How to Defend Against a Slap Punch in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to defend yourself against a slap punch from Alliance MMA black belt Babs Olusanmokun in this Howcast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu video.

So, here we go, defense against a slap or a punch. The first variation I’m going to give you I’m barely going to touch the attacker. I’m simply going to roll onto the arm that comes at me, Okay? As I do this my hands go up. Always protect your face. Okay? So, we face off here, he throws the strike, and here we go. I slip under him, push him away. I can run. One more time. He’s going to throw that strike at me, my hands go up, here we go, BOOM, and I slip under and get out of town. Okay?

Next variation. Now we’re going to engage a little more. Okay? I’m a little more confident. He’s going to throw that hand. Okay? Boom. I’m going to jam it and move to the side.

I grab him by the waist. My leg that’s behind him is going to step between his legs. Both my legs will end up between his legs and I’m going to use my hips to throw the opponent here, here. So, my legs are encompassed by his, I adjust my hips, I squat, I squat when I stand back up, the my opponent is on my hips. At this point, just throw him over.

And that’s your defense to a slap or a punch.