This technique is a counter for a closed stance lead leg round kick. The footwork of the shift opens the opportunity to land the back fist.
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Now in a closed stance, one can defend the side kick by quickly switching their stance before executing the swoop and swipe. The swoop being the scooping of the leg, and the swipe being a follow-up ridge hand.
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