G4 Training Program

Defense Knife Attacks on the Ground Lying Down (Face Up) G4

While the defender is on the ground, the attacker has a knife. Attacker can be standing or sitting on the defender. …

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While the defender is on the ground, the attacker has a knife. Attacker can be standing or sitting on the defender. The attacker is coming from the side and the basic that we are working on is trying to stab you with the overhand with a regular stab. We are taking into consideration and simulating an attack that starts from a relatively short range, so one step and the attacker can stab you.

Hand defense and body defense, redirecting your legs towards the attacker and kicking as soon as you can. Continue with more counter attacks, getting up in the aggressive manner, and finishing mode after more kicks. Basic hand defense, 360, directed to block the attack near the wrist of the opponent.

At the same time, your upper body, your torso, is moving away from the line of attack, then the lower part of your body is being directed towards the attacker. First counter-attack, depending on the position of the attacker and how bent he is, can be to the upper body and the head of the opponent. If the attacker is relatively high, of course, the first counter-attack would be towards the groin and the knee.

Continue with more counter-attacks using kicks. Naturally, if you kick to the legs, your foot should be horizontal. Most of the kicks that you have seen here are stomping actions, kicking with the heel. Continue kicks when moving to a sideways position, getting up on palm, heel, and ball of the foot. Continue with the stomping kicks, then turn towards the opponent and continue with regular kick or stay sideways and continue with sidekicks.

Finishing mode here we show moving away from the danger zone. Dry drill, we see the hand defense by itself, now the hand and the body. See how the torso moves, then redirecting the legs. Of course the hips turn towards the attacker. Do counter-attacks and the way of getting up. This way of getting up has been taught in partition level one.

Dealing with an attacker who’s sitting on you and trying to stab you. At this moment, we do not consider like as before, in the previous technique, how to prevent this type of situation. We just deal with it and get the capabilities of defending ourselves against an attacker who is sitting and stabbing us.

The hand defense is a basic 360, like in the standing technique, aiming for the wrist of the opponent and continuing with the hook. The hook here is important. Body motion is lifting the head and the torso to be able to generate longer and more powerful counter-attack. As you return with the counter-attack, the hook is already there, preventing the attacker from recoiling and stabbing again.

Recoil with the arm, then simultaneously with lifting the hips. As in the choke releases where the attacker was sitting on you, lift the hips then the upwards, so you throw the opponent over your shoulder. As you throw the opponent, you still continue with counter attacks until you are over the attacker. While you continue with counter-attacks, your forearm pressure turned into a C-grip and a straight arm to continue strong pressure on opponent’s hand.

Then the finishing mode. One option is throw the attacker’s leg over your head and move behind him. Move away and the last thing you do is leave the knife hand and then kick the opponent. Or, staying between the opponent’s legs, circling the knife hand away from you, disarming the opponent while creating a strong leverage of his wrist while his elbow is pressed against the ground. Then move away from the opponent.

So you saw two ways of finishing mode. After the first section of the technique. The first section of the technique is mainly related to the hand defense and the counter attack. The hook is very important, so you are with the hook able to throw the opponent without him being able to put a base. We need to put the knife hand on the floor.

During the time that you are defending and throwing the opponent and then rolling over the opponent, you are attacking constantly. Naturally, the only attacks you can do is with your free hand. Attack with strikes, hit of the hand, and fingers to the eyes, with a punch, with a fist, through the chin, and through the throat, only as you can and what’s possible for you to do.

A. Attacks

  1. Roundhouse punch directed diagonally and downward.
  2. Chop strikes: inward chop (palm up), downward chop, outward chop (palm down).

B. Defenses Against Elbow Strikes (using previous principles and techniques)

  1. Against an horizontal elbow strike - with forearm and palm./li>
  2. Against a vertical elbow strike – inside defense with forearm, elbow forward.

C. Defenses Against Attacks With a Stone

  1. Against an overhead or diagonally downward attack - use stabbing defense.
  2. Against an attack from the front (straight) - inside sweeping defense.

D. Escaping Various Grabs and Holds (Defender Throws Attacker)

  1. Escaping a pushing bear hug from behind, arms free.
  2. Escaping a pushing bear hug from behind, arms trapped.
  3. Escaping a pushing, low bear hug from the front, arms free - roll backward.
  4. Escaping a headlock from the side - attacker takes down – spinning inward.
  5. Escaping a headlock from the side - attacker puts leverage on the neck – backward.
  6. Escaping an arm bar with arm bent backward - bend, send opposite leg backward.

Note: In techniques 1-3, the attacker has slammed into the defender.

E. Ground Fighting – Attacking while on the Ground (end in a standing position)

Required attacks and actions are: all relevant types of striking and kicking; locking fingers; grab and press; shouting; trapping and limiting hands of opponent. Finish by getting up.

  1. Attacking from the mount (on top) position – when on or under.
  2. Attacking from the cross-mount position – when on or under.
  3. Attacking in the guard position – when in or under.

F. Defense Against a Rifle / Long Gun Threat

  1. Rifle threat from the front – inside defense, grabs and lift weapon - to live and dead side.
  2. Rifle threat from behind - trap with both hands - to the live and dead side.
  3. Rifle threat from the side, high/low – outside defenses and trap with both hands.

G. Defenses Against Circular or Straight Knife Attacks - In a Seated Position

  1. From long range, attacker starts in front of the defender or at his side – use the chair or kick (supported lifting body) - attacker can approach from all directions.
  2. Hand defenses - attacker can approach from all directions.

H. Defense Against Knife Attacks on the Ground - Lying Down (Face-Up)

Standing op

  1. Standing opponent, coming from the side, with a downward stab.
  2. Opponent sitting on defender, attempting a downward stab.

I. Rhythm and Pacing - as an Attacker, as a Defender - Including Fighting Drills

  1. Rhythm with two or more attacks/moves - no connection, natural, broken, shattered and simultaneous. Practice in place and while advancing.
  2. Practice defenses against combinations of attacks executed at different paces and rhythms.
  3. Practice fighting games and light fighting.

J. Dealing with a Continuous Attacker – Whilst Executing Previously learnt Knife Defenses
Attacker launches attack during counteraction that the defender is doing against the first one.

K. Simulations of Real-Life Situations/Scenarios

  1. After falling or being thrown or taken to the ground, dealing with a standing or a tight (controlling) attacker.
  2. Two attackers approach a Seated Defender. Dealing with Kicks and Knife Attacks.

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