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Continuing Attacker – Defending Against Different Kicks G2

Against a continuing attacker, in case the defender failed in neutralizing the ability of the attacker to continue an attack…

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Against a continuing attacker, in case the defender failed in neutralizing the ability of the attacker to continue an attack. This can be because the attacker made a defense or just the counterattacks weren’t good enough. Attacker continues after … Here is regular kick, with defenses, with other attacks. The defender has to continue after his initial defense and initial counterattacks that were not sufficient enough to defend counterattack and use his tools accordingly. As needed, the defender needs to continue with the relevant additional defenses, counterattacks, all in order to finish the situation.

Here, defending a sidekick. In this case, according to the same guidelines, the defender did not manage to solve the problem at the early stage and the attacker continues. Attacker continues here with turning around, spinning and delivering another attack. Practically the attacker continues to deliver attacks as he feels, and according to the situation. The defender has to proceed as soon as possible with the additional defenses and counterattacks. According to the principles, practically the defender defenses, counterattacks and then has to defend again and counterattack again, until the danger is no longer.

Against an attacker who stabs with a stick, one of the options is defending an inside defense with a palm, moving diagonally forward, kicking, controlling the weapon and counterattacking. However here, the defender didn’t manage to succeed completely. Managed to defend well, to counterattack partly, not to have so good control, and the attacker continues. According to the situation, the attacker attacks what is comfortable for him. Meaning an attack sideways to where the defender moved to. Sort of a horizontal attack, partly stabbing, partly swinging the weapon. The defender continues with the relevant defense here, and outer defense with the fleshy part of the forearm. Continuing with counterattacking, with controlling.

Again, all is according to the situation, to the dynamics of the incident. We’re practically using the principals, the techniques, the variations that you are used to. The main thing in the subject of continuing attacker, one has to recuperate fast, to decide early, to change his actions in order to foil the attacks, the behaving of the attacker, the danger.

Defending against an over a stick attack. According to the guidelines of the returning attacker, the defender didn’t manage to neutralize the problem. The hand defense went well, the body defense went well. The counterattacks didn’t stop the attacker, so attacker continues. What is left for the defender? To continue too. Meaning, now the defender needs to deal with what is coming. While delivering counterattacks, moving correctly, the defender also uses double hand defense against the swing of the stick. Attacker after the swing from above continues with the horizontal swing. The defender, with two forearms, defend counterattacks, and eventually solves the problem. Naturally, the tactical behaving of the finishing mode, the post fight, should be applied. Here, moving away from the danger zone, with or without disarming the attacker.

 

A. Spinning Attacks, Strikes and Kicks

  1. Spinning back elbow (horizontal)
  2. Spinning back hammer strike (horizontal)
  3. Spinning defensive back kick. Including series and combinations.
  4. Spinning regular back kick.

B. Takedowns and Throws

  1. Front sweep kick (low roundhouse kick)
  2. Shoulder-push takedown (pull opponent’s knees) - From the rear
  3. Double leg takedown – from the front

C. Sliding Defense Against a Straight Punch

  1. Inside sliding defense while delivering a straight punch with same hand.
  2. Outside sliding defense while delivering a straight punch with same hand.

Notes: Both defenses are done with the front hand against the opposite hand (i.e. - left vs. right).

D. Double Hand Defense Against Kicks of an Unknown Height

  1. Back hand executing a low outside defense; front hand is, executing a high inside defense with the palm or forearm.
  2. Back hand executing a high inside defense; front hand is, executing a low outside defense with
    the palm or forearm.

E. Defense Against One-Handed Shirt Grabs

  1. Prevention
  2. Strong attacks with hands and/or legs – if required in a dangerous situation.
  3. Retreat and rotate using the upper arm.
  4. Retreat and rotate using the upper arm (as in no. 3) followed by leverage on the attacker's elbow. Done when no. 3 has failed.
  5. Defense against a one-handed shirt grab or pull from the rear - defender steps and turns, lifting his arm to his ear.

F. Escaping From Two-Handed Shirt Grabs

  1. Prevention
  2. Step back, insert opposite elbow – if dangerous situation follow with counterattacks
  3. With leverage on the attacker's wrist and/or elbow (step back and return with leverage).

G. Escaping Full Nelson

  1. Prevention – grab opposite hand and counterattack
  2. Scraping and creating leverage on finger(s).

H. Defending Against Knife Attacks - Straight Stabs

  1. General solutions using the three types of kicks.
  2. Inside (diagonal) forearm defense - from the outside.
  3. Inside (sweeping) defense - to the inside.
  4. Instinctive / reflexive defenses – at close range
    1. Against a low stab - scooping outside defense, counterattack with leg and/or hand
    2. Against stabs at varying heights - inside palm defense, counterattack as possible.

Note: Practice techniques 1 and 4 from a passive stance. Start practicing techniques 2 and 3 from an appropriate ready stance. In the later stages, practice from a minimized ready stance. All without returning to the initial channel of attack

I. Defense Against Slashing Knife Attacks

  1. Inside defense against a low stab - to either side, grab and counterattack
  2. Inside defense, moving to the live side, send both forearms toward the weapon.
  3. Defense against stabbing motion with a stick held in a high hold – high inside defense.
  4. Defense against a horizontal straight thrust – stick held horizontally with both hands.

J. Defending Against a Straight Stab or Thrust with a Stick

  1. Inside defense against a low stab - to either side, grab and counterattack
  2. Inside defense, moving to the live side, send both forearms toward the weapon.
  3. Defense against stabbing motion with a stick held in a high hold – high inside defense.
  4. Defense against a horizontal straight thrust – stick held horizontally with both hands.

K. Dealing with a Continuing Attacker – Whilst Defending Against Different Kicks

  1. Attacker launches a second attack during the counteraction that the defender is doing against the first one.

L. Fighting Drills

    1. Controlled aggression, perseverance and determination drills.
    2. Slow and light fighting.
    3. Four-against-one fighting drills
    4. Simulated “real” fighting with protective gear.

 

Note: see G-1 for more information about protective and safety gear.

1. Escaping a One-Handed Shirt Grab

  • Use of leverage on the thumb – on the first and second joint.

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