G1 Training Program

Defending Horizontal (Swing) Stick Attack to the Legs G1

Defending against a result of stick attack directed towards the leg or the knee area. Like in the regular technique against the baseball …

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Defending against a result of stick attack directed towards the leg or the knee area. Like in the regular technique against the baseball swing from the side bursting forward, heel toe, you turn the body and burst forward strongly. If you manage to see that the attack is low, at the last moment you can lift your front hand, absorb the attack on the leg, thigh, and grab the hand holding the weapon, or the weapon itself. Counter attack as early as possible with the rear hand, and then create distance by moving away, or pushing the opponent backwards. And this time, with additional counter attacks as needed. Your thigh should be absorbing the attack, the part which is close to the holding hand itself. You should advance with your back leg as soon as possible, so if the stick is circling around you, it will not get hit. After the counter attacks, while you do the finishing hold, you can either move away from danger zone or disarm the opponent and then continue as needed.

Defending with a shin against a horizontal swing with a stick coming from the side. The attack is directed towards your leg, towards your knee. As you are bit surprised, boasting forward is more difficult. So in this case, you are lifting and blocking the attack with the side, the muscular part of your shin. The shin is blocking and absorbing the attack on the area of the palm holding the stick, or the lower part of the stick, meaning near the hands. As soon as possible, with your front hand, control the stick, or the hands holding it. In all these techniques it doesn’t matter if the stick is being held by one or by two hands. You lifted your shin and block the attack, continue with advancing forward, closing the gap, closing the distance and counter attacking as soon and most efficient as you can. Finish the situation by moving away from the danger zone, or disarming if it’s possible, and continue as needed. Know that the side of the foreleg, the muscular part, the fleshy part, is the one that is absorbing and defending the attack. Avoid blocking with the bony area.

Using a stop kick to block the swing of the stick. As before here too the attacker is swinging with the stick to hit your leg, to hit your knee. It is difficult for you to move forward. The idea is to be able to block the attack as soon as possible, away from you. If you are able and capable, your kicks are accurate, and your technique is done well, the option that you have, if you are bit stuck at your place, is to block the attack using your foot. Especially if you’ve got the boot shoe. The foot in a perpendicular angle, is blocking the attack. The area of the block is the part of the stick which is very close to the opponent’s hand. Hitting the opponent’s hand may result in the stick swinging and still hitting you. So hit and block the stick itself.

This technique needs high level of accuracy. You should lift your knee, direct and send your foot to block and stop the attack. This is a simple short stomping kick directed to the attack, and able to stop it when the attack is considerably away from you. You utilize this technique in a situation that in one hand, you cannot advance so well forward, on the other hand, you do have enough time to stop the stick away from you. After the stop kick advance forward as soon as you can, close the gap, continue with counter attacks, and if possible also control and disarm the opponent. In the case that the opponent drop the stick, you can either move away from the danger zone, or pick up the stick and use it as necessary.

A. Dealing with Falls

  1. Hard break-fall forward (when needed, trainee will be tested falling from the knees).
  2. Sideways roll

B. Attacks

  1. Headbutt – forward, backward & sideways
  2. Elbow strike against a group of attackers

C. Kicks

  1. Sliding kicks – using a sliding advance for: regular front, defensive front, side, round-house and defensive back kicks. From any chosen stance, kick with front or back leg.

D. Takedowns and Throws

  1. Big sweep - from the outside
  2. Machine gun takedown - from the side (head to back of the opponent)

E. Defenses Against Medium and High Side Kicks
Note: stop kicks are also effective against sidekicks.

  1. Retreat backwards, lift your front leg with low outside defense (using the front hand).
  2. Sweeping (low) outside defense (forearm) against sidekicks of medium height.
    1. Using the front hand while advancing diagonally,
      with the back leg.
    2. Using the back hand to sweep the side kick.
  3. Sweeping inside defense with the front forearm against
    a high side kick.
  4. Defense against a high side kick from the side - outside
    defense upward while lowering and leaning
    the upper body away, countering with a low side kick.

F. Releases From Wrist Grabs While on the Ground
(attacker has mounted the defender)

  1. Slide /circle one hand, throw with hip, roll and counterattack.
  2. Grab one hand overhead, bridge and roll to the grabbed side.

G. Escaping from Headlocks and Chokes While on the Ground

  1. Escape from choke (or head slam) while attacker is sitting on defender (face-down)
    1. Use a pluck and turn.
    2. Use the upper arm and turn.
  2. Escaping a headlock from behind - (starting from a sitting position) - free a leg and turn.
  3. Escaping a headlock from behind while attacker is sitting on defender (face-down).

H. Defending Against a Standing Opponent When Defender is on the Ground

  1. Attacker delivers a regular kick to the head / upper body – outside forearm defense
  2. Attacker delivers a stomping kick to the upper body – inside forearm defense
  3. Attacker jumps high on the defender and stomps with one or two legs - clam-like
  4. "Free work" - against combinations of attacks – includes relevant tactical moves.

I. Defenses Against Overhand (Regular) Stab

  1. Kick defenses, as in previous levels.
  2. 360° defense - hook and catch the attacking arm to prevent further stabs. Option also to end with disarming assailant.
  3. When attacked from the side (left/right)
    1. Defend (block) and counterattack, control (grab) as early as possible or move away
    2. Defend lean away and kick

J. Defenses Against Underhand (Oriental) Stab

  1. For medium range attacks - defend with diagonal forearm, end with disarm
  2. For close range attacks - use 360° defense with multiple counterattacks. Deal with: strong upwards attack; repeated attacks; retreating attacker and groggy (wrap attacker's forearm)
  3. Against attacks from the side (in-front of the arm) – defend with the closest forearm while moving to the live side; switch hands and counterattack - against attack with same hand.
  4. Against attacks from the side (behind the arm) – defend with the closest forearm and switch hands, while moving to the blind (dead) side - against attack with same hand.

K. Defense Against a Handgun Threat from the Front

  1. Defense against a pistol threat from the front.
  2. Variations - gun held at various heights, angles and distances, in either or both hands.

L. Defenses Against Previously Unknown Attacks from a Variety of Angles

  1. Defend against an attack previously unknown to the defender. The trainee is encouraged to use a technique as close as possible to what has been practiced.

M. Dealing with a Continuing Attacker – Whilst releasing from previously learnt Chokes and/or Headlocks

  1. Attacker launches a second attack (as a grab, strike or kick) during the counteraction that the defender is doing against the first one.

Defending Horizontal (Swing) Stick Attack to the Legs

  1. Burst forward
  2. Defend with the shin
  3. Defend with a stop kick to the stick/hands

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