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

Defense against a knife thrust

  • Twist inside, with a simultaneous (Kūsankū) an opposite-side grasping block to the opponent’s wrist, and a same-side hook punch to the opponent’s face.
  • 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.