So, there was a (maybe real life) video posted in another thread about using a side step + palm strike to deflect a double leg TD attempt, and it reminded me of a technique I had personally been working on. With so many wrestler / boxers on this forum, I was hoping for some input. Here is the ninja video, which I love. Here is the more sophisticated boxing version of the first technique: About the boxing. I haven't wiki'd the guy teaching, so I don't know what his deal is. The video, and his explanation of the technique, strikes me as something he's been working over in his mind in theory but which he hasn't really put together yet. In this video, at 3:30, he describes a sort of step called the "flip." It is a sort of hop to the side with a rapid pivot. It is the flip that I think makes the counter strike to the shot functional. So here is the basic idea: when someone shoots on you, you perform the flip to the side and throw a short hook. I don't advocate throwing the left hook while moving to the right like in the second video, because the shot is too fast and I think that it negates some of the use of going to the side, driving the wrestler's weight into you. The idea would be to flip back at about a 45 degree angle and to the right while throwing a right hook. You could even try it twice in a row if you wanted, getting further and further to the side. A complete technique / partner drill would be to throw a jab. Your partner changes level. You drop to perform a body jab at his lowered face. He shoots. You break ground by flipping back and to the right while driving him off you with a right hook. This fulfills the basic idea that the best way to keep someone from charging you is to constantly turn him. The flip adds power to the hook. The flip moves you away from the wrestlers right hand in case he is really setting up an overhand right. The hook does damage and with the move to the side, will put you in a better position to conventionally defend the TD attempt, both because he is hurt and you have moved to the side a little. Cons to this technique: You have to move back to make time for the hit, giving up ring presence. You move closer to the wall. If backing up is a good option, you may have already been forced closer to the fence by his other movement. Anyone have any thoughts? For the record, I use this in real life sparring. I am not a fighter, just a martial artist.