LEAPING CRANE (FRONT – Right step through punch)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. With your left foot, leap between 9:00 and 10:00 and form a left one-legged stance as you defend with a left inward parry while simultaneously executing a right inward horizontal middle knuckle fist rake to the opponent’s right rib cage.
  2. Execute a right snapping knife edge kick to the outside of the opponent’s right knee.
  3. Drop into a right neutral bow stance toward 1:30 between your opponent’s legs as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to his left kidney.
  4. Contour up your opponent’s back and execute a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the right side of his jaw. Simultaneously execute a left inward horizontal heel palm strike to the left side of his jaw.
  5. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

EXTENSION

  1. Reach across to the left side of the opponent’ face and pivot clockwise to form a right forward bow stance as you execute a right five-finger ripping claw (pulling back and toward you). Simultaneously deliver a left thrusting handsword strike to the back of the opponent’s neck.
  2. Pivot counterclockwise and form a right neutral bow stance as you deliver a right inward downward diagonal handsword strike to the right side of the opponent’s neck.
  3. Execute a right two-finger hook to the opponent’s right eye as you deliver a right front scoop kick to his groin with a left thrusting heel palm strike to the back of his neck. Plant your right foot (gauging leg) and immediately deliver a left front snapping ball kick to his upper spine.
  4. From Point of Contact, execute a left front crossover stomp to the opponent’s right ankle.
  5. With your right foot, step toward 5:00 and execute a left rear stiff leg lifting kick to the opponent’s chin.
  6. Plant your left foot (gauging leg) toward 8:00 and cock your right leg. Immediately deliver a right side kick to the top of the opponent’s right hip bone.
  7. Execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 6:00.

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