Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Self Defense - Inside Wrist Throw

et’s begin the inside wrist throw – or reverse wrist throw – from a very basic double wrist grab position.

The attacker faces you directly from the front. He or she grabs hold of both your wrists with both of his or her hands, just as in the photo above.

1.  Kick your attacker directly into the knee or the groin.

2.  Bring your wrists together in an X position low in front of your abdomen. Your left hand has curled under his left wrist. Take a firm hold of his left wrist from underneath as in the photo above. Notice how you are ready to pry your right hand loose from his grip.

The photo above shows the same grip release shot from the opposite side.

3. Pull your right hand out of his grip, then grasp the exposed part of his hand with your right palm facing his hand. (I apologize. I don’t have a photo of this!). At this point, your left hand still grips his left wrist while your right hand is ready to twist his hand to the right. In other words, both your hands enjoy a dynamic control of his left wrist and hand.

Be sure to maintain your grip close in front of your abdomen, at one with the core muscles of your abdomen and  with your weight on top of his wrist and hand. This position makes the throw much more effective since the throw is now driven by your legs, hips and abdomen.

4. Twist his left wrist and hand with both your hands sharply down to the right in a clockwise movement while at the same time also twisting your hips and abdomen sharply to the right. The entire body is engaged in the throw.

At this point too, some practitioners may step backward to the right with their right leg, stretching the attacker’s left arm and pulling him off balance, The connective tissue along the left arm is therefore stretched to the max, further weakening his ability to counter the throw.

In the photo above, Sensei Wayne Lord is ready to apply either a lock or a kick  to Sensei Dave Dalley. Both instruct at the Bancroft Martial Arts Club in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. The technique they are using comes from the curriculum of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council.

If you’re a novice in self defense, I wouldn’t advise adding the inside wrist throw to your basic defensive repertoire right away. The technique takes time to develop, and requires a lot of practise, with lots of willing partners. After sufficient practise, you can eventually step the technique up to a level where your partner attacks at random, pushing and pulling you ion all directions. If you can react with the proper timing and balance at such an impromptu stage, you may be able to use it in real self defense.


The Wrist Throw - thesnowtiger


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