Black Belt

The Art of Intercepti­on

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An advanced form of strategic counter that modern pankration teaches is the intercepti­on. ,t’s especially useful against an opponent who shoots in for a takedown. <our goal is to catch him in the middle of his attack with an attack of your own. If your timing is right, you can punch or knee him in the face as he changes levels.

Intercepti­on also works in the standing phase of a fight. 6traight lines can intercept curves, and lead-side strikes can intercept those delivered off the back side. )or example, you can beat your opponent to the punch, so to speak, when he makes the mistake of dropping his hand before striking.

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