Major Moves and 

 

 

 

Techniques Described

 

 

 

Escape from front strangles

 

1st front strangle 

Step back with left leg, left hand covers head against possible head butt, right hand comes up to opponents left elbow.

Left hand moves across and reinforces right hand, pull opponents arm across body, simultaneously left knee into opponent’s body.

 Finish with a right hook punch which transitions into a right elbow to opponent’s face.  

 

   

2nd front strangle

Long step back with left leg, left hand covers head against possible head butt; right hand performs a inner forearm block/strike to throw off opponent’s arms; (strike about ⅓ of the way up his forearm). With same hand perform a back fist to face.

Additional notes

Put a twisting snap into inner forearm block/strike. When stepping back stay face on. Change your stance and weight distribution to strengthen block and then again to strike.

 

3rd front strangle

Step back with left leg, left hand covers head against possible head butt, right hand punches to solar plexus. Right hand drives opponent’s chin up and back, left hand holds his right arm near elbow. Right hand goes over his right hand and takes a meridian pressure point hold. Twist hand, step back and lock out his arm. Step into a shoulder lock. Change stance to enable knee strike to body and push away.

Additional notes

Stay face on at initial stage of technique. Try and put on a semi arm lock as transitioning into meridian pressure point hold; this may give better control.

 

4th front strangle

Step back with left leg, drive up both hands inside opponent’s to break hold. Double open handed strike to his ears, grab ears and pull down into a right knee strike.

Additional notes

A larger step back should help unbalance opponent more.

 

 

Escape from rear strangles  

 

1st rear strangle

Simply back kick to opponent’s knee.

Additional notes

Drop centre of gravity slightly to improve stability before kick. Look over shoulder to see target, use peripheral vision. 

Questions

Step back or forward into stance?

 

2nd rear strangle

Step forward with right leg, left elbow drives back over opponent’s arms. Wrap up his arms into lock, punch with right hand to face, follow through with elbow strike to face.

Additional notes

When stepping forward, place right foot in line with left. This both helps break hold, and will strengthen left elbow technique.

When wrapping his arms up into a lock, aim to cross his arms

 

3rd rear strangle

Step back with left leg; reinforce a right elbow strike to opponent’s solar plexus. Back fist with right hand to his face, at the same time cover own face with left hand. Apply a shoulder arm lock.

Additional notes

When stepping back, step at an angle to align elbow strike to middle of his body, (solar plexus).

 

4th rear strangle

Step back with left leg; right hammer hand strike to opponent’s groin, cover own face against possible head butt with left hand. Body drop, finish with 3 strike finish, (back fist to groin, back fist to face, punch/hammer to ribs).

 

Additional notes

When stepping back, step at an angle to align elbow strike to middle of his body.

 

 

Arm lock (both sides)

 

Block opponent’s right upper cut with a downward left arm block. Take hold of his right wrist with your right hand. Keeping hold of his wrist, turn around and elbow him in the face (with left). Put your left arm under his right, and apply arm lock.

Additional notes

Pull his arm to facilitate turn and strike. Try to create smooth fluid action.

Left forearm blade just above his elbow joint.

Apply good twist to the arm to which you are applying the lock

With left hand take a hold high on your own lapel

 

 

Shoulder lock (both sides)

 

Block opponent’s right upper cut, with a down left hand gedan-barai block. Palm heel strike to face. Turn his striking arm up and around, apply simultaneous pressure to back of neck with right hand. Turn opponent into a shoulder lock. Change stance to enable knee strike to body, push opponent away.

Additional notes

2- Way action is important.

Make sure that as you turn his arm into position you also turn your body so that it is side on.

Apply pressure to upper arm/shoulder area when lock is on.

 

 

Hip throw with figure four wrist lock

 

Hip throw. After your opponent drops, apply figure four wrist lock. Knees rest on neck and ribs.

Additional notes

2- Way action is important, i.e. pull with hands and push with knees.

Keep the lock tight.

 

 

Recumbent ankle throw

 

Opponent throws a straight right, move to left and parry with your right hand. Take hold of his right wrist with your right hand, left step forward placing your foot between his feet. Drop back onto ground (left side break fall) keeping hold and kick to body with right foot. Hook left foot around his left ankle; break his knee with right foot side kick. Turn to face away kick to groin and roll out.

