In this interpretation we defend against a punch to the center.
We reroute the opponent’s punch with our forearm.
Grab his wrist with both hands, pull into the chamber.
Turn his wrist so you can get elbow-to-elbow pressure, and pull him off balance.
Hammer fist to the neck or other available target.
Kick or knee strike to the groin, femoral channel or peroneal channel.
Elbow strike to his head target, using counterpressure.
The technical principle here is described in the article “Too Fast To See.”
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