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Dragontao
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One of the if the most important self defense drill is the elbow knee flow drill. It's simple-Parry, up elbow, knee, in elbow, outside knee, down ellbow, knee. Other strikes can be added such as chops and eye pokes after elbows or a kick if the knee is not in range. Also locks can be added-experiment with a partner but be easy at first and maintain control at all times as this can be very easy to injure your partner. Make sure they learn to cover for that last knee!

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January 21, 2010 at 6:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dragontao
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Correction to the flow drill:

Left Parry, Right up elbow, right up knee,left up elbow, left up knee, right in elbow, right up knee, left in elbow, left out knee, right down elbow, right up knee. The first drill I wrote will work too but this one is the one I learned and knocks em around real good. Like a pinball machine except you know where they're going-which is down after your last knee catches thier head as its coming done from your down elbow-devestating for sure!

January 21, 2010 at 8:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dragontao
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Flow Drills effect your mapping skills. Practice with a partner or just free air, but practice. Elbow knee, elbow knee-start off with a basic figure 8 drill. Down elbow, up knee, down elebow up knee. Move around-don't be stuck in one spot. By moving around you get different targets. Different targets soon effect what will become your mapping skill. Start slow then increase your speed. Your mind will apply a synking of the target to your relative position. Focus mitts assist in this synking of your mind and the target. Focus mitts teach both drill partners. The striker learns focus, flow, and eventually how to hit through the target and gets set up for the next strike, all the while tartgets present themselves which become mapping skill. The mitt holder learns how to turn over the palm and be in a position to parry or strike a strike. By being in a position to parry or strike a strike, the mitt holder also learns targeting and eventually mapping skill. You learn where your drill partner is gonna be, your skill grows and so does your partner's. 

We'll explore this mapping skill some more-for now-

Hit through! 

March 23, 2010 at 9:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dragontao
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Here's something I worked out on a heavy bag:

Right foot forward, left parry, right outward strike, left instep kick

Left foot replaces right

Left down ward strike, right inward strike, right instep kick.

When you get good at that then restart-

Right parry, left outward right, instep kick.

Right downward strike, left inwardstrike, right foot replaces left

Right downward strike left inward ( now you're back where you started! Get good at that and you're "Golden"

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April 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dragontao
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Correction to the restart:

Right parry, left outward right, instep kick.

Right foot replaces left, Right downward strike, left inwardstrike.

Left instep kick( now you're back where you started),

April 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dragontao
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Correctio to the restart:

Right parry, left outward strike, right instep kick.

Right foot replaces left

Right downward strike, left inward srtike, left instpe kick.

You're back to the start ( left parry, right inward, left instep and so on).

April 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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