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Old 06-07-2016, 08:10 AM   #28
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Re: "Sly's combative concepts"

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
What kind of martial artist views "careless" and "unaware" as acceptable states?
Most people, who train in martial arts, are not the primary example of a warrior with all of the psychological traits. The fact is you could be walking down the street thinking about your job, family, training and somebody comes up to you and says "Excuse me. My phone battery died. Can you tell me what time it is?" you say "Sure, it's..." BAM. You wouldn't even know what hit you. Not to mention other situations, after drinks, exhaustion after a hard training, day at the job etc. Even in the old days warriors where killed in ambushes.

And if you are careless and unaware, why on earth would you expect any technique to be available in time?
Certain techniques like Ikkyo are always available. What i was asking is how would he technically train against a sucker punch not what specific technique he could use. The fact is anybody can be punched like that, the only thing you can do is work on your movement, body positioning, so you don't stand right in front of somebody on the street, Maai or distance between you and the person you are talking to and most importantly to get your hands up as fast as possible. Again these aren't some technical specifics just some pointers which again don't have to actually make a difference but can come in handy.

Last edited by MrIggy : 06-07-2016 at 08:20 AM.
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