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what are your thought on moving backward for defense against kick and punch

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by rizky, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. rizky White Belt

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    What are the special benefits? And how if your opponent overwhelm you when you're moving backward. Any good fighter who use it? And any fight that their use it effectively against combination puncher or kicker?
     
  2. Higus Gold Belt

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    In general, it's a very bad idea to consistently move backwards against strikes without taking an angle. If you get chased down, you are going to run out of room and be out of position to both take the shot and return fire.
     
  3. shaffmeister GRACIE BARRA

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    Gotta cut them angles, son.
     
  4. j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    Not good. You always move forward faster than retreating.

    Besides, moving back, is almost a freebie for your opponent to throw leg kicks, its pretty tough to be moving backwards and getting a check in time.
    Besides, if you keep that style up for the duration of the round, you'll lose on ring control, and maybe aggression, as they are tied together.

    If your opponent overwhelms you with combos, you need to interrupt his combos ASAP, the longer you wait the worst of a strike you'll eat eg. liver kick, flying knee, etc. Try not to let your opponent get more than 3 strikes on you.
     
  5. PivotPunch Red Belt

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    Disance is the safest form is defence it can kill every possible attack. You can move forward quicker though than you can retreat it's just hard to punch while moving and in enclosed spaces lateral movement becomes a must (in open space it's still beneficial but for obvious reasons you can go a long bway by "running")

    Saying it's a bad idea is wrong not even the greatest defensive fighters ever don't move back to defend you just need the mov sideways as well and then when you have time to reset you need to reclaim the center of the ring because no one ever can ONLY move laterally so at some point you will end up at the ropes. So you either move back to the center after you have reset or to sometimes press forward and push the opponent back. If you take an angle then both things (resetting and pressing) are obviously easier especially resetting
     
  6. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    2 steps back and then cut and angle.
     

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