To be fully trained in self-defense, the key is to practice
You need to practice repeatedly and efficiently so you can create muscle memory. That way, if ever you’re in a situation where you need to defend yourself, your movements will be efficient and instinctive. So, let’s look at one of the best self defense drill.
There are many self-defense drills you can practice. However, one of the important factors that people often forget when it comes to defending yourself is that you can’t predict what your opponent will do.
Therefore, your movements can’t be planned ahead of time.
Self defense is all about action and reaction
This means that you react on what your opponent is doing and you react from that position. For example, if your opponent goes to strike you, you react by blocking his punches with your arms by lifting them up.
This will then have your opponent react to your action by doing another movement which you will then have to react to their action and so forth.
The best self-defense drills are when you practice enough so that your movements come easily and instinctively.
By practicing with a friend or a trainer, you can build up your reflexes and react efficiently and with instinct if ever you need to protect yourself.
To see an example of this powerful self-defense drill, check out the video below:
As seen in the clip, you can learn a lot by doing such an exercise. It’s extremely reactive and helpful for a real life situation.
Unlike, many martial arts schools out there, the attacker is not moving at all when the defender is making is moves. This way of training is not realistic.
The importance of training in a reactive way
Indeed, training a reactive way can really help you learn how to strike an opponent form various positions. With this exercise, you’ll also learn that once you strike your attacker, he might counter right after that.
This is why, it’s one of the best self defense drill in my opinion.
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