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Lesson 29: Deconstruction of the Parry

Deconstructing the Parry-HD 720p from Dr. Sick on Vimeo.

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 27: Phase 2 Review and Summary

Phase 2 Summary-HD 720p from Dr. Sick on Vimeo.

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.

Phase 2 Summary Part 2-HD 720p from Dr. Sick on Vimeo.

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!

Be sure to share your experiences, add comments or ask questions in the discussion forum.