Additional notes

Alternative is to kick other knee instead of body

 

 

Escape from hair grabs (2)

 

1st escape from hair grab

Right kick to his right shin. Right hand goes over his right hand and takes a meridian pressure point hold. Twist hand, step back and lock out his arm. Step into a shoulder lock. Change stance, knee strike to body and push away 

 

2nd escape from hair grab

Right kick to his right shin. Place thumbs of both hands on top of his hand and take hold. Move hands forward mapping out a positive parabolic curve, simultaneously step forward with right leg placing it to the outside of his right leg. Turn anticlockwise into lock. Finish with right punch to ribs.

Additional notes

When locked his elbow should be held high, his locked hand is turned in a horizontal plane to apply pain.

His locked hand is gripped around the small and ring finger, thumb applies pressure where exactly?

 

 

 

Shoulder arm lock (2)

 

 

1st shoulder arm lock

Block opponent’s right hook. Wrap your left arm around his right arm and take hold of your right forearm close to wrist. Right hand pushes opponent’s right shoulder. Lean your upper body back. Apply shoulder lock. Block opponent’s left punch with your right hand, right punch transition into elbow strike to face.

Additional notes

  • ·         Arch your back and push with right hand on pressure point on his shoulder
  • ·         Aim to turn your right hand over his shoulder to raise left arm and thereby apply more pressure
  • ·         There is a pressure point on the shoulder which your right hand should be pushing
  • ·         Keep your own left shoulder down to maximise leverage
  • ·         Your left arm should be applying pressure at humerus (ulnar nerve), use blade of forearm
  • ·         Use small of the wrist when wrapping your left arm around his right arm together with sticking control (small circle jujitsu)

 

2nd shoulder arm lock

Block opponent’s right hook. Wrap your left arm around his right arm and take hold of your right forearm close to wrist. Right hand pushes opponent’s right shoulder. Apply shoulder lock. Place right leg to back of opponent and perform take down.

Additional notes

  • ·         Arch your back and push with right hand on pressure point on his shoulder
  • ·         Aim to turn your right hand over his shoulder to raise left arm and thereby apply more pressure
  • ·         There is a pressure point on the shoulder which your right hand should be pushing
  • ·         Keep your own left shoulder down to maximise leverage
  • ·         Your left arm should be applying pressure at humerus (ulnar nerve)
  • ·         Use small of the wrist when wrapping your left arm around his right arm together with sticking control (small circle jujitsu).
  • ·         NB Rob teaches a large wrapping movement to the upper part of the arm

 

 

 

Arm Locks from a standing position (3)

 

 

1st arm lock from a standing position

Opponent throws an overhand right hand strike, step forward and block with rising right arm block. Strike with left palm hook to his face while keeping his striking arm up. Take hold of the wrist of his striking arm with your right hand, take hold of your own right wrist with your left hand and force him back and down to the ground, (step forward when doing this).  On the ground push his elbow back so that his forearm lies flat of the ground. Hold his arm in place with your left hand and strike to finish with your right fist.

 

2nd arm lock from a standing position

Step in to double block a right hook. Chop his elbow with your right hand to create a V shape. Take hold of his right wrist with your right hand maintaining V shape. Right arm slips behind his right arm and takes hold of your left wrist. Bend back his arm and thereby force him to the ground. Apply key lock.

 

 

Additional notes

This would never work as taught in class, to make this work apply a 2-way simultaneous push/pull with left/right hands respectively. This adaptation actually works very well. After double handed block (which must be forceful enough to stun his arm), your left hand/forearm pushes his forearm out, the edge of your right hand pulls his elbow in, use ‘sticky hands’ concept. Then quickly snake right hand around to grab his wrist. etc

 

3rd arm lock from a standing position

Block opponent’s right upper cut with a down left hand (gedan-barai) block. Take hold of his right wrist with your right hand. Keeping hold of his wrist, spin clockwise and back elbow him in the face (with left arm). Block his left hand punch with your left arm, take hold and bring his left arm to your body, place his right arm over his left and apply lock by levering his right arm over his left.

 

 

 

Arm break and take down

 

Description

Start front a front ready stance. Parry straight left punch with outside edge of right hand (move slightly to left). Take hold of hand and break over right shoulder (need to turn your body so that you have your back to him). Lift arm and turn, take his elbow up and take him down backwards. Push his arm back into lock on the floor.

Additional notes

Use a bong sau movement with your left arm to control his right elbow through pain. This controls opponent through transition to arm break.

Duck your head slightly when moving his right arm onto your right shoulder.  

 

 

Wrist Locks (6)

 

NB After placing your hand on his, start all of these techniques with a kick to the shin

1st wrist lock

His right hand takes hold of your right wrist. Put your left hand on top of his holding hand. Move your right hand in a clockwise small circle and drop him to his knees.

