Cutting Technique is a self defense Techniques that have the energy like the Techniques name it is a slicing circular type of energy that has a cutting effect.
Everyone is afraid of a whip because with the whip it cut the skin and has an Cutting type of energy. When using the cutting technique you must have the body move the arm with little or no energy in the arm itself. The arm basicly becomes a whip to apply the cutting energy. I always remind students that the arm becomes a nunchucka the elbow is represented by the cord or chain the connects the two wooden or metal pieces together.
The upper part of arm is the handle and the forerm and hand become the the striking device
Very good example of cutting technique used in the Movie Billy Jack
The Billy Jack Series which stared Tom Laughlin he first came on the movie Screan as Billy Jack in the the Born losers in 1967 and made seveal other movies which he played Bill Jack
1971 Billy Jack
1974 The trail of Billy Jack
1977 Billy Jack goes to Washington
1986 The Return of Billy Jack
Tom train with Boog soo Han a Koren Hapkido Grand Master, GM Han was resposible to bring Hapkido the the hollywood movies durning the late 60's and 70's