G1 Training Program

Takedowns and Throws G1 – Training Syllabus

Big sweep from the outside. Throwing and taking the opponent down may enable you to execute other attacks, go to the next mission…

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Big sweep from the outside. Throwing and taking the opponent down may enable you to execute other attacks, go to the next mission, or neutralize the opponent more efficiently. At close range, while doing different techniques of krav maga, such as attacks, defenses, you find yourself grabbing the opponent, hitting him. At the appropriate moment step diagonally forward, raise your knee forward, and while executing some sort of a regular kick backwards, hit the cuff of the opponent’s leg, raising your leg backwards to throw the opponent diagonally forward. Doing so, you should take the opponent’s weight towards your direction, so the leg that you are sweeping will have most of his weight on it. Raising your leg backwards, you are bending your body, your head, forward. The opponent will land near you. At this moment you should make a decision. Are you going to attack more, or just move away from the danger zone?

To enable an efficient sweep, move diagonally forward, step to the side of the opponent’s leg. Take his weight on that leg, raise your leg, and as you strike you should strike with a falling the lower part of the calf muscle near the Achilles tendon, and the Achilles tendon area, at the similar, identical part of the opponent’s leg.

The machine gun take down. This is a specific throw that historically has been called a machine gun take down, or machine gun throw, and it is very defenseful. Grab and throw the opponent and then move away from the danger zone, or continue to do what is needed. Grabbing the opponent, you should be very tight and close to him with knees bent. Your head, your ear is at the back of the adversary. From the rear, insert your hand as if the opponent is going to sit on the area of your elbow. The other hand is tightly bringing his body to your body. Your pelvis is tight to the opponent’s leg. Your knees should definitely be bent.

Your upper body is straight. You must not bend forward while you are lifting the opponent. Lift the opponent a couple of centimeters off the ground. Then pull your lower hand, release your upper hand, and with your head or so and upper body, push the opponent down in the direction where he was standing in front of you, between your legs. The throw itself should considered an attack, meaning the throw should be executed as how it is needed to enable you to continue with the next move.

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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