Marking fingers is a very common offensive technique in Southern Quan and an important attack method in Wing Chun.
There is a fist proverb: “An inch long, an inch strong”. Indeed, the target of the index is half a palm distance longer than the attack distance of the fist when attacking, and the target of the index is mainly the enemy’s eyes and throat, the two weakest organs of the human body, so in the actual combat without restrictions, it often becomes a magic weapon to defeat the strong.
Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do absorbed this important attack technique of the Wing Chun finger, the basic technique and principle of which originated from Wing Chun, and later incorporated the footwork and mental technique of fencing, making it more concealed and breakthrough, and also making the marking finger the longest attack distance and fastest of all Jeet Kune Do’s offensive techniques.
Compiled 4 most common marks to combine offensive or defensive counterattack moves and share them with you. These moves are simple and practical, and with a little practice, they can be your best move for self-defense, and the joints can always work wonders.
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First, spread your hands and poke your eyes
Both sides stand in a right-hand fighting style and confront each other (Figure 1). The enemy slides forward and slams us in the face with a straight right fist; We immediately defended with our left hand and at the same time crushed the enemy by piercing the enemy’s eyes with our right finger (Figure 2). This move is an important embodiment of the combination of attack and defense in Jeet Kune Do techniques.
Second, kick the knee and seal the hand and poke the eye
Both sides stand in a right-hand fighting style and confront each other (Figure 1). We take the initiative to attack, step forward with our left foot, and then kick the knee joint or shin of the enemy’s right leg as the front leg with a low right kick, which can be false or real, as long as the purpose is to force the enemy to defend the lower set and shift attention to the lower set (Figure 3). Taking advantage of the enemy’s defense, our right foot quickly fell forward and stepped forward, while sealing the enemy’s forehand arm with our left hand, and quickly and violently piercing the enemy’s eyes with our right index finger to defeat the enemy (Figure 4). This move is a typical “finger up and down” attack technique, if our low right kick kicks the enemy’s knee or shin, the enemy will bend forward because of the pain of the kick; Due to the low leg method, the enemy defends with his hands and will also bend forward, both of which will provide opportunities for us to poke our eyes. Therefore, the hit rate of this move is quite high.
Third, poke the eyes and kick the knee
The previous move of “kicking the knee and sealing the hand and poking the eye” is a typical “finger up and down”, then this move is a typical “finger up and down”. Both sides stand in a right-hand fighting style and confront each other (Figure 1). We slide forward and attack the enemy’s eyes with our right finger, which is both virtual and real, and the main purpose is to force the enemy to dodge or block the defense, drawing the enemy’s attention to the upper plate (Figure 5). Immediately following the upward movement, we step forward with our left foot and quickly kick the knee joint or shin of the enemy’s foreleg with a low right kick to defeat the enemy (Figure 6).
4. Turn the wrist finger
This trick is very good for close and low head hugging. In a confrontation between the two sides of the enemy, the enemy slides forward and closes, while leaning forward and wrapping his arms around our front legs, intending to throw us down with one leg (Figure 7). At this time, our hind legs are slightly retreated, the center of gravity is sinking, and the body is stabilized with a relatively large lunge, while pushing and pressing the enemy’s right shoulder with the left hand to prevent him from getting up and falling, and the right hand quickly turns the wrist (that is, the palm is up), and pokes the enemy’s eyes with the index finger to destroy the enemy’s combat effectiveness (Figure 8).
The above standard moves are all prohibited moves in modern fighting rings, and in actual self-defense, it is less than a last resort, and it needs to be used carefully!