GJ "I use the latest technology and science to allow martial artists to...martial artist"

I basically took yesterday off as I slept through my AM practice and then only coached the impromptu afternoon practice. We started with warming up by working RATTLE using:
Range Finger
Lead Leg -- Tiip, Lead Kick, Lead Knee
Rear Leg -- Rear Tiip, Rear Kick, Rear Knee
Lead Hand -- Jab, Lead Hook, Lead Uppercut
Rear Hand -- Cross, Overhand, Rear Uppercut
Obviously these are artificial, just a selection of techniques that demonstrate the small range corrections needed to throw each one. You could even do this with one technique, e.g. the kick going from "Drunken Pirate" to a round knee.
Cutting and catching
The key to successful cutting and catching kicks is angling. Thus on a cut kick you angle in toward your partner and away from the kick. On a catch you can angle in (catching at the knee) or out (catching at the ankle) but always away from the kick.
Using "applauded shadowboxing" we can work on our timing and read of our partner.
I held some pads for Jim and after doing so started thinking about the "Combat Algorithm"
A simple combat algorithm with a stand-up striking emphasis.
Essentially when you fight in a ring or cage either you or your opponent initiate an offensive action and there is a series of counteractions until there is a break or pause in the fight either due to fatigue, strategic reconsideration, or victory. Thus the offensive action is followed by an exit strategy, a desire to fight in a shorter range, or defensive reaction to your opponent. The offensive strategy must be a set of different tactics that can be re-used and played off of to generate momentum in the match. Successful exiting can break the flow or requires reentering off the provoked missed shot. Failed exiting means defensive action and offensive reaction. Examples of exiting are bob-and-weave and other evasive headwork as well as Checkmark and Jin. Staying requires pushing the offense despite the probable need to actively defend, i.e. inequitable trading with you getting the better of the exchange. The offensive push of staying is enhanced by transitioning the game to your strong suits. Examples of stay n' play might be dirty boxing, knees-elbows(-headbutts), trapping, clinching, or takedowns. Of course any defense action demands reaction and recycles the algorithm. Reactions must be simple and high repetition, so that they are so highly ingrained as to be almost automatic.
Great fighters have great basics, great coaches have great ways to train basics. Anecdotally, Lennox Lewis' coach once held a 3 hour seminar purely on the jab.

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