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  • What does your opponent want to do?

    Probing--Tendency and Timing Detection
    An integral part of sparring is deception. This is the ability to fake and is an essential factor in defeating an opponent. However, determining and implementing the correct deceptive strategy for the specific opponent you are facing is the real challenge. This is done by a tactic called probing . Each opponent you face has a tendency to act in a certain way. He has favorite moves that make up his style of fighting. Some fighters charge in, some lay back, some like to kick, some like to punch, just to name a few. Probing is a tactic that uses false leads to allow the opponent's style to be determined. A false lead is the extension of a weapon ....

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  • How to Calm Your Mind

    How to Calm Your Mind The last thing your ego and emotions want is to be harnessed: they revel in the day-to-day circus of sensory entertainment and emotional turmoil, even though this game depletes your energy, degenerates your body, and exhausts your spirit. Meditation can free you from this turmoil. The following is part of my system called "The Way of Three". This section is one of three types of meditation that can be helpful when things seem crazy and you need to calm your mind. This is especially useful now with the Covid 19 situation. Mantra Meditation - Sometimes the resources of our conscious mind are unable to help us find solutions to questions or problems that we may ....

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  • The Stop Hit Counter Fighter

    The Stop Hit Counter Fighter

    Interrupt Attack--Stop Hit Counter Fighter
    Interrupting an attacker's energy is another tactic to use as a counter fighter. Interrupting the attack puts a greater amount of energy in direct opposition to the attack using a stop hit . Example of Interrupt Attack: the attacker uses a lunging punch from hisfront hand. As he closes the distance,execute a slip with a defensive counter punch, or fade the attack and counterwith a spinning rear kick. Both counters stop the opponentsforward movement. The Interrupt Attack strategy moves into the line of an attack
    . All good Defensive Fighters have the ability to make the opponents miss (manydifferent ways to do this) and hit that opponent ....

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  • What is Speed?

    What is Speed?

    Nackord and Lewis in the old days when initial speed was the name of the game.

    There are three types of speed which relate to athletic performance. Initial speed.
    Miles-Per-Hour Speed
    Miles-per-hour speed is simply the time it take to travel a certain distance. Most people have similar miles-per-hour speed in individual movements. Speed in multiple movements, like hand combinations or running, can vary greatly from person to person, since factors such as coordination and strength are involved. As an example, most people can do an individual movement like swatting a fly or stepping on a brake at about the same rate of ....

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  • Offense vs. Defense

    Offense vs. Defense

    Lead Fighters vs. Counter Fighters
    Is it better to be a lead fighter or a counter fighter? Some say that the best defense is a good offense. Do I agree? Keep reading and make a decision for yourself. I will give my opinion at the end of this article. A person can be either a lead fighter or a counter fighter in combat. Of course, these roles can change instantaneously and sometimes are simultaneous. We will discuss them individually for this brief writing and because it is brief we can only scratch the surface of the vast amount of information available. The Lead Fighter
    When you are a lead fighter, you do not want to ....

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  • Alexander the Great QUIZ ANSWERS

    Alexander the Great QUIZ ANSWERS

    There are a number of reasons Alexander the Great was so successful and they largely have to do with logistics. He built roads and about every ten miles along those roads he had supply stations. This allowed his army to regularly refresh itself with food, water and other necessary supplies. Alexander also set up a communication system between stations. He designed a short sword called a Kopis that would fit inside the soldiers shield. The soldier would then strap the shield to his back, leaving his hands free and he could march many miles at a time expending minimal energy. Upon reaching a battle site, the short weapon could be wielded successfully in tight quarters giving it an ....

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