Push Down Block
This is one of the blocks we will find in many self-defense techniques, sets, and forms. This block can be used to create a safe distance as well which can help you create enough space to move around your attacker.
You can use this Push Down Block against a knee, uppercut, and middle strike attack.
“Although referred to as a block it is actually a check and should not be utilized against a powerful leg or knee strikes as a block, as you risk severe wrist injury and the potential for elbow/shoulder damage. It’s a most effective application in the method shown is as an arm, hip, or shoulder check.” Comment by Brye Cooper
Push Down Block Step by Step
- While training you can execute it from a training horse stance and a neutral stance.
- Start on a horse stance.
- Bring your right hand without overextending your arm in front of your belt at a 45-degree angle
- Your other hand could be in front of your chest or by your ribs
- Do the same block on the other side
- Make sure your fingers are together aiming to the side
- Do not lean forward when blocking
- Always keep your posture as you block
- Your other hand should be ready to follow up with a strike, punch, or block
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