Until the end of the year, we’ll be working on stand up self defense in our Jiu-Jitsu class. The Gracies have a section dedicated to self defense in their curriculum, so we’ll need to cover that in order to progress with Jiu-Jitsu.
I have some thoughts on self defense when it comes to survival. And my thoughts are this: fix the problem. I’ll explain what I mean later.
Jeff is very good when it comes to having an open mind during this type of training. Since defending oneself comes in many shapes and sizes, it’s rare to find someone who knows everything. That’s where the experience of the entire class comes in. Just last week, we had input from a few students who contributed their knowledge.
I’ll be honest with you, when it comes to taking care of myself when on my feet, I prefer Krav Maga. It’s a fierce way to diffuse most situations. Krav isn’t a flashy system. It’s, from what I’ve seen during my year and a half of training, very straight to the point.
The difference between Krav Maga and many other systems of self defense is that there aren’t many moving parts. Many of the techniques rely on just a few things; groin shots, elbows and knees. If you forget one, just start doing another. It’s that simple. In general and in many cases, you’ll be able to pull off a groin shot or an elbow to the head. Usually after you’re finished with those, a few knees to the chest will do the trick.
I think I’m going to start refreshing my defense techniques, so I’ll have at least one to show each class. This stuff is important and I enjoy teaching it.
First up, the Guillotine Choke Defense. Hopefully tomorrow morning’s class will be receptive to what I have to say.
Ricky Manetta- Guillotine choke defence- MMA KRAV MAGA
By the way, when I mentioned fixing the problem above, I meant incapacitating your opponent from inflicting further damage upon you. When someone puts their hands on you, they have earned themselves a swift kick between the legs. After that, a smooth finish of knees and elbows. That’s where Krav Maga really shines.
Krav Maga Guillotine Choke Defense