Thursday, August 20, 2009
When you are a scant 5'7" like me, fighting bigger guys sucks. They have longer reach which can be really frustrating. Here are some tips to cut them down to size:
Control the Center Line - The shortest distance between two points is a line, and this helps when you are facing an opponent with a longer reach.
Get Inside - everything you do should be about trying to get inside, where the length of arms and legs becomes a disadvantage. If you stay outside, you are dead.
Slip - Slipping punches and kicks is a great way to close distance.
Take Out the Knees- Take out knees and legs with low kicks.
Go to the Ground - Bigger guys usually have a disadvantage on the floor.
Guntings - When you are at distance, it is important to use guntings to attack the attacker's attack.
As the old saying goes, "the bigger they are, the harder they fall"