TRAINING PRINCIPLES & EXERCISES
Concepts are ways of doing things in an orderly or disorderly manner, by
using the attributes you have.
Skills, Strengths, Abilities, Speed, etc.
entry, a way of entering your opponent's circle. From a destruction flow
into whatever Art/System is applicable at that time.
- From a destruction you may use a straight-through blast from Wing
Chun using the CENTER LINE THEORY, if there is no block.
- From a destruction you may use a joint-lock or
arm bar as in Hapkido
or Aiki-Jujitsu, if there is an obstruction (block).
DESTRUCTION From FILIPINO
Rear Elbow Gunting
Front Elbow Gunting
specific points such as:
Biceps, Triceps, Fist, Forearm, Eyes, Throat, Etc..
Example: Against a lead jab
Vertical Gunting with Elbow (striking his fist with an upward elbow)
into an Eye Jab with the same arm/hand. If blocked, come under the
block with a wedge (the other hand) and jab to the eyes, then go into
a trapping action (slap, block and grab), strike to neck, grab head
and pull it into a strike with back elbow, then outer elbow with
opposite elbow, then headbutt, grabbing head and pull into a knee
strike while turning his body, then twist his head further into a
takedown and follow-up.
- Use a destruction as a first shot.
- Zone away from the opponent's rear hand.
- Do not equate against the technique. Equate against the line of
attack. Attack the angle not the technique. Keep hands up in protective
- Use a Stop-Hit if the opponent winds up to punch or kick.
- Example: Finger-jab to eyes, Kick to shin or knee.
- Sensitivity training is a must.
- Example: Chi-sao from Wing Chun or Kublah from The Filipino Arts.
- Example of Kublah: Raise--Slap--Hit!
- Right hand lead
- Left hand lead
against kicks, one must know how to kick. If you know the mechanics of
the kick, then you know where the kick can come from.
Some defenses used
in various systems for kicks all look similar, but may have subtle
little differences in execution.
- (Side Kick, Front Kick)
- Low---Just pick up Knee and move into Trapping Range
- Middle---Check Kick and Downward Gunting with Elbow.
- High---Check kick and strike with upward knee to kicking leg
(into a kick to his Groin or supporting leg or kicking leg Thigh).
Use a STOP HIT to his butt during training, but to his
spine or lower back on streets.
- Low---Pick up Knee and use knee to Block or strike his shin.
- Middle---Use of Elbow Gunting to Nerves on outside of leg.
- High---Check with Hand or Forearm and use Elbow Gunting to Rake
- Low---Scoop or hit to outside or inside.
- Middle---Scoop or hit to outside or inside.
- High---Hit to enter outside or inside
- A. Bend Knee out of way.
- B. Downward Gunting with Backfist.
- Downward Gunting with Backfist or Elbow.
- Scoop and Raise.
- Lean back and Kick Groin or leg itself.
- Backhand Gunting to Calf or Thigh.
- Low---Block with Point of Knee.
- Middle---Slide or step 45 degrees in the direction of Kick- Use
left arm to wrap over his leg as a right hand checks leg.
- High---Slide or step 45 degrees in the direction of Kick---Use
left to shelve under his Kick---Use right to check Kick.
- Left 45 degrees outside step, catch under his ankle with Right
Elbow Bend, left hand applies pressure to his Knee and Take Down.
- Block with Double Palm-Heel and convert it into X-Block Grab,
Right Front Snap Kick to the Back of his Kicking leg, Right Round Kick
to the Face.
- Left 45 degrees outside step, Right arm circles under his leg,
Drive a Right Palm-Heel to his chest and Take Down.
- Execute Any Block, Drop Knee-Lock Take Down.
- Execute Foot Trap, twist his Ankle to the Right and Throw.
- Drop Spinning Heel Kick.
- Right Inside-Out Parry, Right side snap Kick to Knee, Right Hook
Kick to Head.
- Trap as in Hapkido-A above, Twist him to the ground Face First,
Left leg steps over his leg, locking his Knee and Toes.
- Left Parry Grab, Right arm wraps over his Thigh, execute Right leg
Sweep Throw over your Right leg.
- Right hand Blocks the Inside of his Knee as the Left hand Blocks
his Shin, Fold his Knee and Take Down.
- Left Inside-Out Block, Right Palm-Heel to Chest and Right Inner
- Left Inside-Out Parry Grab, do a Right Hook Kick under and
Backover his leg, bend his Knee and Take Down, Turn your Right Back
Hip toward him and Pin.
