Category of Attack Grafting Drill
Punch & Tackles
Five Swords & Intercepting the Ram
Five Swords & Charging Ram
Five Swords & Broken Ram
Within American Kenpo Karate’s Category of Attack, “Punches,” Five Swords has incorporated a strategy to anticipate the possibility of other punches and hugs. However, if the opponent tackles you at any point in your technique, be prepared to graft from a roundhouse punch to an effective tackle technique.
The video clip below features Five Swords, a roundhouse punch, that could switch to a tackle at any point. This drill is an example of how to practice grafting from one Category of Attack to another.
“When identifying the NATURE OF THE ATTACK, you must first ascertain whether trouble is (1) eminent in the ENVIRONMENT you are entering then (2) anticipate the possibility of an encounter; and (3) eliminate the element of surprise. Although the type of action you encounter may surprise you, you would, nevertheless, be prepared to instinctively utilize your knowledge regardless of the predicament. Again, at this stage, strategy and plans for defense and offense are not thought of consciously–they occur naturally.
Defining the predicament involves classifying and categorizing the various types of attack. Answers are more appropriately geared to attack situations when they are categorized into topics… ” (p. 67 Infinite Insights, Book 5–Ed Parker).
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