How to Defend Against a Front Choke

Watch this video for a sample of some of the techniques you'll be learning in our self defense course.  In this video, I'm demonstrating a few options to escape and defend yourself from a front choke.  If somebody puts their hand your on you, your chest or your neck, here are some options on what you can do.  Please note, a video will never replace real training with active partners.

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This course teaches you...

How to strike - Throwing a punch seems like a simple thing, but it's not.  Punch the wrong way and you'll just make your assailant angry and possibly break your hand. We'll show you how you can use your entire body, the right way, so that you can deliver effective hits with your hands and feet. 

How to use your legs - This is a critical concept.  Whether striking or grappling most of our power is generated from the legs and hips.  Most people don't really know how to use them at all.  Once you learn, you can use this to your advantage.

How to break grips - It's going down and someone's put their hands on you.  If you don't know how to break the grip, they will be able to control you.  You'll be taught how to break grips with technique, not strength so that you can escape or fight back if needed.

How to use your hips on the ground - We spend most of our time sitting down or walking on two feet.  But, not much time on the ground and especially not much time on our backs.   When people hit the ground, they seem like a fish out of water....because, they don't know how to use their hips.  We'll teach you how to use your hips and escape to get back to your feet or fight from the ground if needed. 

How to clinch - If they grab you and you don't know how to escape, they will control you.  But, if you understand the clinch you will be able to both neutralize their strikes and control their movements.  You might not be able to run or want to go toe-to-toe with an assailant.  Learn the clinch so that you can control them, protect yourself and possibly others. 

How to make space and defend your zone - Personal space is everything when it comes to self defense.  You'll learn how stand off from an assailant, maintain proper angles for both escape and attack, and prevent an attack from happening at all. 

 

You Can Try a Class for Free!

At the Dragon Gym we start all new students with a free, no-obligation orientation lesson. This is a one-on-one session with one of our great instructors. This lesson will give you or your child a chance to see our facility, meet our instructors, and answer any questions that you may have about starting a program. It also gives us a chance to meet and assess you and recommend a program that will be the best fit. In this way, you can feel 100% comfortable when starting a martial arts, self-defense or fitness program at the Dragon Gym

CLICK HERE to BOOK your First Lesson

 

Somnath Sikdar
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Master, 6th Dan Black Belt