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January 31, 2015 at 8:56 pm #4924Anonymous
== Attendance ==
Guro JP, Tech Jesus, Silent Derek, Chris, Edwin, Jayson, Nick, Edwin 2.0
=== Tools used ===
* 40 inch rattan sticks
== Protocol ==
As instructors, we shouldn’t be asking questions or making comments that distract from the lesson. We don’t want the teaching instructor to look bad, or to confuse newer students by not having a unified front — we keep our seams closed. Focus on what the teaching instructor is teaching and understanding what they’re saying, not what they’re missing or alternatives you already know. Everything we do either contributes to the momentum of class or diminishes momentum.
Let’s install good reps and not bad ones, and treat every class like a Sama Sama or Instructor Weekend or a seminar we’re hosting. When we go there and observe that something is being taught differently than what we’ve seen in class, we just do it the way it’s being taught. Things change all the time, and we should focus on keeping up with the latest and greatest.
== Warm-ups ==
* Same-side twirls
* Forehand and backhand strikes, X-pattern
* Horizontal mid-line
* X-pattern twirls
=== Twirls ===
Breaking twirls down yields: strike, block, strike, etc
* #1, roof, #1
* #2, wing, #2
== Power Striking X==
=== Forehand ===
* Target: Nose, temple, jaw, clavicle, or other hard target on a diagonal line through receiver.
* Technique: Maintain 90° grip as stick strikes through target, and strike with last 1/3 of stick. Allow wrist to turn over as it approaches the opposite hip, and bring it up towards opposite shoulder. Use the empty hand to stop this motion by checking against the stick-arm forearm so that your stick hand stops in front of you rather than traveling all the way across your body, and so that the momentum doesn’t force you to pivot on your lead foot. Allow the stick to stop against the opposite shoulder/bicep so that you’re in a ready position to fire off a backhand strike.
=== Backhand ===
* Target: Same as forehand, but opposite side.
* Technique: Similar to forehand, but wrist will turn over later as the stick hand passes the same-side hip. Instead of checking with the empty-hand, guide stick to stop against same-side shoulder.
== Three-count drills in [[1 of 12]] ==
=== 1 of 12 Template ===
1 Diagonal slash down (tight X) to receiver’s left temple, teeth, eyes, collar bone, etc.
2 Diagonal slash down (tight X) to receiver’s right temple, teeth, eyes, collar bone, etc.
3 Low horizontal slash to receiver’s left elbow or floating rib
4 Low horizontal slash to receiver’s right elbow or floating rib
5 Low line thrust to solar plexus, gall bladder, liver
6 Diagonal slash down to receiver’s right collar bone down to toe, can be either toe depending on which foot is forward or a good target
7 Low slash to receiver’s right knee (”if performed at an upward angle this will lead smoothly into target 8”)
8 Arcing thrust to middle thyroid or lung, carotid, jugular
9 Right hook to jaw, eyes (”make this a strong hook similar to a boxing hook”)
10 Flywheel to receiver’s crown to groin
11 Bayonet to t-zone, bridge of nose
12 Uppercut to centerline: jaw, groin, a stick to the groin into a takedown
=== Things to remember ===
* F2 (as receiver) cannot align his stick on the same angles as F1’s stick or the block will not work.
* F2 (as receiver) should keep his stick hand in alignment with the F1’s right shoulder (stick arm) and F2 should keep his stick point pointing to F1’s opposite shoulder. This will effectively line up the angle necessary to a block. So you should be able to draw a line from F2’s stick hand to F1’s stick shoulder and a line from F2’s stick point to F1’s non-stick shoulder.
* These are weaker blocks so some amount of body movement (e.g. stepping/leaning back) is necessary to help adsorb the block.
* Large steps will not work when going fast. If you take a large step back when blocking, you will lose too much speed making a return step to give a return strike. Use smaller movements. This also sets you up more frequently for a 1/2 beat response. Guro GP referred to this as a fake step back.
* A roof block can cover the entire length of the body. So this can be used against high and low strikes.
* When blocking, don’t just passively absorb the block. Meet the other stick with counter force. Do not over exaggerate this though. Like holding mitts for a boxer.
== Point-down Deflections ==
=== Drill ===
* Feeder 1 feeds a count from the drill (made it through 4th count in class).
* Feeder 2 experiments with point-down deflections only (roof or wing, changing deflection angle, body positioning).
* Feeder 1 steps back so Feeder 2 can practice power striking on the next count from the drill.
=== Details for Deflections ===
* When F1 feeds forehand, a wing block by F2 requires more attention to body positioning and making sure his stick isn’t parallel to F1’s stick.
* When F1 feeds backhand, the roof block by F2 requires more attention.
* Blocks should be made with the lower 1/3 of the stick.
* Blocks should be accompanied with a stiff bump against the strike, but keep the block tight.
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