What A Cover Parry!

…..In our system of IRT we utilize a last chance defensive mechanism called a cover parry.  This is for when you cannot get out of the way so you use a defensive motion to cover an area.  The following clips show a low leg cover parry and how effective it could be when  someone is trying to roundhouse kick your knee, thigh area.  The following video clips are not for the squeamish!  Enjoy!

The next clip does not have a cover parry involved but instead the fighter just hit to low and broke his own leg.  Ouch!!!

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Brian R. VanCise

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2 Responses to What A Cover Parry!

  1. jks9199 says:

    I’m not sure I’m getting what you’re describing. I’m seeing straight forward knee & shin blocking here. I teach students ideally to evade the attack, and to use blocks to damage the attacking weapon as well as to insure that the attack doesn’t get through. Parries are variants that deflect and redirect rather than stop the attack. Covers fit in-between, and are there “in case of” something… For example, I teach students to cover as they evade so that, if they aren’t fast enough, at least they have something to protect themselves.

  2. Brian VanCise says:

    Hey jks9199,

    Yes really it is the same thing just a different way to use the terminology. Like you we are all about getting out of the way first rather than absorbing. When referring to cover parry we are covering a spot. In IRT we do not use the word block. So it is more a difference in terminology. Ideally we evade, strike and incoming attack or parry it. Cover parry simply means covering an area so that the attack does not damage that particular spot. Hope that helps.


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