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  • As seen in the video we need a solution for when our hands are down. The fact of the matter is, we do not have our hands up all the time. If you do not train with your hands down in a practical way reality is missing. We do not have enough time to raise our hands and then do a defense. Instead the beautiful thing about this defense is that it redirects ON THE WAY UP in a smooth, reflexive motion. Take a look at this YouTube video discussing reaction time to a straight punch (or stab). When your hands are down you don’t have time for a two-step process: raise them THEN react. This is [...]

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    Self Defense Techniques on How to Escape a Back Hold Choke Turn your head to the direct the hand is travelling and down. If they use their right arm to choke you from behind, turn your head to the left and down. Grab their wrists with both hands and pull down hard with sudden power. Remember speed and strength combined prevents them from reacting quickly. As you pull their wrists down, turn towards them, moving one leg behind them. and push their wrist and arm behind their back and up, forcing them to bend forward. Hit them in the face or knee them in the groin, then kick and [...]

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    This lesson is what you need to know about rape, then mentality of the rapist, and how to defend yourself and escape quickly. Hey guys I wanted to talk in this video because the nature of the attack is a little more intense and I didn't want any miscommunications. I wanted to describe what you're actually going to see in a rape style attack. What you see online often times doesn't quite paint the correct picture. This is definitely something you don't want to do with new students. Actually my wife volunteered to help me. *Boom shows ring* She's comfortable with this. She's also going to be [...]

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    Self-Defense on the Ground: Choke Escape

    The major threat with this attack is the choke or suffocation. The positioning of the attacker is also important. Some of the common positions are a mount, guard, and side. According to our understanding of the ‘timeline of the attack,’ we can conclude that unless someone climbs into your bed as you are sleeping and chokes you like this then many things have already occurred that resulted in us being on the ground. In other words, we messed up in preventing the situation. So, bypassing the discussion of prevention and jumping right into that point in the timeline we need to first deal with[...]

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    Two Handed Wrist Release

    September 18, 2017 | Chad Beal
    Two Handed Wrist Release

    There are many situations a wrist grab occurs. Domestic violence is a major one. Usually, the goal is to control, take, or detain the individual. It is also important to note that there are many different ways to handle someone grabbing you by the wrist. In Krav Maga, we compartmentalize them into, what we call, soft solutions and hard solutions. A hard solution is one that involves counter attacks and is very violent in its nature. A soft solution is one that can break you free but also does not escalate the situation. Why would you not want to escalate the situation if someone grabs[...]

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