Hunter refers to a training game where only the gloves, hilt, mask, and shoes are target. It offers a safe and beginner-friendly way to practicing offense and defense in the three major target elevations (high, middle, and low). The quintet is a pair-drill that helps train these concepts in the muscle memory.
3 rounds warmup, 6 rounds workout:
- 10x Adv-Adv-lunge
- 10x pushups
- 10x high knee pairs
- Student A (attacker)
- Overhead cut
- Flat cut
- Opposite cut
- Leg cut
- Student B (defender)
- Shield 5
- Fade cut
- Opposite hook
- Slip cut
- Follow good form on the Shield 5, ensuring the blade is angled down.
- The attacker can optionally leave the hand in space for the defender to hit with the fade-cut.
- Flat cuts are delivered through the mid-section. Don't cut too high or it will be too difficult for the defender to hook.
- Same as above.
- Without a mask, either stop before striking the head or cut to the arms or hand instead.
In addition, this drill can sometimes be confounded if the drillers are opposite-handed. In this case, for steps 3 and 4, always try to cut in opposing directions.