## Movement Pattern Drill

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### Movement Pattern Drill

Movement Pattern Drill:

Drill:

All movement is done by moving your centre.

Step ONE:

Pick a line of force.

Ie. The typical straight punch from the front.

Have them run through each of the movements finding the one that suits the attack and them best.

Linear:

The Cross: Forward, Backward, Left and Right.

The X: Forward left 45 degrees, Back right 45 degrees, Forward right 45 degrees and Back left 45 degrees.

Note: there are a multitude of linear options between these basic ones.

Revolve:

Pivot and revolve your centre around to the rear clockwise, Pivot and revolve your centre around to the front counter-clockwise, Pivot and revolve your centre around to the rear counter-clockwise and pivot and revolve your centre around to the front clockwise.

Rotation:

Turn around your centre to the left, and turn around your centre to the right.

Combinations:

Move on a linear line and revolve.

Have them explore which movements place them in the best strategic position.

Which movements allow them to strike while avoiding.

Which movements feel better to them – caution against going with a movement simply because it is familiar.

Step TWO:

Change the starting point of the strike but retain the same line of force.

Ie. Have the attack come from 45 degrees.

Repeat the movements and evaluation.

Step THREE:

Change the starting point of the strike but retain the same line of force.

Ie. Have the attack come from 90 degrees (from the side.)

Step FOUR:

Play with straight lines of force from all angles and all weapons – hand, foot, knee, elbow etc.

Step FIVE:

Repeat all of the about with a curved incoming line of force from the looping sucker punch to a proper hook.

Step SIX:

Continue with various lines of incoming force.

This is a basic step I use to begin to teach reading the attack.

Make the student become aware of what movements are the worst for each line of force and which ones they prefer and which ones are the best. These may not be the same as the ones they prefer and that should be working in operant conditioning.
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### Re: Movement Pattern Drill

Most excellent Rick, Thank you.

You will be surprised how many advanced Uechi students resist this type of training...saying Uechi teaches to hold your ground and block or Jam with arms and legs. Not that this is wrong, but it won't work with every attacker...now envision a confrontation with this guy, adrenalized to the max, coming after you.

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