P4 Training Program

Releases from Various Hand / Wrist Grabs P4 -Training Syllabus

Release from a wrist grab, one hand catches the one in front. Start by stretching your fingers, straightening your forearm..

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Release from a wrist grab, one hand catches the one in front. Start by stretching your fingers, straightening your forearm, rotate the forearm, send a sharp side towards the opening, and your elbow then rotates towards the opponent’s forearm. This creates the release. Shift your weight forward and turn your body. Finish by moving away or by moving behind the opponent.

Release from diagonal wrist grab. You should have one leg forward as usual. Start by straightening your fingers and strengthening your forearm. Turn the forearm in the opponent’s hand sending the thumb side toward the opening and then send the below towards the opponent’s forearm. This creates the release. Finish by moving away or behind the opponent.

Release from two hands grabbing two hands. Start by sinking down, rotating the palms inward, circle with the forearms. Start by overlapping the palms, close your fingers so they will not hit your eyes accidentally when you raise up. While raising your body, send your elbows in, your palms out, and the elbows inward and upwards. Try drill we see the turning and overlapping of the palms, circling as you sink with the knees and the body down, and then raising up while sending the palms up and out. And remember, so your fingers will not hit your eyes accidentally, close your fists even partly.

Two hands grab one hand low. The principle of the technique of assisting. With the whole grab your fist from above, sink with your elbow, lift the fist, and then rotate the elbow above the forearms of the opponent. Finish with the tactical moves as usual.

Release from two hands grabbing one hand. The principle of separation. With the hook of your wrist, hit the opponent’s wrist, in the direction from his stomach to your stomach. Send your elbow backwards. At the same time, the counter motion, send the grabbed hand foreword and a bit down, hitting one wrist of the opponent, release that hand. Now release your hand from the remaining grab in the usual way of using the axis. Your front motion, your elbow is participating in the motion. Make a full circle to create the release. Finish with the correct tactical moves.

Your hand is high and the opponent grabbed it with the diagonal palm. Here we also using the principle of circle. Start by rotating the palm in the opponent’s hand, pinkie towards the outside, like an outside defense, sending the sharp side to the opening. Make a full rotation, return to the starting point, then use the correct tactical moves.

Release from two hands grabbing two hands. Make two full circles inward with your two arms. Start by rotating, overlapping the fingers and the palms, sending the sharp side towards the opening in each hand. Make a full circle to prevent the opponent from falling towards you.

Your hand is high, opponent grabbed it with two hands. Here’s the technique of assisting. With the hook, grab your fist and rotate your elbow above the opponent’s arms. Circle your elbow and sink it downwards after you passed the opponent’s forearm. It should be more or less in front of the opponent’s shoulder. Finish with the correct tactical moves.

The opponent grabs your wrist and forearm with two hands. Here’s the technique of separation. With the hook, get from above, direction from his shoulder to your shoulder simultaneously. As a counter-action, you send your coat hand forward. Now you have to release one hand from one hand either with a rotation of the elbow from above, or with the whole circle of the forearm.

Attack of surprise and got your arms from behind. You don’t feel danger. You decided to make a soft release. Turn your body, rotate your palm, and send it diagonally downwards. Step then to the other side and with a circle of the coat hand pressing towards the opponent, you release yourself from the second hand grab. If you feel danger you can naturally attack backwards. Usually you can start with a kick. If you do need it, you can step and then kick. After the first attack, you can continue as needed with strikes or release and moving away.

A release from a painful handshake. If you feel the pressure and the pain striking your fingers, press with your forearm in the area closer to your elbow against the wrist of the opponent. You should be pressing the tendon of his thumb from above diagonally down. When you press with one hand, pull the other.

A. Rolls and Break-Falls

  1. Break-fall backward and sideways - from height.
  2. Forward roll and remain on the ground

Notes: For adults, this subject may be considered to be tested in full at higher levels (until G1).

B. Kicks

  1. Regular (vertical) kick backward - to three main distances
  2. Regular scissors kick

C. Defenses Against Low Straight Punches

  1. Inside defense - with forearm; emphasis on elbow movement
  2. Outside scooping defense

Notes: Use either the forward or rear hand and counterattack as soon as possible.

