Thursday, September 18, 2008
Urban Combat #2
Back to "52 Blocks" and Lyte Burly.
I'm starting to like these guys, more for their presentation than their techniques however.
The first block he shows is valid and I have seen versions of this in Wing Chun and in Erle Montagues Taiji ("Peng-Hinge" block). I like his use of the elbows alot.
The second technique however, is extremely risky and I don't think you could use it against a good striker. Forgetaboutit! Now, that is not to say that you can't achieve that same position by taking the striking arm in a low pass and turn your shoulder into it. This does put you in a position to break the elbow and/or throw the opponent.
--We'll follow a few more examples of their techniques, coming up next...