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Lesson 32: Deconstruction of the Scoop

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When your opponent defends your Teep with a Scoop, he breaks a fundamental rule of striking. And that is to keep your hands up. By using the high steps, you can punish your opponent for this offense by either hitting them with a punch or elbow, or by simply keeping them guessing and eventually tagging them with a knee.

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Lesson 31: Deconstruction of the Footwork

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Footwork is the most effective method of defense. And therefore, it is by its very nature, the most difficult to deconstruct. It can be done, but realize going into it, that your success rates will not be as high as in the previous Deconstruction Series.

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Lesson 29: Deconstruction of the Parry

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We cannot stress this enough. What we present here is by no means the only way to Deconstruct or Counter the given techniques. They are a relatively simple and thus easier to execute sampling. And as stated in the video are just the first strike in what should be a combination follow up.

We chose these techniques because they are high percentage, and simplify the learning and testing process. But as far as sparring and fighting are concerned, what is most important here is the concept. Once you understand that, you can develop whatever Deconstruction or Counter work best for you.

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Lesson 28: Deconstruction of the Cover

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After mastering the material in Phase 2 and applying it to your opponent, it is not uncommon for them to develop a level of timidity. When this occurs it is time to transition to Phase 3. Deconstructing their defense. This begins with Deconstructing the Cover.

Essentially, Deconstruction entails a light, fast, uncommitted probe to determine what your opponent’s initial, or preferred defense is. This is followed immediately with a Deconstruction of the given defense.

Phase 3 can also be used to defeat Phase 2 in most cases.

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Lesson 27: Phase 2 Review and Summary

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Here we discuss the application of all the tools you’ve amassed in the Phase 2 series of techniques. In this first video we go over the idea of spending time to invest in a counter. Which is not to say that you can’t immediately counter your opponent on the first beat, every time they attack. But if you do you will simply need to be prepared to employ a strong Phase 3 skill set which involves attacking as opposed to counter attacking.

The purpose of the video is to offer a subtler and crafty approach at countering your opponent. Think of it as playing possum on the grand scale.

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This second video is an addendum to the first. In it we talk about how to use your various defenses to draw in your opponent based on their unique chase instincts. Some will be drawn in by retreating footwork, others will ignore your footwork and be tempted by your parry defenses. Still others will be cautious and timid when shown footwork and parries, but commit when you employ a cover style defense. And some will be lured into your trap from the elusive head.

There will be times where you need to combine all the elements but most times you will find a opponent will favor attacking one particular form of defense over another. It is your job to stay safe, circle out and test your opponent until you find their particular poison. Then disguise when you are using it and make them pay!

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Lesson 26: Skip Knee 2

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Skip Knee 2 allows for a faster recovery and follow up. It also allows you to double up on the same side knee if you want. Also included in this clip is the second round of a rematch I fought against Matt May. In the first fight, we were pretty closely matched in the kicking and punching range, with a slight advantage to Matt due to his height and reach.

But every time I ventured into the Prumb/Clinch, I could feel he was not at my level. So I decided to keep him in the Prumb for the entirety of our rematch.

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Lesson 25: Skip Knee 1

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Skip Knee 1 helps you to develop the coordination and the caming motion needed to double he leverage on your knees form the clinch. They are also a fantastic way to build stamina and cardio.

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Lesson 24: Straight Knee 2

Straight Knee 2 is simply a different variation on how to handle the Straight Right and counter with the Straight Knee. As with Straight Knee 1, these techniques fit into the Phase 2 category of Defend and Counter. In this case, the Straight Knee is the counter in and of itself.

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Lesson 23: Straight Knee 1

The Straight Knees are a great way to isolate knee technique and form. They are especially good at developing the proper hip movement needed to maximize the potency of all your kneeing techniques, whether they are done at medium range as shown here or from the clinch.

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Lesson 22: Lean Foot Jab

The Long Lean Foot Jab increases the effective range of your Foot Jab by 2 to 3 inches. This increase in range can either be used to push your defensive perimeter out. Or it can be used to deliver a penetrating offensive Foot Jab at the far edge of the Regular Foot Jab range.

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