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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 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 2: Single Arm Hip-Throw

1: Defender closes by Ram-Punching (Sar-Jong-Choi) under the opponents arm-pit - to displace his alignment and balance, whist simultaneously stepping in and pulling down on his right wrist.  Note the hip to hip alignment.

2: Note how the Defender rolls his arms and hands to follow the contour of the Attackers limb

3: The Defender bows forwards, and kicks back, taking the defenders legs away

4: Opponent is airbourne...

5: Is rotated in the air....

6: Positioned to land on his back

7: Impact.....

Sequence 2: Dou-Loh Sau (Gauze Wrapping Hand) To Sweep & Bowing-Throw

1: The Defender has the opponent in a Dou-Loh Sau grip at the wrist and elbow, and has attempted a simple sweep, which the opponent has avoided

2: Continuation of above, note the returning foot of the opponent...

3:  The Defender is stepping in, and simultaneously rotating the opponents arm to position it for a lever-fulcrum against the elbow

4: Continuation of above, showing the defenders continuous turn...

5: Here the defender has engaged the opponent thru the hip plane, and is about to 'bow' pulling the opponents arm down against the lock of his elbow

6: The bowing throw commences, with the Defender also kicking back to displace the opponents base

7: The throw is underway....

8: To the ground.....

Sequence 3: As Above, But With a Bicep Pressure Point Grip

The opponents weight is falling thru his elbow joint as a lock is applied....

This is continued post-impact with the ground....

And augmented as neccessary

Sequence 4: Single Chop To Golgi Tendon Body As A 'Set Up' For a Throw

1: Impact pathway for a chop to the Golgi Tendon Body

2: Impact....

3: Re-positioning of stance by penetrating the opponents base-dimensions

4: Insertion of the right arm under the opponents lead shoulder, with a simultaneous push against that shoulder.

5: simultaneous sweep, extension and pull back, to make the throw...

6: Into the air....

7: Falling....

8: To the ground....

Sequence 5: As Above, With Elbow Twist, Groin Slap, Leg Pick & Body Dump

1: Golgi Tendon strike

2: Stepping in....

3: Shoulder Barge...

4: Elbow/Forearm rotation

5: Groin Slap

6: Beginning to uproot

7: transitional wrist lock

8: Opponents arm displaced...

9: Picking up...

10: Airbourne...

11: Dumped...

Sequence 6:

Simple Outer-Reap Takedown

                                 

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