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Defenses Against Underhand (Oriental) Stab G1 -Training Syllabus

Okay, so an underhand knife attack from the short range with control. The attacker approaches and stabs from a short range…

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Okay, so an underhand knife attack from the short range with control. The attacker approaches and stabs from a short range. In order to facilitate the good attack, it’s enough for the attacker to make a short step a foot or so, defender blocks and counter attacks simultaneously. Continue with more counter attacks, push the opponents hand backwards. Advance forward and wrap your forearm around the forearm of the opponent. At the same time continue with more counter attacks. Grabbing, wrapping the opponents forearm is only possible if the attacker doesn’t attack anymore this moment.

Lowering yourself, bending at the waist is most important. Without it the knife will not be stopped away from your body. Wrapping the opponents hand should be while your body moves forward, so eventually the knife would be found behind you. To facilitate very good control the hook with your palm, the pinkie area, should be on the elbow of the opponent. Your elbow is pressed by the side of the ribs and backwards, like this the knife is definitely behind you. In order to disarm the opponent, turn backwards, look if the knife is there.

If it is there grab the opponents fist. At this moment it is no longer needed to look at the hand of the opponent. Grab strongly the opponents palm. The heel of your hand is pressed against the back of the hand of the opponent. Lift your elbow, lift the elbow of the hand, which is wrapped around the opponents arm, and then with your palm in a strong C grip grab his wrist. Now move away from the danger zone straightening more or less your elbows. It’s a good distance to deliver a kick if it is needed and now you can easily disarm the opponent.

Bend his wrist, send his knuckles towards his forearm, then relax your grip, insert your fingers into the opponents palm, into the opponents grip. Grab the knife, then take it away from you as the blade is being directed outward to the side. In this technique it is most important to apply the control wrapping around the opponents forearm only when the attacker is partly idle. Defending the other hand, the upward knife step, while moving diagonally forward with a diagonal forearm. You manage to see the attackers starting his action for a medium range.

The attacker needs to make a big step in order to reach you with a stab. We use the basic 360 hand defense, stopping, blocking the attack at the wrist area. The body defense is turning and moving diagonally forward, so body talk and a step diagonally forward. The back leg also leaves the channels of the attack. You reach more or less at 45 degrees to the opponent, turning the pelvis and the torso and moving diagonally forward enables an early counter attack with a backhand. Should counter attack strongly as soon as you can.

The forearm defense reaches a situation that your elbow is lower than the attackers forearm. Like this the little chances that the attack will slide towards your body. If it will slide on your defense it will slide away from your body. Initially the forearm defense should meet the attacking arm relatively close to the opponents body, so send your forearm early to meet the attackers forearm near his body. The turning of your body and moving diagonally forward enables you to slant your forearm, to angle it in a way that your palm will be able grab the wrist of the opponent.

In this grip your fingers are the bony side of his forearm, this side of the pinkie, but on the wrist area. Counter attack as soon as possible and also get out, get away from the line and then the channel of the attack. After the initial counter attacks use the double control. The backhand should grip the opponents fist with the heel of the hand pressed against the back of the hand of the opponent. Create distance between you and the opponent either with attacks or by moving away. In order to disarm the opponent you should turn the knife to the outside, bend his wrist strongly, and then relax the grip.

Insert your fingers into the opponents palm and scrape the knife away from you. The blade should never be redirected towards you. After disarming, contact is needed then move away from the danger zone. Against an underhand knife attack from the close to the medium range, where the attacker is coming and stabbing the dead side behind your arm. In this situation the attackers coming with a right hand attack from your right side. The basic 360 off hand defense, sending the forearm to meet the attack as early as possible and away from your body. Tilting sideways is the beginning of the action.

Defending at the wrist area of the opponent while leaning towards it, and pivoting strongly. Bringing the back hand to support and protect against next stabs. Move diagonally forward with the back leg and counter attack strongly. As you lean to block the knife, pivot, turn your body and move the pelvis. Move the lower part of the body away from the danger zone. Should pivot on both balls of the feet about 180 degrees to the initial situation. To the initial position. Bend a bit the knee which is close to the opponent and advance with a back leg diagonally forward.

As you switch hands the defending hand can counter attack strongly. The reason for this technique is an attacker who stabs like this usually finds himself more behind you, so early counter attacks are not possible. The [purpose 00:06:44] of the actions of the hands is defend, defend, attack. Defend with a closed hand, defend with a far hand, and then counter attack with the hand that was defending first. It is now a back hand. Leaning towards the opponent while you block the attack is most important to be able to stop it.

It also enables you and make it more comfortable to do a spin on both balls of the feet. In this technique you practically reached the position that you reached in the previous one. The second defending hand is in an angle, diagonal on the opponents hand. Here again your elbow is lower than his, the counter attacks should be devastating. Then continue as you know from the previous technique. Against an underhand knife attack coming towards your stomach. A similar problem to the previous one, however, now the attacker is not attacking at your back side but at your front side more.

