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Defensive Tactics For A Club Attack

by Philip Holder PhD.
Medical Coordinator – BodySmart Wellness
Grandmaster – North American Wing Chun Association
From copyrighted material. Copyright Philip Holder 2016 – 2017
Grandmaster, North American Wing Chun Association

Most Common Club Assaults

The two most common club attacks/defenses are the overhead/vertical swing and the horizontal swing. All angles in between a vertical swing and a horizontal swing (e.g.: 40 degree angle etc.), are treated as either one or the other of the two already mentioned. This is the beauty of Wing Chun… SIMPLICITY.

Recognizing The Danger

In the vast majority of cases, when an attacker swings a club, the club’s path is circular with the attackers shoulder being, for all intents and purposes, the axis. When someone swings with a club, the path created by the part of the club held in the attackers hand will form a small circle, while the path of the end of the club (farther from the attackers hand) will create a larger circle. Both circles begin and end at the same time. This means that the far end of the club (the same mass) is traveling faster and therefore will exert a greater impact. It’s just physics.

As well, when the club is swung by the attacker, the greatest danger would be to find yourself in the clubs path at the perimeter of the circle (The end of the club traveling faster/The Power End of the club). That leaves 2 options as places of safety… outside of the circle, or inside the circle. The problem with stepping back and outside of the circle (Away from the power end of the club) is… you have given the attacker the option to swing again (and again and again) and you now will need to cross the distance between you and the attacker again to engage the attacker. The obviously safer choice would be to step inside of the circle where the attacker cannot continue to swing and where you have access to your attacker.

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2) Philosophy Of The Week: THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEF

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by Philip Holder PhD.
Medical Coordinator – BodySmart Wellness
Grandmaster – North American Wing Chun Association
From copyrighted material. Copyright Philip Holder 2016
Grandmaster, North American Wing Chun Association

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