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Here's a video I put together a couple of years back that demonstrates different types of blocks against 5 strikes. The first block we used against all 5 are the vertical block. These are commonly used when the stick are in the upright position to block a strike, followed by counter towards the rib, and for training purposes, the drill is finished to target the arm. The counter strike can be redirected anywhere in the body. The 2nd block we did, was a rising block. The stick is pointed in a downright position, and followed by an abanico counter.  Both...

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