Posted by: Mike Ferruggia | November 29, 2011

Proper Stepping Techniques

I love this video not only becuase a jerkoff gets his comeuppence, but as it becomes apparent later in the video, the guy being harangues is a war vet and trained in karate and jui jitsu. First he stands calmly, trying not to react, only pushing back when pushed. But when he goes into his stance, left palm up and at the side, right hand up and centered, you know what’s going to happen. But what I really like about the video is his stepping. It is similar to tai chi slide stepping, even western boxers. You remain centered and stable and rooted, and you slide step forward. Take a look. And if you practice tai chi, try performing something like brushknee twist step with the slide step. The power gets generated from the back leg up and finally out through the palm. Check my youtube channel, I’m pretty certain I did a video on tai chi stepping.



  1. That was impressive. Thank you for sharing that. It was just so cool and it made me smile.

    • yeah, i really liked it and i learned from another blogger to watch real street fights on youtube because it’d agreat learning tool. you see many people with some training make untrained fighters look really bad. in a street fight, anything can go wrong but it’s good to see that some of the stuff we are training in actually does work.

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