Fighting Combination: Finding the Gaps

By Practical Kata Bunkai on In this short video I share a combination we worked to illustrate the idea that the opponent closing down one technique can often make an opening for another technique. The core combination was 1) Jab to the head. 2) If the opponent raises their arms, then cross to the body. 3) If the cross is blocked, we step to an angle and come over the opponent’s arms with a hook to the head. 4) If the opponent gets the arms up to cover hook, we adjust distance and sneak a mid-level roundhouse kick under the opponent’s arms to the body. We then played with various options from the end of the kick. Having illustrated the concept, students were then encouraged to play with it in sparring. All the best, Iain My Newsletter: My App: Shop:

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