How can you break the opponent’s strength?

This answer can be extremely long as there are thousands of techniques. To give you a glimpse of how it works we have chosen to show you two famous examples.

Ude Osae
While executing this technique can be quite difficult if your partner don’t want to work with you. But if you change your direction – instead of taking the opponent straight downward (in the way he can resist), make a small circle movement, first against him and then pull him towards yourself, at the same time you move him forward. Then the opponent will not be able to fight your power.

Kote Mawashi
The idea with this technique is the same as in Ude Osae. Instead of just press his hand straight downwards, change the direction with small movements in the hand and the opponent will not be able to fight your power.

It is well established that one has more power in ones arm, the closer the arm is to ones own body. This means, that if you are going to take an opponent down with some form of wristtrip or armtrip, the opponent’s hand should be as far from his body as possible, and preferably close to your own body. Furthermore, your own arm should be close to your own body. When doing so, the opponent will have a hard time resisting your takedown, and you will become “stronger” and more effective. Don’t forget to execute the takedown in a small circle movement.

Joint techniques
Takedown techniques is often based on to break or twist, for example, an arm of the joint outer position where the bones are locked and pain occurs. In this way one can force his opponent to move in a certain direction.

Body movements
Movements can be made in eight different directions and we are working on two variations of body movement. The movement of ”dragging feet” and ”foot is following”.

Small circle

A takedown which is executed with small, circular movements is more powerful than one without the circular movements, and also more difficult to counterattack.

It is well established that one has more power in ones arm, the closer the arm is to ones own body. This means, that if you are going to take an opponent down with some form of wristtrip or armtrip, the opponent’s hand should be as far from his body as possible, and preferably close to your own body. Furthermore, your own arm should be close to your own body. When doing so, the opponent will have a hard time resisting your takedown, and you will become “stronger” and more effective. Don’t forget to execute the takedown in a small circle movement.

 

All techniques shall be circular, dynamic and accelerating!


Copycat theory

In this text we will explain the principle behind the Copycat theory, which is quite a small part of the concept of Yin and Yang.

 

One of the easiest ways to try out this theory/training method is to perform a break-free technique. For instance, let’s say that you are being attacked by a frontal wrist-hold. It can be very frustrating trying to get lose if the opponent is much stronger than you, even if you are doing your break-free technique correct.

 

Now, do the same break free technique but with a small difference. As the opponent grab your wrist, make a fist with your hand and tense up your arm, which is under attack.
Then quickly relax the arm at the same time you execute your defence.

 

For about a split second your opponent automatically will relax in his grip, which helps you a lot when you execute your break free technique. Your opponent can’t help relaxing – This is just the way we humans function.

Note: If you are doing the technique too slow, then the opponent will strengthen the grip again – be fast!
You can ad this concept in many situations – it is only your imagination that set the boundaries to what is possible.

Another example of how you can use the copy cat theory in practice, is when you and your opponent are fighting each other in “Randori with knee” (see pointers for practice) and both has becomes tense (yang mode). If you, for a split second, start to relax, then your opponent automatically will do the same, which gives you the opportunity to make your counter attack.

 

Most
of our attacks are yang-attacks!