Blocks "sticking hands" (te shou)

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Feature of traditional styles Wushu is that fact, that very much frequently locking actions are difficult for dividing with attacking and counter-attacking - it is an essence the same techniques. In style Tongbei, for example, protection and counter-attack drain in one whole. And nevertheless, today subject of separate consideration will be "soft" blocking motions by hands - " sticking hands " (te shou):
1. The technique single: " pull by a fishing tackle " - "hook" (gou-shou)
2. Double technique: " the snake raises a head "
3. Double technique: "Broom" - " Wadded hands ".

1. The block single: " To pull by a fishing tackle " - "hook" (gou-shou)

The palm in a position of "hook" is power and effective by means of blocking, and also attacking and counter-attacking of operations.
Position) of a palm: wrist of a blocking hand up to the end is bent downwards (" To pull a thread " by pins); test leadss of pins are piled together, and two versions are possible: a) are piled together test leadss of large, demonstrative and mean pins, and anonymous and little finger - are raised and palms freely concern; b) the paintbrush is formed in such a manner that test leadss of all pins are bridged together.
Concentration of forces: wrist is as much as possible weakened; in the moment "pulling" by a fishing tackle " notice to hold on an elbow blocking hand. All bottom of a hand, switching arm and palm, it is represented by a similarity of a hose, on which the water - energy Qi flows. The maximum concentration is reached at the moment of a contact of a back part wrist with a hand of the opponent and subsequent pulling of his hand and "attachments". The motion starts with legs and is magnified at the expense of turn hips. Current of traffic: from below - upwards and on, stopping paintbrush in to final phase at a level of eyebrowes (for blocking of impacts in a head); a paintbrush is turned inside under a angle of 45 degrees to a center line of a body. The arm is almost vertical, the elbow "pulls" downwards.

The remark.
This block, as a rule, is put hand, of the same name with by your forward leg from the battle rack.

The position of a hand is shown: "hook" (go-shou).

The search pattern of the block " to pull by a fishing tackle " is shown.

Practical application of the block " to pull by a fishing tackle ". On attack with the right hand you lock by the forward hand (go-shou).

2. The double block: " the snake raises a head "

The attacking hand of the opponent is locked at once with two blocks: by softly motion of your back palm, and then - "pulling" covers at first by motion of a forward hand (go shou) the hand of the opponent is rejected upwards and. Position of hands: a palm of a blocking back hand "flasque", i.e. completely is weakened; the pins are slightly bent. A forward palm in a position of "hook" (go show) - see section 1.

Concentration of forces: in spite of the fact that the blocking motion starts the back hand, motion of both hands is connected among themselves and one supplements another.

" The Flasque paintbrush " of a back hand easily covers an attacking hand the opponent (his wrist). Then at once "pulling" upwards yours forward hand, accenting an effort in a final phase of motion the block " to pull by a fishing tackle ". Direction of motions: the cover (rist)of a back palm goes outside - inside, practically on a place. The elbows are lowered downwards, as though are linked together. The forward hand goes similarly, how is indicated in section 1.

The remark.
There are many modifications of this double block (they will be considered at following lessons). Most important is the important rule: to weaken hands and "to link" (mentally) elbows in process of motions.

The initial phase of the double block " the snake is shown raises a head ". The lower blocking palm receives a position "hook" (go sho) and then "to pull" upwards.

3. The double block: "Broom" - " Wadded hands "

Block implements two weakened paintbrushes, and if in to the previous engineering the forward hand "pulling" upwards, here goes "sweeping" of an attacking hand of the opponent. Position of hands: palms of blocking hands "wadded", i.e. completely are weakened; the pins are slightly bent.

Concentration of forces: the blocking motion is started with a back hand, the motion of both hands is connected among themselves and also supplement each other. " The Flasque paintbrush " of a back hand easily covers an attacking hand of the opponent (his wrist). Then the forward hand "sweeps aside" in the party. Direction of motions: cover by wrist of a back palm goes outside - inside, practically on a place. The elbows are lowered downwards, as though are connected. The forward hand rejects an attacking hand of the opponent outside, and it: a) deploys with a palm outside; b) goes also outside-inside, to itself, "sucking" energy of the opponent.
The remark 1. The Requirements same, as in section 2. Follows to train, at first locking single impacts, and then production attacks.
The remark 2. Is important during blocking not simplly for removing attacking hand of the opponent in the party, but also "to adhere" to it, not losing contact to the hand for the subsequent effective counter-attack.
The remark 3. The rack should be carefully verified; a spin is rounded, the breast is taken away (han syun pa pei).
The remark 4. The Units are done with "sucking" of energy of the opponent on an inhalation (or on delay of breathing).

The characteristic position of hands in the block "Broom" is shown. The rack is short (chilin bu).

Home task for you!

1. Lock attack of the opponent, were in turn in left and right racks (chilin bu), at first on place, and then in moving forwards and back.
2. Training on nature, fulfil engineering " sticking hands " on branches of trees. Try "to reduce" and "to sweep aside" so, that any sheet has not falled.



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