Additional notes

If you flex your wrist outwards it will reduce the strength of his grip. This will ease the clockwise movement that you make with your hand. (Wally Jay)

 

2nd wrist lock

Same but use your left elbow to push his right arm down. Step forward slightly with left leg to reinforce your left elbow.

 

3rd wrist lock

Right hand lapel grab. Your right hand goes over his hand and takes a meridian hold. Turn his hand so that his little finger is pointing up. Take hold with the other hand as well and lever to drop him to his knees.

Additional notes

Try to create an S shape with his elbow and wrist for maximum effect

Your thumb applies pressure to his hand between the web of his thumb and his index finger. The small finger end of your hand applies pressure to his wrist.

Your other hand can either reinforce your right hand or apply downward pressure just above his wrist.

You can use your chest as a base

 

4th wrist lock

First part same as 3rd lock but instead pull his right elbow forwards, then apply pressure to his elbow to drop him.

 

 

5th wrist lock

First part same as 3rd lock but instead step back with right leg and apply pressure to his tricep to drop him so that you can apply an arm lock with your knee placed on the back of his shoulder.

 

6th wrist lock

Take a hold of his hand so that his palm is facing up. Take a hold of his hand so that both of your thumbs are the back of his hand. Turn his hand forward and out to force him down to the ground.  Place his palm on the ground and strike elbow.

Additional notes

I think if you take his wrist towards your knee it may be more effective.

 

 

Wrist lock with a throw

 

Parry straight punch with outside of right ridge hand, at the same time step to the left, keep hold of his wrist. Throw a right round leg mawashi kick to his ribs/solar plexus; land the kicking leg back in front of the opponent, (square on). Take a hold of his hand so that his palm is facing up. Take a hold of his hand so that both of your thumbs are the back of his hand. Turn his hand forward and out to force him down to the ground.  Place his palm on the ground and strike elbow.

 

Breaking ground strangles

 

your hips up so that he falls forwards over you. Turn him over and strike to finish.

1st break of ground strangle

Opponent is kneeling behind your head and strangling. Raise your hands so that they are between his arms, strike his arms to make them bend and clap his ears. Grab his ears and turn him onto his back. Come up onto your knees so that you can perform a hammer strike to his face.

 

2nd break of ground strangle

Opponent is kneeling on your right side and strangling. Place your left hand on his right hand to hold. Your right hand pushes his right shoulder up to create some extra space between you and him. Your right knee goes under his body, your left leg hooks over his head and forces him back onto the ground. Pull his arm up close to your butt and apply arm bar.

 

 

 

3rd break of ground strangle

Opponent sits astride you and strangles. Take hold of his lapels, raise your knees, and pull him with your hands while suddenly thrusting your hips up. Your opponent will be thrown over you. Turn him and come up onto your knees so that you can perform a hammer strike to his face.

Additional notes

Turn your face to the side when you pull him over so that his body does not land squarely on your face.

Place your left leg to the outside of his right leg and pull towards centre line.

Take hold of his right arm with your left hand and pull towards centre line.

 

4th break of ground strangle

Opponent sits astride you and strangles. Place your left hand on his left elbow, reinforce with your right hand and pull his arm across to your left. Turn your body onto its left side as you pull. Place his left hand onto the floor as you finish the turn, it should be placed such that pressure can be applied to the elbow to lock it. Punch with right hand to finish.

 

Additional notes

Place right leg further out to brace for turn.

 

5th break of ground strangle

 

Opponent kneels between your legs to strangle you. Wrap your left arm around his right arm and apply a shoulder arm lock. Turn your hips a bit so that you can place the sole of your left foot over his right knee and push away so that he falls to your left. He should fall so that you are still applying a one arm lock to his left arm. Come up and strike to finish.

 

 

6th break of ground strangle

 

Opponent is sitting astride you holding your arms against the ground either side of you. Force your left hand up then suddenly change and push your right instead. This should make your opponent fall to your left. Sit up and strike to finish.

 

Additional notes

Place your right leg out to the side and push with it to reinforce the right hand push to turn him over.

 

 

7th break of ground strangle

Opponent is sitting astride you holding your arms on the ground either side of you. Move your arms down to your sides and thrust

 

Additional notes

Turn your face to the side that his body does not land squarely on your face.

Grab the fleshy bits around his waist to turn him over.

Place your right leg out to the side and push with it to reinforce turn.

 

 

Reclining leg throw

 

Opponent throws an overhead strike, step forward and block with a rising block.

There are 2 options for the first part: -

1 Take hold of his right ankle with your left hand and place right forearm on his right hip and push.

2 Kneel and put your right hand to the back of his right calf. Take hold of his ankle with your left hand and push with your body so that he falls onto his back.

