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Self Defense Techniques

Basic Self Defense

  • Same side wrist grab (no gi) -  Step in and punch hand down to break grip.  Inside out elbow strike

  • Same side wrist grab (gi)- Rotate hand to outside L configuration and push their hand back into their body

  • Cross side grip (no gi) -  Step outside to russian arm tie.

  • Double One handed wrist grab (gi) - L grip break over other hand.

  • Collar grip - Same side grip thumb over palm to fingers across, rotate and drive it down

  • Collar grip - Pistol grip outside hand, inside hand grab underneath.  Drive out and drive body back at 50% to 100%

  • One Handed Choke - High cover against incoming punch.  Counter Elbow strike

  • Two Handed Choke - Spearhand to V of the neck drive away or Double elbow upward strike.  Striking to opponent with free hands at will

  • Rear choke (gable grip) -   Two on one arm control.  Drop hips with sharp pull of the arm.  Pop hips back and look to the right in shoulder throw.

  • Rear choke (gable grip) with pull back - Confirm grip on the arm.  Pivot step to the outside creating americana lock.  Osoto Gari.

  • Rear naked choke (late) - strip the top hand.  Pop hips back, rotate to shoulder throw.

  • Chicken Wing - Drive left, go limp arm with left arm.  Rotate out to remove arm and arm drag.

  • Full Nelson - Bring hands together and make a fist to drive your head back to break their grip.

  • Rear bear hug - Push into hands, hips forward to break the grip, rotate into them.  Or Kimura break escape.  If they pick you up, abandon grip and cover head to defend suplex.

  • Rear bear hug against wall - Slide top elbow inside and rotate in.

  • Front bear hug - early response jawline redirect away.  Late response head in solar plexus, put hands on their hips and drive your hips away.

  • Over arms bear hug - Grab wrists, step behind, backstep throw, or grab knees and lift them up to backward throw.

  • Push defense (wide elbows) - inside bicep contol and slight drive back into it

  • Push defense (close elbows) - universal block with backstep.

  • Front headlock (unconnected hands) - control far wrist.  Peek out step to back take

  • Guillotine - over the shoulder wrap, walk to far side and backward walk them to the ground.  Frame to break grip.

  • Rear headlock (unconnected hands)- insert hand to stop the punching. Grab headlock wrist.  Squat up to create kimura.  Step out and remove head.

  • Rear headlock hip toss - Sidestep around to side (to face him) and lift him up and backward throw.

  • Hockey Shirt pull over - Frame to Clinch or limp arm slide out to remove shirt.

  • Back Hoodie or Collar pull - Rotate into them to safety clinch.

  • Back Hair Grip - Confirm grip and rotate into them

  • Hair Grab - Confirm grip, cover high against incoming punches and counter punch

  • Picked up (over the shoulder) - Frame jawline away to create space then guillotine

Knife Defense​ - Emphasis on Creating Space

  • Sewing Machine Thrusts - Hips back barrel frame to Kimura lock.  

  • Descending Attack- Sidestep into upper block Americana (Option Osoto Gari)

  • Descending Attack - Sidestep and redirect into Keitenage arm throw

  • Slashing Attacks - Range control with hand framing - crescent kicks and lateral kicking

  • Rear Neck Threat - Early recognition get one hand inside  or late recognition confirm the hand control.  Americana bow, if they straighten arm, arm drag (option one handed Americana kotegaeshi, option high roundhouse kick)

Club Defense - Close the Gap to Clinch

  • Side swing - Crash in to overhand straight arm lock series

  • Descending Attack - Crash in with high guard, elbow bump to duck under back take to valley drop

  • Backswing - Crash in with ridgehand chopping up.  Connect hands to gable grip, Kosoto Gari drop to head and arm choke

  • Lunge - Elbow redirect to inside out elbow, elbow strike, leg kick, high roundhuse kick

  • Baseball Swing - Crash in, left over arms right under.  Right hand Pinch in triceps.  Left hand strip the weapon.  Strike the groin with the butt.  Backswing to their face.

Gun Defense

  • One handed to head -  Drop head right and step in, 2 hand grab (thumbs under) the weapon driving it up.  Step back and rotate the weapon at 45 back to opponent.  Step back and strip the weapon.

