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Category: Takedowns

Prison Fighting Style Takedown

Prison Fighting Style Takedown

“Fair fighting” is for the ring and the matte.  In the prison system, the only rule is don’t snitch. You have to “man-up” and fight for yourself.  There’s no other choice. On the street, an attacker is NOT going to give you a fair fight.  They are gonna do whatever is necessary to overpower you. Read More

Take-down from the Clinch – with Mike Gillette

Take-down from the Clinch – with Mike Gillette

Being in the clinch in a street fight is a dangerous place. An attackers buddies can attack you from behind, you don’t have much mobility, you can be easily forced to the ground, and it typically lengthens the fight (exposing you and your loved ones to more risk). For those reasons you want to transition Read More

Wicked Self Defense Throw – Turns larger attackers weight against him

Wicked Self Defense Throw – Turns larger attackers weight against him

This self defense throw technique is perfect if you get into a shoving match with a larger attacker. While I typically don’t advocate getting tied up up with an attacker it sometimes happens despite your best attempt to end it quickly. If you get into a shoving match with an attacker who outweighs you, it’s Read More

Grabbed From Behind: A Simple Self Defense Counter Attack

Grabbed From Behind: A Simple Self Defense Counter Attack

Grabbing your shoulder from behind is an aggressive gesture attackers often use to start a fight. Their intention may be to demonstrate dominance, spin you around, or hold you in place while an attacker facing you prepares to do you harm. Regardless of his intentions, a shoulder grab from behind is a situation you should Read More

Stunningly Simple Japanese Neck Throw – Fight Move

Stunningly Simple Japanese Neck Throw – Fight Move

The “rag doll” grab is a very common fight move used by attackers who have blown their top. It’s often a way for them to “amp” themselves up to more damaging moves like punches and elbow strikes. You don’t want to let that happen. That’s why I’m sharing this video clip with you. Lucky for Read More

Power Slam an Attacker Using His Own Clothing as a Self Defense Weapon

Power Slam an Attacker Using His Own Clothing as a Self Defense Weapon

As you can see from the video this technique doesn’t require any special skills. The point is that you are using an attackers clothing as a tool to take him out with a power slam. This self defense technique is great when the situation has not yet escalated to a fight but you realize a Read More