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          Steve Richards teaching Lesser Ape and Crane Set, San-Sau from digital video

Under NO circumstances should these techniques be practiced without qualified supervision.

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The Tibetan Lion's Roar! includes 'genes' picked up in its evolution, from Indian, Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese Wrestling systems.  These are now encoded according to the two Totem animal divisions of the Art.  The 'Crane Forms' tend to be more 'refined' and sophisticated whilst the 'Ape Forms' more obviously aggressive and direct.  Some of the techniques shown are similar to those found in the Chinese Wrestling Sport of Shuai-Chiao 摔角.  Shuai-Chiao in its sport form, is an upright, jacketed wrestling system, that does not include sophisticated strikes, pressure-points, or any ground fighting techniques and applications.  The grappling in Lion's Roar! has maintained all of these methods, is NOT a sport, and uses much more highly refined rotational linkages to generate power.  Shuai Chiao in its traditional San-Sau 散手form is an excellent martial grappling system

In Lion's Roar! the grappling in Mandarin Chinese is "Xi-Zhang San-Shou Shuai-Chiao"

                         西藏散手摔角

 

Sequence 1: Single Arm 'Bow' & Throw

Initial position for the throw....

The defender, 'bows' and skips his feet and hips backwards, forming an acceleration curve over the apex of a moving fulcrum

The impact is severe...

The opponents body is throw down almost vertically....

But such is the force of the initial motion, his body makes a final twist in the air and lands 'rotated' his weight falling thru the elbow and wrist joints

Sequence 2: Drilling for a Bowing Throw

Basic drill for bow and throw

Sequence 3: Bowing Throw Thru Elbow Fulcrum

Here the force of the bow, lifts the opponents weight thru his elbow joint.  Its essential to position your shoulder under his....

Ouch!

Sequence 4: Roll Over Arm Bar and Lock

Here, a simple rolling arm bar has been applied from the side and rear, augmented by a press behind the opponents knee.

To the ground...

Submission leverage hold, or potential drop-body-weight with break and or dislocation, position

Applying shearing rotation using the knees to twist the arm bar

Positioned so knee pressure can be simultaneously applied to the neck

Opponent tries to escape or resist, utilizing his motion against him....

Kicking him in the ribs and beginning a wrist lock 'turn over'............

Rotation curve accelerates....

Back to the ground.....

The opponents attempt at a kick is stop-hit at the hip by a kick...

Rotation continues....

The right foot re-positions itself

And another submission position is achieved...

Basic upright drill position for a twisting wrist lock

                                 

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