Sunday, October 18, 2009

John Will Seminar 18 Oct 2009 - Getting the back, back attacks

Getting the Back

Warm up with standing arm drag drill, but modified so it sets up the seat belt or choke. If dragging his R arm, control his R arm with your L and reach under and past his arm and shoulder with your R hand so you can see the palm of your hand over his shoulder. Grab his arm near the shoulder and jerk him down as you step in. Rather than wrapping his waist with your R arm, instead jolt him with your bicep and forearm in a V. To form the V, grab his L trap with your R fingers and you move behind him. Grab his waist in a friction grip with your L arm to stop him turning into you. The V sets you up for either the RNC or the seat belt / harness from behind.  

1. Arm drag when passing opponent's hooks in guard

You are kneeling, he has his hooks in guard. Stand up to pass; he should sit up. Arm drag his R arm, step your R foot "in the hole" between his hooks, and spin around his R side, getting the V as above, sitting down behind him and getting your second hook in. If you can set it up by controlling his R wrist with your L hand as, or before you stand up, that will make the arm drag much easier.

2. Getting the back from half guard

You have half guard on his R leg. He has his R underhook on your L arm and his L elbow is on the L side of your head. His arms can encircle your L arm. Both your feet should be between his legs. Use your R heel on his R heel to push his R leg straight and push his R heel to the mat. Move your L leg to the outside and get your L hook in. Now use your R knee and L hook to bump him overhead, get your L knee out to the side and "stick the hook". Grab his pants low on his L leg with your R hand, grab his gi at the back with your L hand and lift him up with your hands and L hook until you can get your R hook in. Use the Superman Sweep action to stretch him out and take him off to your L, face down, his body extended. "Kill the fly" with you R foot over his back, and wait for him to move so you can get your R hook in and consolidate back control.

Superman Sweep -  You have two hooks in. Sit up and get double underhooks, joining your hands behind his back. Rock back so you are flat, and pull you joined arms overhead so as to stretch his arms over his head, and at the same time push his thighs with your hooks to straighten his legs - pinch his torso with your knees throughout so he cannot just jump off your hooks. He is now extended with no base, and you can sweep him to either side fairly easily. If you want him to go to one particular side, extend that side more. (Note to self - consider pushing with one hook and pulling with the other for extra torque in all hook sweeps). 

3. Stocks control, hook sweep

You have hooks in guard on him. Sit up and reach over his R shoulder with your R arm and grab his belt. Use your R elbow to hold his head down on the mat under your R tricep, a bit like a bad guillotine attempt. You can hold his belt with both hands. Pull your hips up so if he tried to disengage hie lifts you as well. Make it so he has to put his hands on the mat to try and push up and get posture. When he does this, underhook his L arm with your R, and join your hands in a Gable grip, R palm facing away. Push his R leg with your L hook, lift with your R hook and sweep him to your L. Leave your R leg in half guard; push on the mat with your L hand and lift him up to sitting, cranking his head forward, perhaps standing up on your L foot. He will want to free his R hand from your L side and bring it between the two of you; once he does that you are free to spin around his R side to his back.

4. From Mount

Fake an Americana / upper figure 4 attempt by pushing down on his R forearm with both your arms locked straight. Let him roll to his R to defend and move to side mount, sliding your R knee up behind his head. Slide your L arm under his L arm, slide your R arm under his neck and join hands to get the seat belt control. move your R shin in next to his body. Lift him up  and back to give yourself enough room  to slide your shin underneath his torso and get the back. Put your hooks in.


Back Attacks

1. Cross Lapel Choke

You have the seat belt grip, L arm under his L arm and R arm over his R arm, and hooks in. Open his L collar with your L hand and slide your R thumb in as deep as possible. Grab his R collar with your L hand. Pull down HARD with your L hand to remove all slack in the collar this is the key to the choke. Don't pull you elbows out, but rather pull the L hand down hard and pull the R elbow back.

If you can't get a good enough grip with one or both hands, bring your  L hook around the back of his L knee, straighten your R leg and kick him off to your R so he ends up on his R side. Hip escape away from him so you can put your R knee into his back, ideally at the same level as your hands are on the front of his body. You can now use the knee to press into his back and finish the choke.  You can use either or both knees in his back, but using the right knee allows you to throw it over to mount if something fails.

