Blocking a kick from the shell

If you're lying on your back and your opponent throws a kick, you want to assume the shell position to minimize the damage. Of course you don't just want to ball up in the shell and let your opponent land one kick after another. You want to machine-gun your legs into your opponent's legs, torso, or face. At the very least you will force him back out of striking range, which allows you to work back to your feet.

I'm lying on my back. Paco is standing before me, searching for an opening to attack.

As Paco throws a right roundhouse kick at my left leg, I bring my knees up to my elbows to create a solid barrier. Having assumed the shell position, his kick bounces off my shin.

I'm lying on my back. Paco is standing before me, searching for an opening to attack.

As Paco throws a right roundhouse kick at my left leg, I bring my knees up to my elbows to create a solid barrier. Having assumed the shell position, his kick bounces off my shin.

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