9 Punch Blocks & Counter-Strikes | Effective Martial Arts


Hi, I’m Patrick Fulop, this is Effective Martial
Arts. In this lesson, 9 ways to counter-strike after blocking a punch! Alright, so nine basic punch blocks and counter-strikes.
Now, counter-striking after you block a punch is essential. It’s actually the only reason
you should even block a punch in the first place, otherwise you might as well just get
out of there. So, here are the techniques, make sure before you tackle these, you’re
fresh on the basic punches, as well as basic punch blocks. You can check out those videos
in the cards above. So here it goes, overview first.
#1: simultaneous block and counter off of a straight punch; block, counter with a straight,
same thing with the other side. #2: counter right after, also off of a straight
punch; straight punch tap, counter with the same hand, right after, number two.
#3: off of a shield block, block a straight punch, counter with a cross.
#4: off of a hook, block a hook, counter with a straight, simultaneous. Works on the other
side as well. #5: block a hook, and counter with the same
hand, with a hook as well. Works on the other side, hook, hook.
#6: a little bit closer range, also off of a hook, answer the phone, turtle block, counter
with a hammer fist. Same thing on the other side, answer the phone, hammer fist.
#7: off of an uppercut, deviate an uppercut, and counter with an uppercut with the same
hand. Same thing with the back hand, deviate an uppercut, counter with an uppercut. And
then, if I want to counter with the other… #8: deviate an uppercut with the lead hand,
counter with a cross. And with the back hand, deviate an uppercut, counter with a hook,
that’s #9. Now let’s look at each one applied… right
here. Alright, so straight punch, block and counter
simultaneous. She’s gonna block, and counter at the same time… two, three… There we
go, the other hand, same thing, block and counter, one movement, timing is very important,
the block and counter come at the same time. Next one: counter right after. Here, timing
is very important as well, she’s gonna want her block to be nice and quick, so she can
transition right into the counter with a straight punch as well… there we go, with the same
hand. One more time… there we go. With the other hand, same thing; block, counter; block,
counter; block, counter. Very good. Now, off of a shield block, so she’s gonna have her
shield block in place, boom, boom, counter with a cross, there we go, one more time,
block, block, counter. Last one, block, block, counter, there we go, those are your straight
punch blocks. Now, off of a hook, block with a hook counter
with a simultaneous straight punch. So hips will go in the same direction for the block,
and the counter at the same time, boom, like that, two, and three. Same thing on the other
side, block and counter, one motion, one time, very good.
Next, block and counter right after with a hook as well. So hips go in one direction
for the block, and they come back in the other direction for a stronger counter. So block
over there, counter over here… two, one more time… block, counter. From the other
side, same technique; block, counter; block, counter; block, counter; there we go.
Next one is from a little bit closer range, turtle block, counter with a hammer fist.
Right here on the side, block, counter with a hammer fist, again, block, counter; block,
counter. From the other side, same thing, block, counter; again, block, counter. Now
with the hammer first, you can land either to the bridge of the nose, right here, collar
bone, or if you give it a bit of an angle, strike the jaw, boom, very effective strike.
Next one is off of uppercuts, so counter, block and counter with the same hand. So,
lead hand first, she’s gonna deviate, and then very important here, she’s gonna bring
weight on her front leg, to load up her counter, and she’s gonna move my strike with her elbow,
making sure her fist is in line with the target for the counter, and then push off the ground,
counter right away. Again, block, and push off counter. Again, block, counter, one more
time, block, counter. Very good. Same exact technique with the back hand, except the weight
is gonna go on the back leg, deviate, also with the elbow, and counter with a fist, push
off the leg, for a nice powerful counter. Next one, is if she wants to counter with
the other hand, so deviate an uppercut with the lead hand, and she’s gonna come back with
a cross. Again, deviate, come back with a cross. So hips go in one direction, come back
in the other direction, for more power in the counter.
And last one, deviate an uppercut with the back hand, counter with a lead hook. Right
here, and counter… boom, boom. So hips go in one direction come back in the other for
more power. One last one, there we go. Those are your 9 basic punch blocks and counter
strikes. Let’s do a quick recap, fighting stance.
#1: straight punch, simultaneous block and counter.
#2: right after, block, counter with the same hand, straight punch.
#3: shield block, counter with a cross. #4: off of a hook, simultaneous block and
counter with a straight punch. #5: block a hook, hook, works on both sides,
block a hook, hook. #6: closer range, answer the phone turtle
block, counter with a hammer fist, works on the other side. And…
#7: uppercut, deviation, counter with the same hand, works on the other side as well.
#8: deviate an uppercut with the lead hand, counter with a cross. And…
#9: deviate an uppercut with the back hand, counter with a lead hook.
And those are your 9 basic punch blocks and counter-strikes. Practice these a lot, because
they need to become a reflex so you can apply it when the moment comes. Also, these techniques
are just the entry point, you’re gonna want to follow up with other strikes after you
pierce the opponent’s defense. So for ideas on how to do that, check out our combos video
in the cards above. And if you have any ideas on how to follow-up on these counter-strikes,
or if you know any other blocks and counter-strikes, leave us a comment below, tell us how you
do it. Click like if you enjoyed this lesson, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel
for more Effective Martial Arts video tutorials. Coming up, we’re gonna be tackling the other
ranges of fighting, the ground range, as well as clinch/wrestling range. So that’s coming
up, stay tuned. Till next time, I’m Patrick Fulop, this is Effective Martial Arts, remember,
practice well, safety first, and use these techniques only for self-defense.

14 Replies to “9 Punch Blocks & Counter-Strikes | Effective Martial Arts

  1. me and my best mate practise this EVERY day, must say it's also pretty fun to do with a buddy! keep em comin' man!

  2. You are a great channel I practice all the time and save the moves for a special someone and you deserve a lot more credit and subscribers for what you do!

  3. The Asian girl is good,  she is just not executing ,  nor generating full power.  the striking pads will move further backward if she was using more power.  When in combat with a good puncher you will get hurt badly , or knocked out if that female knows real counters , and hits well!

  4. We once trained with a Latino  girl ,  and she has a wild kick as a yellow belt.  She knows how to attack with good speed.  The 3rd degree black belt would not give her a higher rank.  We just knew better she should get promoted.  Her kick has good power , and her speed can connect!  Good instructors should be strict on promotion,  just some cannot see who deserves more attention.

  5. Hello from Portugal! I really like your videos! Great job in introducing the shield block, normally, In this case I usually counter with the same arm with a side hammer fist.
    Continue creating great videos!
    Glenn

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