"What happens if you knock his arm toward his center line and downward instead of away?"
Is this what you recommend/intended to demonstrate in your video? I ask because it seems that your uke's arm actually ended up in more-or-less the same place as Mike's. I'm not seeing exactly where it is that your method cancels that negative orbit you are concerned about. Perhaps you could explain it more precisely.
Personally, I feel the re-orbit scenario is kinda silly, and here's one of the reasons why: You can see this in Mike's videos... As he PULLS with the crane strike in opposition to the PUSH with the chop, contact with the attacker's arm is maintained right up until it trades off with the strike to the throat. At no point is the guy's arm free to do as it pleases until a pretty devastating blow has been dealt - with a second following a blink behind it. I just can't fathom how you get yourself clobbered in the midst of that by the same arm you've just done a limb destruction on?
Also, one difference between your video and my execution of the technique (Basically the same as Mike's in principle, different flavor.) is that I regain the centerline access that I momentarily closed off with the "snap" as I come down on that arm with the transition to forward bow and thus drive the chop into the adam's apple as opposed to the carotid. (From another past thread: I understand now why your hammerfist goes to the jaw/mastoid and mine goes to the eye/nose. Cool.) You'll notice in one of Mike's Snapping Twigs, he thumps the uke squarely in the chest and pauses for a beat. That's the stand-in for the throat shot, and it's a nasty one, too. What I should have in front of me at that point is a squared attacker who's doing the universal sign for "I'm choking!" A less lethal alternate would be a straight, vertical chop to the clavicle or shoulder joint, which also take the life out of that arm nicley and give me the access to the center to follow up with a hammerfist to the groin and/or scoop after the elbow.
Anyway, I think you have a solid technique. Not saying my offering is any better. Just explaining how and why it's slightly different.
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