This whole procedure is primarily one of escape

Situation :

A powerful man tries to strangle you with his hands (Fig. 192).

Fig. 192 He's got you by the throat.

You've got about five seconds. Your main ob jeetive is to get his hands off your neck. Do this.

Instructions :

1.—Shorten your neck by hunching up your shoulders. Slip your right hand UNDER his left arm and grab his right wrist (Fig. 193).

Fig. 193

Hunch up your shoulders and pull down on his left wrist with your right hand.

2.—Swing your left arm and elbow over his right wrist and slide your left hand under his left wrist (Fig. 194).

Important Point : You may swing your left elbow far to your right, over his right forearm, between you and your opponent, and clamp his right wrist firmly to you by clamping your left upper arm tightly to your chest and leaning forward.

This is a great help often in pulling his right hand down from your throat. Your right hand pulls his right wrist down at the same time.

When you have loosened his right hand grip on your neck, slide your left hand under his left wrist. Your thumb should be pointing down with your palm facing forward.

Fig. 194

Passing your left arm over his right forearm clamp it to you and at the same time your right hand pulls his right wrist down sharply. Then your left hand, fingers out stiff and palm forward, slides UNDER his left wrist.

Then with the little finger edge of your left hand near your wrist, push up against the under part of his left wrist (Figs. 194 and 199).

3.—You may pull back to your right to help release his left hand grip. As soon as it is loosened from your neck, grab up at his left wrist with your left hand, thumb down, palm facing forward (Figs. 199 and 200).

Make the pushing up and then the grabbing of his left wrist one continuous motion. Pull his left hand over and down to your left, and at the same time pull his right wrist under his left arm (Fig. 195).

Then if lucky you may powerfully jerk his left arm out straight and down with your left hand grip, and force his right arm over the back of his left arm. Hold his right arm firmly over the back of his left elbow

Fig. 195

With your left hand lever his left arm up and pull it over to your left. With your right hand yank his right wrist down and to your left.

Now your immediate objective has been accomplished. His hands are off vour throat.

(Fig. 200). Then pull up suddenly on his left wrist with your left hand in an attempt to injure his left elbow joint. Facing him, give him a right knee blow to his crotch (Fig. 196). You may put your right leg past the outside and behind his right leg and throw him back over it, turning a little to your left.

Criticism : It is almost impossible to pull a fighting man's arm out straight.

Comment : The main point is to get his hands off your throat, and fast. What you do after that depends on the circumstance.

At any time you can bring up your right knee to his crotch. Further Criticism : What about the rule.

"When he grabs you with both hands, STRIKE!" Comment : When your enemy grabs you about the throat with both hands, you may be able to smash at his head and neck with back edge-hand blows, and you

Fig. 196

You may be able to pull down his left arm and loop his right arm up over the back of his left elbow and pull sharply back on his left wrist in an effort to incapacitate his left elbow. Bring your right knee up into his crotch or put your right leg behind him and throw him over it.

Fig. 196

You may be able to pull down his left arm and loop his right arm up over the back of his left elbow and pull sharply back on his left wrist in an effort to incapacitate his left elbow. Bring your right knee up into his crotch or put your right leg behind him and throw him over it.

certainly should make good use of your feet and knees. Stamp your heels 011 his toes. Kick him in the shin. Deliver knee blows to his crotch and stomach. Kick the side and back of his legs with your heels—right foot kicking right leg.

13ut what takes precedence here over everything else is to get his hands immediately off your throat.

Any Co7nplicatio7is? Yes. Your opponent may press his head in close to you making it difficult to hit. And besides that, the Nazi have been taught some elementary Judo and some Japanese are supposed to be "Experts" in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu. Tan-Jitsu and Taku-Jitsu. So watch your opponent's feet. He may try to trip you off balance or give you knee blows.

If you are thrown to the ground the counter movement against the strangle hold does not vary (Figs. 197 and 198).

TIPS" ON STRANGLE HOLD DEFENCE

Fig. 197

If your opponent (man in white jacket) leaps at you. pushing you to the ground, and pinning you there, tries to choke you, just follow the same procedure already described.—

1.—Your right arm goes UNDER his left arm and grabs his right wrist.

2.—Your left arm goes OVER his right arm and UNDER his left wrist. (Remember 1. Right under; 2. Left over.)

Fig. 198

After twisting your body to your left and levering out of his grip by pulling down his right wrist and flipping up his left wrist, hang on to his wrists and secure this lock, throwing him over on his back with you at his right side.

Fig. 198

After twisting your body to your left and levering out of his grip by pulling down his right wrist and flipping up his left wrist, hang on to his wrists and secure this lock, throwing him over on his back with you at his right side.

Criticism : MAYBE you can injure his left elbow by pulling his left wrist up and forcing down on his right wrist, so his right arm acts as a fulcrum against his left arm, the lever. But that's not enough.

You must "Follow Up." That's a rule. Remember he's still conscious, so think about blows, kicks and Arwr locks !

Fig. 199

Note that your left wrist, at the base of your little finder, with palm forward, is ready to push up his left wrist.

Fig. 199

Note that your left wrist, at the base of your little finder, with palm forward, is ready to push up his left wrist.

Fig. 200

Note that your left hand, after pushing his left wrist up. GRABS his left wrist, pulls it to your left, while your right hand raises his right arm over the back of his right elbow. Then you push with your right hand and pull with your left hand. This is the beginning of his exit.

Fig. 200

Note that your left hand, after pushing his left wrist up. GRABS his left wrist, pulls it to your left, while your right hand raises his right arm over the back of his right elbow. Then you push with your right hand and pull with your left hand. This is the beginning of his exit.

Some methods hardly worth mentioning :

When a man grabs you by the throat, there are several defence methods which you may try, such as jabbing your fingers into his eyes, into the parotid gland below and behind his ear, into the submaxillary gland under his jaw; grabbing hair, tearing down his lower lip with your nails, pulling and twisting or hitting his ears with open cupped palms; also the method of clasping your hands together and thrusting them up between his arms and striking back and forth, also passing one arm up between his arms and pushing him in the face, or reaching over his arms with one hand and striking or pushing him back with the edge of your hand under his nose, or striking just above the bridge of his nose (Glabella), or twisting his head around, or kicking him; also there is the method of slipping your left hand up between his arms and over his right arm, clamping it to your left side, and pushing his left elbow up and over to your left and tripping him back over your right leg which you place behind his right leg. These methods may work IF your opponent tries to choke you with his arms far outstretched.—A ridiculous situation. A man strangling you comes in close.

But there is one frequently helpful thing to remember in doing the defence "Escape'5 movement recommended, and that is this:—

After you have levered his hands off your throat, you may give him a hard edge-hand blow with your right hand against the carotid sinus in the right side of his neck. This has knocked men out.

SUMMARY :

If he grabs your throat with both hands,

1.—Grab his right wrist with your right hand going under his left arm.

2.—Grab his left wrist with your left hand going over his right arm.

3.—Pull his right wrist down to your right.

4.—Push his left wrist up to your left.

5.—Cross his arms and throw him over your right leg.

Adaptation to Military Psycho-Physical Calisthenics :

Have one man, standing still, try the defence against ten to a hundred men moving past him in single file, each one slopping in front of him and grabbing him by the throat. Each man in the group should have an opportunity to test out the defence movement.

ADDITIONAL NOTES FROM INSTRUCTOR

ON CHAPTER 1.

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