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

Defense against a full Nelson

  • Reach behind your head, placing your thumbs under the opponent’s chin. Dig you fingers into the opponent’s mastoid notch (the small indentation under the earlobe, where the jaw meets the skull).
  • Lift up and turn the opponent’s head to the side, until they fall over.