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Backhand Pass


This is a nice smooth finesse pass that is confusing to look at straight on due to the catching hand covering before the switch. This gives it an advantage in self defense situatuions.

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step 1
1. Start in the Forward grip, open position.

step 2

step 3
3. Execute an inside Pivot .......

step 4

step 5
5. ......into a Backhand grip.

During the Pivot, bring the opposite hand over and into position..........

step 6
6. .........for the switch.

step 7
7.Notice how the outer edge of the catching hand pulls the tip of the blade across the front of your body.

step 8
8. Open the passing hand and .......

step 9
9........ complete the exchange.