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A block is a technique used against an attacking weapon, such as an arm, leg, stick, etc, to deflect or stop the attack. A basic tenet of the martial arts is "no first strike." Martial arts are concerned about defense first and then about offense; therefore, blocks are of primary concern to martial artists.


About blocks: Basic information about blocks.

Physics of blocks: Effects of linear and angular velocity on blocking.

Blocking effectiveness: Factors that affect the effectiveness of blocks.

Guard: Keep your guard up!

Types of blocking: The different ways you can block.

Blocking techniques: Descriptions of some blocking techniques.

Jamming: Stopping an attack before it can be fired.

Single versus double bone blocks: Which is the best way to block?

Block and counterattack: A counterattack should always follow a block.

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