Lesser Combined

        Ape & Crane Set

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      金剛少蝯鶴 散手


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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:

Mounted thumb hit against the clavicle (collar bone)

Palmar Slap against the groin

Palm is grabbed by opponent, immediately, the defenders shoulder 'rolls' to displace the opponents structure and to prevent him getting leverage

Note that the defenders heel of his right foot is raising

This helps to give a torquing fulcrum to unbalance the opponents structure (applied contact-cat stance). The knee of the Cat-Stance thrusts into the opponents stance (back of knee). Simultaneously, the opponents grip - which has been compromised by this unexpected action by the defender, is broken, and turned into a rising wrist-lock.

As above continued...

A phoenix-eye knuckle is inserted into the opponents inter-vertebrae (spine)

The action of the wrist-lock combined with the Active Cat stance and the Pressure-Point hit, displace the opponent enough for his structure to lose its integrity (collapses)

He is 'assisted on his way', ballisticly, by the defenders knee pressing down on his leg

And into a wrist-lock

Sequence 2: Similar action to Above, but initiating with a 'Cannon Punch' forearm strike under the arm to damage the opponents elbow

Note the positional use of the 'Cat-Stance' which is used as a drop-shift weight transfer mecahnism

At this point however, the attacker attempts to reverse scissor sweep the defender to the ground

The defender is insider the attackers arc, so positions himself to intercept the turning circle of the attacker, firstly at the knee and then the hip.  He also switches from a wrist-lock to a finger-lock

Finger-lock is maximally applied to draw attention away from the momentary preparation for defenders finishing move

Which is...

A double-palm body-weight slam against the attackers head, slamming it against the concrete floor. This is a potentially lethal strike, and must never be attempted in training without qualified supervision, and never used outside of lawful action in self-defence