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

Defense against an opponent holding a knife to your throat from behind

  • Push the opponent’s elbow up with your same-side hand, to knock the knife down and away from your throat.
  • Opposite-side grab the opponent’s wrist. Step back, ducking under their arm to slide out of their rear mug.
  • Apply a hammerlock or irimi pin.