Basic Principles from your Feet
by, 06-05-2010 at 06:28 PM (2014 Views)
Principles from the feet
- Keep shoulders, knees, and toes in line (vertically) in both a square and staggered stance
- Perfect your penetration step
- Elevation change - ducks and high crotch
- Sprawl with feet back and hips in
- Weight should be applied to your opponent with your hips
- Keep position while circling and don?t go to extremes
- Don?t over expose yourself while moving
Drills to improve these principles:
- In/Out Penetration (step in and back out without losing position)
- Circle Sprawl (constant motion sprawling while circling away from your opponent)
- Wall Sit (up against a wall, knees at right angle)
- Wall penetration (penetrate by exploding into a *padded* wall.)
- Shot/Sprawl drill (in video)
The six basic principles of the Step Back:
- Single Dumps
- Squat Back, circle.
- Stand up escapes
- Lead with back.
- Duck-unders generally require a step back to circle behind for takedown
- 2 on 1 control-circling
- Front headlock Sprawl
- Over and Under Sprawl
The five basic principles of Head Position:
- Use a solid, low stance with head pressure for set-up and defense
- Use power penetrations to the center of your opponent for doubles, singles, high-crotches, etc
- Keep tight side pressure for head outside singles
- When your head is trapped you must work to keep the hips free and moving.
- This is essential for low singles/doubles, and countering front headlocks.
- Where the head goes, the body follows.
- This is essential when dealing with sag headlocks and for maintain balance in general.
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