Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The double hip

I've mentioned a couple of times that I've started training in Krav Maga and have begun to be a bit more interested in self defence.

I keep watching this video which I find fascinating. Interesting mechanics, but I can't work out whether or not it is practical


Rannoch Donald said...

Hey Chris,

Peter Consterdine is something ofa legend in SD. The technique he's using here is simly one of body mechanics. The best way to explore this is with a heavy bay. At close quarters the whipping motion of the hips allows you to hit with more force.

hope that helps.


Chris - fitnessfail.com said...

I agree with the above comments. My first thought was that the double hip movement was a bit telegraphic.

It probably is, but it's important to remember that this isn't a tournament/MMA technique. I suspect is most applied surprise circumstances the short movement there won't cause a problem.

As he put it "most martial artists are better fighters than me - I'm just better at being preemptive.

PullupPastor said...

The double hip is ok in a static setup as a pre-emptive. But totally lacking as a delivery mechanism when things have progressed beyond that and gone "live" and dynamic.

As such even though its interesting to learn - its far too specific to program in as any sort of primary means of defense...

Id tend towards Mick Coups C2 stuff - all his "primary tools" have arguably more power, are repeatable and cant be used as pre-emptives or "live" tools.

Heres mick talking about the hook (which is one of his secondary tools) -


Hook to him (although sodding powerful!) is of limited application in specific circumstances (ie when the head is covered from a straightshot) hence SECONDARY. C2's primary stuff is all about straight powerful shots to the target - repeatedly until the guys neutralised....

Peter C's double hip is too specific - the guy needs to be static or VERY predictable - and it lacks repeatability.

Rannoch Donald said...

Excellent response!