Best times to attack a striker are:
- Immediately after he or she has initiated an attack
- When the attacking limb is fully extended and has begun to retract.
Strike with the palm of the hand. The striking art practitioners are not allowed to strike with the palm of the hand so they do no train to defend against it. It can throw their game off.
A striking art punch or kick is a very delicate device with usually a very short effective penetration distance, so learn instinctively the actual distance that you must move to avoid a punch
Learn always to attack while moving. The use of kicks against a defender who will not initiate the first attack is difficult. The kicker cannot kick and walk at the same time and therefore he is required to stop each time that he kicks, a continually moving target will really frustrate most attempts to kick. If you are moving when he punches or kicks, you will find many safe opportunities to attack.
Push or sweep strikers to keep them off balance.