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Attack, Defend, Attack (Part 1) G5 -Training Syllabus

Attack defend attack, responding to the opponent’s response. Practically, this subject belongs to the warrior level, meaning constantly aware…

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Attack defend attack, responding to the opponent’s response. Practically, this subject belongs to the warrior level, meaning constantly aware of what the opponent is doing, responding to it, like this, following the enemy’s action.

The principle is, you as the attacker attack, the opponent is doing a counter-actin against you, meaning defending, or attacking and you’re responding with the relevant defenses, specific techniques, counterattacks, and overcoming the aggressor, the enemy.

These are practically fractions of the fight of combat. You are the attacker. You start with a regular kick to the groin. The opponent is doing a defense and counterattack. Here in the example, your enemy is doing a stabbing hand defense against the regular kick and counterattacking as soon as he can. Your job is to response, meaning comprehend as soon as possible, process and react.

In this example, a defense against his counter-attack, continuing with your counterattacks and disabling the attacker. As you move to kick, you should be very observant and be ready for every response from the opponent’s side. When you see that the opponent is moving, you direct your actions towards the opponent.

Here in the example because your hands are relatively open and the enemy is attacking you with a straight strike between your hands, you will do an inside defense and continue to counter-attack. It is important here to re-coil your kicking leg. This will enable you to direct all your resources, two hands, two legs, towards the opponent.

In a dry drill, you can see the initial attack, the kick, the response, the hand defense, and the counterattack while moving, landing towards the opponent.

In this example your initial position and movement together with the opponent’s response brought his attack in an angle for you to execute an outside defense against his attack. Kick and respond to the opponent’s response with an outside defense and counterattacks. Continue with multiple counterattacks and move away from the danger zone, continuing to the next mission.

You are kicking with the roundhouse kick, the opponent is responding with defenses and counterattacks. In this example, the attacker is delivering a high roundhouse kick towards the head or the upper body of his enemy. The opponent is defending with two forearms, moving diagonally forward, and counter attacking. You are the attacker. You need to deal with his response, especially his counterattacks, while recoiling your roundhouse kick, move your body and land forward while delivering a hammer punch towards the opponent’s head.

This hammer strike is really done in an angle to meet the opponent’s attacking forearm. If your attack will be horizontal, there may be a situation that the attacker is hitting you above or below your hammer strike. In this case, you should send a strike in an angle that will also serve as a defense. Send your forearm and your hammer fist toward the opponent’s head. Put pressure on the opponent’s forearm and continue striking with your back hand. You must not take the opponent’s hand down, as if you do it too early, his back hand will be able to reach you.

Overhead, you kick, and you continue with more counterattacks. In the dry drill, you can see the high roundhouse kick, the front hand continues with an attack, which is a bit more forward than sideways, foreword meaning toward the opponent’s head, and the back hand continues first with the straight punch.

The third attack that you are delivering here gives an example of a stop kick as an opponent’s response. You deliver here a side kick. As you move in, your enemy delivers a side kick towards your leg. But the weight can be other kicks directed toward your pelvis or your thigh area. You are still in the process of advancing towards the opponent, so you can use your close hand to deflect his kick and counterattack with your close leg, so advance, start your kick, defend the opponent’s kick.

Of course, after you’ve detected it. And continue with counterattacks, first with the leg, then with the front hand, close hand to the opponent, and then whatever is needed. Continue to do it. If the opponent will be late and your kick will be already on the way to striking your enemy and your head and upper body and shoulder will be distant and not able to defend the kick, the only thing that you can do is slow down a bit. Do not get hit by a strong stop kick and continue as needed.

You deliver a straight punch, the opponent is responding and counterattacking. So the opponent is doing an inside defense, and responding with a straight punch by himself, while delivering your attack, you should be aware of the opponent’s actions and reactions. As you record your initial strike you should be ready for any response or action by the opponent. If you have an early response, naturally, you will manage to defend your opponent’s punch and counterattack.

We advise first of all to contact with the knee because your hands are rather busy, then continue with other strikes and counterattacks as needed. So you’re punching with the right, you’re defending with the left, and then you continue with additional counterattacks with the legs and with the hand. This technique is also characteristic to the subject of attack/defend/attack. Respond to the opponent’s reaction.

A. Switch Kicks

  1. Two regular kicks in a switch
  2. Switching: a regular (front) kick and a roundhouse kick
  3. Side kick and a defensive back kick with a spin and switch

B. Additional Defenses Against Kicks

  1. Bursting forward with a high knee, shin at a diagonal, landing a knee strike on attacker's thigh.
  2. Against regular Kicks:
    1. Switching heels and attack with regular kick to the groin
    2. Side step with straight punch, follow with regular kick with rear leg

C. Advanced Defenses Against Pistol Threats

  1. Pistol aimed at back or side -- assailant at a distance
  2. Pistol aimed at back or side -- assailant very close
    1. Turn and grab elbow (if pistol at back)
    2. Turn and grab wrist (if pistol at side)

D. Attack, Defend, Attack (Part 1)
Person A -- attacks;
Person B -- defends, moves to dead side and counters.
Person A reacts with defenses and counters as needed;

Person A Executes → Front kick Roundhouse kick Side kick Right punch
Person B Executes → Outside defense to either side & counter Defense with forearm(s) & counter Stop kick Inside defense & counter
Person A Executes → Inside defense & counter Hand defense & counter Scooping defense & counter Defend & counter

Note: Person A should not use his first attack as a fake.

E. Attack, Defend, Attack (Part 2) - Opponent reaches Dead Side:

Person A -- attacks;
Person B -- defends; moves to dead side and counterattacks.
Person A reacts as follows:

  1. Continues with hammer fist or a kick backwards - the head kept low.
  2. Spins and attacks with a hammer strike or a back kick.

Note: Kick backwards can be regular or defensive, with or without a spin. Objective is to keep the distance from Person B, who is attempting to counterattack.

F. Attack, Defend, Attack (Part 3)

  1. Semi-free practice -- initial attack (strike / kick) is known, but B's reaction is unknown to A.
  2. Free practice -- initial attack is unknown to B. B should respond most efficiently.

Note: Person A - initiates an attack (at first a known one and later an unknown one). This training simulates one segment of a fight. Free practice should be permitted only after the student has practiced and obtained proficiency in all of the preceding exercises and principles.

G. Releasing Caught Kicking Leg

  1. Leap forward pulling caught leg, grab opponent, and counter with a strike and/or a knee kick.

H. Close Range Techniques / In-Fighting

Defender's objective -- deal with an in-fight situation:

  1. Retreat diagonally backward, executing counterattacks with punches and kicks
  2. Grab or trap attacker to limit his movement and counterattack
  3. Throw attacker with previously learned techniques
  4. Practice slow fighting while emphasizing in-fight situations

I. Dealing with a Continuous Attacker -- Whilst releasing from previously learnt releases on the ground

  1. Attacker launches more attacks during counteraction done by the defender.

J. Mental Training and Visualization

  1. Focus and concentrate on a point (min of 10 minutes, distance 2.5 - 3 mtrs.)
  2. From defeat to success -- visualizing a self-defense/fighting situation. In 5-6 steps, progress from defeat to a winning outcome.

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