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MMA Ground Fighting for Self Defense : Escape from a Headlock on the Ground

MMA Ground Fighting for Self Defense : Escape from a Headlock on the Ground


JASON JEANETTE: Hi, I’m Jason Jeanette. This
is Daniel Klapheke from Elite Martial Arts of Middle Tennessee for Expert Village. DANIEL
KLAPHEKE: This is an escape from a side headlock on the ground. There are many escapes from
this type of position, depending on the position of his body and where my arms are placed,
but in this instance, both my arms are unable to move, and I want be able to push him back
by pushing my left forearm here, bracing here and pushing him back this way. As I get into
here, I’m going to swing my left leg around across the neck, put my right over–leg over
here and clamp down. I got a good figure four. This is going to be [INDISCERNIBLE] and will
get me out of it. Okay. He will choke. But just for added bonus, I’m going to slide this
arm through, guillotine his arm this way, and I’ve also got now a cutting armbar.

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45 thoughts on “MMA Ground Fighting for Self Defense : Escape from a Headlock on the Ground

  1. thats a scarfhold defense, and all they have to do is tuck there head before you pry. Good work though, but you should address multiple defenses to scarf hold.

  2. man this worked so well on my friend when we sparred but i dont think i applied enouph pressure to the lock cause he got out 🙁

  3. this really works. i tried it on a kid at my school when we were wrestling, i didnt get the cutting arm bar or even secure my legs for the figure 4, but he didnt see it coming or knew what was going. i tried to choke him with just one leg, and he got scared and immediatly tapped out

  4. thats sick, but heres a question, after when you have him in the lock with your legs, How would that person get out of it? Can you show a video of that?

  5. @nickhall08
    Anyone can escape anything just keep trying it. You control everything that happens in the fight. Remeber that

  6. I laugh at these, as they play like there are rules in effect. Best counter is to grab the attackers sack and use a squeze, twist, and pull motion. Pretend you have 2 walnuts in your hand are trying to crack them open that way. Or a palm thrust to the sack until they give up. The other uption is to grap hold his larynx and squeze.

  7. @Robbob9933 Thats not MMA ground fighting, thats a cheap shot. Anyone can do that. Thats on the same level as pulling someone's hair. Pathetic mate, don't pretend you could do better.

  8. @1337NoobLord Pathetic is what these two are. This video is trying to demonstrate self defense techniques. In a SELF DEFENSE scenario anything goes. So ball crushing is a fair tactic so is biting, hair pulling, eye gouging, fish hooking, throat stomping. If you started a street fight with me and you get me in this position and I gave you a few nut crushers, are you going to cry no fair and want a 5 minute time out??? No you will curl up in a fetal position and hope I leave you alone.

  9. In real life… not in a contest with rules… what specifically is stopping him from poking of gouging both your eyes out in, perhaps, 3 or 4 seconds?

    Same question for punching or squeezing your testicles until you pass out from the pain? Look at your starting position… look at HIS HANDS. Look at YOUR TESTICLES AND EYES. That's a quick trip to the ER, my friend. Not insulting you, it's great art, if the other guy IS NOT "ALLOWED" by rules to get your eyes or testicles.

  10. I wonder if any of the youtube warriors who are suggesting "ball busting", "fishhoking" and "eyegouging" have ever done it in a fight with a significant success?
    I think the majority of the youtube warriors hasn't. So they should go to the nearest gym with real sparring, become students and start from the beginning. It's intimidating and it's a tough road, but you'll no longer be just a youtube warrior and there are many rewards along the way.

  11. No reputable sub grappling school would teach this, the "choke" and the armbar are both crap. Bottom guy should be using hip movement to escape or reverse or set up a real armbar.

  12. @judgerofwars My point is that the choke and armbar demonstrated here are sloppy and unlikely to work against anyone good. This doesn't even seem like real BJJ to me. Also most fights end in TKOs and decisions these days, subs are far less common than they used to be.

  13. @judgerofwars UFC 129: 5 decisions, 5 KO/TKOs, 2 Submissions. UFC 128: 7 decisions, 5 TKO/KO, O Submissions. I do watch the UFC, apparently you don't.

