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

Defense against a pursuit punch

  • Twist inside with a simultaneous (Kūsankū) same-side grasping block to the wrist, and a backfist strike the opponent’s nose.
  • Wrap your same-side hand over the opponent’s arm, grabbing the inside of their elbow. Trap the outside of the opponent’s elbow with the back of your opposite-side hand.
  • Reap the opponent. They will fall into an arm bar or shovel pin.