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Aikido Vs. Tackle
1 - You're face with an attacker. 2 - He dives right for you. 3 - Quickly push out your arms and press them against his shoulders. 4, 5, 6 - Spin around, and avoid his attack by diverting his energy.
Wrestlers Using Each Other For Leverage
Notice how these wrestlers, who are face to face, use each other for leverage. The wrestler below has his arm around his opponent's neck to either maintain or change (lift) his position; meanwhile his opponent above is countering this by placing his arms around his body, on the back, and around the waist. Krav Maga, Blocking Downward Stab to Middle Area
Notice how the man on the left also strikes with his fist at the same time he blocks. Krav Maga, Guarding/Blocking With Your Forearm
A forearm placed across your face can be handy when charging your assailants, or it can block attacks such as a downward knife thrust to your chest. Kick to Face While on Ground
Pull him in while you throw your kick to his jaw to produce more power. When he tries pulling back to escape the blows, then push him off, using your legs, and reverse your position, and get up. Two Arm Block Against Slashing - Outside
Note how defender transitions into an arm lock to control his attacker.
Two Arm Block Against Slashing - Inside
Note how defender transitions into an arm lock to control his attacker. (Repeat.)
Pillow Arm Bar
Elbow Joint is Pulled Against Inner Thigh
Turtles Position to Back
1 - You're caught in the turtle position. Your opponent is on your back, hugging you. 2 - Grab your opponent's arm and leg and spring up at an angle. 3 - Still holding your opponent's arm, continue turning. 4, 5 -Sit on your butt and spread out your legs. (Avoid getting put into the "crucifix.") 6, 7 - Spin around. 8 - Get onto your opponent's back. 9 - (Not Shown.) A simpler move to do would be grabbing your opponent's pinky finger, pulling it back to cause pain, and breaking their grip. Then pull yourself out -- or rush forward and pop out. Remember to avoid getting kneed in the face; go at a slight angle, outside, away from your opponent's knee. Leg Crushes; Turning Your Opponent
Single Leg Crush (from Judo) Vs. Double Leg Crush, Note How He Turns His Opponent to Control Him Straight Arm Lock
Used in Traditional Martial Arts As Well
Side Elbow Strike
A Quick Strike to the Jaw of an Attacker Upward Elbow
Upward Elbow to Chin Ground and Pound
Ginger Boy Blocks His Face While Trying to Thrust Off His Opponent Feats of Strength - Total Body Workout
1 - Muscle Up (Mainly Works the Upper Back, Arms) 2 - Assisted One Arm Pull Up (Biceps) 3 - Bridge (Lower Back) 4 -V Sit (Abs) 5 - Pistol Squats (Legs) 6 - Handstand Push Ups (Shoulders) 7 - One Arm Push Up (Chest, Triceps) Triangle Choke Fail
1 - 'Black Shorts' tries getting 'Red Shorts' in a triangle choke. 2 - Black Shorts at this point should let go of his hold, and kick his opponent in the face. (Know when to let go of your hold. Don't be stubborn. Tactile response is very important in MMA. You should be able to feel what your opponent is planning on doing. In this picture when Red Shorts grabs Black Shorts' arms and legs he obviously has something in mind.) 3, 4 - Red Shorts lifts up Black Shorts. 5 - Black Shorts is in a vulnerable position now and could be dropped to the ground.
Reversing a Stick Attack
Thrust Stick End Into Attacker's Throat
Forearm Block On Ground
After a block with the forearm, the man being attacked (Eyal Yanilov) would likely do a buck and roll to reverse positions. Holding Down Weapon Arm
Man Atop Pins Attacker's Right Arm, His Knee Is Used To Control The Left
Modified Gun Disarm - Frontal #1 - On Bus
In a crowded area, like a bus, you do not want to use a traditional Krav Maga dissarm. In this frontal gun disarm the weapon is pointed up, rather than to the side. 1 - Driver is confronted with gun. 2 - Driver seizes front of gun with left hand, and gunman's wrist with his right hand (to control it from moving back). 3, 4 - Driver turns up gun and slaps down gunman's arm. 5 - Driver pulls away gun. 6 - Driver kicks to move back (former) gunman. 7 - Driver points gun to gain control of the situation. Modified Gun Disarm - Frontal #2 - On Bus
1 - Gunman comes down the aisle, with gun pointed. 2 - Passenger uses his right arm to push the gun up, and away from other passengers. 3 - Passenger grabs gun, and gunman's wrist. 4 -Gun is turned and... 5 - ...Pulled away. 6 - Passengers uses gun to strike attacker. 7 - (Not shown.) He creates distance, and steps back, and points gun, turning the tables.
Modified Gun Disarm - To Side of Head - On Bus
1 - Attacker confronts passenger with gun. 2 - Passenger grabs gun with left hand. 3 - Passenger uses right hand to pull down attacker's forearm for control. 4 - Passenger pulls and turns gun (up). 5 - Passenger comes out into the aisle, twists with his hips, and twists away the gun. 6 - Passenger kicks attacker away to create distance.
