Lee's Martial Arts
             Specializing in personal development
Student Creed
Focus on

1. Breathing Technique 1

    • Feel your mind, body, and emotions relax as you breathe in through the nose,  deep into your lower abdomen, and let it out of the mouth.

2. What is the most important principle in self-defense?

    • preventive defense,
    • always respect,
    • awareness,
    • avoid

3. Respect Rules

    1. Watch what you think, feel, say, or do in order to set up positive consequences
    2. Watch what you don't think, feel, say or do that could allow negative consequences

4. Listening Technique 1

    • Be still
    • Eye contact
    • Repeat message

5. Positive manner

    • Belief in yourself
    • Feeling positive
    • Being supportive of yourself and others
    • Think, feel, or say only positive things to set up positive consequences

6. Four Rules of Concentration 

    • Focus your eyes
    • Focus your ears
    • Focus your mind
    • Focus your body

7. Self-discipline

    • Doing things without being told

8. What does being in good position mean?

    • Ready to strike
    • Ready to defend
    • And being in good range

9. How big is the ring?

    • Two steps back

10. What are two options if you take those two steps?

    • Move out or fight out

11. Critical Distance Line?

    • It is a point in distance where one person can strike another before they can respond

12. What is your longest strike to keep opponent away?

    • Side kick

13. What are two options if opponent gets past your side kick?

    • Step back to create room to kick again
    • Use your hands

14. Collapse Techniques

    • Relax the body and collapse it, moving away from the force of a strike
    • Relax and collapse the force of your strike to prevent hurting your partner

15. What are two ways to control distance?

    • Movement
    • Keeping them away with strikes

16. Breathing Technique 2

    • While sparring, shuffle out of striking range and feel your mind, body, and emotions relax as you breathe in through the nose and out of the mouth.

17. Listening Technique 2

    • Listen to what the other person is saying, be considerate of their wishes, and show them respect by honoring their feelings.

18. Communication Technique 1

    • If you feel your being offended, speak up in a positive manner to inform the other person what you're feeling.

19. Emotional Maturity

    • The ability to recognize your emotions, stay in control of your reactions to them, and only respond positively.

20. Scouting

    • Riding the range of distance from opponent blocking, jamming, moving, and always working back to the center of the ring and analyzing your opponent or situation.

21. Pressure Technique

    • Constant forward motions on the edge of the critical distance line, to get your opponent to pause, or hold back expecting your attack.

22. Gambling Techniques

    • Trying to hit with your first strike from too far away
    • Taking a chance hoping they will open up

23. Zig Zag Footwork

    • Zig zag the critical distance line to control the distance line and set up opponent, for a counter strike, or moving closer deceptively, to advance with an attack.

24. Communication Technique 2

    • When verbalizing information, ask the other person to repeat back to you their interpretation to make sure they understand you correctly

25. Mental Awareness Speed

    • The time it takes to realize something is happening. Something physical, mental, or emotional

26. Mental Processing Speed

    • The time it takes you to decide your response and send that message to the body

27. Physical Reacting Speed

    • The time it takes your body to respond to the message from your mind

28. Set-up Techniques

    • Creating an opening or target to set someone up
    • Your awareness that someone else has created an opening or target to set YOU up

29. Breathing Technique 3

    • Attacker has caught your wind, blow out. At first there may not be any air, but keep blowing out until it comes back

30. When is the easiest time to hit someone?

    • When they are not ready.

31. What sets up the Timing?

    • Footwork "controlling the distance with footwork"
    • Drawing

32. Entering the Critical Zone 1 - 5

    • Opponent's unawareness of being inside your range
    • Fake
    • Block and Counter
    • Drawing
    • Get them busy

33. Controlling the Critical Zone

Putting it all together
Riding the range,
Every time they try to get close to you,
Keep them away with strikes.
Don't even let them near.
Going after and striking the openings. If there are no openings,
Make them and strike by pressuring, faking, drawing, or
Getting them busy.

NOTE: The intensity of the attack determines the intensity of the response. The only way to control a severe critical zone is to end it.

34. Five Principles 

    • Always respect
    • Awareness
    • Avoid
    • Distance Control
    • Scouting and Analyzing