Kihon Solo Pad Drill for High Block

The lapel grab is a common attack–the enemy grabs you so as to control your position and to rapidly hit you in the face and head. This video explores a solo pad drill for practicing all key elements of the high block (hikite, windup, and blocking motion) as an effective counter attack. Of course, we should try to avoid being grabbed, but if we are grabbed, we need effective ways to deal with it.