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Devin Willis’s approach/simple defense against a thai clinch

Devin Willis taught us  “..A simple defense against a thai clinch is pushing your opponent’s chin ito gain a clinch on him to set up a trip or transition to a throw”

 This works well and I have used it over and over!pushing your opponent’s chin ito gain

Steps are as follow:

1) thai clinch
2)headlock (this is very momentary and as soonas this is applied you back should be halfway through applying rule 3)
3)throw over your hips
4)slam him as hard as you can

April 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Shuai Chaio and Chin NA In MKF

According to Devin Willis , “..Master David Lee was taught Shuai Chaio(Shuai Jiao), not Akido It also had entailed Chin Na. also, we were taught to also had strike as we to enter. In Shuai Chaio the main goal is to throw the opponent hard, at a very akward angles, and possibly breaking something along the way of the throw.

I was taught by my Instructor that Shuai-chiao was used by the bodyguards to the chinese emporers.

Our “drills”consited of full contact sparing , with the understanding a takedown was considered any part
of the body, other than the feet, touching the ground. You only got points for a clean throw, you had to remain on your feet and couldn’t be dragged down as well.

Also, once the two competitors “locked up” or made physical contact to initiate/repel, resist, we were given 4 count, if noone had been thrown the competitors were
seperated thus you had to go for the quick clean throw.

Many of the throws are similar to Judo, but sacracfice techniques are not used in sport version of Shuai Chaio (since whoever hits the ground first loses points). It is also illegal in sport Shuai Jiao to throw opponents with techniques that lock the joints.However , used Chin na and worked with joint locks..”
But in It is also illegal in street Shuai Chaio to throw opponents with techniques that lock the joints to break as they are thrown is  the version taught in MKF.

Resource:

Modernkungfu.wetpaint.com

http://tinyurl.com/ywpdup

April 19, 2008 Posted by | david lee, devin willis, History of Modern kung fu, MKF Ranges, MKF Take downs and Throws, systems used | , , , , , | 6 Comments