Self-Defense Technique: Defend Punches
This week's self-defense technique is Defending Punches from a Guard Position.
While I hope you never have to use it, it's an excellent technique if you find yourself in a situation where you are on the ground and have to defend yourself from somebody who is trying to fight you.
Pay special attention to:
How my body keeps away from him using my feet on his hips
How I adjust my body naturally with each arm he uses to punch
My left foot kicking his right knee out to trip him and gaining the upper-hand
Please review the video a few times and then let's practice it together - ask me about it the next time we're on the mat.
Remember: To be effective using self-defense techniques, you have to be able to do them smoothly, and practice is the key.
If you're not training right now I hope you can train with us in the future - former students are always welcome, no matter what!