Defences against grabs

  • Replies to single Arm grabs
    Grab top of the hand that grabs you with your other hand. Twist your grabbed wrist (don’t grab their forearm). Then strike left hand (if that was the first one grabbed) to head step through and sweep left leg.
    Simple twist inside or out.
    Double arm grab on one of mine, reach inside and pull your hand out vertically, then elbow in response.
    Trap with same side hand, ear slap with other. Then reach inside pivot elbow and move behind at the same time, chin grab…
  • Replies to attempted double lapel grabs
    5 one-on-ones
    jogi, elbow or head punch
    marwasi uke
    shoulder lock
    slip to the right. right elbow to ribs and or head punch
    slip to the right. right elbow to ribs then when his arm is up head lock with arm up and march backward.
  • Replies to actual double lapel grabs
    Trap with same side hand, ear slap with other. Then reach inside pivot elbow and move behind and close at the same time, chin grab and rotate…
    Ear slap with both hands.
    Throat strike.
    Fingers or tiger claw to the epiglottis.
    Groin kick.
    Fist in hand roll tight to the body(from sieinchin)
  • From behind
    If grabbed with one or two arms, spin with right arm up and lock both their arms. Then elbow or punch with your free arm.
  • Bear hug
    Swing hips to left then reach down right hand, grab the groin or make room and arms inside grab my hands and drive down on the wrists. Rub back of attackers hands. Stomp on feet or kick the shins of attacker, then spin and elbow.
  • From the side
    Side kick (could trap hand or not) then step behind and sweep.
    If grabbed. Pivot elbow from the inside, then knee to head or ribs (blitz), then sweep.
    If grabbed. Pivot elbow from the inside, then grab chin and get behind, then maybe sleeper. Remember to keep the elbow deep on the throat (pressure is between the bicep and forearm).