Push-Pull Twist – Part 1

Within nearly every block, parry, or strike, the principle of Push-Pull-Twist comes into play. This is true both for empty hand and weapon hand techniques. One hand pushes, the other pulls, and the “twist” works both hands simultaneously at the end of the technique, creating explosive power.

Today’s Bando minute focuses on a drill that teaches the push-pull-twist principle without trying to use any force or speed. Do this slowly, teaching your muscles to move smoothly and in a coordinated fashion.