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Terminology

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Some terms used when describing techniques and their usage.

Terms

  • Centerline. An imaginary line from your nose down through the center of the torso, down the sternum, through the solar plexus, through the naval to the center of the groin area. Along this line and to just to either side of the line are most of the vital areas of the body. A similar line may be made down the spine on the back.
  • Front. Your front center line is fully facing your opponent.
  • Forward. Movement is toward the opponent.
  • Back. Your back centerline is fully facing your opponent.
  • Backward. Movement is away from the opponent.
  • Side. Your front center line is facing 90 degrees to the opponent. May also be movement outward from the side of your body.
  • Inward. An attack or block that begins inside the edge of the body and moves toward the solar plexus.
  • Inside. An attack or block that begins outside the edge of the body and moves toward the solar plexus.
  • Inner. The little finger side of the forarm.
  • Outward. An attack or block that moves from the solar plexus toward the outside edge of the body.
  • Outside. An attack or block that moves from the solar plexus past the outside edge of the body.
  • Outter. The thumb side of the forarm.
  • Upward. An attack or block that moves from the solar plexus up to about six inches past the top of the head.
  • Downward. An attack or block that moves from the solar plexus down to about six inches past the bottom of the groin.
  • Pressing. Pressing an attack downward.
  • Pushing. Pushing an attack or attacker away from you.
  • Pulling. Pulling an attack or attacker toward you.
  • Linear. Move in a straight line.
  • Circular. Move in a curved path.
  • High. Toward the head of an imaginary opponent of your height.
  • Middle. Toward the solar plexus of an imaginary opponent of your height.
  • Low. Toward the lower abdomen of an imaginary opponent of your height.
  • High section. The area above your or your opponent’s shoulders.
  • Middle section. The area between your or your opponent’s shoulders and hips (torso).
  • Low section. The area below your or your opponent’s hips.

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