P4 Training Program

Dealing with Grab Attempts and Dangerous Wrist and Arm Grabs P4

Defending and releasing from wrist grabs. Remember always to train on the preventive measures. Avoid being grabbed…

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Defending and releasing from wrist grabs. Remember always to train on the preventive measures. Avoid being grabbed. You can defend the attacker’s hand or escape with your hand. Finish with tactical moves, tactical thinking, as usual. If needed, you can even do a preemptive attack. Strike the opponent with the correct timing and level of force.

If the attacker managed to get close to you, grab you and now he’s pulling, the danger is that the attacker will move you to an undesirable location sort of kidnapping, snatching. The principle here is not to resist. Advance towards the attacker, counterattack as soon as you can with the hands, with the legs. Most appropriately, because you are moving, it will be to punch or strike to vulnerable points. As soon as possible you can, of course, use your legs with kicks at the appropriate range. After you have been freed and the danger is less, move away from the danger zone or do the next mission.
Dealing with a wrist or arm grab when the situation is dangerous, the attacker is also hitting you. Maybe the attacker is grabbing with the hand across and strikes with a strong hand. Use the most efficient hand defenses and body defenses, and strike first with the appropriate tool. It can be first a head bang or first a knee kick, then continue with more strikes as needed. Strong attacks made the release. Finish my moving away from danger zone or do what you need to do next.

Against a dangerous diagonal grab and a strike, the attacker is grabbing the diagonal arm, pulls and strikes you. The grab is limiting your ability of defense, which in many cases you do not have a defending hand. As you’re being pulled, move with the pull and duck down under the strike. Depending on the strength of the pull, as you are going down, either you slam yourself into the opponent’s body or in a bobbing and weaving motion move your body to the other side while the attack is passing over your head. Ducking down is practically your defense. Strike as soon as you can with your free hand. Get close to the opponent. This will make it hard for him to continue with strikes. Attack with your hand, attack with your knee, you could even strike with your head. The counter attacks released you. Continue with what you need to do.

It is obvious that in this situation, since you are in an incredibly severe level of danger, to attack, to strike, to terminate the attacker’s ability to cause you any harm.

A. Rolls and Break-Falls

  1. Break-fall backward and sideways - from height.
  2. Forward roll and remain on the ground

Notes: For adults, this subject may be considered to be tested in full at higher levels (until G1).

B. Kicks

  1. Regular (vertical) kick backward - to three main distances
  2. Regular scissors kick

C. Defenses Against Low Straight Punches

  1. Inside defense - with forearm; emphasis on elbow movement
  2. Outside scooping defense

Notes: Use either the forward or rear hand and counterattack as soon as possible.

D. Inside Forearm Defenses Against Punches – Raised Elbow, Low Palm
Attacker approaches diagonally from the side

  1. Medium height - defense (from passive stance) against a straight punch to the ribs
  2. High - against a straight punch towards the head or chest, elbow circles inward

Notes: The first counterattack is an outward horizontal hammer strike with the defending hand.

E. Defenses Against Straight Punch Combination - Left/Right

  1. Two inside defenses with the palms and counterattack
  2. Hand defenses while leaning back, kicking with the front leg (regular or side kick)

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F. Defenses Against Punch Combinations (Outside and Inside Defenses)

  1. Defending against any combination of two punches - one straight and one circular
    1. Two defenses with one hand
    2. Two defenses with two hands
  2. Defending against any combination of two circular
    punches

Notes: Counterattack as early as possible.

G. Releases from Chokes

  1. Choke from the front - body turn and upper arm release (wiping face)
  2. Choke from behind- body turn and upper arm release (brought to temple)
  3. Against a Hand Covering Mouth - defender's is caught from behind

Note: Techniques nos. 1 and 2 above are especially effective when assailant is pushing.

H. Releases from Bear Hugs - Arms Free

  1. Release from bear hug from the front – Push to nose or eyes.
  2. Release from bear hug from behind:
    1. Elbow strikes to head
    2. With lock on finger

I. Releases from Bear Hugs - Arms Caught

  1. Release from bear hug from the front – counterattack and take hand out.
  2. Release from bear hug from behind - counterattack and take hand out.
    1. When bear hug is high, counter & escape under arms.

Notes: Train on the use of a shout and a bite against a bear hug from the front.

J. Releases from Bear Hugs from the Side - Variations on the Above Sections H & I

  1. Release from bear hugs whether arm/s caught or free – attacker grabs from the side. Use learnt techniques and principles

K. Dealing with Attempts to Grab and with Dangerous Arm / Wrist Grabs

  1. Prevention: removing the target; defending the target
  2. Attacker grabs and pulls/drags – advance and apply relevant counter attacks
  3. Attacker grabs and attacks with strikes or other ways – relevant defenses and counterattacks

L. Releases from Various Hand / Wrist Grabs

  1. One hand grabbing one hand (low), diagonally or across - Low hold (underhand)
  2. One hand grabbing one hand (high), diagonally or across - High hold (overhand)
  3. Two hands grabbing one hand, low or high holds - two kinds of assistance:
    1. Assist by grabbing fist of caught hand
    2. Assist by removing one grabbing hand
  4. Two hands grabbing two hands, low or high hold
  5. Two hands grabbing two hands, from behind
  6. Release from a strong handshake

Note: Be familiar with the application of the principles: axis and leverage (not pulling); escaping by way of an opening or towards the thumb; circular movements; and using the other hand for assistance.

M. Against Stick Attacks - Defending Overhead and Side Swings

  1. Against one hand overhead attack - Stabbing defense to the live side
  2. Against two hands overhead attack (or attacker is off center)
  3. Horizontal (baseball) Swings –
    1. From passive stance - Front hand down and the back hand up.
    2. From ready stance – Defend with two forearms, positioned high

N. Fighting Games - 4 Against 1

  1. Against straight punches; Against a regular kick and a straight punch

P. Returning Attacker

  1. Following the defender's technique, the attacker returns with a relevant attack, with/out a weapon

Q. Fighting Skills (defend -- attack -- defend)

  1. Emphasizing on changes of distance
  2. Using the principles of:
    1. Bursting forward and circling after
    2. Circling around and bursting forward
  3. Determination drills
    1. Attacker – Disturber – Target
    2. Attacker – Target – Holder (from behind)
  4. Slow fighting
  5. Light fighting with minimal protective gear (light contact)

R. Simulation and Tactics – P4 – Two attackers approaching from different directions

  1. 2 Vs. 1 - Bear Hug (later a Headlock) from Behind and a Second Attack from the Front Description: A trap made by two attackers. One approaches from behind, the other from the front.

Responding to Opponent's Response

  • Trainee attacks with front kick to the groin and opponent retreats in various directions. Trainee continues with sliding and/or kicking.
  • As in no. 1 above, but the opponent can move diagonally or straight forward. Trainee may use short-range kicks and/or attacks with the hands.

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