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    Thumbs up Question about MBC

    So I recently got MBC-The Enhanced Version, and I have to say that it is great! My wife and I have been working through it, but I have a predicament, I am left handed, so I am a bit confused as to how I should be working the techniques. So, yea, my question is what to do, how to train. When I have an angle 1 coming at me I cannot do the crossada, and most of the techniques seem backward for me. So any help would be appreciated.


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    The legend is that Bruce Lee used to watch tapes of Muhammed Ali's fights in a mirror to make what he was studying be seen with the lead hand he wanted to use.
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    Mike says this is a mainly right hand dominated system because most people are right handed.

    For a left hander, many times you will work on a pass. Let the arm/attack go by, attack the back of the arm/tricep, check the arm, attack the sciatic area.

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    What you do all depends on the situation. Are you talking right handed vs. left handed? I am going to make an assumption and say that is your predicament. In that situation I would step in and do a meet and then pass the arm through and cut the quad with an angle 4, it would be a little awkward but doable.
    As John said though the system is designed as right hand biased. This is not because we hate left handers but merely because statistics are in a right hand favor....most people are right handed therefore most attackers are right handed.
    I will continue to play that scenario this week and let you know what I come up with.

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    Thanks for the help guys. Yea, I am talking myself being left handed vs a right handed attacker. The pass is a little awkward because I have to move my hand to the outside and turn my wrist to the outside also, but I found that doing a meet with the lead hand and then turning to cut the bicep like you said actually feels quite natural, and seems to be effective. And I would love to come to the class, but I was also going to try and attend CRG in January also, so I am not sure I could make both, but someday soon hopefully! Thanks again guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McCreery View Post
    Mike says this is a mainly right hand dominated system because most people are right handed.

    For a left hander, many times you will work on a pass. Let the arm/attack go by, attack the back of the arm/tricep, check the arm, attack the sciatic area.

    We are doing a class in Tennesee in Jan. Come on up!
    +1 on all all counts. John is a great guy to work with and I can highly recommend taking this course!

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    [quote=Skripy;1045884]So I recently got MBC-The Enhanced Version, and I have to say that it is great! My wife and I have been working through it, but I have a predicament, I am left handed, so I am a bit confused as to how I should be working the techniques. So, yea, my question is what to do, how to train. When I have an angle 1 coming at me I cannot do the crossada, and most of the techniques seem backward for me. So any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks![/QUOTE

    Skirpy, I'm a southpaw as well. When I started training with the short blade, I just decided to go righty so that I didn't hold up the class. Now it feels quite natural and it is easy to mirror techniques with my left on my own time. I think, for me, going this route frees up my left for a more effective "live hand" role when it gets in close and nasty.
    Last edited by Jr. Urbina; 10-27-2010 at 05:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR Urbina View Post
    Skirpy, I'm a southpaw as well. When I started training with the short blade, I just decided to go righty so that I didn't hold up the class. Now it feels quite natural and it is easy to mirror techniques with my left on my own time. I think, for me, going this route frees up my left for a more effective "live hand" role when it gets in close and nasty.
    I have been working it right handed, it is awkward, but I am getting the hang of it.

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    It was real awkward at first for me as well. If you get in a solid day or two of training under some real pressure, it'll come quick.

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    I am a lefty but carry and hold the knife right handed. I do this for a couple reasons. I was taught to fight with the knife in the forward hand, and I am a lefty so it leaves me left hand free to hold, punch, etc. I was actually working the knife with my left hand tonight and that felt awkward

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