuckle punch to the attackers exposed ribs.