|Author performing the elbow strike|
the round elbow strikes that follows from the single knife hand block, instead of the side kick, targeted elbow strike combination I have written about before. If you read this article and the other two I've mentioned, you will have unlocked about half of the form :-) I might do a indepth article in the future where I take Oh Jang apart move by move just as I did with Taegeuk Il Jang, but for the time being you get a piece meal (but hey it is free:-) )
Blogger is making it really hard for me to update and Place images where I want them these days. I am not sure if its the computer that got an update, if its chrome or if its blogger, but I do apologize if this post becomes "messy" as a result.
If everything goes as plan you should be able to view the solo performance of the sequence in question below; knife hand block and elbow strike.
Below you should hopefully see the same sequence once more, but in reverse view, followed by a reverse view of the elbow strike:
Note the "non striking hand" is not at the hip.
First Application; Parry-Pass into elbow strike
In the first Application I actually follow the Kukkiwon Textbook Application pretty closely. Only difference is that I make use of the chamber of the block as an initial parry, before I pass to the other hand and then step in delivering the strike. Note on the last picture that I use my stance offensively, I use my non striking hand, AND I use the striking hand all at once. This is "Hapki" or coordination of energy/power. This sequence is done on both sides in the solo performance of the form, and it is then followed by a 90 degree turn, long front stance and low block. You can use this as what I label: Low block take down. The turn, the stance and the complete movement of the low block takes the opponent down.
|Initial parry and cover. Works for all linear attacks.|
|Pass to the other hand while working toward the outside.|
Step in and elbow strike. Note the Three points of contact!
The strike, the Control hand and the unbalancing foot.
One Natural follow up from the same form:-)
"The low block take down"
Application two: Using the elbow strike as a wrist LockIn the NeXT application (for some reason the computer changes the low key characters in NeXT to the abomination you see on the screen. My apologies) I look at what the other non striking hand does. Why is it not back on the hip "where it belongs"? One explanation could be that it was meant to be a wrist lock as this fits very nicely into the ending position. The lock can (hopefully) be seen below. It is applied against a wrist grab, but that is just one starting point:-)
|Initial wrist grab|
|Just lift Your hand straight up, thumb on one side, the rest on the other.|
|Place Your other hand on his so he can not let go.|
Lock his wrist, lock his elbow and push down,
using your stance to get weight into the lock.
|If you need a follow up, you can always trust the low Block|
Application Three, stopping a two hand combo, using the elbow strike as a defense?
Here we use only the primary movement as a Block
against a telegraphed haymaker. It is shortened to work.
Move outside while you use the elbow strike to stop the
2nd punch and feed the arm toward Your other hand.
If you managed to grab the arm,
do the low Block takedown,
if not just do the primary movement a little higher
as a hammerfist strike
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