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How to Do the Press Spear from Self-Defense Long Fist Form

Learn how to do the press spear, as part of self-defense from long fist form, from Sifu Karl Romain in this Shaolin kung fu Howcast video.


Now we'll demonstrate the self-defense for press spear from long fist one form. Our attacker is going to grab and pull him in. Again, whenever somebody pulls you, you don't want to resist. You want to go with.

Mr. Robinson's going to counter-grab. He's going to squeeze. Notice how he hooks. He's going to press his arms into his chest. This way if Ty's trying to get away and pull, it doesn't matter. He's just going to go with him, and as he goes with him he's going to use his fingertips right to the bottom of the throat. Very effective counter-attack. Let's try it one more time, slowly. He grabs. He pulls. Mr. Robinson steps in.

The most important part here, if you just move that hand for one second, the most important part here is grabbing, squeezing, and capturing. Basically, what you want to do is take control back. Whenever somebody grabs you, they're trying to psychologically control you, and you want to take that control back. And now press and spear, full speed. That concludes our self-defense for press spear from long fist one form.

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