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Old 06-24-2011, 04:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: how not to fall for feints?

The Arm Swing
Advance slowly, allowing the left arm to swing free. If the arm is held loose and relaxed, on each foreword movement of the left foot, the left arm will swing slightly to the rear and then forward. This action is produced entirely by the movement of the body, but gives the impression that the left hand is being extended.

The Knee Feint
While advancing slowly, quickly bend the left knee. This gives the impression that the arms are moving as well as the legs. In reality, the arms are entirely relaxed and ready.

The Body Drop
Make a quick forward bend of the upper body, at the same time bending the left knee and moving the left hand slightly forward.

The Side Bend
While advancing slowly, drop the body to the right and forward, creating the impression that a right hand lead is about to be executed.

These feints are more specific than those described as body feints, and can be used to obtain a specific result.

The Up-Down Feint
Means feinting a left to the chin, and then to the body, or feinting a blow to the body or the chin with the right hand, without follow-up action. Such feints are used to ascertain how the opponent reacts, and to establish plans to the further use of the feint.

The Draw-Back Feint
This is a right hand feint using the same principle as in frightening an animal. (Think of raising a club above your head, or drawing a rolled up newspaper back.) This is done by drawing the arm back as if to strike, rather than in a striking movement itself. To execute, drop the weight back to the right foot, and draw the right hand back, as if to deliver a hard right hand blow. (Side Note: Following this idea, alternatively one may draw their left hand back as to convey that one is preparing to throw a left hook.)

The Shift Feint
This too is a right hand feint to the chin, using a striking motion to “fake out” the opponent. Shift the weight forward over the left foot, raising the right elbow slightly. Turn the right hip to the center line as if to strike with the right hand. A hard hook to the chin can be delivered off of this feint.

-Feint a left jab to the chin and then drive a straight left to the solar plexus.
-Feint a left jab to the solar plexus and then step in with a left jab to the chin.
-Feint a left jab to the chin, shift the weight to the right foot, and feint a right to the chin. Then step forward with a left jab to the chin.
-Feint a straight right to the jaw, and throw a left hook to the body.
-Feint a jab to the chin and deliver a right uppercut to the body.
-Feint a jab to the chin and deliver a hard right uppercut to the body.
-Step forward with the left foot, as in the quick advance, and jab without hitting the opponent. From this close position, pull the left arm back to position, and jab to the chin.

Coaching Hints
1.Always “build-up” an opening before making use of it.
2.Feints must be precise of action, rapid and decisive.
3.Each feint will bring a characteristic reaction, which should be known before the feint is made. This means practice.
4.Never use the same feint more than twice in a row. Change is all important.
Hope this helps
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