From Self-Defense Karate
[Video of this waza fast and slow, from the side, and ideally, overhead]
Defense against a knife slash to your abdomen
- Execute an inside crescent kick to the opponent's thumb joint or inner wrist, forcing the attacker to lose their grip on the weapon.
- If this fails, you wind up performing a equally-valid crescent kick block, to swat the knife aside.
- Do not set your foot down upon re-chambering. Immediately side kick to the opponent’s abdomen, groin, or knees.
This waza is admittedly more of a parlor trick than a self-defense technique. Always grab and retain control of the hand holding the weapon in any altercation.
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