It is crucial for all of us to develop some skills that will help us to defend against any aggressor at any point in time. Learning some self-defending skills doesn't mean to indulge in street fights, but to defend oneself when there is no other source of help. These techniques will help you defend against any comparatively stronger aggressor as well. Mixed martial arts, especially Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the best sport to learn these techniques. Learn about these major and effective BJJ self-defense techniques.
Chokes can be done in two ways i.e air and blood. You can suffocate someone to fall unconscious by squashing one's throat or subjugate a person in the right way by squashing the arteries on the side of one's neck blocking the blood flow towards one's brain. Brazilian jiu-jitsu follows choking a person by squeezing one's arteries. There are various chokes in BJJ that involve both arms and legs to perform such as, rear naked chokes, leg triangle chokes, lapel chokes, guillotine chokes. Performing these chokes on your opponent might take about 3-5 seconds for unconsciousness to follow. This is a powerful and effective self-defense technique.
2. Joint Locks
Joint locks, as the name suggests, it primarily focuses on the body's joints, not the bones. If a person learns these techniques properly, some of these well-designed techniques can help him/her to attack multiple body parts of the opponent while executing other self-defense moves. Leverage is the key to execute joint locks, without leverage the most popular joint lock- the cross-body armbar will also fail. BJJ involves joint lock techniques where you will be using both of your arms against one of your opponent's limbs or using your complete body working against one joint of your opponent. This way you can easily take down a hefty opponent. Joint lock techniques are very good self-defense moves but should be used appropriately depending on the situation and considering the safety.
This technique is effective most of the times but doesn't work on few people who might be resistant towards pain. These pain-compliance techniques function by crushing a muscle or extending an arm in a painful direction, or by extending the knee, neck, elbow to cause pain. The side neck crank, leglock, or a calf crush are some popular pain-compliance techniques. This is a major self-defense move if your opponent is non-immune towards torment.
These are some of the basic BJJ self-defense techniques and there are a lot more to unfold. These are not just techniques but are lessons for life. Take a step towards learning these life lessons by booking an MMA trial class at ICSA now!