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FOOTWORK - The Basics


Perhaps the most important martial arts skill is the proper execution of steps. The correct footwork is of utmost importance if you aim to survive in a conflict. Below are the basic steps in my system.

Footwork map

1. Diamond closed & open.

2. Female triangle or forward triangle an offensive step.

3. Male triangle or backward triangle a defensive step.

4. Closed female triangle.

5. Closed male triangle.

6. Side stepping with emphasis on zero count. Also the fencing step forward or backward.

7. Karate side stepping.


Red dot represents the starting point.

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