Most martial arts and self-defense students are taught how to defend against things like punches, grabs, kicks, and even weapon attacks. But what about attacks like a pin on the wall – where he’s pushed you up and pinned you against a wall, car, or other obstacle – where your attacker uses your surroundings as a tool to attack?
While this article cannot teach you everything you need to know about escaping the exact attack you may be in, it does provide some very powerful strategies and tactics that you can use to turn the tables on him during one of these very dangerous attacks can turn around. types. So if you think this is something to add to your toolbox of techniques then read on.
If not, then this article is definitely not for you.
I am assuming that if you are still reading you would like to learn how to deal with this very common type of attack.
And before I describe some of the strategies and tactics I want to give you for surviving a wall pin attack, I want to talk about something else you must never forget. OK?
Thing is, you can never forget that a self-defense situation is never like a class training session? That means many of the “invisible aspects” of your class – things like:
4) Your partner’s intent to actually harm you, and even…
5) The large, open area of the training area
Will usually be just the opposite of what you’re used to!
You must be very aware of these realities that exist in the world of self defense but are not typically an issue in the field of sports karate and mixed martial arts. Make sure your training reflects these realities if you really want to learn how to defend yourself.
What does that have to do with the topic of this article?
And the answer is… EVERYTHING!
Your attacker is not an idiot. He will do whatever it takes to ensure he has the best advantage in the situation. He’s there to win, not to see which of you is the better fighter!
And this is where the wall pin comes into play.
This is where your attacker grabs or shoves you in some way and shoves you face-first or backwards against a wall, and then continues to put their body weight on you to make sure you have nowhere to go.
At this moment, if you want to effectively escape and turn things around, you’ll need to think outside the box.
That being said, here are a few strategies and tactics that can be used to get out of this dangerous situation:
1) Use the wall itself as leverage. Apply leverage against the stability of the wall to increase your own strength and push back your attacker. This could give you a full escape on one hand, but just enough room to get a punch or kick at him on the other.
2) Move sideways ALONG the wall. Remember he’s pushing you “into” the wall. If you can remember that he didn’t lock you in from all sides, you can use the openings on your left and right as escape routes. Once free, you can use your traditional punching, kicking, or grappling skills.
3) Use deception. If you hit the wall, pretend the impact was way worse than it really is, using your best breakfall and reception skills to minimize the damage. Relax as if you were stunned or knocked unconscious. Then, when he’s adjusted to your apparent condition and the fact that he’s now carrying your dead weight, strike out and take the fight to him!
Remember that effective self-defense takes into account that you WILL be the underdog – that your attacker will have the upper hand – and that it will NOT be “fair”. So you have to overcome the sick feeling of “fair play” and flat out wrong information being passed around in self defense by poor instructors with no real world experience whatsoever!
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