UV4 – Techniques from guard position and fighting techniques – Defences against punches – f1) and f2)

Attacker throws a low punch with the left or right hand

f1) – Using the forearm strike hard diagonally downwards to the outside of the attacker’s forearm deflecting the strike away the body, then follow with punches and kicks. The defence is made against the outside of the attacker’s forearm for both left and right hand attacks requiring the use of the appropriate arm

f2) – Downwards palm parry with the lead hand, stepping in the opposite direction with the rear foot deflecting the punch to the outside of the body, following with kicks and punches. This defence can be made to either a right handed or left handed punch by the attacker meaning that you will be moving to either the inside or outside of the attacker and have different targets to strike. Equally the defence can be made with the rear hand, stepping in the opposite direction with the lead foot and continuing with kicks and punches