“Play Guitar ” posture – some martial variations
The posture” Hand Strums the Pipa ” is often translated as Hand strums the guitar or simply ” Play Guitar” . This posture is a favorite of mine. The large frame form mechanic is to rotate around the central axis. The middle frame form uses the vertical circle. The idea is simply to open the door of the body , follow the joints until they are extended and then either lock them or break them. The act of punching and falling into emptiness will allow you to borrow your opponents strength to break his own arm. The middle frame version uses a waving down palm or a waving up palm to bridge the opponent. When the opponents punch is caught in the waving down palm it pins his feet to the ground and pulls his other arm to the opposite side. This is the Coiling in. The opponent will subconsciously resist against this force at which point you pluck him out in an arc and feed him Into the lock. This action is extremely effective during the opening part of an altercation. People will often shove each other before resorting to throwing fists . This is a perfect opportunity to injure the opponent especially if he is not acting alone and you want to remove his arsenal of natural weapons. If the leader of a gang gets his arm snapped on the first touch it is likely that his partners will T- Rex their arms and lose their heart.