MODULE ONE

Trapping, as taught by Bruce Lee,, is unique, since it not only develops high levels of self defense skills, it also enhances physical elements for a healthy well balanced mind/body.  A few of these elements are, speed, coordination, power, endurance, rhythm, timing, balance, self confidence and self esteem.

This is not the teaching structure, only an overview of teaching information.  Presented in modules for organizational purposes.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF TRAPPING

 

Setting up for training         

            Starting reference points for training 

 

(psychological/physical)                        

                        Initial centering technique for training (vase)

            Equipment

                        Basic training gear (recommended)

            Responsibilities of a training partner

                        Rules for two person training

            Body Perimeters

                        Nine basic perimeters

            Core rules for maximum control

                        five weak, one strong (constant)

                        Centerline principle (two weapons)

                        Bridge (project and/or absorb)

                        Power base (strong side)

            Steps to Trapping (Demonstrated)

                        Chi Sao                

                        Palm Slap Sparring

                        Wrist Slap Sparring

                        Phon Sao (spontaneous/freestyle) Applied

 

Introduction to Chi Sao

            Luk Sao - Upper/Outer perimeter control positions with rotation

                        Exercise stances

                        Four Closed hand positions

                                    Taun Sao

                                    Bong Sao

                                    Low Fook Sao

                                    High Fook Sao

                        Closed position rotation

                                    The Defensive box

            Chi Sao - Applied Defense/Offense flow.

                        Basic spring energy

                        Mobile Chi Sao

                        15% torque

                        Basic introduction to recognizing and creating holes

           

                       

MODULE TWO

Basic Strikes

            Powerline       

            Concussion vs Blasting

            Chung Choie (vertical punch)

            Qua Choie (backfist)

            Jun Jeong (floating Palm)

            "Y" strike (throat target)

            Hooking Elbow

            Collapsing Elbow

 

Chi Sao Strikes (10)

Attacking weak positions and creating holes (soft, slow)

 

Meditation Power drills (Bruce Lee's favorites)

Candle

Wrinkled Paper

Floating Paper

Exercise Forms

 Ging Lie (Flow/stretching

 Sil lim Tao (Flow/Power/Stretching

 

Basic Speed Drills

General speed (telegrahic) motion, reaction, lag

Bruce Lee speed (non-telegraphic)

Pure Startle (electro-chemical

Applied Startle

Quick Draw

Opponents Reaction

           

 MODULE THREE

Primary Stances

Open Bi Jong  (prefight ready stance)

Closed Bi Jong (total commitment)

Straight Shadow Closing

Evasive Shadow Closing

 

Footwork options

Spring Step

Shuffle Step

Boxer Shuffle

Creeping Step (Bruce got this from a Samurai movie)

Sliding Step

Reverse step (When changing directions)

 

Basic Closing the Gap to Engage.

 Jamming Zone(momentary)

Threat Zone

Danger Zone (Edge of the danger)

Safe Zone (Less threatening, but can still close)

Open Zone ( cannot close without telegraphing).

Setting up for a close

Steal-a-Step ( In Safe zone)

Skip-a-Step (In Safe zone), optional kick.

 

Engagement to Trap.

Taun Sao/Pak Sao/Goang Sao/Fook Sao/Inner&Outer&Reverse Lop Sao/

Blocking & Draw & attacking Biu Jee/Bong Sao

 

LIN SIL DIE DAR (multiple attack) Concepts of Closing

Drill Level #1

Drill Level #2

 

Introduction to Basic Power Applications

10 sourcess

           

 

MODULE FOUR

 

Introduction to basic Spring Energy and Load

           

Spring Energy vs Pushing

Spring Energy Perimeters

Strong & Weak energy lines

Individual Spring Load

Superior/Inferior load

Blending energy

Natural energy flow

 

Palm Slap Sparring

            Trapping vs Checking

Palm Phon Sao (PPS) trapping position.

Perimeter box

immovable elbow

Shifting hand from PPS to Clam Shell.

Vertical Flow with hand variations

Horizontal flow

Clam Shell trap

           

Wrist Slap Sparring

Wrist Trapping position

Smaller Perimeter box

Immovable elbow variation

Hi/Lo Trapping flow angles

 

 

MODULE FIVE

 

Advance Spring Energy Applications

Hand/arm/body load

positive/Negative flow

 

Chi Sao with spring energ

Chi Sao Sparring

 

Additional: Closing the gap

Step over

Guy Bo (angular)

Run over

 

Additional Power Drills

  Wing Chun Do torquing

 

Defensive Kicking Theory

Sole

Snapping toe

Front Thrust

Stomping

 

Offensive Palm Slap Sparring

Stationary and mobile

 

Offensive Wrist Slap Sparring

 Stationary and mobile

 

MODULE SIX

 

PHON SAO, THE ART OF TRAPPING

 

"O's" and Strokes

            Drills for redirecting energy

 

Figure 8 flow drills

            Drills for advanced trapping flow

                       

Setting up for the trap drills

            Psychological half step

Physical half step

Blindline engagement

 

           

Creating optional responses

One Step Trapping

Variations of single block responses

 

 Two Step Trapping

 Response to multiple blocks

 

Reading motion for kicks or Punches

Reactions to the beginning of motion

 

 

MODULE SEVEN

 

Restrictive and Immobilization Traps

            Checking movement

Shutting down options

 

Entry/engagement drills

            Blow-a-way entry

            Multiple variations of closes with traps

Closes with LSDD applications

 

Absorbing an attack

            Drills for counter attacks

 

MODULE EIGHT

 

Weapon Defense

            Spinning on the central axis

            gun, knife, club