Scoop blocks part 3 – outside scoop block

I think of the outside scoop block as a trap inspired by opportunity. That is, this block starts just like a down block. As you execute the block, if it looks promising, go ahead and turn it into a scoop block!

The most important part of this block (as all other blocks) is the initial evasion. Once you execute the trap, however, you adjust your center and immobilize the trapped arm, leg, or other weapon. If you’d like a review of what the outside scoop block looks like, enjoy following me on the video below.