("Twisting Tree") High Mount Defense
1 - Someone gets you into a high mount (with one leg over your arm). 2 - Protect your face, if you're being hit. Bend your arm and put it in front of you. 3 - Prepare your defense. Grab your attacker's shirt with your (in this case) left. Pull your right arm back. Bend your legs, so that your knees are pointed. 4 - NOW. You must do these all in one motion. Bridge up; thrust your hips. Twist your torso left. Pull your attacker to the left using your arm hanging onto his shirt, and then use your right arm and swing it left as well, into his ribs. 5 - Continue turning. 6 - (Not shown.) Pull out.
Gracie Mount Defense
1 - An attacker puts you into the mount or is attempting to. 2, 3 - Grab his back and pull him down with all your available weight. 4 - Place your hands over his shoulders. 5 - Still holding, straighten out your legs pull yourself forward/closer to your attacker. 6 - Put your knees back into a bent position and grab your attacker's arm (the one by your head). Grip behind the tricep. 7 - Bridge up and roll. Use the momentum of your whole body, and even arms. 8 - Continue rolling. 9 - Reverse positions.
1 - Grab the wrist of your opponent. 2 - Control your opponent's wrist, pull it out and flat, and then push down your opponent's head for further control. 3 - Still controlling your opponent's wrist, simultaneously turn your legs over your opponent's arm. 4 - Turn until you are nearly facing opposite to your original position. 5- Pull your opponent's arm up and angle it. 6 - Hold onto your opponent's waist for control.
Omoplata Escape: Forward Roll
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Roll forward to dislodge your arm.
Low Spinning Heel Kick
Can Be Used to Sweep Opponent/Attacker Off Feet Sideways Mount Escape (?)
1 - Opponent is riding your side. 2 - Pull your hips in and raise your elbow against your opponent. 3- Put your arm under your opponent's leg, in this case his left leg. 4 - Plant your feet for stability. 5 - Push your opponent forward to throw him off balance. 6 - Escape your position. Half Guard Sweep
1 - You have your opponent if half guard. 2 - Release your half guard. 3 - Pull your leg back and place it atop your opponent's leg. 4 - Plant your knees and hands down for stability. 5, 6 - Push your opponent off.
1 - Place your leg under your opponent's thigh. Hold his arm as well, or whatever you can get a grip on. 2 - Rock back and lift your opponent up with your leg under his thigh. 3 - Kick up. 4 - Turn/spin/twist.
Twisting Stand - How to Get Up Quicker When On Belly
1 - You're on your belly 2, 3 - Start rolling in the direction of your arm that is out. 4 - Spread your legs while in motion. 5 - Twist your legs. In this case clockwise (from martial artist's perspective.) 6 - Continue to spin to get up. 7 - Use your hands if necessary. 8 - Get into fighting position. Forward Roll to Stand
1 - You're on your belly. 2, 3, 4 - Do a partial pushup. 5, 6 - Roll forward 7, 8 - Use the momentum to get to your feet.
Backwards Roll to Feet (BJJ)
1 - You're on your back. 2 - Swing up your legs. 3, 4 - Roll back onto your feet. 5 - Support yourself with your hands. 6 - Get into squatting position and stand.
Getting Up with Half Guard and Hook
1 - You're thrown onto your back.
2 - Opponent tries to mount you, but you get him into a half guard. (Wrapping your legs around one of his legs.) 3 - As he tries to hit you, you place your forearm against his neck to keep him at a distance. 4 - Wrap your arm around your opponent's back. 5, 6. 7 - Turn around to position yourself nearer to your opponent's back all the while supporting your arm against his body. 8 - Place both your arms down, against your opponent for support and start standing. 9 - Stand up. 10 - Knee to the head. Rubber Guard
Gracie Ground Defenses
1 - Opponent tries putting you in an omoplata, resist by rocking back, and putting your knee atop his chest. This stops him from sitting up and turning to break your shoulder. 2 - Opponent has your back, protect your neck and head. Hold and control (at least) one of his arms. 3 - Control distance between you and your opponent. Blue shirt puts his knees against red shirt's chest. 4 -Red shirt, using hands and knees, pushes off blue shirt who is attempting a mount. 5, 6, 7, 8 - Japanese fighter goes for tackle, but fails at first. So, he grabs his opponent's leg, and then pulls him down to put him onto his back.
9, 10 - Yellow shorts, Silva, brings his leg around while in the guard, and kicks his opponent in the face for a win. Simple Back Mount Escape
1 - Someone puts you in a back mount. Protect your head and neck. Maintain your position, keeping wide on your knees. And then grab your opponent's arm at the right moment. Use two hands. 2 - Pull his arm down violently to put him off balance. 3 - Turn your body. In this case counter-clockwise. (If black shorts had grabbed his opponent's right arm, then it would be opposite. For this move you are moving where space is created.) 4 -Back out. 5 - Get out of vulnerable position. Standing Up in BJJ
1 - Lean back 2 - Spread feet and plant one hand on floor behind. 3 - Twist and push off hand on floor. 4 - Spread your legs to steady yourself. 5 - Stand up.
