Stick Fighting: Side To Side Covering Drill
This is a very basic but essential flow drill that we train in our Stick Fighting Program, as it drills you to defend the opponent’s “natural strike” after he defended with a “vertical side cover” type of defense.
This teaches you at the same time to shorten the passive arc of your striking motion and bring it into position for defending, and to use upper body evasion while still in range.
Be smooth and fluid, and have an In & Out attitude and mobility.
Source: MANONUDA FMA & Silat Camp in Brussels, Belgium. July 2019.