Lesson 15: Multiple Attacker Positioning

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  1. Dear Sifu Clear

    First, I wish to thank you for producing this great Baqua multiple attacker positioning video. I tried Baqua a number of years ago but did not continue the training as I was having difficulties linking the form and the real-world scenario. Your video had answered a lot of my past queries.

    One of my lingering questions from the past was if my opponents uses kick, especially kick coming from the side aiming at lower body such as a round-house or whip kick from Muay Thai, what would be the counter strategy in Baqua as I do not know many movements protecting / attacking this part of the body. Having so many people trained in Muay Thai / Kick Boxing / Karate / Taekwondo, I believed this technique will be used frequently in a street fight.

    Thank you

    • Use the same positioning and movement skills you use to get out of the way of a punch.

      It may be a little difficult at first, but with a little practice walking out of the way of a kick won’t be any different than walking out of the way of a punch.

      You can follow up and attack their leg with your knees and feet (using the same kind of power you developed with your hand-strikes in the begging of this section.)

      HOWEVER, anything that limits your mobility or interrupts your moment is a liability so the vast majority of the time you’re better of simple walking out of the way.

      We are working on additional Bagua training that will cover this type of evasionary work in depth against groups of attackers who are kicking, striking, grappling, etc…

      That training is still quite a ways away, but I’ll be sending out emails and posting links when it’s ready.

      For those waiting on that: spend your time finding more training partners.

      You simply cannot develop the evasion and positioning skills of Bagua without group drills involving 5 – 7 people. And since our program will focus on how to fight with bagua, you’ll need several training partners.

  2. todd colbeck says

    I like to use that jimande strike from silat as a block/strike against high kicks. With low kicks I keep my lead leg empty and either lift it or block the kick with my foot