The knife is being sent towards your stomach, towards the lower part of the abdominal or even towards the neck. The technique is constructed from a forearm defense, a second forearm action for defendant control. Moving diagonally backwards towards the opponent with an early counter attack which is usually the first hammer side ways. Continue with more counter attacks and move away, controlling the opponents hand is not so feasible in this technique. The first block meets the wrist of the opponent while your palm is directed forward or upwards.

From this point of contact the defense should be recoiled and sent like a hammer point sideways to the head of the opponent. The backhand as soon as possible is going to block or serve as a protection from a second stab, in this case the palm is directed downwards or even towards your body. The function of the backhand is naturally to be able to block a second or third counter attack. That is the main thing. The backhand usually does not do any control techniques but more for protection technique. As you bend to facilitate a more efficient block your close leg is moving diagonally backwards and the far leg then follows.

You should counter attack as soon as possible, and then kick will be most efficient with the back leg. This will push your body diagonally behind the knife.

A. Dealing with Falls

  1. Hard break-fall forward (when needed, trainee will be tested falling from the knees).
  2. Sideways roll

B. Attacks

  1. Headbutt – forward, backward & sideways
  2. Elbow strike against a group of attackers

C. Kicks

  1. Sliding kicks – using a sliding advance for: regular front, defensive front, side, round-house and defensive back kicks. From any chosen stance, kick with front or back leg.

D. Takedowns and Throws

  1. Big sweep - from the outside
  2. Machine gun takedown - from the side (head to back of the opponent)

E. Defenses Against Medium and High Side Kicks
Note: stop kicks are also effective against sidekicks.

  1. Retreat backwards, lift your front leg with low outside defense (using the front hand).
  2. Sweeping (low) outside defense (forearm) against sidekicks of medium height.
    1. Using the front hand while advancing diagonally,
      with the back leg.
    2. Using the back hand to sweep the side kick.
  3. Sweeping inside defense with the front forearm against
    a high side kick.
  4. Defense against a high side kick from the side - outside
    defense upward while lowering and leaning
    the upper body away, countering with a low side kick.

F. Releases From Wrist Grabs While on the Ground
(attacker has mounted the defender)

  1. Slide /circle one hand, throw with hip, roll and counterattack.
  2. Grab one hand overhead, bridge and roll to the grabbed side.

G. Escaping from Headlocks and Chokes While on the Ground

  1. Escape from choke (or head slam) while attacker is sitting on defender (face-down)
    1. Use a pluck and turn.
    2. Use the upper arm and turn.
  2. Escaping a headlock from behind - (starting from a sitting position) - free a leg and turn.
  3. Escaping a headlock from behind while attacker is sitting on defender (face-down).

H. Defending Against a Standing Opponent When Defender is on the Ground

  1. Attacker delivers a regular kick to the head / upper body – outside forearm defense
  2. Attacker delivers a stomping kick to the upper body – inside forearm defense
  3. Attacker jumps high on the defender and stomps with one or two legs - clam-like
  4. "Free work" - against combinations of attacks – includes relevant tactical moves.

I. Defenses Against Overhand (Regular) Stab

  1. Kick defenses, as in previous levels.
  2. 360° defense - hook and catch the attacking arm to prevent further stabs. Option also to end with disarming assailant.
  3. When attacked from the side (left/right)
    1. Defend (block) and counterattack, control (grab) as early as possible or move away
    2. Defend lean away and kick

J. Defenses Against Underhand (Oriental) Stab

  1. For medium range attacks - defend with diagonal forearm, end with disarm
  2. For close range attacks - use 360° defense with multiple counterattacks. Deal with: strong upwards attack; repeated attacks; retreating attacker and groggy (wrap attacker's forearm)
  3. Against attacks from the side (in-front of the arm) – defend with the closest forearm while moving to the live side; switch hands and counterattack - against attack with same hand.
  4. Against attacks from the side (behind the arm) – defend with the closest forearm and switch hands, while moving to the blind (dead) side - against attack with same hand.

K. Defense Against a Handgun Threat from the Front

  1. Defense against a pistol threat from the front.
  2. Variations - gun held at various heights, angles and distances, in either or both hands.

L. Defenses Against Previously Unknown Attacks from a Variety of Angles

  1. Defend against an attack previously unknown to the defender. The trainee is encouraged to use a technique as close as possible to what has been practiced.

M. Dealing with a Continuing Attacker – Whilst releasing from previously learnt Chokes and/or Headlocks

  1. Attacker launches a second attack (as a grab, strike or kick) during the counteraction that the defender is doing against the first one.

Defending Horizontal (Swing) Stick Attack to the Legs

  1. Burst forward
  2. Defend with the shin
  3. Defend with a stop kick to the stick/hands

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