Been working on my flow for Sabaki techniques lately. Making me excited for training and teaching. Mostly working on getting the advantage step 1st and then immediately go for your move. Example coming outside right punch use your left to grab shoulder and hook their head with your right hand to gain control. From there you can do many many things.
It's not about how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward!!
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In the first vid, you might remember that application from traditional kata, slap down then nukite. Obviously, the nukite stands in for anything from palm strikes to eye jabs. When the striking hand goes below the opponent's punch, you can also work in a takedown off the arm (kinda like an arm drag). In the other vid, getting head control takes a decisive slap, or you can use a slap and elbow like much of what you see in traditional karate when we do the haji uchi (just imagine the head being sandwiched between palm and elbow). Once you have your opponent's head tight against your chest, twist and bend at the knees. It's good simple stuff.
Once punch to the head is introduced things change a bit, especially with a boxer who can sting with a jab and change position afterwards.But there are different ways to adapt if one is looking for it. Knockdown Enshin allows for an environment where one can go for a Sabaki anytime and thus drill it in as his natural approach to fighting ...