360 Outside Defenses


Technique Review May 17, 2016

In this week’s technique review, we are talking about 360 outside defenses. We will talk about the essence, we’ll talk about the common mistakes …

Video transcript

Hi guys. In this week’s technique review, we are talking about 360 outside defenses. We will talk about the essence, we’ll talk about the common mistakes, we’ll talk about the basics, the timelines, the different variations, this the subject. Burke and I, Burke please, we will discuss, talk, demonstrate et cetera. When you’re ready you can attack.

Okay. So please remember. We have got a tool. It’s the forearm, the defending part is between the pinky and the elbow. That one. So I heard sometimes people are saying wrist to wrist, it is not exactly correct. We need to have margin of mistake. When he’s attacking me, I’m defending and counter attacking. Please remember in the basics it will be very aggressive. So we’re doing the hand defense. We’re using also the shoulder sending it, the weight transfer so this is not the basic. Weight transfer and send the strike forward. So the shoulder comes in front of the target to the center. So this is a mistake for us. That’s a mistake.

It should be transfer the weight directly forward towards the attack. So defend, counter attack and then continue. If it’s a low strike, practically the same. We have seen sometimes people do not imitate the instructor correctly. And they do this one, one more time from below. This one. You see the sending the butt backwards is not the issue. We should send the weight forward, the upper body forward … please … so we can block in very early towards him. That is the basic.

So again, when the attacker is attacking, let’s just switch places they will see from a different angle. From here. In the first counter attack who knows what will happen. Maybe he got very strong attack. And move out of the area. But according to timeline, I maybe surprised. So if Burke is surprising me with a strike, something like this can be the defense. If I can transform very fast from the defense to the attack, almost even simultaneously when he attacks me and the surprise can be something like this.

So I did this one, moved away and kicked. One more time. Even this one is possible although it’s slowly from this angle, I’m going with the motion. Gain more space, it’s very clear, very slowly. My computer understands that in this place, this position I’m too late. I need more time. If I need more time, what I’ll need to do is have more space. So I’m removing my head, my body, the target away from the danger and attack as soon as possible.

So as you understand that’s the aggressive basic technique. In time of need, if he attacks me I will go even towards him. If he’s surprising me more and more I’ll go away from him. Naturally, shifting the weight back maybe losing balance is hazardous, problematic, you may fall, the attacker maybe pressing forward, it’s not a good place to be. So we’re trying to respond as early as possible. This is obvious. So remember, one tool, one technique, many, many, many variations also with the body motion. More aggressive, less aggressive. The basic P1, very aggressive after that as we need.

Let’s look once again about common mistakes, way to improve yourselves, some coaching elements here. When I’m doing the defense, I need to have strong structure. Strong structure please is something like this. Which means the elbow is more than 90 degrees. It can step out 120 degrees. If it’s 90 degrees … could you Burke do this one? When it is … open the end. When it is 90 degrees, the possibility of crashing is very easy.

So we would like to have higher than 90. Not all the time it’s possible for example, here it is not exactly possible because more than 90 will cause against the horizontal attack the attack to slide in. So there are some cases that 90 is a must but the most of the time, more than 90 towards the 120 degrees. And even against the … do a horizontal attack … horizontal attack, see the way I was moving, one I didn’t defend with a high pout if I can, I defended more less with the middle even though a bit lower. And it was not 90, it was a little bit more than 90. So then I’m … the structure is much stronger.

When we talk about shifting the weight now, my back leg can support the defense. Will you face them? And if you’re doing a defense please, do a defense and shift the weight. And now at this moment you see, the line between the hand and the leg. So there’s a strong support. Could you balance yourself inward in the middle? In this case any pressure is more likely to push the person away from the strike. These are some of the common mistakes.

If we want to be strong especially against the lower attack especially when we are dealing with knives, one of the options … would you do a defense persistence? Do a defense and lean on my leg. Put your weight here. Exactly, now and this power … practicing a power exercise. And here he’s pressing himself against my legs. So he’s learning, thank you, how to shift the weight, put the power, contract abdominal, contract the gluts and send the shoulder and the arm, work with the triceps … could you do for me? How I’m putting much weight on him and not only weight, also some force. So I’m putting force on him with my muscles, with my weight, with as much as possible … you know the kinetic change … as much as possible muscles are participating in this work. Like this your defense will be very strong.

Imi once told me, “Why are you defending so strong? It hurts the students.” I said, “Imi, that’s the way we’re doing defense.” I just saw once an attacker, one of my attackers when I did the defense, he went like this. Exactly what we want to show. Exactly what we want to have the partner feel and the opponent of course or the aggressor feel differently. With the student naturally we shouldn’t do it too much too often. So Imi of course was right how many demonstrations do I need to do very strong with the student? Not so many. All the best, thank you guys. Cheers.

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