Blocking versus Shielding
Here I explain the several types of defenses that are used in combat, each with their advantages and disadvantages. 1) blocking 2) parries 3) covering 4) body evasion 5) evasive footwork 6) covering 7) shielding All these forms of defense with the exception of "covering" should be well practiced and mastered. The reason why I exclude 'covering' becasue in my opniojn it's a poor and ineffective way of intelligentlysurviving a worse case scenario attack. Other then the "shield' defense all other forms require a bigger demand on a persons timing and positioning. However, you must be well diversed in all forms of defense if you plan on going far in your career. Unforuntately MMA fighters lack defensive and perceptual awareness strategies the most out of any skill set. Almost all MMA fighters loose a fight when their opponet launches a sudden swarm of renteless attacks. Many fighters have no idea how to really discern what is happenning in the chaotic nature of a fight, let alone stop a calcuated strike.
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 ...