COUNTERS : Holding Counter Number 1, Right Side, U.S.A.
Holding in close range must be anticipated and knowing what to do is very important. Showing the first technique on what to do when someone holds your stick from the outside or upper part on your right side.
The first thing you have to do when you recognize the hold is to hold the opponents hand or stick right away. If you will not or cannot do that, then it will escalate into a striking situation.
Once you manage to grab and hold the opponent hand or stick, you will slide that stick towards his hand, then place his stick towards his upper wrist area. You will then make your stick vertical and interlock it with the opponent stick and push down. Follow the principle, If the Stick was vertical make it horizontal and if the stick was horizontal make it vertical.... Happy Training, Master V