G2 Training Program

Takedowns and Throws G2 -Training Syllabus

Shoulder push takedown. Advance with one leg between the legs of the opponent. With two hooks, grab below his knees, push with your shoulder…

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Shoulder push takedown. Advance with one leg between the legs of the opponent. With two hooks, grab below his knees, push with your shoulder forward and upwards. In the area of the tailbone, pull and lift the attacker, take him down and then move away from the danger zone, or attack before you do that.

Step between the legs of the opponent and at the same time slam your shoulder to the lower part of his spine while hooking your palms below the opponents knees. The hooks that you form are with the palm and the wrist area. The deeper part of the hook is the one that should be below the opponent’s knees. The shoulder push is then forward and a bit upwards. Pull your opponents legs and open your hands to the sides. This will prevent the leg of the opponent to enter between your legs and maybe hit your groin area. As you do that, you shift your weight forward, upwards, and elevate yourself. In this case the opponent lost his balance, is falling with the upper body and head towards the ground. At this moment you can attack with a kick toward the groin area or just leave the opponent and move away from the danger zone.

This technique is being used in order to control attackers, in order to separate between two people who are fighting. It can be a stage in overcoming an attacker before continuing with more counterattacks and more.

The forward sweep kick to take the opponent down. Kick the lower back part of the shin of the opponent with a low roundhouse kick executed with the lower part of your shin to slam the opponent to the ground. When you kick, your front hand is striking or pushing the opponent in the opposite direction. The leg and the arm are doing more or less a scissor action. This technique is usually done with your forward leg. Advance with a forward crossing of the legs. The moment you land it with your back leg, your forward kicking leg will be already halfway to the target. A circular roundhouse kick aimed to the lower part of the shin of the opponent is hitting it in a horizontal manner, shin perpendicular to shin, with a bit of an elevation component in it.

Your base leg should be more or less parallel with the leg of the opponent which you are sweeping. Keep your body as far away as possible from the opponent, to avoid getting hit by a punch. Your forward hand, with sort of a counteraction to the kick, is slammed to the opponent’s chest or shoulder, or even grabbing and pulling his forward arm. These two actions take the opponent down then continue with more counterattacks or immediately move away from the danger zone. Attacker, which is on the ground, is partly more vulnerable, however, he can also kick from the ground. So you should be sure that you’re not in danger immediately after the kick. For this, move away from the danger zone or continue with more counterattacks.

Double Leg Takedown. Burst forward under the elbows of the attacker, slam into him, lift him, elevate his pelvis, throw him down to the ground, and continue with either more counter attacks or move away from the danger zone. As you burst forward, your pelvis is more or less parallel to the pelvis of the attacker. With your shoulder, you slam into him while grabbing the upper part of his hamstrings. With your hands, pull his legs to one side and with your head and upper body, push his body to the opposite side. But if the opponent becomes horizontal with a bit more tilt, his head will be lower than his pelvis. With your body, push the opponent’s body towards the ground. Remove your low hand and press his head or attack it just while it is getting close to the ground. As the attacker’s body is being slammed to the ground, you should be remaining standing. Continue with more counter attacks and move away as needed.

A. Spinning Attacks, Strikes and Kicks

  1. Spinning back elbow (horizontal)
  2. Spinning back hammer strike (horizontal)
  3. Spinning defensive back kick. Including series and combinations.
  4. Spinning regular back kick.

B. Takedowns and Throws

  1. Front sweep kick (low roundhouse kick)
  2. Shoulder-push takedown (pull opponent’s knees) - From the rear
  3. Double leg takedown – from the front

C. Sliding Defense Against a Straight Punch

  1. Inside sliding defense while delivering a straight punch with same hand.
  2. Outside sliding defense while delivering a straight punch with same hand.

Notes: Both defenses are done with the front hand against the opposite hand (i.e. - left vs. right).

D. Double Hand Defense Against Kicks of an Unknown Height

  1. Back hand executing a low outside defense; front hand is, executing a high inside defense with the palm or forearm.
  2. Back hand executing a high inside defense; front hand is, executing a low outside defense with
    the palm or forearm.

E. Defense Against One-Handed Shirt Grabs

  1. Prevention
  2. Strong attacks with hands and/or legs – if required in a dangerous situation.
  3. Retreat and rotate using the upper arm.
  4. Retreat and rotate using the upper arm (as in no. 3) followed by leverage on the attacker's elbow. Done when no. 3 has failed.
  5. Defense against a one-handed shirt grab or pull from the rear - defender steps and turns, lifting his arm to his ear.

F. Escaping From Two-Handed Shirt Grabs

  1. Prevention
  2. Step back, insert opposite elbow – if dangerous situation follow with counterattacks
  3. With leverage on the attacker's wrist and/or elbow (step back and return with leverage).

G. Escaping Full Nelson

  1. Prevention – grab opposite hand and counterattack
  2. Scraping and creating leverage on finger(s).

H. Defending Against Knife Attacks - Straight Stabs

  1. General solutions using the three types of kicks.
  2. Inside (diagonal) forearm defense - from the outside.
  3. Inside (sweeping) defense - to the inside.
  4. Instinctive / reflexive defenses – at close range
    1. Against a low stab - scooping outside defense, counterattack with leg and/or hand
    2. Against stabs at varying heights - inside palm defense, counterattack as possible.

Note: Practice techniques 1 and 4 from a passive stance. Start practicing techniques 2 and 3 from an appropriate ready stance. In the later stages, practice from a minimized ready stance. All without returning to the initial channel of attack

I. Defense Against Slashing Knife Attacks

  1. Inside defense against a low stab - to either side, grab and counterattack
  2. Inside defense, moving to the live side, send both forearms toward the weapon.
  3. Defense against stabbing motion with a stick held in a high hold – high inside defense.
  4. Defense against a horizontal straight thrust – stick held horizontally with both hands.

J. Defending Against a Straight Stab or Thrust with a Stick

  1. Inside defense against a low stab - to either side, grab and counterattack
  2. Inside defense, moving to the live side, send both forearms toward the weapon.
  3. Defense against stabbing motion with a stick held in a high hold – high inside defense.
  4. Defense against a horizontal straight thrust – stick held horizontally with both hands.

K. Dealing with a Continuing Attacker – Whilst Defending Against Different Kicks

  1. Attacker launches a second attack during the counteraction that the defender is doing against the first one.

L. Fighting Drills

    1. Controlled aggression, perseverance and determination drills.
    2. Slow and light fighting.
    3. Four-against-one fighting drills
    4. Simulated “real” fighting with protective gear.

 

Note: see G-1 for more information about protective and safety gear.

1. Escaping a One-Handed Shirt Grab

  • Use of leverage on the thumb – on the first and second joint.

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