P5 Training Program

Defenses Against Regular (Front) Kicks P5 -Training Syllabus

Defending regular kicks to the front. The kick is directed towards the groin, the lower abdomen area. Stabbing defense …

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Defending regular kicks to the front. The kick is directed towards the groin, the lower abdomen area. Stabbing defense with simultaneous counterattacking, the backhand is defending with sort of a strike downwards to the side of attacking shin. Move diagonally forward and counterattack as soon as possible with the front hand. If the front hand cannot reach with a strike, grapple with it and counterattack, strike with the backhand.
The stabbing defense is done while punching close to your own knee, meeting and deflecting the attacking shin in an acute angle, more or less in the middle of the attacking shin. Your elbow should be relatively close to your body. Your chest is directed downwards and forward as you move diagonally forward to enable a better body defense.

This hand defense is efficient whether the attacker is kicking with the right or with the left leg. Your body defense is taking you away from the channel of the attack, bringing you to about 45 degrees in relation to the attacker. Here, we can see the efficiency of the body defense as well as the hand defense.

The stab with its acute angle is deflecting the kick with a minimum impact to the forearm. The hand defense and the body defense, naturally, it’s a hand, body and step sort of a sequence. However, everything is done together simultaneously with a counterattack too. The punch is sent to the vicinity of your front knee more or less. You have to crouch and bend the upper body in order to enable an efficient hand defense.

Defending a kick to the groin or to the abdomen area using an inside forearm defense with a low fist and high elbow. Start from a passive stance, hands down, but in an angle towards the opponent. Sending a low fist, turning the forearm, bringing the other hand across to the opposite cheek, inside defense with the forearm, a strong one when moving diagonally forward with your body. Here, we definitely need to emphasize the body defense.

Strike the side of the attacker’s shin between the middle of the shin and the ankle in a fluent action, sort of a sweeping motion a bit, bring your elbow high and initially strike with a counterattack that is a hammer sideways. Continue with more counterattacks in a fluent manner. Stepping diagonally forward with the left and closing with the right bring you away from the channel of the attacker. Looking from behind the defender, you can definitely see how big the body defense and how the hand defense turns into counterattack in a very fluent manner.

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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