After reading it, it backs up my point. Contact penetration is "the distance in which a weapon can effectively penetrate the depths of a target, thus magnifying the damage or injury that can occur to you or your opponent."
Contact manipulation "entails controlling an opponent, or vice versa. Injury can be administered through contouring, locks and chokes, twists, dislocations and holds, and takedowns."
This is exactly the way I was taught, have always taught it and is what I have been saying all along. Contact penetration is striking through the target and contact manipulation is controlling the opponent through a grappling phase of locking and such.
I understand that contact penetration controls the enemy, but the manipulation is when we latch on and work with grappling aspects.
Great discussion and I thank you for your posts.
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