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Jab-Cross Stationary Read


  • Jab - rock back - rock forward - rock back - step - cross using quarter turn of the base foot (walk up and down the mats x2)
  • Lead kick walk: Switch step - throw “kick” by raising knee and flicking straight up - drop foot for next step (walk up and down the mats x2)
  • Rear kick walk: Step - throw vertical flick kick as above -drop foot for next step (x2)
  • Alternating kick walk: Walk throwing alternating vertical flick kicks (x1)


Step jab-cross, retreat step, fake jab (range finger), bring rear foot to heel of lead (L position), and throw lead kick to inside of lead leg, recover backwards to opposite stance and then step back into original stance (2 steps out to open range and look…to see what they will react with.

Stepping In

If they are simply being defensive it is a reasonable risk to step into range and attack.

Option #1: Using the above set-up, place your kicking leg in a new stance (i.e. drop from kick right into the stance, no recovery) and throw cross - hook - cross (video)

Option #1A (lead kick): After the cross  - hook - cross, throw a lead head kick by driving the knee toward the head, flicking the kick to the head (video versus Southpaw)

Option #1A (rear kick): After the cross - hook - cross, slap with the lead hand as you pivot off to the lead side, (if ipsilateral leads) point your lead foot at their rear foot and deliver a rear body kick (video).

Option #2A (opponent is hunkering down): After the kick, drop the foot wider as you step in and deliver the upward elbow between their guard (video).

Option #2B (opponent is hunkering down): After the kick, drop the foot in the middle, grab their head with your rear hand and their same side arm with your free hand and pull into the knee. You can drop the kneeing foot down, switching stance, pull the arm down on the side you have control and deliver a horizontal elbow to the jaw (video).

Option #3: After the kick, rechamber foot near the rear leg, cat stance-like. Throw the tiip and step forward bringing your rear foot to your front foot, chamer the tiip again:

Option #3A: If they do nothing, tiip again

Option #3B: If they defend by using the lead hand to hook what they think is an incoming tiip, throw the cross (video).

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