UV4 – Techniques from guard position and fighting techniques – Defences against punches – d1) and d2)

The attacker throws a punch with the rear hand

d1) – Defend by punching towards the attacker’s jaw with the lead hand, at the same time rotating the fist clockwise until it arrives at the attacker’s jaw in an inverted piston punch position. This will have had the effect of raising the elbow and deflecting the attackers punch above the head. This works best when the attacker is taller

d2) – Defend by striking towards the attacker’s jaw with a piston punch, rotating the body with the strike, keeping the elbow low and pointed towards the floor and being intentionally forceful with the strike. The forearm will then strike the forearm of the attacker and drive the punch sideways away from the body. This works best when the attacker is the same size or shorter