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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.


Sequence 1:  Finger Lock

A simple finger lock applying leverage to the metacarpal heads in the hand

The metacarpals act as a fulcrum, the body weight is acting oppositely to the 'lock' on the fingers but squaring its effect.

Close up of the lock in 'sub-maximal' form: the thumb of the gripping hand would be more sharply pressed to get maximum leverage

Near maximal pressure: to increase this the opponents hand should be held palmar surface upwards (horizontally orientated) and parallel to the ground

Finger lock applied with simultaneous 'press' to the acromion process

Results in structural collapse

Sequence 2:  Variations from the finger-lock position

Finger lock with simultaneous strike to the ulnar and radial nerves crossing the medial aspect of the elbow joint

As above but with finger thrust into the axilla region (armpit)

Finger lock with acromion process PP strike

Showing the 'squeeze point' knuckle press onto the acromion process of the shoulder joint

Sequence 3:  Variations on Golgi-Tendon Body manipulation above the elbow joint

Strike with the hypothenar eminence of the hand to the golgi tendon body

Knuckle press to the golgi-tendon body

'Rolling action' by the forearm against the golgi-tendon body

Phoenix-Eye fist formation strike to the golgi-tendon body

Sequence 4:  Mounted Thumb Applications

Round-line hit from the rear of the target impaction of the sternoclidomastoid muscle (strap muscle of the neck)

As above, with 'stealing step' heel kick to the calf muscles

Mounted Thumb Fist formation, used to 'compel' movement in an opponent by striking into the windpipe

As above onto the carotid artery, can be used as part of a strangle hold to apply pressure to occlude blood supply to the brain (not shown)

Here, the opponents right shoulder has been 'spun' from the rear, so hat he is turned into the pressing action by the thumb joint into the throat

Sequence 5: Take down sequence from a simple thumb lock

Thumb lock applied to break a grip

Opponents body torqued downwards and to one side

Onto the floor