OK, so I wrote a post about Kenpo’s 2×4 so it only makes sense I follow it up with a post about Kenpo’s buzz saw … funny considering I’m not much of a handy man.
As we all know, a buzz saw cuts with precision and goes through just about anything that gets in its way. This concept can be seen in the AKKI’s Universal Patch designed by Paul Mills.
Some techniques in the system use the buzz saw approach more than others, however, you will learn to fill the gaps on your own the longer you practice and put this idea to work.
Why use the buzz saw approach? Simply put, we want to ensure our opponent can’t sneak in a strike (intentionally or unintentionally) between our strikes. In other words, it’s about filling the gap so your opponent doesn’t fill it for you.
How do you put it to work? By inserting moves that pin, push, strike, trap, check and so on in any given sequence – according to what’s needed. As an added bonus, you can also compound your moves to help faciliate this concept.
And, it’s hard to run out of ideas on what to insert given that AKKI Kenpo has such integrated sets, techniques, forms, freestyle and drills.
Explore you options and share you ideas. I’m sure a lot of people could benefit from the exchange. You can start applying this anywhere in the system, wherever it makes the most sense to you.
If you’re not using the buzz saw, you’re leaving yourself exposed to possible counters and unnecessary exposure.
And that ain’t using logic, folks.
So … how do you use the buzz saw approach?