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ISA TECHNIQUES

THESE TECHNIQUES WORK! BUT ONLY IF THEY ARE PRACTICED REVERENTLY.
YOU, THE STUDENT, MUST BE AWARE THAT THESE TECHNIQUES CAN BE DANGEROUS WHEN PRACTICING THEM WITH A PARTNER.


ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:

APPLY ONLY ENOUGH PAIN TO MAKE THE TECHNIQUE WORK. DO NOT APPLY AN OVERKILL ATTITUDE.

EACH PARTNER SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR EACH OTHER. WHEN YOU FEEL THE SLIGHTEST TWINGE OF PAIN, SIGNAL BY SLAPPING WITH YOUR FREE HAND OR IF BOTH HANDS ARE TIED UP THEN SIGNAL WITH YOUR FOOT. DO NOT RELY ON THE SOUND COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH.

DO NOT TRY TO BE MACHO AND NOT SIGNAL THE PAIN. YOUR PARTNER WILL ADD MORE FORCE OR A SHARPER TWIST TO CAUSE PAIN AND IT MAY RESULT IN A BROKEN OR DISLOCATED JOINT.

ALL OF THESE TECHNIQUES ARE PRACTICED FROM EVERY CONCEIVABLE POSITION. START WITH A ONE-HAND GRAB AND GO FROM THERE.
EXAMPLES: LEFT HAND GRAB; RIGHT HAND GRAB; TWO HAND GRAB; LEFT PUNCH; RIGHT PUNCH; STICK; KNIFE; ETC..

**MAKE SURE YOU MESS WITH THE OPPONENT'S COMPUTER FIRST**

ALL OF THESE TECHNIQUES MAY END UP IN A CONTROLLED CHOKE WITH EITHER ARMS OR LEGS AROUND THE OPPONENT'S THROAT OR A DISTINCTIVE CONTROL OF AN EXTREMITY!


TECHNIQUES # 1 through # 10, START WITH A LEFT HAND GRAB OF THE LEFT WRIST.

1. Using your right hand--grip his hand with a 'horseshoe grip"--keep his hand in contact with your left wrist--raise to a centering position--slide left hand down to just above his elbow (in the process of sliding, break his thumb)--execute a 180 degree pivot on left foot while right foot travels clockwise 180 degrees while pulling your right hand to your right hip--press down with your left hand on his arm and pull up on his hand, creating an arm-bar--at same time twist his hand in two directions:

a) Palm toward his forearm and b) Pinkie toward floor--execute left knife hand strike to point just below earlobe on jawbone.
Some add-on control hold could be:
i) Continue the rotation of your hips so that the opponent ends up on the floor, face down ... kneel on his neck with right knee and put his arm in a control hold.

2. As in # 1 technique, once in centering position--grab his wrist with your left hand--keep his pinkie in the up-most position--maintain his wrist in a stable and immovable position--make a pinch point with your right pinkie and your left index finger--rotate his hand in two directions simultaneously--a) pinkie toward his forearm and b) palm toward the ceiling--push his hand toward his chest as this will create more pain as the elbow bends--apply enough pressure to drop him to his knees--kick his chest and takedown into a control hold with his wrist in joint lock position--follow up with strikes if needed.

3. Right hand grips offending hand--right thumb presses into the back of the hand, midway between knuckles and wrist--fingers wrap knife-edge of offending hand, pull off, breaking grip and left hand joins right hand, thumb crossing thumb on back of his hand--rotate his arm in a clockwise motion while stepping back with your right foot--his arm being rotated as such should point his palm toward ceiling--keep his arm straight, with no bend at elbow--push with your thumbs and bend his wrist so that palm goes toward his forearm--apply pain through pressure--release pain and front kick to face--apply pain again. Partner should slap each time pain is felt.

4. Simultaneously--reverse the grip so that you grab his arm (wrist) and apply a major outer leg reap with the right leg, striking as low on his leg (by the ankle or heel) to sweep him off his feet--strike his chest (throat) with right hand (palm; fingers).

(4a) Maintain a grip on his arm--drop right knee onto his ribs or chest and punch to his forehead with a right fist. (4b) As you pull hard on his arm in a jerking motion, strike his armpit with your right bottom heel in a stomping motion.

IN # 4, YOU MAY USE ANY PART OF YOUR RIGHT HAND OR ARM TO STRIKE HIM WITH. AFTER THE STRIKE, YOU MAY WANT TO GRAB HIM WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND OR WRAP YOUR ARM AROUND HIM TO COMPLETE THE TAKEDOWN IN A SAFE MANNER WITH YOUR PARTNER.

