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We all have a good foundation in the basic blows and combinations.
Think about adding the following drills to your basic syllabus.
These can be trained as "stand alone" combinations OR worked into existing "Defendu" combinations either "before" or "after".
1. HARD left lead to chin (mental foramen) HARD overhand right to chin (opposite side) then: HARD upward right knee to fork.
Repeat punching combo.Then: Side step with right leg (out and to the right 45 degree) LEFT knee to fork.
2. HARD left to chin. HARD right to solar-plexus.
Then the knee smashes as above.
3. HARD left to SOLAR-PLEXUS. HARD right to chin.
Then the knee smashes as above.
4. HARD left to solar-plexus. HARD right to SOLAR-PLEXUS.
Then the knee smashes as above.
Basically it's a series of drills to train the TWO most fundamental punches to head and body, followed by a knee smash to the nuts, practicing with either knee.
Give it a try.
NO BITCHING about "hurting" your hands! NO "Nancy" boys (or girls) allowed here!
Now try this:
For the sake of the drill "visualize" an attacker moving in with a straight left lead right to your snot-box.
What realistic possibilities exist:
1. Side step IN to your LEFT and 45 degrees.
2. Side step DIRECTLY to YOUR left.
3. Side step BACK to LEFT at 45 degrees.
4. STEP directly to the REAR.
Any of these FOUR "inside" shifts/footwork maneuvers will allow you to avoid/evade the straight left and COUNTER from the OPEN or INSIDE line (his right/your left).
EACH of these sidestep/back step maneuvers HAS both advantages and disadvantages. Depending on environment-obstacles and/or multiple assailants, etc. EACH can be useful if NOT the only choice possible. FIGURE THIS OUT!
Now add the FOUR basic combinations. You NOW have TWENTY-FOUR drills to use and abuse. TWO HARD PUNCHES - A KNEE or KICK to the NUTS and FOUR footwork maneuvers and YOU have enough material to LAST FOR MONTHS or daily training.
AND THIS is only for YOUR LEFT SIDE!
SOOOOOOOOOO.........How do we train this and REALLY LEARN from it:
Face your main striking tool (Bob, Spar Pro, Heavy bag).VISUALIZE the STRAIGHT LEFT LEAD and THE BODY POSITION of your IMAGINARY attacker. The bag now becomes THAT assailant - Left hand snaking out to crush your - LEFT foot forward, BODY turned to a 45 degree.
OK? Get IT?
NOW practice sidestepping as above and then IMMEDIATELY countering. EACH FOOTWORK pattern will allow you (or FORCE you) to make adjustments in order to close in and HIT with POWER, speed, accuracy and BALANCE. WORK THIS!!!!!!!! Your common sense and BODY will TEACH YOU THE BEST WAY to do THIS!
NEXT...........................Place an OBSTACLE like a chair at various points to YOUR left or the bags right. This represents either a REAL obstacle OR a SECOND adversary.
NOW, figure OUT which BODY maneuver will GET YOU OUT of DODGE and still ALLOW for a HARD and FAST while GIVING the "second" opponent the LEAST chance of successfully attacking OR how you would have to move to AVOID a REAL WORLD obstacle.
And this is JUST the beginning! Imagine how GOOD you will become if you TRAIN EACH INDIVIDUAL technique like this!
Make a COMPLETE study of a KNEE smash, edge of hand, chin-jab, tiger-claw, side boot kick, groin kick, elbows, punches, and on and on!Master each INDIVDUAL attack covering ALL OPTIONS both left and right sides and LEFT and RIGHT body shifting!
THEN start with combinations!
Just think of the SKILL, SPEED, POWER and MASTERY you will acquire over EACH attack method, and THEN consider how well you'll move with your combinations!
This is what we worked on yesterday at Ralph's.
Like I always say...............YOU are YOUR BEST TEACHER!
Get something REALLY GOOD to HIT. Attach a rope or belt or anything that you can SEIZE HARD and YANK with your left hand.Now take your right fist and PUNCH AS HARD, AS FAST, AS POWERFULLY as YOU CAN REPEATEDLY. FASTER and HARDER.WITH AS MUCH INTENSE EMOTION, ANGER, RAGE, HATE, FURY, VENOM, FEROCITY and KILLING INSTINCT as you CAN!
Copyright 2003 www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com ©
Carl Cestari began his study of the martial arts with judo at the age of 7 under the direction of Yoshisada Yonezuka. During the past forty plus years Carl has dedicated his life to studying the martial arts, hand to hand combat systems, history and religion. He is continually improving himself through his studies. What makes Carl unique is his combination of martial arts, law enforcement, military and real world experience. Carl has been exposed to a multitude of people with a wide variety experience. Below is a list of some of Carl's ranks and honors.
Shinan (Founder)Tekkenryu jujutsu
Ryokudan (6th degree)
Koshinkai Karate under John Burrelle
Godan (5th degree)Jujutsu under Clarke of the World Jujutsu Fedaration (now defunct)
Sandan (3rd degree)Nippon Kempo under Narabu Sada
Nidan (2nd degree)Judo under Masafumi Suzuki
Shodan (1st degree)Judo under Yoshisada Yonezuka
Shodan (1st degree)Shukokai Karate under Kimura, Kadachi and Yonezuka
Shodan (1st degree)Daitoryu Aikijujutsu
Instructors Certificate-Charles Nelson System of Self Defense under Charlie Nelson
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