Under: karate
19 Apr 2014

2 Responses to “Block a Punch? Consider Why You Might NOT Want to do That!”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    Your article make so much sense, John! I always liked the Goju motto of “Block soft, hit hard!” Rather than block, I try to shift my body to avoid strikes if I can. The only time I block hard is with much taller fighters as a way of attacking their kicks. It seems with their length, I have more time to do that.

    I find using the high back-knuckle as a fake then the low side (back) kick or the fake side kick then the high back-knuckle work well just as you said :-)

  2. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi Dr. J! I once had to use double inward blocks to defend against two tall bar glasses thrown at me. They shattered against my arms – all over the bar – but I was able to recover and mount an effective defense. :)

    I like you tend to cover and side step where possible – using distance. I even fought outside when I learned boxing. I guess I would not have gone far there. :)