Fig. 87-Should the enemy apprehend you and place his weapon at your back, consider the point at which he actually touches you. This will determine the type of block you will employ when turning. In most instances, a Mirror Block will be most effective since, as you turn, your shoulder will drop. In this, as in the previous technique, be assured that it is possible to act before the enemy can fire. In both cases, your first concern is moving out of the line of fire, either by deflecting the weapon or by shifting your position.
Fig. 88-Pivot on the balls of both feet simultaneously. Execute a right Mirror Block to deflect the weapon to the outside line. Execute a left hooking arc with the left Palm-Heel, striking the enemy on the mastoid process. This consists of the small bony ridge just under tile ear. Bear in mind that the carotid sheath is near the surface at this point also. The impact should be sufficient to dislocate the jaw.
By these means, the enemy can be disarmed and the Ninja can escape from custody. These techniques are drawn form the Ninja Art of Kumi-Uchi, Escapes and Reversals. A part of the fighting system.
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