2. Head/Arm Choke / Kata Gatame

You have the seat belt grip, L arm under his L arm and R arm over his R arm, and hooks in. Lie back so his hips are off the ground. Bring your  L hook around the back of his L knee, straighten your R leg and kick him off to your R. Change your grip from Gable to S/monkey grip. Turn towards him, but at the same time move away, until he is flat on his back, and you are face down with your arms encircling his head and L arm with his L shoulder next to your L ear. Get your L hip and forehead head on the mat posting slighly on your R foot. Press your L shoulder down from here to finish the choke. Works best no gi but will work with gi as well.

3. Clock Choke

You have the seat belt grip, L arm under his L arm and R arm over his R arm, and hooks in.  Open his L collar with your L hand and slide your R thumb in as deep as possible. If his L hand tries to grab your R forearm to defend, lie back so his hips are off the ground, grab his L wrist with your L hand. Bring your  L hook around the back of his L knee, straighten your R leg and kick him off to your R. Turn onto your stomach, place your chest on the back of his head and neck and put your forehead on the mat. Pull up to choke, and if necessary walk around to midnight. Best if he ends up flat on his stomach but it doesn't really matter.

4. Crucifix control, arm trap

You have the seat belt grip, L arm under his L arm and R arm over his R arm, and hooks in. Lie back so his hips are off the ground. Put your feet on his hips and push him down so that you can sit up. put your R leg over his R arm and trap it, taking it out of the game. Move around to his L to get a slight angle on him. You now have two arms to use against his one and can collar choke him with your R hand while gripping his L arm with your L hand. The position of his R arm means he is now also vulnerable to armbars, reverse triangles, etc. etc.

5. Turn the Corner armbar and grip break

You have the seat belt grip, L arm under his L arm and R arm over his R arm, and hooks in. Lie back so his hips are off the ground. Put your feet on his hips and push him down so that you can sit up. You can move around to his L, and slip your R arm over his head, exposing his L arm. Throw your R leg over his head and the arm bar is there. If he joins his hands to defend, slide your R forearm through under his L arm and grab your L thigh with your R hand. Reach for and underhook his L knee  with your L hand, fall on your L side and allow him to sit up He won't be able to sit up all the way because you have his leg. Explosively extend your hips, pushing his head back to the mat to break the grip and set up the armbar.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

John Will Seminar 1 August 2009 breaking out of the clinch, roundhouse kicks and takedowns

Breaking out of the clinch
 
Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of MMA-style training. Most of us are taught that once you clinch you stay there or work to the ground. you may be better at striking and he better at wrestling, in which case it would suit you best to be able to break out of the clinch so you can strike. If you are a grappler, breaking out of the clinch may give you a better opportunity to set up a better takedown option.
 
Breaking out of double overhooks
 
His head is to the R of yours. Your R hand circles down and between your body and his arms and body, coming around to the right side of his neck. Form the wedge by hooking your R hand onto the R side of his neck. Your elbow should be forward of your hand; if it is behind your hand, he may be able to pass your elbow and get your back. Use the wedge to push him away, creating space and extracting your L arm. Put your L arm on his shoulder and push him away with the L hand and the R wedge.
 
Breaking out of double underhooks
 
His head is to the R of your head. If there is space, put your L hand in and cup his R ear with your palm (the "ear muff"). If there is no space bring the thumb side of your hand up next to your R temple, quickly move your head to your L and slip your L hand between your heads, once again cupping his R ear with the palm. Use your L hand to push his head away, creating space to put the wedge in with your R hand as above. Use both hands to push him away.
 
Breaking out of  One over, one under
 
Free the overhooked arm as for double overhooks and get the wedge. You should now be in a good position to push him away.
 
Breaking out of Thai clinch
 
Your first line of defense is to pull your shoulders up and turtle your neck. He cannot get a decent Thai clinch if you do that. Make sure you keep your hips close to a Thai fighter to avoid getting kneed.
 
If his Thai clinch is not good, you may be able to pummel through, one arm at a time, and get your own Thai clinch.
 
If he gets a proper grip, pulls your head down to his chest and it "goes dark", reach over and around his head with your R hand to grab near his R ear. Grab under his R elbow with your L hand, Circle step back with your L foot, and "turn the steering wheel", pulling down with your R hand, pushing up with your L, Hopefully this will create enough room for you to pummel for your own Thai clinch, or to push him away.
 
Shoulder pressure - Two in one, wizzer
 
Two on One
 
The important grip is the one nearest his shoulder/armpit.
 
