By Ric Meyers

From Bruce Lee to James Bond, Jackie Chan to Jet Li, input the Dragon to Kung Fu Panda, kung fu motion pictures stay an exciting a part of movie-lovers' lives. Now the stated pioneer within the style provides his magnum opus at the topic, incorporating info and revelations by no means ahead of obvious in the US. From the traditional Peking Opera origins to its superhero-powered destiny, Ric Meyers finds the loony, the mythical, and every thing in among. This bright, action-packed ebook might pride, shock, fascinate, or even enlighten you with a private V.I.P. journey during the wondrous global of the main ridiculously exhilarating video clips ever made.

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When engaging a blade, complete the action at the point where your target is covered and do not pursue the opponent’s blade should it continue in the direction that you have sought. Rather, permit it to continue moving out of line and direct your attention to the attack instead. Against the opponent’s engagement or pressure it is easy for the novice fencer to overreact when changing the engagement by returning the pressure, instinctively trying to push away the threat. p65 32 24/02/03, 14:20 CHANGES OF ENGAGEMENT to such stimuli is physically less demanding and permits the fencer to remain calm and in control.

Fig. p65 58 24/02/03, 14:20 BLADE MANIPULATION: TRANSPORTS High septime against a low-angled attack (facing view). Fig. 21b Against a fencer of the opposite handedness: Fencer A: engage quarte. Fencer B: disengage extension and lunge. Fencer A: parry circular quarte and riposte immediately with an arc-like point movement (similar to a cut-over) to deliver an angulated flick either to the shoulder, back or flank (see the cover illustration). Alternatively, pause momentarily in the quarte parry, then, maintaining blade contact, step forward inside the opponent’s reach, release contact with their blade by inverting yours from quarte to prime (pivoting on a point some twenty centimetres above the opponent’s blade) and use the momentum of the inversion to deliver an angulated flick to the chest.

P65 36 24/02/03, 14:20 DEFENCE: PARRY AND RIPOSTE The riposte Fig. p65 37 24/02/03, 14:20 FOIL FENCING Exercises Fencer A: step forward with an engagement in quarte. Fencer B: change engagement and attack with a step or lunge. Fencer A: parry with circular quarte and riposte direct or in opposition. * Fencer A: engage in sixte. Fencer B: change engagement. Fencer A: lower point to octave. Fencer B: attack with step or lunge. Fencer A: parry with sixte or quarte, riposte and step back. At the completion of the riposte the fencer should relax the sword arm and step back into on guard.

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