This is an oldie, having posted it in June of 2009. How time flies! Not to be nit picky about my performance in that video, but there are a couple of things about my overall performance that I’d like to do over. Oh well.

Note: for the purposes of this video, we performed the technique in a static position. Otherwise, I would have moved Terence out of camera range.

In any case, there are some concepts at play here, all of which involve moving your opponent. First, while the left sweepstroke is intended to target and hit your opponent’s face, he may avoid it by moving back. If so, you have at least moved your opponent back.

Secondly, after the sweepstroke, I performed the “passing” technique. This is a great way of moving your opponent backwards. Master of Tapi Tapi Chuck Gauss often tells the story of how easily Professor Presas would move him with this technique. Let’s think about this. Professor was 5’6″ and Master Chuck is built like a Mack truck.

After the pass, there are a number of options available to the driver. In this video, I maintain contact with the defender’s arm with my weapon hand and executed a left hand abaniko technique to the defender’s head before going into the snake position.

From the snake position, I parried a punch and did a simultaneous stick uppercut. This was not done as crisply as I would have liked. However, if done correctly, you can easily off balance your opponent.

Lastly, as I broke out from the snake position, I moved my opponent utilizing the tulak. The tulak was one of Professor’s favorite body management techniques. The concept of the tulak is simple. Control the elbow and you control the body, especially if you direct the elbow toward the opponent’s center while stepping in with the same side foot.

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