Taekwondo 'Self Defence' Against Shoulder Grab from Back
Opponent standing behind you, grabbing your right shoulder with right hand and punching with left. You spin around your right foot, block with raised right hand, left punch to ribs.
Looks similar doesn't it? Of course the follow through (we performed last Thursday and this morning) after the first initial punch differs. But the secret is that basic techniques need to be applied broadly to cover a wide variety of attacks. If you can't respond to a wide variety of different attacks with some stock standard techniques, your reaction time will be sub-optimal and you'll struggle to put up an adequate response to the attack.
We talked about this on Thursday. Beginners are equipped with basic techniques - techniques that should be thought of as 'the hammer.' Anything coming at you should be considered 'the nail.' A hammer is a highly reliable tool, you apply it with good commitment, and thus you apply your basic techniques with good commitment.
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