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Spinal ring penetration...

May 9 2009 at 1:47 AM
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Mike Miller UKF  (Login MikeMillerUKF)
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Sorry about the terminology. We do have some terms that are unique to the UKF. Spinal ring penetration is really just a range. It the range at which a weapon can penetrate through the attackers spine. We use the term "ring" because it is the center of what we call the "four rings". The four rings are the 360 degree range of your four weapons. Elbow, knee, fist, foot. If you sit on the ground with your feet together and straight out infront of you. Make a dot on the ground where your spine would touch the ground if it continued through your tail bone. Now make a dot on the ground where your knees are and another where your feet are. Now hold you arms straight out in front of you and make a dot on the ground where your elbows are and another one where your hands are. When you stand up you should have five dots on the ground. To see your four rings all you have to do is anchor one end of a string to the dot where your spine was and then take it out to the nearest dotand draw a circle using a pen and the string as a "compass" do this for the other three dots and you will see your four rings the center of which is the spinal ring. When you are at your apponents spinal ring you are in the stage of Contact Maintenance(this might not be a term you are use to either). The interesting thing about alternating maces is that it is one of the few techniques where the attacker gets into our spinal ring instead of us attacking into their spinal ring. So it sort of starts at starts at spinal ring penetration and then ends out of spinal ring penetration. This is the exception to the rule. Anyway, that was just an interesting side note for myself more than anyting. Hopefully that explains spinal ring penetration clearly.


Mike Miller UKF

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