Number

Slip and follow (IB) up on one of * ' these routes

NUMBER 2 STRIKE slip to left, parry with simultaneous right body blow

Slip and follow (IB) up on one of * ' these routes

(1 A) Hit if possible

Second option (IB) deflect blou

STRIKE outside sweep with right hand (left hand check) to right body blow

(1 A) Hit if possible

Second option (IB) deflect blou

Safety check with left hand

(IF) Thrust l.eft hand check with upper cut

Solo Training

More often than not an escrimador will have only himself to practice with The woods «re a good ;>lace for solo practice. You can work a!! the blocks and counters agai:\st tree branches, selecting one or two to develop counters for a particular angle or walking along and working against the branches as they come to you. Working against solid branches prov>des a good concept of reverberation lines an-.l how you mus: angle your body to avoid them.

The clo^e^t thing to practicing in the woods would be to practice against a long pole set up either horizontal to the iloor so you ca get beneath it slipping from s-de to side, or set a: a slant see illustrations). Scttir.g the pole .it a slant allows you to practice high angles by working from beneath the pole or low angles by working in front of again slipping from side to side

Shadow boxing is another <jood solo exercise You can use two weapons, one weapon or do I! empty-handed. Just Imagine a strike com inn at you from any angle and run through your defensive move and counter strike, then flow with the next imaginary strike. Keep moving. Variety! You can include the twirling exercises too The key to any solo practice * imagination

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