2Green wrote:Mr. Wilson said:
"However, if we are aware of the situation and prepared for an attack to come the distance to reach your arm out and block the strike is equal to or longer than the distance to reach out and strike the aggressor."
...The way we train, there is no distinction between "blocking the strike" and "striking the aggressor".
ALL BLOCKS strike the aggressor in a manner intended to hurt, damage, dissuade and render the aggressor vulnerable.
We don't train to stand there and swat incoming limbs, we use
the opportunity to punish the aggressor with a counterattack that locks-out his intended attack while delivering our own.
That, to me, is what a "block" really is. A counterattack that locks out the aggressor's attack while delivering our own.
Every "block" (hate that word) that we train is a counter, not a defense.
The "block" IS the counterattack.
"Blocks" in the classical defensive sense, only work once, in a surprise situation, hypothetically, maybe.
But Mr. Wilson's scenario has us "prepared".
This gives us the luxury of time...to move IN...
MikeK wrote:If he comes up the center take his side or get behind him. A little tai sabki and a little receiving can help gain advantage.
Unlike a Herman Munster punch, a quick controlled jab takes all of about a tenth of a second to fire and retract.
Moreover, if he is not standing in glue he will expect you to move and be tracking and adjusting his facing, firing multiple jabs as you do, and ready to fire a rear hand at any time.
I agree with the idea of *subtle* movement, a tiny angle off of a few degrees while firing a counter jab for example is reasonable, as are other counters that take milliseconds vs. many tenths of a second. But I feel that saying, "just get his side" is somewhat misleading in terms of what is and what is not possible, in terms of movement/reaction time against something like a true jab fired off by a competent fighter.
MikeK wrote:Who is waiting for the jab?
MikeK wrote:Why would I stand in jabbing range?
MikeK wrote:Why can't I parry? Why can't I cover? Why can't I kick? Why can't I read his attack (CWCT)?
MikeK wrote: Just how competent is this boxer? Why is he competent and the karateka is not?
The jab or other controlled center attack is one of the fastest hand attacks there is.. It's about time and reaction time delay – the jab uses very little time and the reaction delay problem will always be there for the 'defender.' Again this was about a displacing intercepting counter attack.
MikeK wrote:Gotcha Jim. I gave a general response on purpose because there are many variables and options. Just wondering if you are approaching this as if in "clean room", pure technique vs technique?
Rick Wilson wrote:I don’t think of this as blocking but closing and jamming so maybe it is just a terminology thing.
What binds all these "solutions" together is that they all use the smallest possible amount of time, motion and energy to deploy and destroy – this is my operative refinement rule.
Van Canna wrote:And I saw that 'rule' in action when you taught me how to read and handle a jab/jabs.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest