TACTICAL TRAVEL (FORWARD/BACKWARD)
Day Four (Tactic 1/2)

Education
Please review the following sections to improve your understanding and movements.

Quick Facts

Status
Fundamental Movement.

Objective
To maintain your Survival Stance, and essentially your balance as you transition from one defensive tactic to another (this includes covering distance, simultaneously engaging in combatives and adapting defenses to the unique situations you are facing). In addition, this will help you stay on your feet and avoid being forced to the ground (but we have solutions for ground survival later on!).

Timing
This fundamental ability will be needed from the start of a defense until the end. Training this tactic will allow you to adapt your footwork in real-time so that you have a much stronger base and balance while defending. If you have fallen to the ground, your goal is to get up as quickly and safely as possible.

How To

Below is a step-by-step breakdown.

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Travel Forward

Start in your Survival Stance. Take a step forward with your front/near leg and re-establish your Survival Stance by closing your rear leg in with the same amount of distance. Taking steps equal in distance will help to prevent galloping at high speeds, losing your balance and slowing yourself down by dragging your feet.Start in your Survival Stance.

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TRAVEL BACKWARDS

Start in your Survival Stance. Take a step backward with your rear leg and re-establish your Survival Stance by closing your other leg in with the same amount of distance. Taking steps equal in distance backwards will help prevent galloping at high speeds, losing your balance and slowing yourself down by dragging your feet.

Drills

Drill 1

Starting in your Right stance, take 10 steps forward and 10 steps backwards to count 1 rep.

 

 

Drill 2

Starting in your Left stance, take 10 steps forward and 10 steps backwards to count 1 rep.