3 Count Blocking Drill
- The X block is more of a transition between movement.
- The X is in front of your face, you're looking through the top and you've crossed one forearm over the other and you've got tight fists
- Feet are separated a little bit more than shoulder distance apart
- Toes are pointed straight ahead, knees are bent, back is straight and you are going to start shifting and turning
- There are two Xs.
- There is the right X where the right arm is on the outside (for right arm blocks) and then the left X where the left arm is on the outside (for left arm blocks)
- You can break a grip using X transitions
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Three Count Blocking Drill
- Spread your feet slightly wider than shoulder distance apart, and keep your toes straight ahead, knees bent, back straight, and with an X block.
- Blocks are strikes
- When in X block your weight should be centered, while blocking it should be approximately 60/40 or 30/70
- Return to your X between blocks
- Overhead block: turn and lean to drive your forearm up knocking the target away which is the opponent's punch.
- Outside block: Turn and lean and drive your arm outside with the elbow down with the shoulder turned towards the opponent
- Low block: You're going to turn and lean. A strike is coming in at the belly or groin. Drive down leading with the elbow and block out
- Work on technique first, then power, then speed.