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

Defense against a rear mug, with a knife held to your throat

  • Same-side grab the end of the knife. Turn your head away from the knife.
  • Twist in the direction of the knife tip (i.e., away from the opponent’s elbow) to stab the opponent in the chest with their own knife.
  • Duck under the opponent’s arm and step behind them, to slide out of the rear mug.
  • Apply a hammerlock.