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Defenses Against Center Thrusts

Any thrust or upward swing to the center-line. such as a "number five" or a "number twelve." may be deflected to either side of the body with a sweep or a wing. Because the centerlme thrusts are quick and direct. special emphasis should be given to angling the body in the opposite direction of the defense a\ a double safety.

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Start of deflection

Low wing Safety check deflection followed by hit

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