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 a rear grab and lift, where your hands and arms are unable to be used. 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 grabbed by the wrist, and yanked away to where the attacker wants you.

Today's lesson will cover two defensive processes:

  1. Lower your center of gravity by widening your base, and dropping to one hip (important not to lay flat on your back - allows for increased mobility).
  2. Use the leverage of their grip as momentum to use the up-kick (learned last week) to the knees, groin, solar plexus/diaphragm, face, etc.
  3. 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 trying to help you along.
  4. Get away.