Monday, June 10, 2013

Striking and Choke Releases

At times we understate how an efficient strike(s) can save our life.

A well-placed strike to a vulnerable part of an attacker can be the difference maker.  Besides the physical impact, his ability to adapt his can be severely disabled.  

This certainly applies to escaping various chokes and holds. One example is release from the front choke. Plucking the attacker's wrists with speed can open up your airway. (see above video)

There are times, however, when stress and/or the assailant's brute strength makes this very difficult. 

This is where striking matters. A knee or kick to the assailant’s groin can help loosen his grip as his focus - even for a split second- is on his pain. 

This moment might be enough to save your life.

Stay Safe,

Christopher Gagne
Lead Instructor, International Krav Maga FederationToronto

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