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Technique Focus: Roundhouse Kick to Upper Arm

The roundhouse kick to the upper arm of an opponent is a very powerful thing. It does not only score, but it does a lot of damage as well. Absorbing kicks to the upper arm is a very bad idea. No one knows what it is liken to be kicked with that amount of force from a pro. It is a very hard thing to handle.

Key Takeaways:

  • A roundhouse kick to an opponent’ supper arms can cause damage and score high in competition.
  • A roundhouse kick can weaken an opponent’s punches and weaken their guard.
  • A roundhouse kick can be used both offensively and defensively when proper technique is followed.

“”In Muay Thai, a kick that lands on the arms of an opponent is a scoring strike. Not only does it score, it can do a lot of damage.””

How to use wing Chun to takedown in a street fight

A Master teaches how to take somebody down to the ground during a confrontation, how to do it while they are punching, and how to respond when they kick, and what to do once you have your opponent on the ground. He’s passionate, exciting, and exploding with knowledge that only true martial artists possess. Those who understand that “Every battle is won before it’s ever fought” will appreciate this video.

Key Takeaways:

  • Master Wong demonstrates how to use Wing Chung to defend yourself
  • The takedown is best used against an opponent who comes at you punching and kicking.
  • Once your opponent is down, you can inflict further damage to keep him down so that he does not attack again.

“My favorite quote, when he gets up from pinning the guy and says: “No problem?? No problem. No problem.””

Joe Lewis talks about Bruce Lee and kickboxing – YouTube

When you watch a action movie you always wonder if that actor or actress is doing their own stunts. Often times, they will have what are called stunt doubles which are people who are professional stunt doers. However, there is one man who never needed a stunt double and his name is Bruce Lee. He was a really good martial artist and this video demonstrates his kickboxing abilities as well. His movement is so fast that it looks unreal.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joe Lewis met Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee tried to give him some advice about a new style but he ignored it. However, later on he trained with him and learned a lot.
  • Bruce Lee helped Joe Lewis become a better fighter.
  • The greatness of Bruce Lee changed fighting around the world.

“The father of American kick boxing”

Using the knife from the closed guard by Ray Floro

Using the knife from the bottom of a closed guard is a very tough thing. When it comes to handling a knife in a fight, it is a very serious thing that needs to be approached with great care. Your hands and positioning is very important when it comes to getting into a fight with a knife. There are many moves you need to understand.

Key Takeaways:

  • Normally in combat situations, involving a weapon, using distance as an ally, by keeping as much of it between oneself and one’s adversary, is a good guiding principal.
  • However, should close fighting prove necessary, for example, one gets knocked to the ground and one’s adversary moves into a dominant stance, a back up plan is necessary.
  • Ray Floro demonstrates a way to use the knife, when under such close guard, a technique that could actually transfer to other types of weapons as well.

“The big mistake with a knife is, you extend your arm.”

Do not PUNCH in a street fight – avoid leg takedown

A lot of people probably think that they should punch the other person in a street fight. In reality, it is exactly the opposite. You need to avoid a leg take down and not punch at all. You have to absorb the hits and protect your head at the same time. If you guy goes for your leg, you lock him down and deliver an elbow to his head.

Key Takeaways:

  • Master Wing Chun demonstrates why it is best to avoid punches when engaging in street fighting.
  • He further asserts that leg take down is also not a good option for this type of fighting.
  • Better street fight options include elbowing your opponent, which can be an especially vicious tactic when aimed at the spine, or the vulnerable back of the neck.

More on Master Wong can be found on his Youtube channel.

Weapons and the Newbie

After being asked to review a video Bradbury made a shocking discovery. The young man was clearly untrained. He was using a wooden sword called a bokken. It is hard to seriously injure yourself with a bokken but it’s not impossible to do. All weapons can hurt you if used improperly so it’s best to find a a teacher who knows what they’re doing. Learning from the internet or action flicks can result in serious injury or even death.

