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Deceptive penetration using an angular attack
This method uses footwork and body motion to confuse the angle of attack. This may cause confusion in the opponent so he or she becomes flat-footed and unable to react quickly.
- Assume a left side, closed, fighting stance at a realistic range from your opponent.
- Determine what target you want to open.
- If you use a three punch combination, your open target will be on the left side of your opponent, which should be the side you lead from. This does not mean that if you lead right you will strike with your right hand; it only determines the target that will be open.
- If you want to attack to the right, then step on a forward 45-degree angle to the right. If you are convincing, your opponent will follow.
- Once you have completed your step in this direction you will immediately shift your step to a 45-degree angle to the left. Your opponent will follow and should be anticipating your attack to the new angle of attack.
- With a quick shift back to the right, you should now be close enough to strike simultaneously.
- As you make contact, you may follow up with a combination of techniques.
- Quick draw