As the attacker moves in to punch with the right hand, the protector must create space between the weapon and the target by pushing the target back and deflecting the strike.
The protector ends up in a safe position still covering the target, the attackers momentum has carried them forward to strike with a second punch.
Having obtained a tactical position the protector easily stops the attackers second punch halting them in their tracks.
Without pausing, the protector continues the movement to capture the attackers small finger in a gyaku.
It is important to keep the space open and ensure the target remains protected and out of the conflict. A full circle view of the terrain has now been obtained.
The protector sends the attacker tumbling away, and ensures the safe status of the target.
Where I go,
everyone is a little bit safer because I am there.
Wherever I am,
anyone in need has a friend.
Whenever I return home,
everyone is happy I am there.
"It's a better life!"
By Robert L. Humphrey
(Marine Rifle Platoon Commander on Iwo Jima & Bujinkan 10th Dan)