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Footwork for Defence

Postby RobP3 on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:12 am

Some ideas on footwork for defence, hands for offence

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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby Tiga Pukul on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:20 am

Nice, this footwork is the bread and butter of our type of Silat. The only difference with us is that you seems to use slight bob and weave when moving in, we tend not to do that.
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby GrahamB on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:31 am

I really like the idea of using your feet for defence and your arms for the attack. Nice work Rob.
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby RobP3 on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:34 am

Thanks guys. TP yes, I often see parallels with good silat work, changing levels, getting in close, etc As for bob and weave it may be something I do, there's no fixed way of working. At the top level you see very little head movement but those guys are three steps ahead of whatever you try and do to them!
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby middleway on Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:07 am

A valuable lesson for all of the 'rooted to the spot' types. Thanks Rob.
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby everything on Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:42 am

thanks a lot. i was about to ask about to ask about a boxing sort of tight guard and then you explained cons of only covering and not moving and doing something else.
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby GrahamB on Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:58 am

While I like this concept of movement - I also like the concept of the Philly Shell - The Mendoza guard - Wing Chun's Bong Sau.

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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby everything on Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:01 am

I think that answers my question as well. These examples seem to show covering/guarding while moving (ok leaning instead of footwork). I think Bruce Lee talked a lot about this in his books. You want to emphasize footwork, but sometimes, quick body moves are needed.
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby GrahamB on Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:05 am

Yeah - mix it up - do both :)
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby RobP3 on Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:35 am

As a starting point, go with whatever moves first. This is usually the head if someone is punching at it. But, as I say in the clip, let everything else then follow. Leaning is ok above, especially in boxing, but it leaves the legs vulnerable, for kicks or for take downs (the Gracies showed that, right?)
So yes, move the head, but then move the feet! As skill develops and fear lessens, there is less overt head movement.
We train drills where movement is initiated from the head, the hand, the foot, this helps people with the concept of not only getting out of the way but of moving into a useful position
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby GrahamB on Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:39 am

Yes..... but I want you to take me down - that's my plan lol ;D

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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby Wanderingdragon on Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:48 am

Excellent, there need be no further argument on the reason traditional Chinese martial arts determine to stay on their feet in effort to defeat their opponent.
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby Trick on Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:05 am

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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby RobP3 on Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:07 am

Wanderingdragon wrote:Excellent, there need be no further argument on the reason traditional Chinese martial arts determine to stay on their feet in effort to defeat their opponent.


Determining to stay on your feet and actually staying on your feet can be two different things though!
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Re: Footwork for Defence

Postby Wanderingdragon on Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:05 am

No doubt, that’s in the training and skill level. Aaannnnd FOOTWORK ;D
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