How to Escape being Pinned to the Floor

Learn how to escape being pinned to the floor in this self-defense video from Howcast.

Okay, so now we’re going to speak about how to escape from being pinned on the floor. So, we’re going to be on the floor, she’s going to be laying down, and I’m going to be on top of her. And what I’m going to do is, I’m going to grab both of her hands. That is one of the worst case scenarios. But how to avoid that. First look in the mirror and imagine that she has a mirror on her hand. She’s going to look in the mirror.

So she’s going to secure position by putting the hand this way, under my hand, and at the same time she’s going to put her knee on my tummy, that way I can not keep moving forward. She has that control. And after she does that, she’s going to put the other foot on my hip and she’s going to pull at the same time that she’s moving my hand away.

Okay, we’re going to repeat that, step by step. Very important, the first part is look in the mirror. That’s going to create this motion. If I let it go, for whatever reason, she can trap my ear and do an ear pull and escape that way. But imagine that I keep grabbing her. Look in the mirror, secure position and now, she puts her knee here and the other leg comes here. And at the same time that she moves these away, she pushes with her leg, this is very important to use your leg.

So that’s one way that you can escape from being pinned by an attacker.