This is a simple flow drill using taisho uchi, shuto uke and gedan berai for striking, trapping and locking whikle emphasizing the use of hikite
Thanks for sharing the drill. Flows nicely and it’s a good way get students to precise main ways that the “back hand” is used i.e. locating for strikes, clearing limbs, and the application of grappling methods. It works the angles nicely too and gets across that the embusen shows the angle we attack from … and it’s not the angle we get attacked from. Nice drill!
All the best,
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I like the way it incorporates a reaction from the opponent--thanks for sharing!
It's rare to show that the "good guy" can also grab the lapels and punch :)
Not just something to defend against.
Dod wrote: It's rare to show that the "good guy" can also grab the lapels and punch :)
True … and it’s a major problem! All to often people think that “good guy = defender” and “bad guy = attacker”. This is a huge flaw because it sees us comply with the criminal’s tactics of dominate and overwhelm. As Geoff Thompson said, “It’s always better to be the hammer than the anvil”. Sadly, martial arts masquerading as self-protection condition the student to be the anvil … and the criminals will thank us for so congenially playing along with their narrative.
If, instead, we condition the student to dominate until they can escape then that alone will make an exponential increase to the student’s effectiveness because their mindset is right.
We need to get to the point where such drills are not rare but the norm. When we see that, we will know that martial artists are finally getting it when it comes to true self-protection.
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