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Basic exercise : Tsuki Kote-gaeshi

When your partner comes at you with a thrust, sweep to the rear with a cutting motion, grasp his wrist with your left hand in front of your lower abdomen so that your right hand is at the right distance for a blow to his face and execute the wrist turn-out with aid of your right hand. You can "finish off" this technique in two ways.

Turn your body as if you were sweeping to the rear in a cutting motion and maintain a distance from your partner enabling you to deliver Atemi to his face with your right hand.
The beginner had better begin with the exercise of deflecting Muna-dori before taking up the Tsuki exercise.
Once you are used to the Muna-dori technique, move onto the Tsuki exercise. Be sure to start the holding process after knocking down your partner's thrust.