The best block

Here’s a quick tip going towards the end of the training week – the best block for your sparring and self-defence.


That’s right – get out of the way!. Moving sideways to take you out of the way of attacks is a crucial skill in your sparring and self-defence, and opens up windows for you to counter strike most effectively. A good exercise is to practice moving your rear foot towards your back while blocking inwards with a front, palm or reverse low block and pivoting on the ball of your front foot. This will redirect your attack and put you in an excellent position to counter attack. Moving backwards can also be highly effective as it allows you to exploit an opening created by a missed strike.

Keep training hard and think about where you move when you spar!

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