Release from a One Handed Shirt Grab


Technique Review March 7, 2017

Hi guys. This week’s technical review is about releases from one-hand shirt grab and the different elements here that are dangerous, not dangerous and troubleshooting. And also understanding the concept and the common mistakes, of course. . .

Video transcript

Hi guys. This week’s technical review is about releases from one-hand shirt grab and the different elements here that are dangerous, not dangerous and troubleshooting. And also understanding the concept and the common mistakes, of course.

So as we say, if he is grabbing me so many times and I make a release and one more time he is grabbing me and I make a release, then eventually what will happen, I’ll be expert in making releases and master in getting caught. I don’t want to be master in getting caught. He is trying to attack me, “Back off.” Even if I feel he’s dangerous, of course I want to attack. What happen if he caught me? And at this moment I see a dangerous behavior, like example a strike. So if he’s striking me or threatening me, this is a … could do this against a threat, or just blocking, for example, or if the strike is coming towards my face or something like this will be. He may be pushing me, striking me. This kind of behavior will be more of a problem. It’s very, very simple block time. One more time. All good in the defense. These are all possibilities that we can do.

And then, the main thing that we are focusing on, the moment we got this clear, we then normally dangerous back off situations. He grab me, I could not prevent it but wait. Do you see what I was doing? I gave it to him. So that it’s with my permission. This is good for my training, my own training. If he was to grab me by himself, “Back off.” I don’t let him. But if I do this. I let him. Good. So good mental state for me. Good preparation for me.

So there’s no other situation that he will grab me without my permission. So you grab, this time with my permission, to both the training we’re talking about, not reality. Right, if he surprised me. So in this one you should remember that the main focus is rotating two circles while moving away so there’s distance more and I can make the rotation with my upper arm on these fingers. You will excuse the noises from the mic please. If it’s the opposite hand, practically exactly the same difference. If he’s grabbing the right side of my shirt I rotated the right hand. Now the problem is, if I failed. And Imi makes here a very good guideline here. He showed what happens if you fail something. And Imi show this many times in the system but this good enough because it showed us what happens if something went wrong. So he grabbed me and I couldn’t make it. I couldn’t make it. Grab the other way. Yes.

So what happens here is troubleshooting He grabbed and I tried to do the best I could. But I failed. It not good enough. Mainly the rotation is on the palm wrist area, not on the finger. This is on the fingers. That on the palm and wrist. So when I go to hold this longer, when I continue to rotate, eventually I get stuck. But his arm was rotated, his elbow became high. His shoulder became low. At this moment we are stuck, what to do now in this point. One option, okay, I can strike. But if we think about the soft solution, work, friendly situation, school, you are in a university, you do something like this to somebody you are out. You are in a working place, you do something like to somebody or this type of behaving and justify it even you could say, that what would happen, you would lose your job. So the idea is soft solution.

Building an X on his elbow. Actually the forearms. The rotating arm is first toward the shoulder. And the other arm is second. Practically, what is the thinking? The thinking is I’m rotating, two circles. Because I got stuck I continue and then I understand this, the other hand continues over it with this type of X. So it’s helpful at this moment if you can see, his elbow is pressed from three directions. Left-right and above the two arms. From the sides one arm and then the other arm. That’s the idea. So again it’s a trouble shooting technique. I failed the one attempt and fluid I continue to the next level. I continue fluid from one technique to another technique. Navigating between techniques very, very fast. Very fluid.

What happens if, not this hand will do the technique, the problem, the grab. The other hand. So now this hand grab me. What happens here? If I did the correct technique, on the fingers, there is a release. If I fail and I didn’t do it on the fingers, I get stuck. What to do now? A simple option is a lock on the wrist and the shoulder. Practically, mainly so it’s a lock on the shoulder. Look at this.

From this situation and angle, I press his elbow downwards and I advance with the wrist and fist of his near the side of his shoulder and downwards. So the pressure like before but there’s a lock here with the elbow. So I go and advance very strongly by the side of his shoulder at the triceps area. And this one is sending him downwards with the assumption that he will leave me. If he doesn’t leave me at this moment I will rise up strongly and maybe even press his face in order to release myself. So practically you understand, this is really a troubleshooting technique. One of the variations that we teach. So again remember, please don’t. Prevention very, very important. And then with your permission only. Then the basic technique, then the troubleshooting one. Please.

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