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 WRIST GRAB
It’s never a good idea to let someone control one of your limbs. This is why this escape is a must-learn.
For an attacker looking to get a hold of you, your arm is the most readily available part of your body. With a simple grab of your wrist, one of your main weapons you can use to fight back against your opponent is gone.
Worse yet, if someone grabs your wrist, they can pull you around very easily. Therefore before we get into the escape of the wrist lock, you must learn to base so you don’t get pulled away. Simply pull your bodyweight down with a slight squat so you make yourself heavy.
With that done, it’ll be much more difficult to pull you. Now we can get into the escape:
HOW TO ESCAPE THE WRIST GRAB
SELF-DEFENSE: BREAKING THE FULL NELSON
The full nelson is a technique similar to the wrist grab, 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:
SELF-DEFENSE: DEFENDING AGAINST THE PUSH
Now we’re covering what is probably the most common technique you’ll see in a fight: the push.
The push is ridiculously simple – even particularly testy children have the technique down pat.
Still, it can be lethal, just like the full nelson. What happens if someone pushes you, then you trip and hit your head on the pavement? What happens if you’re pushed into traffic? Yes – bad stuff.
This is why drilling the defense to the push is so important. The push, like the full nelson, is not a technique you should be underestimating. It should be a technique you’re preparing to fight against.
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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.