The Attack Triangle

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  1. You are talking about at 03:30 et seq?

    If by “check” you mean evasion, then the answer is Yes.

    This here is classic PTK.

    It is similar in purpose to what in DBMA we now call “the Lutang”.

    This was previously known around here as the “Ilustrisimo Cross Step”, which is the name that PG Edgar Sulite used when he taught it to me to give credit to his primary teacher, the legendary GM Tatang Ilustrisimo. In GM Tatang’s “Kalis Ilusutrimo” system, they had a number of nuanced variations of this, each with its own name, but the one name that they used that this American who invariably becomes overwhelmed in such things remembers is “Lutang” and the two syllables of Lutang flow off the tongue much more readily than the seven syllables of “Ilustrimo Cross Step”.

    Both should be performed so as to be part of springing back forward.

    Expressing my personal opinion, both the Lutang and the PTK movement here serves well to protect the ankle and foot, leaving the stick(s) free to defend/counter-attack on the high and middle lines and by so substantially handling the dangers of drift shots– but here the knee does not move all that much whereas in the Lutang the entire leg is moved out of the way.

    When doing what Top Dog shows here, be alert to issues that may arise from the arc of the movement crashing the foot into your standing leg when confronted with an attack using more than one step.

    This should not be overthought though. The movement here is natural and efficient is use and serves well a fighter who naturally is using active footwork. Given Top Dog’s experience in both lacrosse and as a defensive end for Columbia University football, that most certainly would describe him!

    The Lutang is from a system that emphasized the sword over the stick and as such its nature is more out-and-back-in at the edge of Weapon/Largo Range.

    Having both in your repertoire is a good thing.

    A recent development in DBMA, and covered in a recent VL, is that we now have three Lutangs with the second and third ones completing with triangles that take one off-line.

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