I don't see fight strategy being discussed in books or magazines much. With martial arts, discussions always seem to dwell on the most powerful kick or how good Bruce Lee was. So I decided to highlight long standing fight strategy, and state them in plain English.
Respond to Attack
You avoid the attack by blocking or moving out of the way and then countering by launching an attack.
(You kick me, I deflect and knock you out with a punch to the face.)
You see the attack being initiated and you launch your attack to land at the same time.
(You kick my face, I lean back slightly and kick you in the groin. Ouchy.)
You launch an attack on the opponent to block any future attacks or ability to defend.
(I know you're going to kick me. So I gap close, trap your lead hand and punch you in the face.)
- Traditional Taekwondo - Thought of the Moment
- There is no first attack in Karate
- Taekwondo Fighting Strategy - Broken Rhythm
-- Colin Wee Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia. Connect with Colin on FaceBook and Traditional Taekwondo Group on FB.