After practicing some basic draw and transition techniques, I like to move on to what I call “pushing and punching techniques”. They are pretty much “as described”. You can do some SPEAR strikes…simple shoves and step-back with lateral movement or throw some combinations. Sometimes I throw on my duty gear and a timer with the goal of throwing punches until the timer goes off; at which point I transition to the weapon.
As you can see in the attached video that the “bob bag” can be a handy tool in that it approximates a human torso. However, one of its drawbacks is that you cant push it too hard or you can knock it over. I place it close to a wall to prevent that, but a strong shove of kick will knock it down. That can be handy when training to transition to a mount and ground work, but it can be a hassle if you are trying to maintain some stand-up practice.