Spin Heel Kick
- Pivot with Kick and execute Low Spinning Leg Sweep to anchor leg.
- Right Inside-Out Block and Grab, execute Left leg Sweep and Throw
over your left leg.
- Right Inside-Out Block, Left Hand Grabs his Right hand, execute
Major Hand Throw.
- Right Inside-Out Block and Grab, Left Knee Lift Kick to inside of
his Right Thigh, Left Side Kick to the Inside of his Left Knee.
- Split Entry
Entry: ***One hand inside and one hand outside
Exercises Against Left Lead hand Jab:
- Trap with
Right hand on outside and Hit Face with Left hand.
- Trap with Right hand on outside and Hit or Check his Back
- Trap with Right hand outside and Check his Rear arm/Fist with
- Trap with Right hand outside and Hit his Rear Arm/Fist with
Entry: *** Both Hands Inside Opponents.
- Parry with
Left hand (Rear Hand), Right Backhand Horizontal Gunting to his
Punching Bicep, then use left hand to Check his Rear Arm.
- Same as above, but hit his Rear Arm.
- Parry with left (Rear Hand), Right strike to his Face and Check
his Rear Arm with your Left.
- Same as above, but Hit his Rear Arm.
- Bent Elbow Lever:
Go under and lift jab or cross, that are stiff and unyielding, up and
out of the way by moving in with a foot shuffle. Move face by slapping
and turning it, put lead elbow on chest roughly or on his hip crease
and twist your upper body clockwise only if lead is right hand.
Counter-clockwise if lead is left hand.
- Jerking Throw (Bandak) with Elbow
- Jerking Throw with Shoulder
Bandak Examples for 2 and 3, From a Split Entry.
The hand that strikes the face goes to the elbow (shoulder) joint,
clasp hands and jerk back and downward, take down and control.
- Arm wrap over his arm with forward drop.
- Arm wrap over his arm with a 90 degree turn and drop.
- Arm wrap over his arm with a forward drop and added leg sweep (in
case the drop didn't work).
Arm Wrap Definition
With a light check with the rear hand, use front hand to go over his
arm and wrap it tight, while moving body forward to get him off
- Control his neck: jump straight back and drop using your body
weight and momentum.
- Control his neck: grab the neck then run (back or laterally), jump
and use body weight.
- Grab his bicep: drop with body weight.
- Grab his head: drop with body weight.
- Grab his pants at the hip: drop with body weight.
- From behind: grab the neck and drop using body weight.
- From behind: grab the head and drop with body weight.
- From behind: jump up and drive both elbows down into the collar
- Outside sweep: place your foot outside and behind his heel. Turn
his body clockwise if the lead is the right. Counter-clockwise if the
lead is the left.
- Inside head turn with palm-heel to the jaw. (steering wheel in
Range Kicks: Kick only to waist level and below. Use partner with shin
guards or if no partner, use Coach type bag.
- Oblique kick: use like low scoop kick from Hapkido. Train on shin,
but use knees as target in the street.
- Rear leg hook kick (roundkick with toes): to kidney-turn hip first
, then kick to thigh--use toe for "Savate Kick", use shin for "Muay
- Focus pad elbow training at close range:
- Standing: lead elbow or rear elbow (horizontal, vertical,
- both knees on floor
- One Knee on Floor
- On All Entries (Split, Inside, Outside) Pull his Lead hand Down
and go over it to hit the Focus Glove with Elbow. (USE POINT OF ELBOW)
holds two Focus Pads and sometimes simulates strikes to you so that you
have to "Bob and Weave", "Duck or Evade" by some other means.
- JAB, CROSS, HOOK
- JAB, CROSS, HOOK, HOOK
- JAB, CROSS, HOOK, ELBOW
- JAB, CROSS, HOOK, ELBOW, ELBOW
- JAB, CROSS, HOOK, ELBOW, GRAB HEAD, KNEE
- PAT, HORIZONTAL GUNTING, EYE FLICK
- PAT, VERTICAL GUNTING, EYE FLICK
Kempo, and Fencing All have Basically The same Footwork.
- Forward advance: front foot moves first, then rear foot follows,
immediately like a shadow.
- Back step: front foot moves backwards first, then rear foot moves
- Left step: (right foot forward) step with rear foot to left then
front foot skips into place.
- Right step: (right foot forward) step to right with front foot,
then rear foot skips into place.
NOTE: In actuality, when moving fast, both feet move