Practice against him grabbing your head in a single neck tie with his R hand. Grab the crook of his elbow from above with your R hand, pulling it down. Step back with your R leg and turn, drive your R shoulder over and on top  of his shoulder to pop his hand off and get Two on One. Experiment with the position and controlling and moving him with shoulder pressure.
 
Break away from Thai clinch to Two on One
 
He gets the clinch. His R foot is forward. Grab the R side of his head with your R hand, step and turn the corner with your L foot behind his R, pulling down on his head with your R and driving your L shoulder over and down onto his R upper arm. breaking his grip. You are now in a good position to grab a two on one on his R arm, push him away, knee him, kick, etc. etc.
 
Two on one to high single leg
 
Hopefully reasonably easy to understand. Do it properly your head is on the inside and the arm that was caught in the two on one is trapped between you while you get the single leg.
 
Lots of other options from 2 on 1.
 
Wizzer
 
He gets an underhook on your R with his L. You nullify an attempt to go to your back by clamping down with you R overhook. Circle step back with your R as you apply pressure on his L shoulder with your R.
 
If you get the underhook, slide the hand a little out along the upper arm past the deltoid, do the circle step and shoulder pressure similar to the overhook wizzer. Moving the hand out along his arm gives you greater leverage on his shoulder.
 
Revisiting breaking out of the clinch, incorporating shoulder pressure
 
With any of the break out options above, except the Thai clinch, where you get the 2 on 1,  you will end up with the wedge, and either the over or underhook. From here, you can circle step back and apply wizzer pressure with either the over or underhook to move him around and disrupt his balance.
 
With shoulder pressure, say with your L arm hooking his R, it is a short logical step to push his shoulder down, spin him, and then secure his head with a guillotine or front headlock with your R arm around his neck.
 
if you wish to avoid grappling, just sprawl or semisprawl on top of him pushing his head down with your chest until your hands touch the ground. John calls this the Touchdown. Once you get the touchdown you can disengage if you wish by putting your R hand on the back of his neck, the L hand on his R elbow, doing a push up and breaking away, with a good shot at the head if both his hands are still on the ground.
 
Other grappling options from the Touchdown are to armdrag his R arm with yours and go to side back control on his R side  with a seatbelt/harness grip (L arm over his L shoulder, R arm under his R armpit), rolling half nelson lapel choke, gator rolls, etc.

Linking Roundhouse Kicks and Takedowns
 
Getting away from the "three-coach model" where you train standup, clinch, and BJJ on different days with different coaches.
 
The setup stance needs to allow you to move in a straight line to secure the takedown. Having to go in an arc or turn a corner to get your penetration step will not work as well.
 
Setting up a Double leg with an outside thigh kick
 
You both have your L foot forward. Line your  L foot up between his feet. Kick his outside L thigh with your R shin; bring your  R foot back, put it down just behind your L foot so you have the range to shoot. Change level, shoot, penetration step with your L foot, grabbing behind his knees for a double leg.
 
Setting up a High Single leg with an outside thigh kick

You both have your L foot forward. This time,line your L foot up with his L foot. throw the R kick to his L leg, change level, step in on the kicking R leg, follow with the L, bumping him, head on the inside and picking up his L leg trapping it between both of yours. Proceed with the takedown.
 
Setting up a Double leg with an inside round kick
 
You both have your L foot forward. Line up your L foot between his feet. Generate tension in your legs by isometrically pulling your L foot back and pushing R foot forward (without actually moving the foot). Suddenly release the tension and fire your L kick at his inside leg (for practice, the kickee can turn his L foot out, offering the calf as a target and this avoiding shin on shin). Change level, step straight in between his feet with the L kicking foot, grab his knees and execute your double leg.
 
Setting up a high single leg with an inside round kick
 
You both have L foot forward. This time line your L foot up with his L foot. Fire the kick as above. This time, bring the L foot back just behind the R foot, change level and shoot with the R leg, bumping him and grabbing his R leg, trapping it between yours. Finish the high single from here.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

John Will Seminar 4th April 2009 - hooking sweeps, S Mount armbar

Hooking Sweeps

With hooks in, we seek three basic upper body controls - double underhooks, double overhooks, one under one over.

The techniques shown give options from every position.

Warmup drill

One guy on his knees, one with his hooks in.

Hooks in guy lies back, does a situp, gets double underhooks, rocking chair, lifting the other guy and making him post with his hands. Put him down, let go, lie back.

