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Shizentai
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a different go-to menu depending on what my opponent is like. Factors such as their and my relative reach, speed, and taste for their own waza are all important.

If I'm against someone who initiates with the same combos all the time, that makes my life easier.

For people who tend to start out by throwing round techniques (hook punches, ridge hand strikes, back-fists, roundhouse kicks, etc.), I tend to either blitz up the midline with very linear strikes, or play it safe and use my right hand blocking their right attack (or left on left) to pull them too far into their own spin.

For people who tend to lead by blitzing up the midline with more linear strikes, I take a 45deg angle of whichever side the strike is on to get to the back of their shoulder and I do something circular. If I get the timing and distance just right, I'll give a roundhouse or a sweep or a ridge hand at the same time as I step. Most importantly, I'm out of danger, and I can play that game all day.

When it's my turn to initiate, I ask myself "what does my opponent expect me to do?" The answer to that question can have to do with previous experience the opponent has had fighting me, or perhaps what they are just used to seeing in general, or, if I'm lucky, some rash assumptions they'll make about me based on my appearance. I set up a trap, then give them something different. Sometimes it's rather elaborately planned. I'll practice a bunch of one technique in front of everyone when warming up, just so they'll think that is my tokui, but I'll use something different when the right moment comes. Sometimes I just let an idea come to me on the fly.

So I guess you could say I don't have a tokui waza, but that's not really true either. It's just more like a choose your own adventure game.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If all else fails, puch him on the nose!
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singularity6
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Armstrong wrote:
If all else fails, puch him on the nose!


"Punch'em in the face" is what I always say!
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
Alan Armstrong wrote:
If all else fails, puch him on the nose!


"Punch'em in the face" is what I always say!
But what happens when both fighters receive the same advice?

https://youtu.be/bu1Rl32RDK8
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Armstrong wrote:
singularity6 wrote:
Alan Armstrong wrote:
If all else fails, puch him on the nose!


"Punch'em in the face" is what I always say!
But what happens when both fighters receive the same advice?

https://youtu.be/bu1Rl32RDK8

Then he whom makes effective contact first, just might end up victories.




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bushido_man96
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Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Alan Armstrong wrote:
singularity6 wrote:
Alan Armstrong wrote:
If all else fails, puch him on the nose!


"Punch'em in the face" is what I always say!
But what happens when both fighters receive the same advice?

https://youtu.be/bu1Rl32RDK8

Then he whom makes effective contact first, just might end up victories.



Heh, great minds think alike...but after the concussion subsides....
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simultaneously blocking or deflecting or moving out of the way of being hit and striking the opponent works best for me.

There is space between you and your opponent and knowing where to be in that space is a very real advantage.

For an opponent to use the appropriate technique, is a problem for those that are technique based, as for the skilled, it is to never be in a position that the opponent can use a technique fully.

Fair to say, controlling or mothering the opponent's space while keeping one's own intacked as much as possible, doesn't leave much room for the opponent's techniques, as it is one thing to have many techniques and another to have the room or luxury of space to use them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fan of deflecting and countering as well. Blocking can be beneficial at times, as well as jamming, especially against someone who tends to be faster and more athletic. But making a living doing that can be rough. I like to try to deflect and work angles, giving myself a better position to attack from.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This video link below, matches my sentiments on having a favourite technique list or not.

As it is usually the opponent that makes the options available to move in to a position by whichever technique or method is suitable in the moment, as opposed to using set ups that might or might not work.

https://youtu.be/vZlMT3UeRJ4
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