Martial Arts Balance & Distance Training Drill

In this martial arts training drill, we start off by applying a waza- perhaps jodan uke or omote gyaku. As we apply the technique, slowly, our training partner reaches out with a free arm and tries to punch or grab us.

Are they able to do this?

Once is able to resist a martial arts technique if balance was not taken by a training partner.

Likewise, one is able to counter a martial arts technique if the distance is off for uke.

Two methods for checking out correct balance and distance in the martial arts- building on the checklist from our goshinjutsu post.

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