Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Self - defense from a slap

In India the most commonly used first attack in a brawl or a street fight is a slap. So we will be looking at what we must do or how to effectively defend oneself from a slap.

Most fights or brawls on the street are in close range so one needs to be very alert and should have fast reflexes.

Suppose we are being slapped by the attacker with his right hand in that case lift your left hand to block the slap, as you  block the slap grab the slapping palm of the attacker with your right hand in such a way that your thumb is between the knuckles of the index and middle finger of the attackers hand. Twist the attacker’s wrist ensuring that his wrist and elbow both are locked. Hold the attackers wrist with both your hands applying the lock better and can be followed up by a kick to the face or stomach or even the knees.

Any techniques involving joint manipulation need to be practiced with caution so as to avoid any sort of injuries during practice.

The secret to any person’s skill is only in the hours of practice and dedication they give to an art. So please do keep on practicing it again and again and again till you can perform it even when you are blindfolded.

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