Moderator: Van Canna
Ok, say if I am required for some reason to strike with the last Sanseiru crane beak movement and use the same trajectory as the kata movement (e.g. Can't turn my hand to attack the ear or temple or cheek. Must be downward with the beaked hand), I would use the lower part of my crane beak hand, or basically the cupped hand, to smack down with full force at the collar bone itself, with the intention of dislodging or breaking it.
good post and this isn't meant to be a side track , but how about sliding the strike forward and using the cranesbeak not as the beak but hammering the trapezius with the thumbpad on the neck juncture and using the hook structure of the beak to aim the force around into the primitive brain stem.
He uses the same trajectory strike but done with a cupped hand so as to drive a concentrated air pocket along the side of your neck/clavicle or jaw line.
Van came up with an excellent option of cupped hand strike instead of the crane beak strike to the spot behind the collar bone.
Sorry to Stryke and other folks, I am a striker because I think striking is the safest and fastest way to end a fight on a street or behind the bar parking lot.
Now my "secret" Crane Beak bongai in Sanseiru is out
Get rid of the attacker/defender dichotomy. Burn it out of your head. Refuse to train it. If there must be an attacker and a defender, be the attacker. Hurt him so he can't fight back.
The better perspective, the winning perspective, is to see things as the sociopath does—assume everyone's on equal footing and act accordingly. Everyone's an attacker, everyone is going for the win, everyone is willing to inflict horrible, body-breaking injury to get it.
He might start it but you're going to finish it by attacking him. Not by defending yourself. Defender and victim are almost always synonymous; but then so is attacker and winner.
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