Defense Against a Standing Rear Choke




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Introduction: Defense Against a Standing Rear Choke

One of the most common form of attacks on the street is a choke from behind. If you do not act quickly you could be rendered unconscious. This simple technique will counter the choke from behind. My training partners Heather and Darcey help me demonstrate this move.



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    Thanks for introducing a good skill, but I have to say this (And I am sure Johnnyrockstah already knows it very very well). The throwing is one of most difficult skill in Judo, Hapkido, Aikido, etc. Olympic Judo players use the skill a lot, so normal people think it is easy one. Not at all. The harder you try to throw, the person behind you naturally resist. Then you may think that faster person can do better. However, even if you are very fast, it doesn't much matter. Just think this way: both people (attacker and defender) are very nervous so they are all sensitive to small moves. Honestly I, as an amatuer in Judo and Hapkido, have tried the skill for years in a sparring, but usually I pretend to use the skill but use other skills instead to fake. However, there is a good news. Although you guys talk about weight, it doesn't matter. Good Judo players basically can throw anyone heavier than him or herself. How? In martial art world, there is a saying 'use others' strength instead of yours'. But still I think that the skill is impossible to use in real world for 'normal' people.

    I guess that Steven Seagal having two Dojos , one here and one in Japan, means nothing. I must be missing something.

    Aikido is the way to go! (Steven Seagal)

    what if the person is 300 pounds? I don't think I could flip that. not trying to criticise I am a big guy at nearly 240 pounds but still he's bigger

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    300 lbs is definitely do-able at 240. I'm 180 and I threw a 300+ guy in judo club practice with a similar stance. Just make sure you bend your knees so your fulcrum point (butt, lower back) is right below their center of gravity. Use your legs to lift them slightly off the ground then complete the throw. When I was first learning throws like this, we always started by practicing the "lift" part several times before we would throw.

    She must have been about 115 to 120 pounds and he was about 180 to 200 pounds so, maybe.

    Every one wanting to know self-defense should learn Krav Maga. Like Dorkfish said it would be hard to flip a person over and usually when someone does this they'll be turning you like when someone gives you a nuggie (sp?). Instead of fighting it you should turn with them and preferably hit their groin (remember this is for survival not inside the rink).

    Hey, you did a good job on this. I am certified to teach ladies self defense, and PPCT for law enforcement. Would you do me a favor? I told someone I'd do an ible on disarming a gunman, and my Black-Belt sparring partner (wife) is currently haveing some health problems. Would you do an ible on that for me? If the method is different, I'll do one later (just to show different options) when my wife is feeling better. Please let me know if you can help.

    the only problem with this is that if the choker is leaning back in a good stance, you won't be able to throw them unless you are a bit bigger than them. Another way is to step one of your legs behind them and push back on their chest as hard as you can quickly. It's difficult to describe; but, if you want to push them over with your left arm, you step your left leg behind the choker's right leg. Thus pushing them over. Good video though! (I assume you wrestle. I Wrestled varsity at my highschool freshman and sophmore year. Cool having a fellow wrestler on Instructables.)

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    Hi Dorkfish92. The next video I'm posting is a situation when the choker is pulling back. I didn't wrestle in High School, but I am a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I do know how to wrestle though. My wrestling coach is named Jason Sampson. He was a 2 time State Wrestling Champion. Thanks for watching!