  • One handed to body - Step in to the right, two handed grip (thumbs over), pull the weapon in.  Step under and redirect weapon to their ribs.  Step out and strip the weapon

  • Two handed to body - Step in to the right.  Left hand inside drive away the weapon.  Right hand over under.  Create a backstop with hand.  Turn the weapon away from you in a circle and step out.

  • One handed to side of head - Step left.  Left hand grabs the barrel, right hand to the wrist.  Snap and rotate the gun.  

  • One handed to back - Rotate with elbow redirect.  Grab and pull to russian arm tie.  Strip the weapon to butt strike.

Tuk Gong Mul Sol

  1. Knifehand block to outside of opponent's wrist.  Grab with both thumbs on back of opponent's hand and walk under attacker's arm in front of his body with inside leg back on takedown.  Finish with knee to arm for break

  2. Knifehand block to outside of opponent's wrist. Grab with both thumbs on back of opponent's hand.  Walk under to back of their body with inside leg back on takedown.  Finish with knee to arm for break

  3. Knifehand block to inside of opponent's wrist.  Step forward punch to solar plexus, grab and step through, staying in front of opponent.  Force opponent to bend down, bringing his wrist to rest on your knee, slide your reverse hand from the shoulder to the elbow and break opponent's elbow with a reverse hand tigermouth to the elbow.

  4. Inside out knifehand block to opponent's wrist.  Grab opponent's wrist and open up shoulder for an elbow strike to his shoulder.  Grab the back of his head, knee to face, finish with osoto gari

  5. Similar to #1.  Knifehand block to and step outside of opponent's wrist.  Grab opponent wrist in baseball bat grip.  Step toward inside of opponent's body and then to back of his body and throw by forcing opponent into an arm bar over your shoulder.  Tuck his elbow and hand behind head and strike to chest

  6. Inside out backhand slap or knifehand block to outside of opponent's wrist.  Grab wrist and with your hand on opponent's elbow, step back around to body drop with knee break then kneel on his elbow.

  7. Inside out backhand slap to opponent's wrist.  Grab wrist, step in to major hip throw position without bending your knees, locking opponent arm across your chest.  Throw or arm break to pull him over hip

  8. Inside out backhand slap to opponent's wrist.  Grab wrist and step in and under.  Back to opponent's chest.  With arm resting on on your shoulder place one hand on his elbow, lock the back of his elbow against your body.  With other hand bend fingers toward his body, dip you shoulder and throw him

  9. Inside out knifehand block to opponent's wrist.  Grab opponent's wrist with both hands baseball bat grip, step in parallel with opponent, with your front shoulder on his straight elbow force a throw.

  10. Inside out knifehand block to opponent's wrist.  Grab opponent's wrist with both hands baseball bat grip, step in parallel with the opponent, with front shoulder on straight elbow forcing a throw

  11. Oustide in knifehand block to opponent's wrist.  Grab opponent's wrist with thumb on the back of the hand, turning 270 with the outside leg (two steps, one count) step in front, face to face with opponent (180), then step again, another 180 to that you are parellel and your back is now to opponent.  Drive his hand to the ground just inside your knee.

  12. Oustide in knifehand block to opponent's wrist.  Grab opponent's wrist with thumb on back of hand, front kick to groin.  Step facing opponent and both of your thumbs to back of his hand to drive his palm to his wrist and to the groin, back leg turns perpendicular to opponent.

  13. Front hand blocks opponent's hand down, flying scissor throw

  14. Inside out knifehand and right to one arm or two arm shoulder throw or body drop

  15. Outside in block, grab sleeve, back hand to face and major outer reaping to both legs

  16. OG One step #4 - Middle Block to clear guard, backfist, reverse punch

  17. OG One step #5 - Outside step push block to clear guard, double punch, uppercut (under the arm to the chin), knee strike to body

  18. OG One step #21 - Knifehand strike to wrist, neck, and groin.  Double punch

  19. OG One step #34 - Simultaneous knifehand strike and high guard.  Pull head down to knee strike.  Grab back of their collar and pull them off balance to a descending elbow strike

  20. OG One step #31 - Knifehand strike to wrist and neck.  Ridgehand strike.  Uppercut to body, uppercut to chin.  Backfist strike.  

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