kung fu moves · 10/04/2023

Martial arts leg holding technique – clenching the neck and hugging the legs

Hold your neck and hug your legs

Martial arts leg holding technique – clenching the neck and hugging the legs-illustration-
Posture:

The opponent stands on the right side, standing with both feet back and forth, the upper body is slightly leaned forward, the center of gravity is higher and falls on the front foot, and the arms are half-bent, naturally stretched forward. He is also on the right side, standing with his feet back and forth, his upper body leaning forward slightly, his center of gravity is high and falls on his feet, his arms are half-bent, and his left lower right is extended forward.

Wield:

The right hand grabs the left side of the opponent’s neck, while the left hand grabs or blocks the opponent’s right arm and shakes off the arm, quickly lowers his head, bends over, sneaks into the opponent’s right armpit, presses the shoulder chest against the side of the opponent’s chest, quickly picks up the opponent’s right leg with the left hand, and at the same time takes a step up with the left foot and lands between the opponent’s feet, and the right leg quickly follows and extends to the outside of the opponent’s left leg, bends back into the calf, and hugs the opponent’s left leg (Figure 1).
Martial arts leg holding technique – clenching the neck and hugging the legs-illustration-1
Forcing the opponent to sit on their upper body and fall back (Figure 2).

Martial arts leg holding technique – clenching the neck and hugging the legs-illustration-2

Defend:

1. Bend back with your head down and push away the neck holding arm.
2. Tighten your arms to prevent them from diving into your armpits.
3. Quickly withdraw your right foot.
4. Push the opponent’s right thigh with your left hand (Figure 3).
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Counterattack: Can be carried with an arm (Figure 4).

Essentials:
1. Dive in quickly, with great momentum, and close to the opponent’s upper body.
2. Hold your legs tightly, hug your legs tightly, and lean your upper body forward.
3. Hold the neck and control the opponent’s upper body.
4. Pay attention to the position of the previous step. (Cui Fuhai)