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

Defense against a knife stab to the abdomen

  • 7-3 inside, raising your same-side hand up to the opposite-side ear, as though you were going to throw a makkikomi-shutō. Snap a backfist strike into opponent’s inner wrist.
  • If opponent still has the knife, same-side grab their wrist.
  • Shift in and reverse punch to any open vital areas.