Basic Throat or Lapel Grab Defense

Self Defense Knee Attacks

In this next segment, I will illustrate a defense against a common lapel or throat grab. This is a very unique defense that I have not seen elsewhere. I learned this technique while studying a classical form of Jiu-jitsu and believe it to be very effective in the event that a person attacks you in this way. One important thing to remember is that at any time, you may simply strike your opponent to the face in order to release this hold. If his arms are grabbing you, they are not defending a...

Head Lock Escape

In this situation, my opponent has secured a head-lock however, the fact he is standing in front of me will make is easy for me to escape. The first thing I do is secure a grip on his right wrist with my right hand. Doing this will ensure that he cannot create additional pressure on my face or skull and will also stop him from sliding his arm down to my neck and choking me. T he next step in my move to escape is as I continue to pull on his wrist with my right hand, I place my left arm as far...

Quedas

Judo Quedas Mma

Called quedas' in Brazilian Portuguese, takedowns or throws are standing methods of attack and defense whose purpose is to bring an attacker to the ground through the use of balance, timing and leverage. In most cases, Jiu-jitsu practitioners utilize basic principles of physics such as momentum, gravity and acceleration to achieve the throw with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. Many great champions of Jiu-jitsu through its recent history have said, If you have the clinch, you have good...