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

Defense against a knife slash to face

  • 7-3 inside with an outside shutō block.
  • Immediately twist inside with an opposite-side hassō-shutō the opponent’s inner wrist.
    • Ideally, this will dislodge the knife from the opponent’s hand, and send it flying.
  • If the opponent still retains the knife, opposite-side grab their wrist and perform ikkyō-omote or ikkyō-ura.
    • This results in performing ikkyō with one palm down and one palm up, which is technically gokyō (literally: “fifth teaching”), but the mechanics of the technique are unchanged.