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fighting with my back forward

I have a short sparing footage here on the site,

You can see there few things:

1. We spar bare handed – this practice many things, such as force control (we all go home the way we came)

2. I move pretty slowly – safety and friendship prevent working in full aggressive mode. Since aggression is fast-intended-unified-movement, that aimed for damage, I don’t use it in friendly sparing. I can move much faster.

3. I stand with my back at a beginning of a “mini-round” – that might look stupid and ineffective. However here are several reasons to do so: a. this is unregular, that means I have the principle of surprise on my side. b. most people will strike to the head or kick the legs, if I stand this way, so I need and can cover a small and anticipated zone for defense. c. perhaps I got an injury in my front (which I did), and I wand to protect the area. d. the back can withstand hits. e. of course this is not an ideal position for a fight (or is it sometimes - Back to a, b), however, fights will not always find us in an ideal fighting stance. So, train non ideally, since life isn’t a sport arena. f. in a sport arena, fighters are fighting 1 on 1 in a fair fight, fair weight with rules. In real life you might not always fight a single person, so you might find yourself standing with your back to the attacker. Or even be surprised from the back while fronting someone.

In real life there is no “ideal”. Ideal is not to fight. Ideal stance for ending conflicts is pizza and beer.

you can train for ideal, or train for anything to come. Your choice.



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