This principle of contact, control and strike (until the opponent is red) is central to all mantis
action and is based on the three powers of the arm; from the shoulder to the elbow, elbow to the
wrist, wrist to the fingertips.
One Controls Two
A skillful mantis will defend and attack using one arm to trap and control the opponents two arms, leaving one
hand to attack freely at will.
1 Arm 3 Hands
Defend and attack with one arm is done by using the
forearm for defensive movement while simultaneously attacking with the hand or fingers. This can
only be accomplished if one has understood the centerline theory.