Knee Strike

PART I

 The knee is capable of striking from many angles and various directions. It can be directed in a diagonally circular, diagonally linear, horizontally circular, horizontally linear, vertically downwards, or vertically upwards fashion. The areas above and below the knee cap as well as the insides of the knee are constantly used for striking the opponent. The inside of the knee can be used to swing in an upward circular motion clockwise or counter-clockwise towards the body's centerline....

The knee strike is aimed at the stomach of the opponent, using the knee as a spear, while the fighter defends his head with his gloves.

This raising knee strike aimed at the opponents stomach and used while the fighter leans backwards and a way from a counter strike.  In a clinch, the fighter attacks his opponent with a raising knee strike to his solar plexus, by pulling him on to the knee.
The fighter grabs his opponent with his left hand around the back of his opponents neck A Completing the technique, the fighter then pulls his opponent downwards towards a raising left knee strike to the head. B In a clinch, the fighter uses his raised left knee, which is placed against his opponents midriff, and his leg against the groin  to defend himself against a possible attack
The fighter grabs his opponent with both his hands around the back of  his opponents neckA Completing the technique, the fighter then pulls his opponent downwards towards a raising left knee strike to the head. B  The fighter attacks his opponent with a jumping left knee strike to his opponents stomach or chest.

Artwork by C. Heyliger 2000

     

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