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Old 07-10-2018, 12:01 AM
 
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When it comes to defending against punches what approach do you find most effective?

This guy isn't big on using traditional martial arts blocks. He prefers covering.




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Old 07-10-2018, 12:13 AM
 
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I like the covering approach. It seems like something that the average person can do against an aggressive attacker. Boxing slips are used in mma but they seem like they require more practice and skill.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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There's no clear answer, like he's trying to imply that there is and his way is better. He's speaking from a grappler's standpoint (as he's a BJJ Black Belt). He wants to close the distance and grapple, not throw hands.

The block he's against, looks like what the Krav Magoos do, with the 2 hands. If you suck at fighting and very weak, ie. a woman, old, and old woman, etc.....then this is probably your best bet, otherwise the goofy, untrained haymaker may power it's way through a 1 handed block. This is what Krav Magoo teaches to their Noobs....also, it's a component of their "360 whateverthefreak"...where this is also how they disarm guns, knives, etc.

Now if you cover, like he's saying, then you're still eating most of the impact of those punches. Someone my size and skill level will hurt me if I covered like that. So doing this is banking on my grappling skills once I get close. Someone good would start moving while punching to not let me get close enough to grapple, and pick the holes that this cover leaves open.

The block he's against can also work with 1 hand, which is harder to pull off, but much better b/c your other hand is free. You usually have to time it right, although not needing to be perfect.....as the punch comes & you meet it near it's point of maximum impact (which is your face), it will stop it from hitting you. Too early or too late and you will eat some or most of it. The weaker you are vs. the other guy, then the better your timing needs to be.

There's also the grabbing the ear cover with elbow high and pointed at attackers (and you may get lucky elbowing him in the face should he moves forward hard). This is a much better cover vs. bare knuckles, but your whole body is open.

There are no perfect techniques and they all have their pros & cons. This is how we teach noobs, to cover and to block. In the UFC, when someone's covering like he's advocating, then they're usually about to be knocked the F out. This is like the panic move. IMO, it's better to block first and if you're getting F'ed up anyway....you will cover automatically, pretty much.....as you're about to get KTFO.

Slips are for higher levels. But lets face it, if I'm fighting Mike Tyson in a street fight, I wouldn't slip ****....I'd be covering in panic....so the answer is, there's no answer and this guy is not an expert on striking....he may be good at BJJ but not striking.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:42 PM
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Well this video showed that the gun only helped because there was a 2nd person with one.

If she was alone with her gun, then she'd eat this exact haymaker that the OP was talking about needing training to block (in the video). And if she didn't get KTFO, how fast do you think she could've drawn her gun before the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. haymakers came by.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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Old 07-18-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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Here are some defense options against the jab.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvna...ist=WL&index=4
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