Phase 2 - Upright Fighting
(‘5 footwork’) is the core footwork used in SBL – covering entries, side-stepping for evasions, and retreats from multiple attackers.
It can be broken down into:
- Basic blocks and strikes
- Perfecting the Kuda-Kuda (‘Horse Stance’) for greater balance and stability
- Understanding the basic ranges
- Basic use of the knife to develop footwork and reflex