While the arms are not as versatile as the hands, they still have a great part to play in defense. One major advantage is there are few small bones, so you can hit hard without posing much risk to hurting yourself.
1. Inner forearm
This is one misunderstood movement as it is taught as the 'Inner Forearm Block'. As such most students think it is for exactly that - blocking - and we have met black belts who are adamant that is the only use. The inner forearm can of course also be used for distraction by striking the arms or torso, and plays a key role applying pressure (arm locks / leg locks / chokes etc.)
Inner forearm to block a strike
Inner forearm as a distraction strike
Arm lock pivoting on the Inner forearm
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