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This week in advanced grappling we worked on defense while being held in side mount. I worked out with a white belt, whose really a brown belt in judo from the late to early 1980’s.

We learned a technique on how to position our hands to prevent being choked. This self-defense method was to stop the attacker from grabbing the collar and or the lapel in order to execute a choke. Neither of us had learned this defense in judo.  While learning judo as a kid in the late 70s, I was told simply to grab the attackers hands while ground fighting and to tuck the chin to chest when about to be choked.  Nothing about tightening the neck. The hand grab technique seemed just to slow down the attacker while the other method,much better, was a step ahead by not allowing the attacker to get the hands in for the choke.


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