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How to Defend Yourself against Front Shirt Grab in Krav Maga

Learn how to defend yourself against a shirt grab from the front from Krav Maga Master Instructor Rhon Mizrachi in this Howcast video.


Defense against a shirt grab from the front with one single hand. The first thing you want to remember is that anybody that grabs you is a threat and the only way to get rid of this hand is to forget about the hand and start hitting. The quicker you hit the better your chances of disengagement become. From here, he grabs. Slow, he grabs, right away I'm going to explode into his face, knee him in the groin, and cut with an elbow across the face, opening gap. Thank you.

Please. You don't need to step. All you need to do if he grabs you, take that shoulder to the rear, bring one hand to protect your face, and the other hand directly into his face.

And. One. Again. One. Again. One, and back to your face. Again. One with an explosive punch. Again. One. One. One. Very good. We're going to hit one, bring our hand, grab his shoulder, and hit them to a knee. One, two.

Again, after that knee we're going to angle the right foot slightly off to the right to provide space for our left elbow. So don't do it for a second. We're going to go one. We're going to go two. We're going to land and cut with an elbow directly from the top. At one two three. One, two, three. Again, one, two, three. Again, let's do it all smooth, in one. One, one, two, three. Again, one. Again, one more time a little faster. Up. Again, head, up.

Please, in doubles, go grab. That's right. That would be better. Starting slow please, a couple of times slow. Again, a little quicker. One more time. One more time. Okay, thank you very much.

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