TWO TIGERS TAME A DRAGON
Two Tigers Tame a Dragon
- Bring the right front leg behind the left leg and stand at Horse-Riding Stance, as shown in the figure below. The body points towards east, but have the face look towards north in an Eight-Tenth Horse-Riding. The right leg is now the back leg.
- At the same time, place the arms in the positions as shown in the figure. The hands are held in the tiger-claw palms.
Footwork and body position of Pattern
This is a counter against straight middle kicks. Sometimes it is not necessary to move back the front leg. Shift the body backward using the "swallow" technique to avoid the full force of the kick, and simultaneously lift up his leg with your left arm.
This lifting is called a "float" technique. Hold your right hand in a precautionary measure against a possible further jabbing in of the opponent's leg. Hold the leg away from your body.
In the figure below, if A does not move or block, he will be hurt by B's kick.
A shifts his body backward, thus "swallowing" B's kick. Even if A does nothing with his hands, B's kick, at its full extent, will not be able to hit A.
A "floats" B's leg with his left hand, and holds his right hand at ready.
Notice that in all the three stages, A does not move his feet; he merely moves his body.
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