Here is another kihon application drill for the high block; this one involves a lapel grab. Being grabbed in a self-defense context is a very dangerous scenario. One should do everything possible to keep from being grabbed. However, we need to have strategies and skills to deal with situations in which we are grabbed. This video looks at one way to apply the high block (jodan uke) as a means for dealing with a lapel grab. This drill also explores the basics of take downs–in this case, moving the head backwards faster than the feet can move to maintain balance.