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Prodigy-Child
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i keep hearing this term used but i dont know what exactly it is? can somebody fill me in here?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2001 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the context I know it, trapping is entwining your front leg around the front leg of your opponent to stop them kicking you. It also allows you to throw your opponent as when you push them backwards they will trip over your leg. Other people may have other definitions.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2001 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impeding the motion of your opponent.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2001 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trapping is locking your opponent using any lock joint etc
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2001 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>>trapping is locking your opponent using any lock joint etc<<<

No. That would be a lock. Traps do not have to be locks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2002 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trapping, is to shut a person down, while at the same time attacking.
"Pak Sao" is a trap, where you throw a punch , or a finger jab, and say it gets blocked by a normal karate block, when this happens your back hand slaps, or pushes very hard down on the persons elbow, driving his arm down, and driving his elbow into the persons ribs, at the same time you punch, and move in checking the persons leg so he can't kick you. Thus he is tied up, and "TRAPPED" and he got hit too. that is just one form of trapping. If you want to learn more look up stuff on Wing Chun, that's where Bruce Lee learned his Trapping from. We do this in Jeet Kune Do.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2002 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trapping in a JKD context is the momentary immobilisation of one or more of your opponenta limbs in order to facilitate your intended offensive or defensive action. This immobilisation can be done by pinning, redirecting, grabbing or destroying (hitting) the limb/s.

Trapping falls into the category of HIA "Hand Immobilisation Attack" in JKD's 5 Ways of Attack.

Some of the reasons why we trap...

- To enable you to hit him
- To get a handle to grapple him
- To prevent him from hitting you
- To prevent him from getting a handle to grapple you
- To disrupt his structure
- 'Cos it's so kewl to do



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trapping is considered incidental in Wing Chun and the act of trapping is a result of attempting to gain a favorable position with respect to the opponent's position.

To use traps skillfully one must develop sensitivity, which means a sensitivity to the physical energy of the opponent's arms, legs, or body in general. This can be learned and trained using various energy drills, such as Chi-Sao or Chi-Gerk. These exercises train the student to feel and control the opponent's energy, and thus limbs, gaining a positional advantage for your attack or counter attack..

Traps can be very effective, especially against those with little or no sensitivity skills. I think that trapping is still the lesser known and used range and will continue to gain importance in the world of full-contact sport fighting.

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[ This Message was edited by: Shaolin on 2002-03-04 23:37 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2002 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously there is no actual definition to trapping. Combine all of these posts together and you have trapping. It is a very broad catergory.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2002 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever played chess? Ever trapped a piece in one spot, in the corner?

Consider this to be 'trapping'. I hope the analogy helps, because i think it incooperates everything everyone has posted here.
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