Defense Against Oriental Knife Stab From The Side - Medium And Long Range


Technique Review June 11, 2019

Shalom everyone. Welcome to our week technique review. This time Albert from ourĀ  Global International Team (GIT) of instructors and myself will talk, explain, demonstrate the subject of dealing with the oriental knife stab at different ranges and what we can do regarding staying in the channel, very late responses and early responses.

Video transcript

Shalom everyone. Welcome to our week technique review. This time Albert from ourĀ  Global International Team (GIT) of instructors and myself will talk, explain, demonstrate the subject of dealing with the oriental knife stab at different ranges and what we can do regarding staying in the channel, very late responses and early responses. Also it will take a couple of sessions and we did very similar against the overhand attack also. So remember, when we talk about knife oriental stab from a longer distance, when he comes to attack me kicking is an excellent solution if you are able and you have got the time and you are proficient enough in doing this.

Usually we say when it comes to attack, stomp more or less in place a little bit, move the body, put the heel in the center a little bit, forward the base heel and from here raise the knee and kick high. Solar plexus or head, obviously better the head. At the side type of situation if I am in this position and he comes to attack me obviously the kick to the center of the body low ribs area is very efficient, and if you are very good, flexible, you can kick the head. What happens with this situation here, when he comes to attack I kick the same direction, it is a bit more obviously dangerous, a little bit at least because the knee is a bit closer to the line of the knife, but when am I hitting him? When he advances to me. Now he got hit when the knife was backwards before it’s coming up. So at this moment he got hit.

That’s the idea. So we are really okay with this type of situation here, and what happens in the medium distance? In the medium distance kicking is not possible, something like this distance. He has to make a relatively small step and hit me. So in this case where can I go? What I did was, I did the variation on the basic technique from the G1 moving forward and doing a good hand and body defense and contact very early. The contact attack is as much as possible together with the hand and body defense. That is the basic. So if I am sideways to him it’s also possible for me to move diagonally backwards, turn a bit towards the person, use a good hand defense and use a good strike and out of the channel, about 45 degrees from the side to the person, and this brings me to a safe place with good hand defense, good counter-attack and a good control.

What happens if I’m with the other side? At this moment, the moment he attacks me, here he is more behind me so attacking from here is not really possible. If I would move inward to here maybe, as we show it from here, so when he makes the attack if I’m good enough with the block, good enough with the counter-attack it’s a reasonable technique. Control is not so comfortable here, but it’s definitely possible from here to move and attack, especially if I feel that the attack is coming a bit inward towards my stomach. However if the attack is coming more from behind going towards this direction is counterproductive because I’m going towards the person too much, towards the knife too much. Better come to this area.

So in this case, we are demonstrating with the other angle because it is easier to see, when he attacks me and if it is the medium range I can do an early step. I did an early step with my right leg, with my right leg a little bit out, then me forward, he makes the attack and already outside the line and channel. I will rotate more and do defense and either counter-attack or defense and control, defend, and if he is attacking several times either I attack very quickly towards his head or I do defend attack. Defend attack. Obviously you have to be early enough, ready enough and why it is reasonable? We said, it’s the medium or long distance solutions, and again there’s a difference between coming from my left when he is right-handed or coming from my right, and is he coming more from the front, is he coming more from the side.

It’s very important to understand that sometimes small maneuvers, small change in the position will dictate another natural response and because of this will dictate another technique. So I would remind you what Imi was saying. Imi was saying like this please, “If your hand is here and the attack is coming one inch in compared to the hand. It’s a defense against the punch. If it’s coming one inch out it will be an outside defense.” So imagine inch to one direction or inch to another direction we will have to do the opposite technique. Outward or inward. It’s really the opposite. Just because of an inch, so imagine it is exactly the same if there is a situation where the attack is coming a little bit more from my left or a little bit more to my front, a little bit from my right, do I have a larger distance to move, do I have a shorter distance to move, so do you understand there are many options but the basic is the same.

We talk about hand defense the basic is the 360, that’s the basic. If I move more out or I stay in the place or I move more to the other side, all are options. So there is the hand defense, one ingredient, the body defense, another ingredient. The counter-attack as soon as I can and then we have all the options of using the legs. In the channel, something like this, or maybe outside the channel, get out and attack, also possible. So again, the name of the game is training. We have to practice and train until automatically the system will give the solution.

Albert thank you so much and guys thank you for watching and listening and please stop listening, stop watching, start training. Go. Please. We’ll see you next time. Ciao.

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