The Hi-Lo & The Kangaroo

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  1. We have just begun to work on perfecting this move. We have found that elbows and hips need to connect. It gives us how low you need to go without getting hit by errant knee follow ups. Also to keep balance in a keylap strike. We try to weapons fight the way we box…. the weapon is just an extension.

    It is the takeoff drill that really helps bridge the distance safely. I really like the idea of it emphasized. When we get inside what to do with the long part of the stick? We are working hard on stick grip transition. We also are into bob and weaving. Going all the way down is very athletic. It is also energy consuming. But the idea is very sound. We are working on ways to do it but conserve energy

  2. The Hi-Lo and the Kangaroo demand above average leg strength and explosiveness. Top Dog took his already strong legs (tree trunks masquerading as legs actually) and developed them further with “duck walking” but most people may not have the knees for that!

    He even had a way of doing it with one leg with the other crossing behind in an almost silat like fashion that when done standing reminded me of how I used to throw a frisbee.

    And yes the consume a lot of explosive energy. Best not to over use them! And, as will all knee shots it is important to account for where the opponent’s stick is- trading a head shot for a knee shot is not a good idea!

    What to do when you get inside? See the DVD/VLs for the Stick Grappling DVD– LOTS of material there!

    Not sure what you mean with bobbing and weaving in a stick fighting context. Personally I tend to think of that more in the boxing context, and much less so in Muay Thai, MMA, or DB Real Contact Stick Fighting.

  3. I love the way he changes levels and immediately recoups to a more damaging position or exits without being harmed. Every time I watch videos of Eric I love seeing this

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