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A Lot of Leg Sweeps - Defending Against & Overcoming Kicks

A Lot of Leg Sweeps - Defending Against & Overcoming Kicks

I found this video and thought it was a lot of fun. Whilst some of the defences against the kicks presented may not be a viable proposition in a real fight, I think that it does show that those who treat kicking as the ultimate self-defence should be at least a little wary.

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When I teach my Judo as self-defence classes one of the things that I emphasise is that there are only two ways to defeat a kick is:

  1. Move right out of the way of the kick

  2. Move right inside the kick

Move Right Out of The Way Of The Kick

I really don't think this requires a lot of explaination. The most concise description of the will, I think, always be "Best Block, No be there (Mr Miagi from Karate Kid - original can't remember if it was from I or II). You can't get hit or kicked if you are nowhere near the kick.

Move Right In Side The Kick

This is what the whole of this video is dedicated to.

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Even if you don't agree as to the practicality of all of the responses to these kicks in this video, I think you will get a lot of pleasure watching and maybe even trying some of them. I know I plan on trying some in class.









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