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INFINITE INSIGHTS - VOLUME 5 - Pages 72-73

(In the order they are to be taught)

KATA: Short 1 (Right (A) - Left (B) sides; Kicking Set 1

1. CLUTCHING FEATHERS (front left hand hair grab)

1.Standing naturally, step straight back (to 6:00) with your left foot, simultaneously pin opponent's left hand with your left as you deliver a right vertical middle knuckle fist to opponent's left armpit pivoting into a right neutral bow in the process.

2. Shift into a right forward bow as you deliver a left heel palm thrust to opponent's jaw while executing a right outward extended block, keeping it in place for protection as well as in position for the next move.

3. Rotate counterclockwise back to a right neutral bow as you execute a right inward raking back knuckle to the opponent's nose.

2. TRIGGERED SALUTE (front right hand direct push)

1. Standing naturally while opponent pushes your left shoulder with his right hand, step forward and to your left with your right foot to 11:00 (into a right neutral bow) to buckle on the inside of opponent's right knee. Simultaneously pin opponent's right hand with your left (against your left shoulder) and strike opponent's chin with a right thrusting heel palm strike.

2. Immediately shift your right hand to 11:00 forming the shape of the crane (anchor elbow) and hook opponent's right arm down before cocking your right arm to your right hip and deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to opponent's solar plexus.

3. After following through with first elbow shot, deliver a right outward horizontal elbow strike to opponent's right floating ribs (palm down).

4. Without hesitation, follow-up with a right horizontal back knuckle strike to opponent's right floating ribs or kidney and immediately cock your right fist to your right hip.

5. Without any loss of motion execute a right uppercut up and under opponent's chin while your left hand remains pinning your opponent's right hand against your left shoulder.

3. DANCE OF DEATH (front straight right punch)

1. Standing naturally, step forward and to your left to 11:00 (into a left neutral bow) with your left foot (to get out of the line of attack). Simultaneously strike to the outside of opponent's right punch with your left inward block as your right arm rests and hangs naturally to the right of your body.

2. With your left hand still guarding (with a left bracing angle), strike to the opponent's groin with a right upward vertical reverse hand sword while pivoting into a left forward bow.

3. Immediately step through and to your left to 10:00 into a right neutral bow with your right foot (to buckle opponent's right knee) as your right elbow strikes horizontally and into opponent's right ribcage while your left hands grabs back of opponent's right knee and pulls toward you so that your left hand grab concludes the grab (after sliding along the leg) at your opponent's right ankle.

4. Retaining your grip on the opponent's right ankle, rotate slightly in your right neutral bow clockwise as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to the inside of the opponent's left knee to check the left leg's inward response.

5. As you drop into a right wide kneel stance, execute a right downward finger slice to the opponent's groin, retaining your grip on the right ankle.

4. THRUSTING SALUTE (front straight right kick)

1. While standing naturally with feet together, step back with your right foot (to 4:30) into a left neutral bow as you deliver a left downward block to the inside of opponent's right kicking leg.

2. Have your left foot pivot counter clockwise, in place, as you execute a front snapping ball kick to opponent's groin. Simultaneously have your left hand check high (left extended outward but relaxed hand sword) for possible retaliation.

3. As you plant your right foot forward toward 11:00 (between opponent's legs and into a right neutral bow), deliver a right thrusting torquing heel palm to opponent's jaw, while your left hand checks near your right ribcage.

5. GIFT OF DESTRUCTION (handshake)

1. With right hand shaking and while standing naturally, hop directly forward or slightly to your left to 11:00, depending on circumstances, with our left foot as your right hand pulls your opponent's right hand toward and past your right hip.

2. With the above action, simultaneously strike in and against the joint of your opponent's right elbow with your left heel of palm as you deliver a right knee kick to opponent's groin or stomach. right knee, (in a right neutral bow) deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to left jaw of opponent while checking opponent's right arm down with your left hand.

6. LOCKING HORNS (front head lock)

1. With feet in line with each other and body bent forward, step forward with your right foot toward 11:00 and deliver a right upward vertical reverse hand sword to opponent's groin while simultaneously having your left hand check opponent's right thigh just above the knee with a left outward hand sword strike, and turn your chin in such a position so as to keep your airway clear. (Turn your chin to the right and tuck it against your chest.)

2. Immediately follow-up with a right vertical obscure elbow strike to opponent's jaw while keeping in a low right neutral bow.

