Why Is It So Important To Maintain The Distance In A Fight?

in hive-190212 •  9 days ago 

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When we talk about martial arts, we think that kicking and punching are so important. If you can punch or kick very well, you can hit the attacker and defend yourself.

Of course, punching and kicking are important, but the thing is, you will not even touch your opponent's body if you do not know how to maintain the distance.

To be a good fight, there is no way you can overlook the footwork. Footwork is very important in a fight. And it works like magic. You step forward, move to the side, move in a circle. You can do different footwork to get close to the attacker and at the same time, get back to make the distance.

If you only know how to get in and step forward, you might get in trouble. You have to learn how to step forward and step backward. Not only for attacking but also for defending, you have to maintain the distance.

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We usually do parry and block as a defense against strikes. You can simply step back and make the distance as a defense. The attacker cannot hit you if you move out of the attacking line.

You can get in quickly to strike and hit the attacker. And make the distance instantly so that the attacker is not able to strike you.

There are different ranges in a fight such as punching range and kicking range. When you are in a kicking range, you can kick. But you might not hit your opponent being in a kicking range. In order to punch and hit your opponent, you need to move forward to be in a punching range. Now you can punch and hit your opponent.

If you are very close, you can do elbow strikes, or grab your opponent and throw him. So you strike to your opponent considering the specific range aka distance. Now you can easily guess how important it is to maintain the distance in the fight.

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