UV4 – Techniques from Guard Position and fighting techniques – Defences against punches – c1), c2), and c3)

Against straight punches:

(Outer parry with the palm and counter with the same hand) c1a) – Against a right punch: parry with the left palm and counter with a straight left

c1b) – Against a straight left punch: parry with the right palm and counter with a straight right

(Defences with the forearm) c2a) – Against a straight right hand punch, outer parry with the left forearm and counter attack with a straight right

OPTION (c2a): Continue the motion bringing the opponents arm across and down and then punch over the top with the right hand in a ‘piston’ punch

c2b) – Against a straight left punch: inner parry with the left forearm and counter with the left with an inverted fist

(Defences against a right punch while in half guard (hands at elbow level), simultaneous inner parry with the left arm and piston punch with the right with the left hand being in the following positions) c3a) – Thumb outwards

c3b) – The back of the hand outwards

c3c) – The little finger outwards

c3d) – Same defences with the arm out straight in order to intercept the attack as early as possible. The parries with the thumb and little finger impact just above the elbow on the opponent’s upper arm while the parry with the back of the hand facing forwards involves driving the arm forward straight, tucking the chin down and punching at the same time

c3e) – The fore-arm comes up diagonally to parry the opponents arm up as the punch is made