The 6 Ways of Attack In Boxing

The 6 Ways of Attack are a concept developed by Bruce Lee to understand the various options a fighter has when initiating an attack

In this video series, we look at how those principles apply specifically to Boxing

(A Scan of Bruce Lees Notes On The Five Ways To Attack)

In his books & notes, Bruce Lee believed there were ONLY five different types of attacks used to overcome opponents:

Bruce's five ways of attack include...

  • Single Direct Attack (SDA)
  • Attack by Combination (ABC)
  • Hand Immobilization Attack (HIA)
  • Progressive Indirect Attack (PIA)
  • Attack by Drawing (ABD)

The five methods of attack are designed to be flexible and adaptable, allowing practitioners to adjust their strategy and tactics depending on the situation. 

Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and he believed fighters must be able to choose the appropriate one for the situation at hand.

Single Direct Attack (SDA) is a powerful and direct way of attacking an opponent, executed with a single movement aimed at reaching the target in the most direct way possible. SDA is best used when there is an opening in the opponent's defenses and requires perfect timing, speed and penetration to be effective. Feints can be used to mislead the opponent and create an opening for the SDA.

Attack by Combination (ABC) is a series of strikes that follow each other naturally and target multiple lines. The goal of ABC is to maneuver the opponent into a vulnerable position where the final strike can be delivered cleanly to an open target

Hand Immobilization Attack (HIA) is a tactic that involves immobilizing the opponent's hand, leg, body or head to set up follow-up strikes. HIA can be used in combination with other attacks or as a standalone technique. It is effective when there is a barrier preventing the practitioner's weapon from scoring or when added protection from a nearby weapon is needed.

Progressive Indirect Attack (PIA)  begins with a fake, feint or re -to misdirect the opponent's reactions and open a line for the real attack. PIA is best used against an opponent who has strong defences and can handle SDA and HIA attacks. It is also useful for varying the pattern of attack.

Attack by Drawing (ABD) is a counterattack that is initiated by luring the opponent into committing to a strike and then exploiting the resulting opening to attack. ABD requires quick thinking, great awareness and a good understanding of the opponent's patterns. It is best used when the practitioner is able to predict the opponent's next move and can exploit the opening created by their commitment.

Mittmaster Matts - 6 Ways of Attack In Boxing

In this NEW video course, Mittmaster Matt takes you through his interpretation of Bruce Lees Way's of Attack and applies them to five fundamental Boxing punches

🥊 The Jab
🥊The Cross
🥊The Hook
🥊The Overhand
🥊The Uppercut

Check Out The Section Below To See A Sample Video

Whats Inside The Course

    1. Jab - Direct mp4

    2. Jab - Combination

    3. Jab - Angulated

    4. Jab - Fake and Feint

    5. Jab - Drawing

    6. Jab - Trapping

    1. Cross - Direct

    2. Cross - Combination

    3. Cross - Angulated

    4. Cross - Fake and Feint

    5. Cross - Drawing

    6. Cross - Trapping

    1. Hook - Direct

    2. Hook - Combination

    3. Hook - Angulated

    4. Hook - Fake and feint

    5. Hook - Drawing

    6. Hook - Trapping

    1. Overhand - Direct

    2. Overhand - Combination

    3. Overhand - Angulated

    4. Overhand - Fake and feint

    5. Overhand - Drawing

    6. Overhand - Trapping

    1. Uppercut - Direct

    2. Uppercut - Angled 1

    3. Uppercut - Angled 2

    4. Uppercut - Angled 3

    5. Uppercut - Combination 1

    6. Uppercut - Combination 2

    7. Uppercut - Fake

    8. Uppercut - Drawing

    9. Uppercut - Trapping

    1. Introduction

    2. Accuracy

    3. Alignment

    4. Angle

    5. Distance

    6. Rotation

    7. Speed

    8. Tension & Relaxation

    9. Breathing

    10. Footwork

    11. Weight Shift

    12. Get A Discount On Your Own Powerkube

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Matt Chapman

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Hi, my name is Mittmaster Matt.

I'm a martial arts student for 35 years, instructor for 20 years, author and creator of the Mittmaster Pad Training system.

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