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Strike numbers and terminology

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:36 pm
by Tye Botting
Hi all - just thought I'd post some info on the strike numbering for modern arnis and some of the other terms we'll likely use in our discussions here. Since some of you aren't from modern arnis or just have different terms, this will hopefully help us all to be able to communicate better.

12 Angles of Attack (right-handed point of view)
1 left temple
2 right temple
3 left elbow/ribs
4 right elbow/ribs
5 stab solar plexus (poke) (recoil)
6 stab left eye
7 stab right eye (recoil)
8 right knee
9 left knee (recoil)
10 stab left upper chest
11 stab right upper chest (recoil)
12 circle to overhead chop to head (caveman style!)

Striking Styles
labtik - strike that follows through
witik - strike that recoils or bounces back
punyo - butt of the cane, used for striking, locking, etc
tusok - tip of the cane, used for stabbign, poking, striking, etc
banda y banda - striking or slashing from side to side in a flat plane "side and side"
rompida - just like banda y banda, but vertical (make sure you don't do it in a figure-8 type fashion) "ripping"/"tearing"
taas-baba - "up-down" if the cane is held in front, simply moving it up and down without turning it over; used to slash/strike down and poke/tear on the up stroke
pigura de otso - "figure of 8" an upwards-slashing figure-8 motion
pabilog/arko - a spinning strike or block
double zero X - strike/slash head horizontally, following through in a circular fashion to come around and slash diagonally across the same side of the body, then come up and do the same motions to the other side
crossada - a scissoring kind of action, can be striking or blocking
abaniko (single- and double-action, corto, medio, and largo) - fanning type strikes
harada - horizontal fanning from one side of the head to the other by flipping at the wrist, powered by the hips
duplete - continuous augmented striking #1 and #2 done powerfully labtik style and with a spin orienting the cane from one strike to the other

PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:32 pm
by Tye Botting
From ArteXerxes:

Terms I use a lot (Judo terms):

Uke - Literally=one who receives. It's the other guy in demonstrations, not the one doing the demonstration the guy who is being demonstrated on.
Tori - Literally=one who gives. It's the guy doing the demonstration.

If I use other terms I'll try and define them here.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:33 pm
by Tye Botting
Good deal, Arte. Yep, some people might not be familiar with those terms, which can be quite useful at times. Thanks.

Since I had Striking Angles and Striking Styles, I had better add Block, so here they are:

sweep/slice block - blocking an incoming strike such that you're following through and your free hand will go under your block
cutting block - blocking an incoming strike such that you're following through and your free hand will go over your block
inverted sweep block - like a low sweep block, keeping your weapon with the tip down; amounts to a #8 or #9 strike used as a block
roof / payong / slant block - a high block that ends up such that if you're using a cane, the tip is down and your gripping palm is facing away from you
shield / kasilagang / slant block - a high block that ends up such that if you're using a cane, the tip is down and your gripping palm is facing towards you; this puts the cane sort of on the outside of your shoulder
wing block - a mid-level block done with the weapon tip pointing down and your palm facing away from your body
palis-palis block - any 'accepting' block that doesn't actually stop the incoming attack, but rather 'helps' it on past and through so that it misses its intended target
tapi-tapi block - a block that stops the incoming strike and stays stuck to it with your stick pointing up and while you simultaneously put your live hand on the opponent's stick hand for immediate controlling followups
crossada block - a block executed with two weapons simultaneously (espada y daga or double-cane) such that your weapons form an X, one part for blocking and the other or a simultaneous scissor-type attack, often followed up with yet another contact-counter
drop-stick - while not really modern arnis terminology, we do use this block sometimes; it's when you block by chopping very hard downwards to drive their low attack into the ground.

open - any block that brings your blocking side away from your centerline, opening it
closed - any block that brings your blocking side across your centerline