A benefit of learning how to use the pole is that it can enhance your power within a short time frame of practicing it.
A simple exercise to develop power is the Cut and Thrust shown on page 23.
A more detailed explanation on how to perform the movements is shown by Pictures 2 to 4 from pages 31 – 32.
To understand how to issue power using the pole refer to :-
a) Power Generation 1 – this is how power is generated using the Cut movement
b) Power Generation 2 – explains how to generate power using the Thrust movement
To put the Cut and Thrust into practice do the partner practice for Drill 1 from pages 116 to 119. Just remember to take care to hit the pole rather than your partner’s leading hand when doing the Cut movement.
Application 1 from pages 70 to 72 shows how to use the Cut and Thrust.
The Cut and Thrust is one of the bread and butter techniques in using the pole so you should study it well.
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