A weave is basically what you think of. It’s an up down motion designed to cross the arms. So if the person creates a push the weave is designed to criss-cross their arms.
The idea of the weave is to deflect them at the same time while creating the opportunity to attack at the same time. You’re not focusing on the block your focusing on the strike.
The weave technique is to get the pressure off of you while keeping the pressure on your opponent.
The weave technique is a double outside technique so you learn how to take double hands on the outside. You are going to learn how to criss-cross them by basically turning flat palms one up and one down, then use the floating of the hand to drive of the strike.
The option of the strike is up to you. But the key is on the weave, if the guy is pushing you, you need to step back and you need to criss-cross to the center line. It’s not something you’re trying to push his hands out with. You are trying to steer his hands to where you want them.
You want to get your opponent’s hands out of the line of attack. So the main thing is when the opponent is attacking you criss-cross his hands out of the line of attack. That’s where you have the freedom to take the attack.
So the main thing to keep in mind with the weave technique is to criss-cross him, but not to push him off the center. You want to criss-cross and weave through him while being in the center. The key is you’re not focused on stopping the push, you’re focused on getting the drive.
The object is that you want him to push. You don’t want to stop him from pushing you, you want him to walk into your punch. Another common mistake a person makes when being pushed is they stand in place.
It won’t work if you do that, the reason why is because if you stand in place, you are going to get choked out. You need to gain your space, because if someone is pushing you they are going to take a step in.
If you don’t move they are going to gain space and your going to loose space. You must take a step back so that you can maintain forward drive. So to counter his step you need to counter step. This will allow you to keep your space and keep your forward drive. Watch the video to get the rest of this lesson.
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