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One of these secret spots is right along the side of the neck (on either the left or right side).
In this area, there are several pressure points that when slapped in the right way (it's really not hard), overloads the brain's circuitry and causes an instant knockout to your opponent.
But in order to pull this off, you must bring power up from your lower body.
It's not about "bodyweight"... it's about what my friend Russell calls "waveform".
You see, this knockout move starts with your hip on the same side you're slapping from.
Again, it's not difficult - if you know it - and the move itself will be invisible to the person you're defending against so they'll never even know what hit them (until they wake up later and you're long gone).
Van Canna wrote:Bill,
I might have seen Evan's application during his many seminars I attended but I don't recall exactly as he produced a number of KOs using Uechi techniques.
Can you describe it in detail?
in a grappling situation one can calmly reach forward from your right to their right (or your left to their left), find the collar bone with the palm/fingers, and then start digging in and attempting to press one or more nerves within the plexus against the back of the collar bone. The natural reaction of the body is to tilt the head and jaw towards the owie.
Van Canna wrote:So in a grapple you go from your right to his right then strike with the wrist, essentially like a fishtail strike, to his right jaw?
Van Canna wrote:But in the Nakamatsu strike, you see the kakushiken elevating up high and then down into the left, behind the clavicle I assume, side of the opponent after a presupposed block.
This particular application would suggest a deep plunge of the fingers behind the collar bone.
Van Canna wrote:Gushi sensei, at his seminar, explained that the very last movement of the kata, should not be a block as we do it...but a strike with the left palm against the right shoulder of the opponent as the right fingers tear out the clavicle.
What do you make of it?
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