How to Pinch an Attacker Effectively

Learn how to pinch an attacker effectively in this self-defense video from Howcast.

Okay so now we’re going to talk about how to pinch someone effectively in a real self defense scenario.

So, let’s say that she’s grabbing me for example, Okay? The first thing that I want to be aware is how to effectively use my fingers, like the thumb and the index are going to come together, Okay, this way and I’m going to grab, not too much, not too little either, just in the middle, so I can rotate it, Okay, I can rotate skin, Okay?

So what I’m going to do is like I’m going to go for one spot, if we move just a little bit I’ll say we can see her line, Okay? Right here, we have one spot, three fingers above and we can pinch that specific part, it’s very painful. So again, she grabs me and what I’m going to do is I’m going to pinch and I’m going to move her away, Okay? It’s very effective, again, I pinch and I move it away, so it’s like pinching and pushing, Okay?

Not only pinching, pinching and pushing, that’s if you use this as a target itself. It’s like, ‘I don’t want to do anything else, I just want to pinch someone.’ So again, it’s pinching and pushing away, so I’m going to attack her and she’s going to do the same, pinching and, after that pushing, exactly, again, pinching and pushing, nice, Okay?

But you can also use that as part of a technique. So, let’s say that I want to distract her and she’s covering herself pretty well, we are in a very close distance, I pinch and I move to the side and I can punch, Okay? Pinch her again and I can move her and punch, very important to know where you want to move that person, you have to calculate that, if I want to push her to this side, I have to pinch and pull a little bit, Okay? So I have this side and I can punch her, Okay?

So, there are some places where you can pinch, you can pinch pretty much wherever you want but there are more effective places, for example, this you can pinch, very effective, if you want to move that person to the side, you can pinch her here, Okay, very effective too if you want to move her backwards, by doing this Okay, I’m going to move her away a little bit, Okay? Then I can pinch her arm. I can even pinch her leg if I’m under, Okay, if I’m on the floor, Okay? But you need to keep that in mind, that the difference between pinching itself as a target and pinching, as part of a technique.

And that’s how you properly pinch in a self defense scenario.