G1 Training Program

Releases From Wrist Grabs While on the Ground G1 - Syllabus

Releases from two wrist grabs on the ground. They are going to be sitting on you, trying to pin your hands and arms…

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Releases from two wrist grabs on the ground. They are going to be sitting on you, trying to pin your hands and arms to the ground. It is best if you try to do the technique at the earliest time. Circle one hand towards your hip, simultaneously with throwing the opponent over your shoulder, lifting your pelvis up and to the side. You are throwing the opponent to the side of the hand that you rotated. Safety training is important for the opponent for the attacker, as he is being thrown, to turn and land on the shoulder blade. Be careful that your shoulder or head would not hit the ground.

While the opponent is being thrown towards the ground, especially if he didn’t put a hand out to stop his falling, roll over to the side, and from this position that you are over the opponent, counter attack as soon as possible. Apply the correct counter attacks, then move away from the danger zone. Naturally, the best is if the opponent’s hand will be trapped due to the pressure that you apply with your hand, towards your thigh, or the opponent’s thigh. The finishing mode while getting up, it’s possible either to push the opponent’s knees, get up and counter attack more as needed, or throw the opponents leg over your head, getting up sideways and behind the opponent.

head. Grab one of the opponent’s hands and throw him up and to the side of that hand. As you grab the opponent’s wrist, and going with your hands to the ground, you are lifting your hip up and to the side of the grabbed hand. This is not of opponent’s hand grabbing yours, you are grabbing his should be more or less above your head. Throw the opponent up and over your shoulder and roll with him to the side. This brings you above the opponent.

Release one hand, and with this free hand, start attacking. Then release the other hand, and continue with counter attacks. The method of releasing the wrist grab is naturally circles, as this is a high grip. After the counter attacks, continue as needed with moving away from the danger zone, or with more counter attacks as you get up. It is most suitable to do this technique when the opponent is trying to pin your hands over your shoulders, or over your head.

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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