The O'Neill cover:
This is a technique that makes use of our natural flinch response. This originally came from the O'Neill system ala Dermot 'Pat' O'Neill, who was an instructor in Shanghai under Fairbain and again later in WW2. This brings into play a drop of the head whilst raising your arms for cover as you step in deeply to your opponent, jamming his forward offensive. Hold your arms in a horizontal formation one on top of the other in front of your face. Make a small gap so that you can look between your arms as you drive forward, spiking your opponent in the throat with the top forearm/elbow and in the chest area with the other. From here a natural follow up is to drive through and upward into his groin with a rear knee strike as you walk violently through him.

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