8 Kick Blocks & Counter-Strikes | Effective Martial Arts
Hi, I’m Patrick Fulop, this is Effective Martial
Arts. In this lesson, 8 ways to counter-strike after blocking a kick. Alright, now, 8 basic kick blocks and counter-strikes.
Now, countering after you block a kick is essential; it’s actually the only reason you
even block a kick in the first place, otherwise, you’re gonna stay out of the opponent’s range.
Now, to freshen up on your basic kicks, as well as basic kick blocks, check out those
videos in the cards above. Once you’re ready, here it goes. Overview first.
Basic fighting stance, first, #1: roundhouse kick block, counter with a
1-2. #2: roundhouse kick block, counter with a
roundhouse. #3: high roundhouse, step-cross; works on the other side as well, high roundhouse,
step-cross. #4: outside deviation, simultaneous cross.
#5: outside deviation, step, lead hook. #6: inside deviation, counter with a cross.
#7: groin kick deviation, counter with a 1-2. And,
#8: inside leg kick slip cross, step-cross. Alright, now let’s look at what they look
like applied. So, from our basic fighting stance. One: roundhouse kick block, counter
with a 1-2. Block, 1-2; again, block, 1-2, one more time, block, 1-2, there we go. She
can counter with her hands, and she can also counter, second option, with a kick of her
own. Block and kick, again, block and kick, one more time, block, kick. That works to
the body, and she can also kick the leg as well. Next one, high roundhouse, block with
both hands, counter with a cross. Comes on this side, she’s gonna do a switch step, counter
with the other hand, block, cross, there we go, one more time, block, cross. Good, again,
block, cross. There we go. If it comes on the other side, she’s just gonna do an open
step going closer to me and a little to my side, right here, very good. Very important,
her step goes at the same time as the block, so she’s absorbing part of the impact with
her step and at the same time closing in distance for her counter.
Next one: outside deviation, simultaneous cross. This is if I kick with this leg, push
it to the side, counter with a cross, simultaneous. Next, outside deviation, so same initial block,
but instead of countering simultaneous with the other hand, she’s gonna step forward and
counter with a lead hook. So outside deviation, step forward, lead hook. Again, boom, again,
a little bit faster, pac, pac, there we go. Next one: inside deviation, counter with a
cross with the other hand. So inside deviation, cross, one more time, boom, boom, one more
time, good. Next one is gonna be the groin kick deviation,
counter with a 1-2. So going up kick to the groin, counter 1-2. Again, counter, 1-2, one
more time, boom, boom boom, very good. Next, and last one, inside leg kick slip cross,
step-cross. Now very important, as we saw in the basic kick blocks video, the head does
not move in this movement, so that you stay within range to land your counter strike.
So slip, cross, step-cross, very good, step, cross, again, boom, boom. Very good.
And those are your 8 basic kick blocks and counter strikes. Let’s do a quick recap, so
from our fighting stance: 1. Roundhouse, 1-2.
2. Roundhouse, roundhouse. 3. High roundhouse, step cross. Works on the
other side as well, high roundhouse, step cross.
4. Outside deviation, simultaneous cross. 5. Outside deviation, step, lead hook.
6. Inside deviation, cross, 7. Groin kick deviation, 1-2.
8. Inside leg kick slip, cross, step-cross. And those are your 8 ways to counter strike
after blocking a kick. Practice these ones a lot, until they become automatic. Also,
this is just the entry point, once you’re in, you’ve pierced the opponent’s guard, you’re
gonna want to follow up with other strikes. So for ideas on how to follow up, check out
our combos video in the cards above. And if you have any ideas of your own on how to follow
up, or if you know any other kick blocks and counter-strikes, leave us a comment below,
tell us how you do it. Click like if you enjoyed this lesson, and don’t forget to subscribe
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soon we’re gonna be starting to explore the ground, as well as clinch/wrestling range.
Till next time, I’m Patrick Fulop, this is Effective Martial Arts, remember, practice
well, safety first, and use these techniques only for self-defense.