Situp, get double overhooks, rocking chair, put him down. Let go, lie back.

Situp, one over one under, rocking chair, put him down. Let go, lie back.

Situp one over one under on the other side, rocking chair, put him down, let go, lie back.

Repeat.
 
A proper rocking chair requires your torso and legs to move as one unit, keeping a constant angle at the hips. Dropping the torso to the mat then trying to lift with the legs will not work well. 

John calls the move where you rocking chair the guy, drive him back and sit up to get better controls the "reset".

All the sweeps below can be initiated from hooks in, your back flat on the ground, with whatever arm controls. he is pretty much sprawled on top of your hooks. Obviously there are better positions to sweep from, like sitting up, but we look at less preferable starting positions.

Double underhooks, hooks in

Gable grip. Pull your hands right up behind his neck, and clamp down hard, so his arms are forced away from his body and your legs. You may be able to rest here for a short time. He can't strike or post well enough to lift himself up from here from here - though he can post well enough to stop you sweeping him.

From here, reset just enough to create enough space to get your right hand over his right shoulder. Gable grip again and clamp down hard on his right shoulder. You could scoot your hips out to your left and get the cutting armbar on his right arm from here. To protect his right arm, he wraps it around your head. Drive your right elbow into the right side of his jaw turning his chin away to his left, and lift with your right hook, sweeping him to your left. NB - to get maximum range of movement with your right elbow, best to do the Gable grip with the right palm facing away.

To avoid the half guard, as he goes over, turn with him and drive your right knee to the mat next to his right armpit, and your head to the floor, keeping his right arm and shoulder under control. Use your head to drive his left ear into his shoulder, reducing his ability to turn toward you. He cannot pull guard or half guard on you now. From here:

i) Post on your right hand, and on your left with the fingers facing to your left to facilitate the move, keep your head on the floor, and walk your feet up toward your head. Cartwheel over his torso through headstand, avoiding his legs as you jump over. You end up on his left side underhooking his right arm.

ii) Go to mount. Slide your right knee over his stomach. you should be able to drive it under any attempt of his to block it with his knees. Pur you right knee on the floor. If you just move your shin to the floor from here, you will probably get caught in half guard. To avoid this, bring your left foot next to his body and stand in it. Now quickly slam your shin to the mat in an arc. It is very hard for him to catch this in half guard. Now sprawl on his right hip - this flattens his hips and makes his left knee come up so you can get your right hook under it. Now consolidate the mount.

Double overhooks, hooks in

Overhooks can be easy to get - the other guy generally wants an underhook if he can get it.

The best way to get and keep an overhook is not to clamp down on it like grim death - this gives him a static platform that he can pull his arm free of. Rather the overhook is alive, constantly actively following his attempts to extricate his arm by continually climbing his upper arm with your armpit. You can start with fairly shallow overhooks and get them tighter and tighter by continually climbing his arms. the grim death clamp feels like you are on solid ground and can brace against it to extricate your arm, the other way feels like you are in quicksand and cannot get a purchase to get out.

To sweep, turn slightly to your left and get your left shoulder and elbow on the ground. Push with your right hook and drive your knee in deeper so as to elevate his left leg. He should now be significantly off balance toward your left. To get enough drive to complete the sweep, move your left foot back under your body to the right, so it is bent up toward your butt. You can now drive off the left foot to elevate your hips and use your right hook to flip him onto his back. Drive your right knee into his right armpit as before, and consolidate your position via one of the same two ways.

You can't sweep him with your head off the mat, you need to have your shoulder and ear to the mat to be able to lift your hips effectively.

One over one under, hooks in

You are flat on your back, hooks in, right underhook and left overhook. Do a full reset, lifting him then pushing him back on to his knees. Drive your underhook deeper and shift your overhook so your armpit is clamped on his wrist.

A common error with this sweep is to clamp too high up on his arm with the overhook and leave the elbow sticking out - the guy may still be able to post, and your elbow may stop the sweep, making you fall flat on your back again.

You need to clamp the wrist and pull your elbow through behind your torso as you sweep, so it does not stop the "rocking chair" part of the sweep.

S Mount armbar and recovery drill

People don't go for armbar from the mount because they are afraid of losing position. Hopefully mat culture can go a long way to reducing that fear, but this armbar reduces the risks significantly.

