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In a street assault, the normal action is that an opponent will be attacking you by surprise, possibly from behind, or where you are unable to fully maneuver. However, the situation you describe the attacker is constantly preferring to take distance and do probing attacks rather than focus on getting you on the ground/against a wall. The reason you don't ...


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Hard on soft is a good general rule. The hardest parts in the human body are the ones with a bone directly supporting it. For example take a fist vs the heel of the palm. The palm aligns directly to the bone whereas the fist has many small bones in the way. This is why it is easier to break the bones in the hand when punching unless they are well ...


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From my years of ITF TaeKwonDo. A turning kick should impact with the ball of the foot - it is important to straighten the ankle and pull the toes back. The attacking tool is important - because we walk around all day on our feet the ball and heel are conditioned to the impact already. This does mean that the opponent is more in-front of you than most ...


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Enroll in an adult gymnastics class. While you can ask them to start with the back and front flips, they'll usually have you start with more basic things and will allow you to make gradual progress towards your flips over time. And they'll teach you good form with an emphasis on safety. Safety is key, and so is being able to teach it to different people. In ...


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The easiest solution would be to find an adult-friendly gymnastics, parkour, street dancing, or cheerleading class. They should already have the curriculum and equipment to teach you to safely perform forward and back flips. Alternately, there are many instructional resources on the internet. Google + Parkour Backflip Tutorial = How To BACK FLIP - Free ...


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A way to avoid the pivoting is to use step-through or jumping techniques. Step-through is specifically taking a small step forward/backwards from opponent and putting your foot down pivoted (i.e. pivot in the air whilst stepping) then you can kick with all of the power that pivoting offers you. It also works by jumping instead of standing pivot. You can ...



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