Key Takeaways:

  • All weapons are dangerous to varying degrees, but all of them have the potential to actually kill people. Sure, sure, some of use weapon-like props for tricking and dancing, but even these can seriously injure someone under the right conditions.
  • Movies and tv also give a very, very false impression of how bad it is to get hit or cut with weapons. You cannot take as many hits as you see the hero or villain take and then run around with maybe a cut or bruise on the face.
  • With the advent of the internet, the problem is much bigger. You have untrained people putting out their own videos on YouTube. You have untrained folks wielding all sorts of weapons

“All weapons are dangerous to varying degrees, but all of them have the potential to actually kill people. Sure, sure, some of use weapon-like props for tricking and dancing, but even these can seriously injure someone under the right conditions.”

http://www.thestickchick.com/2017/07/weapons-and-newbie.html

How to Avoid Street Fights and How to Win


Photo by Rick Hustead

They key to winning a physical confrontation is to simply avoid them before they start. This is easier said than done. But, with the right state of mind and restraint, a person can likely bypass a potentially terrible situation and simply walk away without a scratch. They key is to know the motivations of your wood-be attacker and how to evade their prompts and taunts and to respond by not looking vulnerable.

Key Takeaways:

  • The key to boosting long-term personal security in dangerous places is to avoid planting or nourishing the seeds of bad intentions. Not doing vigilante work in a gang-infested city is No. 1 on my list.
  • To avoid falling into the criminal’s trap, do not stand in the open or against a wall. Putting your back to a light pole or mailbox is better. That protects your back against a secondary attacker and gives you an obstacle with which you can frustrate frontal attacks.
  • The robbery-motivated attacker is best foiled by closing his window of opportunity through avoidance tactics like walking instead of waiting for a bus; pacing, as if your ride is late, instead of standing; carrying something in your hand;

“The robbery-motivated attacker is best foiled by closing his window of opportunity through avoidance tactics like walking instead of waiting for a bus; pacing, as if your ride is late, instead of standing; carrying something in your hand;”

To access the whole article:

http://blackbeltmag.com/daily/self-defense-training/how-to-avoid-street-fights-when-you-can-and-how-to-win-street-fights-when-you-cant-avoid-them/

Jackie Chan is on a one-man explosive mission in The Foreigner

Jackie Chan is starring in the movie “The Foreigner” which releases in October 2017. The movie is a thriller and is directed by Martin Campbell. Chan co-stars with Pierce Brosnan. The movie’s follows the premise of a distraught father seeking revenge for his slain daughter.

Although this movie’s plot follows a standard formula, it does offer viewers a star studded cast playing unique roles.

Jackie Chan is on a one-man explosive mission in The Foreigner

Training with THE European Boxing Champion

The European champion can be a role model for a box training robot, keeping distance, making a sort of punches, tracking power of shots, speed, directions and patterns of hits. He is training with all the world champions at a gym and it is an advertisement to show boxers that they can be the best they can be at San Padres Boxing club

Key Takeaways:

  • Wing Chun demonstrates his own rapid fire technique, taking on Anthony Yiget, who is a current European boxing champion, still in his prime years.
  • A very agile Wing Chun finds that Yiget can actually keep up with him quite well.
  • Yiget is the first Swedish World Champion in 30 years and slated soon to enter a reverse Swedish World Championship competition.

“Wing Chun Martial Arts Master trains with boxing champion Anthony Yiget.”

Muay Thai Strategic by Ajarn Buck Grant

The linked video was a promotional for an upcoming video series showing casing various styles and techniques used in Muay Thai martial arts. The video contained slow motion sequences of two different fighters displaying their abilities with some music in the background to set the mood. While now exact release date was promised, the video ends with a “coming soon” caption and a link to the creator’s website.

Key Takeaways:

  • This video is instructional on how to do Muay Thai tactics, not only using self defense, they also cover combat sports as well.
  • This video has two constant characters as well one trainer, and one trainee.
  • They show up close contact moves and then break it down for you pretty fast. It looks like a preview of something I could buy.

“Cover your wrist, wrist on top of wrist, surrounding the head.”