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

Defense against a one-hand lapel grab with an incoming punch

  • Trap the opponent’s grabbing hand with your opposite-side hand; your arm and elbow will act as a temporary meat-shield.
  • Peel the opponent’s wrist off of your lapel, turning it inside into a reverse wristlock.
  • Twist outside with an outside elbow break.
  • Perform one of the following: