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Video of this waza fast and slow, from the side, and ideally, overhead]

Defense against a side headlock

  • Step behind the opponent, entering a horse stance with a same-side hook punch to the groin, as an atemi.
  • Place your opposite-side hand on the opponent’s face; with your middle finger under their nose and your thumb under their chin. Push their face away from you.
  • Twist inside and continue pushing the opponent’s head back, for kokyūhō.