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Sequence 1: Arm Break Using Crane's Wings & Drop-Switch Cat-Stance

From the Set. The defender has 'wrapped' up the attackers right arm and turned into him, treading on his right foot, whilst he applies leverage

The defender raise the opponents arm and switches his Stance into a rear facing 'Cat'.  At the same time, he raises the arm higher and leans back into him. By stepping off of his foot, he encourages the opponent to 'move' by simple reflex reaction to an apparent opening for escape. In fact its a trap - if he takes it....

Note here the switched Cat stance, which positions the foot inside the base area of the opponent to act as a trip point. Also the switch facilitates the transmission of force into the target. The hips are pushed back by the switch and this adds further to displacement.  As the opponent is pushed back, a dislocation of his shoulder becomes easier

Sequence 2: Ape Forearm Strike, Punch, Knee Kick and Throw

Here, the defender slips an incoming-line from the attacker

The defender starts to rotate his structure inwards, towards the attacking arm

Here the attackers arm is trapped by the defenders left palm, as the right forearm rotates inward towards the heads of the biceps muscle compartment.  Note that the movement in application is very fast and incorporates the synchronous turning of the various planes of the body to maximize focussed power

Impact against the biceps heads

As the knee penetrates, the defender closes the arm trap and....

Here, the left forearm of the defender pushes the formerly trapped arm across the opponents body re-opening his flank-quarter......

The defender retracts his structure and begins to turn the attackers body thru manipulation of his arm

The attackers wrist is trapped under the defenders arm and against his body, simultaneously, he has his elbow trapped, and used as a fulcrum for levering forces to turn him into a throw against the nearby wall.

Sequence 3:  Variation on 2 Above

Here, the knee kick is supplemented by a trap that enfolds the attacker against the defenders body, pulling him thru the lateral quarter, and on to the knee kick

Here the attackers right arm is pinned against the defenders shoulder, and the defenders right arm turns the opponent thru the pit of his elbow (supported by turning forces thru the waist and feet)

At this point (apex of the curve) the defender fires of a Chune-Choi punch to the ribs (out of sight of the camera) employing a single-centre-knuckle delivery point.   Firing a straight line hit off the apex of a curve accelerates the punch, and greatly increases its impact

Here, the punching arm has 'relaxed' and dropped down, allowing the defenders left shoulder to make a further acceleration by turning behind and against the opponents right shoulder.  The action by the defenders right arm in retracting the opponents arm against his body puts added shearing forces thru the attackers elbow

The result is the final acceleration of the opponent....

To impact against the wall.....

Sequence 4: Further Variation on 2 Above

Here the rotating forearm strike is against the shoulder of the attacker, and, raking backwards, thru the upper arm muscle compartment

Evolving into the arm pin and knee kick...

The defenders arms 'roll' the attackers arm over.....

The defenders, right thumb joint presses back against a pressure point in the attackers trapped wrist, whilst the defender simultaneously presses down through his left elbow against the top of the opponents shoulder, creating dislocation forces against the joint

As the defender feels the attacker begin to resist the forces, he switches his left arms position to press back as his leg sweeps forward - taking the opponent to the ground

Sequence 5: Using Waist and Shoulder Action to Deflect an In-Coming Line

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