Apr 1

Joe Chianakas: 10 Keys to Combat – Black Belt Magazine, April 2008

Joe Chianakas: 10 Keys to Combat - Black Belt Magazine, April 2008

The low block you use to stop a kick should hurt your opponent’s leg so he can’t use it to attack you again. Better yet, that low block can function as a hammerfist to the groin.

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Adam Bockler

Sensei Adam Bockler is a 2nd-degree black belt in karate and the owner of Metamora Martial Arts. He's been in the martial arts since 2003, and has received instruction in tai chi chuan, Hsing-i chuan, judo, tae kwon do and XMA. Sensei Bockler was inducted into the 2014 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Karate Black Belt of the Year. He is the communications manager for Float Mobile Learning.

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