Double Augmented Forearm Blocks
Mostly I think it's related to the key terms 'augmented' and 'block'. Once you think of it this way and try to search for a meaning or application for a very strong blocking technique, which is how this technique was taught to me, you start grasping for straws and are forced down a garden path to some very poor kata or hyung interpretation.
So if we stop looking at those main terms, try not to follow the trend of seeing everything like a handlock, and ask ourselves how to really hurt a person with this technique - this leads you to different options for holding your two hands out like that. Yeah sure I guess you could apply a nikkyo or 'Z' lock and put pressure on the elbow using your forearm (I've seen some high level hard stylists come up with this). But come on ... that's stretching it, don't you think?
What I came to the conclusion of early on is that the back hand plays a big role in this technique. Not really to augment the front hand as a block. Why would I really want to put my arms into an oncoming strike which might require me to crush my lead arm? Forget it.
What I want to do is to have both hands out so that my front hand can grab hair, wrench the opponent's neck sideways, and punch upwards with the back hand. I could cause some lethal and permanent damage if I hit a person in the chin whilst his head was wrenched sideways. Or if I aim lower, then I can strike without the lethality but still apply some sickening force whilst controlling his head.
|The move in the Bubishi|
Keep it safe, folks.
Taekwondo's Applied or Augmented Double Blocks
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