Ape & Crane Set
Under NO circumstances should these techniques be practiced without qualified supervision.
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"
Sequence 1: Wrist Lock & Power Slap Take-Down
Turning the opponents arm up and over to begin the 'essential' (intrinsic) spin - in his spine
Tilted just enough but not too much - beginning the leg hook, and at the same time starting the power slap with the right hand
Impact with both slap and leg hook - the wrist is still being pulled
Up and over...
Sequence 2: Goose-Neck Wrist Lock & Take Down
Wrist folded back towards the opponents shoulder. Pit of his elbow is covered. Make sure that you impact his right shoulder with your right elbow to augment the rotation and to 'shock' his structure and alignment...
Applying the 'Goose-Neck' Wrist Hold with a Single Leg Hook....
Or... with a Double Leg Hook.....
As his body is reaped, tighten the 'Goose-Neck' as his body weight falls 'thru' the lock....
Transitional elbow joint rotation as you shift to apply.....
A sitting back to put weight into the lock.......
Sequence 3: Alternative Goose-Neck Wrist Lock & Take Down
Rolling the wrist into position for the Goose-Neck
Finding the leg hook
Alternative plane for the wrist and elbow lock
Ow... that's the way to do it....!