If you keep up with the blog or have read my fight guide you know that I do not recommend taking a self defense situation to the ground. There are a lot of reasons why fighting on the ground is more dangerous than staying on your feet.
However there are times when taking a fight to the ground is your only option. For that reason I do recommend everybody know at least the basics of how to take an attacker to the ground and how to take care of business once down there.
In this video former Delta Force Operator Dale Comstock shows you one great way to take a bigger stronger attacker to the ground with you on top.
As you can see this self defense technique is pretty simple. Although it looks complicated when you watch it full speed there only a few things you have to get right.
First to make this take down work you must have your foot behind his keeping him from stepping back and maintaining his balance.
The other important thing to remember when using this self defense technique is to keep your leg locked out. Without having your leg locked out there is a good chance he will wind up crashing down on top of you totally defeating the purpose of the takedown. The last thing you want is to give him the advantage on the ground.
You’ll want to practice this technique full speed to get the feel of it. I highly recommend you use training mats or some form of floor padding when practicing this move. If you don’t your training partner probably won’t want to come back.
If you don’t have floor pads or access to a gym that does practice this technique half speed on grass or some other softer surface.
Remember this is simply a takedown technique. Once you take a fight to the ground you have to know how to finish it down there. For some easy to learn, no-nonsense ground fighting techniques check out Dale Comstock’s Active Duty.
The Active Duty Package is a comprehensive fighting system that not only includes unarmed standup and ground fighting, it also includes a complete edged and blunt weapon disarmament and knife fighting system.
Active Duty it’s a great package coming from a decorated Delta Force operator with the real world life-on-the-line combat experience to back it all up. Oh and did I mention he was also a competitive boxer and kick-boxer.
Needless to say Mr. Comstock knows what he talking about. Check it out know by clicking the link below: