greynotsoold - The Elements of Defense: Parrying
The Elements of Defense: Parrying
First, parries against left leads, followed by parries against right leads.
vs. Left Leads
outside parry; talked about before in the 'jabs..' post. It is a swift easy movement- a flick of the rt wrist- to strike his left on the wrist or cuff of the glove in order to push it to your left and wide of the target.
inside parry; from the basic stance, as he leads a left, drop slightly to your left to bring your rt glove inside the punch. By turning the palm of your rt outward you'll force the punch wide. It is important to take a quick short step to the left with the left foot and to bend slightly to get inside the lead. Your left must be ready to stop his right, chin down; a difficult move that requires great coordination to work.
cross parry; as he jabs reach over w/your left and push his outward. Move the wrist not the elbow, rt ready to hit his body.
vs. Right Leads
outside parry; from fundamental stance. As he leads a right, brush to the right with your left, striking his wrist. This is an arm movement, sudden and precise,though the left elbow is moved no more than necessary.
inside parry; as he leads a rt drop your body slightly to the rt to get your left inside his bunch. Turn left palm outward to brush his lead away. To be successful this move must be executed with considerable force.
cross parry; discussed earlier in the straight right' post. A quick move of rt wrist- elbow not moved - to force his lead wide; beware the counter.
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