Speed Reflex I
The most valuable asset a student can acquire in Kun Tao or any fighting
art is the element of speed. To move faster than an enemy can perceive
or see is probably the single most desirable trait you can acquire and
keep. If any enemy knows he or she is going to be struck no matter
how they try to avoid it is reason enough to move away and stay away from
any deadly confrontation. Here are (only) four ways to cultivate
Watch for Speed Reflex II…Coming Soon - Fighting Foot Patterns and Hypnotic Mind Control
A. Your Chest
B. Your Knee
Your Voice in your head
Tonic Neck Reflex
You stand looking straight ahead. Your target is on your right,
face high. You loosen you head and neck by swinging them side to
side 180 degrees. After your head and neck have loosened up, you stare
straight ahead. When you are ready, have a friend hold a target glove arms
length away from you face high directly to your right. Quickly and
suddenly snap your head to the target and back (180 degrees). You
should be able to snap your head completely to your right or left and back
before your friend can move the target glove. After
you have completed this task successfully, coordinate your striking hand
so when your head snaps to the right, and before it snaps back to your
left, you have succeeded in hitting the target glove before it can be moved
out of your range.
Slap your left hand across to your right chest as far as you can reach
and slap yourself. At the same time (while blocking the area) you
impact yourself, you strike the same target as in the Tonic Neck Reflex
with your right hand. You coordinate your right hand to strike the
target glove as fast as your left hand slaps your chest. You develop the speed
of the left hand first.
Starting in the same position, you slap your right knee as its rising up
to throw a snap kick at a target glove three feet away from the front of
you. As fast as you slap your hand to your knee, you kick the target
The setup is the same as in speed drill number 1, except you must yell
a very fast sound, (i.e. say "DA") faster and before your opponent
can move the target that he's holding on your right side. One you
can hit the target with your voice, so to speak, you coordinate your hand
to strike as fast as that sound.
Your Voice in Your Head
You do the same as in three, except you scream in your head, not out
loud. First you should do the sudden shout or scream out loud so
that you can do the scream in your head effortlessly and effectively.
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