From regular mount, slide your left knee up high under his right shoulder, starting to isolate his arm.  Circle your right foot forward and around so it is near his left ear, outside edge of the foot on the mat. This is the S mount. You are basically sitting on his torso - a heavy position for him. If he bucks his hips up, use that to gain a standing position astride him, ready to lay the smackdown.

From the S mount, grab his right arm with your L, ready for the armbar. Take your left foot away from his body so the shin is about 90 degrees to his torso, giving you room to sit on the floor to his right, fall to your right and underhook his right leg. You have both his arm and leg. He may be able to sit up, but he won't be able to go to his knees and come on top. From here, drive your right leg deeper under his left armpit, put your left leg over his face and complete the armbar.

If he manages to free his arm, come up on your right elbow, keep the leg control and use your right leg to push his back to the mat and hold him down. Swing your left leg over his body and roll your hips over him, so you end up on his left side, base switched toward his feet, his hips pinched between your right hip and right elbow. Inch your hips and elbow alternately up towards his head, dragging his arms up  with them, until you have his arms outstretched and controlled under your right hip and elbow. Grab your left foot with your L hand and take it over his body to mount - doing it this way will get your foot past any attempt he may make to block you moving to mount with his knees. John calls this the "invisible mount". From here, drive your left knee up under his right shoulder, go to S mount, get he armbar and repeat the drill as often as you like.

It at least as important to notice the small (and large) differences between concepts and techniques, as to notice the similarities.

After you have the basic concepts, it is noticing the small details that is important.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Glorified Kickboxing - The Truth (an eyewitness account)

People such as myself who practice a variety of martial arts, especially non-traditional arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, are often showered with insults by ignorant and misinformed Kung Fu purists, who refer to us as Glorified Kickboxers. Well, you lot, suck on this ...


