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Defending Against Unexpected/Unfamiliar Attacks P5 - Syllabus

From a disadvantage and with limited resources for sensing the opponent, you should be defending, releasing yourself …

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From a disadvantage and with limited resources for sensing the opponent, you should be defending, releasing yourself from different grabs. The attacker is circling around you, performs from time to time whatever grabs he wished to do. Your job is to defend and counter. Release yourself as soon as you can. When you just start sensing the problem, start supplying the solution. Release, counter-attack, you started with eyes closed. The moment you feel something, open your eyes while starting to act. You should develop a sense of where the attacker is, what the attacker is doing, as soon as possible. When you reach a higher level of performance, you’ll be able to sense the attacker at the very really phase of his attack.

The attacker is circling around you. He strikes from time to time. Attacker can do a punch, a kick, a set of strikes and kicks. Your job, when you see the problem, when you see the attack, deal with it. Try to deal with it in the most profound, technical and exact way. Try to give exact solution for specific problems. Try to identify the problem and give it the best solution you can. Your eyes are open. The attacker performs his attack. Deal with it. Perform the best hand defense, body defense, active and dynamic defenses, the earliest counter-attack, hand defense, body defense, leg defense, movement correctly, getting out of the channel in the area of the danger. Do all you have learned, try to do the most technically correct solution.

Then you can move to the next level in which your eyes are closed. Here the attacker is doing few attacks. The first attack just wakes you up, the second, do not get. The first and second attacks can be identical at the early phase. At the next level, one attack just wakes you up. The other attack is not identical, and you have to deal with the other attack. Naturally the attacker can touch you from one side and punch you from another side. Attacker can make it difficult for you. For instance, kick you lightly with one leg and punch you with the other hand. Strike from one direction, and kick from another direction. The whole idea is exercising solutions against unknown and surprising attacks.

A. Rolls and Break-Falls

  1. Combination of rolls (forward/backward) and break-falls (all types)

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

B. Defenses Against Regular (Front) Kicks

  1. Stabbing defense with back forearm
  2. Low inside forearm defenses, with high elbow / low palm

C. Defenses Against a High Roundhouse Kick

  1. Outside forearm defense (outside fleshy part), and simultaneous counterattack with kick
  2. Outside forearm defense, advancing diagonally forward, kicking with the opposite leg
  3. Using both forearms (inside fleshy part) - body turn, advance diagonally forward
    1. Using both hands, outside with forearm, inside
      with palm - body moves similar to number 3

Notes: Techniques to be taught from a general ready (outlet) stance. Later practice from any passive or ready stances; attacker can kick with either leg- Variations on the above

D. Escaping Bear Hugs

  1. Low bear hug from the front, arms are free - get good base and counterattack (elbow strikes, hooks, and / or kick to the groin)
  2. Lifted in a bear hug from the rear, arms free / trapped - wrap one leg and counter
  3. Lifted in a bear hug from the front, arms free / trapped - wrap one leg and counter

E. Releases from Hair Grabs or Pulls

  1. Prevention – according to the regular timeline
  2. One-handed hair grab from the front - bend forward, apply leverage on wrist
  3. Pulled forward and down - burst forward, block knee or punch; first counter to the groin
  4. Pulled from the side - burst forward in the direction of the pull, defend and counterattack
  5. Pulled from behind – spin back in the direction of the pull, defend and counterattack

F. Escaping Chokes on the Ground

  1. Attacker sitting on the defender - applying a very close, low choke
  2. Attacker sitting on the defender - choking with straight elbows

Notes: Practice various and multiple counterattacks; end the scenario in a standing position.

G. Ground - Opponent Standing or Sitting on Top and Punching

  1. Attacker punching from a mount position - defend, counterattack, trap, bridge.
  2. A standing opponent tries to strike – hand and body defense, counter with kicks (punch at close range).

H. Defending Against Impending Knife Threat

  1. From the front at mid-range – with a grip on opponents wrist
  2. Same with variations on position of the knife and attitude of attacker.

I. Defending Against Unexpected/Unfamiliar Attacks

  1. Escaping all types of grabs, chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, etc., from all angles and in multiple variations
  2. Same as no. 1 above - with the elements of surprise and stress
  3. Defending against varieties of punches and kicks, coming from different angles and aimed at various targets; starting from several different stances.

J. Returning Attacker

  1. Following defender's technique, the attacker returns and attacks, with or without a weapon

K. Protecting a Third Party

  1. Principles and techniques of:
    1. Screening
    2. Warning verbally
    3. Removing 3rd party from area, front approach and turning: with pull and push with two hands;
      with grab of upper arm.
  2. Attack the attacker - rescuer may approach the attacker from any direction
  3. Take down with a Knee-stomp from behind – to separate attacker from victim

L. Fighting Games, 4 Against 1

  1. Two hand strikes every two seconds
  2. Two punching or kicking attacks every two seconds

M. Fighting Skills

  1. Slow fighting
  2. Light fighting with protective gear (groin protection, boxing gloves, shin pads, mouthpiece; headgear is recommended)

N. Simulation and Tactics – P5 - Two Attackers Against an Accompanied Defender

  1. Description: Two strolling people are approached by two attackers. First, the attackers approach from the front, at the next stage, they may take a divided approach.

1. Breathing and Focusing

  1. The 3 levels of breathing, separately and in full breathing
  2. Standing with mind control
  3. Very slow motion technique. Use a basic technique, recommended with defense and counter, moving the center of gravity (shifting of body weight)

2. Escaping Two-Person Wrist Grabs

  1. When possible, use leverage by circling and lowering elbows
  2. Kick one attacker then the other - with one or both legs
  3. When a third, dangerous attacker approaches - kick this attacker first

3. Escaping Full Nelsons

  1. Prevention – grab opposite hand and counterattack
  2. Scraping and creating leverage on fingers.

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