This is one common to boxers: Jab, hook, upper-cut, cross. Boxers fight effectively through the use of combinations of punches. Simply put, your odds are better when you throw more than one or two attacks: One or all are liable to hit their mark.
Attack By Drawing or Baiting
One of the more sophisticated tactics, this is a move of deception: The opponent believes you are open or vulnerable and goes for it, but it’s a set up and you hit him instead because you have turned the tables and have made him vulnerable. It’s the old switch-a-roo.
The hand is held low and out, inviting Jamie to strike it.
As he moves to strike the hand, it is removed
Jamie’s hand is struck instead.
And then there is a follow up strike to the head
Taken from a Kenpo technique called “Reversing Mace”, Jamie baits Glenn to strike his face.
Instead Jamie parries the punch
Jamie grabs Glenn’s arm
Jamie then delivers a strike to Glenn’s ribs.
So, it is wise to become aware of the ways to attack because, depending on the opponent, you may need to sophisticate your tactics in order to land a strike: He simply won’t just let you hit him. You will need to use feints to get his cover up high so you can hit an opening which is low, for example. When the opportunity comes to immobilize his weapons, you can trap them, leaving you safe and him at a disadvantage. You will have to sophisticate how you move, not to limit yourself to b-lines as usual, you might need to change movement in mid-stream, as a way to make your opponent fumble his response so you can hit a target to more quickly end the struggle. As is the point: The quicker the battle ends the better.
Here you see Jamie feints a kick as Glenn drops his guard to cover low.
Jamie then scores with a punch to the head
Here Glenn feints high
Glenn then punches low