- Front stance rising block
- Maintaining stance, low block
- Maintaining stance, double arc hand block
- Lift and bring in front foot to bending ready stance A
A common interpretation for the last two moves is a two-handed "push" followed by a sweep. To avoid retreading old ground here's a different application, shown in the combined gif below:
|Sources: One Minute Bunkai, Maul565|
- Assume an opponent grabs you. Use the rising block as an upward strike to their jaw (not in the gif) as you grab a hold of their wrist with your reaction hand.
- Use the low block to crank their arm
- Continue the crank into the double arc hand block. The top arc hand strikes the opponent's jaw
- You can use the bending ready stance as a knee strike to the back of the head, but the interpretation I like is stepping behind your opponent and dropping to one knee, throwing them to the ground.
There are a couple other uses for the rising block. In the form you move backwards into it: it could be that your opponent is doing a grab-and-punch to the head and you are defending (a rising block, properly used, makes a good round punch defense). Another option is that your opponent is doing a double grab, and the rising block is breaking one of the grabs. Something similar is shown in the images below.
|Left: rising block against a round punch. Right: rising block and low block against a double grab.|
Sources: KDCombat System, Richard Moon