Elbow to body and back fist to face, then take hold of his right leg, lift it over your head, step on his right hand with your left foot and punch to finish.

 

 

Additional notes

Place your right hand on his chest as you lift his leg over

 

Prone defence (4)

 

1st Prone Defence

Block right foot kick with double arm block, (lying on your left side). Pull his leg in tight. Right kick to solar plexus then hook your right leg around the back of his right leg and bring him down. Come up to kneeling single leg lock position and finish with a punch to head.

 

2nd Prone Defence

Block right foot kick with double arm block, (lying on your left side). Right kick to solar plexus then hook your right leg around the back of his legs and bring him down. Come up to kneeling double leg lock position (legs crossed) and finish with a punch to head.

 

3rd Prone Defence

Block right foot kick with double arm block, (lying on your left side). Hook left foot around his left ankle; break his knee with right foot side kick. Turn to face away kick to groin and roll out.

 

4th Prone Defence

Block right foot kick with double arm block, (lying on your left side). Take hold of his ankle with your left hand and push with your body so that he falls onto his back.

 

Additional notes

Keep in a foetal position to protect vital areas and face towards your opponent all the time

Use your legs to circle and thereby face opponent

 

 

Hip throw with shoulder arm lock

 

Block right hook and hip throw. Right knee scrapes down opponents back as you kneel down on your right knee. When applying the arm lock the shoulder should be pushed forward so that he cannot pull you over.

 

Hip throw with cross over arm lock

 

Block right hook and hip throw. While keeping hold of his right arm with your left hand, right kick to kidneys, left stamp kick to head and left heel kick to face. Place your left foot in front of his face, right side break fall, pull his arm up and over your upper thigh and apply lock.

 

Additional notes

Pull his arm strongly enough to move his body into the best position for the arm lock.

 

Stamp throw

 

Block right hook and move hips into hip throw position. Stamp right foot on the outside of his right foot as you throw.

 

Spring hip throw (2)

 

1st Spring Hip Throw

Block right hook, place right foot to inside of opponent’s low shin and hip throw.

 

2nd Spring Hip Throw

Block right hook, place right foot on opponent’s right knee and hip throw.

 

 

 

Additional notes

Aim to maintain balance on a single foot.

Body shifting rather than changing feet position should be used to balance.

 

Breaking double wrist grabs

 

1st counter to double wrist grab

Kick to chin to distract. Clap hands together and immediately bring hands up afterwards (palms up). Punch to face.

2nd counter to double wrist grab

Kick to chin to distract. Turn left palm up. Going under his right hand your right hand takes hold of his thumb and twists. Chop with left hand to his neck.

Additional notes

Turn your body slightly to improve effectiveness of technique.

 

 

 

 

 

Leg throws with a lock (2)

 

1st leg throw with lock

Start from normal fighting stance. Step forward to block over hand strike. Left hand takes hold of his right ankle; right elbow applies pressure to just above the inside of his knee. Apply 2-way pressure to take him down. Tuck his instep into your armpit and apply ankle lock. Right heel applies pressure to the inside of his left thigh.

 

 

 

Additional notes

There’s a tendon that runs down the inside of the thigh, apply pressure to that.

Apply the bony part (the blade) of the inside of your forearm to Achilles. Arch.

Put the opponent’s toes in your armpit.

NB You hyper extend the ankle area to break if you want

 

 

 

2nd Leg Throw with Lock

Start from southpaw fighting stance. Step forward to block over hand strike. Right hand takes hold of his right ankle; left elbow applies pressure to just above the inside of his knee. Apply 2-way pressure to take him down. Tuck his instep into your armpit and apply ankle lock. Step slight to the right and left kick to groin. Right leg crosses over and hooks his right leg. Drag his right leg across, fold up tight. Drop back and apply lock.

 

Body drops (2)

 

1st Body Drop

Step forward as you block right hook with your left arm. Right forearm strike to neck, take hold of neck and body drop.

 

2nd Body Drop

Two handed block, back fist to ribs, body drop

 

Dropping shoulder throw

 

To deal with a rear strangle with forearm.  Turn windpipe to crook of his elbow, left hand holds forearm, right hand holds upper arm. Drop to right knee, with your right foot outside of his; pull him over your back as your shoulder turns diagonally downwards. Lock to finish.

 

 

Additional notes

Left hand can be used to reinforce throw by pushing back against the inside of his left leg.

