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A small addition to exactly-right Rob's answer. Such move is not always welcome - some people advising to avoid it for better defense. And for, say, middle-kicks they are right - it can be "eaten" to close the distance - and if your closer hand is down, you are in trouble. But in this particular situation your head is just out of your opponent's ...


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From what I can tell from the discussions between Muay Thai-ists(?) that I've seen/known, this is done for the same reasons as dropping the hand back is done in the roundhouse (again something which a majority of karate, kickboxing, etc schools seem to avoid). These reasons are an increase in torque/power, improved balance, and in some cases an element of &...


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You have very little to work with here. The solution is probably arguably usually to raise your hands and try to placate him "OK, you won, whatever you want, man". If he started the fight by being in a psycho rage, or you think he's on drugs or a gangbanger, i.e., you think he's going to shoot you, and you're more than a few feet from him, pivot, ...


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You have to use the concepts you learned in your Krav Maga classes (Disclaimer: this is what I learned in classes and seminars, anyway): Positioning Always try to have the person you deal with between you and at least one of the offenders (both all the time is virtually impossible). Also, try to have your 'active' side (punching/kneeing) turned towards the ...


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