Henry Akins’ Street Defense Grabbed from Behind Over Arms

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  1. Joseph F February 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    The details that really stands out for me on this one, is the engagement of the hip to pick up your opponent. Thank you!

  2. Jorge S May 15, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    What happens if they grab you low around the elbow level? I do a sacrifice throw by rotating my right shoulder forward and down, making sure not to land on the shoulder directly. I use the attacker as a landing pillow. What do you suggest?

  3. Victor R September 8, 2018 at 5:45 pm


  4. Russ S January 4, 2019 at 7:10 am

    In my Japanese JJ we do it similar but we also step out a bit at 45 deg to take his balance –take his balance & center–

  5. Bernard W January 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I love this technique. My concern is that my neck is exposed once my opponent’s arms no longer are gripping around my arms. He could execute a head lock.

  6. Pancho B November 29, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Excellent Self-Defense technique!

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