Matthew and Hugh stand in guard in figure 1; Hugh will seize the Vor and attack in this case, but, of course, this is only one way of using this technique.
Seeing his opportunity, Hugh explodes forward, driving off of his back leg for a long
passing step; his step should place his left foot beside or slightly behind Matthew’s
front foot and to the outside of it. At the same time, Hugh applies a Mortstöße by
slamming a Hammerfist blow into Matthew’s throat. This will serve to break Matthew’s
balance and ability to resist. Hugh also grabs the back of Matthew’s knee from the
inside with his right hand.
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This technique must be done with explosive speed and power. It should be used against an opponent who is stationary or pulling back slightly.
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