The moment that you move your leading leg, the moment that the distance between you and your opponent has changed.
When you move your back leg first, you don't have to take any risk. If your opponent's leg can't reach to your leading leg (and your body), when you move your back leg, his leg...
This is a good way to train the timing for sweep. When you lift one of your opponent's legs off, before that foot land back down, you sweep his rooting leg.
The shin bite will work here too without any timing issue. This is why you should train shin bite (timing is not important) before you...
- back leg to sweep.
- leading leg to shin bite, scoop, sticky lift, scoop kick.
The sweep should be trained in the following order:
shin bite (45 degree downward) -> scoop (horizontal) -> sticky lift (vertical) -> scoop kick (45 degree upward)-> sweep (45 degree upward)
In CMA, it's always a good idea to move your back foot first. Just like the cross comes after the jab, the front foot advance is better to be after the back foot advance.
You don't want your opponent to scoop your leading foot.
You have presented a good example why one should not cross his legs. At 0.40 and 0.50, if his opponent uses left foot to sweep his right foot, he will be down.
In the following clip, when he uses "cover step", his low leg is parallel to the ground until his foot lands on the other side of his...
When you line up your back foot with with both of your opponent's feet, if you move in from that angle, you will have the following advantages:
- No matter how your opponent may move his leading leg, his leading will always be under your attacking range.
- Your opponent's back hand will have no...
When you walk, you are crossing your legs. If you move toward your opponent, to cross your legs has no issue. It's when you move side way and when you are in your opponent's kicking range, there will be issue there.
Most of the foot sweep require 2 contact points.
1. Your foot on your...
CMA also use this approach too.
- run long distance,
- carry heavy weight,
- train human flag,
- train pole hanging,
you try to think about anything except your body. This way you can take more physical pain than you normally can.
One night I walked in a dark alley in Rio de Janeiro, a guy had his back against the wall, he looked at me, looked at my watch, looked at me, and looked at my watch again. He then turned his head around. Next night I had blue jean and leather jacket on with my long hair (a long hair China man...
At 0.37 of your clip, your opponent's left Fu Shou is on top of your right Tan Shou. Why don't you rotate your right arm counter-clockwise and use your right hand to grab on his left wrist?
One thing that I don't understand about the WC sticky hand training is the missing of "avoid contact -...
One has to train how to deal with punches. Some MA styles such as Aikido just don't train enough in this area.
The training is simple. Your opponent tries to knock your head off. You try not to get knocked down. Try for 1 minute per round. Test 15 rounds daily.
This is why I believe not to get punched is the most important MA skill.
- beginner training stage, if your opponent throws 100 punches at you and no punch can land on your body,
- advance training stage, if you don't allow your opponent to throw more than 10 punches,
Not if you guide your opponent's leading arm to jam his own back arm. If you also bite your shin bone into your opponent's leading leg, you don't have to worry about his legs either.
Do untrained guys know how to do this? I don't think so.
One will need to train at least 4 basic leg skills to attack his opponent's
- right leg from outside.
- right leg from inside.
- left leg from inside.
- left leg from outside.
Now we get into the 4 sides principles.
What you have described is the separate hands principle.
- Upward separate hands (for head lock, or over hook).
- Downward separate hands (for bear hug, under hook, or double legs).
- Right up, left down separate hands (for front belt hold).
- Right down, left up separate hands (for shoulder...
If we compare wrestling, Judo, and Aikido, we can see that their contact points are different.
- Wrestlers like to control the shoulder gate.
- Judo guys like to control the elbow gate.
- Aikido guys like to control the wrist gate.
Why are the difference? IMO, the closer the control, the less...