5. CIRCULAR WRIST LOCK TAKEDOWN-----After messing up the computer, reach over with right hand and grab his wrist. Take one long step forward with right foot, past his right side, stepping under his right arm--pull your left hand free and grab his right hand with your left--grip his knife-edge with your four fingers while pressing your thumb into his thumb-knuckle or the hollow created by his thumb and index finger. After initial long step execute a body change to left and pull his forearm into your chest tightly. Apply torque to his right wrist in a counter-clockwise direction which should cause enough pain to start him moving in a counter-clockwise direction while you move in the same direction (you will be walking forward and he will walk backward). AT THIS POINT YOU SHOULD BOTH BE FACING THE SAME DIRECTION. Stop walking and bring his right hand up going past the right side of his head--keep joint lock on his wrist and execute a body change to left and take a long step forward with your right foot, which should unbalance him as you pull his right hand toward floor. Complete takedown with a strike to his upper body or head.

6. Move right foot one short step forward then move left foot one long step toward attackers left side--while stepping with left, keeping your body as close to his as is possible, extend your grabbed hand as far past the attacker as possible to pull him off balance--reach with your right hand to cover his right hand and do a body change to right side as you control attacker's right arm by the wrist joint--walk forward with your left foot and force attacker to ground--apply controlling hold on ground and strike to attacker's upper body or head.

7. Move left foot a short step forward, then pivot 180 degrees clockwise (backwards), extending your left hand as far as possible, then do a body change to right and complete as in technique # 6.

8. Raise left hand, which in turn will raise attacker's right hand and arm---slide left foot forward about a half a step---bring your right arm under attacker's left upper arm, bend attacker's elbow and wrap your right hand around attacker's right wrist. Apply leverage and step back with left foot, twisting your hips and upper body counter-clockwise for takedown.

9. Reverse grip on attacker with left hand---slide left foot forward and then slide right foot forward and then step with left foot until you are completely behind attacker---while you are doing these steps, slide your right arm in between attacker's arm and body---slide right hand up as far as possible on attacker's back and try to grab pressure point located on trapezes muscle---lever attacker's arm up with your right arm. You may also grab his hair with left hand and pull attacker backward off-balancing him and throw him to ground. Counter attack with your knees or feet.

10. Very similar to # 8 technique except for the finishing move, which only a qualified Sungja-Do Instructor will know. Raise left hand, which in turn will raise attacker's right hand and arm---slide left foot forward about a half a step---bring your right arm under attacker's left upper arm, bend attacker's elbow and wrap your right hand around attacker's right wrist (add finishing move here!!). Apply leverage and step back with left foot, twisting your hips and upper body counter-clockwise for takedown.

TECHNIQUES # 11 THRU # 13 ARE RELEASES FROM A FRONTAL CHOKE WITH BOTH HANDS.

11. Use your left hand to trap attacker's left hand against your body to prevent him from moving it--Strike downward with your right knifehand to the forearm pressure point on his left arm---Grab his left hand with your left hand in a horseshoe grip and perform # 1 technique as you step toward his right side with your right foot.

12. Use a kick to distract, as both hands will work together---Your left hand traps attacker's right hand, to keep it from moving, as your right hand snakes over his left forearm and under his right forearm---Slide your right hand to his right wrist and step toward his left side with your left foot into # 1 technique.

13. Left hand traps attacker's Left hand from underneath, execute a right-cross to the temple. (If attacker's arms are straight, then use right hammerfist to the forearm muscle near left elbow to bend his left arm). Your left hand still maintains the trap on his right hand, turn sharply to your left to execute a wrist break. Right hand now joins left to grip and step clockwise under offender's arm for an all-direction throw and follow up with a control hold.

TECHNIQUES 14A AND 14B ARE FROM A REAR GRAB OF YOUR ARM JUST ABOVE THE ELBOW.

14A. Attacker's left hand grips your right arm. Turn slightly to the right to face attacker, quickly your right arm circles over offender's arm, hand grips just in front of the elbow (palm-up for leverage), your left hand simultaneously peels off the offender's fingers, forcing them back into a finger-lock.

14B. Employ the same technique for the finger-lock in 14A. Change begins when you peel back the offender's fingers. Very quickly step back to attacker, forcing offending arm over your right shoulder for arm/elbow break.

TWO-HAND CHOKE FROM BEHIND

15. Stomp attacker's left foot with your right heel, then execute a right hammer fist to his groin, followed by a right back fist to his face; your right hand grips the meaty portion of his right thumb, turning his hand palm-up. Step backwards with your right foot and pull his hand down toward floor for wrist throw or go into a controlling lock and use your feet in a kicking motion to cause damage.