LONE KIMONO (FRONT – Left Hand Lapel Grab)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. With your left foot, step back and form a right neutral bow stance facing 12:00. Simultaneously, pin his left hand with your left hand and deliver a right upward block against his left elbow as you settle into your stance.
  2. Circle your right arm counterclockwise and deliver a right inward downward diagonal forearm strike against his left elbow. Use this action, to clear his arm on a downward 45-degree diagonal. Your left hand should be checking
    high.
  3. After cocking your right hand slightly toward your left hip (palm up) deliver a right outward upward diagonal handsword strike to his throat. Your left hand checks at solar plexus level.
  4. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.

EXTENSION

  1. Immediately slide your left foot toward 4:30 and deliver a right outward horizontal back knuckle strike to the opponent’s solar plexus. Your left hand continues to check your opponent’s left arm.
  2. Pivot clockwise and form a right forward bow stance as you deliver a right extended outward block to the inside of the opponent’s left arm. Simultaneously execute a left thrusting handsword strike to the opponent’s throat.
  3. Slide your left foot toward your right foot (gauging leg) and pivot counterclockwise as you deliver a right thrusting knife-edge kick to the inside of the opponent’s right knee simultaneous with a right inward handsword strike to the left side of the opponent’s neck. Your left hand positionally checks near your solar plexus.
  4. From point of contact with your right kick, execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.
  5. With your left foot, step toward 6:00 (left reverse step through) and execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

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