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Mat Techniques

Top Mount Kick Back

Example 1, Stiff Nage Doing Kick Back

Movie of stiff Nage doing Top Mount Kick Back.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Leg Up Fig. 3 Kick Back

  1. Fig. 1 shows the start in Top Mount.
  2. In Fig. 2 Nage's legs come up and do back heel kicks into the front of Uke. Nage is too stiff to do this well so Nage is pushing Uke to the side so Nage's heel can catch Uke. Nage's right hand can help Nage's right leg. Done well Uke goes straight back stretching Uke's legs and smashing Uke's head on the floor. It is probably the most devastating and fastest of all Top Mount defenses. The drawback is that it requires flexibility.
  3. Fig. 3 shows Uke down from the effects of the kicks.

Example 2, Flexible Nage doing Kick Back

Movie of Flexible Nage doing Kick Back.

Fig. 4 Start Fig. 5 Legs Up Fig. 6 Legs Up 2

  1. Fig. 4 shows the start in Top Mount position. Notice that Uke's knees are not on the floor. This is a form of top mount taught by Julius Melegrito in his Philippine Fighting Arts system. It has the advantage of greater mobility to attack and to move with sweeps. In this case it keeps Uke's legs from being injured in the Kick Back.
  2. Figures 5 and 6 show Nage's legs up ready to kick Uke back. Here Nage is gently pushing to save Uke.

    Fig. 7 Kick Back

  3. Fig. 7 shows Nage in the Kick Back. Here Nage is holding Uke's knees to let Uke down slowly so that Uke is not injured. This is a very devastating technique.

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