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There is some level of debate on how to use the rear arm so I’ll just give you the two main options:
Extend towards the opponent:
- Extend your rear arm towards the face of your opponent to take away his sight. You can even make it a full or semi-straight punch if you have enough hip control.
- Your fist in front of his face makes it harder for him to counter. He ‘ll have trouble seeing you for just an instant, giving you a window of opportunity to fire the kick.
- The punch-like movement can hide your intention to fire the leg kick. Both the punch and the kick use a hip rotation so they look similar in that regard. He sees your hips turning and the first thing that follows is your rear arm. Only a fraction of a second later does your leg start moving. With some luck, you can make him react to the arm as if it were a real punch and score with the leg kick. [Read more…]