This week, I’m continuing to explore the choke front / two hand plucking defense while building on last week’s video.
The concept for this video is speed – how fast and how rhythmically should we attempt to complete a defense. The answer can be found in an analogy about Indy car drivers, their cars, and the track itself. Check this out!
Great piece. Curious how you distinguish and subsequently reconcile sanctioned/approved “micro pauses” with pauses that destroy technique? My intuition is that it just takes time and reps.
Think of natural micro-pauses as those that are demanded by the defense – the process required to change direction, getting the weight set in the feet to make the next movement, or finishing a movement that requires contact with the attacker or a sitting motion to control the force of a movement. These micro-pauses are different than pauses that are created by the defender as a kind of rhythm not necessary to complete the defense (hence slowing the defense).