Defense Against a Baseball Swing - Bursting Fwd - One Arm Low - One Arm High part 1


Technique Review September 12, 2017

Shalom everyone. This week’s technique review is about defending the baseball swing. Can be with two hands, can be with one hand. The problem is the baseball swing. If you remember, we always talk that the natural response is the foundation for the technique. . .

Video transcript

Shalom everyone. This week’s technique review is about defending the baseball swing. Can be with two hands, can be with one hand. The problem is the baseball swing. If you remember, we always talk that the natural response is the foundation for the technique. If the natural response is something like this, that will lead us to a double forearm defense. If the technique is something like this, which is turning the back wider area, big muscles protecting the internal, softer areas, so then we will have another technique. Hopefully, you did your homework and you know these two techniques, yes, and you look at it in the curriculum. Now we’re doing a little bit of an update and a bit more explanation.

We are talking about a baseball bat swing. If you do slowly towards my head, just do with the problem. Do towards my elbow, do towards my leg. That’s the idea, okay. You should be able to see where he’s going, but it’s not a big must, yes. It’s good if you’ll be able to adjust well. You can attack when you want. Okay. What do we do? The moment I see that he’s drawing the weapon, I move in. That’s the idea. That’s the first one now. What’s your natural position like this. What we are saying, that that’s the initial, as if not ready, yes. The moment you see that the problem starts, we say that the natural response is something like this. Would you attack? Something like that is a natural response. Hiding, covering, exposing big muscles.

If that’s the natural response, on this we are building. One hand is downwards, a bit away from the body. There’s a level of shock absorbing. Attack. What I’m doing is practically exposing the big muscles, putting the wall here. Slowly again. I’m putting a wall, not a bomb. Not a sharp, small area. When he’s attacking, I go to him. It’s not so difficult. Look, that’s the … Would you take larger, the silver one? Imagine … Give me this edge and put it here. That’s the longest. He’s not a short person. Imagine you’re turning, was the shoulder. Imagine you made a small step. Attack. One, that’s it. That’s the technique. Practically turning, and moving in. Do fast attack. That’s it. Turn, move in. Pivot, move in.

The truth is that the moment I pivot … Please look at my feet also. The moment I pivot, and I bend this leg … This is my left leg. If I bend, just to where I’m going, left are going to be forward. I am pivoting, bend the leg. You start falling forward. If I’m in this position and I bend the left leg, I fall to my left. But if I turn, I bend the left leg, I fall forward. Mother help is helping me with her [foreign language 00:03:40], gravitation. From here, moving, and then continue. If you are a bit too far, you can reach with the elbow. Still, a very good technique. If you are close, trap, hit, and then go to the disarming.

When you disarm, it’s similar to disarming of the gun. Thumb to you, palm down, grab. Now take it. Elbow is down. I’m not taking too close to me because the mic is disturbing. From here, over his head or into his head. From here decide what you do. Do you attack him, or you just move away, disconnect? Again, please remember, natural response the basic technique of moving in, the hands are practically part of the wall. There’s a bit of shock absorbing, a bit of defending with the upper hand, staying high. I’m just adding some things compared to what we did, in addition to what we have in the curriculum, and also repetition on these things, on these elements and principles.

Again, hand defense, hands defense. It’s not an excellent defense, some level of absorbing. Body defense go deep and fast. That’s very important. What’s the dangerous area? The first swinging, big radius. That’s the dangerous area. The more you are going closer, the safer you are. Go as deep as you can. If he is aiming at the head, still, almost always his palms are lower. If you go low, you are in more danger than if you stay high. Raise your shoulder, move in, expose big muscles. From here, attack. That’s the idea. We’re cool? Alive. Great. Now the question is, what do we do if we have this type of natural response? It was a different technique. Next time guys. All the best. See you. Cheers.

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