Hello, I’m Sifu Joseph Simonet, martial arts expert and founder of KI Fighting Concepts. I have about 45 years of training in martial arts. What I am going to do for you today, with Mr. Kyle, is show you hubud–what’s right about hubud and what’s wrong about hubud. Let’s get started with a few reps here. Mr. Kyle chops me right here, this is what everybody does wrong in my view. When he chops me, (1) he doesn’t have a target in mind. It’s the temple, it’s the jaw, it’s the neck, he just throws something up there without a target in mind, and that is really important.
(2) With his arm in this position, I can just jack him, even if he is being as strong as he can. Have a target in mind, and don’t hold your elbow above parallel to the ground, otherwise you can be jacked and driven back.
That is part of the hubud perspective. Hubud/Lubud means to tie and to untie. When he does it wrong, I can just jack him, trap his foot and bring him down, whatever I want to do. This is really important.
In the next piece, Mr. Kyle is putting his hand right at my elbow, which is a trapping sequence. He can move around. So he traps me, boom, trap, hit. If he held his hand closer to my wrist, I could come around and do different things from there. If he were up high toward my bicep, I could slap him in the nuts or put a thumb in his eye. (3) His hand must be right below my elbow to prevent those two eventualities.
So far, we have learned a few things. If their chopping arm is too high, you can jack them, note the foot trap. Further, I can sense his fingers are not wrapped around my arm, like pak saus. (4) If he doesn’t have his fingers wrapped and they are extended, I can just rip them from his body. When he does it incorrectly, I can also just pull him down to the ground. These are key components.
You don’t always have to be within trapping range. If he does it wrong and he pushes me away a bit, I can snap kick him and hit him or lock him up, or whatever I want. He’s resilient here, he’s flexible. He puts his hands on my forearm, and he can close his eyes. I am going to hit him and he is going to stop me with his eyes closed. I can try to punch him with my right or left arm, I try to kick him, and he stopped it. When I can feel this, it doesn’t matter. This is a sensitivity drill. When he touches me, chop, clear, with his left hand, he can feel anything I am trying to do and stop it. That is really important as well.
I just demonstrated how to do hubud correctly in my view, and now I will show how to do hubud incorrectly in my view. (5) This is what most people do, there is no adherence. I have been doing hubud since 1983 and I would like you to really listen to my perspectives and my points, and I think hubud will be a lot more effective on your end. Thank you for watching!