Advanced Combat Techniques

An apprentice with a good mastery of the Combat Basics is ready to begin training in advanced combat. This level of training expands upon the basics and teaching more complicated attacks designed to deal with specific situations, These moves present more challenge and require a greater level of physical fitness and body control.


Advanced Blocks

Advanced movements intended to turn away or otherwise avoid attacks made by an apponent.


Upward Dodge

Used to: Dodge attacks towards the feet and lower chest with the teeth.
Best against: Any opponent of equal or larger size to you
Cautions: Can be countered via an Attack Reverse Technique

Leap strait upwards and away from the teeth of the attacker just as they are a half-stride from contact.


Downward Dodge

Used to: Dodge attacks towards the head and lower chest with the teeth.
Best against: Any opponent.
Cautions: Can be counter via an attack reverse technique and opens the back of the neck to the attack.

Throw oneself flat on the ground just as the attacker is a half-stride from contact with the teeth.


Advanced Strikes

Advanced movements intended to cause harm to an opponent.


Spinning Right/Left Paw Strike

Used to: Strike at an opponent behind you.
Best against: Any opponent.
Cautions: Opens one to strikes while whirling around to face the enemy.

As the opponent moves in for a strike from behind, spin rapidly around and reach out and strike at the face of the attacking cat, throwing the weight of the body and the momentum of the spin into the attack.


Spinning Bite

Used to: Strike at an opponent behind you.
Best against: Smaller or equally sized opponents who are behind you.
Cautions: Opens one to strikes while whirling around to face the enemy, and opens the head to attack during the bite.

As the opponent moves in for a strike from behind, spin rapidly around, and spring into the face of the cat aiming a bite for the throat.


Reverse Right/Left Paw Strike

Used to: Strike at an opponent following behind and attempting to grab the rear legs.
Best against: Any opponent.
Cautions: Slows running by leaving only three legs available for it.

While fleeing the enemy at full speed, kick out with a rear paw, striking for the face.


Reverse Rake

Used to: Strike at an opponent following behind and attempting to grab the rear legs.
Best against: Any opponent.
Cautions: Requires the cat to plant the forelegs and stop running. This technique is incredibly risky due to this, and in most cases is ill advised.

While fleeing the enemy at full speed, plant the forelegs and kick out with both hindlegs at the face and neck.


Combat Techniques

Movements intended to quickly change the purpose of another movement and alter it suddenly into a more effective movement.


Attack Reverse

Used to: Counter a dodge by shifting the means of attack.
Best against: Any opponent using a dodge style block.
Cautions: Has a tendency to put the fighter into an unbalanced stance, and can have unpredictable results.

Suddenly change direction and alter the course of the weapon currently being used to attack. It might even include changing which weapon is being used in an attack.


Dodge Reversal

Used to: Turn a dodge into a strike.
Best against: Any opponent using an attack.
Cautions: Has a tendency to put the fighter into an unbalanced stance, and can have unpredictable results.

In the midst of a dodge, dig in an alter the course of the dodge straight at the enemy, bringing any convenient attack to bear against them, which whatever weapon is best for the current positioning.


Block Reversal

Used to: Turn a block into a strike.
Best against: Any opponent you are using a block against.
Cautions: Has a tendency to put the fighter into an unbalanced stance, and can have unpredictable results.

While making a block, should you see a good opening, use either the paw not blocking or the teeth to make a simultaneous attack against your attacker.