Block/Attack Combos

Prerequisites

You must have completed the 8 Basic Blocks, before taking this lesson.

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Points of safety

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  • Riposte with Control: A riposte is a return attack after a block. It is a very reactive move, so it should be done with care.
  • Your Opponent is Vulnerable: Your opponent is most vulnerable during and immediately after their attack. You are in control of their safety at that moment.
  • There Is Always Another Chance: Not every block needs to be followed by an attack. If it’s not good or not safe, just wait.

General Points

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  • Most Effective Way To Win: Block/attack combos are the most effective way to get a kill because your opponent is most exposed. You have a direct line past their defense along their same line of attack.
  • Block THEN Attack: It is tempting to combine a block and attack into a single action, but remember to block FIRST. With practice, the time between your block and attack will decrease.
  • Find What Comes Naturally: There are many different ways to riposte. Find what feels comfortable and natural to you. Don’t force what feels odd.

Training Ideas

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  • 8 Basic Combos: Practice the 8 basic blocks followed by their respective attacks in sequence.
  • Parry Riposte Pattern: Work with a partner to parry and riposte various blocks. Try to establish a pattern of several passes back and forth.
  • Press the Return: After making a successful riposte, practice pushing and landing a shot after your opponent has blocked.

Assessment

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