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Kicks P3 -Training Syllabus

The basic advancing method with a skip. Advance with one leg in a small hop, light jump. You start to move with the advancing leg.

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The basic advancing method with a skip. Advance with one leg in a small hop, light jump. You start to move with the advancing leg. The moment you land it, the other leg is already on its way towards the target. It is mainly used for kicking with advancing. From a passive stance, and from a general outward stance, either advance the front leg or advance with the back leg.
From a passive stance, advancing sideways with crossing of the legs. This is back-crossing. Also, with a skipping advance, the moment you land it with the base leg, the other leg, which would be the kicking leg, is already on the air in its way to the target.
From passive stance, skipping advance with kicking. You advance with one leg and kick with the other. The moment you landed, the kicking leg is already halfway to the target.
From the general outward stance, advance and kick with the front leg. The back leg starts the motion with a skipping step. The moment the back leg has landed, the kicking leg, which was the front leg, is already about halfway to the target. Hit the targets, kicking with the front leg, after the advance, after the forward-crossing, and kicking with the back leg after the front leg has done the skipping step. The forward-crossing is larger. About twice or three times more than the skipping step with the front leg.
From the general outward stance, kicking with the back leg, without first moving the front leg. Start with the kick with the back leg, then turn the body and turn the base leg. Turn the front leg, while sending your hip forward. Hitting targets, it’s clear to see the range of this technique. From the position that you are, here in the example, a general outward stance, kick with the front leg. Kick without any telegraphing.

Kicking with retreat. You retreat with one leg and then kick with the other. Sort of a skipping motion, also, here. Kick with the front leg after retreating with the back leg. Try to telegraph nothing. Kicking with the back leg, sort of switch of the legs, kick with the back leg in a fast, sort of scissor motion. The front leg more or less takes the place of the back leg.

From a passive stance or a side stance, advance with backwards-crossing and kick with the front leg. The moment you landed, the kicking leg is already halfway to the target. Relatively easy to cover here, couple of meters. Seven, eight feet.

Kicking from the place. From where you are, raise the leg and kick. Telegraph nothing of your intentions.

Retreating with a side kick. From the position that you are, move away and kick. The moment you land with the base leg, should already be sending the kicking leg towards its target.

Another example for a kick with advancing. Here, advance towards a target and kick a defensive back kick, a straight kick backwards. Here, advancing towards a target, for you, is moving backwards. Use a skipping motion. Kicking backwards, here with a defensive back kick, straight kick backwards.

Another example for kicking with retreat. Moving away from the target, here with a defensive back kick, you move forward, away from the target, and kick. Move with the principle of the skipping step. The moment you’ve landed, the kicking leg is already on its way to the target.

A. Strikes

  1. Low punches – to the body (attacking)
  2. Striking combinations – learnt attacks to all angles, directions, heights and distances. Hitting targets and marking on a partner; including two attacks with the same hand

B. Kicks

  1. As preparation for kicks while advancing: skipping (stomping) advances, back-crossing; front-crossing
  2. All kicks from levels P1-P2, with the front and back leg:
    1. In retreat
    2. In place
    3. Advancing - skipping; including forward and backward crossing (and proper stepping for slippery surfaces)

C. Outside "Stabbing" Defenses(from relevant stances, ready or passive)

  1. Outside stabbing defenses no.s 1, 2 and 3.

D. Hand Defenses Against Regular (Front) Kicks

  1. Against a kick to the groin:
    1. Inside defense - using the palm heel; from a passive stance; when performing from a ready (outlet) stance, use only the front hand.
    2. Outside scooping defense - from a passive stance (hands in an "x" position); when performing from a general ready stance, use only the back hand.
  2. Against a high defensive kick forward or a high regular kick - inside forearm defense

Notes: Advanced training includes defending against a front kick and a follow-on straight strike; Techniques #1.1 and #2 combined together are effectively against a kick of unknown height.

E. Escaping Headlocks (Distance Timeline)

  1. Side headlock
    1. Distance Timeline – de-escalation, prevention, preemptive attack, avoid and escape
    2. Attack to the groin; pull/push a sensitive point on the opponent's head.
  2. Headlock from the rear:
    1. Arm-bar to the front of throat (windpipe)
    2. Pressure on the carotid artery
  3. Low headlock from the front (guillotine)

F. Defending Against a Tackle, 'Shoot to the Legs' (or to the Lower Body)

  1. Long distance – kick
  2. Middle distance - stop with hands or strikes; punch or a knee strike
  3. Short distance – forearm defense
  4. Move backward and slam with both forearms (sprawl)
  5. Defender is caught – stabilize; counterattack (neck; head; eyes; back's vulnerable points)

G. Dealing With Falls

  1. Sideways break-fall
  2. Forward roll - using the left shoulder (for right-handed students)
  3. Backward roll - using the right shoulder (for right-handed students)
  4. Fall backward, turn and soft break-fall forward
  5. Forward high rolls - for distance and/or height

Note: For adults, this subject may be tested in full at higher levels (until G1).

H. Escaping Side Headlocks on the Ground

  1. When both hands are under - pull sensitive points with both hands; roll sideways
  2. When one hand is free - pull back sensitive point and wrap one leg around neck
  3. When low attacker - Climb onto attacker; counter-attack

I. Common Knife Holds and Uses (recognition and basic practice)

  1. Overhand stab - regular / ice pick grip
  2. Underhand - upward / Oriental grip
  3. Straight stab
  4. Slashing attack

J. General Kick Defenses - Against All 4 Knife Attacks/Holds; Attacker Charging

  1. Regular kick to solar plexus or chin
  2. Sidekick to lower ribs or solar plexus
  3. Bailing out and roundhouse kick to solar plexus (or groin)

Note: Attacker starts from a long-range position (over 2 meters).

K. Use of Common Objects - Stick Type

  1. Basic attacks – swings and stabs; five major directions
  2. Basic defenses - 360º with the stick held in two hands; counter with leg or stick

L. Fighting Games, 4 Against 1

  1. Attacking 1 Vs. 4 - as moving targets (opponents holding pads, try to close distance)
  2. Using 360° attacks when the group of attackers have 2-3 knives (two attacks every 2 seconds)
  3. Same as no. 2, unarmed attackers can strike straight.

N. Simulation and Tactics – P3 (Timeline from/on the Ground)

  1. Picnic simulation: timeline from a sitting position - against a choke; against a strike

Ground Fighting

  1. Changing position – from cross-mount (low) to mount (high)
  2. Applying an arm-bar from different positions
  3. Applying a carotid artery restraint (headlock strangulation), from different positions

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