# Triangles and Sidesteps

The images below demonstrate the use of triangular footwork and pekiti tirsia sidestepping with the basic 6 angles we use in FSD. I'm using what I call the *4 Step Matrix*, demonstrating covered entries with angles 1 through 4.

The pekiti tirsia sidestep is unique in that it allows for very close range striking while moving offline. Unlike most attacks done after a weight shift, 80% of your weight is kept on the rear foot when striking off the PT sidestep. You'll find video of this footwork and much more on my stick and sword page.

## Angle 1 Entry

Stepping out on a **reverse triangle** with an angle 1 entry. When striking with an angle 1 and following through, always step with the right foot in order to get to the opponent's outside and remain covered against potential follow up attacks. This is used against an angle 1 attack.

Angle 2 chamber followed by a **pekiti tirsia sidestep** and angle 2 follow up. The angle 2 follow up stops the opponent's second attack, striking him in the head or arm.

Returning **back to the point of the triangle** with an angle 5 strike for a close range follow up. The angle 5 is a power shot to the bridge of the nose.

Returning **back to the starting point** with both feet, using an angle to for the covered exit.

## Angle 2 Entry

Stepping out on a **reverse triangle** with an angle two entry. When striking with an angle two as an entry, always step with the right foot to get to the opponent's outside and prevent his follow up stike. This is used against an angle 2 attack.

Striking with an angle 1, using a **pekiti tirsia sidestep** for the covered follow up. This follow up strikes the opponent's head or arm, blocking his potential secondary attack.

Returning **back on the triangle** for a close range angle 6 power shot to the bridge of the nose.

Returning **back to the starting point** using an angle 1 for the covered exit.

## Angle 3 Entry

Stepping out on a **reverse triangle** with an angle 3 covered entry. When enterint with an angle three, step out with the right foot to position yourself to the outside of your opponent in order to prevent his follow up attack. This is used against an angle 2 attack.

Striking the opponent's head or arm with an angle two, using a **pekiti tirsia sidestep**. This covered follow up prevents the opponent from hitting you with a secondary attack.

Stepping **back on the reverse triangle** with an angle 5 power shot to the bridge of the nose.

**Returning to the starting position** with an angle 2 covered exit.

## Angle 4 Entry

Stepping out on a **reverse triangle** using an angle 4 covered entry, followed by an angle 1 covered follow up using a **pekiti tirsia sidestep**. When entering with the angle 4, always step with the right foot to position yourslef to cover the opponent's angle 1 attack.

Returning **back to the point of the triangle** with an angle 6 power shot to the bridge of the nose.

Returning **back to the starting point** with an angle 1 covered exit.

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## Triangles and Sidesteps

The images below demonstrate the use of triangular footwork and pekiti tirsia sidestepping with the basic 6 angles we use in FSD. I'm using what I call the

4 Step Matrix, demonstrating covered entries with angles 1 through 4.The pekiti tirsia sidestep is unique in that it allows for very close range striking while moving offline. Unlike most attacks done after a weight shift, 80% of your weight is kept on the rear foot when striking off the PT sidestep. You'll find video of this footwork and much more on my stick and sword page.

## Angle 1 Entry

Stepping out on a

reverse trianglewith an angle 1 entry. When striking with an angle 1 and following through, always step with the right foot in order to get to the opponent's outside and remain covered against potential follow up attacks. This is used against an angle 1 attack.Angle 2 chamber followed by a

pekiti tirsia sidestepand angle 2 follow up. The angle 2 follow up stops the opponent's second attack, striking him in the head or arm.Returning

back to the point of the trianglewith an angle 5 strike for a close range follow up. The angle 5 is a power shot to the bridge of the nose.Returning

back to the starting pointwith both feet, using an angle to for the covered exit.## Angle 2 Entry

Stepping out on a

reverse trianglewith an angle two entry. When striking with an angle two as an entry, always step with the right foot to get to the opponent's outside and prevent his follow up stike. This is used against an angle 2 attack.Striking with an angle 1, using a

pekiti tirsia sidestepfor the covered follow up. This follow up strikes the opponent's head or arm, blocking his potential secondary attack.Returning

back on the trianglefor a close range angle 6 power shot to the bridge of the nose.Returning

back to the starting pointusing an angle 1 for the covered exit.## Angle 3 Entry

Stepping out on a

reverse trianglewith an angle 3 covered entry. When enterint with an angle three, step out with the right foot to position yourself to the outside of your opponent in order to prevent his follow up attack. This is used against an angle 2 attack.Striking the opponent's head or arm with an angle two, using a

pekiti tirsia sidestep. This covered follow up prevents the opponent from hitting you with a secondary attack.Stepping

back on the reverse trianglewith an angle 5 power shot to the bridge of the nose.Returning to the starting positionwith an angle 2 covered exit.## Angle 4 Entry

Stepping out on a

reverse triangleusing an angle 4 covered entry, followed by an angle 1 covered follow up using apekiti tirsia sidestep. When entering with the angle 4, always step with the right foot to position yourslef to cover the opponent's angle 1 attack.Returning

back to the point of the trianglewith an angle 6 power shot to the bridge of the nose.Returning

back to the starting pointwith an angle 1 covered exit.See more functional kali / eskrima footwork and stickwork:

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