So a short step to the side and then a pivot on one foot to change the angle and get out of the way is what I'm talking about. Maybe we can expand my knowledge about this a little bit. I was training with a friend last night and we worked on this a little, but I found my ideas for working on it ran dry pretty fast. Drill 1) To just practice the step in a shadow boxing like environment, one person paces around, occasionally walking straight towards the other person who is moving around and throwing punches. He pivots out of the way and throws some hits at you as you go by. Drill 2) Put on some gloves and blitz towards your partner throwing punches. He parries each hit and pivots to one side or the other as he makes the parry on that side, then throws some counter hits. Drill 3) On the focus mits, throw a short combo, like just a 1 or a 1-2. Pivot as you throw the last hit to keep him busy while you step, then throw a power combo. For example: 1-2-pivot-2-3-2-step out. This is about the limit of what I know to do with the circle step provided I'm not working on some kind of wrist lock or whatever. Anyone have anything else? Much appreciated.