More Anti-Grappling (diary entry)


The sixth hour of my bodyguard client’s course on self-defence continued our work in grappling and anti-grappling. After a warm-up we continued our clinching familiarisation training. Here my client went through the basics of collar and elbow bulling as well as over-hook/under-hook pummelling, leading into positional controls and transitions. We discussed and tested methods for countering basic holds as well as ways to scale down from more lethal techniques to simply subduing an attacker.

Next, we moved into some anti-grappling pressure testing. Here my client used strikes and anti-grappling measures to fend off grappling attacks. This was then fed into some focus mitt work. We discussed the use of eye gouges, bites and head-butts.