How To Escape From A Wrist Grab

Wrist grab escapes are commonly taught in a variety of martial arts. But many times, when you are learning how to get out of a wrist grab or a wrist hold, it is done statically. That is fine, especially when you are learning the particular technical concept being taught. However, it is important to understand the intent and purpose of why someone would grab your wrist in the first place. To that end, in this video, we take a very self defense oriented approach of addressing that. In the situation we are addressing is one of isolating the target. That is, the attacker who grabs your wrist with both of their hands is trying to take you someplace else. So when it comes to self protection and learning martiThe leverage based principle from Jiu Jitsu is just that. This self defeal arts, it is critical that we understand the context. That is why I focus on the base, as your first self defense move - make yourself heavy and find your root first! Once you have that, then you can do the escape maneuver. This maneuver is a leverage based principle from Jiu Jitsu that is scalable; it is a self defense technique that works for children, women, and men.
The steps are:
1. Get Into Base
2. Grab Your Fist
3. Break the Grip
4. De-Escalate

Practice it slowly at first. Just get the steps down. Then, when you feel more and more comfortable with the steps of the 2 on 1 wrist grab escape, you can have your partner raise the level of intensity of the pull. Don't forget to get into base! To be clear, the main objective is to show how to break the grip. What you do afterwards is your choice. I chose to show de-escalation, simply because I would like to have more of that image associated with martial arts training. However, if the situation calls for it, and the fight is on, keep fighting. We'll have more videos on what to do as a follow up.
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If you're ever wondering, "Where are some self defense classes near me, where I can learn this 2 on 1 wrist escape in person?" You should definitely check to see what is offered in your community. Our videos serve as a reference and an intro, to hopefully prompt you to seek out face-to-face instruction. In person instruction is the best. Make sure the martial arts school you choose is a good fit for you.
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