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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Secrets of Ninja (48)

ERH LUNG TE (TWIN DRAGON FIST)
These techniques are used in the event the enemy is successful in cornering you and
launches a Fist attack. They result in the enemy’s permanent blindness, making possible your
escape.
Fig. 99 -Should the enemy throw a right lead, fall back slightly and counter with a right Mirror-
Block. This action crosses the enemy with his own arm, preventing him from using his left
hand to attack. Bear in mind that in Ninjitsu one does not truly block-one strikes. Therefore,
the mirror-block is actually an attack to the wrist. By striking the ulnar nerve at this point, one
numbs the arm.
Fig. 100 -Immediately overturn with the right hand, trapping tile enemy’s right wrist and
pulling him forward. Remember, he is forward already, heaving advanced to launch his attack
in the first place. This action pulls him even farther, breaking his balance. As you begin to tip
the enemy over, extend the left hand palm down, with the index and middle fingers out-

~Ashida Kim