 

 

 

Drawing ankle throw

 

Against a fully committed right hook, move to the right, block in such a way as to take some of his forward momentum and pull him off balance. Your left foot will go to his right ankle in a tripping action. Your right arm will catch his left arm in an upward pressing motion. The combination of these actions should cause him to trip and fall.

 

Inside hock with finish

 

Block right hook; move in with inside leg sweep. Left kick to groin and then use same leg for side kick to face (without dropping leg). Place left leg to the right of his face. Right stamp kick to face and step back into stance.

 

Outside hock

 

Block hook punch as you step out to his right side, left forearm strike to neck as you take hold of his right arm with your left. Either place crook of your elbow to his neck or place your right hand on his far shoulder and leg sweep. 2-way action required and straight leg sweep

 

Additional notes

Initial part of ‘clothes line’ move should be such that the opponent is already slightly bend over backwards off balanced, before sweep.

 

Knee wheel

 

Block hook punch as you step out to his right side, left forearm strike to neck as you take hold of his right arm with your left. Either place crook of your elbow to his neck or place your right hand on his far shoulder and push the back of his right knee with your right foot. 2-way action required.

 

Additional notes

 

Initial part of ‘clothes line’ move should be such that the opponent is already slightly bend over backwards off balanced, before sweep.

 

 

Escape from bear hugs

 

1st Escape from Bear Hug

Under arm bear hug from the front. Double kidney strike and twist flesh to loosen his grip. Take hold of his head with both hands and turn as you step back a little with your left leg, kneel on right leg. Hit his head against the ground to finish. Alternatively push his face away with your left hand and release as you punch with right.

 

2nd Escape from Bear Hug

Over arm bear hug from front. Form 2 fists with your trapped arms and thrust in a punching motion towards groin. Step back with left leg as you push his hands outwards. Double hand chop to neck and move in for a hip throw.

 

3rd Escape from Bear Hug

Over arm bear hug from behind

Back heel kick to shin/foot, drop and thrust out your butt, move left leg diagonally back and grab his left leg from between yours and pull up. Lever his leg against your butt, 2-way action of pulling and sitting motion required. Back kick to groin to finish.

 

4th Escape from Bear Hug

Over arm bear hug from behind, back heel stomp to shin/foot, repeatedly hit the back of his hands with your knuckles, elbow to solar plexus, hip throw. Alternatively shoulder arm lock and then knee to face to finish.

 

5th Escape from Bear Hug

Back heel kick/scrape to shin and foot. Drop weight and thrust out your butt, push his arms away. Move your left leg around to the back of his right leg. Push opponent over your leg with a backwards sweeping motion with your left arm.

 

Additional notes

When you put your left leg behind his legs, dig it in a bit to upset his balance

 

 

 

Escape from full nelson

 

Raise arms, back heel stomp down shin to foot. Drive arms down and trap his arms. Place a leg behind his legs, place close to far foot. Take hold of his ankles and lift to drop him onto his back. Apply Indian death lock.

 

 

Bar chokes (2)

 

1st Bar Choke

Block right hook. Use same left hand to chop his neck. Take hold of his left collar with your left hand, near to neck with the back of your hand against his neck. Take hold of his right collar with your right hand a bit further down. Turn and push your left forearm into his neck and at the same time pull downwards with your right hand.    

Additional notes

Move a little to your right after blocking punch to improve effectiveness of choke.

 

2nd Bar Choke

Double block right hook. Use your right hand to chop his neck. Take hold of his right collar with your right hand near to neck with the back of your forearm against his neck. Take hold of his left collar with your left hand a bit further down. Turn and push your right forearm into his neck and at the same time pull downwards with your left hand.    

 

 

Crab claw scissors

 

Block left and right punches, double chop to neck, place left leg between his legs and left side break fall,  right kick to solar plexus and then strike with back of right foot to back of his right knee, come up to single leg lock.

 

 

 

 

Front scissors

 

Outside right hand ridge block. Right step to his right. Place left hand on the ground and place left leg to the front of him. Right leg hits the back of his right knee to take him down. Come up and apply a single leg lock.

 

 

Dropping body drops (2)

 

1st Dropping body drop

Step left and right hand knife block to straight punch. Take hold of his wrist with your right hand and Mawashi-geri kick to mid-section. Step and turn under his arm, (thereby twisting it). Kneel down on your right knee, extend left leg in front of him and make him do a front somersault. Lock as appropriate.

 

2nd Dropping body drop

Double hand block his right hook, back fist to ribs. Take hold as if to body drop, kneel on left leg, and stick out right leg and pull him over. Wrap right leg around his neck, sit and apply arm lock.

