Techniques Seminars 2003 - Notes
CONDUCTED BY MR GRAHAM PATTERSON - ITF WORLD CHAMPION
Walking stance middle punch – fist lines up with middle of third
Walking stance high punch – fist lines up with centre of foot.
L-Stance inner forearm middle block - fist lines up with middle of third
Outer forearm low block – elbow bent 25°.
Knifehand low block – elbow bent 15°.
Knifehand low block – intermediate cross in front of rib cage.
Rising blocks – cross in front of rib cage.
Side blocks all to chest line.
Fast Motion – no downward sine wave between.
Slow Motion – should be smooth, not too slow, slight acceleration
Backward step turns – avoid bringing rear foot in before pivoting
Movements 9 & 11 – twin forearm blocks cross with palms facing
yourself, hand to perform middle block on the inside.
Movements 13 & 14 – forearm low block & forearm rising
block in continuous motion. Full sine wave on both – lower rear
knee and turn from half to full facing as hands cross, then straighten
rear leg and block as you drop back down.
Spot turning – move front foot across to centre line, ball of foot
comes back about a foot, facing 45°.
Movement 6 – Straight Finger Tip Thrust intermediate hands relaxed,
Movement 7 – release: pivot on balls of feet on spot.
Movements 2, 5, 14, & 17 – Inward Knifehand High Strike: use
knee spring to create sine wave – don’t move feet.
Bending Ready Stances – don’t swing leg out in front, bring
close to supporting leg and lift up as supporting leg drops.
Circular Blocks – keep back straight when performing. Finished
technique is reverse half-facing, blocking hand in line with rear foot,
opposite shoulder slightly higher than blocking shoulder, which is slightly
higher than blocking hand.
Movements 1 & 4 – slight cross of arms. To shoulder line. Normal
Movement 36 – X-stance Back Fist Strike half facing, feet to 45°.
Movements 1 & 4 – cross hands at chest height – avoid
dropping hands to cross.
Movements 3 & 6 – Palm Upward Blocks performed in a circular
Movements 8 & 10 – Upper Elbow Strike: wrist of attacking
hand doesn’t twist.
Movements 15 & 18 – release: no sine wave, just slip foot forward.
Opposite hand must come off of hip first, then pull back as release performed.
Movements 27 & 28 – Pressing Block arms on shoulder line, bottom
arm bends at elbow rather than the wrist.
Movements 2 & 5 – Upset Fingertip Thrust intermediate position
has striking hand up around eye height, elbow down, palm facing forward.
Movement 19 – Double Forearm Pushing Block pushes forward to push
opponent off balance.
Movement 7 – Downward Knifehand Strike: don’t lift up on heels,
just pull foot back.
Movement 11 – rear foot slips up so feet are approx. one shoulder
width apart, weight 50/50, on balls of feet. Arm bent about 45°.
Movement 27 – X-Knifehand Checking Block comes straight in from
shoulder height, not upward. Block to B (straight ahead), half-facing.
Three Step Sparring Without Partner:
Step straight back to walking stance low block – no measure required.
Three Step Sparring:
Measure, then step back to attention.
On the command of “sambo matsogi junbi”, the attacker steps
back to walking stance low block (with kihap) and the defender steps out
to parallel ready stance at the same time.
On the command of “sijak”, the defender kihaps, signaling
the attacker to attack.
A re-measure is not always required.
One Step Sparring:
Attack & Defence should start from Parallel Ready Stance.
Attacks should be appropriate to target.
Kihap on last counter attack, not the guarding block.