G2 Training Program

Sliding Defense Against a Straight Punch G2 -Training Syllabus

Inside sliding defense against a straight punch with a strike at the end of the defense. Here, we have a combination of hand defense…

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Inside sliding defense against a straight punch with a strike at the end of the defense. Here, we have a combination of hand defense, the forearm, and a body defense moving diagonally forward. The hand defense is sort of a combination of a straight punch to the target, plus an inside defense with the forearm. The inside bony part of the forearm is being sent during the straight punch towards the attacker’s body, towards the attacker’s head. This forearm deflects the attack in sort of a sliding action. The contact between the attacker’s forearm and your forearm should be a light one. If there is a lot of friction, it will slow down your attack, and there will be no energy in the strike, in the contact, with the target. Sending the hands should be with a vertical fist. Naturally, the initial position, the initial stance, enables you to do an inside defense, which saves and dictates you do to an inside defense. The body defense is moving with the weight, maybe with a small step diagonally forward while creating a torque, a pivot of the body, to make it slimmer in relation to the attack. After the initial defense and counterattack, continue with another counterattack with the backhand, and more attacks as you see fit according to the situation.

In this dry drill, the sliding defense with a strike at the end, see how the fist is being sent towards the target, while the body moves out from the line of the attack. Body moves diagonally forward, with or without the step. The torque of the body is extremely important. This creates much more of a narrower target.

Outside sliding defense against a straight punch with a strike at the end of it. From the relevant stance that enables an outside defense with the front hand, send the defending hand diagonally upwards and forward. This hand defense creates a sliding action. With a little friction, you deflect the opponent’s arm diagonally upwards. It’s practically a combination of a straight punch and the outside defense number four, meaning upwards, rotating the pinky side of the forearm up to enable a stronger and faster defense. The combination between the outside defense and the straight punch creates a reasonable strike to the opponent’s chin or neck. Your forearm and elbow should be raised enough to deflect the strike over your head. The body defense is practically lowering the head and the body, while moving it diagonally forward. In the dry drill here, we can see mainly emphasizing the hand defense. How the forearm, while rotating, is coming up over the head and driving forward to strike the target.

A. Spinning Attacks, Strikes and Kicks

  1. Spinning back elbow (horizontal)
  2. Spinning back hammer strike (horizontal)
  3. Spinning defensive back kick. Including series and combinations.
  4. Spinning regular back kick.

B. Takedowns and Throws

  1. Front sweep kick (low roundhouse kick)
  2. Shoulder-push takedown (pull opponent’s knees) - From the rear
  3. Double leg takedown – from the front

C. Sliding Defense Against a Straight Punch

  1. Inside sliding defense while delivering a straight punch with same hand.
  2. Outside sliding defense while delivering a straight punch with same hand.

Notes: Both defenses are done with the front hand against the opposite hand (i.e. - left vs. right).

D. Double Hand Defense Against Kicks of an Unknown Height

  1. Back hand executing a low outside defense; front hand is, executing a high inside defense with the palm or forearm.
  2. Back hand executing a high inside defense; front hand is, executing a low outside defense with
    the palm or forearm.

E. Defense Against One-Handed Shirt Grabs

  1. Prevention
  2. Strong attacks with hands and/or legs – if required in a dangerous situation.
  3. Retreat and rotate using the upper arm.
  4. Retreat and rotate using the upper arm (as in no. 3) followed by leverage on the attacker's elbow. Done when no. 3 has failed.
  5. Defense against a one-handed shirt grab or pull from the rear - defender steps and turns, lifting his arm to his ear.

F. Escaping From Two-Handed Shirt Grabs

  1. Prevention
  2. Step back, insert opposite elbow – if dangerous situation follow with counterattacks
  3. With leverage on the attacker's wrist and/or elbow (step back and return with leverage).

G. Escaping Full Nelson

  1. Prevention – grab opposite hand and counterattack
  2. Scraping and creating leverage on finger(s).

H. Defending Against Knife Attacks - Straight Stabs

  1. General solutions using the three types of kicks.
  2. Inside (diagonal) forearm defense - from the outside.
  3. Inside (sweeping) defense - to the inside.
  4. Instinctive / reflexive defenses – at close range
    1. Against a low stab - scooping outside defense, counterattack with leg and/or hand
    2. Against stabs at varying heights - inside palm defense, counterattack as possible.

Note: Practice techniques 1 and 4 from a passive stance. Start practicing techniques 2 and 3 from an appropriate ready stance. In the later stages, practice from a minimized ready stance. All without returning to the initial channel of attack

I. Defense Against Slashing Knife Attacks

  1. Inside defense against a low stab - to either side, grab and counterattack
  2. Inside defense, moving to the live side, send both forearms toward the weapon.
  3. Defense against stabbing motion with a stick held in a high hold – high inside defense.
  4. Defense against a horizontal straight thrust – stick held horizontally with both hands.

J. Defending Against a Straight Stab or Thrust with a Stick

  1. Inside defense against a low stab - to either side, grab and counterattack
  2. Inside defense, moving to the live side, send both forearms toward the weapon.
  3. Defense against stabbing motion with a stick held in a high hold – high inside defense.
  4. Defense against a horizontal straight thrust – stick held horizontally with both hands.

K. Dealing with a Continuing Attacker – Whilst Defending Against Different Kicks

  1. Attacker launches a second attack during the counteraction that the defender is doing against the first one.

L. Fighting Drills

    1. Controlled aggression, perseverance and determination drills.
    2. Slow and light fighting.
    3. Four-against-one fighting drills
    4. Simulated “real” fighting with protective gear.

 

Note: see G-1 for more information about protective and safety gear.

1. Escaping a One-Handed Shirt Grab

  • Use of leverage on the thumb – on the first and second joint.

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