When someone grabs you from behind under your arms, aka, full nelson, you feel like you are in a trap. There are many things you think you can do but the question is whether you can do that or not.
Welcome back to Self Defense Situation - Part 83. In this series of posts, we usually talk about different situations and what you can do to defend yourself and get back home safe.
Sometimes I might not agree with effectiveness of some techniques. That's my opinion. You can have a different opinion and I respect that. If I do not agree with something or someone, that does not mean I do not respect that person.
So what can you do to defend yourself against a full nelson?
Let's watch this video to understand the situation. All video credit goes to Nick Drossos.
When someone does a full nelson and holds you like that, you cannot move much. What you watched in the above video, does it work? Just ask your friend to do a full nelson, try to defend yourself, you will have the answer.
The more you try to make your hands tight, the attacker will definitely feel that and he will put more pressure on your neck. And if he does that, you will be in a more vulnerable position. You can try to hit the attacker's groin, but the fact is, when the attacker puts pressure on your neck, you will find it very hard to do that.
So what should you do to defend yourself against a full nelson?
If you are aware of the situation, you can prevent the attacker from grabbing you like this in the first place. If the attacker does a full nelson, as soon as he does that, you can move your neck a little bit and grab his neck. Now you can use your back to lift him up and throw him.
If you find it hard to do that, what I'm going to share now, anyone can do that. No matter whether the attacker is stronger than you or you are a woman, you can apply this technique.
To defend yourself against a full nelson, just raise your both hands up to the sky and get down quickly. The attacker will not be able to hold you anymore. It is a simple and most effective self defense technique against a full nelson.
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