Most martial arts have a veritably infinite supply of defensive moves against attacks that we would never use on an opponent. It always leads me to wonder why we have spent so much time developing defenses to stupid moves. I’m pretty good at defeating dumb attackers myself, but its the athletic intelligent attackers that always give me a moment’s pause. Here’s a list 5 awesomely unnecessary defenses to equally stupid attacks. After the break
The double hand grab defense
Your opponent is dumb enough to grab one of your hands with both of his hands, and instead of saying “thank you” and proceeding to bash his face in, we will enter into a multi step process to free our arm and… what? Then I guess we need another video to deal with the punches we can expect from his newly freed fists.
Ok, we have all been there. An attacker walks up behind you. Doesn’t hit you, choke you, or even try to take you to the ground (that would be silly). Instead he… manages to grab both the your wrists (which is a feat in itself) and he is mostly trying to…hold them. Naturally the defense to this is to…(at least according to this video) pull your arms free, then hit him…who would have guessed. Thank you sifu.
I am not convinced that you can really even choke someone from this position, but thankfully, we have a defense against it anyway!
Defense against a two handed front choke
I have been choked out several times during my time as a martial artist, and never has anyone ever gotten close with a two handed choke. In fact, very few people have ever tried it, since it one of the worst things you can do in a fight. The martial arts minds have met and in this video have decided to educate the public with how to defend yourself against an unarmed attacker while you are armed only with a metal stick. Now where I live this is called assault with a weapon, but in some places its called self defense.