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Defense Movements

This section shows the complete movements with arms and legs together. These will be the movements which make up the defense techniques, so it is important to practice them individually so you understand them clearly before adding several different movements together.

Each of these movement explanations contain several components:

  • Description of the movement
  • The execution of the movement – how to perform
  • Transitioning between movements
  • Practice drills. These will contain drills to practice the arm / hand movements in a stationary position so you can concentrate on your arm movements, then performing the movement while stepping forward and backward.

    All of these movements will be practiced while stepping forward and backward – forward so you can close the gap to your attacker and block before they are completely ready, and backward in case they are too close and you need more space.
The fist punch withe the rear hand is the most basic of strikes in any martial art. It is a ‘natural’ movement – this is what everyone sees in a…
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The jab is the description for the leading hand to snap out in a punch. This is used a lot in martial arts free sparring, or in street fighting, but…
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The Palm Strike is almost identical to the rear hand Punch except that the impact is taken on the palm of an open hand instead of the knuckles. This can be…
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The Downward Block is a common initial block from either a push or a strike. While this is similar to the inward block, the advantage is this one lowers the…
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The Lower Block is an incredibly versatile movement and can be used for a great range of techniques. As with most movements, just because it is called a block does…
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The Upper Block, the Lower Block and the Outer Forearm block are all very similar - they just are performed at different heights. As with all the others, while this…
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The Inward Block is one of the most basic of blocks – it is simply a slapping motion using the palm, from the outside of the body to the inside. {igallery…
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There are two main types of backfist - side, which is performed horizontally, and front, where it is performed downward. The Backfist is another Kinetic technique – it doesn’t rely…
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The Downward Backfist, like the Sideward Backfist, does not rely on the strike going straight out like a punch, but instead relies on swinging the arm and building up speed. {igallery…
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The elbows are a great weapon, as it does not require much force to hurt, and there is little chance you can hurt yourself. Not only this, but is better…
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