In our Water Strategy classes, we work to use intelligent footwork and riming to escape our uke’s attacks while drawing them off balance.
Class 01 – Straight Attacks
Using our footwork, we want to retreat in a way that draws our uke off balance and frustrates them.
Class 02 – Wrist Locks
Introducing the fundamentals of twisting wrist locks – Hon Gyaku, Ura Gyaku, and Omote Gyaki
Class 03 – Hammerlock & Side Headlock
Escaping two common “school yard attacks”
Class 04 – Sparring Application
In our first Sparring Application class, we want to explore the evasive footwork of the water strategy.
Class 05 – Hooking Punches (Water Evasion)
Flowing out and crashing in evasive footwork against hooking punches.
Class 06 – Guard vs Striker
Water Evasion against a heavy striker in your gaurd.
Class 07 – Bear Hug Defenses
Escaping rear bear hugs, both over and under your arms.
Class 08 – Sparring Application
Use your evasive movements while on the ground to escape your attacker and regain a standing position.
Class 09 – Striking Series
Working our water evasion against a rapid fire attacker and heavy hitter.
Class 10 – Lapel Grab Escapes
Using our water positioning to capture our uke’s balance and evade their striking attempts.
Class 11 – Grappling Tie-Ups
Flowing with our uke’s energy to achieve a dominant position in a grappling tie-up.
Class 12 – Sparring Application
Applying our water evasion against a knife wielding attacker.