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Purple Belt 16 System

TWIRLING WINGS (rear stiff arm left hand lapel grab)

  • From a Natural Stance step back with your left foot and to your right on a slight 45 degree angle (toward 4:30) into a left rear twist stance.
  • Pivot to your left (into a left forward bow) while simultaneously delivering a left vertical outward block to outside of opponent's left arm with a right inward horizontal elbow strike to outside portion of opponent's left ribcage.
  • Settle and pivot to your right (into a horse stance facing 9:00) and deliver a left inward horizontal elbow strike to inside portion of opponent's left ribcage or solar plexus as your right hand guards to the left of your face, always making sure that your right hand keeps a safe distance from your head in order to check any blow that might be directed to your head. 
     

 

 

 

 

SNAPPING TWIGS (front left hand chest push)

  • From a Natural Stance drop back with your left foot (to 6:00) into a right neutral bow as you simultaneously execute a right inward horizontal heel palm strike to outside of opponent's left elbow joint, while simultaneously executing a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to inside of opponent's left inner wrist (utilizing opposing forces) to cause an elbow break.
  • Have your right hand (while forming the shape of the crane) hook opponent's left arm counter clockwise and out (to your right) while simultaneously executing a left thrusting hand sword (palm down) directly to the throat of your opponent; Without any loss of motion continue the counter clockwise motion of your right hand so that the knuckles of that hand execute an inward diagonal rake across the bridge of opponent's nose in order to cause a break, this is done as you shuffle forward with a push drag maneuver.
  • Continue the same counter clockwise motion of your right arm and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to opponent's left jaw as your left heel of palm strikes to opponent's right jaw thus creating a sandwiching effect.
     

 

 

 

 

 

LEAPING CRANE (front step through right punch)

  • From a Natural Stance hop to your left (to 10:00) into a right one leg (crane) stance with your right foot cocked to the inside portion of your left knee as your left hand parries inward and your right middle knuckle fist rakes horizontally (toward yourself), striking your opponent's right ribs in the process, if possible. End the move of your right hand by having it cock horizontally across your waist with your right fist clenched, palm up, and to the side of your left hip.
  • Deliver a right snapping knife-edge kick to outside of opponent's right knee to buckle him (in and toward himself).
  • As you plant your right foot (toward 2:00) between opponent's legs, deliver a right back knuckle to opponent's left kidney, utilizing Gravitational Marriage.
  • Immediately deliver a right inward elbow strike (shuffling forward if needed) to opponent's head as your left heel palm strikes to opposite side of opponent's head, causing a sandwiching effect.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUCKLING BRANCH (front straight left kick)

  • From a Natural Stance 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.)
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRUSHING HAMMER (rear bear hug - arms pinned)

  • From a Natural Stance, step to your left with your left foot (to 9:00) into a Square Horse Stance. Simultaneously strike to opponent's groin with your right back hammer fist as your left hand pins opponent's left arm.
  • Bring your right foot toward your left foot (forming a close cat stance) and then around and behind opponent's left leg (4:30) into a Right Reverse Bow Stance. Simultaneously strike opponent's groin with a right heel palm, then grab opponent's testicles with a right squeezing claw.
  • Pivot into a right neutral bow (facing 4:30) as your right arm follows the contour of your opponent's body and your right elbow strikes up to his chin.
  • Complete your pivot (facing 4:30) into a right forward bow as you deliver a left heel palm strike to the left floating ribs of the opponent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTURED LEAVES (flank finger lock)

  • With your right fingers twisted by your opponent's left hand, raise your right hand high (toward 11:00) to relieve the pressure (have your left hand raise and check opponent's right hand in the process) as you move your right foot to your left (toward 10:00).
  • While in place, pivot counter clockwise and deliver a left back elbow (from last checking position) to opponent's left kidney while in a left reverse neutral bow.
  • Immediately pivot clockwise into a horse and deliver a right back elbow to opponent's left ribcage as your left hand guards to the right of your face.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALMING THE STORM (front right roundhouse club)

  • With feet together, step slightly forward and to your left with your right foot (to 12:00) as your opponent steps through with his right foot, delivering a right roundhouse club attack.
  • As you step in, execute a left outward extended block to inside of opponent's right wrist. Simultaneously deliver a right vertical punch to opponent's jaw or face (Lock-out check.)
  • Immediately pivot into a right forward bow (facing 12:00). Check opponent's right arm down with a right inward parry, as your left vertical fist shoots over your right arm striking to opponent's solar plexus or ribcage.
  • Drop back (in place) into a right neutral bow as you deliver a right horizontal back knuckle to opponent's right floating ribs (utilizing counter-rotation) while having your left hand execute a left extended outward hand sword or left hooking check (palm up) can also act as a parry aside from being a check.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROSSING TALON (front right cross wrist grab)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Follow-up with a left downward heel palm strike to back of opponent's left mastoid. As your left hand continues to push down, simultaneously deliver a right knee kick to opponent's face, causing a sandwiching effect.
  • Replant your right foot to original position.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVERSING MACE (front straight left punch)

  • 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 its counter clockwise motion and becomes a right horizontal outward back knuckle strike to the opponent's left ribcage.
  • 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.)
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

THRUSTING PRONGS (front bear hug, pinned)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCKED WING (hammerlock)

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • From your Locked Out check position step slightly back with your right leg to 4:30 maintaining your check until the foot plants.
  • Immediately circle your left arm over and under opponent's right elbow as you pivot clockwise (toward 1:30) into a left forward bow.
  • 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.
  • Follow through by stepping forward toward 10:30 with your right foot into a fighting stance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBSCURE WING (flank left hand shoulder grab)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Immediately follow-up with a Right, Snapping, Obscure Elbow Strike to the opponent's chin, making sure that your right arm follows the contour of your opponent's body.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAINING CLAW (front uppercut right punch)

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

 

 

 

 

 

SPIRALING TWIG (rear bear hug - arms free)

  • With feet together, step to your right with your right foot (to 3:00) into a horse as your right and left middle fingers strike to the back of opponent's top hand or hands (depending on the type of grab) immediately dropping both elbows to pin opponent's arms. Without hesitation follow-up by grabbing opponent's right hand with your right hand and left hand with thumbs on top and fingers inside of opponent's palm.
  • Have your left foot step forward to 1:30 (while starting a clockwise wrist twist; with your right elbow still pinning); continue stepping with your right foot toward 1:30 (into a left neutral bow facing 7:30) as both of your hands continue to twist opponent's right wrist clockwise, establishing a wrist lock (contact manipulation.)
  • Deliver a right front snapping ball kick to the opponent's right side, of while guiding opponent's right arm past your right hip and still maintaining the wrist lock.
  • As you plant your right foot forward (into a right neutral bow facing 7:30) have your left hand check your opponent's right elbow by pushing it down and out of the way past the right hip as you deliver a right upward lifting back knuckle strike, to opponent's face or temple (depending upon how the head is positioned).
     

 

 

 

 

 

TWISTED TWIG (front wrist lock)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBSCURE SWORD (flank left hand shoulder grab)

  • 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.
  • Immediately pivot to 4:30 into a right forward bow while delivering a right outward hand sword to opponent's throat.
  • Deliver a left kick to opponent's groin and plant your left foot back to your former position with your hands in fighting position.