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BEST WAY TO FOLLOW UP A BLOCKED PUNCH

One idea in self-defence is to hit from where your hands are, as this makes any follow-up more efficient and likely to land. It is a very simple Wing Chun concept. The idea is two-fold: It avoids telegraphing your punch It maximises efficiency of both the punch AND the follow-up Pulling your hands back when punching telegraphs your movement, the bad guy can literally see your punch or strike. Knowing how to throw a punch is crucial in any street […]

6 MENACING WAYS TO PSYCH OUT BIGGER OPPONENTS

Nothing is more frightening than facing an opponent who makes quiet, controlled, and purposeful movements in a fight. Especially when you can’t read what they are thinking or what they are capable of doing next. Creating a calm and intimidating presence can affect the even the most experienced fighters. Number 1 Don’t let your opponent lead the fight or make you rush. Set your own pace and make them work to your rate. This has a massive effect on the […]

3 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED IN MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING & NOT GIVE UP!

Motivation is your ability to begin and continue action. It’s what makes you wake up and want to train day in and day out. But how do we maintain our motivation when training becomes mundane? The Reality of Learning Martial Arts Before we discuss the simple steps to improve your motivation for martial arts training, let’s first briefly examine the reality of learning any skill. What day- to- day training is really about. “The Grind” appears when the new and exciting […]

Pro Boxing: Clinch Fighting Tips & Tricks

Wing Chun vs Boxing: Testing Wing Chun Chi Sao Skills on a PRO Boxer Watch the video below for a simple analysis about what happened.   About John McDermott John McDermott is an English heavyweight boxer from England. He is a two-time challenger for the British Heavyweight title and is the current English Heavyweight title holder. On 18 April 2008, McDermott won the vacant English heavyweight title, knocking out Pele Reid in the second round. He had fought for the […]

Setting Up the Double Over Hook Throw for Street Fights

Here’s a great alternative to punching that will end a Fight in Seconds. It’s taken from Jiu Jitsu and relies on throwing or slamming a bad guy to the concrete floor! The technique is to clinch and throw; that’s the knockout strike. The fall in itself can injure and disorientate your attacker. This gives you another option for Self Defence. There are 2 main ways to set up this throw: 1) To counter their punches Cover up and close the […]