Practicing single handed combinations

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Do you purposely train single handed combos while holding the attacking weapon holders wrist with your other hand? Or even being inches from a heavy big. I think there is a great benefit to this practice, even for those that are not in weapon based MAs. What say you?
 

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I practice it. I teach it. It doesn't matter if your weapon is a stick, a blade, your fist, or a sharply worded insult, controlling the other parties defensive tools is a useful skill.
 

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Yes absolutely. As a shorter guy half of my game is closing in to control you weapon hand and then hitting you while I have control.
 

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Do you purposely train single handed combos while holding the attacking weapon holders wrist with your other hand?
Weapon has

- short weapon and long weapon.
- cold weapon and hot weapon.

If your right hand is holding a

- spear (long weapon),
- RPG (hot weapon),

it makes little sense for your left hand to punch.

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Weapon has

- short weapon and long weapon.
- cold weapon and hot weapon.

If your right hand is holding a

- spear (long weapon),
- RPG (hot weapon),

it makes little sense for your left hand to punch.

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Think you forgot chain saws. Suppose I should have mention common non-firing street weapons ie knives, sticks, flame throwers, etc.
 

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Do you purposely train single handed combos while holding the attacking weapon holders wrist with your other hand? Or even being inches from a heavy big. I think there is a great benefit to this practice, even for those that are not in weapon based MAs. What say you?
We sometimes do this as exercise, ie. during fighting you are instructed to not be allowed to used your left, or right hand (sometimes we do the same with the legs)

I love those excercises and I tend to for some reason do better in the outcome of the fight than with two hands for some reason.

I think its because
- i find single armed combos tend to be faster and less telegraphing as they involve less torso movements. Only disadvantage is that they generate less power, so not as useful for my style, as we focus on body shots. But for strikes to head or neck, its way faster.
- easier for the my beginners brain to control one limb well, than two limbs. And its easier to rely on reflexes.
 

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Controlling the tool is not enough. As illustrated by Renaissance master Vicenzo de Rossi's famous sculpture, Hercules and Diomedes:

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Did I say "Renaissance"? Clearly he was going for Baroque!
this is Gold ...hahaha
 

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