I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss simultaneous attacks or sen no sen tactics. What I mean by this is you see the opponent about to move, you read approximately what he's going to do, and you fire off a tactic that lands at about the same time. The opponent's strike never lands because your's lands either first or because you've successfully moved away or curved out the body part your opponent was targeting.
Here are a few 'staple' simultaneous tactics:
|Side thrust kick to groin or like above to ribs|
|Front kick to abdominals|
|Low side kick to support leg|
|Leg sweep. Or at least, trying to sweep the leg.|
|High roundhouse against a punch or attack to upper gate.|
|Hook kick to the head|
|Turning back kick|
|Short S Kick to the Knee|
Knowing the sens helps improve the way you train and how you drill techniques. As you can see, I've chosen kick heavy tactics, though when you start looking at reactive counters, simultaneous counters and then premptive attacks as a continuum, you get the idea that all your techniques are there to help you flow from one state to another.
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