D. Inside Forearm Defenses Against Punches – Raised Elbow, Low Palm
Attacker approaches diagonally from the side

  1. Medium height - defense (from passive stance) against a straight punch to the ribs
  2. High - against a straight punch towards the head or chest, elbow circles inward

Notes: The first counterattack is an outward horizontal hammer strike with the defending hand.

E. Defenses Against Straight Punch Combination - Left/Right

  1. Two inside defenses with the palms and counterattack
  2. Hand defenses while leaning back, kicking with the front leg (regular or side kick)

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F. Defenses Against Punch Combinations (Outside and Inside Defenses)

  1. Defending against any combination of two punches - one straight and one circular
    1. Two defenses with one hand
    2. Two defenses with two hands
  2. Defending against any combination of two circular
    punches

Notes: Counterattack as early as possible.

G. Releases from Chokes

  1. Choke from the front - body turn and upper arm release (wiping face)
  2. Choke from behind- body turn and upper arm release (brought to temple)
  3. Against a Hand Covering Mouth - defender's is caught from behind

Note: Techniques nos. 1 and 2 above are especially effective when assailant is pushing.

H. Releases from Bear Hugs - Arms Free

  1. Release from bear hug from the front – Push to nose or eyes.
  2. Release from bear hug from behind:
    1. Elbow strikes to head
    2. With lock on finger

I. Releases from Bear Hugs - Arms Caught

  1. Release from bear hug from the front – counterattack and take hand out.
  2. Release from bear hug from behind - counterattack and take hand out.
    1. When bear hug is high, counter & escape under arms.

Notes: Train on the use of a shout and a bite against a bear hug from the front.

J. Releases from Bear Hugs from the Side - Variations on the Above Sections H & I

  1. Release from bear hugs whether arm/s caught or free – attacker grabs from the side. Use learnt techniques and principles

K. Dealing with Attempts to Grab and with Dangerous Arm / Wrist Grabs

  1. Prevention: removing the target; defending the target
  2. Attacker grabs and pulls/drags – advance and apply relevant counter attacks
  3. Attacker grabs and attacks with strikes or other ways – relevant defenses and counterattacks

L. Releases from Various Hand / Wrist Grabs

  1. One hand grabbing one hand (low), diagonally or across - Low hold (underhand)
  2. One hand grabbing one hand (high), diagonally or across - High hold (overhand)
  3. Two hands grabbing one hand, low or high holds - two kinds of assistance:
    1. Assist by grabbing fist of caught hand
    2. Assist by removing one grabbing hand
  4. Two hands grabbing two hands, low or high hold
  5. Two hands grabbing two hands, from behind
  6. Release from a strong handshake

Note: Be familiar with the application of the principles: axis and leverage (not pulling); escaping by way of an opening or towards the thumb; circular movements; and using the other hand for assistance.

M. Against Stick Attacks - Defending Overhead and Side Swings

  1. Against one hand overhead attack - Stabbing defense to the live side
  2. Against two hands overhead attack (or attacker is off center)
  3. Horizontal (baseball) Swings –
    1. From passive stance - Front hand down and the back hand up.
    2. From ready stance – Defend with two forearms, positioned high

N. Fighting Games - 4 Against 1

  1. Against straight punches; Against a regular kick and a straight punch

P. Returning Attacker

  1. Following the defender's technique, the attacker returns with a relevant attack, with/out a weapon

Q. Fighting Skills (defend -- attack -- defend)

  1. Emphasizing on changes of distance
  2. Using the principles of:
    1. Bursting forward and circling after
    2. Circling around and bursting forward
  3. Determination drills
    1. Attacker – Disturber – Target
    2. Attacker – Target – Holder (from behind)
  4. Slow fighting
  5. Light fighting with minimal protective gear (light contact)

R. Simulation and Tactics – P4 – Two attackers approaching from different directions

  1. 2 Vs. 1 - Bear Hug (later a Headlock) from Behind and a Second Attack from the Front Description: A trap made by two attackers. One approaches from behind, the other from the front.

Responding to Opponent's Response

  • Trainee attacks with front kick to the groin and opponent retreats in various directions. Trainee continues with sliding and/or kicking.
  • As in no. 1 above, but the opponent can move diagonally or straight forward. Trainee may use short-range kicks and/or attacks with the hands.

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