  14. @iceman12501 not true ufc was designed for a ring. anywhere outside a ring and life sucks. in ufc you fight on the ground. you dont want to EVER do that in a real fight because ground could mean concrete, rocks, etc. no traditional martial arts+time, effort, and not having this "i like competative fighting" addittude is the best way to go

  15. @emiller0098 No, you are wrong sir. UFC wasn't designed for ring. it was originally designed to show what martial art was best under a no rules format. Yes i said NO RULES. only eventually were rules added to make it into a legit sport. as for the "the i like to compete" mindset being somehow detrimental to training is also untrue. Competition gives you the ability to test your moves with someone who doesn't care for your safety it is an extremely beneficial tool. MMA is great.

  16. @pedro90 yet again i have to disagree. all styles of competative fighting are wrong in both style and approach. the traditional ways was to learn a martial art in order to improve skill and mentality. it was a balancing act and designed to help the person all around. traditional is best. competition fighting sucks. a fighter just trains for the next fight. a martial artist trains for life. look at the watered down "no rules" ring version of muay boran: muay thai. ruined the martial art.

  17. @emiller0098 Sir what you just said is absolutely falacious about are art. I did chinese gung-fu for many years before transitioning to MMA. 1.) people who train in Martial arts to compete are no way less interested in improving them through martial arts as any other system. 2.) competitive martial arts allows you to pressure test what works and what doens't constantly. versus traditional that does not. 3.) MMA IS TMA. they just have more systems combined into one.

  18. @emiller0098 i don't know what tapout tools you ran into, but that is not how competitive martial artist think or train. how are they all wrong? what is wrong with the idea of combining multiple systems in your training, or competing to pressure test your abilities. no disrespect but its obvious you know very little about competitve martial arts other then what you have seen on tv or heard. Judo, boxing, BJJ, even karatekas all train there buts off and have to do what we do. its def. effective.

  19. @pedro90 icite as my source what occured whith muay boran. it was used to create a the ring style martial art muay thai. less effective martial arts soully designed for the ring. look up Donnie B. online here. he talks about it all the time. also olympic taekwondo in both my and 6th dan blackbelt Doug johnson's opinion has hurt traditional taekwondo. only form competions have helped a martial art. all the others water it down. these are only two examples.

  20. @emiller0098 and i cite that you are wrong on your history. muay boran had a lower base stance, and the inclusion of headbutts and groin shots to there arsenal of attacks. that hardly considers it less effective. muay thai was never written down on paper to be some new breed of sports entertainment. In the 1920's muay boran rules were changed to allow more acceptance in the west.as such, more those two dirty tactics were removed. thai was born.

  21. @emiller0098 what has hurt TKD the most is no where neer the olympics. the use of money hungry Mcdojos making tkd the poster boy of commercialized martial arts is what has hurt tkd the most. TKD was not even put into the olympics until the year 2000. thats hardly enough time for it to just become watered down- as you put it. it has for the most part always been a primary kicking system as Korean's believed hands to be too valuable to risk damaging.

  22. @emiller0098 traditional tkd wasn't even established until the 1950's with the unified governments of korea. I don't understand why many martial artists have this idea that 400 years ago there were these pai mei like masters who could rip hearts out and kill with a single palm strike, and yet somehow we just chose to forget all of that over what looks cool. if anything martial arts has gotten much better because we have begun to weed out untrue claims and legends past down for centuries.

  23. @pedro90 muay boran also had better follow throughs and different styled kicks. different from the ring styled kicks. specifically the round. yet again i cite donnie b. for that. as for taekwondo, remember, martial arts are generational. and the point style fight HAS hurt it. for that i cite 6th dan blackbelth in tkd and hapkido, doug johnson of mul sul kwon. i also agree that those setting up "mcdojos" as you very accurately phrased it has hurt the art.

  24. @pedro90 the side kick is a prime example, if you dont touch with it immediatly they pull it back too quick. wrong! as far as the history of taewondo, it had a background for several hundred years before the war. but most of the stuff they used can still be found in more traditional, respected schools. as far as the ancient techniques, alot of that is based on the cocept of dim mak which is another disgushin all together. but i personally believe its a load of crap.

  25. @pedro90 but well argued sir. i dont think either of us shall change the opinion of the other. so, respectfully agree to disagree? 🙂

  26. I'm 15 and I'm here because Mi big brother always puts me in a headlock, a serious one at that, so I'd like to see him after I reverse him and put HIM in a lock.

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