 

 

Half shoulder throw

 

Follow a double block right hook with a back fist to floating ribs. Take hold of his right wrist with your left hand and twist so that hi palm is facing up. Move into a arm break position, but instead of breaking his arm, hip throw.

 

 

 

Full shoulder throw

 

Block right hook, then as per normal hip throw except right arm goes under his right shoulder. Right hand takes hold of gi at the top of his shoulder.

 

Lapel throw

 

Block right hook, then as per normal hip throw except take hold of lapel.

 

 

Defence against knives (6)

 

1st defence against knives

Against straight right hand punch, move to left and parry with outside of your right ridge hand. Throw a left hand palm hook to jaw, (move in with left leg to optimise strike). Apply straight arm lock from yellow belt syllabus (see page 4). Place your left foot behind his right foot, take him down backwards and drop with him. Right elbow backwards strike to face and then lever his arm over your own body.

 

2nd defence against knives

 Against straight right hand punch, move to your left and parry with outside of your right ridge hand. Take hold of his right wrist with your right hand and downward chop to his elbow with your left hand. Figure of four lock, turn to your left and go down on your right knee. Lock.

  

3rd defence against knives

Against overhand strike, step forward with right leg and block upwards with right arm. Left hand palm hook strike to jaw. Apply figure of 4 lock. Step forwards and take down into lock.

 

4th defence against knives

Against an uppercut perform a double handed cross block. (Jump back slightly moving body out of the line of fire). Take hold of wrist and turn clockwise, (turning him over). Kick to body, step forward with left leg, apply pressure to back of shoulder and go down with him. Lock.

 

5th defence against knives

Holding knife to throat. Step to left, strike his outstretched arm with your left hand. Take hold of his right shoulder clothing with your right hand. Kick his right knee with right side thrust kick.

 

6th defence against knives

Holding knife to throat against wall. Move to left while right hand hits to wrist and left hand strikes to elbow. Use this leverage to push him against the wall. Left knee strike to back. Right hand goes under his right elbow and holds back of collar. Use left hand to drive his head against the wall.

 

 Reverse body drop

 

Take a deep step to the outside of his right foot to block a right hook. Take control of his right arm with your left while striking with your forearm to his neck. Your right leg moves to the back of his left leg and push him over. Lock and strike as available.

 

Reverse dropping body drop

 

Take a deep step to the outside of his right foot to block a right hook. Take control of his right arm with your left while striking with your forearm to his neck. Bring your right leg parallel to your left. Kneel down on your left knee, your right leg moves to the back of his left leg and push/pull. Finish with lock and strike as appropriate.

 

Parry opponent’s right punch with your left hand. Right forearm strike to throat/face.  Take hold of his right wrist with your left hand and wrap his arm around his neck. Take down.

Obvious finish would be to turn opponent onto his front with his arm wrapped around his neck.

 

Head, hip, knee

 

Against a right hook, step in and block with left, inner forearm strike to neck, pull down into head lock whilst gripping right arm with your left. Throw hip in as per hip throw, (but don’t throw), drop to right knee and throw, go with him (landing on top) and apply head lock. Lock his right arm with legs, lock his left arm with your right arm, (right arm goes under his triceps and grips his wrist).

 

Escape from garrotting (3)

 

1st Escape from Garroting

If his right hand is up then you simultaneously do a left palm strike to his face and a right hand strike to his groin. Push his right arm down with your left and his left arm up with your right (anti clockwise windmill action). Take hold of his right arm with your left and step with your right leg placing your foot behind his right leg. Push him over and lock.

 

2nd Escape from Garroting

As technique one but in reverse but finish with a hip throw.

 

3rd Escape from Garroting

When being garrotted from behind, take a small step forward with right leg, (head does not move), spin and double palm strike to kidneys. Crouch and pull him off his feet by pulling his knees.

 

 

Additional notes

Push forward with shoulder to his body to get a 2-way action

 

Falcon throw (2)

 

1st Falcon throw

Step forward to block over head strike, block under elbow. Left round palm strike to face. Figure of 4 lock. (His arm should be right back as though you are going to take him down backwards). Turn and place right elbow under his right arm pit, and lift. Body drop.

 

2nd Falcon throw

Step forward to block over head strike, block under elbow. Left round palm strike to face. Figure of 4 lock. Turn and place right elbow under his right arm pit, and lift. Turn and drop to right knee and throw him over your body.

