Suicide Wrap

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This post is aimed at figuring out the best possible way to do an advanced neck wrap. I have heard this technique called Lion Shakes its Mane in the Martial Arts community (My version is called Golden Lion Shakes its Mane) and the Fire Spinning/Fire Dart world refers to this same technique as a Suicide Wrap, which is appropriately named based on the rope completely wrapping the neck multiple times. Being that they are the same technique (but different set ups), both names will be used interchangeably in this post. This rope dart technique is excellent and appropriate for the … Continued

Rope Dart Technique Classifications

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This post is aimed at classifying various rope dart sub techniques. Sub techniques are all of the things that get a practitioner to the actual technique as well as bridge. For an easy example, the downward rotation that twines the elbow, which results in dart projection is a basic elbow shot. The sub technique of the elbow shot is the downward rotation. Likewise, and as a harder example, a downward rotation to a saddle wrap to a foot shoot is none other than the technique called “Prodigal Plays With Ball.” In mathematical terms, which are clearly terms I shouldn’t be … Continued

Rope Dart Elbow Shoot: Single or Double Wrap?

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A question came in with regard to the elbow shot. Here is the question exactly as I received it: Have you ever considered the double wrap rear elbow shot? I have, and it all came about after some target practice. There has always been something about the rear elbow shot I didn’t like and now I know what it is. With the single wrap, the dart head wobbles or tilts after shooting, but with the second wrap, the head is straight on, and is easier to target with, well at least for me. It also seems to pack a meaner … Continued