Grips, Restraints, and Headlocks

Basics 6-of-6

Descriptions

This section is an attempt to define those movements considered essential in building a system adaptable to every individual. These are the foundation on which to build; and, without which, success is not assured. While the list is as complete as possible, there is bound to be some omission.

Grips

Gable/Reverse:

With your right forearm horizontal; your left hand grasps your right palm (pronate) with your left palm (supinate) forming a 90° angle. Reverse is executed by closing your right hand and reaching over with your left to grasp your right fist, this elevates your elbow making it difficult for him to grab your left forearm.

Figure Four:

Occurs when your right hand is grasping your left forearm or bicep (or reversed) and not the hand as in the Gable grip. Also used in leg locks.

Finger(s)/Reverse:

You capture a finger then maneuver it into a position that allows you to create pain or break it. Your thumb is on the side that prevents further movement of his finger away from the pressure. Fingers entail the same principles; but, with a palm to palm orientation and more than one finger captured. As soon as possible your other hand will join to maneuver into a position or help immobilize his hand. Reverse is executed by grasping the back of his hand and moving it to a position where your other hand will join to create the pain

Restraints

Folding:

Starting position: Kneeling on right knee, left knee up, his left arm is on the inside of our right arm, he is face down on the ground. Catch his left hand with the left, palm against the back of his hand, thumb on the styloid process of his ulna, fingers gripping his thumb, place the right forearm on the distal anterior portion of his humerus; fold his arm 90° on top of his back, right hand on his left shoulder, left forearm in the crook of right arm, left arm is bent 90°, left hand maintains grip on his left hand, left elbow on top of his bent elbow; right arm is bent 90°, forearm under his bent left arm, on his back; to cause pain: straighten the right arm, elevating his bent arm; to restrain, Or. To dislocate his shoulder: continue elevating his arm. If you wish to change hands while leaving him restrained, from the lock: reposition your left leg to behind his left elbow; pull his left arm, so his elbow is against your medial left shin; and pin, your left elbow, (anterior to the shin) is on top of his left elbow with your left hand applying pressure to the pin; maintaining the pin, elevate his left hand enough to extricate your right arm from the lock; replace your left hand with your right hand, thumb proximal to the posterior medial metacarpal heads (back of the hand on the last two bones near the knuckles); slide your left hand, on top of his elbow pressing down at all times, to the back of his elbow, grab the elbow with your left hand; at the same time: release pressure on his arm by lowering his left hand slightly, swing his left arm counter clockwise, bringing his elbow as close to his spine as possible; then rotate his left hand to his right scapula - or - as far as possible, to complete the pin.

Vertical:

Starting position: Kneeling on right knee, left knee up, his left arm is on the inside of our right arm, he is face down on the ground. Catch his left hand with your left, palm against the back of his hand, thumb on the styloid process of his ulna, fingers gripping his thumb, place the right forearm on the distal anterior portion of his humerus; place your right pectoral over and on left hand; press downwards to force his left shoulder to the ground; place right radius against his left elbow, pull back against elbow to restrain or break; for additional leverage place left elbow against right fist and press in to chest. Starting position: You are standing, you have his left wrist in your left hand, he is face down on the ground. Reach down and grab his left wrist with your right hand as you step forward 45° to a crossing stance with your right foot. Swing your left foot forward (facing him as he lays on the ground) and slam your left foot under his left shoulder kicking his neck with your left foot. With his arm in the air; press downwards as you reach down over your right hand with your left hand and catch his left hand. Elevate his arm so his hand is directly over his left shoulder as you press down and twist his left hand and arm clockwise so his elbow is against your left shin; bend your left knee to apply pressure on his left elbow with your shin to restrain.

Horizontal:

Starting position: He is falling onto his stomach, you have hold of his left wrist. Maintain your grip on his left arm as he goes to ground; quickly step along side of him and kneel with the right knee on the ground beside his head, shin resting on his shoulder joint; lean weight onto right shin, pull up on his left arm. Or. Kneel on his humerus just above his elbow joint and pull up on his arm.

Turn Over:

On Back. Position his right arm on right knee; step over his head with the left leg using the right leg to turn him over to his stomach; reverse right leg dropping shin on his neck as you kneel with right leg; use left hand to twist his right arm to arm lock; place his right elbow in crook of left leg for lockup.

Headlocks

Guillotine:

Executed by sliding your right Horizontal Forearm under his head to the front of his throat; your left hand grasps your right palm (both thumbs are up) with your left palm (Gable grip), then pulls straight up (to assist your right arm in the choke); continue moving jerking and dragging him around while you strangle him. A variation is to close your right hand and reach over with your left to grasp your right fist (Reverse Gable grip), this elevates your elbow making it difficult for him to grab your left forearm. A slight variation is to put his neck in the crook of your arm and apply pressure to the sides of his neck using it as a blood blocker rather than an air blocker.

Rear Naked:

Executed by sliding your right Horizontal Forearm under his head and around his neck and placing your left hand on the back of his head, with your left hand push his neck into the crook of your right arm, and grab your left bicep with your right hand (Figure Four grip). Push with your left hand against the back of his head while you squeeze his neck with your right arm (this cuts off his blood supply to the brain and can even crush his larynx and break his neck). Make sure your eyes are protected by keeping your forehead on the back of your left hand.

Cross Face:

Like the Guillotine, but much deadlier. Pull his head to waist height, then at the same time: forcefully use your right forearm to turn his head to your left to a cross face position (your right ulna tight against his cheek, under the cheek bone), you collapse your upper body onto the top of his head and upper back; your left hand Gabble grips your right hand pinning his head as tightly as possible, violently arch up with your hips (twisting your forearm) to break his neck.