Releases from Wrist Grabs - One Hand Grab

Technique Review 

Hi everyone. Welcome. Welcome to our corner. This week’s technique review. This week, we are talking about wrist grabs. So the whole concept is what I would like to sharpen.  So imagine somebody’s trying to grab your hand. . .

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Hi everyone. Welcome. Welcome to our corner. This week’s technique review. This week, we are talking about wrist grabs. So the whole concept is what I would like to sharpen.  So imagine somebody’s trying to grab your hand. Or imagine you want to grab somebody’s hand. That’s really the idea. So if he wants to grab my hand, he succeeded. Now there’s a question. Is it a dangerous type of situation? One more time. He was so nice. I tell him “One more time”, he just left me. Back off, stay away from me.

So prevention is obvious. Please remember, don’t let anybody grab you, unless you desire this. So if he grabbed me and I could not prevent it … You have to analyze very quickly. Decide. Dangerous. Not dangerous. If it is dangerous, deal with the danger. Who is dangerous? What is dangerous? So if he has some blood, hit him. If you see problem, he is attacking me, with whatever, I thought that he was going to take a weapon, I attacked him.

So imagine again. We’ll do it slowly. Do like you’re taking a weapon from pocket. Back off. Back. This was an example what they do the moment I did this one, I attacked just to be sure that he is not going to attack me. And from here, I will continue to attack. Release myself and continue. So if you see dangerous type of behaving, deal with it. Deal with the danger. Maybe you deal with a computer. Maybe you deal with the arm of this robot.

That’s the first thing. Now let’s say he grabbed me. Now he grabbed me. I let him. I chose it. And now I would like to release. Leave me, my wife is a lawyer, she will sue you. Exactly. Don’t touch me. Maybe it will work. Who knows? Back off. Stay away from me. Come on, man. Don’t touch me. Go somewhere else. So what did you see? You see a thread. You see talking. Or you see please don’t, type of. Anyhow, you saw a release. It is not dangerous. It is not justified to hit him. If I will hit him in such an unjustified situation, maybe I’ll be in jail. Not getting in front of judge, not appearing in front of judge is also self-defense.

So here, hopefully, you remember the technique. We are pivoting first. And then the sharp side of the thumb, the bony, sharp area, is directed towards the opening between the fingers and the thumb. And now you’re circling. There’s a big axis, like a pivot point, rotation point, around. And reaching with my elbow towards his forearm. And then decide. Do you move away, or do you talk to the person? Control him and try to de-escalate the aggression? That’s the idea.

If it’s one hand against one hand, in front. Or it is … This hand please. This way. What to do? Exactly the same. Back off. So again, turning, sharp side towards the opening, axis, rotate the elbow around the axis. Turn the body a bit. And then talk to the person. Deal with the person before he becoming more aggressive. That’s it.

Now we can talk about the same problem when it’s a high grab. So I’m saying to him something “Please stay away from me.” And now he grabs my hand, or even two hands. So what do I do now? The answer is, when it’s a high grab, you do not use simple axis, you use rotation. Also the rotation is … This hand. The rotation is also with the sharp side, but this time, when it’s high, it’s the pinky side. So bony side, sharp side, pinky side. Rotation. And there’s another way of rotation and that is rotation with the elbow. This is rotation with the palm. With the forearm. This is rotation with the elbow.

Look what happens here. How the elbow is climbing over the forearm. And then strikes down. Over and then strikes down. When it’s the opposite option, like diagonal, it’s not so good. Usually it works not so good. Usually the other one is more natural, at least. If you compare elbow work and circle in both cases, when it’s high hand in the front or diagonal, this is the natural. Taking the hands down is natural. Of course then you are more exposed. So we have these two option. One is down with a circle, and the other one is high with a circle. Circle of the elbow.

By the way, at this point, my hands are over his hand. So it’s really easy to talk to the person. Hands are high and you are in much more of a … Good body language, on one hand on the other hand is a much better fighting posture if you need to fight. So this are, the basics about the release is one hand grabs one hand. We also have one hand grabs one hand, but it’s double. Two and two. Low. Or two and two high. What to do in this case? The answer is double it. So circle. Do full circle. And again turning sharp side of the pinky towards the opening between the fingers and the thumb.

Also remember, if you feel stressed, if you feel that he wants to give you a head butt or to attack you, all these things of attacking is needed, definitely do them. Because it’s a dangerous type of situation. You are afraid for your life. You’re afraid to be damaged. If you are not, then make the release. Also in the release, by the way, we can do one hand after the other. One hand after the other. Nice way of doing things. Not two hands at the same time.

Even if you still want to feel stronger, grab two hands and then rotate one and another. We’ll talk about holding hands later. It’s just a variation for what we do. The basic is two hands. Then we using the principles that we already know, and working with variations. What about two hands here? The same concept. So I’m try to do axis. So rotate the hands inward, parallel forearms overlapping palms now, circle, circle, circle, the fingers should be bent, so you don’t hit accidentally your own eyes. Elbows in, up. And fists out. That’s the answer.

What do we really do here? We get under a little bit, a grab. So we doing with the power of the legs. Not with the power of the hands. That … Hold a bit stronger. That’s the power of the hands. That’s the sliding under. This is avoiding his weight. And now, I can lift up because it’s with my legs. So see again. Here, I cannot lift. He’s pressing me. He’s heavy for me. This one, I get under. So like every weightlifter who gets under the weight, that’s what I was doing. I was below the weight and then it was easy for me to do the end of the deadlift or the end of the squat.

So two hands, two hands low. Two hands, two hands high. Circle. And talk to the person. Look again. It’s circles. Two circles. Parallel hands, parallel palms. Full circle. Look what happens to his thumbs. You can sometimes create some damage here. And then your hands came to the initial place. Now you can talk to the person. “Stay away from me” or get into a position that you can talk to him more safely. That’s it. Guys. Continue. Don’t look at me anymore. Go to train. Thank you.

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