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Defenses Against a High Roundhouse Kick P5 -Training Syllabus

Forearm defense against a high roundhouse kick. With a tradition of the 360, we’re defending and counterattacking simultaneously…

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Forearm defense against a high roundhouse kick. With a tradition of the 360, we’re defending and counterattacking simultaneously. You defend with a clenched first, diagonal forearm and the outward fleshy part. Simultaneously, shift your waist forward and kick with the back leg, relatively an aggressive technique. Here in the dry drill, we see the hand defense shifting a bit weight forward and the simultaneous kick towards the groin.

Forearm defense and a step sideways against the high roundhouse kick. Here, we add the body defense. So, simultaneously, you step diagonally forward with the remote leg while executing the forearm defense. So, you’ve got here a hand defense and a body defense. Hand defense, the same as before, clenched fists, slanted forearm and defending with the fleshy outside part.

The first counterattack can be a regular kick to the groin directed from your base leg to the target or a sidekick to the knee of the opponent. Continue as needed. The starting sequence of the motions although done simultaneously are hand, body and step. Here in the dry drill, we see the hand defense, the body motion, the step and the counterattack. The step must be abrupt to be able to lift kicking leg as soon as possible.

Two forearm defense with the fleshy part against a high roundhouse kick. Send two forearms, fleshy part of the palm side towards the attack, meet the shin relatively close to the knee. The body defense is composed of a body turn, strong spin on the balls of the feet, then step diagonally forward to enable the strong counterattacks at the appropriate range. Continue with more counterattacks as needed.

Here’s the dry drill, the hands, the body twist, moving diagonally forward, and initially countering with a hammer strike. Continue with more counterattacks and then remove yourself from the danger zone or go to the next mission.

A variation on the two forearm defenses, the hand defenses are with slanted forearms, one hand with clenched fist, fleshy outside part of the forearm, the other hand with open palm, fleshy part of the inside of the forearm. Here, there’s less of a need for a strong twist with the body. However, move diagonally forward and the first counterattack, as before, should be with a hammer strike horizontally sideways. Continue with more attacks and finish the situation as needed. Here in the dry drill, the two forearm defenses, moving diagonally forward and countering.

When the defender is standing in a non-symmetrical stance and the attacker is coming with a kick from your backside, here, the demonstration is right side, all the techniques are practically the same. However, the differences is moving more towards the live side. The first technique, forearm defense with a backhand, and kicking with the back leg principle like the 360, simultaneously defending and kicking.

Here’s the dry drill, forearm defense, slanted, fleshy part, clenched fist with simultaneous kick with the back leg. Again, the kick towards the live side, defending with the clenched fist, moving diagonally forward and kicking with the back leg. The moment you step with one leg, you have the weight on it, so kick with the back leg. The dry drill emphasizes the sequences of motions.

The attacker is kicking with the left leg towards your live side, two forearm defenses with the fleshy part, diagonally forward, palms towards the kick, chest aligned towards the shin, towards the knee of the opponent, move diagonally forward and counterattack first with a hammer strike. Dry drill is emphasizing the hand and body defenses. The variation of the two hand defenses, clenched fist and palm towards the attack, it’s a combination of the first and the third techniques.

A. Rolls and Break-Falls

  1. Combination of rolls (forward/backward) and break-falls (all types)

Notes: For adults, this subject may be considered to be tested in full at higher level (G1).

B. Defenses Against Regular (Front) Kicks

  1. Stabbing defense with back forearm
  2. Low inside forearm defenses, with high elbow / low palm

C. Defenses Against a High Roundhouse Kick

  1. Outside forearm defense (outside fleshy part), and simultaneous counterattack with kick
  2. Outside forearm defense, advancing diagonally forward, kicking with the opposite leg
  3. Using both forearms (inside fleshy part) - body turn, advance diagonally forward
    1. Using both hands, outside with forearm, inside
      with palm - body moves similar to number 3

Notes: Techniques to be taught from a general ready (outlet) stance. Later practice from any passive or ready stances; attacker can kick with either leg- Variations on the above

D. Escaping Bear Hugs

  1. Low bear hug from the front, arms are free - get good base and counterattack (elbow strikes, hooks, and / or kick to the groin)
  2. Lifted in a bear hug from the rear, arms free / trapped - wrap one leg and counter
  3. Lifted in a bear hug from the front, arms free / trapped - wrap one leg and counter

E. Releases from Hair Grabs or Pulls

  1. Prevention – according to the regular timeline
  2. One-handed hair grab from the front - bend forward, apply leverage on wrist
  3. Pulled forward and down - burst forward, block knee or punch; first counter to the groin
  4. Pulled from the side - burst forward in the direction of the pull, defend and counterattack
  5. Pulled from behind – spin back in the direction of the pull, defend and counterattack

F. Escaping Chokes on the Ground

  1. Attacker sitting on the defender - applying a very close, low choke
  2. Attacker sitting on the defender - choking with straight elbows

Notes: Practice various and multiple counterattacks; end the scenario in a standing position.

G. Ground - Opponent Standing or Sitting on Top and Punching

  1. Attacker punching from a mount position - defend, counterattack, trap, bridge.
  2. A standing opponent tries to strike – hand and body defense, counter with kicks (punch at close range).

H. Defending Against Impending Knife Threat

  1. From the front at mid-range – with a grip on opponents wrist
  2. Same with variations on position of the knife and attitude of attacker.

I. Defending Against Unexpected/Unfamiliar Attacks

  1. Escaping all types of grabs, chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, etc., from all angles and in multiple variations
  2. Same as no. 1 above - with the elements of surprise and stress
  3. Defending against varieties of punches and kicks, coming from different angles and aimed at various targets; starting from several different stances.

J. Returning Attacker

  1. Following defender's technique, the attacker returns and attacks, with or without a weapon

K. Protecting a Third Party

  1. Principles and techniques of:
    1. Screening
    2. Warning verbally
    3. Removing 3rd party from area, front approach and turning: with pull and push with two hands;
      with grab of upper arm.
  2. Attack the attacker - rescuer may approach the attacker from any direction
  3. Take down with a Knee-stomp from behind – to separate attacker from victim

L. Fighting Games, 4 Against 1

  1. Two hand strikes every two seconds
  2. Two punching or kicking attacks every two seconds

M. Fighting Skills

  1. Slow fighting
  2. Light fighting with protective gear (groin protection, boxing gloves, shin pads, mouthpiece; headgear is recommended)

N. Simulation and Tactics – P5 - Two Attackers Against an Accompanied Defender

  1. Description: Two strolling people are approached by two attackers. First, the attackers approach from the front, at the next stage, they may take a divided approach.

1. Breathing and Focusing

  1. The 3 levels of breathing, separately and in full breathing
  2. Standing with mind control
  3. Very slow motion technique. Use a basic technique, recommended with defense and counter, moving the center of gravity (shifting of body weight)

2. Escaping Two-Person Wrist Grabs

  1. When possible, use leverage by circling and lowering elbows
  2. Kick one attacker then the other - with one or both legs
  3. When a third, dangerous attacker approaches - kick this attacker first

3. Escaping Full Nelsons

  1. Prevention – grab opposite hand and counterattack
  2. Scraping and creating leverage on fingers.

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