After many months of searching for a true master of Glorified Kickboxing, chasing down rumours that came to nothing, I finally gained an invitation to the McDojo of
the Chief Exalted Grand Poobah of Glorified Kickboxing Harry Wonk, 108th degree master
and holder or the coveted Turquoise Loincloth in Modified Traditional Glorified Kickboxing (MTGK for short).
Harry, an imposing, well-conditioned man of about 32 years old, and his assistant, Wolfgang Smart, greeted me formally with the MTGK Combat Curtsey.
I identified myself.
"So you want to learn about Glorified Kickboxing," Harry said. "Good! Most so-called 'martial artists' treat our art with disdain. But that's only because their only exposure has been to rogues and charlatans, not true followers of the magnificent and wonderful art that is Glorified Kickboxing.
"Do you want to watch our training session, or join in?"
What a singular honour! "Join in, please! And thank you!" I cried eagerly.
We stood in a triangle, facing each other, about ten feet apart.
"We like to warm up with the same movements we use in fighting," Harry explained. "Much more activity-specific." He and Wolfgang began bouncing on the balls of their feet like Masai Warriors from a Discovery Channel documentary.
I joined in with great enthusiasm. How lucky was I?
We bounced on the mats, we bounced on mini-trampolines, we bounced on Swiss balls, we took turns bouncing on a makiwara that Harry had had mounted horizontally six inches off the floor as if it were a tiny springboard.
"Clueless martial artists say bouncing is cr@p", Harry told me as we stretched out our calves and rotated our ankle joints after the bouncing was done. "Fools."
"But doesn't it wear you out? Disrupt your structure."
Both Harry and Wolfgang laughed out loud."No, no. Bouncing does not disrupt your structure. Bouncing disrupts your OPPONENT's structure."
I must have looked doubtful or perplexed, because he said. "I'll show you. Wolfgang, assume a Kung Fu stance."
Wolfgang took up a pretty standard cat stance, weight on his back foot. Harry took up a posture in front of him and began bouncing rapidly up and down, back to front, side to side, diagonally, in circles, all over the place. After about ten seconds I saw that Wolfgang had become mesmerized by the movement. His eyes followed Harry's randomly precise bounces the Way Curly's eyes followed Moe's hand as it moved up and down and side to side before Curly's face shortly before Moe's fingers speared into Curly's eye sockets. Wolfgang seemed to grow dizzy, and abruptly fell on his butt.
"There you go," Harry said, pointing to Wolfgang, still sitting. "These Kung Fu tree huggers talk about 'no-touch knockdowns', Glorified Kickboxers actually do it all the time!"
We now went through a series of mobility exercise for shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers, with endless repetitions of a variety of drills concentrating on the first and second knuckles of both hands.
"This is why some people call us Glorified Kickboxers 'knuckle-heads', because we spend so much time conditioning the knuckle joints."
I wondered at the purpose of all this work on the joints. But that was to be convincingly demonstrated to me shortly thereafter.
"Kung Fu styles like Wing Chun pride themselves on being simple and direct," Harry continued. "Glorified Kickboxing, on the other hand, is complicated and as indirect as possible. We combat simplicity with complexity, directness with circumlocution. The Yin against the Yang."
Harry smiled, looking as wise as the Dalai Lama."So, for example, Wing Chun never kicks to the head," Harry continued. Wolfgang snickered, and Harry nodded smugly.
"In Glorified Kickboxing, the ONLY target for kicks is the head."
I was excited. This was starting to make sense.
Harry continued. "When a Wing Chun guy is asked, 'Why don't you kick to the head', their standard response is, 'Why don't you punch to the toe?'" He laughed from the belly like an advanced Qigong practitioner. "These fools have obviously never encountered the Glorified Kickboxing Toe Punch." With that he suddenly dropped to one knee and delivered a horrendous punch to the mat, less than a centimeter from my toe. The entire building shook - the DVD's in the adult store below the MTGK gym would no doubt be covered with plaster fallen from the ceiling. Four new knuckle impressions had become permanent fixtures in the surface of the mat.
"Th ... th ... that was pretty convincing," I stammered.
Harry nodded. "Some guys overuse it, though. We call them 'toe-hunters'."
"How do you guys shape up, say for a streetfight?"
"Like this." Harry and Wolfgang squared up, both bouncing as if on pogo sticks, their rear hand held near the shoulder, their front hand circling furiously alternately using the shoulder and then the elbow. It reminded me of La Canne's circling guard, and the wind up used by countless cartoon pugilists, and by Sugar Ray Leonard in one of his matches against Roberto Duran. Harry's foot suddenly shot out, then doubled back, then moved in a path so convoluted that even the Minotaur would have been lost in it forever were it a maze. And finally gently smacked Wolfgang in the ear.
"The Gordian kick, a staple of Glorified Kickboxing," Harry explained. "See, in Wing Chun, kicks always go in a straight line. Hah! In Glorified Kickboxing, we confuse the guy with indirection."
"Wow. What defenses do you have against BJJ guys and groundfighters?"Harry and Wolfgang exchanged knowing smiles. "That old chestnut. Have you ever heard of the Glorifed Kickboxing Reverse Takedown?"
I hadn't, but of course I was now busting to know what this was.
"BJJ guys and all those other losers think you have to fight them while one or both of you are lying or sitting down. With the Glorified Kickboxing Reverse takedown, you do the obvious thing when the guy is on the ground - bring him back to standing so you can fight him there properly!"
He motioned to Wolfgang. "I'll demonstrate."
Wolfgang got down in the crab posture used successfully by Antonio Inoki in his wrestler/boxer matchup with Muhammad Ali. He threw a few kicks at the legs of Harry, whose bouncing easily kept him out of harm's way as his left arm circled like a wind turbine with only a single blade. Suddenly Harry dropped prone to the floor and ... what happened next was impossible for our pitifully inadequate vocabulary to describe, but for an instant he more or less BECAME a human bulldozer, plucking Wolfgang off the ground and onto his feet, surprised and off guard, with Harry in front of him, bouncing and windmilling dangerously.
I don't think I said anything. Just stood there, mouth agape, completely enthralled.
"Just as a final demonstration, I'll perform the Glorified Kickboxing Logarithmic Fractal Spiralling Punch - GKLFSP for short."Harry and Wolfgang begans bouncing, facing each other, their arms, circling rapidly, appearing deadly as the propeller that killed the Nazi strongman in his fight with Indiana Jones in the first movie of the franchise.Harry's arm moved.
I've seen representations of the "electron cloud" around the nucleus of an atom described by quantum mechanics, but Harry's punching actually did it. There was this blur all around Wolfgang's head, then suddenly Harry's fist smacked into his solar plexus and he was knocked supine. Harry immediately picked him up to his feet with a reverse takedown, followed immediately with a vicious toe punch.
Wolfgang hopped in a circle, clutching the impacted foot, howling.
I left there with Harry's best wishes, a preview copy of Harry's soon to be released DVD - "Glorified Kickboxing - the pre-McDojo Years", and a feeling of absolute certainty that I had witnessed a demonstration of one of the greatest martial arts this side of the Andromeda galaxy.