Brush Knee and Twist Step – from Embracing Palm to Standing Palm.


Brush Knee and Twist Step – from Embracing Palm to Standing Palm.
Transitioning from Gaze Right through Embracing Palm to Standing Palm in the posture Brush Knee and Twist Step has several intersections worthy of consideration. We make an alignment with our upper hand middle finger to our lower hand index finger ( as if we were sandwiching our hands together palm to palm). That would be our left-hand middle finger pointing towards our right hand index finger in this particular example. We must also be careful that our left wrist does not cross our centerline or the pasture will collapse. When turning from Gaze Right towards our opponents direction , the left hand drops and hangs in front of the groin/centerline and the right hand turns back with the fingertips triangulating towards our opponents center at our eye height. Our fingertips will align with our center line at this point. The wrist is slightly higher than the fingertips which drape away from the wrist as does the elbow. This creates a ward off type of shielding structure that you find yourself practicing in many of your standing postures. This helps to protect against swinging type of attacks. If my opponent strikes towards my head and I shield with the embracing palm, I then slide down the inside of his arm so that I may hold it at bay while attacking. This is a bridging method. The standing palm touches with the fingertips first and the palm heel second . This causes an internal reaction /collision in our opponent increasing the power of the strike. The striking hand goes to my centerline as this creates a triangulation in a stabilization of the posture. This allows for the most transfer of power with the least amount of waste and dispersion. The left hand parry will be discussed in another video in the future.

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