Releases Against Side Headlocks On The Ground


Technique Review September 19, 2019

Hi, everyone. Welcome to our weekly technique review. Albert, from our global international team, and myself will talk today on the releases from headlock on the ground, the danger, the solutions, the different counterattacks

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Hi, everyone. Welcome to our weekly technique review. Albert, from our global international team, and myself will talk today on the releases from headlock on the ground, the danger, the solutions, the different counterattacks, etc. How we got into this position, we are not concerned now. We are just in the position. There are different positions. In the curriculum, we have three options. This is just really showing us the way.

The first thing is the head lock from the side where my arms are under his body, that’s one. What can he do to me? He can press my chest, so press the chest. Okay. This was a deep tissue massage to my lungs.

The second one, the second issue is my arm is here. By the way, you can do a lock. He can do one lock on the shoulder. He can do a lock on the elbow. He can punch me. These are all situations that he can try to do.

Then there’s a situation that he’s grabbing and lowering the head. Here, he’s very, very low and I cannot reach certain parts of his face. For example, the eyes. Also, here, he can press my chest. We’re turning and … Some sort of lock or pressure on my neck.

These are the different problems that we may be facing in this situation. Then, we are saying, if two hands are below the body, we can use two hands to pull him down. One hand below the body and one hand is free, we cannot use full power with one hand so we use the leg. When he’s very low, we have to counterattack. That’s the basics.

Let’s see the solution in this type of situation. Would you press? What we do here is we move away, grab the head pressing one or two eyes, squeeze with both hands and he could move into … Ouch. I pull him towards my ribs and rotate him and roll myself until I roll in him, with knees off on the ground. Now in this situation, this position, keep him pressed.

Now sometimes we see people in this situation punching or even going up and kicking. Because remember he’s vulnerable now, he’s been neutralized. I’m not in danger. If I’m kicking him now, I may be eligible. The judge would say go to jail because you kick his neck and he broke it, so if you need if you have a reason, attack. If you don’t have a reason, you are not here to punish people, yes.

The next thing is when the arm is caught. The arm is caught and the assumption is, either he’s punching me and he missed or he’s trying to lock me. Let me use this one, so very, very early types of a solution when he’s doing this to me, what I do is the following. Again here, if he’s been neutralized, meaning I’m not in danger any more, he’s not really aggressive so much, doesn’t matter. I move away, I will not attack him. I will not kick him, no.

Okay, then the last option that we have in the technique is that his head is very low and now I cannot pull him up. I cannot reach his eyes, so in this case the instructions are attack. That’s the basic, what we do here, we hit and pull the other arm out several terms. Now we climb over him, sometimes even we need the legs to pull and rotate my body. Now I take my head out without much of driving my face on the cement or the tarmac out there. From here, attack is needed. Usually, you don’t need to attack any more.

What we have seen in the different solutions is if you might solve it without counter attacking, great. The moment you need to counterattack, counterattack. How to counterattack, you can go to the back of the head, you can hit the back of the head sometimes if you need. You can go to the eyes and press very strongly. Doesn’t matter you need to attack, attack. If you didn’t need to attack, don’t attack, especially not after you are separated, after you are safe.

It’s okay release yourself and go away without counterattacking because as we say you are confident enough it was not a dangerous type of a situation. Again, if I’m in this situation and he is trying to punch me, he’s trying to punch me, I will punch him as soon as I can. I will punch him from the back of the limb, at the back of the limb. I will maybe hit him with my knee towards the back of his head. I may be [inaudible] with him as strong as I can. If he’s punching me, punch.

If he’s punching me, I control eventually, I will have to deal with him and use reasonable counterattacks. One more time punch. He’s punching me. Will I do it earlier, will I do it later? Depends on the situation. If he wants to lock my arm, he’s trying to lock the arm, I will hit him as soon as I can and take my arm out as soon as I can, and continue as needed.

Overall, we understand the following. I’m in certain level of trouble and danger, of I try and I manage to solve it without counterattacks, great, I will move away. If I need to counterattack, I can hit the back of the head, the back of the neck with a handle with the leg. I can press the eyes very strongly, I can bite, I can use both hands as needed.

The more it is dangerous, the more I need a strong counterattacks and we have seen people in this type of situation, that one strike to the back of the neck, back of the head, they fainted. Very successful counterattacks, but be careful. Don’t really hit your partner.

Thank you Albert for so much for contributing your body for science and for teaching and thank you guys for watching us. All the best. Ciao.

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