By Rick Clark
Every sort of karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, or different martial artwork comprises the down block as a part of its kata, or varieties. The kinds are related adequate that martial artists will realize them as down blocks, even supposing the categorical block seems assorted from their very own sort. Taken jointly, those blocks make up a "universe of hundreds" of alternative adaptations at the simple block
75 Down Blocks explores this universe to seem for the underlying rules universal to all down blocks.
Author Rick Clark examines seventy-five varied attainable adaptations at the uncomplicated down block—with examples on find out how to use the down block to guard opposed to twelve forms of attacks—from wrist grabs and punches to kicks and assaults with a stick.
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Develop relationships with peers whom you respect- you can share your training experiences with each other and help each other make the most of your training time. The following are some recommendations: 1. Find mentors who are willing to help you in areas where you do not have expertise. A good mentor would be an individual who is both senior to you in experience or training-and still willing to work with you! You can even benefit from working with a mentor who is junior to you, if that person has developed an area of expertise in which you are lacking.
Again, one small part of your martial arts repertoire can be employed in a large number of common self-defense situations. And if you fit your training to that understanding, you should feel like the precious time you have for training is being used more efficiently and effectively. 21 TAKING THE INITIATIVE In the last chapter, I established a core group of techniques you are likely to see if attacked. Though th is kind of analysis-and planning-is necessary, there is more to self-defense than physical movements.
Throughout this book the central theme will be the application of the movement of the down block and the various ways this simple motion can be utilized in the various self-defense scenarios. DEFENSE AGAINST A KICK TECHNIQUE 1 The most basic of applications for a down block is often described as a block to a front kick. " It is a low-level explanation, and even a cursory examination of the technique will demonstrate serious flaws. Figure 1-1 : Here your opponent is facing you in a free-sparring stance, with a considerable distance between the two of you.
75 Down Blocks Refining Karate Technique: A Systematic Approach to Elevating Your Skills (Tuttle Martial Arts) by Rick Clark