 

 

Rice bale (2)

 

1st Rice Bale

Block uppercut (or round house) with left block. Palm strike through jaw with right. Wrap up head with right. Place back of  right hand against his chest, left hand should go under his right arm and take hold of belt. Move right foot to left. Drop onto your back and take him over (i.e. he does a forward roll or fore flap). With your left hand lever his arm over your chest while taking control of his hand. Cup his chin with your right hand and turn him onto his front. (nb that simultaneously you take the arm that you are holding with your left to the far side). Finish with a strike to the head, hold down with left hand and strike with right.

 

2nd Rice Bale

Block uppercut (or round house) with left block. Palm strike through jaw with right. Bring his head down with the back of your right arm. Thread each of your arms under each of his arms and place quite high on his back. Right leg to left and sit down to the right. Take him over and come up so that your right tricep is on the back of his neck and your right hand is under the front of his left forearm. Your body should end up in a sitting position so that you can wrap up his right arm with your legs.

 

Variation taught in class for number 2.

Block uppercut (or round house) with left block. Palm strike through jaw with right. Take hold of right tricep with left hand. Take hold of back of same right with right hand but back of shoulder. Drop to side come up and lock.

 

 

Evading a punch with strikes, finish with a

 

throw

 

Duck under right punch, right fore-hand drive into groin. Right chop to back of neck. Right knee to head. Right vertical elbow drop to back, (slight jump involved), any throw (rice bale probably works best from here).

 

Escape from a half nelson

 

Half Nelson – Opponent is behind, has hold of one wrist, the other hand is under your arm and hooked around the back of your neck.

You back kick his knee/chin/foot on the side that he is holding your wrist. Same kicking leg goes around to the back of his opposite leg. Take hold of his far foot and lift, opponent drops, side kick to face to finish.

Additional notes

After lifting his leg take his foot straight up.

 

 

Inner winding throw

 

Block right hook. Right elbow strike to ribs/sternum. Left hand takes hold of his right elbow, turn as if hip throw, right arm remaining straight down goes in against his right arm close to his body. Kneel down on right side with your foot outside his right foot, throw opponent, arm lock.

Additional notes

Apply pressure in a curve along bicep into his elbow.

Arm and knee should drive down together.

Single motion after strike

Practise footwork

 

 

Outer winding throw

 

Block right hook. Right elbow strike to throat. Left hand takes hold of his right elbow, turn as if hip throw, right arm goes over opponent’s right arm, and kneel down on right side with your foot outside his right foot.  Take him over and come up so that your right tricep is on the back of his neck and your right hand is under the front of his left forearm. Your body should end up in a sitting position so that you can wrap up his right arm with your legs.

Additional notes

Apply pressure in a curve along bicep into his elbow.

Catch his head with your right arm before it reaches the ground to move into neck lock

 

 

Arm and shoulder throw with shoulder and

 

wrist lock

 

Parry opponent’s straight right punch with left hand. Take hold of wrist with right hand. Left elbow goes over his right arm. Transitions through an arm lock position to maintain control of him. Step forward with left leg and drop opponent to ground. Wrap his arm around your waist and apply pressure with your left forearm to the back of his tricep.

 

 Side scoop with Indian death lock

 

Double block right hook and follow by right elbow strike to body and fist strike to face. Place your right leg behind his left leg, (break his balance), horse stance. Grab both ankles and lift. Cross over legs, grab ankle to lock, place edge of foot to his neck, (Indian death lock).

 

Rear scoop with bar choke

 

Block hook, chop with same hand to neck, take hold of lapel. Right hand goes under and between his legs and grabs belt. At the same time move closer and adopt a stable horse stance. Lift and drop him onto his back. Choke, i.e. keep hold of his left lapel, take hold of his right lapel with your right hand and pull down towards his legs.

 

 

wedge blocks

 

1st Wedge Block

Opponent grabs your lapels. Break his hold by throwing your hands up/forwards between his arms to his face in a wedge shape. Knock his hands down with yours. Take a hold of his right forearm with your left hand, outside hock.

 

2nd Wedge Block

Opponent grabs your lapels. Wedge strike from under/between his arms. Your left hand strikes down on his right arm, your right arm pushes up and across on his left arm. Hip throw.

 

inside leg sweeps (3)

 

1st Inside Leg Sweep

Block opponent’s right hook Step forward on left foot with simultaneous right forearm strike to neck. Push with right arm on shoulder, and leg sweep to near calf.

2nd Inside Leg Sweep

Block opponent’s right hook Step forward on left foot with simultaneous right forearm strike to neck. Push with right arm on shoulder, and leg sweep to far calf.

3rd Inside Leg Sweep

Block opponent’s right hook Step forward on left foot with simultaneous right forearm strike to neck. Push with right arm on shoulder, and leg sweep to far knee.