Defenses Against Knife Attacks - Knife to Chest from Behind, Outward Slashing, Knife to Throat from
(Continued) Defense: Knife to Chest from Behind
1 - Attacker comes at you with a knife from behind, intending to puncture your chest. 2 - Grab the attacker's knife hand. 3, 4, 5, 6 - With your grip as strong as possible, turn your body, and your assailant's arm, violently enough to drop him to the ground. Defense: Swinging Slash 1 - Attacker reaches for his knife. 2 - He swings his arm out. Block his arm with your own forearms. I.E. A double forearm block 3 - Seize control of your attacker's knife wielding arm. 4 - Twist it around and into his back. Defense: Knife to Throat from Behind 1 - Attacker approaches you from behind and tries to slit your throat or hold you hostage. 2 - Seize the attacker's arm by grabbing his wrist and forearm. 3 - Hold tight, lower your body weight, and twist out. 4, 5 - Continuing twisting, put your attacker into a elbow lock (or sometimes called a shoulder lock).
Defenses Against Withdrawing of Gun
(Continued) Reaching For Gun in Front Waistband
1 - An hostile looking person approaches you. 2 - He reaches for a weapon. Now is the time you approach him. Rush forward. 3 - Use one hand to grab the nozzle of his gun, and the other to wrap/loop around his active arm. 4, 5 - Still holding his arm, twist it back, and twist away the gun. (Remember to never point it toward yourself.) 6 - Take away gun. Reaching For Gun at Side 1 -Attacker reaches for gun. 2 - Rush yourself forward. 3 - Grab his wrist and his shoulder. 4 - Twist it into an elbow lock. 5 - Take away gun. Capoeira (Surprise) Kick
Useful as a surprising attack, which can be launched from the ground. (Last photo, a comparison of kicks from Muay Thai on the left, and Karate on the Right, and Capoeira on the bottom.)
Ninjitsu Diving Roll
Both an exercise and skill that can be used for the battlefield. Ninjutsu Side Roll
Used for avoiding wide lateral attacks, like that from a sword or staff.
Hair Grab from Rear Defense
Turn into your assailant,so that you are positioned on the opposite side of his arm. Place your hands on the elbow joint and place pressure on it using the weight of your body. Follow with knees to the head.
Aggressive Defense Against Sword or Bladed Weapon
Using Stepping Back, Side Stepping, and Jumping to Avoid Long Weapon Attacks
Overhand Right Punch
Rolling as a Defense
A quick, well timed roll can help you avoid an attack while on the ground. When rolling keep your arms close to your body/tucked in, and use them for both control and momentum. Ushiro Goshi (Rear Hip Throw)
Counter to a Judo Throw
Defense Against Rear Bear Hug and Lift
1, 2, 3 - You are grabbed and your assailant is trying to lift you. Hook your leg (or legs) around his leg. 4, 5, 6 - As he drops you lower your weight and spread your legs. Start bending forward. 7, 8 - Grab his foot and pull it forward to trip him.
Headlock Against Wall Defense into Armbar
1 - You're caught in a headlock. 2, 3 - Grab your assailant's leg, and while twisting it away, lean your weight into him, and take him down. 4 - He is down. 5, 6 - Put your legs over him and move into an armbar.
Front Bear Hug Arms Pinned Defense
1 - You are pinned in a bear hug. 2, 3 - Move your body and hips to the side to break the hold. 4, 5 - Return with a hip throw.
Rear Bear Hug Arms Pinned Defense
1 - Your arms are pinned in a rear bear hug. 2, 3 - Move to the side of your assailant. 4, 5 - Roll him over your back and toss him to the ground.
How to Stand in a Fight
Triangle Choke Applied from Underneath North South Position
Guillotine Rolling Defense
Grab your opponent by his back and pant leg, and lower your weight, and roll back.
Passing the Half Guard
Arm Bar from Guard
Double Ankle Sweep, Double Ankle Grab Sweep
Defending Guillotine Choke While Standing
High Kick Defense
Step back, grab under foot, and push down assailant.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Headlock Escape 1
Double Leg Sweep to Arm Bar
Arm Inside Arm Bar
Headlock on Ground Escape 2
Knee on Stomach Defense
Defending Guillotine Choke (On Ground)
Escape Standing Headlock
Kimura While In Guard
Tackle Defense (Double Leg Tackle Defense)
Knee to the Head
Defense Against Standing Side Headlock
Sidekick to Back of Knee
Front Bear Hug Defense
1 - Your caught in front bear hug, with hands free. 2 - Pull your hips back and push against your assailant's face (or nose).
Headlock Escape While Standing
1 - Place hand on opponent's face. 2 - Grab under his leg. 3 - Turn, lift, and drop.
Punch Blocks While in Guard (I.E. Avoiding Punches While in Guard)
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