3. After snapping the elbow to opponent's jaw loop your right elbow and strike again (shuffling forward if needed) having it drive from 1:00 down to 7:00 to the left side of opponent's jaw as your left heel of palm hooks in and strikes opponent's right jaw thus causing a sandwiching effect.

7. LONE KIMONO (front left hand lapel grab)

1. Standing naturally, step back (to 6:00) with your left foot when your opponents grabs your lapel with his left hand. Simultaneously pin his left hand to your chest with your left hand and deliver a right upward strike against his left elbow just above the joint thus causing the elbow to break as you pivot into a right neutral bow.

2. Then circle your right arm over and down (counter clockwise) with an right inward downward diagonal strike against opponent's left forearm. Make sure that your opponent's left arm is driven down and diagonally to your left.

3. After cocking your right hand slightly toward you with your right palm up, deliver a right outward hand sword to the right side of opponent's neck; stance throughout is still a right neutral bow. Cock your left hand at your solar plexus, ready to check when needed.

8. GLANCING SALUTE (front right cross shoulder push)

1. Standing naturally while opponent pushes your right shoulder with his right hand, step forward and to your left to 11:00 with your left foot (into a left neutral bow) immediately pivot to your right (to 3:00) into a right modified horse as your right arm pins opponent's right wrist to your right chest and your left forearm strikes inward against the joint of your opponent's right elbow to cause a break.

2. Pivot to your left (to 12:00) into a left forward bow as your left hand pins opponent's right arm to his body and your right heel of palm strikes to opponent's jaw (sliding by).

3. Hook the back of opponent's neck with your right hand as it forms the shape of the crane. Pull opponent's neck down (having your right elbow hug your right ribcage in the process) as your right knee kicks to opponent's stomach.

4. Plant forward into a right neutral bow as you execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike.

9. FIVE SWORDS (front roundhouse right punch)

1. While standing naturally with feet together, step forward and slightly to your left (to 11:00) with your right foot (to a neutral bow) and deliver a right inward strike to inside of opponent's right punch using your left hand to check.

2. Immediately strike to opponent's right neck with your right outward downward diagonal hand sword.

3. Left finger thrust (palm down) to opponent's eyes as your right hand cocks to your right hip. This is done while you pivot into a right forward bow.

4. With your left foot sliding toward 4:30 in a right front twist stance and your left hand now guarding horizontally and open (palm down), deliver a right uppercut to opponent's solar plexus.

5. Settle into a right front bow stance as your left hand rebounds off your right biceps executing a left upward outward hand sword strike to the opponent's throat.

6. Without hesitation and while shifting into a right neutral bow have your left hand hook and pull opponent's head down as you deliver a right overhead downward hand sword to back of opponent's neck.

10. BUCKLING BRANCH (front straight left kick)

1. While standing naturally with both feet together, step slightly back and to your right with your right foot to 4:30 (left neutral bow); simultaneously blocking opponent's left kick (from the outside) with a left downward block as your right hand checks in front of your chest.

2. Deliver a right ball kick (as you pivot counter clockwise and in place with your left foot) to opponents groin (from the rear) while his back is toward you. Upon doing so have your left hand shift to an extended outward but relaxed hand sword to act as a check in covering your head area while your right hand opens (palm up).

3. Plant your right foot as a gauging step (into a modified right front twist stance for purposes of torque) and deliver a left knife-edge kick to the inside of opponent's right knee. (Keeping both of your now open hands in a defensive position.)

11. SCRAPING HOOF (full nelson)

1. While in a full Nelson, thrust both of you fists toward the ground as you straighten your knees, back and neck.

2. Immediately bend your left knee (marriage of gravity) as you deliver a right back side scooping heel kick to opponent's left inside knee. Then with the knife edge of your right foot, kick to opponent's right knee and scrape the shin on the way down and stomp the top of the opponent's right instep with the heel of your right foot.

3. Repeat the same process on the left side remembering to utilize the principle of gravitational marriage while executing both of your stomps.

12. GRIP OF DEATH (flank head lock)

1. With opponent applying lock from your left side, step forward and to your left (to 10 o'clock) with your right foot (into a right close kneel) while turning your head to the left and tucking your chin against your chest. Simultaneously deliver a right hammer fist to opponent's groin and a left hammer fist to opponent's kidney.

2. As you pivot into a left forward bow facing 6 o'clock, have the fingers of your left hand press under opponent's nose or, depending upon the circumstances, have your left hand grab opponent's hair to force opponent's head back.

3. Immediately follow-up with a right heel of palm thrust to opponent's chin as you pivot into a left forward bow. However, make sure that the head of your opponent in either of the above cases is arched and forced back and down to minimize your opponent's leverage thus preventing him from executing a right knee kick to your groin area.

13. CROSSING TALON (front right cross wrist grab)

1. With opponent's right hand grabbing your right wrist, counter grab his wrist as your left foot steps forward and to your right (to 1:30) into a left neutral bow simultaneously striking opponent's right elbow with your left forearm in a forward vertical thrusting motion, while your right hand pulls in, toward, and past your right hip.

2. Continue to push and pull opponent's arm to your right forcing opponent's head down with the possibility of your opponent's head striking your left knee.

3. Immediately deliver a left outward elbow strike (palm up or down depending on circumstances) to opponent's right jaw pulling his right arm toward you (opposing forces and checking width dimension.)

4. From the point of origin of your elbow strike, execute a left downward outward heel palm strike to the hinge of his mandible, and immediately let the five-finger claw rip to opponent's face.

5. Circle your left arm clockwise and back , anchoring the elbow down to check the opponent's height zone, contour your arm along their back and flow into a left inward overhead elbow strike to the upper spine of opponent, utilizing Gravitational Marriage.

14. REPEATING MACE (front left hand cross push)

1. Standing naturally with feet together, have your left foot slide back to 4:30 into a right front twist stance. Simultaneously have your left hand hook (left palm is up - similar to a "waiter's hand carrying a tray) outside of opponent's left wrist. As you deliver a right inward raking hammer fist to opponent's left kidney rotate to a right neutral bow facing 10:30.

2. Reversing the motion of the right arm, execute a right back knuckle to opponent's left ribcage asyou settle.

3. Immediately shift your weight onto your left leg and deliver a right inward looping downward roundhousekick (utilizing the right instep) to compliment the angle of the thigh and strike the top of opponent's left calf in back of the knee, forcing the kneecap to strike the ground.)

3. Right front crossover and cover out to 4:30.

15. SHIELDING HAMMER (front hooking left punch)

1. Standing naturally with feet together, step back with your left foot to 6:00 into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right extended outward block to the inside of opponent's left hooking punch at his forearm as your left hand guards your right ribcage.

2. Immediately deliver a right inward raking back knuckle strike to opponent's bridge of nose.

3. Shuffle forward while continuing the counter clockwise motion of your right hand and follow-up with a right horizontal dipping outward elbow strike to opponent's solar plexus as your left hand checks high for a possible heel palm and claw to opponent's face.

16. STRIKING SERPENT'S HEAD (front bear hug - arms free)

1. Drop back with your right foot (to 6:00) into a left neutral bow. Simultaneously hook your left hand around and back of opponent's head so that your left knuckle or left inner wrist bone strikes to opponent's left temple or mastoid while your right hand cocks into a half fist at chest level.

2. Immediately have your left hand grab and pull opponent's hair back (above the forehead) as you shift into a left forward bow (toward 12:00) and execute a thrusting half fist to opponent's throat, immediately returning to your left neutral bow after the half fist strike.

17. LOCKED WING (hammerlock)

1. With opponent locking your right arm behind your back, step back and to your left (to 6:30) with your

left foot, into a right neutral bow (with your head still looking forward to 12:00) as your right hand counter grabs your opponent's right wrist. (Try to place your left leg inside and against opponent's right leg.)

2. Immediately pivot your entire body counter clockwise into a left neutral bow (facing 6:00) or horse depending on circumstances, as you deliver a left outward horizontal elbow strike to opponent's jaw, followed by a left heel palm strike to the hinge of the mandible (fingers pointed in.

3. From your Locked Out check position step slightly back with your right leg to 4:30 maintaining your check until the foot plants.

4. Immediately circle your left arm over and under opponent's right elbow as you pivot clockwise (toward 1:30) into a left forward bow.

5. Immediately release your right hand as you deliver a right knee kick to opponent's chest with a right overhead heel palm strike to the back of opponent's neck, causing a sandwiching effect.

