Scared of getting in a fight? Clueless on self-defense? Jason Lee, the Nak Muay Ninja demonstrates self-defense useful in and out of the ring. . .
SELF-DEFENSE: ESCAPING A HEADLOCK
Continuing with the theme of defense to common attacks, we get to the headlock.
Everyone knows how to perform the headlock. Kids slap it on one another when they’re messing around on the playground; adults instinctively do it if they’re in a fight.
Getting headlocked is horrible. Your head is being crushed, your body is being twisted, and you’re being choked and dragged around all over the place.
Luckily, the defense to this technique is a rather simple one. Our very own “Nak Muay Ninja,” Jason Lee, has you covered.
HOW TO ESCAPE THE HEADLOCK
SELF-DEFENSE: BREAKING THE FULL NELSON
The full nelson is a technique similar to the headlock, in that its purpose is to control the opponent.
The full nelson, however, can be deadly. When someone has a full nelson locked in, an extra bit of force with their hands can break someone’s neck. It’s that deadly.
The good news is that the defense to this technique is not a complex one. If you practice it enough and with adequate pressure and resistance, you will be able to get out of the full nelson with ease.
The same principle of basing, of course, applies. If you get pulled up, you are in trouble. With that said, let’s get into it:
THE NINJA CIRCLE: WARM-UP FOR KIDS & ADULTS
Before any type of training, be it drilling for basketball or shadowboxing for Muay Thai, you must warm up properly. However, though many warm-ups get the body prepared, not all of them get the mind engaged as well.
That is about to change.
This is a fun warm-up you can do with kids and adults alike, and it warms up both the body and the mind. Your goal is not to be touched by the pool noodle (or whatever you substitute for the pool noodle), so you will be both warming up your body and working on your reflexes at the same time. It will get you warmed up and primed for training.
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- Evan is a gourmand of combat sports from Taiwan. He appreciates the beauty of Muay Thai movement and all other movements. He's got no rudder so if the winds blow northerly, he goes north. His goal is to achieve and appreciate.