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  Women Self-Defence


Front Hug
Step by Step

This defense is used when an attacker will hug the victim and hold both arms. For demonstration, the defense is performed to the right side.
  • The attacker grabs the victim in a front hug, pinning the arms together.
  • The victim should relax and hold the attacker with both hands. The purpose of relaxing is to avoid alarming the attacker of the defense.
  • At a moment of surprise, the victim should use a powerful knee strike to the groin to stun the attacker.
  • Using the same leg used in the knee strike, the victim should step to the outside and behind the attacker's front leg, hold the shoulder/arm, and use a palm to the chin to trip the attacker over the leg that is behind the attacker. Note: If the attacker's right leg is in front, then use the right knee/leg to attack. If the attacker's left leg is in front, then the left knee/leg should be used. If the attacker is not leaning any way, then any leg can be used.
  • Finish the defense with a powerful axe kick to the ribs or lower chest.
  • Leave the area calmly and quickly to avoid another attack. Be aware of additional attackers.

Optional Finishing Technique

  • When the attacker lands on the floor, quickly slide the hand holding the arm and grab the top of the attacker's hand with both hands.

    Note: The defender's thumbs should cover the top of the attacker's hand by the middle knuckle. The defender's four fingers should be on the wrist (under the palm) and used as a lever to control the wrist.
  • Powerfully drive the elbow to the ground while applying downward pressure on the top of the hand/wrist.
  • Powerfully twist the hand/wrist and point the attacker's fingers toward the top of the attacker's head. This applies painful pressure to the wrist and shoulder.
  • Again, leave the area calmly and quickly to avoid another attack. Be aware of additional attackers.



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