Over the Wall
You are trying to keep the opponent from coming over a waist or chest high wall. Vertl cal tfrtket are out Horizontal strike* and numbers "one" and "two" are the most t«*ful You have to control any downward strike« to keep from breaking your weapon or getting it trapped on the top of the wall, especially if tf* chest high Your best thrusts arc numbers 'six and "seven " "Number five" will work d the wall low enough. The Last* o technique of swaying Into the strikes and snapping back n the defense will allow you to use the wall as a sheld against the op porwnt l stnkes
Fighting on different levels such as on a stairway, from a low boat to a high dock or on raised cement blocks fcs an exercise that limits you to high or low attacks
If you're on the upper level you can pass many of your opponent's strike* without blocking them directly Low thrusts, horizontal strikes and the horizontal figure eight are good attacking tactics Lead with your nght foot unless you have some obstacle for protection on your left side.
If you're on the lower level, you'll be using a lot of overhead blocks and horizontal strikes to your opponent's legs If you're fighting on raised cement blocks where there's a wall edge between you (see photo), close-in Serada fighting or Lastlco are good tactics to keep your opponent away from the edge of the waH so you can use It for your defense and perhaps climb to the upper level
On a Ledge
You are on a foot wide '.edge with a embankment or wall on one side and a deep drop on the other You must control all your stnkes to maintain your balance and incline away from the dropoff at .1!l times Horizontal blows against the wall to "meat clcaver" your opponent may seem like a good idea but arc The surest way to throw yourself off the ledge. Likewise, a flood tactic to make your oppo nent lose his balance s to offer him easily movable targets where he will hit his weapon against the wall when he misses
Your striking tactic* largely depend on the location of the wall or embankment. The following tactics are explained in terms of a right*hand fighter.
Lmbankment on the right: Lead with your rtflht foot Deliver numbers "one. ten." and "five" primarily.
Embankment on the left Lead with your right foot. Try numbers 'nine, two*" arid "five" for your attacks. If you should get on the ledge with your left foot forward, the tactics change Your reaching ability becomes limited and you are put into a largely defen sive position. When you do attack, your stnk ing combination is the same, but try to lure your opponent into grabbing distance Then, when his arm is extended, use your '.i.-ft hand wish the fingers pointing upward and the palm facing outward to make a grab and a quick, clockwise twist, jerking him to the rio.ht and down to throw him off the ledge Your wrap on should be held diagonally in front of your chest to protect your face from a sudden ftp during this maneuver. A "number two" behind his neck will help him off the ledge.
I said before that an escnmador should be able to pick up any weapon and wwld il Since we're talking about environments, you might remember that when an encounter occurs, chances are you won't have your weapon with you and if your opponent has a weapon, he has an advantage A good environmental exercise might be. then, to pick up objects around you and practice with them. You never know when a shoe or a rolled-up newspaper may be all you have to top a knife or a tire iron
Under a Low Ceiling
This is mainly a leg exercise, where you are forced to fight in a squatting position. Since your mobility is hampered, rely mainly on close-in Defondo tactics and make constant use of tl*e alive hand
Try the flowing exercise at thi> level for several minutes at a time
In the Brush
Fighting in the woods or through thick brush will provide three of the prior exercises If branches limit you from side to s:de. your tactics are the same as "At the Door." Low branches will give an "Over the Wall" effect and overgrowth may force you to fight "Under a Low Ceiling." If you have more than one opponent, you should narrow the number of sides yon have to defend by put ting a tree behind you Branches that moke obstacles when attacking can be used for defense if you adopt Lastteo tactics, swaying through the branches to attack and snapping behind them when the opponent tnes to counterattack
Stick vs. Stick
Stick vs. Stick
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