Love the name “scoop block” – can you picture an ice cream utensil scooping up lots of yummy cold ice cream? You might picture that “scooping” motion when you practice the scoop block.
The inside scoop block wraps first on top of the intended weapon and then wraps under it to secure and trap it. Key to the trap is 1, the turn of the forearm at the very end of the block and 2, the pull-back hand stabilizes the trapped limb (or weapon) so it can’t change orientation.
It takes a while to master this technique, and so we introduce it early so you can get lots of practice on it. Give it a try!