Release from Chokes with Pushing

Technique Review 

In this week’s technique review we will focus on releases from chokes with pushing. So we are talking about an attack, the attacker is choking and pushing….

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Hi guys, in this week’s technique review we will focus on releases from chokes with pushing. So we are talking about an attack, the attacker is choking and pushing. And there’s good question to what is your reaction. Do you respond to the choke or do you respond to the push? So if you respond to the choke, usually you’ll do the basic blocking, hopefully you’ll be able to stabilize yourself reasonably. However, if you respond to the full to the push, then it’s very relevant to do the following technique, which is getting out of the channel past the release itself. The idea is to release, trying to choke me, the first thing is remember you need to prevent it. So focus and work on prevention a lot. It’s better to be P3 in prevention then expert two in releases. This is definitely.

In any case imagine that I did not see, didn’t respond, didn’t have the chance to make any type of defense to prevent him. And now practically there is, hit and he’s pushing me and choking me at the same time. That’s really the problem that we are talking about. And the basic technique is in the curriculum, also in Max Krav Maga course, we have this technique very detailed.

Now I would like to enhance a little bit more, clean some techniques and mistakes that are inherent in this. When you’re ready. So what we really do, slowly.              Attacker practically is slamming himself to you through your neck. Slowly. So here there’s a push and you lose your balance. So as soon as possible, because that’s the line of attack, you need to move out of the line of attack. The principle here is – can you choke a little bit – is this. That’s the principle of the release. The turning of the body. That’s one thing. Also the moment I turn the body and get out of channel, he’s continuing and the line of pressure is away from me not … I’m not on the line so I’m not being pushed anymore.

The upper arm is circling, like wiping the face and with this ability is enhancing, sorry, this move is enhancing the ability to remove the hands. Not only with the shoulder, with the whole arm. So I’ve seen mistakes like this, raising the hands – this definitely not like this – somebody thinks about falling is responding like this and from here he is circling the arms. You must circle the arm. It’s a large circle. Those who are not so strong, it will give you the momentum to remove the hands from the throat.

As you see here … I will show you now with one hand only. This motion opens the palm and there’s a strong pressure on the fingers. And that’s really the essence of the release. From here the upper arm becomes more or less horizontal. And then I attack. The attack depends on the distance. Will I strike with the elbow, with the forearm, or with the hammer, all depends on the distance from the head of the opponent. So you’re doing a technique which is like sort of a chain or whip action. The elbow, the forearm, the fist, the hammer.

Again, what’s important is the circle that we are doing. The circle is enabling me one to make the release and two turn the body. Do not stay in the line. Also we have seen sometimes people are doing this too long and even bending the knees. Definitely don’t need to do this. At this time and you are in the channel and until you raise the arm, it’s not efficient, he may be too close to you. Slamming his body into you, so. Do not bend your knees too much. Try to get away the problem, from the channel. Do not bend your knees again. Do not lower the elbow too much. It’s this rotation until the elbow is horizontal with the shoulder is definitely good enough.

Up here there’s rotation. This rotation enables the removal and the entry of the forearm removing the hands from the neck. The process of falling backwards, moving, turning with steps, is a good question. How many steps? Which steps? Ec cetera. Doesn’t matter, get out of the channel as soon as you can. That’s really what’s important.

So if you look at my back, from here, when he’s pushing. The optimum you can say, the moment I start falling back, there was one step. Natural step. The second step, the next step, should already take me out of channel. However, if I do one and two, if I manage, great. If I didn’t manage, maybe one, two, three, four, maybe. All depends on, if I’ll be able to succeed depends on the momentum of the enemy. So if the enemy is doing very strong, very fast, and you don’t have time to make two steps really. Two step backwards, you already fall down. So the idea is to make the turning as soon as you can. Get out of the channel as soon as you can.

What I’m saying is logical that it would be one step and then the turning. That’s logical that will happen if you are with fast reaction. If you just do a rotation, it means you are extremely fast, but then you may be a little bit inside the channel. The first step usually takes you out of the channel a little bit. Then you continue. That’s really the idea.

When we talk about the technique from behind, practically the same ideas. Let’s do the one from behind, when you’re ready. So, one more time. What’s happening here is the same. So somehow I need to get out of the channel as soon as possible. So in the basics you could say one more step and turn will be good. Because the moment you start falling forward, the idea is, I do not have this response of going towards the neck. The response that I have is hands forward because I feel that I’m falling forward and then there’s the adjustment. There’s a natural response is this and then the adjustment of turning.

In this case the upper arm reaches in the front of the ear, near the eyebrow. Let’s do it from behind. So, you saw how the upper arm is coming to the eyebrow. Why? Turning. As soon as possible, step turn or just turn as much as I can. Now, if he’s still high, I can hit him. If not, if I can’t turn much, he is behind me, I’ll hit him with the defending arm. So we’re trying to think about let’s turn well and strike with the backhand. So one hand is the releasing hand. From here again. One hand is the releasing hand and one hand is the striking hand. So, release and strike. And then finishing mode. Let’s do it slowly again.

So this is the idea about the technique from behind. Again remember, we are talking about the reaction of dealing with a fall, not the reaction of dealing with the choke. The truth is that many times, especially from behind, it’s not really a choke with a push, it’s like a push with a choke. So you respond first to the push. That’s the whole idea. If I respond first to the push, it’s logical that the hands will be like this and then the transformation of the response from a hands forward to hide the head, hands … Arms toward the eyebrow and the turning.

Also what’s logical from behind. Somebody is behind me right? So, I would like to see who this person is. So I would like to turn to this person. Still very logical and good natural response. That’s the essence of the releases dealing with choke with a push. This type of dynamic choke that is causing us to fall backwards or fall forwards and responding with the arms, not with hooks and plucking.

Thanks so much.


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