Greetings to All,
I wanted to re-visit this video clip on non-telegraphic strikes (courtesy Clive Girdham) as I get a lot of questions and comments about it.
In fact, if you read the posts in the YouTube comments, there is even heated debates.
Whether it is a stand up demonstration or whether it is full contact sparring, I have continually manage to “score” with this ONE strike regardless of distance, angle, circling, falling of a cliff or if I was talking or not talking………it works THE SAME WAY.
I’m turning 50 years old this year. And I’m still sparring people half my age with high qualifications and skill in combative arts. And I’m still managing to hit them the same way…………surely at my age I am SLOWING DOWN. Hence the argument of PURE SPEED doesn’t apply.
THE SECRET????.............easy. It is a matter of PROCEDURE.
When I do a knife thrust…
STEP ONE: The HAND moves first. Keep the Head, Shoulders and Body PERFECTLY STILL……and motion made by these body parts will GIVE YOUR INTENTION AWAY.
STEP TWO: The ARM moves next. Keep the Head, Shoulders and Body PERFECTLY STILL……and motion made by these body parts will GIVE YOUR INTENTION AWAY.
STEP THREE: Only when the ARM is halfway through the strike, ONLY THEN the SHOULDER moves.
STEP FOUR: Only AFTER the SHOULDER moves, then the BODY starts to LEAN in to complete the strike.
If at ANYTIME the shoulder, head, body and FEET precedes Step One and Two….You will GIVE AWAY your intention.
Now this happens in a split second…..my fastest time measure via “shot timer” was .19 seconds.
Whether your weapon is Knife, Stick, Empty Hand, or Kicking…..the procedure IS THE SAME.
Hope this helps