Defense: Counter-Moves vs. Recovering Posture

As a general rule when I get tangled up in the guard for example, I look to recover posture through structure and distance rather than proceed forward with a counter-pass attempt.

Remember, counter moves are fun to play with and can serve to confuse an opponent through manipulating expectation, but think about it, it means you’re starting from a step behind!  You’re also banking on the fact that you’re training partner doesn’t have a counter to the counter, and so and so forth.

So first off, learn how to recover posture and build a primary option from there under the protection of structure and distance.  Then you can use this knowledge to understand difference between recovery and counter-moves and how THOSE things can work together when built from a proper foundation.



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