Close them Off vs. Open Them Up

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  1. Danny T

    Danny T Senior Master

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    Have never heard the term 'shikau' but the 'dead' angle' I know as being in a position relative to the opponent where it is very difficult for him/her to continue their attack while being easy for you to control their balance or movement. It is more of a tactical principle of positioning rather than a specific position.
     
  2. JP3

    JP3 2nd Black Belt

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    While I agree, I need to ask you if you've found other positions that "fit" besides Gerry's creepy place behind the arm/shoulder?
     
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    My preference is to go to their outside/back side if possible. Plenty of targets available and I am more of a counter fighter anyways. If you stay to their inside, you increase your chance of getting hit. That and I am a tall guy, so I can take advantage of my limbs reach that way.

    I know that my wife is the opposite. She is shorter so she likes to use hit and run tactics by blitzing in to her opponents inside, get a few shots off, and then get out.

    Both work and a lot of it has to do with your strong points in relation to your opponents. It also has to do with what strategy makes the most sense in your head.
     
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    That's an easy one. In any system, it is ideal to be where you can hit them but they can't hit you. Outside gate all day long.
     
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