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Blocking Drills

The drills here are practicing the inital blocks from attacks. If you cannot block well, the counter movements you learn will not be effective - if you are good at blocking and mess up the counter, at least you will have a second attempt. These drills can be used in two ways:

1. With a partner. It is always better to learn these with a partner to get used to how fast the attack will come out, timing of your block with their attack, and the force required to block. It is also fun to practice with someone and discuss aspects of the technique.

2. Alone. Once you have learnt the blocks and have got used to them with a partner, the more you practice, the faster you will be. Any time you have 15 - 30 seconds, you can practice a block a few times. 

The inward block drill is a very simple and useful block. This version of the drill pushes the opponents hand inward - while this is good for reflex, in a…
  • Level of difficulty 2
The downward block drill practices moving the opponents hand out of the way so you can strike over the top of their arm.
  • Level of difficulty 2
The Outer Forearm drill is for practicing getting on the inside of the opponent
  • Level of difficulty 2
The double hand block drill practices a very versatile block. This one is used heavily throughout the defenses.
  • Level of difficulty 3
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