Classical San-Sau Gallery 3


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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)

  (4:1) Attacker (L) in left hand guard. Defender (R ) in side facing (45 degree) Lama gun-sight guard position.











(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

  (4:3) On contact with the blocking arm, the defender converts his overhead punch to a pulling-down action with his wrist – simultaneously converting his chambered left fist to an upward shovel palm strike













(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.

  (4:5) Following:  (flowing on – Lin dar) the defender converts the shovel palm to a squeeze point fore-knuckle strike to the jaw with a simultaneous hook –down and away against the attackers lefty arm – see arrows for direction of force.












(4:6) 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 joint.

Note that the defenders right hand has rotated onto the top of the attackers left arm.









(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 attack (2)


  6:1) Defender (R ) sidesteps an incoming straight right punch. Note the parry against the elbow joint and the simultaneous chambering of the right ‘’Tsap Choi’ – stabbing fist hand.











(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.

  (6:3) Defender steps through knee joint bringing the attacker to the ground – maintaining forward pressure with the knee and ankle joints – acting against the attackers hip – impeding his ability to turn into the defender. Note the position of the defenders downward nail punching back-fist (deng-choi) – pivoting above the attackers right elbow.

  (6:4) The defender converts the nail punch to a grab pulling the attackers right arm down and away past the defenders right hip – simultaneously delivering an overhead scrapping punch (Cup-Choi) to the base of the base of the attackers neck.