A more linear striker than the Cobra, the Viper is a point-to-point fighter that tends to beat the opponent to the shot or strike directly off the block. As the proverbial counter striker, the Viper hits hard and fast, never wasting time with fancy techniques. It gets the job done quickly and moves on. By adopting the fluidity of the Viper allows the specialist to entwine with their opponents in defense and strike them from angles they wouldn’t expect in offense.
The Viper has single high-speed techniques designed to combat more than one opponent. The pain from the screams of one so hit has a terrifying effect on that assailant’s companions. His actions look like the Cobra, but it is short, fast, confusing, ever-changing, arising out of a seemingly peaceful placid position where the Cobra explodes into the enemy’s face or body.
His training is to work on medium range. His body weapon conditioning is to work on medium range strikes. The Viper is a counter-fighter and must be able to strike an opponent with substance-breaking power with a flurry of moves (3 to 5 moves in a second from the same hand, or 2 to 4 moves with both hands in a second). This is applied to multiple kicks as well. The Viper uses Viper hiss-breathing to momentarily numb pain when struck. His whole body is not toughened, but rather he learns to send his (Chi) mental force to an area for an instant to absorb and repel an attacker’s strike.
The Viper has single-strike, high-speed techniques designed to combat more than one opponent in a single encounter. The pain from the screams of one so hit has a terrifying effect on that assailant’s companions! His actions look similar to that of the Cobra but are shorter, fast, confusing and constantly changing, arising out of a seemingly peaceful placid position where the Cobra explodes into the enemy’s face or body.
It is conservative in its’ footwork (trident stepping pattern) preferring not to move too far from its’ prey, requiring great skill in body swaying, twisting, turning, to avoid blows and at the same time, generate coiling power for strikes.
Like its’ names sake, it strikes hard and deep with it’s characteristic pressured strikes to vulnerable areas of the human body. The combination of the penetrating weapons and specific targets are meant to mimic the effects of the Vipers deadly venom. Viper venom is primarily Hemotoxic, attacking the blood, vessels and organs of it’s prey hence the characteristic heart, joints, and liver strikes of this martial system. The Viper venom also contains neurotoxins that attack the nervous system and are the impetus for the Viper systems nerve strikes.