Inside Palm Defense Against a Regular Kick to the Groin

Technique Review 

This week’s technical review is about the defense against a regular kick to the groin. Now we are talking about the inside defense.

Video transcript

Hi everyone. This week’s technical review is about the defense against a regular kick to the groin. Now we are talking about the inside defense. So there are some trainees that’s the natural defense. That’s the natural reaction. So of course he’s two hands downwards towards the problem. And the pelvis is going backwards. That’s the natural response. On this natural response, we are building the inside defense and adequate body defense. The more efficient one, go like this. So when the attacker is kicking us in the basics of this technique in the learning phase, he has one leg forward and when he is kicking slowly, he is kicking quite deep, which means that if, slowly, if I do this natural response of just standing there, pelvis will be backwards. It will not be sufficient.

Groin mistakes, people are kicking slowly a little bit too far, and from too far. So if you are doing this natural response, they’re already not kicking you. That’s a really common mistake. Beware of it. You have to be in a situation that the kick is deep enough, slowly, so that type of response it would not be sufficient.

When you’re ready.

He’s attacking me. So as soon as I can, I defend and counter back. And we are saying this very slow. We’re leaning forward. We are also moving the pelvis. It’s important … It’s important that you move the pelvis out of the line. And then their own body after that will get out of the channel. The hand defense is low. Slowly. The hand defense must capture around here. So before, slowly, before his leg is between my legs. So not too close to me. I already have to go and defend him. Natural response is to send the hands down so calculating this, more so, the natural responses will be down press, bending.

If he … When he’s kicking I do like this, and I move much backwards it can be sufficient. Or if it’s difficult to do counter attacks here. So we’re saying, we are doing the response than knee forward, so because I move that knee forward, so because I move quite much forward, his head is directly close to my face. So that move, cross the hands and do as soon as possible, also a hand defense that will trap his hand. Because my face is so close to it. So one hand is down, one more time, and one hand is up.

And after that, so after the first attack, slowly, after the first attack, slowly. After the first attack to the head I switch hands and go with the other one. That is the basic of this technique. So one, we need to do the body motion, slowly, outward, not backwards. The kick must be deep enough, slowly look at me. Yes, so if I move this motion backwards, it will not be sufficient. I’m being forced to do a good timing hand defense and a good direction with the body movement. And because I’m leaning, I’m trapping his hand. That is the basic of this technique.

Regarding the variations, so we are saying that we have had two variations. One if I do not do such an advance with the body. I didn’t move too much. I move more up, I move more out. He’s attacking me like this.

What will happened here is, the front hand, will do both the hand defense and then the body defense. Correction, the hand defense plus the trapping defense, to control this hand. So ready …

So because I’m not so close to you, let’s say you can … kick and punch. So if this is because I moved out more, I was further reach and I match it with defense, this hand was inefficient maybe. I managed to bring this hand up to control, defend, and the back hand was making the first counter attack.

There is another option that is more aggressive one. When attacking me … when this happens is when he attacks I go very deeply, very, very slow. So very early I am defending and leaning more forward and counter attacking with a defense at the same time. So it’s a slagging difference from the outside with the punching in. This hand, the friendly hand is coming up, but it’s coming up rather late. So these are the three timings with this techniques and the counter attacks.

Again the most important thing to remember in the common mistakes that we see, very slowly, is people are doing this. They first move back and then they make a defense. The defense of the body is the only one that was working. But if the kick, slowly, is deep enough then it will work.

So the idea is you must turn the body sideways, you must lower the defense so you have an efficient deflection of his hand, of his leg. The back hand, again the moment the front hand is going in, the back hand is going to the opposite shoulder, and from here it can work. One of the best, why don’t you take a stick to balance yourself forward.

So one of the most important thing in this technique is to put the leg very low, can bend the knee a little bit, yes. And here, yes, before it is between my legs, balance yourself, before it is between my legs I will train like this. So practically it’s a good training method from here. Doing the technique against a static attacker you could say, a threat. So he’s not activated my fighting response, and at least I’m learning when to do it in the sense of distance and learning how to make the bearing of the body correctly while turning, not only bending, shifting the pelvis backward, but lowering the shoulder, lowering the front, and again, be static. Train with a static partner.

Now because of the location here it took a stick you can do it. Put the hand on the wall is very efficient. And now that it’s … before his leg, his foot is between my legs, before. And from here, slowly, slowly, I’m learning to do a strong defense. Eventually, maybe at the beginning he should put some shock absorber there. Maybe a shin protection and, over here yes, I don’t want to be activated with a not fighting response. I would like that this would be static and from here I’m relaxed and from here I’m starting, yes. That’s the idea.

And then I’m learning which, put it forward, which area I’m hitting, which is around here, this press. By the way, could you switch places and we don’t need the stick anymore. By the way if I’m a little bit with my right leg forward, definitely when he kicks me I need to have a difference with the right hand, slowly, defense with the right hand.

And if I’m in a situation, because it’ll a little bit like a hole here made of us, both of us, we can defense. So I did from here the hammer because I did more of a body motion. It’s a big more dangerous for me, big body motion, because I’m more exposed, but I should but I should do the contact as soon as I can.

Thank you so much.


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