17 count attack
In this clip I show our basic 17 count strike pattern. This is not all of our attacking methods but close to it. Take thses 17 attacks and mix them around to create your own combinations of attack.
At the end I follow up with a few simple flourishes. it is important to be able to flow without thought into the various attack and defensive moves…working the flourish will help with this.
This is a little drill I have borrowed from my Russian Martial Art friends. Basically I run through several figure 8 patterns with the bata. There are a few but for this introduction I have only done 4:
1. Side to side downward
2. Side to side upwards
3. Top to bottom starting on the right
4. Top to bottom started on the left
I will usually do this drill with both hands.