The Bend and Sway Drill – Part 2

This week’s focus will be on drills that reinforce an important idea from Joe Manley: You may be hit, but if you are moving you are less likely to be hurt. The key to these drills is the concept of slipping, that is, moving the body to avoid a direct strike.

Yesterday’s Bando Minute highlighted the Bend and Sway Drill, as taught by Joe Manley. If you haven’t practiced that, go back to that drill before reading any further.

Today, we add a variation of the Bend and Sway drill, adding blocks to each movement, either a rising block, side block, cross body block, and X blocks. Enjoy!

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