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Basic 4 Layer Pad Drill

One dimensional training can result in training scars. This 4-layer drill looks at a very simple kihon combination; reverse punch and low block. In layer 1, we practice just the kihon to get a feel for the technique. Layer 2 involves compliant partner work. Layer 3 is the same partner drill with pads so we don't have to pull our punches. Finally, Layer 4 forces us to deal with resistance.

Happy Training,

Andy Allen

Iain Abernethy
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That’s a nice progression that is well explained. Thanks for sharing!

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All the best,


Heath White
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This is great, Andy.  Simple, straightforward, pedagogically very well done.