From Self-Defense Karate
[Video of this waza fast and slow, from the side, and ideally, overhead]
Defense against a hard handshake
- Tell the opponent to stop.
- A hard handshake does not constitute assault, so the use of violence is not authorized.
- If the opponent does not stop once you’ve made it clear that they are hurting you, then they are acting out malice, and the use of violence is authorized.
- Try to swing your hand to the inside. As the opponent resists, they will pull their hand outside. Duck under the opponent’s arm, step behind them, and apply a hammerlock.
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