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#123484 - 01/28/05 03:25 PM Block or dodge

I must admit that I've come to view blocking as a failure of sorts - I feel it is better to sidestep/dodge then counter real quick. What do you guys think? Is blocking a failure and is dodging better?

#123485 - 01/28/05 04:36 PM Re: Block or dodge

Evade and block. There is no substitute for doing both just to make sure!


#123486 - 01/28/05 06:09 PM Re: Block or dodge

the best way to avoid an attack is to not be there.

#123487 - 01/29/05 09:39 AM Re: Block or dodge

indeed, I think it's for a part a sort of instinct, combined with expierence. I think when your skilled enough you know what to do in the most cases.


#123488 - 01/29/05 10:36 AM Re: Block or dodge

Evade and parry if you need to. Blocks are offensive countertechniques targeting your opponent's attacking limbs. I like and use them myself, but they're not for everyone.

#123489 - 01/30/05 07:35 AM Re: Block or dodge

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sa Bum Nim:
the best way to avoid an attack is to not be there.[/QUOTE]

Amen. It's important to know how to block, but it should be a last resort. Simply because you are allowing your opponent to hit you and you're betting you can cover the area being hit. Risky. Dodging and counter attacking is better and much more effective, but the best (and by far hardest to learn) is counter attacking faster than your opponent's attack. With ALOT of practice, this is possible even against a faster opponent. Everyone has "Tells". You must learn to read them quickly. Move when they first show one to you. Don't actually wait for their kick/punch to start.

I personally use all three, because having your opponent unsure of what you're going to do is better than any one of the three alone.

Just my own experience. Hope it helps.

#123490 - 01/30/05 10:01 AM Re: Block or dodge

i agree with Gem it will make him thnk which is another good thing cuz it causes distraction, 2 ducks with one shot or what ever it is

#123491 - 02/12/05 02:21 AM Re: Block or dodge

depends on the situation. against a back kick most definitly dodge but against a punch or front kick block.

block punches because it hurts them instead of you and decreases the chance of them punching with the same arm. dodge kicks becouse it's harder to follow up on some one behind you. [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG]

#123492 - 02/12/05 06:38 AM Re: Block or dodge


Why bother blocking when you can be hitting?

Blocks are more of a last resort - You take as much punishment as you are giving out.

I would rather deal it than receive it.

#123493 - 02/12/05 09:44 AM Re: Block or dodge

Bruce Lee's veiws on blocking was that by blocking you allow your opponent to set and control the tempo.
Thus the reason he created Jeet Kune Do
(The Way of the Intercepting Fist).

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