Here is another defence against a man with a stick. It calls for perfect timing and speed as well as relaxation. You are attacked from the front to the centre of your head. First of all look to see which of his hands is leading. As he brings the stick to your head, move directly towards him. Keep your body in an upright position and step with your leg into his right side. Turn your hips and head as you step so that your chest is nearly touching his back. Your left hand catches his neck and your right hand goes over the top of his right wrist so as to stop him bringing the stick back. Step ninety degrees with your right foot to the rear, bringing your partner in a wide circle. Now take his head close to your right shoulder and with your right arm coming over his head throw him down.
I end this techniques with another of the Koshi-waza (hip techniques).
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