By Rick Clark
Every sort of karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, or different martial paintings comprises the down block as a part of its kata, or varieties. The varieties are related adequate that martial artists will realize them as down blocks, although the explicit block appears to be like various from their very own variety. Taken jointly, those blocks make up a "universe of hundreds" of other adaptations at the uncomplicated block
75 Down Blocks explores this universe to appear for the underlying rules universal to all down blocks.
Author Rick Clark examines seventy-five assorted attainable diversifications at the easy down block—with examples on the right way to use the down block to shield opposed to twelve types of attacks—from wrist grabs and punches to kicks and assaults with a stick.
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Figure 4-3: Deflect your opponent's right hand with the chambering action of your left hand. At the same time scoop his ankle with your right hand, pulling your hand toward your hip. Figure 4-4: By maintaining control of your opponent's right leg, you should be able to disrupt his balance as you step forward. Figure 4-S: Continue to sweep your left hand downward, as in a down block motion, to throw your opponent. 39 40 75 DowN BLOCKS DEFENSE AGAINST ASAME-SIDE WRIST GRAB One of the most common ways an individual will attempt to control your movement is to grab your wrist, arm, or lapel.
This technique is quite simple and, at the same time, very effective. Figure S-1: Your opponent grabs your right wrist with his left hand. Figure S-2: Chamber your right hand, which should begin to loosen your opponent's grip or even completely dislodge it. Figure S-3: Using your left forearm, strike your opponent's left forearm, or you could target Large Intestine 11 (Figure So). This should dislodge his grip and begin to turn his body in a clockwise direction. Figure S-4: You can maintain contact with his left forearm with your forearm or grab his sleeve.
However, as you turn, allow your forearm to begin to apply pressure on the little-finger side of your opponent's hand. Once your elbow passes over the top of your opponent's forearm begin to apply pressure toward the ground. Figures 1G-2a, 1G-2b, 1G-2c, and 1G-2d: Note how the position of the lock is similar to nikyo. Nikyo (sometimes Kikajo) is the Japanese term for one of five basic immobilization techniques used in aikido. Nikyo refers to the second of these techniques- the position of your opponent's wrist and arm forms an "$" shape, and pressure is applied to the wrist.