Three basic types of counterattacks
Where you deflect or block the attack and then counter attack. These counters are useful for all sizes of fighters.
- Hard block the attack and immediately bounce the blocking arm off the attack into a counter attack.
- Parry an attack and circle your blocking arm downward in a tight, circular movement into an immediate counter attack.
Where you duck, dodge, side step, or otherwise avoid the attack and then counter attack. These types of counters are effective for light, quick fighters who want to avoid contact by a more powerful opponent.
- Duck by bending the knees to lower the head. Do not bend from the waist, since this will move your head closer to the opponent and will lower it, making it an easier target for a counterattack. Duck down, move toward the side the attack is coming from, and then back up in a "U" shape movement. If you duck and move in the same direction as the attack is movement, you may come up in front of the attack.
- Lean backward from the waist to avoid the attack and then lean forward into a counterattack.
- Skip backward to avoid the attack and then skip forward with a counter.
- Side step the attack and then counterattack.