Copyright Craig Gemeiner
Defense dans la Rue footwork skills are simple and efficient.
Offensively, the skills are designed to allow you to rapidly reposition yourself, optimally align your body and deliver powerful, effective strikes.
Defensively, the skills can enable effective disengagement from your enemy’s line of attack, and can limit your enemy’s counter-attack options by positioning your body at angles that reduce the “target area” represented by your body.
For the most part, Defense dans la Rue’s footwork skills were adopted from the Lecour method of Savate, which itself was influenced by classical western fencing and the older systems of English boxing. Defense dans la Rue footwork skills do not include any of the “sliding” or “pogo” type elements of these methods’ modern evolutions however, as on the uneven surfaces of urban environments (as opposed to the smooth canvas covering of a boxing ring, for example) these elements are generally ineffective.
Defense dans la Rue footwork skills are compromised of two categories of footwork -linear footwork and angled footwork.
Defense dans la Rue – Advancing & Retiring Footwork
Defense dans la Rue – Footwork Part 2 – Gathering Step
Defense dans la Rue – Footwork Part 3 – Shifting
Defense dans la Rue – Footwork Part 4 – Jump Step
Defense dans la Rue – Footwork Part 5 – Side Step