Sliding Defenses


Technique Review July 26, 2016

This week’s technique review is about stabbing defenses. Especially against strikes. I will refer to other things also. …

Video transcript

Hi everyone. This week’s technique review is about stabbing defenses. Especially against strikes. I will refer to other things also. So what’s the idea? The idea is we’ve got this type of natural response. So sending the hands to practically block or maybe somehow deflect a problem. Straightening the arms is natural for human beings to do. That’s not the only natural response. Definitely there are different natural responses. This is just one of them. So on this one we are based. This one what we are talking about. Naturally, because we have auto defenses one, two, and three, we’ll also have the stabbing defenses one, two, and three. They are all in the same family. Bob please.

We’ve got for example defending the stick attack. When you are ready. Remember, we are stabbing this defense over the level of his head, please when you are ready, and moving in as soon as we can. I’ll talk in another time on exactly this type of technique. I’ll analyze it much better. Please now Bob bring the stone like object. Now we’re dealing with the stone like object also with the stabbing defense. It can be overhead, it can be straight, whatever you want. So he’s attacking. What we have here is stabbing defense. Let’s do the same. Stabbing defense forward. Okay, thank you. Let’s talk a little bit about this. First of all, we are standing in this type of position. Just to be sure that you can defend either left or right hand of the attacker with the same stab.

Stabbing defense. Stabbing defense is a name, by the way. It’s the description of what we do, this action. This action can be low, against stick or against a kick, front forward, against a strike or stone or something like this, and sometimes even against a stabbing of a knife, and against overhead attacks, especially stick and stone. Bob please. Now, no no, just without any object. I’m in this position and he’s striking me with a punch. When you are ready. Let’s do left or right, doesn’t matter. Look at what happens. I’m making the outside defense. In the middle of the outside defense, I start sending the hand a bit more forward. In the training be careful not to hit his face. In reality, whatever. The hand defense is going out and forward. Now, against the stick, imagine this attack from above, I was going and almost creating sort of a triangle, narrow thin triangle, above my head. And then the attack was sliding. Could you do something like this for a moment?

Yes.

This is the defense. The attack is coming and sliding by the side. Of course, it should be as high as possible, straight arm eventually. If that defense and I’m striking, do the left hand, and I’m striking like this, I will hit him. Sometimes people do mistake, they do the stabbing defense forward, too much in the center. The idea is this is not a triangle. That’s a triangle. The point of the triangle is behind me. So now when he is striking me slowly, I’m doing this action. Look at my position. When I’m doing this slowly, I’m doing this action. I had to stab to the side of his shoulder. If I stab inside this, let’s turn they will see a little bit better, turn, turn, turn to me. When I stab near his ear, his fist is in front of my face. Especially because he is turning the arm a little bit, or the elbow is not so tight in, most of people attack like that. The elbows a bit out. So when I’m doing something like this, I didn’t do a difference at all. I have to stab out, outside his shoulder a considerable amount of distance, at least five, even ten inches to the side of his shoulder, like this. With correct timing I will be able to defend well.

Again, look at my fist, look at my fingers. Out and forward. That’s the idea. One, two, or three. Three can be even little bit more like an L but eventually it will open. This L will open and the arm, the power will go to the side. So whatever I do, one more time, number three, or number two, or number one. Look again, from here let’s do in this angle. Maybe they will see a little bit better. Look where my hand is going. Every time there is the stabbing defense you can even hear this type of noise, where his arm was sliding on my arm. The action is an acute angle. Very acute. Can be around 10-20 degrees between the arms during the deflection process.

Again, number one will be the earliest defense, is number one, while the elbow is still low, very early. Number three will be the strongest, would be more hiding. Better for hiding is number three. Number one doesn’t let you hide so much. There’s a good sensation here. If I’m doing the regular one, two, or three, my back leg has to balance this pressure that comes from the side. Could you face them with the number one. Yes. So now the moment I’m pressing him from here, his right leg has to make the resistance, the counter-action. Let’s go backwards a little bit. Here you can see the back leg is pressing. Without the back leg, lift the back leg, he falls immediately and there’s no ability to deflect. But, in the stabbing defense he is pressing forward, so now he can deflect very well and slide glide in.

When he’s striking me, the ability to move in and to catch him unprepared, surprised, moving in. It’s practically a bit like hiding for me, as a defender. So while sort of hiding, I’m bursting forward. Again, bursting forward is very efficient and very fluid with the stabbing defenses, because the regular auto defenses I need balance through the sides and pressure sideways. With the stabbing defense the stabbing goes forward so it can easily move in. So, is very easy moving, and if I will attack him simultaneously the ability to surprise him is extraordinary. One, two, and three for stabbing, the difference from the stabbing high or low is that we are stabbing out. Could you bring the stone please. The stone, probably we’ll analyze it in another time, the stone is very similar. The moment I’m going in, I’m in danger. The moment I’ll deflect the stone area, the wrist area, the stone itself or the wrist, I’ll be able to deflect him very, very efficiently. Let’s do slowly, they will see.

Again, look where I was stabbing. I was not stabbing near his face, I was stabbing outward. One more time. Of course it’s number two, very slowly aim to my head, slow slow slow slow, yes. The stone, the weapon, or the palm of the enemy is sliding, gliding around or on my arm. That’s the essence of the stabbing defenses. Again, stabbing defense is a name. Of course it’s the action of a straight action, it looks like a spear, we call it stabbing defenses. Just a name. The essence is the process, what we really do here. Thank you so much guys, cheers.

 

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