Drilling Shield and Countering with Partner
Practice as much as you can drilling your shield and counter attacks with a partner. The focus should be on two key points, "economy of motion" and "focusing your force of energy". All counter attacks must be delivered with two steps of action for maximum effect, but try to strip all unnecessary or wasted motion that impedes the goal. Work on staying relaxed during your setup when striking out of the shield, this will help you with precsion of your movement. Deliver a nontelegraphic strike from the shield focusing on penetrating 3-6 inches. Lastly, your recovery speed back to your shield is critical. This is part of focusing the force. You must be accurate and in control of your landing and recovery phases of each strike to minimize your openings to getting counter yourself.
The shield defense system is a cutting edge method to obtaining a well rounded effective defensive skill set for MMA fighting.The concept of the shield is to use a powerful emergency maneuver to portect your vital targets from an attack, thus creating an obstruction for your opponent to strike or slam against without being able to harm you in the process. Traditional boxing defense skills such ...