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Table tops


Coordination builder in the Open position.

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step 1
1. Start in the Backhand open position.

step 2

step 3
3. This move can be started with a pivot forward, or a Flip-out (shown).

step 4
4. As you flip the blade forward........

step 5
5. ....allow it to continue over, between the index and middle fingers.

step 6
6. Rotate your wrist over so your hand is facing palm down, with the Balisong resting on top, just below the fingernails.

Hold this position for a few seconds.

step 7
7. Tip the wrist (pinky side) down slightly, to start the Balisong sliding, while at the same time moving the hand upward.

step 8

step 9
9. This will cause the Balisong to flip over, into a position for a forward grip catch.

step 10
10. Ending catch position.

step 11
11. From here you want to pivot the Balisong back, allowing the handle to move in between the ring finger and pinky.

step 12
12. Now start to rotate the wrist over to the palm down position. Use the ring finger and pinky to help pull the Balisong over the top.

step 13

step 14
14. Bring the pinky under, and hold this position. Again, the Balisong should be just below the fingernails.

step 15
15. Now in one quick, smooth movement, switch the hand around (pinky under toward the body...........

step 15
16...............toward the palm up position.

step 15
17. Finish in the same position you started in, Backhand grip.

The final Table top position can be held for longer durations as you get better. Moving your hand around in circular motions will also help to develop your coordination.

Try to imagine the Balisong "sticking" to the back of your hand.