G5 Training Program

Attack, Defend, Attack (Part 2) Opponent Reaches Dead Side G5

The defend attack, where the opponent is moving towards your dead side. When the enemy’s executing his defense techniques and counter …

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The defend attack, where the opponent is moving towards your dead side. When the enemy’s executing his defense techniques and counter attacks, he’s moving towards your dead side. There is difficulty in defending such a situation. The solution that we give here is keeping a safe distance, while continuing with kicks, in order to eliminate the problem. As you see that the attacker is successful with his defense and body moves, which puts him at an angle and distance to endanger your head, for example, you lower yourself from moving away. So after the first kick, you land, and with the base leg, move away to the correct distance and kick with the same leg as was kicking before. Naturally, the kick should be something between the side kick and the defensive kick backwards.

The opponent is practically behind you or diagonally behind you. Finishing mode, more counter attacks, move away from the danger zone as usual. It is clear that the relative angle between and the opponent has changed relatively drastically, maybe because of the enemy’s body movements, or because the hand defense span you bit. In the dry drill we see the first attack, the side kick, landing with a bit of a turn simulating that the opponent has created the spin in your body. Move the base leg and kick the opponent. So the second kick is here done with the same leg that delivered the first kick.

Attack defend attack. Here the opponent reaches the medium range. So the appropriate solution will be lower your head in the shoulder area and strike with a hammer strike backwards, lowering the head and the area of the shoulder blades prevents the opponent from reaching the vulnerable areas in your neck or head. After the second attack, meaning the hammer strike, continue as needed with moving away, or with additional attacks.

Attack defend attack drill where the opponent managed to enter and to advance to your back. In addition, the defense of the opponent could have span you more. So while landing, you find yourself in a spinning action. The best solution, because you are moving in one direction and the opponent is moving in the other direction, will be to counter attack with a spin. To continue attacking with spinning attacks. Here the example is land at the appropriate distance and kick backwards with a defensive kick or partly a side kick backwards. As you do this, you should lower the head and the upper body.

This will take your enemy’s target, meaning your head, spine, neck, away from him and you will be able also to see the legs and the pelvis of the opponent naturally, if you’re looking below your body. This you can deliver very early spin kick, while able to see the opponent’s legs and location. If executed correctly, the spinning kick will be early enough and also you’ll be able to foil any kicks from the opponent’s side. In the dry drill, you see the first side kick, the spin, lowering of the body, landing in the correct range to enable a kick backwards.

Attack defend attack. Continuing with the response of a spinning hammer strike. As before, you started with the side kick, the opponent managed to defend, spin you with the impact of the hand defense, and also the enemy’s moving towards your dead side. As the enemy reaches a medium range, now the best solution will be a hammer strike to his head. Execute a spinning hammer strike with your far head, with your rear hand. At this moment, your head and shoulder area should be low, but your body is not bent too much forward at the waist area. Like this you can reach the opponent on one hand, and on the other side you are not vulnerable and not reachable towards his strikes towards your head.

In order to be accurate with spinning hammer strike, here’s an example. Spinning hammer strike with a low head and low shoulder area. In the regular spinning hammer strike, that we did earlier in the P levels, it was rather easy to look at it and strike the target. Here there is a bit of a higher level of difficulty because your head and shoulder area should be low, but still your hammer strike should be horizontal, while bending the upper body you have a tendency to lift the arm. This training here is to regulate you in spinning hammer strike while lowering your head and shoulders area, still keeping the horizontal strike, hitting a designated target. And here we bring the application of this training method with a partner who holds target, you kick, you spin, and you strike, trying to be accurate in your strikes.

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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