One of our sales women, Katina, had told me about a scary situation in downtown Binghamton a while back where she felt that she was being followed to her car by a sketchy dude. She ended up purchasing some pepper spray, and I told her, "You know I teach self-defense, right?" She didn't realize that I have a 1st degree black belt in Shokido Combat Jiu Jitsu, and I've been training for over 14 years in defensive tactics, 6 of those years have been as a teacher. She decided that if she was going to take some lessons, we might as well video tape them, so that we can "share the wealth", and maybe help a person or two in the process.

Today's video is a follow-up from last week's defense from mounted hold down position, where you end up on the ground, on your back. Difference is, though from last week to this week, the attacker is not mounted holding down on top of the hips, they have made their way between the legs - which is/can be a much scarier position for females. Each week, these videos will build on each other, so if you missed last week, CLICK HERE to catch up. In this video, you are on your back, with the attacker between your legs, working on hurting you, or taking your belt/pants off.

Today's lesson will cover two defensive processes:

  1. Never stay flat on your back. This only makes it easier for them to hold you down, and retain control
  2. As their center of gravity is high in a "high posture" seated position, you want to control the hands because:
    1. It helps to maintain some control
    2. It sets you up for puling/pushing their posture above you.
  3. The "low" leg (hip that is on the ground) will kick straight down on their leg to collapse that part of their base.
  4. The "high" leg (hip that is off the ground) will knee straight up into their armpit to bring them over to the side (scissor motion, low leg chop in, high leg chops up and across).
  5. Make A LOT of noise ("Let go of me!  I don't know you! Somebody Help! Call Police!") - and make it clear that this isn't someone that you know that has malicious intentions.
  6. Run until you are away from danger, or can get help.