G4 Training Syllabus

Ground Fighting – Attacking While on the Ground G4 - Syllabus

One, in a mount-already position, how to attack the opponent. Practically, maintain good balance on the person …

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One, in a mount-already position, how to attack the opponent. Practically, maintain good balance on the person, striking with straight attacks, roundhouses, mid-hooks, use elbows, use strikes to the eyes, attacking to the groin area from behind you. Striking downwards with your palm, tying, crossing, the opponents hands so he will be limited, then you are able to strike better, or hit the eyes better. When opponent’s hands are limited you can also use head butts. Stay flat on the opponent as much as you can and transfer all your mass, all your weight, on him.

Other relevant attacks can be breaking small joints, biting, working with different pressures on different joints. Choking is also sometimes possible. Get up while transferring foot to the other side. And then raising yourself, while pressing the opponent’s body and hands, so he’ll be limited and not be able to attack you. While you’re up, as needed you can attack again.

Another option, of course, is while you get up, first you put a knee on the opponent’s lower ribs, mainly. It can be a crushing action that will cause damage, and then move away from the opponent. In this way, or just raising on your feet, the opponent stays between your legs for longer time. This may be a small disadvantage sometimes.

You are lying in a cross-mount on the opponent. Different attacks in this position. Strike the opponent’s head with elbows and hammers. Naturally, shoving fingers to the eyes may be possible too. With the hand that is far from the head you can strike with the elbow to the ribs, with the palm to the groin area. Controlling the opponent’s hands while applying leverages on small joints at the fingers or the wrists can be very beneficial. Attacking with the knees, especially towards the head, may be very possible and effective attack.

While in a guard position, attacker is between your legs, use defenses inside and outside as needed. Counterattack with strikes to the eyes, to the solar plexus, towards the groin. Grabbing, tying opponent’s hands may be very efficient in order to limit his actions and making him more vulnerable to your attacks. You should use series of different attacks. Try to overwhelm the opponent with your attacks and the counterattacks.

In order to get out from this position, one could put a knee in between you and the opponent and shove the opponent away. This is usually after the opponent has been hurt from some of the counterattacks and his weight has been pushed backwards. Other option is flipping the opponent, meaning one leg is pushing from above, the other leg is pushing from below. In order to attack, you need to pull the opponent towards you, move your pelvis to one side while inserting the upper knee and shin. With the lower leg you are pulling, sweeping the opponent to the other side, so this type of scissor action is flipping the opponent, sending him on his back.

The opponent is in a riding position. He has mounted you. Use the relevant outside and inside defenses to avoid getting hit. Use also some body motion, some head motion. As soon as possible strike with counterattacks. Probably the best ones are fingers towards the eyes and strikes toward the groin area. As soon as possible, grab, even tie, the opponent’s hands, pull him towards you, bridge and turn. This will throw the opponent off you.

Techniques that we are very familiar with when we did the releases from different chokes. Remember, use all your resources, from striking to the eyes, through biting, striking of the groin area, manipulating small joints, head butts if you manage to pull the opponents head towards you. Everything in order to neutralize the opponent’s abilities to hurt you and for you to throw the opponent off you, getting up and putting in with the next phase of your mission. This can be assisting a third party, equipping yourself with some object to enhance your abilities in self-defense, moving away from danger zone, checking your body for injuries, etc. etc.

The opponent is lying on you in a cross-mount. Defend against any attacks that the attacker is doing, usually by blocking them. Attack and counterattack to the most vulnerable areas. So with one hand close to the opponent’s head you can use strikes towards his head. At least make him busy. At the same time, strike at the groin or squeezing the groin area strongly. With explosive power push your hips upwards. Make the opponent’s body jump high as possible. Insert your knees and shins between you and the opponent’s body. Push the opponent away and counterattack as soon, as most effective, as you can.

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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