G1 Training Program

Simulations of Real Life Situations/Scenarios G1 - Syllabus

The simulation for G1 is happening near the ATM machine. The client, the defender, is busy with the actions of drawing the money …

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The simulation for G1 is happening near the ATM machine. The client, the defender, is busy with the actions of drawing the money from the cash machine. The threat was not observed earlier. The attacker comes from the side, and with the threat of a knife intimidates and tries to rob. As the attacker is positioned at a relatively longer range, the immediate solution is, naturally, deflecting the knife with a forearm defense and counter attacking.

It is the basic technique in which we do forearm defense, tilting away from the danger zone, simultaneously with kicking either to the knee or to the lower ribs of the opponent. After the initial counter attacks, the situation as changed and what you need to do is go to the finishing mode, meaning either more counter attacks and moving away from the danger zone, or as needed, collect your things and move away.

Remember, as possible, do not leave anything in the area, collect all your things. In most cases the defense should be done with the boney part of the forearm, whether it’s a high threat or a low threat. The bony part at the side of the pinkie will be deflecting strongly the threat. The defense itself should be in the area of the palm or wrist of the opponent. As you’re close to the wall in the training, you should practice how it is to function near a wall, bending to the right direction, not bending to the wrong direction and hitting yourself at the wall, that may cause you damage.

Another option for this simulation is to deal with a common threat, with a common problem, that somebody approaches you from behind. Here, an example is that the opponent turned you, so you’ll be facing him. In this case, you can see the knife, he can see you, he can see your hands, he can take your money easily. Naturally, the threat is intimidating, and the attacker, who’s operating fast, is taking your money, which you just took from the machine.

The moment you identify the problem, act. Here, the example is the defender was turned and then identified the problem. A basic technique is being applied here, meaning hand defense, body defense, control and counter attack. The basic technique of defending a knife threat from the front at a close or medium range. Use a strong C grip to deflect and control the knife hand. Move diagonally forward and counter attack as soon as you can. Your counter attack can be with the hand, even if you hold something in it.

Continue with more counter attacks, and as needed, push away the opponent and move away from the danger zone, or disarm the opponent, or grab the things that he already took. Please remember that you need to collect your things if it is possible, not dangerous. If the opponent was neutralized enough, and you’ve got enough time, grab your things, take your keys, your wallet, your bag, whatever, and then move away from the danger zone.

In any case, please remember that in activity like this, when you are more vulnerable, try to search, to look at the area, scan, and look for problematic people. It is not so recommended to be with many possessions, with many objects that you need to be busy with while you are taking money from the machine, or if there’ll be any need for actions.

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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