6. Follow through by stepping forward toward 10:30 with your right foot into a fighting stance.

18. OBSCURE WING (flank left hand shoulder grab)

1. With feet together and opponent's left hand grabbing your right shoulder, step to your right (to 4:00) with your right foot as you drop into a horse stance. Simultaneously deliver a right back elbow to opponent's solar plexus as your left hand pins and checks opponent's left hand to your right shoulder.

2. Deliver a right back hammer fist down to opponent's groin and follow-up with a right hand claw then grab to opponent's testicles.

3. Immediately follow-up with a right snapping obscure elbow strike to opponent's chin; making sure that your right arm follows the contour of your opponent's body.

19. REVERSING MACE (front straight left punch)

1. From a right neutral bow, slide your left foot counter clockwise to 4:30 off the line of attack and up the circle; simultaneously execute a right inward and left outward parry outside the opponent's left punch. Without any loss of motion, the right inward parry continues it's counter clockwise motion and becomes a right horizontal outward back knuckle strike to the opponent's left ribcage.

2. Immediately shift your weight onto your left leg and deliver a right inward downward looping roundhouse kick to back of opponent's left knee, complimenting the angle of your opponent's thigh, with the objective being to force the opponent's patella to strike the ground. (As this kick is executed, kick with the instep of your right foot (or shin - contingent on range) and make sure that your right ankle is locked straight out.)

20. THRUSTING PRONGS (front bear huggers pinned)

1. Drop back slightly, with your right foot (to 6:00) into a left modified forward bow. Only your right foot moves back, not the upper body. Simultaneously thrust both of your thumbs (keeping thumbs together) up or down, as circumstances and size difference dictate, to opponent's groin.

2. Strike opponent's groin with your right knee as your left hand circles under and on top of opponent's right shoulder (forming the shape of the crane) and pins (with the assistance of your anchored left elbow) your opponent's right shoulder down, while cocking your right hand to your right hip.

3. With knee in groin, immediately deliver a right knife-edge kick (to 2:30) to the inside of opponent's left knee or shin.

4. Scrape down the opponent's shin with your right foot and convert the scrape into a right stomp to opponent's left instep, while simultaneously delivering a right inward horizontal elbow strike to right side of opponent's face or ribs (depending on the size of your opponent).

21. TWISTED TWIG (front wrist lock)

1. With feet together and both hands of opponent applying a wrist lock on your right wrist, step forward and to your left (to 11:00) with your right foot into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right upward elbow strike to your opponent's solar plexus and/or jaw. Your left hand is placed on top of opponent's right wrist to check his hands.

2. Continue to pivot counter clockwise into a horse stance as your right arm continues it's counter clockwise motion, delivering a right outward elbow strike (palm up) to opponent's solar plexus.

3. Follow-up with a right downward hammer fist to opponent's groin as you shift into a right reverse bow. Have your left hand check at shoulder height.

22. OBSCURE SWORD (flank left hand shoulder grab)

1. With feet together, step directly forward (to 1:00) with your left foot, into a left neutral bow facing straight ahead with your right hand sword cocked to your heart (palm up), simultaneously pin opponent's right hand with your left hand to your right shoulder utilizing purposeful defiance.

2. Immediately pivot to 4:30 into a right forward bow while delivering a right outward hand sword to opponent's throat.

3. Deliver a left kick to opponent's groin and plant your left foot back to your former position with your hands in fighting position.

23. RAINING CLAW (front uppercut right punch)

1. Standing naturally with feet together, step back to 6:00 o'clock with your left foot (into a right neutral bow) as you deliver a right downward inward horizontal forearm block to right forearm of opponent's uppercut.

2. Simultaneously execute a left inward overhead claw to opponent's face while your right elbow stays close to your body.

3. Have your right fist circle clockwise and execute a right vertical thrusting back knuckle to opponent's face while shuffling forward with your left hand checking low.

24 CRASHING WINGS (rear bear hug - arms free)

1. Step to your right (to 3:00) with your right foot and drop into a horse. Simultaneously strike down with both of your elbows against opponent's forearms (after having raised your elbows).

2. Have your left foot meet your right foot (close cat) as your left and right arms cock to the right side of your waist (right palm up and left palm facing down).

3. Have your left foot then go around and behind opponent's left leg (to 8:00) into a left reverse bow.

4. Pivot to your left into a left neutral bow and deliver a left outward elbow strike (palm down) to opponent's jaw. Continuing your rotation counterclockwise, execute a right hammer fist to opponent's groin as you settle into a left forward bow) as your left hand guards to your left side.

 

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