Cutilada De Mao

Level: Beginner | Style: Mixed Style

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Pronounced “ku-chi-lah” it deflects the attack away and makes room for a response.

Move Background

Cutila means knife, and refers to the arm that deflects the kick coming towards you. Unlike the previous defensive options listed, cutila redirects kicks away from you or traps them with cruz.

Step by step guide

  • The Cutila, also known as Cutilada de mao, is a knifehand strike attack.
  • It is applied in the same way as the generic karate chop usually to the face, temple, or base of the neck.
  • The arc of travel for the cutila usually begins on the outside to inside combining a backhand attack with a knifehand.
  • The cutila is not as present in rodas as it once was.

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