360 Defense Against Oriental Stab


Technique Review August 23, 2016

This week’s technique review is about defending the upwards oriental stab. There are sometimes common mistakes that we are going to review in this defense. …

Video transcript

Hi guys. This week’s technique review is about defending the upwards oriental stab, what we call. There are sometimes common mistakes that we are going to review in this defense. Because a lot of people are emphasizing the wrapping, the grabbing. Which is okay sometimes. Truth is, it’s not part of the technique. People need to understand this because it’s deadly. If you’re learning to work with the wrapping exercise as part of the technique, it’s dangerous, can be deadly even. It’s the wrong choice sometimes. I want to explain. Just stand up for a moment. Just to understand, we’re talking about an attacker who’s doing this type of techniques, repeatedly attacking few times, that is trigger these, programmed to attack few times.

It can be with more advanced, less advanced grabbing. That’s usually what we are dealing with. Also, it is possible that an attacker will try to attack and drive the knife more forward and upwards with a lot of power. Not so fast repeated attacks, but more powerfully going up. This one, if you think about this action, it’s a little bit like a deadlift, so it’s very powerful. The back muscles, the glutes, the legs, everything is working. Very powerful. If it’s possible for me to move out of the channel, great. We’ll talk about it later, in analyzing of another technique. But this time I’ve got no option, meaning the attacker is close to me when he’s attacking me. That’s the basic idea. One more time. With wrapping it’s also possible, and even the possibility of disarming the person. When you’re ready.

Let’s talk about the real problem. The real problem, what people sometimes misunderstand that the defense is blocking the attack, and I have no other option but to stay in this line and channel. Here is the attack coming. I try to block him as early as possible. I try to hit him as early as possible. One more time. If I will do like this, something like that, it will be very good. Look what happened to me, me dare stop him away from me. Look at this is between me and the knife. Not all the time unfortunately the counterattack is very successful. If it is very successful, meaning when I did the counterattack slowly, this happened. How can I wrap him? He went away from me. He’s far from me because I hit him strongly. Wrapping here is not possible. Why? His body is away, his hand is away.

In case that the attacker attacked very strongly, so he attacked and moved upwards, the assumption at this moment that my strike didn’t stop him. Let’s do it slowly. At this moment, when he’s pressing, he’s lifting me. If I will stay in the line … One more time. If I will stay in the line, I will get hit. I must move away. In this case, I must move out. I cannot wrap. If I try to wrap, he’s stronger than me. Imagine the person is working with his back muscles, with his glutes, with his legs, and I’m trying to do this to him, this action, I will not be successful when he’s so powerful. Imagine that the attacker is attacking very, very fast. We’ll do it slowly, but very fast. As if, yes. What happens at this moment, let’s do it from here. He’s attacking fast, and returning, and attacking again.

Let’s switch roles for a moment. Just do the block. Now I’m attacking few times to hit him, yes. Imagine at this moment he would like to wrap me. Please wrap me. The problem with wrapping at this moment, is that wrapping is clearing the defense. Look what happens here. Let’s turn a little bit. At this moment, you see what happens here. Advance to me a little bit. At this moment, my hand is in front of his body. Let’s do it here. You will see that the attacker, when he’s attacking, he’s attacking near the body. He’s not attacking this way. If he’s attacking this way, it’s something different. He’s attacking near the body. Now, you see my defense is blocking him. At this moment, when he’s recoiling, I’ll get stuck by his leg. His leg will stop me. He recoiled. Now he is going to attack again. Wait a second.

Now, what do I need to do? His leg is disturbing me from the wrapping technique, so I need to move my hand to the side. At this moment he’s returning. How can I stop him with my fingers? You saw how my hand recoiled, and now he’s returning. Now I’ve got a problem. What I’m saying is, then you need to be very careful please, that the wrapping is not part of the technique. It is not successful in three out of the theoretical four options. If he’s doing it very fast, I cannot wrap. If he’s flying away because of my very strong excellent strike, I cannot wrap. If he’s very powerful, I cannot wrap either. When can I wrap? Please attack. Only if now he’s groggy, now I can wrap. If he’s groggy, I can do wrapping. What I’m saying really, wrapping is not part of the technique. Wrapping is a finishing mode, what we call. It’s not a supposed technique.

After the first counterattack, he’s groggy. Then I can wrap him. That’s the idea. After wrapping like this, after this situation, what is left for me to do, I can attack more times, I can make some lock to send him down to floor. I can disarm him in the appropriate manner. These are options that we can do. That’s the idea about wrapping. Do not fall into the trap of an attacker who is always attacking and freezing. In reality, the attack will not stop. The attacker will do one attack after the other. Definitely few. Only in the case that you made the attacker stop and groggy and freeze, only then you can do wrapping. Never do wrapping of the arm as part of the technique. You have to adjust and do it after the technique, you’re sure the technique has worked, not automatically. Don’t do it automatically. All the best.

 

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