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Sequence 1: Mounted Thumb Strike to back of hand and continuations...

Defender strikes the back of the attackers gripping hand, impacting on the carpal shafts with his 'mounted' thumb-joint.  The defender also uses his left arm to 'fix' the attackers gripping arm, and impact it to shock his structure into bending, and at the same time becoming slightly more rigid, this reduces his reaction time, and by becoming tense makes the impacts more telling

The defender then 'bounces' the mounted-thumb off the attackers hand, and 'in-flight' re-shapes into an accelerated, single knuckle fist (phoenix-eye form) which is aimed at the attackers carotid artery

Both the defenders arm 'bridges' now switch form: the left spins the attackers right arm upwards, the right, scoops behind the neck.

The defenders right hand follows the natural contours of the opponents neck allowing the thumb joint to settle on the opposite sided carotid artery than that which was initially struck. The turning of the attackers left arm, turns the attackers neck and carotid artery into the positioned thumb-joint, to increase pressure.  The defenders right foot starts to attack the Attackers support plane by adding turning force against the support plane thru the lead leg.

The Attacker drops as his carotid is occluded, but makes a grab for the defenders right leg

The Attacker determinedly grips, and attempts to uproot the Defender

The Defender uses the Attackers intended line to his advantage by pulling his leg back and trapping the Attackers arm.  Simultaneously, he uses a thrusting knee strike, into the Attackers center-line, and, switches the carotid 'thumb-joint-press' into a Phoenix-Eye strike, ready to penetrate into the brachial plexus, the nerve bundle that controls motor and sensory function in the arm.

Starting to 'fire' the Brachial Plexus shot.....

A secondary thrust with the knee, to make a 'Bardo' (gap) thru which to more accurately fire the nerve strike....

Favourable position located...

Impact, causing the arm to lose voluntary control, the grip weakens...

And, the attackers structure collapses into itself.....

Sequence 2: As above but without the Nerve Strike, and with a 'Sprawl' Defence against the uprooting action by the Attacker

The Attacker is attempting to uproot the Defender and throw him to the ground

In the unrestricted circumstances of street-self-defence, this "sprawl" - as it is known in Western Wrestling, would be much more violent.  Here, the body weight is NOT dropped thru the neck, but the forearm is used as a lever to 'ease' the attacker out of 'shape'.

The Attacker is turned sideways

Sequence 3: As Sequence 1, But With Chopping-Forearm Neck Strike And Control, and, turning Away From the Direct Line Of the Attack.

Finishing with a wrist-lock

Sequence 4: "Cranes Wing" Lock & Strike

The defender has locked up the attackers right arm

And now begins to turn it oppositely to the original lock.... in practice this "opposite lock" would be powered by an aggressive torquing thru the waist

Strikes to the throat...

Raises the attackers right arm, which will assist to tilt his head backwards - and so disturb both balance and information processing

Passes thru a transitional Cat-Stance...

Kicking the anterior aspect of the lower leg

And striking with a 'Crane's Beak' hand formation to the throat...