Fight Drills and Lucid Dreaming
After brainstorming an idea as to how to work a particular dynamic for fighting, I think I found a rudimentary solution. The dynamic I was attempting to simulate was the push-pull type movement often seen in streetfights, ice hockey fights and stabbings where the assailant holds on to clothing (or a limb) and strikes repeatedly with the other, dominant hand. In classical Gung Fu, we are taught to grab and pull; ‘lap sau’ (grabbing hand) and it is often coupled with a simultaneous strike being issued. Now the idea wasn’t to establish a counter, but more rather to mimic that actual dynamic because I am a firm believer that you should work the same (or similar) skills that have proved effective in the street (do what the assailants are likely to do, but better).
The solution I came up with was a simple one; wrap a towel (to mimic grabbing clothing) around a heavy bag (or body opponent bag) which you:
1) hold, and;
2) pull – suddenly and explosively (really focus on establishing a firm grip), and;
3) hit repeatedly with the other hand. This can be done in sets where you say grab and suddenly pull, while hitting 3 times with other hand.
It was this drill that also reinforced how lucid dreaming can be a great means to help solve training dilemmas; http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/09/21/how-to-lucid-dream/
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