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Question on Triggered Salute

September 6 2010 at 4:03 AM
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Marcel de Jong  (Login nlkenpo)
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I have a question on the execution of Triggered Salute. In this technique we ride the force of a right push from 12 oclock against our left shoulder by stepping forward into a right neutral bow.

Ive been trying to simulate the situation that I dont know that the attacker is going to push me against the shoulder, and find that it cannot be done (or at least I cannot do it) the way it was written.

If I dont see the hand coming, Ill be reacting to the push when contact is made, my mass is already behind my feet, so I cant step forward anymore.

I can do it however if I see the hand coming and anticipate. BUT: Even if I see the hand coming, Im not able to determine if this hand is going to push me in the shoulder, or punch me in the face until very (too) late. So if I see the hand coming it makes no sense to do TS, but rather choose to do Delayed Sword or at least a block or a parry instead of a pin.

At this moment I train this technique stepping back instead of forward. The only time I can do it stepping forward is if I was already moving forward to begin with, but not from a static position.

Im looking forward to your views on this.


Marcel de Jong, 4th Black from the Netherlands
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