Hello and welcome I'm glad you came back to our Panantukan Concept series in German Like in the previous clips we want to share our techniques, our training methods, our ideas and of course a lot of different techniques, inspiration for your training at home, also when you're alone and don't have anyone to train with.

In this video I want to show you the guard.

There are different ones, today I'm starting with the boxing guard In comparison to classical boxing Panantukan has no rules, wihch means we can use our elbows, headbutts, we can rip and pull, we can use locks and throw our opponent We just have a huge range of possibilities.

This means there are things that are similar, but it's not 100% the same as classical boxing.

Additionally we can transfer the techniques we're learning empty handed to our weapon's concepts this results in a different body mechanic, another movement and another strategy.

These are the basics you should know, WHY we do it like this and now we're starting with the guard! First I'm showing you the leg position which is also our ready position/fighting position.

I am right-handed, that is why I put my right leg and my right hand back.

the same as in classical boxing styles Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and then you just slide your right foot back Between the feet there is a little space, they shouldn't be right behind each other in one line, but slightly offset and the knees should be a little bent this lowers my center of gravity and makes my position more stable.

There is a simple exercise fo that If you stand straight and you bend a little to the side at some point you will fall over, the wider you stand the more you can move around if you're feet are too close to each other you limit yourself and like this you are more flexible.

The position of the feet: Both feet face the front, some do it like this so it looks a little like an L it has some advantages, but we prefer to have a natural movement, like when you're walking You wouldn't turn your foot outside either, but rather let them face the front.

So I can channel all my energy to the front.

If I position my feet like an L, the hips face the side and usually your strength follows your hips.

That is why we turn our leg back to the front, so the hip is also aligned straight ahead bend your knees a little and then you have a kind of triangle in front of you.

The knees aren't completely straight, but going a little down, meaning it's easier for me to lower my center of gravity! The heel is lifted up a bit.

This is important, because just like a sprinter I am in a position in which I can easily get going You're weight should be evenly distributed 50:50 left and right and I got this position aligned straight ahead.

This is a very good position.

In the exercise I will show you how to train this and how to find out what works best for yourself.

You just have to consider that in our concept everything is allowed, I should have a stable position if someone wants to take me down, I still have to stay flexible and this position is a good compromise.

So this was the leg position and now we're moving on to the upper body.

Next we're talking about the upper body, in this video we're going more into detail so it becomes very clear what's most important.

So this is our leg position, I like to teach it like this, because most students put up their guard like that but then there is too much space inbetween their elbow and their body So what I like to do is to tell them to press their upper arms and the elbows against their bodies, get the leg postition right and put up the hands and slide my left shoulder to the front a little The arms can stay in this position, but this is always a bit tricky for street defense because there's always part of your head open or you put your head down a little then you're position is stable as you can see here The arms should be close to your body, so you're more compact What is important is to lift your shoulders a little, through that I'm protecting my neck Of course in a competition you're not allowed to punch someone's neck, but otherwise it is a weak spot, that's why it should be protected.

We can protect it through lifting our shoulders, later we will talk about how to position the head.

Important is to keep the arms on your body, lift the shoulders into this position and make a more round back and then I'm in a very classical position again from the other side: arms close to the body and I'm in this position.

If I get the feeling that my arms are falling out of position a lot, then I recommend to stop entirely and start over again.

So it won't be imprinted to your muscle memory and you're always training in a wrong position.

So everytime you think something is wrong, just stop and start over This will help you learn faster as well! This was the upper body and now we move on to – Additionally to leg and upper body position we're now talking about the head.

From the side: Meaning our guard is up, shoulders are lifted and then we're tilting the head down so this is our position.

This means we're protecting our neck, secondly in this position we're having a great neck tension, which means if we get hit on the head it won't fall all the way back (whip effect) Thirdly, if I keep my head up like this, I will get hit on my nose, which will be much worse It won't be as bad if I put my head down and get hit on my forehead, which isn't nice as well either but better than the nose.

So from this position: 1st legs 2nd arms up 3rd we're positioning our head and have a good compact position.

This is our position, that we use for boxing.

And finally we're talking about our hands.

The 4th and last thing is the position of our hands we're keeping our hands open, not completely open, more like half open half fist this makes it easier to parry, grab and when I have to punch I just close my fist entirely When you're boxing, your grip is more like this, but in our concept it is easier to do a lot of other things than punching, that is why it is important to keep your hands open So keep your hands open, but loose, if they're too stiff they're an easy target to be attacked So we start again, legs, arms, head and now I concentrate on my hands Also important, I keep my hands in this position keep them loose, I can also let my palms face the front or later put them in this position, but it's important to not buckle my hands like that of that isn't ideal, it's better to keep your hands straight just as if you were punching if you realize that this is something you're doing, change it immediately In the next step I will show you a couple of exercises, how to train it by yourself My first tipp is to make sure you know what exactly it is you want and then focus on your target This means, if I'm a beginner, start with focusing on your ready position and train punching and evasions in your ready position and then slowly start to improve my footwork If this is imprinted in my muscle memory, it will be much easier to develop my other skills if you mix things up to much in the beginning, it is a lot more confusing for you to learn so if you focus on one thing after the other and really master the steps, you will learn faster in time For the next exercise you need a tennis ball the position of the heel You just put your heel on a tennis ball, then you get this immediate input on how your heel should be and now you can train punches and evasions and in a static position I can imprint this position to my muscle memory Like I said it's important to lift your heel up, because it is my sensor to the back, it also helps me shoot to the front and also my upper body is more in the front as well, when I put my heel down I stand more backwards.

this is too passive, our system is more aggressive so our position is more pressing to the front as if we would fight with a weapon.

Summarizing, I put my heel on the tennis ball so it gets imprinted to my muscle memory, I could also tape it to my heel if I want to use it while working on my foot work The next thing is the L-position You can use a jab pad or whatever you want and then we just put our foot next to it As soon as my leg starts to turn to the side like this into the L-position, I will feel how the jab pad moves and it's not ideal anymore and I can check on my position and start again I can also do this next to a wall and work on my exercises.

These tools are really helpful, whenever I want to train by myself or do not have an instructor close by For the next exercise you can use a jab pad or a tennis ball So in this position we press the jab pad against our body Not too high under your arm, just so you can hold it with your elbow and now you can work again and as soon as my arms starts to slide, I realize that my position isn't as good anymore I can do this on both sides at the same time or only on the left side and punch with the right and still got a good position on the other side and you can see this protects my body the more I lift my arms the more open I will be for attacks Next point is how far my legs should be apart I can try to just make all kinds of wide movements and find the ideal position for myself so I can still make big movements don't go too far down, so you'll still be flexible You will soon realize that if your legs are standing too closely together you will fall over more easiyl Or too narrow in this position I will trip over to the side So find a compromise in which you feel comfortable and find your balance At last we're taking a closer look on our wrists The best way is to do push ups or stay in a plank position, like one of these.

I will realize very fast, if my wrists are wonky or if I can hold the position Of course I can also do push ups and also keep my elbows close to my body this would also be the punching movement later.

This is it for now, I don't want the clip to be too long.

These are only basics.

I hope you could take away a couple of things from this video about our guard.

Maybe you can use them for your own training and I think it is also great as a starting point to avoid little mistakes, which will be harder to get rid of later in training I hope you enjoyed our clip You can always leave us comments to let us know what you're interested in and of course like and share our videos and subscribe to our channel.

Thank you for watching and maybe we will see each other soon again! Bye-bye and see you next time.