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Backhand to Forward grip


Heres a good way to go from a Backhand grip to a Forward grip using a finger twirl technique.

Download an AVI of the technique here.

Preview the Technique here with the smaller GIF file.

step 1
1. Start in the Backhand grip, open position. Safe handle should be In toward your palm.

step 2
2. At the same time do the following:
~ Pull the Ring finger and Pinky in, to allow the blade and bite handle to pass through.

~ Let the bite handle drop away and......

step 3
3. ......... turn the wrist over to pull the movement through.

step 4

step 5
5. Ricochet

Notice the position of the Index finger. It should be pulled inward to allow the back of the safe handle to pass by.

step 6
6. As the ricochet starts the motion of the bite handle outward, straighten the Index finger.............

step 7
7. ............. and pull the Ring finger and Pinky out of the way, continuing the motion around with the safe handle between the Index and Middle fingers.

step 8
8. Plant the Thumb just above where the Middle finger is, to send the motion downward.

step 9
9. Bring the Middle finger around with the other fingers and ricochet ........

step 10
10. .......sending the blade and bite handle upward.

step 11
11. From this point you can close if you'd like, or...............

step 12
12............ continue the motion around.

step 13

step 14

step 15
15............. and end in the Forward grip, open position.

The "torqueing" over of the wrist is important to the finger twirl techniques as the added centrifugal force will help keep the opposing handle extended and allow time for the finger insertions.