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Attack and defense contemporaries: the concept of active reaction

As in the Bruce Lee's JKD, in 6DKF one of the best defensive method is to contemporary defend and attack. Whenever we can we have to use our body reactively combining defense and attack.

Let's see now, in 6DKF, what we mean with the concept of "active reaction" (through some examples):
  • Never put the opponent out of target range with a parry unuseful
  • Never get away from the adversary more than what we need to do not be affected
  • Put the opponent in a position of not being able to hit effectually and hit him at the same time
  • Channelling the opponent's strength in direction to our attack
  • Attack with the body positioned so that it can not be effectively hit by the opponent
  • Convert strength and space we use to deflect an attack as a power up for our reaction
  • Diverting with a limb and hit simultaneously with another
  • Use a parry to imprison the opponent in a constrain posture
  • Do a "fake" attack simultaneously with a real attacks
  • Damaging the limbs of opponent's attack by hitting them while they are "immobilized" in an attack movement
  • Connect many consecutive attacks, how many our breath allows us without ever leaving your opponent time to recover (until he is not in condition to react)
  • Falling, getting hit, getting hurt, being hit voluntarily (lightly) and attack/immobilize the opponent at the same time
  • Lock and throw the opponent with one movement
  • Oppose directly, to an attack by a weak limb, a clash with a leg / weapon / object much stronger / conditioned
  • ...
This particular skill can be achieved by anyone, the body of each of us is able to perform this type of action but we need a lot of practical training; here is what to focus on:
  • Co-ordination, we must learn to move more limbs differently, asincronous and contemporary
  • Overview, we must learn to keep the situation under control by combining our senses without ever having to concentrate on a particular (maximum sensitivity to sound, touch, spatial intelligence, etc.)
  • Timing, we must be quick and synchronized, our reactions have not only to be symmetrical / contemporary but linked (eg. the arm x has reached the point A, then the arm y go to point B and at the same time the arm x move in direction of point C)
  • Rhythm, we must be able to break our/opponent's rhythm of fight changing the trend abruptly (eg. fast, firm, slow, strong, rigid, flexible, etc.)
  • Reflexes, more our reactions are fast, more we can do simultaneous things, more we have time to develop "instant strategies"
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