 

sweeping hip throws (3)

 

1st Sweeping Hip Throw

Block opponent’s right hook. Move into hip throw position, use right leg to sweep outside of his right foot.

2nd Sweeping Hip Throw

Block opponent’s right hook. Move into hip throw position, use right leg to sweep outside of his right knee.

 

3rd Sweeping Hip Throw

Block opponent’s right hook. Move into hip throw position, use right leg to sweep outside of his right thigh.

 

Additional notes

Get hips across opponent’s body.

Bend knees, and then as you straighten them throw sweeping leg.

Move your body diagonally opposite to the sweeping leg to balance movement.

 

 

Valley Drop

 

Opponent pushes your chest with 2 hands. Take hold of lapels with both hands just before he pushes, as he pushed sit down to your right and flick him over with your left leg.

 

Defence against bar chokes (2)

 

1st Defence  against bar choke

With his left forearm against your throat, hit down on his left forearm and up on his right arm. Take down of your choice, body drop is probably a good idea.

2nd Defence against bar choke

With his right arm against your throat, left back fist to ribs, take your left arm over his right and take hold of his right wrist with your right hand. Drop to left knee and lock.

 

 

Front Kick followed by Side Kick

 

Block right hook and follow by a right front kick. With the same leg perform a side kick (without placing on the ground).

Do the same in reverse.

Additional notes

Keep hold of striking arm to aid your balance for both kicks.

 

Demonstrate use of the open hand

 

Perform 3- 4 sequences of your own design.

Simultaneous open handed block and strike (block right hook and right knife hand strike to the right of his neck). Left palm heel strike to the right of his jaw, use the same hand to chop back to the left side of his neck immediately followed by an open right hand strike to collar bone and then a left straight palm to front of face.

Right open hand parry to straight punch, take hold of hand and break with left palm to elbow. Shuffle forward on left foot as you pull his right arm with your left hand. Right hand needs to go under his right and up to palm strike his jaw upwards. Left open hand hits to below left ear from back/side and right hand strikes to front of neck in the same fashion (palm down – thumb side). Left hand wraps around jaw from behind, right hand pulls right arm back, drop opponent to rest on your knee and then finish with a right chop to collar bone from behind.

 

Hip throw with hold downs (3)

 

1st Hip throw with hold down

Block right hook and hip throw but fall with and onto opponent. Lock his right arm with your legs, place right ankle over his forearm and then your left leg over your right leg. Lock his left arm with your right arm. Bend his arm more than 90 degrees; place your right arm under his left tricep and take hold of his wrist.

2nd Hip throw with hold down

Block right hook and hip throw but fall with and onto opponent. Lock his right arm with your legs, placing your right ankle over his forearm and then your left leg over your right leg. Lock his left arm with your right arm. Bend his arm more than 90 degrees; place your right arm under his left tricep and take hold of his wrist. Place your left arm behind his neck and reinforce the lock on his left arm. Tuck your head in to the right of his face.

 

3rd Hip throw with hold down

Block right hook and hip throw but fall with and onto opponent. Lock his left arm with your right arm. Bend his arm more than 90 degrees; place your right arm under his left tricep and take hold of his wrist. Place the same hold but in reverse on his other arm

 

Shoulder crash

 

Block hook and counter punch, bend over as if to rugby tackle opponent, take hold of his punching arm and place over your neck, right arm takes hold of his right leg and do a ‘fireman lift’. Drop him either back or forwards.

 

Basic technique analysis

Hip throw

 

Block right hook with left hand. As you step forwards to block, your left foot is placed inside of his right foot. Simultaneously punch with right fist to stun opponent. Take hold of his right arm just above elbow with your left hand. Spin on your right foot; bring left foot in parallel to right foot.

Pull his right arm tight into and around your own body. Take hold of his body just above his waist with your right arm. Hold body in tight. Lean slightly forwards, (this keeps opponent off balance, and helps throw).

Knees bent, hip positioned past his centreline, lifting hip motion + pull throws opponent.

Try and combine all the pulling and throwing elements into one smooth action.

 

Body drop

 

Block right hook with left hand. As you step forwards to block, your left foot is placed outside of his right foot. Simultaneously punch with right fist to stun opponent. Take hold of his right arm just above elbow with your left hand. Switch leg positions as you turn your back to him; right calf should be bent as it goes over his right chin. Take hold of his body just above his waist with your right arm. Straighten your right leg (heel to ground) and pull his right arm tight into and around your own body, pull with the arm that is around his waist. Create a window through which to pull opponent.

Try and combine all the pulling and throwing elements into one smooth action.

 

 

 

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