This shedding self defense technique is a very simple block that can serve you well if your attacker manages to fire one off before you get a chance to strike first.
Shedding is different than parrying techniques in it’s simplicity. While parrying can take months to master shedding can be learned in a day or two.
The secret to this self defense technique is taking the offensive right after his punch. Blocking won’t win a fight and you don’t want to be on the defensive any longer than you have to.
To do this you want to move into your attacker as you throw your arm up to shed the punch. By moving forward you are able to “take the weight off the punch.” This simply means that by moving in you prevent your attacker from completing his weight shift or even block the arm before it is fully extended.
Once you are in close you must go to work quickly using your knees, elbows, and whatever other self defense tools you have at your disposal. There is no perfect follow up sequence. The best thing to to is to act quickly and attack high value targets. You need to fire off strikes quickly so that your opponent doesn’t have time to figure out what is going on.
The outside shedding technique shown at the end of the video is a bit more difficult to execute. Luckily most guys you may come up against on the street will be leading off with a right haymaker not a straight punch. You must be aware however that the inside shedding technique will not work for a straight punch.
The only real way to learn to predict what punch is coming to do some full speed training with proper protective gear where you don’t know what your partner is going to do.
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