So, about a week ago, I was having a conversation with Katina, one of our sales women, about a scary incident that she had where she felt that she was being followed to her car by a sketchy individual. 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 covers one type of defense from a rear grab and lift, where your hands and arms are unable to be used. In a nutshell (pun intended?), as you are grabbed and lifted, the attacker is attempting to thrash you around and throw you on the ground, where they will then continue their assault.

Today's lesson will cover two defensive processes:

  1. Make it more difficult to move or "thrash" you around (hook the leg).
  2. Get them to loosen or let go of their grip (groin up-kick)
  3. Get away.