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

Defense against an opponent intimidating you with a knife or gun pressed to side of your abdomen

  • Downward hammerfist strike to the opponent’s hand, to deflect the knife backwards.
    • Do not use a rear elbow strike; if the edge is facing you, you will slash your own arm.
  • If the opponent retains control of the weapon, grab their hand to assume control of the weapon.
  • Incapacitate opponent.