The 4-3-2-1 Drill consists of 4 parts:
4 Leg Kicks:
1. Attacker steps out to the left with lead leg and throws a leg kick aimed at defender’s front leg. Defender raises left shin and shields.
2. Attacker steps left with lead leg as a fake, then immediately steps out right with back leg and throws a leg kick at defender’s back leg. Defender shields with right shin.
3. Attacker performs switch step, then stepping out to the right with right leg and kicking towards defender’s inner thigh. The defender cross-shields with left shin, pointing left knee across their body.
4. Attacker steps wider out to right with right leg and throws another lift kick with left leg. Defender rides this kick, allowing it to lift their lead leg back.
3 Body Kicks:
1. Defender had previously rode the lift kick, allowing their left leg to lift up and plant behind them. Defender immediately steps out with right leg and throws a body kick. Previous attacker rides this kick to their left.
2. Defender throws a right body kick. Attacker scoops this to their right, allowing defender to spin around.
3. Coming out from the spin, defender throws a body kick with their left leg. Attacker catches this, posts, and throws.
2 Push Kicks:
(Not yet learned)
-Looks like after attacker throws the defender’s final body kick, the attacker throws a push kick, then another, which the defender dodges using #4 footwork, to get to the attacker’s blind side. Attacker steps back twice to create distance, while defender mirrors their steps.
from Carlos, 3/22: after attacker throws defender’s final body kick and while the defender is spinning around, the attacker throws a right push kick, landing forward. Defender draw steps to avoid it. Attacker throws a left push kick, which the defender scoops to their left, causing attacker to land forward on left leg, with defender standing at an angle to attacker.
1 Head Kick:
(Not yet learned)
-(maybe this starts from the attacker stepping back 2x to create distance) Looks like defender throws a head kick while attacker does a “pull step”, leaning toward their back leg and dropping lead hand so as not to get pulled down with the head kick.
from Carlos, 3/22: Attacker retreats two steps while defender advances, mirroring footwork. Attacker performs a pull step, leaning away from opponent and dropping lead hand while defender throws a head kick. Immediately afterward the attacker and defender switch roles, with the new attacker initiating with 4 leg kicks.
Tips from KRU Joe:
-The first two leg kicks should be aimed at a fist above the defender’s knee.
-When the attacker steps in for the first leg kick, they should make sure that their head is away from center, and that their lead leg is bent, making them slightly closer to the ground.
-The last leg kick is like winding up to kick a soccer ball–stepping long right and lift kicking with left leg.
Pendulum kick, from Master:
1. Stand square facing opponent.
2. Extend left hand and turn body towards the right, faking a recovery
3. Skip left foot to where the right foot is, and once left foot plants the right leg comes around for a kick aimed at back of opponent’s quads.