There are times when you don't have time to fool around.
Of course there are many answers.
Here are two of my favorite ones.
Both from the time of my studies with Tristan Sutrisno.
The first one shows a method of parrying and striking with the same movement.
The second one is one of the first things I learned from him.
It is a great tool.
Tjimandie Basic Drill No. 1
I was looking at several variations of ShihoNage
today (a projection from Aikido) and I discovered this entry for the drill.
It perfectly illustrates Tjimande Basic Drill No. 1
Which sort of confirms that there was great
similarity between the Aikido techniques and the Tjimande techniques
which involved those which I was shown.
(I am neither an expert of Aikido of Tjimande)
These movements together utilize not a strike or a
kick, rather than percussive force,
They utilize a shearing plane of force coming from
As the tool to end the attack, Inside, outside,
inside again the series goes.
Of course with our version you continue rotating
counter-clockwise with the initial movement (turning the strike into a throw).
So the manner of stepping and turning is slightly different. The same opening
is also the entry for Tjimande basic movement No 4 all versions.
Not more effective, just different.
You can swipe their face to stagger them, you can
strike their face to destroy them, or you can move beyond their face and down
them with the manner which you enter their arm.
And for optimal performance, the exercise is
performed during a single inhalation. This draws your center into their center,
allowing you to take their center over.
At first glance Isshinryu Chinto Kataand Tai Chi do not appear to have much in
However Tai Chi develop to the place it holds today
from its original martial tradition. One of the primary tai chi practices is
known as the practice of Push Hands, It is where the practitioner develop a
sensitivity to the opponents mistake becoming off balanced and then learning
how to use that against them. In practice there is a single hand push, a double
hand pusn, stationary practice, stepping practice and turning and stepping
practice. Each building different skills. Another version of Push Hands
practice is known as the exercise Da Lu.
What makes this more interesting is that the movements being used are found in the exact order within Chinto kata.
In fact the movements are being used to neutralize each other.
And more interesting these movements are the same ones for the initial section which are those akin to Aikido’s
Heaven and Earth Throw.Which I have already commented on.