Different Martial-Arts Perspective
My favorite method of becoming a better martial artist is to reread the information from a different perspective.
Looking at a defense principle from the opposite point of view is a super-useful exercise on your martial arts brain. Here’s what I am talking about:
First, in Part 1, I talked about gaining extra time with a move back, to achieve a breather. I also mentioned that we had already discussed how to respond when backed up against a wall.
There is a bunch of information, right there:
You could practice gaining the little-extra-reaction-time or how to respond when up against a wall. That’s a “given” in this discussion.
On the flip side, if you were to see someone trying to gain a breather on you with a step back, how could you “trump” that movement?
The same with the wall. Why does “Keith” feel that it’s bad to be backed against a wall? And if you were the aggressor, how could you use this knowledge to your benefit?
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Unplanned Kicks and More
Now, it’s time to pull out the “big guns.” (I guess this is just one of those times where I “obfuscate the opposition with obviously ornamental opinion.”)
Still with me?
I mentioned that a lot of martial artists plan their kicks. We already discussed the flip side of this in that we can see this change of balance or the counting of steps as giving us advanced notice of the kicks.
So, that’s not really the other side of the coin.
Hmm… how is your unplanned kicking?
Do you need to practice kicking with either foot on any given step of the advance? You need to be able to kick on the first, second, or third step with either foot, at will.