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[Video of this waza fast and slow, from the side, and ideally, overhead]
Defense against a double lapel grab
- Step back into cat stance to pull the opponent forward slightly, compromising their balance.
- Front kick to the groin, as an atemi.
- Execute a double ude uke, to smash the opponent’s wrists together. This will prompt the opponent to spread their arms hands apart to reassert control. Do not resist; immediately reverse direction and knock their arms aside with a double cross-body block.
- Step in, and wrap your hands around the opponent’s neck, pulling them down into a knee kick to the chin.